Best Fall Colognes for Men & Women

Be it Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any other reason to gather or celebrate, a cologne forms an essential part of your costume or style. It reflects the personality and mood of an individual. But, with the immense range of scents and fragrances available online, it can be difficult to choose the best cologne that suits the mood and the environment.

Fragrances and scents vary from person to person. Especially during autumn, with the skin being dry, you need to be absolutely sure before choosing the right cologne for the fall season else it may not last long which makes it futile.

Therefore, we decided to help all those fragrance enthusiasts who like to stay in style with their scent for every occasion by reviewing the best fall colognes for the chilly season.

 

15 Best Fall Colognes for Men & Women 2021

CREED Aventus

CREED Aventus

This cologne gets its name from the founders of the scent being Oliver Creed and Erwin Creed and has managed to rise the upward trend in the range of colognes ever since it was launched in 2010. This one is unique and opens with a fruity punch, unlike the others which have a very mature woody fragrance at the top notes.

  • Best Time: Day
  • Ideal For: Men/Women
  • Longevity: 9/10
  • Sillage: 8/10

The Creed Aventus has a range of fruity ingredients like Pineapple, Black Currant, Bergamot, and Apple at the top notes which keep the cologne smelling fresh and sweet. For the mid notes, there is Birch, Patchouli, and Moroccan flower as well as Jasmine and Rose that adds to the floral essence and makes it smell all the fresher and quite reviving.

For the base notes, it fades into a few mature notes of musk, oakmoss, Vanille, and Ambergris that soothes the mind and the environment around. For the presentation, the cologne packaging looks delicate, petite with a semi-transparent bottle, and a simple black cover at the top, it’s a safe fragrance to be gifted and used for small gatherings. The Creed cologne has also been rated as long-lasting with an excellent sillage, while can be used by both genders but is generally preferred by men. It is quite highly-priced but the quality and the smell are extremely worth it that makes it the best fall cologne for the season.

 

Bleu De Chanel Paris

Bleu De Chanel Paris

This cologne by Chanel is the symbol of sophistication due to its amber fragrance that breaks into a fruity punch and then slowly transforms into a woody and spicy scent that makes it a good choice for the fall season. This particular fragrance was launched in 2014 and the mastermind behind this is Jacques Polge.

  • Best Time: Day/Night
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 9/10
  • Sillage: 8.5/10

The top notes of this fragrance include ingredients like grapefruit, lemon, bergamot, mint, coriander, pink pepper that is a mix of fresh and spicy ingredients that makes the cologne very refreshing. Coming to the mid notes, it adds to the spice with tinges of Ginger, Jasmine, Melon, and Nutmeg which has a soothing fragrance due to the floral addition as well and the melon maintains the sweetness.

For the base notes, it has an incense-like effect which gives a very cozy and homely feeling while the amber wood, sandalwood, and cedarwood along with Patchouli set your mood right and relaxes your senses.

This fragrance has been on increasing demand and trend while it is very long-lasting, possessing a good sillage to leave a lasting impression. It is a male-oriented cologne that also makes for good wear during corporate parties and formal gatherings. Quite worth the price, however, a few may feel it’s overpriced but is definitely worth using.

 

Sauvage Eau de Parfum DIOR

Sauvage Eau de Parfum DIOR

Simple, elegant, classy, and strong, this fragrance by DIOR is great for a long-lasting impression. Perfect for both day and night use, this one has been recently launched in 2018 but has been trending like crazy.

  • Best Time: Day/Night
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 9/10
  • Sillage: 8.5/10

The nose behind this one is Francois Dermachy. It has a very basic set of ingredients with the top notes being that of Bergamot that adds the citrusy punch, the middle notes are of Sichuan Pepper, Lavender, Star Anise, and Nutmeg that makes the scent quite scintillating and spicy.

For the base notes, it has Ambroxan and Vanilla. While it does not have many ingredients combined and blended it still is very long-lasting and has an excellent sillage. Quite suitable for males, the scent may seem slightly overpriced to some but the strong fragrance is worth paying for. The presentation of the cologne bottle is very simple with a faded tinge and a cool blue with a ridged cap that appears quite simple yet classy.

For some, this fragrance has been described as sensual, mysterious, and attractive. It is also recommended for those who are new to applying colognes and is a safe fragrance to suit any kind of ambience, mood, and occasion.

