15 Designer Fragrances For Dad He’ll Definitely Brag About

Yes, fragrance is way more appealing than ties.

You don’t give your old man another silky tie this Father’s Day. Get creative and find a cologne that aligns with his personality. 

Maybe he’s the type of guy who loves to stock up on gadgets, perhaps enjoys a good book or a home cooked meal.

These are the obvious hints to guide you on choosing the perfect fragrance, but not just any fragrance. We’re name dropping the best gift sets for Father’s day. Check out our sure-fire fragrances destined to be a hit with your dad. PS, Edgars also offer complimentary nationwide delivery services with a minimum purchase of R650. Here’s to the man of the season.

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The energy of a sporty fragrance usually evokes a ‘just out of the shower feeling’, a scent that captures that post-workout vibe will never go unnoticed. These fragrances need to be citrusy, energising and not too heavy on the nose.

The Adidas EDT is designed for the active man. A fruity blend mixed with fresh mint is the trademark of this scent and the 3-in-1 shower gel is a gym bag space saver.

A clean, crisp masculine cologne, like the confidence a man feels when he dons a classic Lacoste polo shirt. It feels timeless and outgoing.

This fragrance speaks to the man with a competitive spirit. The sporty notes are rewarding and easy to wear. We reckon that this has potential to become a signature scent of his.


Classic colognes melts easily to the wearer – eliciting compliments, but never complaints. They are timeless and these colognes are a worthy addition to any dad’s grooming cabinet. 

This fragrance will make your dad feel like a boss at the office in his power suit or WFH in his loungewear. Notes of pineapple, sandalwood, tonka bean and bergamot makes a lasting impression. 

Aramis sets the standard in timeless sophistication. The chypre leathery scent has been the house’s signature since 1966. Just one whiff conjures the essence of a classic man. 

Gravity cologne has been a firm favourite since the 90s. Mandarin and sage with warm vanilla and wood smells so good and this gift set comes with a stylish watch. Your dad will be stoked! 


While perfumes are typically appealing to the nose, the bottle design can be ultra-eye-catching too. Here are some of the aesthetically pleasing fragrance bottles to show dad how much you appreciate his creativity. 

The bottle is dressed head-to-toe in black, wearing an officers unform trimmed with shiny sailor stripes. An elegant woody oriental trail capturing the charisma of a leader.

This woody fragrance comes in a credit card shape design, cut from black-lacquered glass and stamped with the brand’s iconic skull symbol of life. The card’s chip has been transformed into a spray cap. How cool!

A futuristic aromatic fragrance born from the clash between luxury craftmanship and new-tech. The bottle is made with chrome, metal and black. It looks like something from outer space. 


If your dad is a foodie? Experimenting with gourmand notes is a great option as a fragrance gift because of its synthetic edible notes, The familiarity of vanilla, coffee, toasted almond and pink pepper will not only spark his olfactory palate, but they’ll make him smell delicious.

This addictive fougere features notes of pink pepper, vanilla, toffee and an ambery woody accord. Tell dad to spray it on his pulse points for a lasting effect.

This is a fragrance to get lost in. As dad will experience an electric wave of black pepper, lavender, orris, patchouli and black vanilla. 

Notes of chocolate and vanilla will entice his senses, think of it as the ultimate gourmand in olfactory form. It’s one to wear on a night out or weekends. 


A well-known cologne can become an instant staple. They’re the ones we know your dad will love. If his current fragrance collection doesn’t contain at least one of these best-sellers, you’ve got some shopping to do.

1 Million by Paco Robanne has always been among the most popular colognes on the market. The scent’s success is going gold. It starts out fresh and moves onto a spicy leather accord. 

This Versace Eros opens with a zesty Italian lemon note, followed by juicy green apple, and mint leaves. It’s super fresh and has quite an addictive presence.

K by Dolce & Gabbana’s top notes of sparkling blood orange, pressed Sicilian lemon and juniper berries are well balanced with the woody base. It has plenty of character.


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