New season, new scent? If you're nodding in agreement with this grooming mantra, you'll want to know what's in store in the fragrance department for autumn. Well, you've come to the right place.
All the major fragrance houses have been beavering away in their labs for months, dreaming up concoctions they hope you'll be dousing yourself with, and they've really outdone themselves this year.
We've sprayed and sniffed our way through the new launches and decided these are the colognes the discerning gent should make a beeline for this season.
Inspired by the classic combination of a white T-shirt and perfectly cut black blazer, this modern fragrance opens with crisp bergamot and ginger notes, before a subtle sweetness arrives and is rounded off with the smoky warmth of incense.
Coach's new eau de toilette is inspired by American rebels, but it blends ingredients from around the globe, like Japanese pear, cardamom and Haitian vetiver, resulting in a fresh and youthful blend.
Celebrity fragrances can be hit and miss to say the least, but this, one of a pair from The X Factor host (and renowned nicest man in TV), is a real corker, layering zesty grapefruit and black pepper over woody vetiver to seriously seductive effect.
Falling firmly in the 'fougere' category, L'Envol (which means 'the flight') is a wonderfully woody eau de parfum, the top notes evoking a hike through a cool pine forest, while musky base notes give it real depth.
A beefed-up version of The Scent for him, this heady new juice amplifies the leather and ginger notes of the original -and as you would expect for an eau de parfum, it really packs a punch.
Taking floral notes more commonly associated with women's fragrances (geranium and lavender), Riflesso is lifted with grapefruit and apple accords and rounded out with bergamot and leather, creating a complex but harmonious symphony of scent.
This isn't a one-note scent by any means, but leather really is the star of the show, with hints of Siberian pine and woody cade complementing the smoky central accord.
If you like your scent to smell like a bracing blast of sea air, you'll love Issey Miyake's latest L'Eau, which is inspired by the power of water and features notes of salty seaspray, driftwood and bergamot.