Last-minute shopping has always been a thing, and we can relate to that. Therefore, we’ve created a last-minute fragrance gift guide of well-rounded designer colognes for men that are truly gift-worthy. And the best part? There’s sure to be something for even the pickiest guy in your life. From citrus top notes to subtle, floral and woody fragrances, each scent on our list is easy to wear and will create an unforgettable olfactive experience. Whether this is the first scent in his grooming cabinet or his eleventh, they are all guaranteed nose-worthy status. So below is our edit of the best men’s colognes to gift this festive season.
Tom Ford Orchid Eau de Parfum
The high-end brand offers one of the finest scents in the industry. The dark accords and black orchids mingle with warm, woody notes for a suave and sophisticated finish. Trust us, he’ll save this one for special occasions.
Burberry Hero Eau de Toilette
Burberry Hero is a very modern, woody option, making it a fail-safe entry route into fragrance gifting. The scent is lifted with juicy bergamot, invigorated with juniper and black pepper and deepened with a heart of cedarwood. It’s a great back-to-work scent.
Hugo Boss The Scent Le Parfum
Hugo Boss The Scent Le Parfum is a fragrance with classic qualities and is a must-have in any man’s wardrobe. Why? Because it’s composed with ginger and maninka fruit, with addictive iris and leather accord notes.
Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum
Dior’s Sauvage has become one of the most popular fragrances in the world because this scent is inspired by wild deserts and rocky landscapes. And the crowd-pleasing notes of Calabrian bergamot are followed by wild ambroxan. Best saved for dinner dates.
Calvin Klein Defy Eau de Toilette
There are only a few colognes that could score high marks across the board like Calvin Klein Defy. The citrus blend of crisp bergamot and fresh lavender absolute has an accessible price point and it gives any wearer a playful edge.
Paco Rabanne Phantom Eau de Toilette
The eye-catching robot design, which includes a composition of lavender, vetiver and citrus notes, is sure to impress the tech-savvy guy. Check out more about the scent here.
Bvlgari Man In Black Eau de Parfum
You can’t go wrong when gifting Bvlgari Man in Black. It’s a magnetic scent with notes of rum, leather and spices. This is definitely a year-round favourite that wears well at night and on weekends.
Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum
This eau de parfum is distinct enough to stand out on any special day. The olfactory begins with the spicy contact of black pepper, followed by a warm embrace between cocoa’s addictive accents and the sophisticated elegance of iris. It will heighten the sensuality of any gentleman.
Emporio Armani Stronger With You Oud Eau de Parfum
Emporio Armani makes some of the most reliable fragrances. The captivating oud note complements the fragrance’s notes of mysterious lavender and alluring vanilla very well. Remind him to spritz the scent on his pulse points to enhance all the notes of your fragrance.
Versace Eros Eau de Toilette
Named after Eros, the Greek God of love, this Versace cologne is enduringly pleasing. The combination of mint, orange, and woody vanilla makes it a refreshing gift for the festive season.
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Toilette
Is he a citrus guy or a woods guy? If you’re having a hard time deciding, sometimes you don’t have to choose. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme’s heart of orange blossom is intensified with notes of French lavender and patchouli. It’s a great all-rounder scent for any stylish guy.