Thursday, June 7, 2012

Father's Day Fragrance Guide

Father's Day is not too far away , and while I wonder how did we get to be almost  in mid June already, I thought it was a good time to highlight some great new men's fragrances along with a  couple old favorites. Dad needs to smell good too , right ? And the theory is, if you give, they will wear it. 

Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport -  A companion to DG's The One this is a light herbal scent with rosemary and cardamom along with sequoia wood,  patchouli and musk . It starts off fresh and ends up as a deeper musky fragrance with the patchouli being fairly predominant and a hint of the cool cardamom.  This one gets bonus points for coming in the harder to find After Shave as well as After Shave Balm and Deodorant. Makes it easy  to put together a nice grooming and fragrance gift for dad.  At Sephora, Macys and more.

The One Sport Eau de Toilette 30ml $45

The One Sport After Shave Lotion 100ml $49

Lacoste - Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge - A new addition to the L.12.12 collection Rouge is zesty with a citrusy opening that blooms with light spices and then a little bit of sweetness  that must come from the iced tea, which I found really nice.  Other notes include Madagascan black pepper, Indian ginger and Guatemalan cardamom . 

If your guy/Dad loves Lacoste there are 3 other "colors" in this line ,  Blanc, Bleu and Vert  with the Blanc being another favorite that's as crisp ands fresh as it's name implies.  Both Blanc and Rouge are what you'd expect of a sporty brand  like Lacoste- refreshing, light and not overdone.

$62 at sephora and

Ralph Lauren Polo Double Black- My dad is a Polo guy, not the game, the scent. While I have introduced him to many more that he likes a lot , the original Polo will always be a top choice. Most men I think gravitate towards Ralph Lauren frags and  my favorite is Double Black. It's an odd name but a great scent. Woodsy and rich with an espresso note that gives it a smoky feel and blends beautifully with the cardamom.  Vetiver  and nutmeg are also in there to make it feel like a rich chai.  This one is very masculine and  more of an a evening scent .

2.5 oz is  $58 at Sephora , Macys ,

Chanel Bleu de Chanel- While this  doesn't get a lot of love from perfumistas,  this is another older one that my Dad loves.  He has it in the after shave and reminds me often that the bottle is getting low. It's very light with a lot of vetiver , cedar and a little citrus. My previous review here . Available at all Chanel counters.

Will you be buying the Dad in your life fragrance ? What are your favorites?

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