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These Are The Best Smelling Men’s Colognes For Every Season

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Hey guys, it may be time to change your cologne. Why, you ask? You might already smell great, but now there’s a nip in the air and it’s time to transition to a deeper, richer scent. Most men don’t change their signature scents often but it can be nice to mix up your cologne based on the seasons of the year. And no, we’re not meaning that you have to spend a ton of money every year just so your cologne matches the season, but it might be nice to have a few different cologne choices throughout the year. So, today, we’ve chosen some luxury and affordable mens cologne brands for each season! Bring in those rich fall smells, those summery scents, and start smelling amazing every single day of the year.


Fall brings along more warm, rich and spicy tones than other seasons. Think of mulled cider, fall breezes and cooler nights. This is the perfect time of the year to have a spicy, mysterious scent. If you’re wanting a cologne that has these scents, you may want to try one of these:

LUXURY: Azzaro The Most Wanted – $83.30

Seductive, daring and charismatic. This scent is a powerful fusion of vibrant cardamon, an addictive toffee accord and the masculine trail of amber wood.

AFFORDABLE: Every Man Jack Cedarwood – $19.99

This scent has notes of cedar, cypress, citrus peel, and a lingering Vetiver finish.


Winter brings to mind woody, botanical and smokey scents. Like a cozy fire, walking through the snow or cutting down a fresh Christmas tree or firewood. This also the time of the holiday season, so you might want your signature scent to give you a Christmasy scent, without going overboard. We’re not talking about peppermint or eggnog, but a warming forsty smell. Give one of these a try for the chilly winter months!

LUXURY: Christian Dior Sauvage for Men – $115

Inspired by the clear blue sky and rocky mountains, this cologne has raw notes of bergamot and pepper with a mild woody base of ambroxan, geranium, lavender, vetiver and patchouli.

AFFORDABLE: Cremo Bourbon and Oak – $22.95

This one has a sophisticated blend of distiller’s spice, fine bourbon and white oak.

Spring & Summer

The spring and summer seasons are always fresh and breezy, and fresh is also good for any time of year, in case you’re not in the market for more than one scent. Smelling fresh means you smell clean, and smelling clean is never a bad thing. These options remind us of the ocean, beach, lake or waterfall.

LUXURY: Calvin Klein Eternity for Men AQUA – $38.25

This one has it all with a warm, lingering finish of sandalwood, patchouli and musk. It also has notes of sage, jasmine, basil leaf, geranium, tarragon and a watery surge of chilled cucumber and drenched green.

AFFORDABLE: Perry Ellis 360 – $25

This summery scent brings forth a blend of fresh fruit, spices and aromatic woods. This one is super refreshing and airy.

What are your favorite mens cologne brands? Do you like to switch up your cologne based on the seasons or just throughout the year? Let us know in the comments section below!

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