From functional bags that promise flights of fancy to spicy, hypnotic scents, it’s time to shake up your style codes in anticipation of the upcoming chill

by ARCHANA AITHAL ROSE

SCANDALOUS SCENTS
Kick off the new season with heady colognes that contrast the chilly climes with dark and spicy notes like rosemary, cedarwood, and black pepper. In equally well packaged bottles that showcase their sophisticated spirits, these olfactory offerings command some serious attention.

Viktor&Rolf Men’s Spicebomb Night Vision Eau de Toilette
Nocturnal notes of clary sage, black spices complex, fresh woods, and musk are blended with refreshing top notes of grapefruit essence, bergamot, and green mandarin in an edgy grenade shaped emerald and black bottle. $105, macys.com

Michael Kors Extreme Speed Eau de Toilette
Sexy lumberjack meets cool city slicker, MK’s new fragrance layers spicy notes of coriander and cardamom, plus the earthiness of cedarwood with the freshness of patchouli and violet to create a lasting impression. $86, michaelkors.com

Comme des Garçons Blackpepper
Inspired by the duality of molecules, fiery Madagascar pepper is combined with the caramel resin of tonka beans and cedarwood to create a musky, rich fragrance that’s entrenched in mystery. $101, commedesgarcons.com

Nicole Spread

DOUBLE DOWN
Following its tradition of teaming up with top fashion creatives to add more diversity to the ever evolving brand, luxury outerwear label Moncler joined forces this year with Loewe’s creative director, JW Anderson, to belt out its fall/winter 2020 Genius collection. The prolific designer deemed the collection an inflated archive, using the house’s signature techniques to inflate iconic pieces of the past. Through studs, sharp color contrasts, and chains, Anderson reimagined abstraction. Part punk and part playful, spanning printed puffer jackets, three quarter length down parkas, and utilitarian cargos, the collection resonates with Moncler’s adventurous aesthetic while still keeping Anderson’s design DNA of sharp minimalism. moncler.com

WEEKEND WARRIORS
Winter is coming, and so are short weekend getaways and quick escapes. Whether you’re zipping o for a weekend in sunny Miami, a ski lodge by the peaks of Aspen, or a cozy log cabin in the Adirondacks, these stylish new du el bags are here to make sure our seasoned wander lusters are armed with all the travel arsenal they need.

Fendi Peekaboo Iconic Large
Borrowing a few style cues from the classic duffel, Fendi’s funky iteration in padded green nylon is roomy with two compartments divided by a stiff partition, removable internal pockets in a glazed FF motif jacquard, and a cool briefcase handle with an extra adjustable detachable shoulder strap. $4,200, fendi.com

Giorgio Armani High Strength Waterproof Nylon Duffel Bag
For the outdoors junkie, this uber durable carrier is ready for action. Constructed in high strength, waterproof nylon, the shoulder bag is comfortable to carry and features organizational details like outer stash pockets in leather, an interior pocket, and a roomy main compartment. $1,995, armani.com

Polo Ralph Lauren Heritage Leather Duffel
Ralph Lauren’s duffel, with its supple grain leather and equestrian details like the signature polo heritage logo embossed on the front, wins with its attention to detail, roominess, and unmistakable craftsmanship. $895, ralphlauren.com