Turns out, men actually like receiving fragranced delights for Christmas. Take your pick from one of these men's scents
I've got my father-in-law for Kris Kindle this year, and I've just found out he'd love the Roger Federer aftershave balm. Trouble is, it, eh, doesn't exist anymore. It hasn't for years. I could search on eBay but... no. Not when there are loads of way better balms out there. But let's take a moment to take in the fact that men actually like receiving smelly stuff for Christmas. Hurrah!
I love a good 'male' scent. That musky woodiness - I wear it myself! However, it doesn't have to be musky or woody; 'pour homme' scents are as diverse as 'pour femme'. No wonder the lines are blurring.
So, if the guy you're buying for is a traditionalist when it comes to parfum or if he likes something a little more unique, there's definitely something out there. And all the bottles are cool.
Azzaro Wanted EDT 50ml with Deodorant Stick €57
Azzaro Wanted is a woody, citrus and spicy eau de toilette. Sensual woody notes "establish a new elegant and captivating masculinity".
Mugler A*MEN EDT 50ml and 50ml Hair & Body Shampoo €47.50
An aromatic and woody fragrance for men. It contains patchouli, Atlas cedar, peppermint, lavender, coffee, styrax, musk and tonka bean. Angel for Men by Thierry Mugler was launched 1996.
L'Envol de Cartier EDT 50ml €71 / 80ml €94.50
An airy, woody fragrance imbued with Gaiac Wood and notes of honey, with - you guessed it - a touch of musk.
Issey Miyake L'Eau Majeure D'Issey EDT 50ml €60 / 100ml €85
Inspired by water "as a masculine symbol of strength and movement". Top Notes: Citrus cocktail: bergamot, grapefruit. Heart notes: salty accord. Base notes: Woody complex: vibrant woods & cashmeran.
Coach for Men 40ml €35 / 60ml €55 / 100ml €75
The top note is Nashi pear with a spicy burst of cardamom. The scent ends with a textured base of vetiver-earthy, woody and green-layered with hints of suede and ambergris.
Dunhill London ICON Racing 50ml €75 / 100ml €95
ICON Racing, the latest addition to our ICON fragrance family, "a fresh aroma for men on the move". Top: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Cardamon. Heart: Orange Flower, Lavender, Fresh Pepper. Base: Guaiac Woods, Vetiver, Musk.
Aramis Modern Leather 60ml €64 / 110ml €86
Aramis Modern Leather is inspired by the enduring and iconic keynotes of Aramis Classic but "with an updated perspective that is distinguished in its unique blend of elements". Top Notes: Bergamot, Basil, Cardamon. Mid Notes: Orange Flower, Violet, Geranium. Base Notes: Leather, Patchouli, Oak Moss.