The special man in your life deserves so much more than a pair of socks or a soap on a rope this Father’s Day. Show him how much you appreciate him with a new fragrance, choosing from the freshest crop that has just hit a beauty counter near you.
Giorgio Armani Code Profumo
A spicy-sweet oriental, Armani’s latest interpretation of Code is a warm and sensual, masculine scent inspired by the designer’s ultra slick tuxedos.
Sniff it: Profumo opens with green mandarin, apple and cardamom before revealing a heart of orange blossom, lavender and nutmeg. The base is an addictive mix of tonka bean, amber and leather.
Buy it: A 30ml EDP is R819, a 60ml EDP is R1 231 and a 110ml EDP is R1 535.Valentino Uomo Intense
A more intense, charismatic version of the original Valentino Uomo, new Uomo Intense is an aromatic vanilla-based fragrance that exudes classically suave Italian style.
Sniff it: The top notes are clary sage oil and fresh mandarin while the heart is an elegant blend of iris absolute and tonka bean. The base, however, is a long lasting mix of black leather and vanilla bean.
Buy it: A 50ml EDP is R1 210 and a 100ml EDP is R1 510.
Avon’s newest male fragrance is simply called Homme. A clean-smelling citrus and woody scent, Avon reckons Homme will help its wearer stand out from the crowd and steal the spotlight.
Sniff it: Homme’s notes include Sicilian mandarin, Italian bergamot and Guatemalan cardamom.
Buy it: A 75ml EDT is R370.Mont Blanc Legend Spirit
A new version of the original Legend, Legend Spirit is a fresh-smelling aromatic citrus for the independent man and is inspired by a moment of total freedom and serenity.
Sniff it: Legend Spirit opens with bergamot, pink pepper and grapefruit, features a cool aquatic heart mixed with lavender and cardamom and dries down to blonde woods, cashmere, white musk and oak moss.
Buy it: A 30ml EDT is R645, a 50ml EDT is R995 and a 100ml EDT is R1 195. Dunhill Icon Absolute
A signature scent for the elegant man who appreciates good tailoring with a notable quirk, Dunhill Icon Absolute is a spicy, woody scent in a luxuriously heavy bottle created by award-winning South African fashion designer Mark Eisen.
Sniff it: The top notes are black pepper, bergamot and cardamom while the heart is full of black rose, saffron and Egyptian jasmine. As for the base, it’s a heady mix of Tuscan leather, exotic oud and tobacco leaves.
Buy it: A 50ml EDP is R1 395 and a 100ml EDP is R1 895.See anything you think your dad would like?