The 15 Best Fall Fragrances for Men in 2023: The Perfect Autumn Scent

The best colognes and fragrances for any autumn occasion

ONE37pm editors select every item that appears on this page, and the company may earn compensation through affiliate links within the story. You can learn more about that process here.
fall fragrence mobile
Amazon / Saks Fifth Avenue / Walmart

Much like clothing, certain elements of grooming can take the form of seasonal offerings. Believe it or not, certain fragrances/colognes can very much be categorized as seasonal based on the notes they contain, and their overall scent. Now you may be wondering what makes fall fragrances and colognes different from winter and summer fragrances? For starters, fall fragrances tend to have a more woody and spicy scent in line with the many elements we associate with the fall season such as pumpkins, fireplaces, changing leaves, and more. Much in line with their warmer counterparts, these fragrances also give off a mature attractive scent that can be worn with many different outfits and in many different settings. With us now being fully engrained into fall, we've decided to round up a list of the best fall fragrances for men in 2023.

From our best overall choice Gucci Intense Oud EDP Spray ($110) to an universal scent like Versace Eros ($63.45) that has been tried, true, and tested for decades, we consider these to be the best fall fragrances and colognes you can currently purchase. In the meantime, if you need suggestions for the holiday, you can check out our cologne gift sets article.

RELATED: The 20 Best Fragrances For The Holiday Season

What to look for in a fall fragrance:

Before shopping for a fragrance, there are some factors you should keep in mind.

  • Scents: Since you won't be able to actually smell the fragrance beforehand, you'll need to look at the specs. Most fall fragrances have a woody or spicy smell that remind you of fall staples such as fireplaces, pumpkins, certain plants, etc.
  • Concentration: What is concentration? Concentration is that label you see on the front of the bottle such as "eau de cologne" or “parfum.” There are four major categories of fragrance concentration: eau de cologne, eau de toilette, parfum, and eau de parfum. Eau de cologne is the lightest scent, estimated to have 1 to 5% concentration which will last you you roughly 1.5 hours. Eau de toilette is next, estimated to have 8 to 12% concentration, and will last you roughly 2 to 3 hours. Eau de parfum is a slightly stronger scent that has roughly 12 to 20% concentration, and will last you about 5 to 6 hours. Parfum is the strongest scent, ith an estimated 20 to 40% concentration that will last you about 8 hours.
  • Price: Knowing what your budget is ahead of time and how much you want to spend on your fragrance/cologne is another important part of fragrance shopping.
  • Consider your climate: Lastly, consider your climate. Are you in a place that has warm/hot falls like California or Florida? Or are you in a region that starts to experience cooler/cold temperatures once the season hits? This is important to note because if you live in a place that's hot/has a lot of humidity, then you'll probably require a fragrance with a higher concentration.

The Best Fall Fragrances, at a Glance:

1. Gucci Intense Oud EDP Spray

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 4.35.05 PM

Best Fall Fragrance, Overall

  • Top Notes: Agarwood, incense, olibanum, woody notes, amber, leather
  • Middle Notes: Woody notes, leather
  • Base Notes: Amber, agarwood
  • Sizes: 3oz
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

It doesn't get any more fall than Gucci's Intense Oud EDP Spray, which is an intense spray that contains woody notes, leather, amber, and agarwood combined with an olibanum undertone to produce a scent that is ultra masculine and sexy. Even with it's intensity, the Gucci's Intense Oud EDP Spray doesn't overpower to the point where people can't hold a sneeze in around you, which is yet another feature that makes it one of the best fall fragrances on the market. Contained a 3oz bottle and priced at $110, you won't go wrong with grabbing this for the season.


2. Le Labo Another 13 Eau de Parfum

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 4.41.32 PM
Saks Fifth Avenue

Best for Warmer Fall Days

  • Top Notes: Citruses and apple, pear
  • Middle Notes: Amyl salicylate, moss, jasmine, ambrette
  • Base Notes: Iso E super, cetalox, ambrettolide, helvetolide
  • Sizes: 0.5oz, 1.7oz, 3.4oz
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

Established back in 2010, Le Labo 13 strikes the perfect balance of being a commanding scent that doesn't over command. Containing top notes of citruses, apple, and pear that blend in seamlessly with middle notes like moss and jasmine that transition into the base notes of Iso E super, cetalox, ambrettolide, and helvetolide, the final scent is one of a spicy fruit-like fragrance that can be worn at any time of the day. You can choose whether you want to purchase an 0.5oz, 1.7oz, or a 3.4oz, with the prices ranging from $99 to $322.


3. Versace Eros

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 4.49.08 PM

Best for Cooler Fall Days

  • Top Notes: Mint, green apple and lemon
  • Middle Notes: Tonka bean, ambroxan and geranium
  • Base Notes: Madagascar vanilla, virginian cedar, atlas cedar, vetiver, oakmoss
  • Sizes: 3.40z
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Versace Eros is a fragrance that works for all seasons thanks to its unique mixture of notes that consists of madagascar vanilla, tonka bean, and green apple. Since its release over thirty years ago, Versace Eros has been one of the most popular scents in the men's fragrance universe as it's known specifically for its sexiness. You can layer it easily as the day goes by, getting a few hours at time, and the fragrances works for all different types of settings whether you're at the office or heading out for a night on the town.


