Thursday, June 5, 2014

Father's Day Fragrance Gift Guide 2014

It's almost time to extra celebrate Dad.  We should celebrate dad every day , but Father's Day gives us a special day just for him.  My dad , who is truly awesome, has become more of a fragrance buff thanks to me.  He is still very much a Polo guy but I have gotten him to branch out and he's got many favorites now.

Thinking about upping your dad's scent game this year ? Chances are he rarely, if ever treats himself to something new so lets's look at some fragrant gift ideas.

Givenchy Gentlemen Only-  A little elegance from Givenchy . Gentlemen Only is sophisticated and crisp with birch leaves, green mandarin and nutmeg, then cedar, vetiver and patchouli . This wears softly and would work nicely as an all day fragrance.
$ 58.19 for 1.7 oz  at ( Get $ 10 off $50 through 6/15 with code DAD50 )

Polo Red - Polo is  longtime standard gift for a reason, ,  men love it. There are so many versions  to choose from and there are also gift sets . My Dad is very much an original Polo guy but he also really liked the newer Polo Red.  For Father's Day , buy any 4oz Polo  ( $78) and get this duffle w/ personal monogram for free at 100 select Macy's and on

 L'Occitane- Gift Dad a little Je Ne Sais Quois with something from this Provence based company. New are  Mer & Mistral ( $ 75), a light Mediterranean inspired EDT scent with rosemary , cypress, pine and citrus along with Cade EDT( $55) , a rich wood ( not woodsy) and spice scent.

Jaguar Classic Black- Is Dad a car guy ? Has he always wanted a Jag and lusts after a vintage XKE  ? Or  does he have a beloved one already in the drive ? He might like Jaguar Classic Black.  I love the  shiny flask shaped bottle and the scent inside is a clean woodsy one that isn't strong and dries down even softer with hints of soap . $ 27.20 for 3.4 oz EDT at

Davidoff Cool Water  Night Dive - Is Dad a Cool Water fan ? Davidoff has a new addition to the line for Summer . Night Dive smells of  the water , like a cold northern lake, not the salty ocean in the top notes. It has an  instantly cooling , refreshing scent with  clary sage and mint up front.  Black Pepper , Amber and Cashmeran give it depth and a hint of sweetness at the drydown.  Perfect for hot Summer nights , this is one I might wear myself .  Exclusive to Macys.
$ 68.50 for 4.2 oz EDT , they also have a nice gift set.

British Sterling-  A stalwart from an earlier decade ( the '70s) is back. Do you remember your dad or grandad wearing this ? I sure do.  Now the name is back with two new scents , H.I.M Reserve and  H.I. M Private Stock. The men who used to know this might be pleasantly surprised and those who didn't might discover  a new scent to  like.

British Sterling H.I.M Reserve is a spicy scent with ginger , black pepper , tonka bean and more that has a slightly smoky drydown.  $ 24.99 for each  at WalMart, Kmart & Rite Aid.  See more at :

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