Five top Father’s Day fragrance picks

Special DadFather’s Day: Sunday 21st June 2015. Chosen a present for your old man yet? Father’s Day is one of those occasions that tends to sneak up on us – with only days to go, it’s time to choose a gift! It’s all too easy to get your dad his usual bottle of scotch or a new-fangled gadget, but often these gifts tend to lack the personal touch. Want a gift for dad that’s classic, sophisticated, yet deeply personal? How about a fragrance? If you’re not sure what scents your dad likes or you can’t find his usual cologne, take a look at these top fragrance brands for some great Father’s Day gift ideas!

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is one of the biggest fashion brands in the world, and its line of fragrances is so varied and vast that there’s bound to be a fragrance out there for both you and your father! At the time of writing, we have 24 Calvin Klein fragrances available on the Direct Cosmetics webstore. Eternity for Men is a good choice if you’re after a light, safe scent with notes of lavender and citrus. Obsession for Men is another classic CK scent – this one is rather woodier and spicier, with notes of cinnamon, amber and vanilla. If you’re after a lesser-known CK fragrance, try out Truth for Men – a fresh summer perfume that eschews the usual citrus notes in favour of green, herbal notes.


Dior fragrances are certainly another step up in terms of price – but also in quality. If you truly want to spoil your father this Father’s Day, a luxurious Dior fragrance will do the job perfectly. Dior Homme may only be ten years old, but this fragrance has established itself as a classic men’s scent. Its top notes are surprisingly floral for a men’s fragrance, but these soon give way to a complex, deep scent. Dior Homme Sport is a lighter, citrus scent aimed at younger men – but this variant loses none of its sister fragrance’s decadent luxury. Iconic cologne Eau Sauvage is another stunning gift idea for Father’s Day.


Is your dad a football fan? For a Father’s day fragrance that’s a little more affordable, take a look at David Beckham’s range of branded fragrances. You can grab the likes of Intimately Beckham (woody, amber, slightly spicy) and David Beckham Homme (fresh, spicy) for less than £15 from the Direct Cosmetics webstore (subject to stock availability). Beckham gift sets featuring aftershave and body wash are perfect for Father’s Day gifts – check out the Classic Gift Set as a great example.

Paul Smith

One of Britain’s most successful fashion designers is Mr. Paul Smith – and his range of fragrances have as much style and class as his renowned clothing collections. Paul Smith fragrances tend to be in a similar price range to Calvin Klein’s – typically £15-25 through our site. Despite the name the men’s version of Extreme is a light fragrance with dominant notes of citrus, nutmeg and rosemary. Paul Smith Men is a more powerful musky-fresh fragrance with a striking violet note. For something a little more woody and spicy, Portrait for Men is our top pick.


Thankfully, Ferrari’s fragrances don’t manage to evoke the scents of burning rubber and the racetrack! On the contrary, they’re great value fragrances for men that are some of the best picks in their price bracket. We particularly recommend Ferrari Black – a well-balanced woody fragrance with fruity and citrus notes that give way to cinnamon and vanilla.

There you have it – dozens of great fragrances to choose from for Father’s Day, for every budget! Let us know what you’re treating your dad to on June 21st in the comments below.


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