Fragrances are a wide world full of endless choices. Freshening your perfume set for fall/winter 2020 is a joyous, yet challenging, task, especially if you are inviting a couple of new scents to your collection. Therefore, Pouted lifestyle magazine presents you 12 of the hottest, trendy fall and winter fragrances for men in 2020. Our selections are inspired by user ratings on renowned websites such as Fragrantica and Sephora, along with reliable perfume lists as Forbes’s best fall fragrances for men 2019.
Bel Ami is a classic perfume that was first launched in 1968, yet no one gets bored with it. The rich leathery fragrance of Hermès comprises top notes of mandarin, sage, bergamot, lemon, and cardamom, medium notes of carnation, jasmine, patchouli, cedar, orris roots, and basil, along with base notes of leather, coconut, vanilla, amber, and oakmoss.
Aventus is a strong masculine perfume with a combination of earthy and woodsy scents that have been enchanting gentlemen and ladies since 2010, when released, till today. It is a rich fragrance of fruity, sweet, leather, smoky, woody accords. With its high fruity and sweet accents, it is more suitable for fall rather than winter. Aventus has bergamot, black currant, pineapple, and apple as top notes, birch, patchouli, rose, and Moroccan jasmine in the heart, and ends up with a base of musk, oakmoss, vanilla, and ambergris.
Fragrantica 4.4, Nordstorm 4.8
It is a warm and spicy fragrance with sweet gourmands scent. The trendy Tobacco Vanilla of Tom Ford has key notes of tobacco leaf, ginger, and cocoa. And with a rich base of dried fruits and wood notes, it is quite an addition to any perfume set, especially for fall. It is a unisex fragrance that numerous men and women have been into since its release in 2007.
Fragrantica 4.2, Sephora 4.4
Another perfect perfume for fall 2019 is iconic Terre d’Hermès, meaning earth of Hermes. It has top citrus notes of orange and grapefruit, a heart of pepper and pelargonium, and a base of patchouli, cedar, vetiver, and benzoin. The fragrance is long-lasting and of moderate to heavy sillage.
The oriental, woody composition of Spicebomb appeared in 2012 to be the men equivalent of the renowned Flowerbomb that was released in 2005. The rich, powerful scent consists of citrus top notes, spicy heart notes of saffron, cinnamon, and paprika, then comes a base of vetiver, tobacco, and leather. It is indeed a scent to warm you in the cold season. Spicebomb is of heavy sillage and high longevity.
Sephora 4.7, Fragrantica 4.1
Another trendy perfume from Tom Ford for fall/winter 2020 is Oud Wood. It is a unisex fragrance of woody, spicy, oud, and aromatic main accords. Oud wood is layered with notes of oud, Brazilian rosewood, cardamom, Sichuan pepper, sandalwood, vanilla, and amber. It is a hard-to-forget, distinctive mixture of earthy and woodsy scents.
Fragrantica 4.4, Sephora 4.4
As Forbes well put it, with Acqua di Gio, you “think fall but on the coast”. It is a balanced composition of citrus and bold marine accords. The citrus top notes include orange, mandarine, bergamot, lemon, along with jasmine and neroli. The heart is loaded with aquatic scents, floral notes of cyclamen, rose, violet, and freesia, and spicy touches of coriander and rosemary. Then comes a woodsy aromatic base of amber, white musk, patchouli, and cedar. The breezy fragrance is of moderate sillage and longevity.
Fragrantica 3.9, Sephora 4.8
Alien Man Eau de Toilette is one of the latest released fragrances. It showed up in 2018 to be the male version of Alien. Masculine Alien is a loud, seductive scent with fresh tones. The main accords of the composition are spicy, aromatic, green, woody, musky with floral tones. Beech, dill, anise, lavender, lemon, and mint are there as top notes, while the heart is of leather, cashmere wood, osmanthus, geranium, and pepper. The base has notes of white musk and vanilla.
Fragrantica 3.3/5, Parfumo 6.6/10
It is a unisex oriental fragrance that was launched in 2015 and has grown quite a trendy option for fall and winter. The balsamic, leathery, spicy perfume comprises top notes of black pepper, saffron, and black tea, middle notes of Chinese osmanthus, coffee, myrrh, and leather, base notes of olibanum, styrax, sandalwood, juniper berries, and copaiba balm. It is an ideal choice if you are looking for a powerful, long-lasting, spicy scent of heavy sillage.
Y Eau de Parfum is a new, 2018 version of Y fragrance. It is a strong and deep, yet fresh, composition of aromatic, spicy, herbal, fruity, woody, and green accords. Actually, it is a fragrance for the whole year, not just fall. The perfume is included in Forbes’s list of the best fall fragrances for men in 2019. Y Eau de Parfum is constructed upon a base of vetiver, cedar, amber wood, tonka bean, and olibanum. The heart is of sage, juniper berries, and geranium. As top notes, there are bergamot, ginger, and apple.
Sephora 4.7, Fragrantica 4
Identified mainly as a fall/winter fragrance on Fragrantica, Jazz Club has top notes of pink pepper, neroli, and lemon. The middle notes include rum, java vetiver oil, and clary sage. And finally, there is the irresistible combination of tobacco leaves, styrax, and vanilla, forming the base of the fragrance. The fragrance has moderate sillage and high longevity that a spray of it makes you smell and feel fresh all day.
Fragrantica 4.1, Sephora 4.6
Dior released Sauvage Eau de Toilette for men recently in 2018 as a new version of the original, 2015 Sauvage. It is a perfume that can accompany you all over the year, not only in fall and winter. The fragrance consists of powerful accords, spicy, amber, aromatic, citrus, and floral. It has a vanilla, and ambroxan base; in the heart are lavender, Sichuan pepper, star anise, and nutmeg. The top note is bergamot. It is a long-lasting perfume of moderate to heavy sillage.
Sephora 4.8, Fragrantica 3.9