How to buy a fragrance for dad for Father's Day

28 May 2021 | By Neil Doveton

There is simply nothing better than delighting dad on Father’s Day with a cologne that he loves wearing.


Selecting a fragrance for someone else is difficult at the best of times, but choosing one for dad on Father’s Day is especially tricky. However, if you get it right, the payoff is big! 

It’s a deeply personal gift in a way that socks and ties certainly aren’t, and it’s not as challenging as getting his size exactly right. 

Think about the dad you’re shopping for – his personal sense of style can also give you major clues. Take your cue from his wardrobe to find a scent that complements and enhances his personality. 

Here is our fail-proof guide to choosing a fragrance that will feel ‘like him’, and remind him each time he wears it just how special he is to you. 

For sporty dads

He may enjoy fragrances that are fresh, clean, crisp, citrusy, watery and green. 

Adidas Dynamic Pulse Eau De Toilette Natural Spray (50ml R129) was specially developed with athletes in mind and opens with a burst of fresh green and citrus notes to bring you a fresh fragrance that lasts.


Hugo Boss Hugo Man Eau De Toilette (75ml R1 098) is a timeless classic, a fresh and sophisticated scent that blends together citrus and fruity top notes with sage, jasmine and cedar wood.


Davidoff Cool Water Man Eau De Toilette (75ml R625) is a firm favourite, with mint and crisp green top notes followed by a floral heart led by jasmine, and a rich base of fresh cedarwood.

Davidoff Cool Water

L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray (125ml R1 323) is a timeless and elegant classic with a very distinct signature, combining the vibrant freshness of Yuzu with a masculine base of sandalwood. 


For foodie dads

Opt for fragrances with spicy, aromatic and herbaceous notes like cinnamon, rosemary and cardamom or hints of sweet, warm vanilla and tonka. 

Joop! Wow! Eau de Parfum Intense For Men (40ml R895) is a rich, statement-making fragrance combining the toasty, spicy notes of chestnut, bitter orange and cinnamon, and dries down to a rich, oriental base.


Dunhill Icon Eau De Parfum (100ml R1 705) is a truly masculine fragrance centred around woody and spicy notes of black pepper and cardamom, that fill out this robust and lingering scent.


Antonio Banderas The Secret Eau De Toilette Natural Spray (100ml R730) brings you a spicy, oriental fragrance and combines cinnamon, leather and warm spicy accords for a truly masculine scent.


Azzaro Wanted Eau De Toilette (50ml R1 215) is a notably warm and spicy blend of lemon, ginger, cardamom, cade, vetiver and tonka bean, revealing a radiant and spirited personality. 


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