 

BURBERRY Touch

BURBERRY Touch

A very clean, crisp, and refreshing fragrance that you would call it, this burberry scent was launched in the year 2000 and was mainly discovered by Jean Pierre Bethouart. It is good for day as well as night use however, the woody fragrance makes it more preferable for use at night. It is a very cozy and soothing fragrance with the top notes being of Violet Leaf, mandarin orange, and Artemisia that is very green and refreshing due to the citrus punch as well as the green and fresh delight.

  • Best Time: Night
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 6/10
  • Sillage: 6.5/10

Talk about the middle notes, it has white pepper, cedar, and nutmeg that is powdery, spicy, and woody in smell. When it comes to the base notes, it contains scents of White Musk, Tonka Bean, and Vetiver which is known to be very long-lasting and leaves a sweetish tinge behind. It is generally known to be a spicy and woody fragrance, and the bottle has a very slender and sleek touch to it. The presentation of the bottle is very simple while the scent is appealing.

Talk about the longevity, it is quite mediocre and the same goes with the sillage. It may only appeal to you in the first few minutes of applying after which many claims that the scent starts fading and does not quite have a lasting impression. The packaging, however, looks very classy and if someone is looking for something mild and spicy, then this fragrance is a decent buy for them. It is good for professional and corporate use.

 

Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

This particular scent is 25 years old as it was launched in 1995 and the mastermind behind this fragrance is Francis Kurkdjian. It makes for a perfect fall fragrance and has a blend of various ingredients. It is known to be a charming scent that is attractive and soothes the senses.

  • Best Time: Night
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 9/10
  • Sillage: 8/10

For the top notes, it has a blend of Lavender, Mint, Cardamom, Bergamot, and Artemisia that is reviving as well as relaxing at the same time with a smooth and pleasant fragrance. For the middle notes, it has Cinnamon that adds to the spice, Orange that is refreshing again, Blossom, and Caraway that takes you by surprise when it comes to the spicy and tangy blend of ingredients.

Talk about the base notes, it has a mixture of Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Amber, Cedar, and Sandalwood that makes for a perfect mood in the night and is a combination of everything pleasant and nice. The body of the scent bottle is very attractive and is shaped like a perfect mannequin, representing the man of perfection and style.

With a soothing matte finish and stripes that look fun and great, which is depictive of a personality that is cool and enjoys every moment like no other. The scent is extremely long-lasting and has been quite a trend amongst the modern male generation. It has an eternally strong fragrance that is alluring and offers a decent value for its price.

 

Versace Eros

Versace Eros

The Versace Eros is made for the man who resembles a Greek God-like personality, who is passionate and heroic, svelte, and loving. It was launched in 2012 and the main man behind this fragrance is Aurelien Guichard.

  • Best Time: Night
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 9/10
  • Sillage: 9/10

This versace scent has a unique aura about itself which is very mild and sensual on the skin and gives an equal feeling to allure the ladies. Versace believes they have created the keys to the hymn of love and is made for the seducer and the charmer. It has a sublime masculine touch to its scent along with a vibrant and intense freshness that comes from the combination of mint leaves, lemon zest, and green apple.

For the mid notes, we have intriguing notes like that of Tonka beans, amber, geranium flower, and vanilla that has a mineral yet a sweetish tinge to its aroma. For the base notes, it has a woody touch of cedarwood that is sourced from atlas and Virginia along with oak moss which makes the scent more intense and powerful. Since the perfection of the male body, these days is characterized by the perfect shape of the Greek Gods, this scent is made exactly like the Greek God personality, combining the elements of love, beauty, passion, and desire.

Such combinations make a great choice for sensuous nights, for a romantic date, or a close dance night and are one of the best fall colognes. For the presentation, it has a very unique and aggressive pattern and design with a Greek God logo which exactly represents the cologne well. The soothing blue colour drives you more towards the passionate scent and the wilderness that it generates in your senses. The tinge of golden adds to the classy design as well. The scent is long-lasting, strong, and has a great sillage as coined by men. Perfect date nightwear, this one is a must for the DAPPER man.

