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5 Best Fall Fragrances for Men | Most Complimented Fragrances

September 28, 2019


What’s up, guys? I’m Brian Sacawa, you’re
watching He Spoke Style, and today I’m sharing five of my favorite fall
fragrances. Before we get started, want to let you know that this video is
presented in partnership with ScentBox. So this is my absolute favorite time of
year. Love the crisp air in the morning. Also
my favorite season for menswear. And as the seasons change we need to think
about changing up the fragrance that we wear. We want to be moving from lighter
and crisper scents into something with a little bit more body and maybe some
spice as well. So the fragrances I chose, I would say, are really great early fall
fragrances. Great for that transition time. So let’s check them out.
My first pick is by Acqua di Parma and this is Colonia Ebano. So, interestingly, I
can’t remember when I got this bottle, maybe two or three years ago, but as I
was preparing for this video I went to look up this fragrance on the Acqua
di Parma website and I couldn’t find it. I don’t know if they discontinued it
or not but I see that it is still available from a few places online. If it
has been discontinued, I think that’s a shame because this is a really, really
nice fall fragrance. So forget everything you know about Acqua di Parma and the
original Colonia. This is nothing like that. Original Colonia, fresh and citrusy.
Ebano is woody. It’s spicy. And it’s aromatic. Top notes are listed as
bergamot and petitgrain. But I honestly don’t smell those at all. Now what does
come through a lot on the very first spray is pepper. And that peppery
spiciness stays prominent for about the first 30 minutes or so on my skin. As it
dries down, it takes on a much smoother woody scent. Almost kind of a sweet wood.
But not overly sweet. It’s not cloying in any way. So, personally, I wish the pepper
would stick around a little bit longer, but overall I really like this fragrance.
I would say it has about a medium projection and a medium to long-lasting
staying power. Next up is B683 by Marc-Antoine Barrois. Now this fragrance is
leathery and woody, but a very, very elegant and refined version of those two
scents. It was actually inspired by his and the perfumer’s childhood memories of
smelling leather, like from an attache case or a desk blotter. You know, just
imagine the kind of wood paneled room that this would be in and you’ll
instantly have a picture of what this smells like. Now this is a leathery
fragrance but, again, it’s not an intense leather. It’s very, I wouldn’t say subtle,
it’s definitely not in-your-face. It’s just like this nice blanket that kind of
envelops you. On the skin it doesn’t change much from the first spray to when it
dries down which, is not a bad thing, in my opinion. There are some people who
don’t like that. It smells so nice that I wouldn’t want it to change. So this one’s
new for me. I really like it. I’ve been wearing it a lot. I would say this has
become my go-to fall fragrance. Possibly on its way to becoming my quote-unquote
signature scent. Now from leathery to a more kind of classic spiciness we have
Musgo Real Spiced Citrus. This is classified as an exotic oriental fougere.
You have a nice combination of freshness with the citrus notes and a warmth as a
result of the spices and incense. This is not a super complex fragrance. Top notes
are lime, coriander, lemon, and verbena. Heart notes they say are, simply, spices.
And base notes are wood and incense. If you’re a fan of barbershop fragrances
this is one for you. And a great fall version of a barbershop fragrance. My
only gripe with this is that it doesn’t last very long. You might get two hours
out of it. But what a great two hours those will be! This would be nice to
splash on after work if you’re meeting someone for drinks or a light kind of
casual dinner. Next is one that I’ve included in roundups before. It’s an
all-time favorite of mine. This is Frederic Malle’s Bigarade Concentree. This
is supposedly an ode to an Eau de Cologne, but one with decidedly more
depth and spice. So right off the bat you’re hit with a wonderful bitter
orange. Tt almost smells to me like if you’ve ever had a flamed orange peel as
a cocktail garnish. Take a second and just imagine that. And then it moves more
into the spiciness, which you get from a hint of cardamom and pink pepper. And the
base of this, like I said this fragrance has more depth, is more woody. and you do
get notes of cedar and a little bit of hay. This is a very long-lasting
fragrance. Easily will last you all day long. And although it will last all day,
it’s not an overpowering fragrance. I really like what they say about this one
on the website, the last sentence in particular. And that’s that Bigarade
Concentree is for those who believe that seduction is found in cleanliness
and perfection. My last pick is a fragrance by Tom Ford. This is Italian
Cypress. Now, I have to say that I was extremely close to putting Ralph Lauren
Polo Green in this roundup. It’s a classic. It’s a great fragrance. It’s
great for fall. It’s great for winter. But I thought that was a little obvious. So I
chose something a little less obvious but definitely something that I would
put as very comparable to Polo Green and that, of course, is Italian Cypress. I did
a quick little comparison between the two and what I found is that Italian
Cypress is a little brighter. It’s got more zest. It’s got more punch. Where I
would say Polo Green is a little more smooth around the edges, this one is
refined but I would say also a little wilder. And I think that really sort of
encapsulates the difference between the two brands when you think about the
brand identity. A great everyday fragrance. And perfect for fall. Now
remember that the way a fragrance smells is very dependent on you your
skin, your chemistry. I would always advise you before committing to buy a
full bottle and investing in that that you test out the fragrance on your skin.
Going to the mall, going to a boutique and spraying on your skin walking around
and then making a determination. That’s one way to do it. However, I found it’s
best to really sort of live with that fragrance. And that means having more
than just one spray on one day. And that’s where our sponsor for this video,
ScentBox, comes in. ScentBox is a monthly subscription fragrance company. Basically
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new fragrances. So those are my five picks for a great fall and fall
transition time fragrances. I’ll list them all down below in the description.
Go ahead and leave me your favorites. As you know, I love to find out about new
fragrances that I haven’t heard of. Thumbs up if you liked this video. Hit
that subscribe button. And until next time, thanks for watching and stay tailored.

