Five of the best: autumn fragrance

As the nights draw in and mornings grow darker a new wave of fragrances are set to hit the market. Warming, spicy and perfect for long brisk walks in the part and cosy nights by the fire, this is The Spa Man’s pick of the best.

Hugo Boss Oud Jo Malone Intense Ex Idolo


This is my favourite from the selection of fragrances. It’s long-lasting, potent and a heady mix of oud laced with smoky cypriol and gaiac wood (that’s the base) you will also experience bergamot, apple and plum rest on an aromatic elixir of geranium, clove and cinnamon, fused with rare saffron and evocative labdanum resin.

BOSS BOTTLED OUD is available nationwide at House of Fraser and Debenhams RRP, £56.00 for 50ml, £76.00 for 100ml

Ex Idolo Ryder

Another potent spicy mix this time from Ex Idolo which has created an interesting blend inspired by the history of the members clubs of Mayfair and St. James in London. The fragrance is a juxtaposition of sweet tobacco and boozy notes against a warm woody-amber accord. The fragrance is anchored by an ultra-rare Omani (Hougari) frankincense.
Ex Idolo Ryder is available from Fenwick, Les Senteurs, Roullier White, Brummells – £90 for 30ml

Jo Malone Incense & Cedrat

Instantly likeable, indeed loveable, the spicy, warming notes of this cologne hit are perfect for autumn. Not as long-lasting as BOSS Bottled Oud, but elegant and refined. Incense & Cedrat is the new addition to Cologne Intense and blends incense with three layers of resins. The lemon and pepper notes of Elemi bring out a radiant freshness as the fragrance opens. Amber-like labdanum ciste presents the heart whilst sweet benzoin accentuates an addictive richness at the base.

Cologne 100ml RRP £105 / €130

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Tom Ford Noir Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto The Spa Man

Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto

Light, fresh and almost a touch summery, this is a refreshing alternative for those who don’t like the spicy, warming scents of amber and oud. Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto picks up on neroli, rosemary and vetiver notes which are modern and light, and most importantly long-lasting. Perfect for a sunshine breaks mid-winter?

The Acqua di Bergamotto by Ermenegildo Zegna EDT 100ml RRP £76/ 50ml RRP £55
Deodorant Stick, 75g RRP £25 Available Nationwide from October 14th 2015

Tom Ford Noir Eau de Parfum

OK, it’s not brand new, but it is really rather good. Tom Ford Noir Eau de Parfum is an oriental, sensual fragrance that captures masculine duality: elegant and sensual at once. A smooth and luminous spice bouquet is blended with masculine florals and enveloped in warm and creamy leather, resins, amber and vanilla.

£82 for 100ml- Available nationwide