From spicy colognes to luxe hoodies and sportswear prints, eclecticism is at its best as we head towards winter
by Jen Goldenberg
Tis the season for spicy and savory fragrances. From sandalwood and cardamom to musk and amber, these woodsy scents are sure to fire the senses.
Tom Ford Ombré Leather Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz./100 mL
Ford’s fragrances all have such a distinct mood. Ombré Leather is crafted of violet leaf, cardamom, jasmine sambac, black leather, white moss, and patchouli. As Ford offers poetically, “Freedom comes from within; the desert heart of the West is wrapped in leather. It moves forward, untethered, through the still air of wide open space.” $175, bergdorfgoodman.com
House of Sillage Signature HOS N. 004 for Men, 2.5 oz./75 mL
From a U.S. perfumer known for luxurious and sophisticated fragrances (founded by Sibiu, Romania born Nicole Mather), this is crafted of Calabrese bergamot, French lavender, orange flower, jasmine, patchouli, and Adriatic oakmoss for an olfactory journey that’s nothing less than transformative. $285, bergdorfgoodman.com
Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD Silk
Mood Eau de Parfum, 2.4 oz./70 mL Oud has become one of the most fascinating additions to the fragrance world. This rare ingredient, which comes from the wood of the Southeast Asian agar (aquilaria) tree, adds a dark and rich scent. This version includes Oud from Laos, plus Italian bergamot, Moroccan blue chamomile, Bulgarian rose, Hedione, Guaiac wood, and Papyrus from Indiana for a truly worldly experience. $300, bergdorfgoodman.com
The dandy detour of Etro
Known for an eclectic and worldly mix of patterns and textures, Etro an Italian fashion house founded in Milan in 1968 also brings a vintage theme to each collection. This fall, its runway show, appropriately called “Dandy Detour” (by designer Kean Etro), was held at a former ice skating rink and decorated with vintage furniture rugs and items like motorcycles and pinball machines just for a bit of whimsy. The collection was appropriately playful, with checks, paisley, velvet, corduroy, and no shortage of embroidery. Just think of it as an even cooler and ultra mod take on the ’70s.
THE HIGH END HOODIE
1990s grunge has been a redux trend for some time now. One key component in this gathering storm of slouch style? Hoodies! Of course, a once Champion brand focus has been upgraded by houses like Thom Browne, Brunello Cucinelli, and Tom Ford, who have added embellishments, design accents, and/or luxury fabrics that give fresh impact to an ostensibly simple design.
Thom Browne Articulated Zip Front Hoodie
With a chunky jersey, a double zip, and black and white stripe detailing, this is a utility piece, of course, but one that’s also deliciously stylish. $790, neimanmarcus.com
Brunello Cucinelli Spa Colorblock Cotton Stretch Hoodie Sweatshirt
This hoodie, in wear with anything colours, is perfect for pairing with trousers or denim for casual weekend wear. $1,295, garmany.com
Tom Ford Leather Trim Zip Front Hoodie
This cashmere and cotton sweatshirt, with logo embossed leather trim, is a way to wear the trend in an ultra sophisticated fashion. $3,990, neimanmarcus.com