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The 20 Best Smelling Winter Colognes for Men in 2023


WHat is the Best smelling men’s winter cologne in 2023?

Gentlemen – Naming a single cologne the greatest of all time is simply not possible.

I am often asked Questions like this, and my answer is always the same:

It all depends on your own personal opinion.

As with most – A lot of wHat makes cologne smell good for a man is his own personal taste.

I have tried many different colognes over the years and use different scents for different occasions. So I thought instead of trying to suggest you a unique and perfect scent – I would summarize my top 10Fragrancesfor this time of year and let you decide for yourself.

In this article, I make it Easy for you and give you myThe 10 Best Smelling Winter Colognes for Men in 2023.

Gentlemen – Let’s do it.

  1. Tom Ford – Tobacco VanilLa
  2. Killian – Apple Brandy on the rocks
  3. Perfumes De Marly – Carlisle
  4. Paco Rabanne – 1 million
  5. Dolce & Gabbana – Men’s
  6. Creed – Viking colony
  7. Tom Ford – Black Orchid
  8. Burberry – London for Men
  9. Perfumes De Marly – Layton
  10. Vince Camuto – Virtu EDT
  11. Eight and Bob – Night Of Megève EDP
  12. Thierry Mugler – A* Male
  13. Dior – Intense man
  14. Armaf – Club de Nuit Intense for men
  15. Creed – Forest of Portugal
  16. Victor and Rolf’s Spice Bomb
  17. Chanel– Chanel Blue
  18. George Armani – Armani Absolu Code
  19. calvin klein – Men’s CK One Shock
  20. Creed – Royal oud

This article is sponsoRed by Parfums De Marly: InspiRed by the 18th century court of Louis XV, these colognes harken back to the Golden age of perfumery, taking inspiration from the gardens of Versailles.

One of my favorite colognes from your collection?Parfums De Marly’s Greenley (Click here to view). This is an energizing dayFragrancewithhigh notesfrom Sicilianbergamot, Tangerine, Green apple and Cashmere wood.


Want to try some of the fantastic scents from Parfums De Marly? Head over to their website and choose the – a great collection of 10ml samples that I love and I’m sure you do too.

Tom Ford – Tobacco Vanilla

Tom Ford – Tobacco Vanilla

First off, we have this amazing (and very wintry) manFragranceby Tom Ford.

Even though the name isTobaccoVanille, take note that it smells likecinnamonand honey are much stronger and more frequent.

What ingRedients make up this superior men’s cologne?

ThisPerfume waterit is ideal for autumn and winter nights. Tom FordTobaccoVanille is a versatile option that works for both formal and Casual wear.

And it’s a beast of a performer—spray it right and it can last for 20+ hours.

  • Main notes: tobacco leaf, spicy notes
  • Heart notes: tonka bean, tobacco flower, vanilla,cocoa
  • Base notes: dried fruit, woody notes

Kilian’s Apple Brandy with Ice


The name Apple Brandy evokes memories of dates on cool, crisp fall days. If you’re looking for aFragrancethat reminds a woman of time spent together over mulled wine and apple picking, thisfragrancewill not disappoint

Presentation is an imporTant part of afragrancetoo and the premium design of the Kilian safe sets it apart from the crowd.

This New version of Apple Brandy was released in 2021 and lives up to the quality and appeal of the now-discontinued original.

  • Head notes:cinnamon, bergamot
  • Heart notes:Apple, Rum, Pineapple, Brandy, Vanilla, Moss
  • Base notes:Cedar

Carlisle de Parfums De Marly


Carlisle is a spicy and sweet explosion that communicates power and masculinity. This is afragrancewith strong projection and great longevity to match up to nine hours.

Take Layton by Parfums De Marly and add the feeling of being in a dark forest – this is richfragrancebest kept for fall and winter. The bottle is Black for a reason!

