Ah, the days when you can begin to smell the winter in the air! Fall is my favorite season – all about warmth and pumpkin spice, and as it gives way to chilly winter nights, something just shifts inside you. If you live somewhere where it snows, you probably aren’t a fan, but you won’t deny how everything just pops when that white sheet covers the earth. It is the most wonderful time of the year, as Santa would agree!
To complement this season of furs and coats, you need to do away with the fresh and fruity scents of the summer and find yourselves some of the best men’s colognes for fall and winter. We are talking warm, woodsy scents, spicy oriental florals and fragrances that smell like a cozy fireside chat on a cold December night.
Best Men’s Cologne for Fall and Winter 2020
Here is a list of colognes trending for fall and winter 2020, to help you make a hot statement on cold days:
|No||Best Mens Cologne for Fall and Winter 2020||Longetivity||Qty||Ratings||Price|
|1||Polo Red By Ralph Lauren||5 Hours||6.7 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|2||Yves Saint Laurent||8 Hours||3.3 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|3||Carolina Herrera Prive||6 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|4||Thierry Mugler||7 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|5||TOM FORD Tobacco||12 Hours||1.7 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|6||Giorgio Armani Emporio||8 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|7||Polo Red Extreme||8 Hours||4.2 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|8||John Varvatos Vintage||5 Hours||4.2 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|9||MONTBLANC Individuel||7 Hours||2.5 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|10||Hugo Boss BOTTLED||5 Hours||3.3 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
1. Polo Red by Ralph Lauren for Men
The polo range homes a diverse range of fragrances for all four seasons and events. The polo red is, sweet and warm with the right amount of spice that feels fuzzy and intense. Top notes of citrus and cranberry launch the scent with a fruity fragrance, feeling sharp and sugary. The citrus comes from red grapefruit in all its winter glory, with a hint of lemon. The bright cranberry notes feel wonderfully tart. Under the three fruity notes, The base’s amber begins to bloom early on, mounting the warmth from the get-go. Adding to the redness, red saffron and red sage emerge as middle notes, rounding the scent off into a spicy floral. The base notes carry a hint of coffee with woodsy notes, allowing the fragrance to develop into a warm affair as it settles.
The polo red lasts an entire day with a mild refresh and its projection is suited for casual as well as formal wear. It is a great men’s perfume for fall and winter.
|Head Notes||Italian cedrat, Red grapefruit and Red Cranberry|
|Heart Notes||Lavandin, Red Saffron and Red Sage|
|Base Notes||Amber, Redwood and Coffee berry|
|Longevity||Up to 5 hours|
2. Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’Homme
The Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’Homme is another fragrance that marks a tight spot in men’s fall and winter collection for 2020. L’Homme is a straight to the point woody oriental scent that gives off as an upscale, fine-dining vibe. The fragrance opens on a citrusy spice note, drawing from the top note’s bergamot and cardamom. The lavender and cedar from the middle notes tendril even as the top notes build on the skin, bridging the top and middle into a glorious harmony. There is a hint of sweet in here that is perfect for warm nights. The base notes are immaculately masculine, with amber, vetiver and coumarin forming a cozy foundation for the fragrance. This is one of the best men’s cologne according to women that is affordable and inexpensive too. It is perfect to sit and snuggle by a fireplace with your date, but as wearable for a casual lunch.
|Head Notes||Cardamom, Bergamot|
|Heart Notes||Lavender, Cedarwood|
|Base Notes||Amber, Coumarin, Vetiver|
|Longevity||Up to 8 hours|
3. Carolina Herrera Prive Eau de Toilette Spray for Men
Carolina Herrera Prive is a flavourful warm oriental scent, loaded with a spicy and leathery foundation. While a middle note of whiskey shines throughout the scent, it draws from top notes of citrusy grapefruit, lavender and other spices and herbs that form a melodious accord that shines through fall evenings, making this fragrance one of the best men’s cologne for winter 2020. The dry down of leather with a sweet hint of tonka is sophisticatedly mannish, marrying the whiskey note to forge a scent that subtly sexy.