4. PI by Givenchy

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 4.57.37 PM

Best for the Office

  • Top Notes: Mandarin orange, tarragon, rosemary and basil
  • Middle Notes: Anise, neroli, geranium and lily-of-the-valley
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, almond, tonka bean, benzoin and cedar
  • Sizes: 3.3oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

According to our calculations, PI by Givenchy is a great cologne that works beautifully for the fall time. First released in 1999, the formula is a mixture of the likes of vanilla, almond, mandarin, neroli, and more while also being enhanced by top notes of tarragon, rosemary, and basil, and middle notes like lily-of-the-valley. There's a reason why this has been a fan favorite for almost twenty-five years—it smells incredible. Throw in the very cool designed bottle, and PI by Givenchy adds up to be a winner.


5. Prada Luna Rossa

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 5.03.57 PM

Best for Date Nights

  • Top Notes: Lavender, bitter orange
  • Middle Notes: Mint, clary sage
  • Base Notes: Ambroxan, ambrette
  • Sizes: 1.7 oz, 3.4 oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Prada Luna Rossa keeps it simple with its formula because it doesn't need much to make an impact. A relaxed smell you can recognize from a mile away, the fragrance contains a mixture of lavender, bitter orange, mint, clary sage, ambroxan, and ambrette—all of which blend together to create one of the most intoxicating fragrances ever designed. Prada gives you the option of either a 1.7oz or 3.40z bottle. If you are the type that uses a lot of cologne in one go, we recommend the 3.4oz as that will last you a lot longer.


6. Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 5.10.31 PM
Tom Ford

Best Splurge

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, lemon, mandarin, ylang-ylang, blackcurrant
  • Middle Notes: Lotus wood, orchid, fruity notes, floral notes
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, chocolate, incense, patchouli, vetiver
  • Sizes: 1.7oz, 3.4oz
  • Type: Parfum

If you are going to make a splurge this season, Tom Ford's Black Orchid is the way to go for sure. A well respected scent in the fragrance world that has become a legend, Black Orchid can get you up to 6 to 8 hours of usage before reapplying, and has a mixture of lotus wood, lemon, mandarin, and chocolate notes. Other notes like fruity notes, sandalwood, and bergamot do its part in enhancing the fragrance as well. Tom Ford gives you the option of either a 1.7oz or 3.40z bottle, with their respective prices being $190 to $275.

SHOP NOW AT TOM FORD, $190 - $275

7. Burberry For Men Eau de Toilette

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 5.17.59 PM
  • Top Notes: Lavender, bergamot, mint, thyme
  • Middle Notes: Geranium, jasmine, cedar, sandalwood, oak moss
  • Base Notes: Amber, musk, vanilla
  • Sizes: 100ml
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Created in 1995, Burberry's Classic Men's Fragrance has been a tested tried and true cologne for nearly three decades. Containing top notes of lavender bergamot, mint, and thyme, middle notes of geranium, jasmine, cedar, sandalwood, and oak moss, and base notes of amber, musk, and vanilla, the Burberry Fragrance represents fall smells to the fullest. The asking price of $103 is more than reasonable considering the Burberry label, and again this fragrance smell wonderful. You'll definitely be walking around with an ounce of extra confidence after spritzing this on.


8. Dior Fahrenheight

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 5.24.20 PM
  • Top Notes: Lavender, cedar, chamomile, mandarin orange, hawthorn, nutmeg flower, bergamot, lemon
  • Middle Notes: Violet Leaf, nutmeg, cedar, sandalwood, carnation, honeysuckle, jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley
  • Base Notes:  Leather, vetiver, musk, amber, patchouli and tonka bean
  • Sizes: 1.70z, 3.40z
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Want to up the hotness meter a bit? Try out Dior's Fahrenheit fragrance, which has a mixture of top notes that range from chamomile, cedar, and mandarin orange all the way to base notes like leather, vetiver, and musk. While the top and bottom notes standout, it's the middle notes of Violet Leaf, nutmeg, cedar, sandalwood, carnation, honeysuckle, jasmine and Lily-of-the-Valley that really increases the strength of the cologne. Two sizes bottles are available, 1.70z to 3.40z, with the price ranging from $95 to $120.

SHOP NOW AT DIOR, $95 - $120

9. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 5.31.34 PM
  • Top Notes: Tobacco Leaf, spicy notes
  • Middle Notes: Tobacco blossom, cacao, vanilla, tonka bean
  • Base Notes: Woody notes, dried fruits
  • Sizes: 0.30z, 1.0oz, 1.7oz, 3.40z
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

Another Tom Ford selection, but we had to include it. Tobacco Vanille is a fragrance that totally captures the essence of what it means to be a "fall scent." Blending together tobacco leaf and spicy notes with sweet middle ingredients like vanilla, cacao, and tonka bean, the result is a smell that very much resembles a cozy fireplace. The woody notes and dried fruits mix together for a powerful finish, and best of all, there's multiple size bottles to choose. Sugar, spice, (you know the rest).


