Forget the ties, socks and sweaters. Give dad the gift of smelling as good as he looks. Perhaps he relies on his favorite scent, but it’s time to give him something new to up his game. Whether dad is 28 or 80, we have a scent that will appeal to him.
Check out our picks of the best fragrances for Dad:
LACOSTE presents a new limited edition scent to tribute to their sporting heritage and the passion for the game. EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 ENERGIZED holds fiery ginger and cool mint notes that add a crisp energetic freshness to cedar leaf and citrus. The striking top notes complement the purity of EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 BLANC’s essence at the masculine floral heart of natural tuberose. ENERGIZED is the essence of the beautiful emotions sport stirs in those who live for the game: the pride of a cheering for a team and the joy of belonging wholeheartedly to a nation. Available on Lacoste.com this June.
Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men Eau de Parfum $72 – $127
This highly concentrated version of the iconic scent, The One, is a sophisticated and masculine fragrance that will impress fathers and fragrance connoisseurs of all ages.
Fragrance notes: Grapefruit, Coriander, Basil, Oriental Spice, Ginger, Cardamom, Orange Blossom, Tobacco, Amber and warm Cedar wood.
Includes a refillable metal case, inspired by an antique hourglass, with a vial of fragrance that fits within for convenient on-the-go storage.
Which blended essence is best for your dad? Find out below.
For the drivers and the driven. For men of speed, who have a passion for risk taking penchant for style. This fragrance has a smooth top note of classic Vodka Citron with fresh Bergamot and is finished with subtle Smoky Guaiac Wood.
For the loyal and the dynamic. For the well-dressed modern gentleman with fierce individuality and willful intelligence. This fragrance mixes top notes Clary Sage, Coffee Santos and Amber Wood for an aura of eclectic sophistication.
For those with a bit of swagger. For men with a daring sense of self and true grit. This distinctive blend has an overly sensual top note of Tobacco Absolute with secondary notes of Patchouli and Tonka Bean.
BOSS THE SCENT $85
Boasts an exclusive ingredient from Africa: the aphrodisiac Maninka fruit, evocative of passion fruit and rum. However, the Maninka also evokes something deeper and more profound: the tug of desire and the pull of memory. Set on a virile leather base, its effect is potent, original, never to be forgotten. BOSS THE SCENT is available exclusively at Macy’s (macys.com) retailing for $85 (100ml) and onHugoBoss.com.
A warm, woody eau de toilette that combines complex notes of Paraguayan tobacco, balsam and musk, lifted by a hint of vibrant grapefruit.
Top notes: elemi, bergamot and grapefruit.
Heart notes: cedarwood, nutmeg and rosewood.
Base notes: tobacco, leather and peruvian balsam.
Sparkling citrus scents and warm, woody fragrances combine in this superior assortment:
- Experience a plentiful bounty of the Calabrese cedrat, bracing Myrtle and luscious Date Fruit in a warm Mediterranean night with L’Etrog, as a family brings in their day’s harvest in Calabria, Italy in 1175.
- Arise the next morning with the Italian farmers as they return to the misty fields with L’Etrog Acqua, featuring Calabrese Cedrat, Sicilian Lemon, and green Vetiver.
- Then, in 1695, a group of nuns inside Mexico City’s Royal Convent of Jesus Maria prepare a sumptuous Baroque recipe of Cocoa Absolute, Mexican Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Chili infusion in Anima Dulcis.
- Visit frosty St. Petersburg, Russia in January of 1837, where Aleksandr Pushkin, dressed in furs and polished leather, prepares for a duel amid notes of Violet leaf, Fir Balsam, and Russian Leather in Aleksandr.
- Complete your journey at one of London’s finest cocktail bars in 1930 withThe Architects Club, a Dry Gin accord with Juniper Berry oil, a cloud of Vanilla smoke, blond tabacco and an Amber base.
Inspired by the modern day gentleman, the scent captures the essence of the Mediterranean and masculinity. It is crafted with fresh top notes of Citrus and Mint, rounded out by a refined, peppery mix of Bourbon and Saffron, and a heart of earthy Patchouli and Cedar wood. Echoing the ethos of the Eterno Man, the packaging of the fragrance is both bold and confident, sealed with the Vince Camuto signature crest medallion, representing the brand’s commitment to excellence, enduring strength and family heritage.
Refreshing and relaxing at its core, a zesty blend of Kaffir Lime, juicy Mandarin and tropical Star Fruit paired with Cedarwood, fresh Sea Salt and a Watery Accord, create an invigorating woody scent reminiscent of the sea breeze. The fragrance is rounded out with Driftwood, Ambergris and creamy Musk adding a salt swept warming effect like suntanned skin after a day in the sun.
Nautica Voyage Sport $62.50
captures the mind, body and heart it takes to endure and push beyond one’s own limits. It opens with pure, cool accents of Sea Spray Accord and Sea Salt. This invigorating breath of fresh air is enhanced with doses of spicy Coriander and crisp Citrus Zest. The heart is a powerful aromatic combination of Geranium, Green Peppercorn, Apple and Palm Leaves, reinforcing the fragrance’s bold and lush freshness. The base is a vibrant and magnetic blend of Brazil Wood, Musk, Patchouli and Vetiver.