Warm, woody fragrances are among autumn’s finest. Take your pick
Wood will dominate your bathroom cabinet this season
WOOD, IT SEEMS, is what you’re supposed to smell like this autumn. It makes sense, really. We’ve left behind the citrusy abandon of summer, and we’re yet to submit ourselves to the oily, musky richness of winter, so something in-between is about right. Woody notes, such as sandalwood or cedar, are warm and spicy but still work well alongside greener, fresher scents, and form the base for some of the best men’s fragrances. There’s a glut of brand-new woody numbers this autumn: Bulgari has used wood barks, essences and resins, while Bottega Veneta has created three fragrances based on the trees found in the Palladian gardens of Veneto, northern Italy. Here are eight of the season’s best.