  • Main notes: green apple, nutmeg
  • Heart notes:tonka bean, Pink
  • Base notes:vanilla, patchouli

Paco Rabanne’s million

1 million paco rabanne

A woody and spicy modern Classic that is very popular with men looking to attract the ladies. 1 Million has an intense sweet note that reminds me of bubble gum. This gives thefragrancea youthful and relaxed character that makes it the perfect choice for a young man.

The combination of sweet and spicy makes it ideal for fall and winter.

  • Top Notes:Grapefruit, mint, Red mandarin
  • Heart notes:rose, cinnamon, spicy notes
  • Base notes:Leather, woody notes, Amber, INDIAn patchouli

Dolce & Gabbana – The men’s 

Dolce & Gabbana – Men’s

I love this manfragrance. When it comes to safe colonies for the winter months, this pick definitely stands out.

Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men EDT is remarkably warm and sweet, but also elegant and masculine at the same time.

Probably due to the smells ofcinnamonand vanilla that almost all women love. Then again, almost every woman will have smelled it before.

Top notesare namely coriander, basil andgrapefruit. Meanwhile, the heart notes contain ginger, Orange blossom and cardamom.

You will enjoytobacco,Amber, and notes of cedar for the base. Performance-wise, you can expect this men’s cologne to last throughout the event. And the real beauty of thisfragranceIt is ideal for all seasons except summer.

  • Main notes: coriander, basil, grapefruit
  • Heart notes: Ginger, Orange Blossom, Cardamom
  • Base notes: amber, cedar, tobacco

Creed Viking Colony

creed viking

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Viking? If you said “a Large, stocky man with a long beard,” then you are not wrong.

Creed Viking Cologne is a big and boldfragrancewhich definitely lives up to his name.It is a woody and spicy aroma that will make you feel like the king of the men of the north.

This is one of those colonies that are not for the faint of heart. It is strong, intense and lasts all day.

Creed Viking Cologne is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a statementfragrancethat will attract attention. Just keep in mind that it’s not for everyone –some people may find it a bit too overwhelming.

Viking Cologne is also one of the most complexfragrancesin the Creed lineup. If you pay close enough attention (and have the expert nose of a master perfumer), you should be able to pick up 16 individual notes within thisfragrance.

It’s a great go-between that can help a man make that uncomfortable journey between super hot summer and freezing winter.

In Short,Creed Viking is an eye-catching product that sure smells great on a day out with the family.

  • Top Notes:Pink pepper, hot mint, bergamot, lemon, absinthe, Orange
  • Heart notes:Lavender, Rose, Clove, Allspice, Orris Root, Jasmine
  • Base notes:vetiver, cedar, White musk, tonka bean

Tom Ford – Black Orchid


Black Orchid is the perfect scent for men who want something unique and different.

Black Orchid not only smells great but also lasts a long time. You won’t have to worry about reapplying every few hours like you would with other colognes.

I’ll be honest – thisfragrancecan be a bit too floral for men who prefer traditionally ‘masculine’fragrances. Technically, Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is actually a unisexfragranceso it can be used by both men and women.

What this means is that, unlike menfragrances, Tom Ford’s Black Orchid won’t make you smell like an old-School man. If that’s what you’re looking for, then this might not be the best cologne for you.

However, if you are looking for something unique and different, Black Orchid is definitely worth checking out. It’s perfect for making a statement and turning heads wherever you go.

Ultimately, Black Orchid is a great choice for any man who wants to make a statement without going overboard. It’s perfect for special occasions or date nights – but I would avoid using it in the office. In Small spaces with a lot of people, it can be quite overwhelming.

  • Top Notes:Truffle, gardenia, black currant, ylang-ylang, jasmine, bergamot, Orange, lemon
  • Heart notes:orchid, spices, gardenia, ylang-ylang, jasmine, lotus flower
  • Base notes:Chocolate, patchouli, vanilla, incense, amber, Sandalwood, vetiver, white musk

Burberry London for Men


London for Men by Burberry is another excellentfragrancethat doesn’t break the bank. Antoine Maisondieu created a unique combination of sweet, áacid,tobaccoand pepper to make a versatile scent.