The Carolina Herrera Prive is one of those winter scents that comes off wonderfully in springtime as well, but it truly rocks its potentially during fall and winter months. This one, however, is not an all-rounder and a little too boozy for summer. For the remaining year, it is a versatile scent that works equally well for work or pleasure.
|Head Notes||Lavender, Grapefruit, Sage, Red Thyme and Cardamom|
|Base Notes||Leather, Tonka and Benzoin|
|Longevity||Up to 6 hours|
4. Thierry Mugler Eau de Toilette Spray
With the Thierry Mugler’s Angel Men Pure Havane, our list takes a leap towards a gourmand oriental scent, drawing from notes of cherry, honey, cocoa, vanilla and tobacco. Its connoisseurs may have been few, only those looking for a versatile tobacco scent, but this scent is a keeper for this fall and right on-trend.
Opening notes of sweet cherry and fresh tobacco leaves come through with balance as the scent is applied, reminiscing of cherry pipe tobacco. Through the middle, a honeyed tobacco note emerges, enveloping the surroundings with a sweetness that complements the crisp winter air. As the fragrance dries down, a hot chocolate note emerges that beautiful in its rawness, countering the sweetness in the dry down and merging well with the patchouli and tobacco in the final notes.
The Angel Men Pure Havane is a dream scent for connoisseurs of many a variety of tobacco, and is one of the best smelling perfumes for men.
|Head Notes||Fresh tobacco leaves, Cherry notes|
|Heart Notes||Honeyed tobacco accord, Vanilla notes|
|Base Notes||Patchouli, Bitter Cacao|
|Longevity||Up to 7 hours|
5. TOM FORD Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum
Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille is another gourmand oriental, spicy fragrance drawing from notes of tobacco. Describing the opening as an intoxicatingly dark and sweet does little to define what this scent is capable of. The vanilla, tobacco, and spice notes come through gloriously, granting this fragrance a seat on the table of top men’s cologne of 2020. The vanilla and tobacco battle each other out for what grounds this scent, hitting a balance on the palate.
As the scent dries down, the woody notes begin to develop along with the warm dry fruit accords, toying towards the scent’s gourmand streak. The coffee and tonka are still visible as the scent settles, and the base notes complement the winter mood in all its cozy fashion.
If this heart-stealing combination was not enough, the Tobacco Vanille lasts an entire winter day without the need for a touch-up. This scent will last through all your daily meetings, and still, come to greet you as you sit down for a casual dinner. Need we say anymore?
|Head Notes||Tobacco leaf, Spices|
|Heart Notes||Tonka bean, Tobacco flower, Vanilla, Cocoa|
|Base Notes||Dry fruit accords, Woody notes|
|Longevity||Up to 12 hours|
6. Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani
The Giorgio Armani Stronger With You is a lovely semi oriental composition that draws from many a spice to mark its territory among the best men’s perfumes for fall. Top notes of cardamom, pink pepper, mint and violet leaf are fresh yet warm, opening the scent to a crisp start. As the spice settles, you get some of the favorite fruits but spiced up for the much-needed warmth in winter. Sage and cinnamon dance on the tune of melon and pineapple, hinting a fougere yet steering clear of it just as the middle notes begin to settle. Base notes of amber wood, vanilla and chestnut ground the scent like the most delicious latte on a winter evening, firmly making it the oriental it is.
What’s better is that Stronger Than You is a scent stronger than many on the proverbial shelf, and this lasts and entire workday, making it perfect for work and formal meetings.
|Head Notes||Cardamom, Pink Pepper, Violet leaf, Mint|
|Heart Notes||Sage, Lavender, Melon, Pineapple, Cinnamon|
|Base Notes||Chestnut, Vanilla, Amberwood|
|Longevity||Up to 8 hours|
7. Polo Red Extreme by Ralph Lauren for Men
Another one in the Polo’s range, the Red Extreme is distinct from the Polo Red in many a note. The Polo Extreme is an oriental woody fragrance with some fiery, addictive and dark notes. True to the tunes of peak winter, the headnote of this fragrance is primarily a delicious blood orange, with a hint of grapefruit that holds the citrus in the notes together. A middle note of coffee is aromatically warm and reminds of a favorite chocolate flavor, yet the scent rightly shies away from sweeter notes. The simplistic ebony as the dark base note grounds the scent and makes the Polo Extreme, at heart, one of the best woody men’s cologne.
