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Best Fragrances for Men

Best Fragrances for Men
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Father's Day: Best Fragrances for Men

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and how better to show appreciation to the father figures in your life than with a thoughtful fragrance gift?

Whether you’re looking for a classic scent or something with a woody musk, we’ve curated the ultimate list of the best fragrances for men to earn you some serious brownie points for whoever you’re gifting this Father’s Day.

What scent is most popular for men?

There’s no hard and fast rule for the best fragrances for men, but many men’s scents have woody, leather bases and notes such as bergamot, tobacco, vanilla, cedar and spices.

What is the best fragrance for your Dad?

From woody aftershaves to sweet colognes, there’s a different scent for every one. That being said, there are certain classic fragrance brands that stand the test of time and are always a winner, such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Rabanne.

What is the best everyday fragrance?

For an everyday fragrance that’s versatile and easy to wear, we love

Versace’s Dreamer Eau de Toilette. Each spray of this woody amber fragrance will deliver notes of wild linen flowers, amber and tobacco, combining to create a warm yet fresh scent.

For a long-lasting scent, why not try Montblanc’s Legend Spirit Eau de Toilette? This fresh and woody cologne has top notes of pink peppercorn, bitter grapefruit and transparent zesty bergamot. We think the citrusy notes make it one of the best summer fragrances for men too.

What is the best evening fragrance?

When evening time rolls around the best men’s fragrances pack a more powerful punch. This L’eau D’Issey Pour Homme Intense Eau de Toilette spray by Issey Miyake is an intensely masculine fragrance that’s perfect for evenings or special occasions. Notes of tangerine, cardamom and incense combine to create a unique scent that is presented in a luxurious grey glass bottle, making it a great present.

Are you more likely to find your Dad buried in a book than out on the town in the evenings? BOSS The Scent Le Parfum For Him by Hugo Boss is a spicy, aromatic fragrance with a scent reminiscent of a leather-bound book, packing some of the top-rating wintertime notes into a versatile perfume for wearing year-round. Perfect for old-school book lovers.

Best woody aftershave

If your Dad loves the outdoors he might appreciate a woody aftershave this Father’s Day. Green Wood Eau de Toilette by Dsquared2 is a strong and sturdy fragrance with top notes of lemon, santolina and spiced bourbon pepper. In the heart, sophisticated woody notes of cedarwood and vetiver are blended with original resinous accord, creating an irresistible scent that easily makes our list of the best fragrances for men.

We can’t get enough of GIVENCHY Gentleman Society Eau de Parfum, a multifaceted fragrance that opens with aromatic top notes of fresh Sage combined with the floral notes of Wild Narcissus absolute. These floral notes are then juxtaposed with the intensity of a Vetiver quartet and the moreish warmth of Vanilla, before melting into Sandalwood and Cedarwood. A bold scent for the modern gentleman.

Check out more of our favourite men’s aftershaves here.

Best sweet fragrance 

For Dad’s with a sweet tooth, this Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male Eau de Toilette Spray puts a masculine spin on a sweet fragrance. An update of the designer’s Le Male scent — one of the best summer fragrances for men since 1995 — this heady fragrance has added base notes of spicy cinnamon and aromatic clary sage, in addition to fruity and floral notes of pear, bergamot, black lavender, black vanilla and patchou.

Another great gift this Father’s Day would be Tommy Hilfiger Eau de Toilette Spray. This lively All-American scent has a sweet musk and bubbly notes of Cape Cod cranberry, Texas yellow rose, Vermont Maplewood, cinnamon and apple pie.

More aftershaves this way

Ready to put a smile on your Dad’s face this Father’s Day? Check out our full selection of the best fragrances for men now. And if you’re looking for gifting inspiration for the other special people in your life, you can find gift guides, tutorials and more on the Fragrance Direct blog.

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