6 fragrances that will knock you dad’s socks off
Father’s Day shopping just became a whole lot easier
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / August 27 2018
If you’re anything like us, you find shopping for Father’s Day gifts particularly hard. Either he already has everything he needs, doesn’t know what else he might like, or simply prefers heading to the shops and picking up anything he wants himself. So, what do you do in these trying times? Our advice is to head to your nearest department store (or jump online) to find your dad’s next signature scent. After all, fragrances are one particular gift that keeps giving year-round and is a little luxury he’s unlikely to purchase himself.
Without further ado, here are six of our favourite men’s fragrances that have recently hit shelves.
If he’s a jeans and a t-shirt kind of guy…
Try: Yves Saint Laurent Y EDT
Just because your dad prefers kicking back in the same jeans he’s had for years, rather than flying high in a crisp suit, doesn’t mean he can’t jump on the fragrance bandwagon. With notes of bergamot, ginger, sage, balsam fir, cedarwood and incense, Yves Saint Laurent Y EDT is a classic fresh scent that any dad is bound to love.
If he’s young at heart…
Try: Coach Platinum EDP
Inspired by the great American road trip, Coach Platinum is a captivating scent that combines black pepper oil, pineapple, clary sage, vanilla leather, patchouli and sandalwood. The fragrance promises to provoke a man’s more adventurous side with its energetic and bright notes, making it a top choice for those who are still 22 at heart.
If he can’t get enough of leather-bound books…
Try: Tom Ford Ombré Leather
If your dad loves nothing more than relaxing after a long day with a quality book, then Tom Ford’s Ombré Leather is the perfect complement to his sophisticated demeanour. Featuring a mix of black leather, cardamom, saffron, jasmine sambac, patchouli and vetiver, this rich and warming scent will win him over in a single spritz.
If he loves to travel…
Try: Burberry Mr. Burberry Indigo EDT
Blended with a mix of fresh citrus and woody notes, My Burberry Indigo is reminiscent of the crisp air along the British coast, making it the ideal fragrance for any dad longing for a change of scenery.
If he loves to be by the sea…
Try: Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Neroli
This fresh interpretation of the classic Zegna fragrance combines a host of fresh, summery notes all with the purpose of transporting you to the Italian seaside. Paired with boat shoes and a linen shirt, this zingy scent is perfectly suited to long sundrenched days that turn into warm summer nights.
If he’s more than a little sophisticated…
Try: Issey Miyake L’eau Super Majeure D’Issey
Boasting notes of clary sage, rosemary, black salts and Madagascan vanilla, Issey Miyake L’eau Super Majeure D’Issey is impressively complex. We think this is the perfect pick for those looking for something refined this Father’s Day.
If he loves working in the garden…
Try: Bulgari Man Wood Essence
The latest offering from Bulgari brings together notes of woods, coriander leaf, cypress, vetiver and cedar. The green blend (which is reminiscent of a fresh field of grass) is sure to lift his mood whenever he catches a whiff.
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How are you planning on spoiling your dad this Father’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.
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Kate has worked for BEAUTYcrew since early 2016, first as a contributor, before being named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine.