What can you give to your father on his big day? My dad used to say “anything but a tie.” I guess we gave him one too many. So we went with fragrances and it was always welcome. Here are some to choose from.
Entertainer, entrepreneur and three-time award winner for his signature fragrances, Sean “Diddy” Combs just launched his new fragrance, 3AM. The top notes are a blend of mandarin, bergamot and cardamom. The heart is full of orange blossom mixed with geranium and aromatic fig leaves. The base contains smoky suede, tonic accords and cold leather which makes it fresh and sexy. $70 for 3.4 EDT at Macy’s
Terre d’Hermes EDT
A Woody Chypre fragrance for men. A symbolic narrative of the connection and metamorphosis between the elements of earth, water, and sky. It speaks to a journey imbued with strength and poetry through soft yet grounded woody, vegetal, and mineral notes. The top notes are grapefruit and orange; base notes are woodsy notes, oak moss and benzoin. $189 for 6.7 fl. oz. EDT Spray
From HANAE MORI: HiM
A masculine blend hand-carved from nature designed for him to please her. With notes in Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Gray Pepper, Violet, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Mediterranean Fig Wood, Tonka Bean, Teak Wood, White Cedar, Fir Balsam, Musk, Amber. The style is refined and adventurous. $78 for 100ml
Boss Bottled Intense
Less sweet than the original the fragrance is still very masculine. Fresh apple and bergamot blossom at the top are mixed in gentle green orange blossom. Clove and cinnamon for the heart wrapped with geranium in the heart. The base is composed of precious woody notes of sandalwood, cedar and vetiver, and with vanilla. $79 for 100ml EDT
Dolce & Gabbana INTENSO Pour Homme
A elegant fragrance that exudes clean, fresh and rich, warm aromas.
It opens with fresh aquatic notes of basil, marigold and geranium. The heart has an interesting mix of milkwood, lavender and tobacco deepened by dry notes of, hay and bran absolute while its intensity and strength come from the base of labdanum, sandalwood and cypress. $69 for 75ml EDP
L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme – Summer Eau de Toilette
L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme, Summer Eau de Toilette is a fragrance that captures the woody fruit-freshness of grapefruit, pineapple and cypress. Launched this past April, L`Eau d`Issey Pour Homme Summer 2015 offers a refreshing and exotic flavors of kiwi. It opens with a blend of kiwi, grapefruit and coriander. The heart is made of pineapple and nutmeg, laid on the base of vetiver and cypress. $68 for 125 ML EDT
From Lacoste: Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc
A pure and elegant fragrance to purvey a feeling of cleanness and freshness. Simple and chic bottle with piqué-style contour with the iconic green croc branding. Notes of woody floral, cardamom tuberose, & suede accord. $69 for 3.3 Oz. Spray (100 mL)
The fragrance starts with pure sparkling Living Sea Salt and Organic Ivory Coast Ginger for an invigorating splash of energy and balances a fusion of Natural Sage, Provence Lavender and Natural Violet Leaf to reinforce the masculine aura. The finish: classic notes of refined Hinoki Wood, Organic Tonka and marine Seamoss create a seductive sense of magnetism. A winner. $62.50 for 100ML Edt Spray
Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Colonia
The scent is a refined and masculine. It captures the spark of light, the pleasure of the seasons and the sense of freshness.
For the Top notes: bergamot, coriander, petit grain. Middle: orange blossom, lavender, clary sage. Base: ambrox, tonka beans, Haitian vetiver.100 ml EDT $80
THIERRY MUGLER A*MEN ULTRA ZEST
With strong accords of red orange and tangerine, it gets cooled down by a hint of mint . We found a tart-lemonish ginger in the opening which is followed by fine aromas of coffee mixed with sweet spicy accords of cinnamon and black pepper. At the base warm notes of vanilla, patchouli and tonka finish the spiced woody composition. $90 for 100ML EDT