Father’s Day Gift Guide: Scents for Dad


If you’re still thinking about the perfect gift for dad,  give the gift of luxury with a designer fragrance. While you may not be entirely sure what dad will like, I’ve matched a few fragrances to personality and style traits which will make it super easy to choose a scent dad will love.

Sporty Casual Gent
Whether dad enjoys an outdoor adventure or less extreme activities like golf, these gentlemen appreciate a refreshing scent which is energising and masculine. Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum is a deeper interpretation of the original fragrance, which delivers a sparkling freshness through the use of bergamot and cardamom before revealing a seductive base of vetiver and ambery woods. Much like the Ralph Lauren Polo brand, this fragrance can be dressed up or down dependant on the occasion, and is perfect for wear in spring and summer. Ralph Lauren Polo Blue 125ml EDP $139

Young at Heart
If you consider dad to be your mate and much younger than he is, one things for certain, he’s young at heart. Hugo Boss has released a new edition of its iconic 90s fragrance Hugo, which adds a new boost of freshness and a contemporary twist for the forever-young dad of today. The fragrance bursts with delicious top notes of green apples, followed by an aromatic heart of lavender, sage and geranium to reveal a modern side. Cedarwood and fir balsam create a distinctive and powerful base which is as charming as dad himself. Hugo Boss Hugo Extreme 60ml EDT $82.

Designer Dad
Labels, Labels, Labels! If dad makes a point of his designer goodies or likes to dress in only the best, it’s incredibly likely he’ll appreciate a beautiful designer fragrance which is masculine and fashion forward. Bulgari Man Black Cologne is dedicated to the man with an authentic personality who doesn’t mind standing out in a crowd. The fragrance opens with refreshing notes of Citrus and vegetal notes before revealing luminous floral notes of Neroli and Tuberose flower. It’s sensual and soothing base consists of Benzoin and sandalwood to create a woody trail. Bulgari Man Black Cologne 100ml EDT RRP $125

Corporate High Flyer
If Dad’s week consists of suits 9 to 5 and regular travel, he needs a fragrance that means business as much as he does. Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Javanese Patchouli is his perfect match. This masculine and powerful fragrance features notes of Javanese patchouli, bergamot and pink pepper. Its base consists of tonka bean and cedar wood which add an element of mystery and intrigue. It’s believed the most powerful people in business are unpredictable and intriguing, and this fragrance is just that. Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Javanese Patchouli 125ml EDT RRP $250.

Refined Gentleman
A true gentleman is hard to find in today’s modern world, and if dad possesses these qualities, he needs a fragrance which is as rare as he is. Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Eau De Parfum uses a unique extraction method to capture the aroma of vanilla in this scent. The process consists of cutting the vanilla  bean pods and plunging them into alcohol. This process gives the fragrance juice its warm amber colour and heightens the intensity of the other fragrance notes. The sophisticated and refined scent features notes of almond, bergamot, spices, Bulgarian rose and vanilla. Its base is made up of sensual and woody accords of tonka bean, sandalwood and leather to leave a lasting impression. Guerlain L’homme Ideal Eau De Parfum 100ml $133.

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