What do your boyfriend, brother, uncle and postman all have in common? They’re likely to start each day with a spritz. So if you’re looking for a gift idea for the special man in your life (ahem, Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching people!), then don’t overthink it – a fragrance is sure to do the trick.
Our fragrance pros have been busy testing the latest launches and classic aftershaves to whittle down the options for those in the pursuit of the perfect present. And *drum roll* here are the top 10…
When a brand is renowned for its original scent (we’re looking at you, pink bottle), it can be hard to shake things up. But, with Joop’s latest launch Wow! the label’s managed to move on from their classically spiced stereotype. Packed with fresh orange blossom, spiced cinnamon and amber notes, it’s an oriental scent that’s powerful but not overbearing.
Ralph Lauren, Polo Collection
A collection that has graced gentleman’s toiletry cupboards for decades, Polo by Ralph Lauren is sure to be a well-received gift.
Paco Rabanne, 1 Million
If you’ve ever walked past a man and felt the need to ask him ‘what are you wearing?’ odds are he replied with ‘1 million’. Yes, the scent that’s been driving us all wild ever since its launch is showing no signs of slowing down on the popularity front. It’s a sure-fire winner!
Calvin Klein, CK One
A fragrance that shattered the gender stereotype ceiling back in the nineties (!), CK One is an uncomplicated unisex scent that’s still as relevant today as it was when it launched. If you’re looking for a classic, it doesn’t get better than this iconic spritz.
If the words ‘suave’ and ‘sophisticated’ spring to mind when describing your giftee, then Gucci Guilty is sure tick all the right boxes.
Hugo Boss, Bottled
You can’t actually go wrong with a Hugo Boss aftershave. So if you feel a tad overwhelmed when shopping for a new scent then go with the classic ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ mentality and opt for this timeless signature.
Paul Smith, Extreme
For the man who likes to keep things simple, this fresh fragrance from Paul Smith will make the perfect addition to a no-frills grooming regime.
Lacoste, L.12.12 Magnetic Male
If you’re shopping for one of those sporty types then Lacoste is THE brand for the job. And with its enticing tagline Say Less Play More, their new L.12.12 Magnetic Male fragrance is sure to impress the man that’s always got his head in the game.
Davidoff, Cool Water
If the world of men’s aftershave scares you, then it’s best to play it safe. Cue Davidoff’s Cool Water – a scent that never gets a bad reception. And it’s purse-friendly too!