The leaves have fallen, the temperatures have dropped ans we’ve all dug out the winter wardrobe meaning we’re well into the colder, Autumn/winter months. We all need something to help us get through this colder period and brighten up our days.
Like your wardrobe, your scent selection needs some seasonal changes I’ve got a few fragrances which are perfect for spicing things up on those colder days in the shape of Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum, Armani Pour Homme & Armani Acqua Di Gio.
An eau de parfum for men? Yes you are reading correctly! The new eau de parfum version launched in 2016 which is a more intense and longer lasting fragrance with some subtle changes. This is a fresh and subtly spicy scent which makes it an ideal choice for those colder months.
I love design of the bottle, stylish and luxurious with its chrome top and detailing, but maintains some of the classical feel of the original Ralph Lauren Polo. The design is inspired by a gentleman’s hip flask.
The fragrance opens with top notes consist of melon de cavaillon, water melon, fresh cucumber & tangerine
The heart notes include basil, verbana, clary sage & geranium
The scent finishes with base notes of amberwood, patchouli, washed suede note, oakmoss & musk
For me its a refreshing and invigorating citrusy, woody fragrance, the notes seem to blend so well together. It has a sophisticated and warming feel to it, for me, makes it an ideal scent for evening wear. The longevity of the scent is impressive, whilst not being too strong or overpowering.
The RRP for the 75ml bottle is £55, (50ml bottle not available) which I feel is quite good value for this size.
Armani Eau Pour Homme
This was the fashion label’s first fragrance for men, being first released in 1984, it is a warming musky, woody fragrance.
The branding and design of the bottle is very classical and has a retro feel to it, which you’d expect from this original scent.
The fragrance opens with top notes of bitter orange, sicilian tangerine, lemon, Italian bergamot, basil
Then come the spicy heart notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, cloves and lavender
It finishes with base notes of white musk, cedarwood, vetiver, oakmoss and patchouli
For me personally, the spicy and woody notes are the most prominent and give this scent a inviting, warm feeling. I’d say its well suited to daytime office wear.
This is a great scent if your looking for a classical and refined fragrance, with good longevity.
The RRP for the 50ml version is £55
Armani Acqua Di Gio
This fragrance has been a longstanding favourite of mine. It was inspired by the fresh sea, warm sun and the richness of the earth.
The scent begins with citrusy top notes of bergamot, neroli, green tangerine, lemon, lime and jasmine
Heart notes consist of nutmeg, coriander, marine notes and persimmon
The base notes include amber, pathoulli, oakmoss and cedar
The marine heart notes really stand out and blend well with the citrusy top notes, making it a really fresh, clean smelling scent.
Although, the notes would suggest this is more a spring/summer scent, I’d say its a fragrance that could be worn in Autumn/winter also. Its sweet and warm tones are just what you need on a cold crisp day.
This light refreshing and sophisticated scent is perfect for daytime wear.
The RRP for the 50ml version is £50. Although, this may appear on the high side, I think its worth paying for a great smelling fragrance like Acqua di gio.
I’ve really enjoyed trialing these scents, all will be staying in my collection for the colder winter months. You can pick up any of these fragrances at Boots, The Perfume Shop, Feel Unique or The Fragrance Shop.
Have you tried any of these fragrances? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.