Hot on the heels of Mrs Gist’s post on fragrances for her that she’d like in her fragrance armoury for Spring, I thought it was only right that I shared mine (with a subtle hint that Father’s Day isn’t a million miles away).
I love a good fragrance; it fills me with confidence, I enjoy smelling great and it signs off my grooming routine. I do prefer a more higher-end fragrance than your run-of-the-mill mass market aftershaves, my signature scent coming from a variety of eau de parfums.
Some of my top fragrance picks include:
Dunhill London ICON
I recently discovered Dunhill and it is simply fabulous. Masculine (grrrrrr, etc) notes of black pepper and cardamom, mixed with Middle Eastern wood and lavender make for a refreshing Spring / Summer scent that I simply love. It’s fairly exclusive too, which is always a plus if you’re looking to make a standout.
Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum
Spicy and juicy bergamot provides (yet another…) woody scent, with a hint of sweet vanilla. Suitable for an all-day scent, this fragrance offers a medium-lasting trail that is pleasant and not too overbearing. I like interchanging between Dunhill and this offering from Dior as my every day go-to.
Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum
The long-lasting Bleu de Chanel is a sophisticated fragrance, woody with an oriental amber twist. It’s perhaps more of an evening fragrance than something suitable for officewear as it can be a little heavy, but it’s certainly refreshing nonetheless.
Creed Aventus Eau de Parfum
The most expensive entry on my favourite fragrances at £150 a bottle, but by far the most exciting scent; contemporary and audacious, Creed Aventus smells GREAT. Really great. Totes great, in fact. It’s woody and bold tones give confidence, with a final flourish of a vanilla tone giving an air of sophistication. I’m always getting asked what I’m wearing and receiving compliments when I spray this; putting it simply, you need this in your life, gents.
Top male fragrances
So there we have it – suitable as an excellent Father’s Day gift (hint, hint) – or just as a personal treat, these aftershaves will leave you feeling fantastic and smelling great.