Perfumes are always one of the best gifts during the holiday seasons: for your lover, your friend, your colleague or your family member. But it’s not easy to buy a fragrance for another person, since it can be so personal. That’s why today we are sharing our favorite options for the holiday season, so you can find the perfect fragrance for him!
Written by Leo (editor male beauty)
Dior Sauvage – Eau de parfum – 100 ml – € 112,-
Since its release in 2015, Sauvage has taken the world by storm. No surprise there, this perfume is definitely one of the most seductive and addictive fragrances I have ever smelled. If you already know the original Suavage, then you will probably like this version too. The Eau de Parfum is a sweeter and bolder version of the original through the additions of mostly anise and vanilla.
This powerful fragrance smells incredibly fresh and masculine and is one of the most appreciated fragrances in the market. It has a great opening burst of pepper and citrus, and the smell of musk and amber lingers in the air as it sets on the skin. This seductive fragrance makes the perfect gift for both young and mature man, and it can easily be worn on various occasions. Let me warn you though: don’t buy this fragrance for your man if you’re the jealous type.
Top notes: bergamot
Middle notes: lavender, sichuan pepper, citrus, nutmeg, star anis
Base notes: vanilla, ambroxan
Tom Ford Fougère d’argent – Eau de Parfum – 50 ml – € 200,-
Smelling this fragrance makes me think of me sitting in a dark, exclusive bar with a successful man talking about love and life. Fougère d’argent is a mature, woody fragrance, typically worn by a modern man on an evening out.
The scent opens up with lavender, ginger and spices, and becomes sweeter once it dries down. Even though this fragrance could be worn throughout the year day or night, I think of this scent as a warm fragrance ideally for the winter. I don’t know what it is about this fragrance, but it simply gives a sexy, comfortable vibe. If you want to indulge the man that you love into luxury, then this perfume will be the right gift.
Top notes: mandarin orange, lavender, ginger
Middle notes: labdanum
Base notes: coumarin
Yves Saint Laurent Y – Eau de Toilette – € 78,-
Y by Yves Saint Laurent is made for the modern, cool guy. This woody scent has an aquatic, sporty vibe to it and is so fresh that it is very easy to like.
At the first spray, this perfume doesn’t seem that memorable. It opens with a combination of notes such as bergamot, sage and ginger. Once the darker notes like balsam fir and cedarwood kick in, this fragrance becomes incredible addictive. When this cologne sets in the skin it renders an interesting and exciting explosion of scents, sweet yet very masculine at the same time. Y is a day fragrance which I highly recommend for the more masculine, sportive guys in your life.
Top notes: bergamot, ginger, lemon, mint
Middle notes: apple, mint, pineapple, sage, violet leaf
Base notes: incense, musk, cedarwoord
Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum – 50 ml – € 97,-
No perfume list would be complete without the classic: Bleu de Chanel Parfum. This – already iconic fragrance – is probably the most sophisticated and contemporary fragrance for men. Bleu de Chanel Parfum is the most intense version of the BLUE DE CHANEL fragrances. This powerful fragrance is perfect for different type of men and can easily be worn throughout the year.
Bleu de Chanel Parfum opens up with a fresh aromatic scent of lemon and bergamot in combination with a soft mint. The more woody, smoky notes are noticeable in the dry-down. The perfume has an incredible silage and longevity, making it a fragrance that can be enjoyed for almost an entire day. Undoubtly a perfect gift for almost every man.
Gift tip: if you are looking for a lighter CHANEL fragance, take a look at Les Eaux de CHANEL Biarritz
Top notes: lemon zest, bergamot, mint, artemisia
Middle notes: lavender, geramium, green notes, pineapple
Base notes: pink peppercorn, citrus, peppermint, nutmeg, grapefruit, cedarwood, jasmine, patchouli, ginger, sandalwood