We are just a few weeks out from the first official day of winter and even though most places are experiencing the usual drop in temperature and winter accumulations already, I thought that I’d put forth some cold winter fragrance options for the months ahead. Winter is a special time in the world of cologne for me, even though I can’t stand the weather, I love all of the scents that I get to wear during this part of the year that simply don’t work in the hotter months. Lots of gourmands, spices, woods, and more masculine scents. Less citrus and almost no aquatics in sight. I want to present 10 or so fragrances that happen to work really well when the weather turns and the air is crisp. Not a complete list by any means but it is a great place to start.
A*MEN Eau De Toilette By Thierry Mugler Refillable Rubber Spray, 3.4 Fl. Oz.
The most popular Thierry Mugler fragrance for men. It is strong, long-lasting, and gourmand sweet. It’s profile during the winter is really great, just go light with the sprays. Powerful stuff. Top Thierry Mugler Colognes
Armani Code Profumo– Code Profumo is a more recent addition to the world of fragrance. This scent is magnificent flanker to the original Armani Code and even better in my opinion. Smooth, sexy, and warm this Armani cologne is a sure fire winner. My Code Profumo Review
Kouros Body by Yves Saint Laurent Men’s Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 oz
A sweet cologne with a spicy kick to it. Kouros Body is not a heavy fragrance but one that performs very well in the cold weather. Eucalyptus and incense are two of its notes that give it its beautiful aroma. My review
212 Vip by Carolina Herrera Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce
212 VIP for men by Carolina Herrera is a bold and sexy nightlife cologne for the wintertime. It’s fresh, slightly spicy, boozy with a vodka note, and a nice bit of citrus. Quickly becoming one of my go to scents for the party scene. 212 VIP Cologne Review
Pi By Givenchy For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3 Ounces
A sweet blend of vanilla and almond with underlying notes of cedar, rosemary, and mandarin to give it a dash of woodsy and citrus flavor. Pi is another very good option for those who enjoy vanilla (along with Le Male and Opium) and is best served for use in winter. Longevity is pretty hit or miss. Top Givenchy Scents
Thierry Mugler Eau de Toilette Spray, Angel Men Pure Havane, 3.4 Ounce
Pure Havane is a beautiful mixture of masculine sweetness featuring notes of tobacco leaf, honey, amber, and bitter cocoa. Havane is like a fine cigar dipped in honey and sugar with a helping of chocolate. Completely warm and gourmand and awesome. Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler Review
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Fluid Ounce
1 Million is another night life all-star. This Paco Rabanne scent has become wildly popular but it also smells wonderful and lasts a long time. This one is loud and energetic. 1 Million Review
L’homme Yves Saint Laurent By Yves Saint Laurent For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3-Ounces
A great everyday wear for the man who carries himself with a sense of confidence and maturity. It is a moderate fragrance that works well from the boardroom to an evening spent out (L’Homme Nuit is another option). L’Homme Review
Versace Eros Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Fluid Ounce
A warm and sensual scent from Versace. This one has a layered richness to it with hints of vanilla and cocoa to it. A rather strong fragrance, so don’t overdo Eros, but for what it is Eros can be great in the winter. Read my full review
Dirty English – 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Men
This is a fantastic option for guys who are on a budget and want a cologne that isn’t ambiguous but wholly masculine. Dirty English has a great energy to it and is a fragrance that really pops. The leather and wood notes in this are quite unique in this and actually do smell great.
There you have it, some of the best winter weather colognes out there today. Obviously, there are many more great colognes and I could rattle off ten more but I think this should suffice for now. This list has enough variety to satisfy almost any taste or budget and get you started on the right path.