Brilliant sun, crisp clear air and the constantly changing colours of Autumn from Summer bring about a certain invigorating quality- it brisks you up like a jauntier version of New Year. Frosty mornings and a certain purposefulness in the season, Autumn is a great reason for trying out a new fragrance – with changeable weather and styles of clothing the same.

Mood alters constantly, too: the influence of our school days makes itself felt like a time of new beginnings and fresh challenges. It feels right to be trying out a new fragrance and a new style. Here are three of the best scents to suit your new endeavours.

Creed Viking


New from French fragrance house this coming October is Viking- a fiery men’s fragrance, crafted by Sixth Generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed who was inspired by the incredibly created longships, a centrepiece of the Viking Age and one of the greatest design feats of the ninth century. Longships were carefully designed for the skilled seaman who embodied unbridled determination to conquer. Viking marks the brand’s first major men’s scent since the introduction of the cult best-selling Aventus in 2010.

Viking, starting at £155 from CREED

Aesop Hwyl


Aesop’s new fragrance, Hwyl Eau de Parfum, launches tomorrow globally and is an intriguing scent evoking the rich greenery and stillness of an ancient Japanese forest. Hwyl was formulated in partnership with French perfumer Barnabé Fillion, and opens with smoky notes, followed by rich aromas of wood, moss and robust spices.

Hwyl, £85/ 50ml from AESOP

Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut


Created to represent a walk through the English countryside- including the crunch of green hazelnut, the spice of elemi and the earthy woodiness of vetiver cooled by emerald moss carpets. Boasting a warming base of roasted oak, it’s a really earthy and rich autumnal cologne.

English Oak & Hazelnut, starting at £44 from JO MALONE