New in Stores: Men’s Fall Fragrances

With unusual notes like tiramisu and hookah tobacco, men’s fragrances make a splash this fall


Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Eau de Toilette

This oriental woody fragrance conveys the Italian house’s vision of masculinity: irreverent yet elegant, seductive yet sweet. It opens with black pepper, cardamom and bergamot, with a surprise in the middle: tiramisu. The dessert-y note is combined with orange blossom and Ambrox, then cashmere wood, sandalwood and tonka bean deepen the base. A hat tip to the brand’s heritage, the sleek bottle sports Ferragamo’s Venna logo. From $82, 50 mL EDT, at Hudson’s Bay


Azzaro Wanted Eau de Toilette

The third men’s fragrance pillar from Azzaro, Wanted was crafted with the fashionable millennial in mind. A woody-citrus-spicy scent of contrasts, its aphrodisiac appeal springs from ginger, paired with lemon for a zesty, fiery start. Cardamom and prickly juniper make the heart, then vetiver and tonka bean anchor the composition. The bottle’s mechanical design mimics the pistons of a sportscar, while the cap is inspired by a poker chip. From $72, 50 mL EDT, at Hudson’s Bay, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu and Uniprix


Paco Rabanne 1 Million Privé Eau de Parfum

This fruity, woody oriental for him keeps two ingredients from the popular, original 1 Million: blood mandarin and cinnamon. Then to crank up the intensity for this new flanker, the middle notes pair hookah tobacco with bitter myrrh resin, while the dry-down brings in patchouli and tonka bean absolute. A companion scent for her, Lady Million Privé, will also launch at the same time. $105, 100 mL EDP, available September at department stores and select drugstores


L’Homme Prada Eau de Toilette

The launch of L’Homme Prada expresses designer Miuccia Prada’s fascination with the fluidity of identity: in her view, there isn’t one definition of masculinity, but many. The fragrance draws upon notes both faraway and familiar: neroli, patchouli and geranium, and a final touch of iris and amber. Dressed in the unmistakable Prada Saffiano leather, the curved bottle perfectly complements La Femme Prada, the new companion women’s fragrance, arriving on counters at the same time. From $84, 50 mL EDT, available September at Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom


Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute Eau de Parfum

This woody, spicy oriental pays homage to the Parisian fashion house’s 1974 woody aromatic, Gentleman, while continuing in the path forged by its three-year-old predecessor, Gentlemen Only. Inside the bottle, now styled in matte black, is a combination of spices, a warmth that sets it apart from Gentleman and Gentlemen Only. The heart features bergamot, with sandalwood and vanilla in the finish. $111, 100 mL EDP, available September at Hudson’s Bay, Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart


Jimmy Choo Man Intense Eau de Toilette

In 2014, London-based footwear label Jimmy Choo veered from flats to fragrance with the launch of its first men’s scent, the crisp and modern Man. This fall’s Intense iteration is a warmer take on the original. After opening with lavender, melon and mandarin oil, the heart is a fresh blend of davana oil (a herb grown primarily in India), black pepper and geranium. A base of patchouli, tonka bean and cistus absolute rounds out the juice. $99, 100 mL EDT, available October at Hudson’s Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart


A version of this article was originally published in the Fall 2016 issue of Cosmetics magazine.