 

Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood

Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood

The Tom Ford Oud Wood Private Blend Scent works wonders for both men and women alike making and has a woody touch right at the starting notes which most men admire. This particular fragrance was discovered by Richard Herpin and was launched in 2007. It is a classic oriental fragrance that is popular amongst both genders.

  • Best Time: Day
  • Ideal For: Men/Women
  • Longevity: 8/10
  • Sillage: 7.5/10

This one is the first collection launched by Tom Ford amongst their range of 22 exquisite colognes. Their fragrances come from their very own unique laboratory where they create original fragrances that are not constrained by the conventional scent making methods. It is very elegant as a scent and has a unique set of ingredients that brings about the perfect smell.

For the start notes, there is a mystique woody oud wood as well as a blend of spice to the woody tinge due to cardamom. It also smells of rosewood in the starting notes as well as an aromatic charm of sandalwood that is very alluring and soothing.

For the mid notes, it settles into an aromatic and sweet fragrance of vanilla and balsamic scent along with a little amount of spice that lingers around. Then comes the amber-like sweet and floral scent that is refreshing giving it a fresh tinge towards the end. It is perfect for any time use, however, the blend of spice and aroma makes it good for daytime

use and the spicy tinge makes it a good fall scent.

The presentation of the cologne is very simple. The basic black colour with a cap that stands tall and has a notch that is easy to pull to spray. Worth the price and quantity that it comes in, the fragrance is also long-lasting and has a decent sillage. For those who are unsure about what to choose, this is a safe fragrance to experiment with.

 

Calvin Klein Euphoria

 Calvin Klein Euphoria

As soft and subtle is the presentation of the bottle, the scent is equally tantalizing and attractive with a blend of fruity and woody delight from the house of Calvin Klein. It has a strong woody essence and the nose behind this one is Carlos Benaim, Loc Dong, and Jean-Marc Chaillan. When it comes to the presentation of the bottle it has a very sleek and classy look, like a perfect rectangular finish with smooth edges, the looks of which are equally calming and appealing in their own way.

  • Best Time: Day
  • Ideal For: Men/Women
  • Longevity: 9/10
  • Sillage: 8/10

First off, the top notes are fresh and spicy with the main ingredients being Ginger and Pepper which is very reviving and touches your senses perfectly. For the mid notes, it goes a bit subtle and herbal which is soothing and consists of Black Basil, Sage, and Cedar woody which slowly helps you dive into the woody essence of the base notes which mainly comprise of Amber, Suede, Brazilian Redwood and Patchouli.

When it comes to the longevity of the scent, it goes a long way and stays for the day while the sillage is also quite good and appealing. It can be worn by both genders but the scent is more preferred by males and is quite decently flavoured and scented in terms of its price. While talking about how to use it, the spicy and reviving fragrance makes for a good use during the day and is perfect for the fall season. It adds spice to the chilly weather.

 

Bvlgari Man in Black

Bvlgari Man in Black

For the man of class, poise, and style, the Bvlgari Man in Black is one classic and oriental fragrance for men who possess the confidence and a dapper style. This particular scent was launched in 2014 and the idea behind this fragrance is Alberto Morillas. This one is an extension of the original Bvlgari Man that was launched in 2010. It is known to be very bold and leaves a lasting impression.

  • Best Time: Night
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 9/10
  • Sillage: 9/10

The flavours are inspired by the myth of the birth of Vulcan, who is known to be the god of Earth and is known to be modern, depicting that the cologne suits the modern man. It has a very intense combination that may not suit everyone’s sense of style. For the top notes, it has spices, rum, and tobacco that is very strong and pleases only a few, making it a perfect choice for cozy winters. For the mid notes, it goes very subtle with a tinge of leather, iris flower, and tuberose that is fragrant and has a soothing scent which is very contrasting to the strong top notes.

For the base notes, this one has Guaiac wood, Benzoin, and Tonka bean that is very long-lasting and something very unique to the Bvlgari range with a vivid combination of strong and spicy flavours. Such tantalizing scents make for a perfect fragrance for the fall night and set the mood for a game of cards or a party night with drinks, wine, and a perfect ambiance. It is very strong with a good sillage and is quite long-lasting as well.

For the presentation of the bottle, it has a very classy and dapper appearance which also makes for a great gift for corporates. Overall, this strong fragrance is made for the man of style and class and is not everyone’s cup of tea!!

