For the past few years, the trend in the best cologne for men has been big, bold smells. Think rich musk, velvety ouds and heavy leathers. Brave stuff as far as fragrance goes.

Lately however, lighter scents with more minerally notes have been wafting through. Either way, try the new breeds of vibrant aromas to counteract winter’s dark days.

Here are our picks of new colognes for men, starting with the lighter stuff and finishing with those heavier options.

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