Often called “Christmas in a Bottle”, London for Men has acinnamonand black pepper opening. Thetobaccoin this aroma it has a sensation of cherry, giving thisfragrancea sweet and spicy sensation, withtobaccoleaf and wood – and a soft Leather side.

Similar toTobaccoVanille by Tom Ford, London for Men can be a divisive scent. It takes confidence to turn out well.

Burberry’s London for Men harkens back to a simpler time of Chestnuts roasting over an open fire and Nat King Cole on the radio. Therefore, it is and will forever be a timeless winter scent.

  • Main notes: Lavender, Bergamot, Cinnamon
  • Middle notes: Mimosa, Leather
  • Base notes: Opoponax, tobacco leaf, guaiac wood, oakmoss

Layton de Parfums De Marly


Layton transports your date to an orchard next to a rustic bakery in the same way that Creed’s Silver Mountain Water transports your date to the Alps.

This is afragrancewith an intense aroma carried by notes of vanilla and precious woods. The smell of caramelized coffee will not be found in the notes on paper but can be detected through the nose.

  • Head notes:apple, lavender, tangerine, bergamot
  • Heart notes:geranium, violet, jasmine
  • Base notes:vanilla, cardamom, Sandalwood, pink pepper, patchouli, guaiac wood

Vince Camuto – Virtu EDT

Vince Camuto – Virtue

Variety is the registered trademark of Vince Camuto Virtu. Think of it as a boldfragrancewhich quite nicely blends warmth and coolness into a polished and sophisticated scent. You can take it to the office or for a dinner.

This manfragranceIt Suits most occasions during this time of the year.

What makes Vince Camuto Virtu EDT so special?

Has aromatichigh notessuch as Turkish cardamom, crushed pepper and fresh papyrus.

There are the average marks of Haitianvetiver, white birch and fresh tree moss. Base notes include INDIAnSandalwood, Tuscan leather, silky musk and warm cedar.

This men’s topfragranceIt can be used in winter or early spring. It will work great for your day at the office or your night on the town. But keep in mind that since it’s an EDT, it won’t last all day (I wouldn’t describe this as a long-lasting scent).

Expect a longevity of around 4 to 6 hours – you may need to reapply this perfume in the afternoon if you have used it in the morning.

  • Main notes: Pepper, Papyrus, Cardamom
  • Heart notes: birch, Haitian vetiver, moss
  • Base notes: Sandalwood, Leather, Cedar, Musk

Eight and Bob – Megève Night EDP

Eight and Bob – Megève Night EDP

E&B launched Nuit de Megève EDP in 2017. There’s something about the smoky scent of Nuit de Megève that sCreams seduction.

What is the secret?

The scent is based on a rare aromatic plant native to Chile.

Top notesincludegrapefruit,petitgrain and cloves. The middle has notes of coffee, orris, and tonka bean. Base notes arevetiver,tobaccoand musk.

It is a product that is probably too sensual for the office, so use it for intimate or more formal situations or when you go out with that special someone.

He also has an amazing performance – it often lasts 16+ hours on your Skin.

  • Main notes: Grapefruit, Petitgrain, Clove
  • Heart notes: tonka bean, orris root, coffee
  • Base notes: vetiver, tobacco, musk

Thierry Mugler – A*Men

Thierry Mugler – A*Men

A*Men is a men’s Classicfragrance.

A great compliment generator – With this cologne you put on and experience the magic made by a combination of tar and coffee.

It starts with a rough tar note but dries down to a coffee note that is sweet and chocolaty.

Lavender, mint, Helional andbergamotcomprise thehigh notes. You’re also treated to the middle notes of coffee bean, tar andpatchouli.

The base notes, however, are quite a collection: tonka bean, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and musk.

Don’t be fooled by the ingredients: thisfragranceIt’s much more masculine than it looks!

