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With Valentine’s day fast on the approach, if you’re looking to get your gift ready ahead of time, you need to move decisively. Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, as we’ve already covered, but if our Valentine’s day gift guide for him hasn’t done the trick, what better gift to get than a Valentine’s Day Fragrance?
Sense of smell is closely associated with both memory and emotion. When used astutely, deploying fragrance as a gift is a subtle way of remaining in someone’s thoughts. Aside from this, a Fragrance is elegant as well as practical- a truly classic Valentine’s present, and one that’s difficult to get far wrong. Check out our Valentine’s day Fragrance Gift Guide for Him.
Ralph Lauren’s Polo Ultra Blue Eau de Toilette is underpinned by salty Mineral Accords, with a balanced and energetic blend of Cedrat Lemon, Lavender, and Tonka Bean. This is combined with the brand’s signature Artical and Ambertonic elements, making it both unique and iconic. A perfect luxury fragrance to gift to the man in your life.
Tommy Now Eau de Toilette from Tommy Hilfiger is a sensuous, warm fragrance that combines Bergamot, Mandarin, and Ginger top and heart notes, with bottom notes of Amber Wood and Moss. These classical masculine elements combine to make the perfect men’s aftershave gift.
The Black XS Eau De Toilette from Paco Rabanne opens with evocative Mediterranean elements of Calabrian Lemon, Sage and Marigold, giving a light and refreshing initial impression. Following on from this, its spicy heart notes, and sweet, woody base notes are brimming with character.
Tuscany Per Uomo from Aramis is a fragrance which is classic and sophisticated. Evocative of the Mediterranean with its Citrus and Lavender notes, its bottom notes of precious woods exude masculinity.
Diamante Citrus, bitter orange leaves, and Neiroli flowers combine in Versace Pour Homme with Clary Sage and Blue Hyacinth, while its base notes come from Amber and Musk. Refined and subtle, yet attention-drawing. A real winner.
WOW! from JOOP! is the perfect fragrance gift for a new or prospective partner. Its Bergamot and Cardamom combination is playful, while its violet top notes and base notes of Vanilla and Cashmere are evocative of new romance.
Decided freshness in its opening notes of Bergamot, Grapefruit, and Mint gives way to sophisticated, sweet middle notes reminiscent of summer fruit. Tommy For Men by Tommy Hilfiger is classically masculine, but piquant and energetic.
The emphasis on warm, earthy spices in Jean Paul Gaultier‘s Le Male Essence makes this a perfect scent to brace against the cold winter months. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be worn year-round. Bergamot, Cardamom and Pepper give way to Cinnamon, Lavender and Sage middle notes. This gradually recedes into the classic scents of Vanilla, Amber Wood, and Coumarin.
The Hugo Boss Bottled Intense Eau de Parfum was one of our favourite launches of the last year. A powerful and sophisticated fragrance with an impact, its unique fruity opening notes of Apple and Orange Blossom, alongside its heart notes of floral and spicy aromas, bind its masculine base notes of Vanilla, Sandalwood, Vetiver, and Cedarwood together in an impressive package.
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