 

John Varvatos

John Varvatos

The John Varvatos Eau de Toilette Spray is a classic and oriental woody fragrance for women. This scent was launched in the year 2004 and the credits behind this fragrance go to Rodrigo Flores Roux. John Varvatos represents the modern, bold, and sophisticated man while the scent comes across as very relaxing and soothing in itself.

It also has a tinge of fruit with fig and plum that releases a sweetish tinge and a tropical aroma while the spice added by black pepper and cinnamon adds to the sensuous tinge of the cologne.

  • Best Time: Night
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 8/10
  • Sillage: 8/10

The flavours are very crisp as the top notes start with a fruity, sweet, and leather-like smell followed by a more rustic and natural animalic or aromatic fragrance which slowly settles into a mood of spice and amber which keeps the mood sorted. These spicy additions to your wardrobe make for a perfect fall cologne and is a great choice to be used at night. It is crispy, rugged, and masculine, suits the man of mood and vibe.

It also has certain notes of tamarind tea leaf, Medjool dates, and eaglewood. John Varvatos’s colognes reflect a sense of confidence and elegance in men while also touching the soft, subtle, and cozy notes just right. It is a blend of woody spices along with a tinge of sweetness to give out a balanced scent. For someone who values his own sense of style and carries his confidence, John Varvatos is made for them.

The presentation of the cologne is also very classy with a basic black that is a blend of glossy and matte black along with a simple silver cap with a rich black colour. This scent combines all fragrances in the right way and proportions to make a perfect blend.

 

Michael Kors Extreme Blue

Michael Kors Extreme Blue

The Extreme Blue Range from Michael Kors was launched in 2015 and has a powerful and strong attitude to the fragrance leaving quite an impression on the people around you. The looks are very relaxing but the scent may feel quite strong and appealing.

  • Best Time: Day
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 9/10
  • Sillage: 8/10

For the opening top notes, it has a strong bergamot note supported by pink pepper and cardamom, and angelica that adds to the strong and spicy tinge while the mid notes may seem a bit relaxing with a blend of Juniper, Cypress, Sage, and Sesame that may feel soft and spicy yet strong and sensational.

For the base notes, you have Cashmere Musk and Amber that again sets out to be quite long-lasting and adds to the masculine tinge of the scent. This one’s made for the man of confidence and class, the best of the urban men, and a long day at work. It inspires a classy and heightened way to live to be a rich and spicy fragrance that is sure to tingle the senses. It is quite long-lasting due to the strong and rich combination of raw materials used and its sillage is quite great as well.

Although it is unisex, it works best for men. The scent is quite sharp and should be brought for those who prefer something strong and masculine, and those who don’t settle for subtle. Perfect for daytime use, this one from Micheal Kors has been trending well.

 

Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs

Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs

The Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs may be called the spring scent but it is so invigorating and fresh, that it is loved and preferred by women of all seasons and moods. It is a floral and fruity fragrance for women and has the top notes of fruits with the mid notes being a mix of flowers and fruity freshness and the endnotes being a soothing musk, fruity plum, and cedarwood that is strong and long-lasting.

  • Best Time: Day
  • Ideal For: Women
  • Longevity: 8/10
  • Sillage: 7/10

The mid notes are very powder-like and floral that makes for the best part that is loved by women most of the time. It feels strong yet is very subtle towards the end. It is not very overwhelming, just the perfect balance of strong and sweet. For the first half of the perfume, you may feel it plays with your sweet tinges but slowly it settles to the musky deep matured notes which lingers for quite some time. It is meant for the bubbly lively woman who is chirpy and sets the mood right at work.

Certain women claim that it is also ok to use the scent in sensitive areas like behind the ears and it does not irritate your sensitive spots either. This one feels like a cool breeze of flowers flowing through a bright and happy day. Wear it for a coffee date or even at the office as it has a tinge of flirty notes. It suits better for casual hangouts with friends or even traditional office parties or a day at the beach. Coming to the looks and packaging, it has a very delicate and beautiful appearance which makes for a perfect gift for women with the floral embedding on the cap that revives the floral essence of the scent even further.

The playful daisies and neon yellow like bright colours are very energizing and the appearance is mood-setting and makes you happy. The scent works for the day time and has decent longevity. However, it could be better in terms of sillage as it may not spread around too much and works quite well for the price.

