8 fragrances your dad will love this Father’s Day

There’s one for every personality

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

Try: Guerlain L’Homme Idéal EDP

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.

Guerlain L’Homme Idéal EDP

If he’s… a big sports fan

Try: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua EDT

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. 

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua EDT

If he’s… crazy about Scandinavian design

Try: Byredo Super Cedar EDP

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.

Byredo Super Cedar EDP

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.

Davidoff Horizon EDT

If he’s… a frequent traveller

Try: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Essence Aromatique EDC

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.

Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Essence Aromatique EDC

If he’s… a sophisticated kind of guy

Try: Editions de Parfums by Frédéric Malle Monsieur EDP

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.

Editions de Parfums by Frédéric Malle Monsieur EDP

If he's... into gardening

Try: Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau EDT

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.

Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau EDT

If he’s… into leather-bound books

Try: Crabtree & Evelyn Leather Musk Cologne

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.

Crabtree & Evelyn Leather Musk Cologne

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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 previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.