Wear A*Men on your nights out with friends or colleagues in the fall or winter. However,  be careful not to overspray as it is quite strong.

  • Main notes: lavender, mint, fruity and spicy notes, coriander, green notes, bergamot
  • Heart notes: caramel, patchouli, honey, milk, cedar, jasmine, lily of the valley
  • Base notes: coffee, patchouli, vanilla, tonka bean, benzoin, amber, Sandalwood, musk

Dior – Intense man

Dior – Intense man

It’s gotten a lot of hype, but Dior Homme Intense is literally a more intense version of Dior Homme. Therefore, it is better for winter.

I think the original is slightly better – however, this one has its own unique benefits – especially if you want something more sexy and seductive.

Lavender constitutes the top note of this product. The middle notes are namely iris, ambrette (musk mallow) and pear.

Meanwhile, the base contains notes of Virginia cedar andvetiver. All in all, it’s a fantasticfragrancefor clubs, bars or other nightlife settings during fall and winter.

  • Main notes: Lavender
  • Heart notes: Iris, Ambrette (Mauve Musk), Pear
  • Base notes: Virginia cedar, vetiver

Penhaligon’s – Halfeti


Many people will not have heard of Penhaligon’sfragrances– but trust me when I say those guys are missing something special.

They are a nichefragrancehouse that originated in the Victorian streets of London. Over the past 100 years, they have gained tremendous traction around the world – sellingfragranceand personal care products around the world and even received several óRoyal Warrants of the British Royal Family.

However, none are as amazing as Halfeti.

For this company, it’s all about the scent. They don’t fuss with fancy variations on their bottles, they don’t employ the help of celebriTies to endorse their scents on TV. They just create incredibly rich and interestingfragrances– fit for royalty.

Spray this cologne, andyou will leave smelling of a mixture of different woods, leathers,and citrus notes. It’s smooth, it’s sexy, and it makes a big statement.

Is this afragranceWould I use it every day in the office? Absolutely not. Should you wear it before a big date? Definitely.

  • Main notes: cypress leaf, saffron, cardamom, mugwort, bergamot, grapefruit
  • Heart notes:Bulgarian rose, nutmeg, jasmine
  • Base notes: Oud, leather, cedar, Sandalwood, amber, tonka bean, vanilla, musk

Credo Bois De Portugal

creed bois de portugal

Not many people will have heard of Creed’s Bois De Portugal – which is a shame becauseI think it’s probably one of his best pitches.

It is aamberwoodyfragrancefor men that was launched in the 1980s. AcCording to its perfumer – Olivier Creed himself –thisfragrancewas greatly inspired by the fragrant trees of sunny Portugal.

At first glance, you might think thisfragranceit’s a bit outdated. Give it a few minutes to develop on your Skin, however, and you’ll be rewarded with a truly unique scent.

Bois De Portugal has excellent longevity and a moderate sillage. It’s perfect for formal occasions or any time you want to make a good impression. I will not lie – this is a devil of a masculinefragrance, so keep in mind that it may not be to the taste of some people. However, as with anyfragrance, as long as it smells good to the user, that’s all that really matters.

Bois De Portugal is one of my favorite winter daysfragrances. The woody base lends itself to colder weather, but the hint of citrus that welcomes you in the opening makes it perfect for those sunny winter days.

  • Head notes:Bergamot
  • Middle notes:Lavender
  • Base notes:cedar, vetiver, Sandalwood, ambergris

Victor and Rolf – Spice Bomb

Viktor and Rolf – Spice Bomb

As one of the most popular colonies in the world – Spicebomb by House Victor and Rolf is a masculine and woody fragrance that carries strong spicy notes.

After its initial release in 2012, this cologne captivated the noses of men around the world as a ‘highlight’fragrance– perfect for men who want to make a statement while still being classy and suave.

The name itself is true to the notes within it – Spicebomb smells like an explosion of exotic spices mixed with undertones oftobaccoand citrushigh notes.

