Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for – but this Father’s Day, we have you covered. Fragrance leads the way: evocative, thoughtful and personal, there’s something for everyone. Pick one of the below and he won’t be disappointed…
For the ahead-of-his-time dad
Isfarkand Elixir is Ormonde Jayne’s latest cologne, and it beautifully balances cedar with citrusy mandarin and lime. It was created when Ormonde Jayne’s perfumer Linda Pilkington took the formula she created as a birthday present for her husband, and made it more long lasting. The brand offers complimentary engraving and gift wrapping at its Old Bond Street boutique and online, too, for a finishing touch.
For the adventurous dad
Coach Platinum is a new fragrance for men inspired by the spirit of the open road. Think notes of black pepper oil, pineapple and juniper berries, alongside masculine yet floral notes of geranium. The result is warm, sensual and elegant, encased in a statement mirrored metal bottle.
For the nature-loving dad
Fans of the original L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme fragrance will love L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme Fraiche, inspired by the clean, natural power of water. Fresh and energetic, it has top notes of grapefruit and fresh cardamon, with middle notes of sage and lavender, and base notes of white patchouli and clear wood.
For the trendy dad
Le Labo is as cool a brand as they come. Its Bergamote 22 fragrance is fresh, sweet and sensual – and addictive. It effortlessly merges floral, bitter and sweet scents. It’s a complicated scent that people won’t be able to stop asking about, as befits this cult brand.
For the holiday-obsessed dad
The Zegna Essenze Eau de Parfum collection is a super luxe collection of fragrances, catering to a whole range of tastes. Each fragrance showcases one ingredient that is blended with Zegna’s private reserve of Bergamot hand-harvested in Italy. We like Mediterranean Neroli: herby, citrusy and utterly evocative of a holiday on the Amalfi Coast. The blue bottle is gorgeous, too.
For the sophisticated dad
Smooth, woody and ever iconic, Bleu de Chanel is as luxe as it gets. With cedar and New Caledonian sandalwood, it is warm and distinctive – one for the ages. You can also snap up the new Bleu de Chanel shaving cream and moisturiser, if you’re feeling really generous.
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Charlotte is a London girl through and through. She sweats through spin and puffs through Pilates to justify trying the latest restaurants and devouring copious amounts of sweet potato fries, burrata and bread – preferably on holiday. Her favourite destinations include Italy, the Maldives and anywhere where the sun’s shining and there’s a strong breakfast buffet. She’s obsessed with walking, visiting farmers’ markets and reading. She’s also learning to cook. Wish her (and her husband) luck.