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The Lo Down: Fragrances for Father’s Day

This Sunday is Father’s Day and of the numerous gifts out there, you can’t go wrong with a fragrance.

To make your task less daunting, I’ve put together some cologne options for all kinds of fathers.

Instead of thinking about whether your dad likes musk or oriental scents, rather ask yourself these types of questions: Does he like being outdoors? What are his hobbies? Is he a guy who will splurge on a fancy suit or is he more comfortable in his favourite t-shirt?

For the adventurous
Viktor and Rolf, Spicebomb

Combining hints of leather and tobacco with cinnamon, bergamot, and saffron, Spicebomb is olfactory dynamite. True to its name, Spicebomb is an explosive scent well packaged in a grenade-shaped bottle. This is great for a younger dad or at least one who is young at heart.

For the trendy
Azzaro, Pour Homme

One of the most popular male fragrances in Europe, Azzaro recently launched their new fragrance in SA, Pour Homme, to revitalise this old-school fragrance brand. The epitome of charisma and charm, the scent of this fragrance is dominated by the earthy notes of aniseed, musk, and sandalwood. If you see your dad as stylishly unique, Azzaro Pour Homme is your go-to.

For the sportsman
Ralph Lauren, Polo Red

For the active dad, Ralph Lauren’s new fragrance, Polo Red, is a great option. Taking inspiration from his extensive car collection, Ralph Lauren has channeled a strong, sleek, and sporty scent into Polo Red. With a combination of grapefruit, cranberry, lemon, amber, and coffee beans, this is a fresh fragrance with a bold character and full of energy.

Image: Supplied.

Image: Supplied.

For the traditionalist
Giorgio Armani, Armani Code

Armani Code is the hallmark of masculine scent and is made up of a blend of apple, lavender, cumin, citrus, and wood. Low key and unassuming, this fragrance is a safe bet for the modern, but conservative, man.

For the rookie
Calvin Klein, CK One

If your dad is more likely to use deodorant than cologne, a Calvin Klein fragrance is the perfect start for him. Classic and sophisticated, CK One is a blend of refreshing citrus with a light floral undertone. And if your dad isn’t sold, the good news is that CK One is a unisex fragrance so can be easily re-gifted.

Leigh is a beauty and fashion blogger. Follow her on twitter @Le1ghLo or on her blog: www.Le1ghLo.com.

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