Fragrances are great gift options for any occasion, as they add a personal touch and this is something people often over look. I am not a perfume expert, but I hope by incorporating a men’s fragrance gift guide in any price-point, this may help you pick a fragrance for someone special in your life, maybe your partner, a brother, a dad or your best friend who is a guy and you have no idea what to get them. Check out my picks for this Christmas gift guide blog post.
Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Cologne Bleue Eau de Toilette 100ml $149*
The newest fragrance from the L’Homme collection, Bleue is described as a refreshing and aquatic interpretation of “cool”. The nose behind this fragrance is Juliette Karagueuzogou. It has a vibrant and citrus aroma of blood orange, grapefruit and mandarin, with a contrast of marine and spicy accords of bergamot and black pepper. The dry down composition is woody with a moderate longevity and a soft sillage. Top notes: blood orange, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, black pepper and cardamom. Middle notes: Apple, geranium, thyme, lavender and marine accord. Base notes: cedar wood essence, sandalwood essence and patchouli.
The Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme cologne Bleue is now available in 2 sizes: 60ml $109 and 100ml $149. You can find this in store and online at David Jones, Myer, other authorised retailers, and on their website: www.yslbeauty.com.au/.
Emporio Armani Stronger With YOU Eau de Toilette 50ml $100*
A close call to my ideal manly man scent, who is confident, charming and mysterious–Stronger With YOU. It was released in 2017 and the nose behind this fragrance is Cecile Matton. The composition has a very delicious smoky vanilla, sweet with a splash of a spicy accord, herbal notes from peppercorn and sage, which coupled in the masculinity—a subtle freshness and sensual aromatic. This fragrance has a very long lasting longevity with a heavy sillage. Perfect when paired with the deliciously fruity and feminine, iconic Emporio Armani Because It’s You. The two fragrances have an alliance that balance and empower each other. It is said to embody an authentic modern-day love. Top notes: cardamom, pink pepper and violet leaves. Middle notes: sage. Base notes: crystallised chestnut, vanilla and amber wood.
The Emporio Armani Stronger With YOU is available in 3 sizes: 30ml $80, 50ml $100 and 100ml $135. You can find this in store and online at David Jones, MYER, other authorised retailers, and on their website: www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com.au/.
Chanel Bleu De Chanel Eau de Toilette 100ml $145
My hubby’s favourite, Bleu de Chanel was released in 2010, the nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge. It features a fresh and citrusy aromatic with a dry down of woody, cedar and subtle sandalwood accords. It has a timeless masculine aromatic-woody fragrance that is housed in an enigmatic blue bottle with a magnetic top lid. A scent that is suitable for spring and summer. It has a long lasting longevity with a moderate sillage. Top notes: pink pepper, vetiver and citric notes. Middle notes: grapefruit, labdanum and cedar. Base notes: ginger, sandalwood and frankincense.
The Chanel Bleu de Chanel Eau de Toilette is available in 3 sizes: 50ml $102, 100ml $145 and 150ml $170 in store and online at David Jones, MYER, other authorised retailers, and your local Chanel beauty counter.
Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum 100ml $160*
The newest fragrance from YSL, Y is perfect for spring and summer. The nose behind this fragrance is Dominique Ropion. It has an absolutely beautiful, fresh and sweet apple accord with a spicy and woody dry down from vetiver, and fougere features. The new Y is the refined version of the original Y Eau de Toilette and is packaged in a darker bottle. Portrayed as an intense, sophisticated, signature white tee and black jacket—a James Dean iconic heartthrob, a masculinity redefined. This fragrance has a moderate longevity with a moderate sillage. Top notes: bergamot, ginger and apple. Middle notes: sage, geranium and juniper berries. Base notes: vetiver, cedar, tonka, amber wood and olibanum.
The Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum is available in 2 sizes: 60ml $120 and 100ml $160. You can find this in store and online at David Jones, MYER, other authorised retailers and on their website: yslbeauty.com.au/.
KLIM by Michael Klim Aqua Beyond Deep Blue $14.99*
Aqua Beyond: Deep Blue is described as a mysterious and unpredictable like the ocean. The fragrance represents a man who is bold, sophisticated and ever-changing. The aromatics have a woody amber and cedar then packs a fresh punch of citrus and spices. Though it has a light to moderate longevity with a soft sillage. It has a similar dry down as Bleu de Chanel, a possible dupe? A completely more affordable from the bunch but perfect for those gym junkies or active men in your life. Top notes: woody amber. Middle notes: cedar. Base notes: lime and red ginger.
The Aqua Beyond: Deep Blue is available in 1 size: 100ml $14.99. You can find this fragrance sold exclusively online and in store at Chemist Warehouse nationally.
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