Scout Tips: Rich Winter Scents

“People go for darker, heavier fragrances this time of year,” says Robert Gerstner, co-owner of the perfumery Aedes de Venustas in New York City. Which makes sense: Your skin is bundled under layers of clothing, so richer concentrations have a better chance of shining through. Try notes of incense, spice, or leather—like in these new releases.

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Arquiste Nanban
The hints of saffron, leather, and frankincense make this the hat trick of heady cold-weather colognes. $190; arquiste.com

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Comme des Garçons Floriental
Sandalwood and peppercorn dominate, but plum liqueur adds a sweet swerve. $131;newyork.doverstreetmarket.com

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John Varvatos Dark Rebel
Like a beat-up moto jacket, it’s redolent of tobacco, rum, and leather. $66; johnvarvatos.com

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Aedes de Venustas Palissandre d’Or
From Gerstner’s house line, it has elements of nutmeg, patchouli, and musky, earthy ambroxan. $245; aedes.com

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