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Love Whisky? Then, Pick Up a Whisky Fragrance

Here are 10 of the best whisky fragrances that will blow anyone away.
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If you clicked on this, chances are, you're a whisky connoisseur. But, do you love whisky enough to smell like it? Don't answer that just yet because not all whisky scents are made the same. Some are dark and aromatic, but there are also some surprisingly fresh and sweet bottles.

Whisky notes are undoubtedly one of the most complex in the fragrance world. It's a warm and deep scent for the brave, but it pays off all thanks to its sophistication. Here are 10 of the best whisky fragrances that will blow anyone away.

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Atelier Cologne Gold Leather

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Let's start with a classic, and by classic, we mean something intense and smoky like Atelier Cologne's Gold Leather. It really doesn't get as masculine and boozy as the mix of bitter orange, saffron, rum, plum, and more in this bottle. At first spritz, it may seem too much but don't worry, it ultimately settles into a less harsh musky plum.

Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive

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The combination of grapefruit and pomelo give CH Men Prive an intoxicating sweetness, while whisky, along with oriental spices and a slice of citrus, adds more complexity. This well-loved fragrance is "classic and timeless, yet modern and intoxicating," which really is what every men's fragrance should be.

Commodity Whiskey

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In Commodity's Whiskey, surprisingly, there are no whisky notes. In fact, it's described as a mid-point between rum and whisky, which is probably because it uses sage, amber, oak, and black musk. Nonetheless, this fragrance makes for a perfect evening scent that still manages to be low-key.

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D.S. & Durga Spirit of the Glen

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In case you didn't spot the play on words, Spirit of the Glen is reminiscent of Glenlivet (we're not making this up, it's an actual collaboration, too). It uses all the aspects of whisky production, from a fresh and fruity start to a rich and vanilla finish. 

Hermès Hermessence Epice Marine

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Anchored by whisky (with exotic cumin and cardamom), Epice Marine is a spicy and woody fragrance with an oceanic twist. It's the one to try if you're not exactly convinced by a straight whisky fragrance.

Jo Malone Whisky & Cedarwood

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Bet you didn't know that Jo Malone had a whisky scent for men. The famed fragrance house takes whisky and smoothly balances it with pimento and cedarwood to make a fresh yet powdery interpretation.

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Mugler A*Men Pure Malt

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Mugler's take on the whisky note is one of the most well-loved when it comes to fragrances. In A*Men Pure Malt, strong notes of malt, whisky, patchouli, vanilla, coffee, amber, and more are combined with fruity tones. All that freshness makes it a superb choice for a cold night.

Nasomatto Baraonda

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For a more unusual take on the whisky note, look no further than niche fragrance brand Nasomatto. All you have to know is that Baraonda features musk, ambrette (musk mallow), whisky, rose, ambroxan, with woody notes—a true boozy scent that is strong and slightly sweet.

Penhaligon's Blasted Heath

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Here's another aquatic take on the whisky fragrance from renowned perfumer Penhaligon's. Blasted Heath is described as a true sea saltwater scent, and with the combination of whisky, you really get a punch without the typical citruses. Other notes include seaweed, clary sage, green leaves, tobacco, patchouli, cedar, guaiac wood, vetiver, and musk.

Tom Ford Tobacco Oud

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The main focus in Tom Ford's Tobacco Oud may be... tobacco, but the whisky is also equally strong with this fragrance. Need proof? The top note is whisky, which is followed by cinnamon, coriander, and spicy notes, while oud, tobacco, sandalwood, patchouli, benzoin, incense, cedar, and vanilla round it all up.

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