This season, ditch the business shirts, ties and cufflinks on your Christmas shopping list, and go for something that’ll really make a mark. We can’t think of a better all-rounder gift that all men will like than a new cologne - here is our roundup of the best spritzes in town.
Creed Aventus EDP
As the best-selling fragrance for British brand Creed, where customers are known to purchase more than one bottle at a time (a bold move considering they’re more than $400 a pop), you know it has to be good. Bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, and pineapple open up to patchouli and jasmine, and settles into musk and oakmoss. Simply divine.
Chanel Bleu de Chanel EDP
Love aromatic and woody fragrances? You’re in luck. Bleu de Chanel works equal parts amber, cedar and musk together to form a deep, dark yet totally wearable scent for the every day. Obsessed with this scent? Elongate the wear of the perfume with the matching Shaving Cream and After Shave Gel.
Roberto Cavalli Uomo EDT
This spritz is as bold as you’d expect from looking at its opaque bottle. Inside, honey is layered with lavender, cedarwood, patchouli and tonka beans for a smooth yet seductive fragrance that’s perfect for the alluring gent.
Dior Sauvage EDT
Featuring notes of fresh bergamot, warming ambroxan and dark amber gris, Dior Sauvage has made it to our must-have list again simply because it’s a true crowd-pleaser. We’re still yet to find someone who doesn’t think this scent is incredible.
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme EDP
This scent covers off all of our favourite masculine ingredients: there’s zingy bergamot oil, soothing lavender oil, spicy cinnamon leaf oil, sharp black pepper oil, smooth vanilla bean, and grounding tobacco accord to finish it all off. We’re sold.
Bulgari Man Black Orient EDP
Talk about sexy! Bulgari's latest men’s spritz works aged rum, black cardamom, rose, tuberose, leather and oud together. And yes, the end result is as good as the description. We suggest adding this pick to cart for a partner over a parent.
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.