One of the most important people in my life is my Dad.
He celebrates both his Birthday and Father’s day in the same month so I always struggle to decide what to get him after putting lots of thought into his Birthday gift ; It was theatre tickets this year.
Father’s day is fast approaching – Really fast – like 4 days away!
Fragrances make a great gift but its important you pick a scent that suits your Dad’s unique personality and style.
So before you do a last minute rush out to Boots and grab him a bottle of Old Spice, take a look at my guide.
I’ve matched each fragrance to a well known Celebrity Dad who I think would rock each scent best.
Now all you need to do is decide which one of these Famous Fathers is most like your Old Man and get out there and pick up the perfect gift to give him on Sunday.
Idris Elba : Ralph Lauren – POLO Red Extreme
“Ralph Lauren Fragrances introduces POLO RED EXTREME, a powerful, masculine scent designed for the thrill-seeker who pushes limits to the edge and thrives on extreme sensations. Building on the winning formula of POLO RED, this addictive men’s scent offers a fiery mix of vibrant blood orange, rich black coffee essence and black ebony wood.”
Currently only available at House of Fraser, this warm fragrance is perfect if your Dad’s like Idris, Confident, interesting and dare I say it… Sexy.
Oh God! No one wants to hear the words Dad & Sexy in the same sentence. Let’s just go with : If your Dad thinks he’s sexy, he will love this.
Available at selected department stores nationwide.
125ml EDP £69 and 75ml EDP £53.
Sir Alan Sugar : Dunhill London – Icon Elite
“Reimagined in a third sophisticated adaptation, dunhill ICON Elite is a modern and timeless interpretation of dunhill ICON, the original masculine fragrance.”
Like Sir Alan, your Dad is a BOSS – Business savvy with a strong sophisticated look.
This IS the one for him. It’s distinct scent with a strong base of Leather, perfect for making your Dad feel powerful in the office or at an event.
Available at department stores nationwide.
EDP 30ml £53.00, EDP 50ml £57.00 EDP 100ml £77.00
Ryan Reynolds : Abercrombie & Fitch – First Instinct
“With a base of amber and musk, Szechuan pepper in the mid- notes, and gin & tonic and melon to finish off the sensory experience in the top notes, ‘First Instinct’ is a modern masculine blend.”
Effortlessly cool and embodying that clean cut American vibe.
Sound like your Dad?
No? Ok… Maybe your Old Man is single and looking to meet a new Mrs Right?
‘First Instinct’ has been inspired by new connections and that first moment when two peoples worlds collide.
Get your Dad back on track with this sweet, enlightening fragrance.
Available nationwide in all department stores and chains
EDT 30ml SRP £30.00, EDT 50ml SRP £42.00, EDT 100ml SRP £57.00
Russell Brand : ISSEY MIYAKE – Bleu Astral
“Bleu Astral is an energetic scent with notes of sharp fresh lime, combined with the spicy russian coriander, a base of leather accord and vetiver creating a leathery, woody and vibrant scent.”
In my opinion, this has got to be one of the coolest Dad types around: New Age, Spiritual and non-conforming.
The new Nuit D’Issey, celebrates the magnetic influence of the constellations.
If your Dad marches to the beat of his own drum and like looks further than his 5 senses, bring him back down to earth with this fresh, cosmic scent.
EDT 75ml SRP £42.00, EDT 125ml SRP £60.00
Johnny Depp : ETRO – Man Rose
“Masculine and unique: a rose blossoms in the heart of Man Rose. The scent opens with crisp top notes of bergamot, fused with cardamom and pepper, followed by an intoxicating heart of turkish rose, geranium and incense. The base notes consist of patchouli, vetiver, leather and woods.”
‘Man Rose’ has been described as ‘Masculine & Unique’ which is why I’ve picked Jonny for this fragrance. He’s very much a strong character but isn’t afraid to embrace his quirky, somewhat sensitive side.
If this sounds like your old man, treat him to this.
Not going to lie, this is actually my favourite fragrance at the moment.
It’s a really sweet, relaxing fragrance. The base notes are leather & woods but for me I get exactly what’s in the name : the Turkish Rose is long lasting and powerful ( not overpowering ).
Available at Liberty (London)
EDP 100ml £118.00
David Beckham : Cartier Father’s Day Gift Set – Pasha – Edition Noire
Here. He. Is.
David Beckham – The Ultimate Dad – You didn’t think I was going to leave him out, Did you?
For the Ultimate Dad you’ve got to go with the Ultimate Gift Set.
Dressed in Cartier’s signature red this gift set is available for Father’s Day which emanate sophistication and style.
Even if he isn’t quite the epitome of sophistication and style, let your Dad know that to you, he is a cut above the rest.
Available in selected department stores.
Pasha Edition Noire EDT & shower gel 100ml SRP £86.00
If you want to know more about my suggestions or have any questions – Leave a comment or email me!