Extreme can last up to 8 hours and is a characteristic scent that once you start wearing, you won’t be able to put down and use its versatility to pick you up in formal and casual winter settings.
|Head Notes||Blood Orange|
|Base Notes||Ebony Wood|
|Longevity||Up to 8 hours|
8. John Varvatos Vintage Men’s Cologne Spray
John Varvatos Vintage is another winter’s men’s scent that is fresh, yet perfectly suited for the winter season. Its top notes are that fresh soapy flute that is a men’s classic. Vintage draws from its fresh juniper top notes for this effect, while using a combination of more subtle accords of santolina, bergamot, lavender, basil and an underpinned moss. Middle notes of patchouli, balsam fir, and orris savon darken this fragrance and intensify the scent before it gets too cool for the winter, skirting the scent to a more floral territory. Base notes of tonka, tobacco and suede play around with the multitude of accords in the scent and finally pin it into the woodsy aromatic category as it dries down.
Vintage, in vintage fashion, is reminiscent of some classic scents with a soapy yet earthy aroma and best suited to formal wear. With a slight refresh, the fragrance lasts throughout the workday.
|Head Notes||Juniper berries, Santolina and White lavender|
|Heart Notes||Fir Balsam, Patchouli and Jasmine|
|Base Notes||Tobacco, Tonka Beans and Suede|
|Longevity||Up to 5 hours|
9. MONTBLANC Individuel Eau de Toilette
The Mont Blanc Individuel is a fall complement to the line’s Legend, which is more suited for the summer months. Individuel is masculine gourmand drawing from raspberry for a sweeter tone as it dries down, smelling wonderful for hours.
Opening notes are fresh and spicy, with hints of floral and fruit that does not by any means overwhelm despite the many components. The floral middle notes of the scent carry crisp over the winter air, with the orange blossom, coming through as a characteristic note of the scent. The base is decidedly dark and masculine, drawing from dark chocolate, oakmoss, vetiver, vanilla, patchouli, musk and other woodsy notes that merge harmoniously with the raspberry.
This dark yet sweet fragrance complements spring as much as it complements fall but falls just below the mark for colder winters. If you are searching a signature scent among the best men’s cologne for fall alone, this is a unique fragrance that is deeply masculine.
|Head Notes||Rosemary, Pineapple, Coriander, Cinnamon, Lavender|
|Heart Notes||Orange Blossom, Violet, Jasmine, Geranium|
|Base Notes||Vetiver, Oakmoss, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Raspberry, Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Sandalwood|
|Longevity||Up to 7 hours|
10. Hugo Boss BOTTLED Eau de Toilette
Bottled by Hugo Boss is a warm fruity scent perfect for August afternoons, reminiscent of grandma’s pie. Head notes of apple, bergamot and cinnamon speak of fall evenings with warm desserts. Floral middle notes don’t take away the gourmand influence of the fragrance, rather mix well as the clove resonated with the spices of the top. Woodsy base notes anchor the scent and a slight vanilla finish that gives you the fuzzies.
Bottled is suitable for both spring and fall, reminding you of changing seasons as it projects. This is one of the best men’s cologne in cold season, suitable for semi-formal meetings.
|Head Notes||Apple, Bergamot, Cinnamon|
|Heart Notes||Tagete, Geranium, Clove|
|Base Notes||Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Olivewood|
|Longevity||Up to 5 hours|
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These warm and woodsy scents all carry a healthy helping of spice and draw from some of the most fabulous fruits and florals that complement the colder months. These colognes are best for offices, parties and family time. Ranging from fresh to cozy, the fragrances we enthusiastically list among the best men’s colognes for fall and winter are deep, dark and versatile. These trending scents bundle up like your favorite winter scarf, so don’t be surprised if you keep going back for these even as the cold withers.