Published on November 16th, 2014 | by The Perfume Expert
Best Mens Cologne For Winter 2014
Winter scents are warm & inviting, but the best mens cologne for Winter are those that tickle the senses and make magic happen!
Below is my top recommended colognes for men this holiday season where the top trends include essences of dark Rose, frosted Winter fruits, opulent orientals, and spirited scents that remind us of happy hour!
Normally reserved for women’s perfume, Rose is a traditional scent used to create many fragrances. But the Rose scent this season is dark, deep, and velvety, adding a distinctive masculine edge to the usual delicate floral.
This is certainly a manly Rose scent!
The best representation of a manly Rose scent is Chanel Egoïste. A warm spicy Rose scent that is sophisticated and rich. This scent is for a man who gravitates to more traditional colognes and would make a great scent for romantic candle-lit dinners and nights in front of the roaring fire.
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Another rose-laden scent is Francis Kurkdjian’s Lumiere Noire Pour Homme. This phenomenal scent is like a spicy rose! A genius combination of nothing but velvety Rose, Green Patchouli, aromatic Artemisia, and spicy Cinnamon & Caraway.
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The result is something that is fresh and floral yet spicy and masculine. The first romantic rose scent that suits the manliest of men!
Frosted Winter Fruits
Fruity scents are always popular but when the weather turns colder, more frosted fruits and darker berries become more present in colognes. Ripe Blackberries, Cherries, or seasonal Plum and Fig become accent fruits in many Winter colognes.
These frosted fruit scents are mature and refined. They are warm and inviting and make a great casual cologne for the colder seasons. Or a great classic cologne for the office.
A nice example of a Winter fruit scent is John Varvatos by John Varvatos.
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Adding even more warmth is inviting Sandalwood and glowing Amber. But it’s not all deep and rich, vibrant notes of Lime, Coriander, Tamarind, Fig Leaf, Sage, and Cedar add a brightness to the scent to prevent it from being too sweet.
An alternative is a unique and regal scent featuring dark ripe Blackberries and foresty nuances called Jubilation by Amourage.
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This one-of-a-kind cologne is filled with a host of festive notes. Not only does it feature ripe Blackberries, but also middle eastern Oud Wood, with fragrant Myrrh and Frankincense. This oriental combination makes for an atmospheric scent that is timeless and sentimental.
Oriental colognes are a Winter staple! Their exotic spiciness are like Christmas in a bottle! But this year rare and unique notes are added to the traditional oriental scents making them even sexier and more mysterious.
These scents are for those who like it hot! Sexy, captivating, and bold!
The perfect example of a modern day oriental is Viktor & Rolf’s Spicebomb. This is an explosive mix of hot Chili Pepper, spicy dry Vetiver, smoky Tobacco, sweet Saffron, Pink Pepper, and rich Leather! All on a traditional oriental base of rich resins (Elemi) and spicy Cinnamon.
This cologne is for the risk taker and for the man who likes to be the center of attention!
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A more sophisticated version of an oppulent oriental is Tom Ford’s Oud Wood. Oud Wood is a trendy note right now that adds a unique earthy note to oriental fragrances and no one does it better than Tom Ford.
Although Tom Ford’s Oud Wood is certainly a statement it still maintains a high level of sophistication and maturity. Perfect for a holiday party or to ring in the new year in style!
One of the most exciting new trends for Winter 2014 are scents inspired by our favorite drinks! Sweet Rum, smoky Whiskey, rich Cognac, and aromatic Gin! But don’t worry, you won’t smell like a cocktail lounge, these are refined scents for those who like to think outside the box!
The perfect spirited scent is Calvin Klein’s Encounter. A rich and intoxicating combo of sweet Rum, Smoky Whiskey, and warm spices. Earthy Oud Wood & green Patchouli and more traditional notes of cozy Musk, vibrant Orange, and sensuous Jasmine keep this scent from smelly too boozy.
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And to save the best for last, cult-favorite brand By Kilian has created one of the most intoxicating and decadent boozy scent appropriately called Straight to Heaven! But this ain’t no saintly scent, this is a sexy, devious indulgence.
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Sweet Rum & Vanilla surrounded by fragrant Cedar and green Patchouli that smells like a walk through a forest! Combined with warm Nutmeg, Dried Fruits, inviting Musk, glowing Amber, and sultry Jasmine to draw you in and hold you close.
This is one mesmerizing scent!
I hope you enjoyed this list of my most recommended Winter scents for 2014!
Whether you are drawn to romantic rose, frosted berries, exotic orients, or boozy delights; whatever your fragrant choice is this Winter, the holiday season is the best time of the year to purchase a new scent and also the best time to purchase a unique and personal gift for a loved one.