Thefragrancethe composition is one that is well balanced yet punchy. Withhigh notespink pepper, elemi,bergamotandgrapefruit; average scores ofcinnamon, saffron and paprika; and base notes oftobacco, leather andvetiver.

  • Main notes: Pink Pepper, Elemi, Bergamot, Grapefruit
  • Heart notes: Cinnamon, Saffron, Paprika
  • Base notes: Tobacco, Leather, Vetiver

Chanel– Chanel Blue


Fresh, clean-smelling citrus and mint set the scene here and what woman doesn’t love a clean, groomed man? This is a very popular manfragrancefor a reason – It is a choice that almost never fails when it comes to creating a romantic atmosphere.

Buy thisfragranceif you want the feeling of putting on a New and pristine shirt, Suit and tie. Do you feel the confidence, the masculinity? That’s what it’s all aboutfragranceit is designed for your date to associate you.

  • Top Notes:Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint, Pink Pepper, Aldehydes, Bergamot, Coriander
  • Heart notes:Ginger, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Melon
  • Base notes:Incense, amber, cedar, Sandalwood, patchouli, labdanum, amberwood

George Armani – Armani Absolu Code

Armani code for men

Armani Code Absolu launched in 2019 and has been one of the best ever since as the best smelling cologne for men.

They called upon the talents of master perfumer Antoine Maisondieu – the craftsman behind many of Burberry’s most beloved garmentsfragrances.

Starting with a touch of oriental spices and then softening with vanilla, tonka bean and a woody base – thisfragranceit is complex and incredibly diverse.

Armani Code Absolut opens with a bold oriental punch withhigh notesof green mandarin and apple. After half an hour or so, those middle notes will start to kick in with aromas of nutmeg, Orange blossom, and carrot seed. Then, after hours of wear, the woody and vanilla base notes linger on the Skin to soften the final moments of the fragrance.

  • Main notes: Green Mandarin, Apple
  • Heart notes: nutmeg, orange blossom, carrot seeds
  • Base notes: vanilla, tonka bean, Suede

Men’s CK One Shock by Calvin Klein


One of the best winter colognes comes from Calvin Klein. CK One Shock for Him is a spicy and aromatic oriental fragrance that is more robust than the original CK One. Released in 2011 and created by Ann Gottlieb, this is a deep and complex scent.

CK One Shock for Men is a refined oriental fragrance despite the flashy packaging and low price. The first words that come to mind when using this are “warm” and “cool”.

Like London for Men, One Shock opens with fruity notes and peppery transitions and finally reveals thetobaccobase notes The best way to describe this aroma is as if a cigar is in the middle of a lush green forest.

CK One Shock for Men by Calvin Klein is a fantastic choice for a winter scent – it is affordable, complex and refined. This unique but harmlessfragranceis a máCompliment generating machine you can’t go wrong with.

  • Main notes: Lavender, Clementine, Cucumber
  • Middle notes: Osmanthus, Cardamom, Basil, Pepper
  • Base notes: musk, patchouli, amber, tobacco, woody notes

Creed – Royal oud


For many men, Creed Royal Oud is one of the best winter colognes. Combine woody notes with sweet notes to create an elegant, sophisticated and mature fragrance.

Royal Oud bursts onto the scene with a powerful opening that some may consider too harsh. This scent ripens on your Skin, likeTobaccovanilla – peel layers of wood, pepper and spices.

After a few hours, Royal Oud becomes more subdued with cedar,Sandalwoodand a slight feeling of oud.

Olivier Creed (its creator) aimed for a soft and seductive mix: – I think Robin Hood knows Don Giovanni. Creed launched Royal Oud in 2011 and it has been a Bestseller ever since.

  • Head notes: bergamot, lemon, pink pepper,
  • Middle notes: Cedro, Angelica, Galbanum
  • Base notes: Oud, Sandalwood, Musk

Do you want to know more about the science of aromas? Take a look at myIntroduction to fragrances, colognes, eau de toilette and perfumes.

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