A fragrance is the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day as nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a carefully chosen cologne. Yet with a myriad of men’s fragrances to choose from you might be wondering where on earth to begin.
SELECTING THE PERFECT SCENT FOR DAD
If deciding between a Woody Oriental, a Green and a Citrus scent sends your head into a spin, set aside the fragrance families (for now) and instead focus on your dad’s personality.
Keep it simple, think about his wardrobe (not literally—consider if he’s a brogues man or an old-school sneakers kind of guy) and his hobbies. Does dad spend his Saturday afternoons chilling out watching footy with a couple of cold beers or kicking back with a glass of French red and his favourite book?
Now it’s time to put that knowledge into practice and pick a fragrance that matches your dad’s personality. To help, we’ve curated some of our best-selling and all-time favourite men’s fragrances to match a selection of personalities.
If your dad’s young at heart, somewhat of a ‘big kid’, who still has that little spark of mischief and loves nothing better than to throw on his jeans and trainers and join in with the ‘youngsters’, he’s likely to love a citrusy, fresh fragrance that will invigorate and energise his senses.
Try a fresh-from-the-shower scent like Armani Acqua di Gio or Cool Water by Davidoff. Another great fragrance for a fun-loving dad is David Beckham The Essence—an energetic fragrance, full of natural notes (think apple, pineapple and grapefruit), it’s also got the celebrity factor, perfect for a superstar dad.
Adventurous men are open-minded and thrive for the next big challenge. They like to test their strength and agility so a fresh yet masculine fragrance is the perfect pick.
L’Eau D’Issey pour Homme by Issey Miyake is fresh and crisp and sure to help any action man stay cool or how about Hugo Energise by Hugo Boss? Combining the sweetness of mandarin and melon with the masculine scents of jacaranda wood, leather and sandalwood, it’s a high-energy scent that’s perfect for the man who’s ready to take his next adventure. For the true ‘wild man’ Only The Brave Wild by Diesel packs a strong punch; this one is for dads with courage and strength, whose adventure knows no boundaries!
For the old-school traditionalist, who is, dare we say, set in his ways—a ‘classic’ cologne makes a great gift. Just like dad, a classic men’s fragrance is always dependable, strong and masculine.
Leathery, musky or woody-oriental notes are just perfect for a traditional pops. Try Old Spice; the archetypal classic cologne, it offers both masculinity and old-world charm. If you’re looking for something that’s woody, leathery and earthy but also warm, Aramis for Men is just the ticket. An oldie but a goodie, its dense and complex fragrance is ideal for the dad who has an appreciation for the classics. Don’t let the pink packaging of Joop! Homme by Joop fool you into thinking it’s a whimsical fragrance; it’s a decadent, spicy scent that merges mandarin, lemon and bergamot with jasmine and cinnamon, making it a true modern classic.
If your dad is ‘too cool for school’, loves to ‘get down with the kids’ and has a clear sense of what’s hot and what’s so last season, choose a fragrance with attitude and sex appeal.
Burberry Brit Rhythm Men Intense will ensure dad’s on-trend while David Beckham Instinct is a modern, manly and versatile fragrance. With notes of mandarin, bergamot, cinnamon and star anise it’s sweet and spicy and suitable for day and night. You can’t get more ‘classic cool’ than Burberry Brit For Men; laid-back and elegant, it has notes of ginger and cardamom, which give it a spicy kick.
For dad’s that take pride in their appearance and like to look suited and booted, whether it’s a workday or the weekend, a pair of socks for Father’s Day just won’t do (Unless they’re Burberry socks, of course). Fragrance, on the other hand, is the ultimate style accessory; it says sophisticated and elegant—providing you pick the right scent!
For the super stylish man Armani Code by Georgio Armani is both sexy and fresh. With lemon, bergamot and tonka bean, it’s the epitome of modern chic. Equally as elegant is Aqva pour Homme by Bvlgari. This men’s fragrance is perfect for a dad who likes fresh scents teamed with modern yet masculine notes like mineral amber, mandarin and posidonia oceanica seaweed. Fashion-forward fathers will love The One for Men by Dolce & Gabbana. Teaming classic and modern and oozing spicy sophistication, it opens with notes of bergamot and basil, leads to a combination of cardamom, ginger and neroli and finishes with masculine tobacco. Even the flacon (fragrance bottle) screams stylish sophistication!
You never know, you might just unveil your Dad’s (or your husband’s, if you’re shopping for your kids) signature scent, making future Father’s Day gifts a breeze!