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 FragranceNet.com ( 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 wwww.ralphlauren.com
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 FragranceNet.com
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 : https://www.facebook.com/BritishSterlingCologne