10. Michael Kors Extreme Journey

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 5.39.48 PM
  • Top Notes: Pink Pepper
  • Middle Notes: Atlas cedar and patchouli
  • Base Notes: Leather
  • Sizes: 3.40z
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Mixing and matching pink pepper, atlas cedar, patchouli, and leather for a gravitating musky and spicy scent, Michael Kors' Extreme Journey fragrance keeps it simple by dialing back on the notes, but the ingredients selected blend together perfectly to create a riveting final smell. Michael Kors describes the Extreme Journey cologne as the "rugged intensity of racing through Saharan sands," which means you'll be taking things to next level with each and every spray.


11. Nuit d’Issey

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 5.45.48 PM
  • Top Notes: Grapefruit, bergamot
  • Middle Notes: Black pepper, vetiver, woodsy notes, spices, leather
  • Base Notes: Incense, ebony tree, tonka bean, patchouli
  • Sizes: 4.2oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

With the description of being a "combination of elegance, strength and masculinity," Issey Miyake's Nuit d’Issey contains opening top note of grapefruit and bergamot that flows into middle notes of black pepper, vetiver, woodsy notes, spices, and leather that slides into the base notes of incense, ebony tree, tonka bean, and patchouli. You'll get a 4.20z bottle that should last you a good percentage of the year, and the asking price is $106.


12. Comme des Garcons Blackpepper Parfum

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 5.53.00 PM
END. Clothing
  • Top Notes: Black pepper
  • Middle Notes: Cedar, patchouli, oud
  • Base Notes: Tonka, musk
  • Sizes: 50ml
  • Type: Parfum

And if you don't know now you know—Commes Des Garcons that accomplishes the job of keeping you covered all day long with its parfum strength. Containing notes of black pepper, cedar, patchouli, oud, tonka, and musk, the Blackpepper has just the right amount of spice to up the ante, blended together with just the right amount of cool notes to even it out so that it's not too overbearing. Not too much and not too little—always the route to go with a fragrance.


13. Armani Code

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 5.58.50 PM
  • Top Notes: Lemon, bergamot
  • Middle Notes: Olive blossom, guaiac wood, star anise
  • Base Notes: Tonka bean, leather, tobacco
  • Sizes: 1.7oz, 2.50z, 4.3oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

The Armani Code will have you "on code" this fall thanks to its lemon and bergamot top notes, its middle layer of olive blossom, guaiac wood, star anise, and its finishing base notes of tonka bean, leather, and tobacco. All work together to create an exotic scent that is very much along the lines of "Armani sexiness," and the fragrance is very much the missing accessory needed to complete your outfit and take it to the next level.

SHOP NOW AT ARMANI, $85 - $126

14. Acqua Di Parma

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 6.06.29 PM
  • Top Notes: Neroli, mint, galbanol
  • Middle Notes: Lavender, rosemary
  • Base Notes: Vetiver, musk
  • Sizes: 1.6oz, 3.3oz, 60z
  • Type: Eau de Cologne

A classic that has been on store shelves since 1916, Acqua Di Parma is one of the few colognes that have the benefit of saying that they've been dominant for over one hundred years. The formula is simple—top notes of neroli, mini, and galbanol, middle notes of lavender and rosemary, and base notes of vetiver and musk. Only a couple of sprays are needed as the scent is on the stronger side. There's three different sizes to choose from (1.6oz, 3.3oz, and 60z), with the price range being from $137 to $245.


15. Kilian Black Phantom

Screen Shot 2023 11 03 at 6.12.22 PM
  • Top Notes: Sugar cane, dried grape, vanilla, rhum
  • Middle Notes: Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, almond
  • Base Notes: Vetiver, sandalwood, iris
  • Sizes: 1.70z
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

A fancy fragrance with, wait for it...vanilla, rhum, sugar cane, dark chocolate, and iris as just some of their ingredients along with even more wondrous notes like caramel, coffee, and almond, what you're getting with Kilian Black Phantom is a luxury scent is it's finest form. The smell is amazing, the bottle design is amazing, and the fragrance is versatile with the ability to work for all settings and events. What more could you ask for?

SHOP NOW AT SEPHORA, $225 - $275

The Fall Fragrance Notes to Look For:

There's several notes that are prominent in fall fragrances to look out for including: woody notes, bergamot, patchouli, musk, cedar, lemon, sandalwood, and plenty more. All of these notes are ones that either by themselves or blended together with others give off a scent that is woody, spicy, and in line with fall.

Fall Fragrance FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about fall fragrances.

What scents to look for in a fall fragrance?

The most common element of fall fragrances are scents that give off a woody and spicy smell in line with the fall season. These include the notes: woody notes, bergamot, patchouli, musk, cedar, lemon, sandalwood, and more.

What's the best cologne for fall?

In our opinion, the best cologne for fall is our top choice is Gucci's Intense Oud EDP Spray due to its woody notes, leather, amber, and agarwood combination.

RELATED: The 31 Best Colognes for Men to Try in 2023

Did you like this article?
Thumbs Up
Thumbs Down