Fall is a time when you can make the most of the incoming cool weather and experiment with spicy accords blended with fresh florals. In such a time of seasonal change, your cologne needs to follow. Looking for earthy tones and rich accords will bring you to some beautiful fall colognes. In this article, we have gathered together our current favorite fragrances for men to wear this autumn.
Best Men’s Fall Colognes & Fragrances
Whether you are looking for an intense evening cologne filled with leathery notes and spicy blends or a more invigorating daytime fragrance, there is something for you.
In our opinion, these are the current best autumn fragrances for men of all ages and personalities.
1. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
One of the Private Blend scents, Tobacco Vanille is an exquisite warm fragrance that is ideal for when the weather starts getting cooler.
While this is a unisex scent, it does lean slightly towards the masculine wearer. It is rich, spicy, and incredibly comforting.
Tobacco and vanilla are combined with Tonka bean, spicy, and woody notes. Tobacco Vanille is a luxurious and opulent fragrance for men who are sophisticated and gracious.
It offers incredible projection which makes it great for times where you need to stand out. Owing to the longevity of the scent, Tobacco Vanille is a good choice for wearers who need something that will take them from day to night.
2. Versace Blue Dylan
If you are a gentleman that loves a rich aroma then Versace Blue Dylan might make an excellent addition to your fragrance collection. It is a heady blend of fresh notes that melt into a warming, musky base.
What makes Blue Dylan so perfect for fall is the contrast in its composition. Just like the weather will contrast between warm and cool, the notes follow this pattern. It embodies everything about the season and delivers it in a masculine, intoxicating fragrance.
Blue Dylan is an extremely versatile scent that can be worn either day or night. If you are after a fall signature, this could be where you end up.
3. Molton Brown Black Pepper
Black Pepper by Molton Brown is a truly outstanding fragrance; there isn’t much you can say about it that does it justice.
It is a woody, spicy fragrance that is adventurous, daring, and bold. Black Pepper is the ideal fall perfume for men who want to make a statement.
It comes in a classy, simple bottle but what is inside is anything but. The opening of caraway and bergamot is a taste of the heady contrasts that are to come. At the heart, we find coriander, violet leaf, and ginger.
The warm base of patchouli and oakmoss will power through the day with just a few sprays. Black Pepper is a dominant scent that does not go unnoticed.
4. Joop Homme
Joop Homme was released in 1989 but it stands as a firm favorite for many men today. This is a playful and vibrant fragrance that works excellently for the younger gentleman. The wearer is someone with a care-free attitude and zest for life.
Joop is a warm Oriental Fougere fragrance that is perfect for those cooler autumn afternoons. It boasts an intoxicating scent but isn’t overpowering or sickening. With a light projection, Joop is a great choice for an everyday scent.
It blends orange blossom with bergamot and lemon at the head moving into a heart of cinnamon and jasmine. At the base, rich aromas of sandalwood and vanilla pierce through for a very sophisticated and charming dry down.
5. Spicebomb Extreme Viktor And Rolf
After the success of Spicebomb, Viktor and Rolf brought us this potent and intoxicating fragrance. Spicebomb Extreme is an Oriental Spicy cologne for men that has a distinct freshness about it. This makes it an ideal fragrance for when things begin to change.
This exciting masculine composition blends tobacco, vanilla, black pepper, and caraway for a one-of-a-kind sort of scent.
While Spicebomb Extreme is a great autumn fragrance for men, it is also suitable for winter so will carry you through into the spring. It is a rich aroma that is perfect for evening wear.
Spicebomb Extreme is confident, rugged, and daring; a fragrance that is suited to a powerful gentleman who wants to make an instant impression.
6. Ambre Nuit Dior
Part of the Maison Christian Dior range, Ambre Nuit is a classy, warm, and highly aromatic fragrance that blends perfectly into your autumn grooming routine. It comes presented in a simple yet elegant flacon.
Ambre Nuit is an Oriental fragrance that is ideal for guys looking to show off their sophisticated side. Based on the sensual yet elegant scent of amber, the perfume has an exotic vibe.
At the head, we find rose, bergamot, and pink pepper. As the scent dries down, the heady amber notes of Ambre Nuit come through in an intoxicating and rich wave. The scent goes on and on but it isn’t overpowering.
Ambre Nuit is a delicate fragrance that is ideal for daytime wear and close encounters.