26 Comments

  • Reply Ok Daccord September 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Just when I was looking for fragrances online..

  • Reply He Spoke Style September 28, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    What are your favorite fall fragrances?

  • Reply jason starek September 28, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I’m a sucker for spice in the fall.
    1) Terre d’Hermes
    2) Hanae Mori Him
    3) John Varvatos (vintage or regular)
    4) Spice Bomb

  • Reply MultiMrMiles September 28, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Gianfranco ferre for men
    Photo lagerfeld
    Moods krizia
    Trussardi Uomo
    Pour Homme Haute Concentration YSL

  • Reply Sartorial Styles September 28, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Incredible choices and great inspiration! I will share my top 5 not sorted by how much I like them, but from Casual (1) to Formal (5):

    1. Individuel by Mont Blanc
    2. Eau De Toilette Rouge by Narciso
    3. Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford
    4. Oud Satin Mood by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    5. Portrait Of A Lady by Frederic Malle

    I sadly don't own Portrait Of A Lady, because it is highly expensive and not really affordable for a student like me. But I will keep my tester and will use it for the most important occasions, and maybe I will save up for a bottle!

  • Reply Adam Bailey September 28, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Aqua Di Parma Quercia is one from that house I recommend, that actually has some real staying power,

  • Reply The Life of Tony September 28, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    It’s spring here in Australia.

  • Reply Samuel Gustav September 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Clausporto Musgo Real, respect from Portugal 😀

  • Reply qarhsi September 28, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    – once again, i am not familiar with these fragrances haha. the only brand here that i tried was acqua di parma.
    – based on your descriptions, i am sure you have a mature nose. also, the fragrances you use/recommend aren't common ones that everyone else talks about. but listening to the things you say about these fragrances, i have a suspicion that i may not be into these type of scents haha.
    – i live in singapore; it is hot and humid all year round. so if i am out in the day, fresh/aquatic/blue scents are what i go with.
    – towards the evening/night i just go ahead and use some fragrances that are more for the colder weather. i will never get cold weather here (unless AC counts), so if i like smth, i think i can use it, provided i control the sprays (but then again, nth really lasts on me/in this country LOL). cheers!

  • Reply Haider Al-Baldawi September 28, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Great picks, Brian. I'd never have thought you'd pick Bigarade Concentree of all FM fragrances. My top 5 for this fall would be:

    1. Floris Santal
    2. Amouage Journey Man
    3. Montale Honey Aoud
    4. Serge Lutens Chergui
    5. Lalique Pour Homme

  • Reply zi Arlyden September 28, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Subscriber count on this channel is considerable low compared to quality of content.

  • Reply Alexis Waldhagen-Nordström September 28, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    I'm into natural fragrances, so my all time favourite is Korres Mountain Pepper-Bergamot-Coriander (88% natural, 100% free of "nasty stuff"). And sometimes, when I miss my late Dad, I use Knize Ten. Greets from East Frisia/Germany!

  • Reply colin macdonald September 28, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    I bought your recommended Black Afgano recently ready for winter, it really is superb !!

  • Reply Joaquin Gracia September 28, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Great video, but a little expensive for my wallet, I will be more comfortable around 50€

  • Reply Roy Chefets September 28, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Sponsored videos are tacky.

  • Reply Roy Chefets September 28, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    One should avoid expensive fragrances. They are an incredible ripoff. They are what are called "aspirational products" meaning an affordable product from a famous name when perhaps the company's more expensive products like clothing are not affordable. A bottle of "expensive" fragrance costs $10-20 to produce, sometimes less. That includes the cost of the bottle and the fragrance itself. Don't be a sucker. Find a moderately priced fragrance that you like.

  • Reply akula1055 September 28, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I just finished an Aqua di Parma OUD, is very nice and last all day long. It's more suitable for going out in the evenings. Thanks for the video. Cheers

  • Reply Seraj Wheda September 28, 2019 at 5:52 pm

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  • Reply Mr President September 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Top 5 Fall for me:
    Prada Luna Rossa Black
    D&G The one EDP
    Creed Aventus
    Spicebomb Extreme
    Hugo Boss Bottled Oud

  • Reply amcluesent September 28, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    David Beckham Instinct Eau De Toilette Perfume for Men. It's great for cleaning tarnished brassware

  • Reply Vali Sechi September 28, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Favourite fall/winter fragrances in no particular order are Nasomatto Duro, TF ombré leather, TF fkin fabulous, Parfums de marly layton and Kilian black phantom

  • Reply Shadman Siddiqui September 28, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    where is that sweater from?

  • Reply 344camh September 28, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Tom Dao Dyptique EDT

  • Reply Steve Leopard September 28, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Fave episodes

  • Reply Stylish September 28, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    It’s so cool to read all the fragrances here in the comments. I’ll try out many of them! Thank you everyone here and especially Brian for making this video!

  • Reply Legacy Minded September 28, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    You kept your word! Fall fragrances! I really appreciate this man!

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