Now summer is drawing in, you may want to replace those floral and light notes from a fragrance for ones offering deeper, warmer and woodier notes, perfect for autumn. These five fragrances listed below all include wood base notes and their own concoction of middle and top notes, the entire collection a perfect compliment to the most beautiful season.
Roaster Sport – Cartier
Roaster Sport – Cartier
Roaster Sport is the successor of the Roadster edition and has been very successful since it’s release in late 2009. The base notes consist of a strong mix of black pepper and Guaiac wood with a hint of Patchouli. Intensifying the scent further, middle notes of sage and rosemary eventually give way to sweeter top notes of mandarin, bergamot and African Orange flower. Over all, this woody and aromatic fragrance offers a pleasant warmth, a perfect match for the season.
London – Burberry
Burberry created this masculine fragrance to celebrate their 150th anniversary. It’s an extremely popular choice due to its versatility and longevity. Strong base notes of tobacco leaf, oakmoss, guaiac wood and opoponax give this scent depth and warmth, whilst the mix of mimose and leather add strength. At the top end of the fragrance, lavender, bergamot and cinnamon notes inject a touch of sweetness, rounding this off as a scent resembling a gingerbread man walking through pine woodlands.
Obsession For Men – Calvin Klein
This fragrance needs no introduction, being as popular now as it was throughout the last two decades. Warm base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, benzoin, vanilla and amber set the way for a citrus explosion of tangerine, grapefruit, lime and bergamot top notes. Lavender, nut, coriander and warm cinnamon are at the fragrance’s heart, a spicier selection that will suit any occasion.
1 Million – Paco Rabanne
1 Million has a version for both sexes, and although some say the male version is effeminate, women love the scent on men, even preferring and buying the male version for themselves. Top notes of blood orange, grapefruit, mint, cinnamon, rose and light leather are fused with white wood, patchouli and amber, creating a sexy warm sweet fragrance – the perfect potion for wooing the ladies.
Herrera For Men – Carolina Herrera
This last fragrance is masculine, musky, and according to women, very sexy. Woody base notes of sandalwood, tobacco and ambergris are fused with cloves, clover and geranium, giving it gentle floral tones. Top notes of rosemary, lemon, lavender and neroli finish it off as a masculine but subtle fragrance just right for autumn and even winter.
I hope these five fragrances have inspired some thought into experimenting and trying different scents, breaking the hold a lot of men have relying on one brand. There are four seasons and an endless mix of mens fragrances out there to compliment Mother Nature’s own miasma of scents.