7. Terre D’Hermes Hermes
In a world of contrast, we need a fall fragrance for men that will blend these contrasts in its character. That is exactly what Terre D’Hermes achieves.
This is a woody fragrance that is complemented by fresh citrus notes making it ideal for the changing weather.
Terre D’Hermes comes in an elegant bottle that is simple and classy. Inside, the fragrance is a mix of grapefruit, pepper, cedar, and vetiver. It is bright, comforting and above all, astonishingly masculine.
While this is a long-lasting fragrance, it is much more discreet than some of the others on this list. Terre D’Hermes makes a wonderful choice for men who want their fragrance to complement their personality and not be their personality. Let yourself shine through this fall.
8. Alien Man Thierry Mugler
The female version of Alien is perhaps one of the most successful fragrances of recent times. It is little wonder that a men’s version was also launched in 2018.
Alien man comes in a bottle that looks remarkably like a tux; this demonstrates the classy character of this scent.
This is an amazingly powerful scent that is perfect as a fall fragrance for men thanks to its intense woody notes. It begins with anise, dill, mint, and beech and dries down through a heart of leather and pepper. At the base, we are greeted by lingering notes of white amber and vanilla.
Alien is a scent for men who want to show off their dominance and individuality. It is ideal for those who want to make a huge autumn statement.
9. Replica Jazz Club Maison Margiela
For more mature men with a sense of fun and youthfulness, Jazz Club would make an excellent fall fragrance. It is potent, powerful, and incredibly unique.
Imagine sitting in a darkened bar wearing a sleek, trendy suit and sipping on expensive drinks. That is the vision that this deep and rich fragrance conjures up.
Jazz Club starts with pink pepper, neroli, and lemon followed by a heart of rum and clary sage. It dries down to a base of tobacco leaf and vanilla delivering a warming and enticing aroma.
Jazz Club is a powerful fall fragrance for men and isn’t afraid to make itself known. But it doesn’t do this with arrogance. Instead, it warms on your skin leaving a delicate trail of deliciousness wherever you go.
10. Dior Sauvage
While Sauvage is a fresh, ‘blue’ fragrance, it doesn’t lack in its animalistic charm. It is wild, heady, and doesn’t hold back.
It is based on the original Sauvage fragrance from the 1960s but this new, modern take brings it right up to date. Ideal for today’s youthful and energetic man.
As a fall fragrance, it fits the bill effortlessly. It is intense, fresh, and lasts immaculately well all through the day.
The beginning is fresh with bergamot at the head. This is followed by a lavender and patchouli heart. Once it dries down, ambroxan and cedar blend with labdanum for an aroma that is intense and very long-lasting.
11. Tom Ford Oud Fleur
Oud Fleur is a rich, sensual, and almost relaxing Woody Chypre fragrance. While it is designed for both women and men, there is a subtle masculinity about it. The warmer notes make it an ideal autumn cologne for men.
The composition is simple yet unique bringing together oud with rose, patchouli, and resins. Oud Fleur is opulent, decadent, and utterly luxurious.
If you have a special event during the fall, perhaps a birthday, anniversary, or wedding then this would make a wonderful addition to your outfit. Oud Fleur is bold without being brash. It is loud without being overpowering.
We would recommend this for anyone who wants an enchanting cologne for fall that leaves those around them feeling inspired.
12. Creed Aventus
This fragrance comes in a striking bottle that is the epitome of all things masculine. As a fall fragrance, it couldn’t be better suited, with a long-lasting, heady aroma.
Creed Aventus is a daring fragrance for men who aren’t afraid to stand out and make a statement. This is everything you need from an autumn cologne. It blends apple and bergamot with pineapple at the head before drying down to a musky base.
This is not a fragrance for the faint of heart. It announces itself with confidence. This makes it ideal for fall when you want a scent that will immediately turn heads.
Wear this as a signature if you want something intense or save it for those special occasions when impressions matter.
13. Versace Eros
Eros is a fragrance that has deep connections with Greek mythology. If you want a cologne that is going to make you feel like a God; look no further.
Men who like a high-quality fragrance that allows them to express their character will be delighted with Versace Eros. It was designed to demonstrate style and sophistication while being irresistibly masculine.
Eros brings together the fading freshness of summer with the cool fall days with a unique blend of accords.
