Ultimate Gift Guide: Men and Fragrance

Posted on December 08, 2017

Is your man in need of a fragrance update? If he is still wearing the same body spray he wore as a 16-year-old, it’s time to re-evaluate. With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the time to get the man in your life a fresh fragrance for the holiday season. Whether it is your husband, boyfriend, father or brother, Red Scout’s Ultimate Gift Guide has got you covered.

The first step to choosing your man’s signature scent is understanding what it is in the first place. According to Michael Edwards’ Fragrances of the World, men’s fragrances are commonly divided into three categories of Aromatic Fougère, Citrus and Woody Oriental.

Here are some fragrance gift ideas you can use as stocking stuffers for the special man in your life. 

Smiling man applying fragrance to his neck.
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Aromatic Fougère

If clean, uncomplicated and fresh describes your man, then try a scent from the Aromatic Fougère family. This scent contains blends of lavender and other herbs such as rosemary and basil. It is also teamed with the warmth of wood and oakmoss.

Gift Guide:

Tabarome by CREED 

Tabarome by CREED
Image: CREED

Boss by Hugo Boss

Boss by Hugo Boss
Image: Jarrold & Sons Limited

Citrus

If it is the smell of zesty, juicy lemons and mandarins that will invigorate and energise your man, then choose a fragrance for him that belongs to the Citrus family.

Gift Guide:

Eau Sauvage by Dior

Eau Sauvage by Dior
Image: Dior

Essenza di Colonia by Acqua di Parma

Essenza di Colonia by Acqua di Parma
Image: D'Marge

Woody Oriental

A splash of spice, a sprinkle of patchouli and something sweet enough to eat – viola! You have yourself the roots of a Woody Oriental scent. There are many iconic woody oriental scents you can pick up for your man this festive season.

Gift Guide:

Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari

Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari
Image: Bvlgari

Oud Wood by Tom Ford

Oud Wood by Tom Ford
Image: Tom Ford

With these fragrance families and gift ideas in mind, this should make stressful Christmas shopping a more relaxing experience knowing that you’ve got these presents sorted. Happy shopping!

Red Scout has a range of online courses that give you more information about Fragrance Families. Click here to find out more.


By Mikayla Tabone.

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