Fragrance shopping can be difficult at the best of times, and that level of difficulty only doubles when you’re trying to find the perfect scent for someone else. That’s because fragrance is personal, it’s meant to reflect how we feel in that moment, or even who we want to be.
So, how do you pre-empt that in order to get your hands on their ultimate Eau? Equal measures of recommendation and research will do the trick! Bear in mind fragrances that they’ve loved in the past or use daily, which fragrance family they tend to lean toward and last but certainly not least, new fragrances that are causing a stir (it’s an easy win).
Inspired by Father’s Day, and our constant bid to make fragrance shopping as easy as possible, we’ve pulled together a list of newly launched scents that tick all the boxes. So, whether you’re looking for your dad’s new signature scent or a gift for him from the kids, here’re the new launches that will make excellent gifts, whatever the occasion…
Personality: Dark, Moody and Seductive
Fragrance Type: Woody Spicy
Notes: Nutmeg, Cardamom, Musk, Blue Cedarwood, Black Ebony Wood
Escentual Says: “A new take on the original Narciso Rodriguez For Him, the Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir Eau de Toilette is a clash between freshness and woody spice. An eau with an alluring aura, this is a fragrance for men that want to adorn a unique and intriguing aroma that won’t be smelt everywhere they go. A hot favourite at Escentual HQ, For Him Bleu Noir is a mysterious scent with a sophisticated attitude”.
Personality: Relaxed, Masculine and Uplifting
Fragrance Type: Woody Fresh Fougere
Notes: Bergamot, Sage, Lavender, Cedarwood, Tonka Bean
Escentual Says: “Giorgio Armani Code Colonia is a fragrance that shines without taking the spotlight. A whirlwind of citrus and woody notes, it’s an Eau de Toilette for a man that doesn’t like to overdo it. Elegant and refined, Giorgio Armani Code Colonia has the DNA of the original, but with an entirely new freshness”.
Personality: Fresh, Sporty and Spicy
Fragrance Type: Woody Aquatic
Notes: Almond, Neroli Essence, Aquatic Notes, Coumarin, Vetiver, Patchouli
Escentual Says: “A whirlwind of fresh, sweet and spicy notes merge to create the scent that is Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Sport, a fragrance that’s modern and ‘sporty’ without being at all predictable. The first Guerlain fragrance centred around an aquatic note, Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Sport is not only the obvious choice for a gym-goer but any man that likes his eau to have a subtle freshness, a touch of spiciness and an underlying sweetness that’s undeniably addictive.”
Personality: Modern, Fresh and Sweet
Fragrance Type: Aromatic Fougere
Notes: Italian Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium, Patchouli, Heliotrope, Ambroxan
Escentual Says: “If he loves the aromatic allure of fresh, green scents, the Prada Luna Rossa Carbon should be his next signature. Unique without being too ‘out there’, Luna Rossa Carbon is an Eau de Toilette that will provide him with an all day freshness that oozes seductive masculinity. This clever scent weaves together the power of natural and synthetic notes, creating a powerfully handsome scent that can’t help but turn heads.”
Personality: Sharp, Masculine and Clean
Fragrance Type: Woody Spicy
Notes: Grapefruit, Bitter Orange, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, Geranium, Vetiver
Escentual Says: “The BOSS Bottled Tonic sparks the perfect balance between fresh and spicy for every day. It’s sophisticated and modern, with an underlying charm that makes it the ideal fragrance for work or play. A completely unique take on the original BOSS Bottled, which has a sweet personality, BOSS Bottled Tonic is the one to pick if they like their fragrances to be easy-going and elegant.”
Personality: Sweet, Smoky and Masculine
Fragrance Type: Oriental Woody
Notes: Woodleather™, Golden Wood™, Trio of Patchouli Oils, Vetiver
Escentual Says: “Gucci Guilty Absolute is the fragrance match for a no-nonsense man. Bold and intense, its juice isn’t for the faint-hearted or those that prefer to stand in the background, it’s loud and unique with strong leather facets. Although Gucci Guilty Absolute begins bold and intense as it settles it becomes more transparent, leaving undertones of bitter smokiness on the skin – it’s an easy choice for any man that adores leather scents.”