At the top, notes of mint, green apple, and lemon give a fresh citrus blast. These are followed by a heart of Tonk and geranium. A rich woody base of vetiver and cedar creates a long-lasting fragrance that fills the air.
14. Montblanc Legend Night
As the nights draw in and the wind gives a chill, you will want a warming and aromatic fragrance that feels comforting. Legend Night by Montblanc is the perfect cologne to complement the conditions of fall.
It dries beautifully on the skin, leaving you with a rich, intoxicating aroma that delicately follows you wherever you go.
Legend Night is a great choice for men who want an elegant and classy fragrance. Perhaps more suited to a more mature gentleman, Legend Night speaks volumes about his personality.
It combines mint, clary sage, and bergamot at the head before revealing a heart of lavender, violet, and fir. The base is intense and comforting with vanilla, musk, and patchouli for a slightly sweet finish.
15. Stronger With You Emporio Armani
Stronger With You is a romantic, modern fragrance designed for men who want to embody everything it is to be in love.
At a time of year where romance is at a dizzying height; warm evenings cozied up by the fire and hot baths with a lover, this fragrance is perfect. Stronger With You is a classy, masculine scent that is ideally suited to modern men.
It brings together some beautiful accords that create a very unique composition. Within the scent, we find mint, melon, pineapple, chestnut, and sage. Stronger Than You is all about being a stand-out gentleman without being boastful.
As such, be prepared to be wowed by the long-lasting scent and incredible projection that Stronger Than You gives.
16. Pure XS Paco Rabanne
Pure XS is an autumn cologne for men that is designed with sex, seduction, and eroticism in mind. It is not a fragrance for men who don’t want to draw attention but is suited to those who have a desire to be desired.
The perfume is confident, masculine, and effortlessly smoldering. Pure XS is the perfect fragrance for capturing the attention of a beautiful lady and drawing her into your orbit. The scent takes you to an intimate moment, body to body with a passionate lover.
Pure XS is an Aromatic Spicy scent that combines ginger, thyme, and bergamot at the head. The middle notes of vanilla, liquor, and leather are highly enticing. At the base, the scent of myrrh, sugar, and cedar will surround you intensely.
17. Czech And Speake Perfecto Fino
Launched in 2020, Perfecto Fino is a woody fragrance that brings together all the right notes to make a perfect fall fragrance for men.
There are notes of lemon and bergamot at the start and these open up to a heart of clove, cinnamon, and grass. The dry down reveals a base of leather, tobacco, and amber for an incredibly warming scent.
Perfecto Fino is a powerful fragrance that doesn’t shy away from attention. It is an excellent choice for classy men who want to demonstrate their passionate side. This is due to the intense, rich, and seductive accords that Perfecto Fino boasts.
With an intense, long-lasting scent that projects effortlessly around the room, we would suggest this as a fall evening scent for those special occasions.
How To Choose A Fall Fragrance
As the wind begins to blow and the leaves start falling from the trees, you will need to think about bringing some warmer, richer notes into your fragrance.
Woody accords like cedar, sandalwood, and amber are all excellent choices for the best autumn colognes for men. Combine these with earthy notes like lavender and patchouli and you create something truly masculine and invigorating.
However, just because summer has passed, it doesn’t mean that combining fruity or floral notes should be out the window. Some of the best fall fragrances for men open with fresher notes before drying down to something more intense.
Your autumn cologne should ignite images of woolen sweaters, crunchy leaves underfoot, and sipping warm drinks by the fire. These are cozy fragrances, ones that make you feel comforted, but they should also be diverse.
When the weather turns colder, it can be more difficult for your fragrance to project. This is because perfume needs heat to spread. Of course, at this time of year, you are much cooler and this can make summer fragrances difficult to smell.
For this reason, those stronger and more intense notes are essential. It is a good idea to look for fragrances that typically have better longevity and sillage. This is especially important if you are looking for something dramatic and that will get you noticed.
Summer is nothing but a distant memory and the image of pumpkins, orange leaves, and hot chocolate begins filling everybody’s minds. To match this cozy and comforting notion, it is a great idea to find a scent to match.
Some of the best men’s fragrances for fall contain heady notes that are spicy and warm. They also offer a greater aura than their summer counterparts and will easily project on cool skin.
There is no doubt that there are plenty to choose from, which one is your favorite?