If there’s one thing I know about my dad, it’s that a gorgeous fragrance will always make him happy (I suspect that’s where I got my own obsession with beautiful scents). I also know he’s not the type to splurge on a perfume for himself – probably an hold habit from having three kids to look after before himself – so it is my pleasure to spoil him whenever I can.
If you are looking for a last minute gift idea, I can recommend on of these fragrances for him. Whether he loves something unique, fresh, or classic, you’re sure to find a match.
John Varvatos Artisan Pure EDP
From 1 240, selected Edgars, Red Square, Foschini and Truworths stores
I am a huge John Varvatos fan and this new fragrance has definitely taken top spot – honestly, I would easily wear it myself. It is vibrant, with a strong citrus character mixed with a herbaceous, peppery undertone.
On the first you’ll get a blend of citrus aromas from the Spanish lemon, Valencia orange and Calabrian bergamot. This leads into herbal accents from notes of orange flowers, coffee tree flower, jasmine and Italian orris absolute alongside coriander seed and cardamom.
Then it all comes together with the woody base of orris, cedarwood, angelica root, and tonka bean.
Zadig & Voltaire This Is Him EDP – Limited Edition Capsule Collection
From R475, select department stores
Zadig & Voltaire is a top choice for my husband, loved for the unique and completely intoxicating character. This year the brand has launched a very cool, limited edition capsule collection that make a great gift for dads who love to stay in style.
This is Him! has a herbaceous, woody character with a slight smoky hint. You’ll catch lemon and black pepper on the top notes, followed by vanilla and incense at the heart, and a sweet woody base dominated by sandalwood.
Narciso Rodriguez Bleu Noir EDP
From R1 115, select department stores
This fragrance is absolutely gorgeous, especially if you’re into fresh, woody scents. It is sophisticated, masculine and very sexy.
You’ll be able to pick up on notes of fresh cedar, lemony vetiver, and warm musk.
Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Extreme EDP
From R1 095, Foschini & Clicks
This fragrance is classically masculine, with a fresh, peppery character and warm woody undertone. Plus the rippling gunmetal bottle makes a bold statement on a dresser.
The scent opens with notes of pink pepper, mandarin leaf and star fruit. At the heart you have a blend of saffron, cardamom and Sichuan pepper, and these settle into warm notes of cashmere wood, amber and coconut water.
Jaguar Pace EDT
R903 for 100ml, Clicks
This new launch from Jaguar will appeal to those who love fresh, vibrant fragrances. It is bright, herbaceous and very sexy – with that freshly showered appeal.
You’ll catch black pepper, green apple and rosemary on the opening notes, supported by French lavender, orris and cashmere notes at the heart. And finally it settles into amberwood, patchouli and crystal moss at the base.
Which of these would you love to buy for Father’s Day? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, I would love to hear from you.