THERE'S nothing better than having a signature scent — so that if someone were to walk past a stranger and smell it, they'd immediately think of you.

After all, in the words of designer Tom Ford: "Good manners and good cologne is what transforms the man into a gentleman."

Men's perfume began to transform into its current iteration in the late 18th century when grooming at home became more common and men needed to soothe post-shave skin.

Fast-forward to today and the world of men's fragrances is vast: there are aftershaves, eau de toilettes, perfumes and colognes, including endless combinations of smelling notes.

Whether you're panic buying dad a gift this Father's Day or you want to find a scent that you love for yourself, we've collated our favourite aftershaves below.

What should I look for in a winter scent?

Winter is a chance to embrace richer and bolder scents compared to the light and fresh fragrances you'd traditionally associate with summer.

Look out for spicy or woody base notes: these are the strongest part of the fragrance that help it last, and are very evocative of cosier months.

Think cedar, sandalwood and pachouli for woody/earthy notes, and frankincense, saffron and cinnamon for the spicy and more eastern-inspired notes.

1. Dior Sauvage Parfum

  • Dior Sauvage Parfum, 60ml, £89 from Boots – buy here

Dior Sauvage is a famous fragrance for a reason.

With a heart of sandalwood, it still has a typically masculine musk, but mandarin and fruity bergamot add a softer, fuller quality than some more traditional-smelling colognes.

At £79 for 60ml, it's not going to break the bank and because it's highly concentrated, you'll only need a couple of pumps for a long-lasting scent.

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