 

Mont Blanc Legend Night

Mont Blanc Legend Night

There is something about the looks of the bottle of the Mont Blanc Legend Night that is very captivating. It has been designed by the talented duo Olivier Pescheux and Antoine Maisondieu. The scent and the bottle reveal the charisma of the wearer and the scent is a magnetic fragrance that has a woody essence to it that feels warm and exotic as well as rich to the senses.

  • Best Time: Night
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 8/10
  • Sillage: 7/10

It is not very aggressive, just nice and subtle as well as reassuring. It spreads the aura of a legendary man. It has the perfect notes of peppermint and sage that hits your senses and soothes you perfectly while the cool bergamot spices are sparkling and awakening that have a very lively touch. While you spray it, the start notes are very bright and vibrant. When it comes to the mid notes they are exactly contrasting to the vibrant and bright notes being very warm and elegant and relaxing your nerves.

It blends a combination of cedarwood along with floral lavender tones along with a tinge of violet. For the base notes, it is quite long-lasting and strong as well as contrasting. On one end you can smell the dense and vibrant woods of Vetiver and Patchouli Woods and contrastingly you can have the calming scent of musk and velvety black Vanilla.

These counter contrast flavors and scents bring out the Montblanc Man with the shades of strong and light. It is made for the classy man for a perfect roulette night reminding you of the classy James Bond ambiance, casino, and class. The scent is better to be applied at night and is very good in terms of its long lastingness. However, it has a moderate sillage which could have been better but it works wonders for males than females and is good for the price it is offered in all in all.

 

Hermes Terre D’Hermes Eau de Toilette

Hermes Terre D'Hermes Eau de Toilette

For a scent that feels close to nature, invokes the natural instincts in you, makes you feel like lying on the ground, gazing at the stars and the sky, the Hermes Terre D’Hermes Eau de Toilette is a representative of everything raw and elemental. It is a scent that resembles and makes you feel close to the earth and sky, which gives a beautiful essence of poetry and strength.

  • Best Time: Day
  • Ideal For: Men
  • Longevity: 9/10
  • Sillage: 8/10

It is a combination of woody, misty, and feels like mineral, purely vegetal, fresh, and exotic. Most of the scent in this cologne resembles autumn fragrances and tones. It has a sensual touch to it due to certain notes of oakwood and benzoin that gives a very warm yet cozy and sensual feeling. It also has a fruity note to it which adds to the sweet aspect and adds to the freshness of the fragrance. Most of the dominant fragrance is woody while it also adds a tinge of spice. The citrusy punch at the starting notes makes for an amazing fresh punch upon spraying which slowly fades into a woody scent that feels more earthly and great for an evening gathering.

The main ingredients behind this magical fragrance would be Grapefruit, Cedar, and Flintstone which combine all the elements in one magical bottle. For the presentation aspects of the bottle, it makes for a great gift and is a safe fragrance to be liked by all. This one was originally chosen by Jean Claude Ellena and is the winner of the FiFi Award Fragrance of the Year in 2007. The scent is quite long-lasting whereas the sillage is also way beyond your expectations. It works great amongst men although can be used by women occasionally if the scent pleases them. It is quite worth the price and works great for the fall season.

 

Conclusion

Fall and winters call for a cozy feeling and nothing more than a soothing yet fresh fragrance for the fall season can help!! After reviewing the immense range of colognes, we concluded that the best one amongst the lot is the Creed Aventus Cologne.

It has a blend of flowers, a punch of sweet fruits and citrusy flavours as well as a mood-setting musky, woody end for the top, base, and mid notes. This cologne is truly perfect for day as well as night use and is worth every penny, especially during the fall season.

Read our reviews on the best fall colognes of the season and tell us which one suits your style and personality the best through the comments section below.

Author

  • Maximo is the ideator behind Gertrude.co. He graduated from the Grasse Institute of Perfumery (GIP) in France in the year 2003. His learnings in the field of perfumery have been immensely educative and helpful in creating new fragrances at a creative centre in Manhattan where Maximo works as a perfumer. He has a fine appreciation for incense's art, and his colossal passion for perfumery reflects in his discussions. He has managed and led teams in his past working experience researching scents with its key clients.