Fragrances are incredibly personal; not only do they sit on the skin, but they can also reveal a lot about a person’s character. This Father’s Day, gift him the perfect spritz that’ll match his personality and lifestyle; we guarantee he won’t be disappointed this year.
If he’s… most comfortable in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt
Why: This new men’s fragrance features a muddle of florals and spices that make it a real crowd-pleaser. Starting off with Bulgarian rose (a note that you’ll start to smell a lot in new men’s perfumes), the middle notes of frankincense and vanilla soon come through, before finishing on a base of leather, tonka bean and sandalwood.
If he’s… a big sports fan
Why: There’s no better match than an aquatic fragrance for a man that’s passionate about staying active. This one from Tom Ford is a fresher take on the original Neroli Portofino spritz, and covers off citrus and amber notes that are both refreshing and warming at the same time.
If he’s… crazy about Scandinavian design
Why: Just like his taste in European furniture, this scent strikes just the right balance between edgy and classic. The profound cedar notes provide a nice woody and slightly mossy feel to the perfume, while additional notes of rose (see, we told you!), silk musk and vetiver provide a grounding effect.
If he’s… a masterchef
Try: Davidoff Horizon EDT
Why: This zingy fragrance will take him on an olfactory journey to his favourite culinary pastime. Best of all, it has the best of all worlds; there’s fruity grapefruit to start with, followed by aromatic rosemary and ginger, and a base of rich vetiver, patchouli and cocoa absolute (almost like a rich block of chocolate) for good measure.
If he’s… a frequent traveller
Why: Those with a passport boasting lots of stamps will love how this perfume is a concoction of key ingredients from around the globe. Inside, you’ll spot top notes of Italian bergamot, heart notes of Indonesian patchouli essence and a base of Siberian pine in this fresh cologne that he’ll wear over and over.
If he’s… a sophisticated kind of guy
Why: This fragrance is incredible from start to dry down, and is one of the most recognisable scents from perfume legend Frédéric Malle. It features a medley of mandarin, rum, cedar, amber and musk, and simply put, it’s a spritz that is a little out of the ordinary, but one that he’ll reach for on all occasions.
If he's... into gardening
Why: It may sound sickly sweet, but this special blend of blackcurrant leaves and Bulgarian rose petals are nicely balanced with mandarin, musk and myrrh that is sure to lift his mood, and yours too, when you catch a whiff of it.
If he’s… into leather-bound books
Why: Whether he loves to sink his teeth into a wordy novel or collect beautiful leather accessories for the home, this rich infusion of lemon, leather, jasmine, clove and patchouli is one not to miss. But be quick, it’s limited edition only, and we’re sure it’ll sell out quick.
Main image credit: Edward Urrutia
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.