As winter approaches it’s time to consider your fragrance. We should all appreciate the pleasure and adventure of the changing seasons of the year which can vary wildly and unpredictably between bracing crisp frosts, occasional rain, damp mists and days of radiant sun. So Ape’s choices of scent for the year’s finale are correspondingly mutable and warming besides offering the ultimate in individual edgy masculine style.

Nasomatto Black Afgano


Nasomatto’s Black Afgano parfum aims to evoke the best quality of Hashish. It’s reportedly a result of a quest to arouse the effects of temporary bliss. It might sound a little out there but it smells great on the skin, very masculine and always provokes the question, “what fragrance are you wearing, it smells fantastic?”.

£118 for 30ml EDP from SELFRIDGES

Le Labo Santal 33


Designed as a “transcendent depiction of the American West”, Le Labo Santal 33 fuses rich smoky wood alloy, spices and leather with sweeter notes of iris and violet to create a unisex scent that is both comforting and genuinely seductive.

£120 for 50ml EDP from LIBERTY

Frédéric Malle Editions de Parfums Noir Epices


Created by legendary ‘nose’ Michel Roudnitska, Noir Epices is a fragrance of the Orient with an intoxicating blend of spices. Boldly excluding the traditional vanilla note, this intense fragrance boasts nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and pepper.

£128 for 50ml EDP from LIBERTY LONDON