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Fragrance has to be one of the most versatile gifts you can buy, working for pretty much any occasion, and for pretty much any person. Most guys choose not to splash out on fragrances for themselves, and secretly, most men hold out in the hope that someone will pick one up for them as a gift. Christmas is the perfect opportunity to pick up a fantastic fragrance for a man, so for this blog post we’ve put together a Christmas gift guide of the best fragrance and perfume for men on Mankind.
Hugo Boss The Scent Private Accord for Him is a sophisticated but mischievous fragrance, composed of ginger, Maninka Fruit with base notes of Mocha and Cocoa Absolute. A fragrance with classic qualities, it offers a fresh, intriguing twist which makes it truly stand out.
The Obsessed fragrance from Calvin Klein is a sensual fragrance, which subverts many of the traits typical to masculine scents, using the sweetness of Black Vanilla to compliment its oriental hints of Amber, and base notes of Leather.
A collaborative creation with the French perfumer Barnabé Fillion, the Aesop Marrkech Intense EDT is a unisex fragrance which is exceptionally popular on Mankind. Combining floral higher notes derived from citrus oils, with raw, woody lower notes, the fragrance is inspired by the fragrances found in the markets of its eponymous city.
Molton Brown’s Tobacco Absolute Eau de Toilette is a vibrant, punchy fragrance: its signature base note of rich, warm Tobacco, combines with Peruvian Balsam, Nutmeg, and Elemi.
Next on our list of the best perfume for men, is the Geo. F Trumper Cologne. The classic opening notes of Fresh Lemon, Bergamot and Neroli in the fragrance, are combined with exciting additions of Rosemary and Bitter Orange.
The Michael Kors Extreme Night Eau de Toilette, a striking fragrance that blends notes of Cypress and Clary Sage to create freshness, combined with Tonka Bean, Sandalwood, and Vanilla.
The Korres Vetiver Root Grean Tee Cedarwood Eau de Toilette is an extension of the brand’s intention to evoke the natural world through their products. Its Cedarwood and Oak Moss middle and bottom notes are reminiscent of woodland in spring, making for a truly unique and exciting fragrance.
The Cypress and Vetyver Cologne is an outstanding fragrance from the iconic Italian grooming brand Proraso. Combining Bergamot, with Cedarwood, Cypress, and Vetiver to produce a truly classic masculine scent.
The Calvin Klein Obsesse Intense for Men EDP is a powerful twist on the classic fragrance, with strong opening notes of Oro Blanco, Rhubarb, and Sichuan Pepper, giving way to aromatic Black Amber, Gurjum Balsam, and Guaiac Wood.
The Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Ultra Eau De Toilette is a rich fragrance which combines opening notes of Pear, fresh Mint, and Bergamot, before giving way to exotic Cumin, Lavender, and Clary Sage.
Hugo Boss Hugo Man Eau De Toilette is a fresh, youthful fragrance, with fresh Green Apple notes, combined with masculine Sandalwood, and Cedar Wood.
The Tommy Hilfiger Tommy for Men Cologne Spray is masculine, fresh, and modern, making use of Bergamot, and Mint, the distinctive inclusion of Grapefruit, Green Apple, and Cranberry make it a high impact fragrance.
The BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette from Hugo Boss is an iconic fragrance, combining spicy accords with fresh, fruity notes of Geranium and Apple to create a scent which is bold and distinctive.
The JOOP! WOW! Eau de Toilette is an alluring fragrance which blends classic masculine elements such as Bergamot, Vetiver and Tonka Bean with attention grabbing Cardamom, warm Cashmere, and Fir Resin.
The Extreme Speed Eau de Toilette is a fragrance that combines sensual herbal and spicy notes, with woody accords that are enigmatic and intriguing.
A luxury fragrance which makes use of Cinnamon, Rose, and various spices, blended with sensual base notes of Amber and Patchouli, the Paco Rabanne 1Million For Him Eau de Toilette is a perfume for men which is ideal for gifting.
The Ralph Lauren Polo Ultra Blue Eau de Toilette combines top notes of Cedrat Lemon and Bergamot with signature Artical, Lavender, and Geranium heart notes before giving away to the brand’s signature Ambertonic base. A modern, striking scent, it’s a truly premium product which makes a perfect gift.
The 900 Eau de Cologne from Aramis commands attention with its opening notes of Coriander, Bergamot, Rosewood, and Lemon. Giving way to Jasmine, Lily, Carnation and Orris Root, before finishing on notes of Amber, Patchouli, and Civet, this distinctive fragrance melds intriguing elements to create a classic masculine scent.
Carven Pour Homme Eau de Toilette comes with the traditionally masculine Vetiver, Sandalwood and Bergamot, but adds a unique twist with its combination of warm Nutmeg, fresh Orange Blossom, and Violet Leaves.