In spring and summer, scents can be fruity, fresh and light. For autumn and winter, however, heavier, spicier scents are ideal. Here are ten classics and new products that are suitable for the colder days – for men and women.

A sensual, oriental scent and therefore the ideal companion through autumn and winter is “Seductive Noir” from Guess. The base notes of the women’s fragrance include Haitian vetiver, vanilla and light suede – a combination that radiates warmth and security.

Givenchy’s “L’Interdit Rouge” also comes across as elegant: the white accord – orange blossom, sambac jasmine and tuberose – meets darker, mysterious notes of patchouli, vetiver and ambroxan. A sensual, romantic scent that goes great with the colder seasons.

“Ginza” by Shiseido combines woody notes with floral ones. The heart notes include jasmine, magnolia and Japanese orchid petals as well as hinoki wood. Sandalwood and patchouli round off the perfume. A feminine, intense and autumnal scent.

Paco Rabanne’s perfume “Pure

Another perfume that is ideal for autumn and winter fragrances is “J’adore” by Dior. It combines floral-fruity notes and the essence of Damask rose from Turkey. It is sensual, but not too heavy and has an exciting scent.

An opulent, lush men’s perfume and therefore well suited for the darker seasons is “Homme Intense” by Dior. The scent is woody and combines notes of iris with the musky and fruity accents of ambrette seeds from Ecuador. A dry, long-lasting oriental fragrance that can easily be worn in everyday life.

Base notes of vanilla and heart notes of calming lavender make the oriental eau de toilette “Phantom” by Paco Rabanne an everyday fragrance that is not too heavy in autumn and winter, but not too fresh either.

If there is a fall fragrance for men, it is probably the Eau de Toilette “Boss Bottled” by Hugo Boss. It is one of the most successful scents, has aromatic-fruity notes in the top note – especially the red apple – and has a particularly autumnal and wintery feel with its cinnamon notes.

With base notes of moss, precious woods and tonka bean, as well as top notes of black pepper, blood orange and spices, “Men Kalan” by Parfums de Marly is a true fall scent – and a luxurious one at that. It is particularly elegant and very spicy. Heart notes of cashmere wood, lavender and orange blossom complete this special perfume.

“L’Homme” by Prada is characterized by the contrast between coolness and lightness, between feminine and masculine facets. The woody scent combines base notes of patchouli with top notes of iris and amber and middle notes of neroli and geranium.

Tip: Fragrances last particularly long if you apply them directly to the skin, for example on the wrist, neck, in the crook of the arm or in the décolleté – ideally near the shower when the pores are open. It is best to put on jewelry after applying the fragrance, as not all jewelry can tolerate being sprayed. And: Perfume usually lasts longer than eau de toilette.

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