Eau dear Daddy
by Lorraine Wilson-Morris
With Father’s Day taking place on Sunday 17th June, I thought it would be a ‘blooming’ good time to reveal a selection of gorgeous fragrances suitable for the most important man in your life…Dad! And, to show how much he means to you, then this is the perfect time to treat him to something a little more personal… such as a fragrance.
In the May issue of esprit, we included a Father’s Day feature on recommending fragrances that matched up to each birth sign, which is a cool way of knowing your dad’s personality. So, here, I’m going to introduce you to an assortment of male scents that will not only turn heads, but each time he sprays it on the memory of who bought it will spring to his mind! A sweet way to remember a loved one!
Yardley Gentlemen is a collection of three refined signature scents to exude quintessential masculine flair. These charming eau de toilettes are designed to reflect the recent male fragrance trend for increased depth and sensuality. The range is available
Yardley Gentleman Classic, which opens with fresh citrus, black pepper and a spicy blend of cardamom that interlaces with a soft heart of floral notes, resting on a woody accord of luxurious sandalwood, musk, amber and a sweet hint of white chocolate. An ideal fragrance for everyday use. Yardley Gentleman Urbane offers a balanced blend of bergamot and lavender at its top, partnered with herby notes of thyme and tarragon, which settles into a rich, alluring dry-down of exotic sandalwood, patchouli and musk. A fragrance for the father who oozes ‘city style’. Yardley Gentleman Elite includes fresh ripe notes of basil and grapefruit that intertwine with a grassy green heart of pine and vetiver, which settles into seductive base notes of sandalwood, dry amber and patchouli. A fragrance that will turn heads!
The range is available at Boots Stores and Boots.com, Lloyds Pharmacy, amazon.co.uk and www.yardleylondon.co.uk with a RRP of £20 each for 100ml
Alternatively, Menswear Designer, John Varvatos, welcomes his latest offering – Artisan Pure. This fresh, masculine scent is the perfect addition to Dad’s summer fragrance wardrobe.
John Varvatos Artisan Pure combines a revitalizing blend of citrus notes including lemon, bergamot, mandarin and thyme, which delightfully mix with herby heart notes of petitgrain and ginger. Its base is crisp and warm comprising woods, orris, and amber musk, all wrapped in a distinctive hand crafted bottle…. understated elegance by which the fragrance was inspired.
John Varvatos Artisan Pure EdT is presented in two sizes: 75ml/£52 and 125ml/£73 and is available at Selfridges and Debenhams.
If you know your Dad prefers a citrus-aquatic-woody aroma, then he is going to appreciate Chrome Azzaro, which harmoniously and delicately marries freshness with a warm wood.
The fragrance opens with fresh notes of bergamot and orange, and musks. The luminosity of transparent musks and the naturalness of aquatic notes unfold in the heart of the fragrance, whereas sandalwood and maté envelop its distinctive train with sensuality.
Nothing and no one can resist him. For the multi-facetted man who is always on the go, charming and charismatic, I recommend Guerlain’s new L’Homme Ideal L’Intense. Guerlain has, for the first time, in a fragrance for men, included almond, L’Homme Ideal’s olfactory signature. In this EdP Intense, you will find chilli, smoky notes, leather and patchouli accords, as well as Guerlain’s speciality….the vanilla. Strong and irresistable!
Another exceptional fragrance is Isfarkand, Ormonde Jayne’s award winning cologne. Super cool and vibrant, Isfarkand’s beautifully balanced notes of lime, mandarin and bergamot are wrapped up in pink pepper, cedar and moss – perfect for the uncomplicated, but dynamic father.
For an extra special touch, customers can now have bottles engraved with initials or a name in-store at the Ormonde Jayne boutique at The Royal Arcade in Old Bond Street. Isfarkand EDP is presented in 50mls/£110.
Or alternatively, treat your father to Travel Lab 2 which contains all five of Ormonde Jayne’s fragrances for men, including Isfarakand, in five sleek 8ml vials priced at £105. Ormonde Man Zizan Montabaco and Nawab of Oudh. Available from Ormonde Jayne Perfumery, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, www.ormondejayne.com including worldwide delivery.
With the World Cup now taking place and your dad is footie mad, then introduce him to the BOSS BOTTLED UNITED fragrance. This limited edition combines the crispness of the outdoors with an urban warmth, as well as delivers a relentless freshness.
The fragrance opens with South African buchu, and combined with blood orange creates its citrus edge. A heart of spearmint, peppermint and orris delivers its liveliness, while vetiver, patchouli and cashmeran drive its woody warm elegance. It’s a winner!
BOSS BOTTLED UNITED is available in 50ml/£49 and 100ml/£65.
For the man who likes to relax and enjoys listening to his music will appreciate the latest offering from award-winning singer and songwriter, Michael Bublé – MB Pour Homme. This rich signature scent is described as an elegant fougère that opens with fresh and clean accords of grapefruit and bergamot that discreetly intermingle with spicy notes of pink peppercorn and ginger. Its soft and sensual heart is made up of neroli and geranium that is enveloped with an intense, warm base of sandalwood, patchouli and musk. MB Pour Homme EdP is presented in 70ml/£39 and 120ml/£55 and available at www.michaelbubleperfum.com
Last, but not least, you can surprise him this Father’s Day with the new Jimmy Choo Man Blue. This dynamic fragrance opens with aromatic clary sage, bergamot and the spicy warmth of black pepper. The intensity of leather is revealed in the heart enhanced with grey amber and vegetal woody facets of cypress. The creamy sensuality of sandalwood provides a distinctive and addictive base, supported by the magnetic accords of vanilla and vetiver. Effortless elegance!
Jimmy Choo Man Blue EdT is available in three sizes: 30ml/£32; 50ml/£46 and 100ml/£66.