When it comes to the winter months, fragrance lovers have a fresh set of scent problems they have to contend with.
Those citrus-forward breezy fragrances that got you through sunnier climes just feel out of place in the biting breeze of London in January. You need something with a little more depth, richness and complexity.
Warm, woody scents might sound like the way forward, but it's easy to end up smelling like an old library – or, worse, your Dad – so balance is equally important.
Check out the list of fragrances below. There's a little something for every discerning gent, irregardless of how you like to wear your fragrance.
There are three certainties in life; death, taxes, and an entry from Creed making the shortlist in a Dapper Chapper fragrance round-up. For fans of Aventus looking for something different, Creed’s Irish Tweed is one to try. Spicy top notes in the form of Peppermint, Lemon and Indian Verbena will awaken your senses with warmer base notes including Sandalwood & Cedarwood completing this unique scent.
Boss Bottled is the lowest priced fragrance to make the cut. It retains the qualities of the popular Boss Bottled fragrance and is intensified by woody base notes and orange blossom. This gives you a very solid option if you want to change up your every day aroma this winter.
Colonia Sandalo is one of the younger members from the Acqua di Parma portfolio and combines citrus top notes, with rich enveloping creamy heart notes. The star ingredient is the Indian Sandalwood which helps create a rather sublime gentleman’s fragrance that you’ll want to wear everyday.
Myrrh & Tonka is one of Jo Malone’s most popular scents and really comes into its own this season. Vanilla (from the Tonka Bean) and Almond base notes combine with Lavender top notes. Myrrh, which is probably an unfamiliar scent is at the heart of this fragrance, and helps to create this warm scent with an oriental feel to it. It’s just as luxurious as it sounds.
Tom Ford are renowned for producing fragrances of the highest quality; and Oud Wood is a staple of many Dapper Chapper’s portfolio. A smoky blend of Oud Wood, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Amber create a sublime fragrance. For those of you that have worn this before you’ll know this distinctive and elegant scent turns heads.
Bamford is a brand that may have snuck under your radar so far but if you’re after a mature fragrance, Edition 1 Cologne is the answer. How does a combination of wood smoke, warming dark amber, agarwood and leather sound? Stick some on then pour yourself a Scotch.