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Is it time to update Dad’s fragrance? Our guide to snagging the perfect scent comes just in time for Father’s Day. You’re welcome!
He rarely leaves the house without his gym bag in tow, owns more sneakers than he does dress shoes, and the most-used app on his iPhone is Nike+. Hockey, golf, football, soccer... he plays – and watches! – them all.
Give Dad a sporty scent: This David Beckham type loves to feel invigorated, energized and sprightly, making him the perfect candidate for a fresh citrus cologne with notes of crisp grapefruit, blood mandarin or zesty lemon. If you think he’ll be reluctant about a spritz-on formula, go for a shower gel or deodorant that will be luxurious additions to his post-workout routine.
The Rock ’n’ Roller
He took a year off to follow Led Zeppelin on tour, seeks out vintage record stores during his travels and has been known to strum a guitar or bang on some drums. From tiny, grimy venues to expansive arenas, he knows where all the hot acts are.
Give Dad a seductive scent: From Gavin Rossdale to Mick Jagger, rock ’n’ roll dads have a sexy, edgy side that makes them more than likely to fall for a dry wood fragrance that includes smoky, warm notes like leather, tobacco and cedar.
The vast majority of his closet contains immaculately pressed suits and shirts, and his shoes are perfectly shined. Whether it’s his work, home, car or looks, he is a perfectionist who wants nothing but the best. His mantra is modern and refined.
Give Dad an exotic scent: When it comes to pleasing the dapper type (think Brad Pitt or Daniel Craig), spicy is the way to go. This alluring fragrance family isn’t just timeless, it is also typically housed in contemporary bottles that are as elegant as his uptown loft. Seek notes like cardamom, nutmeg and sandalwood that are both mysterious and stylish.
He’s a brainy conversationalist with a penchant for old over new – think hardcover book over Kobo, classic radio over MP3. He has a flair for the finer things in life and is just a little bit eccentric and quirky.
Give Dad a woodsy scent: The Johnny Depp-esque persona is all about timeless appeal, so the latest olfactory release from some trendy fashion brand isn’t going to cut it. Instead, let your sense of smell gravitate toward a mossy wood scent that contains earthy elements livened up with crisp, green notes with enduring allure.
All of his tech toys are sleek products from Apple, he loves gallery openings and has an eye for design. He stands out for his slight flamboyance, as all things eye-catching tend to jibe with his acutely developed sense of style.
Give Dad an eclectic scent: Appeal to his design-nerd tendencies and seek out a cutting-edge – or just plain cool! – bottle. After all, to make it into his everyday routine, it’s going to have to look great. And, chances are, if the container is modern, the fragrance will follow in the same vein. Our pick for this Tom Ford type? An upbeat, cheery aromatic scent with subtle hints of fruity notes.