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May 27, 2020

Scents to lift dads spirits this Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, our thoughts turn to what to give Dad as a great gift. And of course, you can’t go far wrong with a bottle of aftershave; after all, he deserves to feel pampered and appreciated.

With aftershave, you can treat Dad to either his go-to favourite scent or encourage him to try something new.  There are lots of new scents on the market, with some great savings on top brand names too.

PerfumeDirect.com is ideal for finding luxury designer aftershaves that can be ordered online and delivered to the door. Its website has all of the big names and most have a saving off the RRP.

Jonny Webber from www.perfumedirect.com has picked out what they are predicting as the best sellers this year and which aftershaves are a sure-fire way to put a smile on any Dad’s face this June.

He says: “My top three picks for this Father’s Day are Tom Ford Black Orchid, Dior Sauvage and CK Dark Obsession.

“Tom Ford Black Orchid is a timeless signature scent created using luxurious, exotic ingredients, with a modern balance of notes. Classed as a unisex fragrance, it continues to be a firm favourite with men of all ages. Black Orchid also contains vanilla – a ‘happy’ scent – with warming, sweet smell that is often used in oriental fragrance – a great way to boost Dad’s mood during the lockdown.

“Dior Sauvage is definitely still the aftershave of choice in 2020. Multi-award-winning, it smells incredible with an intense yet smooth fragrance and powerful freshness. Top notes include fresh Calabrian bergamot and geranium with pink pepper, cedar and ambroxan for a woody trail.”

“For those looking for a great deal on a classic aftershave, then we recommend Calvin Klein Dark Obsession. This is currently available with a massive £39 off the RRP, selling at just £19.99. Dark Obsession is a powerful, masculine, modern scent containing green mandarin, clary sage, white vetiver, vanilla bean and suede.

Tom Ford Black Orchid £52.99 (save £5 off the RRP)

Dior Sauvage £59.99 (save £14 off the RRP)

Calvin Klein Dark Obsession £19.99 ( save £39)

“My next top picks are aftershave choices with a message behind them. Tell your Dad he’s a legend with this classic scent by Mont Blanc ‘Legend Spirit’; say “Dad – I’m stronger with you” with Armani Stronger With You, or choose an aftershave for a champion! – Paco Rabanne Invictus.

“Gift sets offer great value. This Hugo Boss The Scent gift set includes a 100ml The Scent eau de toilette spray, shower gel and deodorant stick – all for £55.99 (offering a saving of £34 on the RRP) while  The Prada L’Homme Gift Set currently has a saving of £18 – just £45.99 (plus an extra 5% off) and includes a 50ml Eau De Toilette spray and shower gel.

Some scents have been proven to boost moods and make us happy. Ylang-ylang is a popular, tropical floral scent used in perfumes that are associated with uplifting your mood and promoting relaxation. For this fragrance try Acqua di Parma Colonia Absoluta, which integrates ylang-ylang into the heart of the aftershave, alongside jasmine and pepper for an eclectic, fresh scent. Citrus scents can also be incredibly invigorating, perfect for helping you feel more alert and energised. Some citrus smells can reduce stress. Acquia di Parma Leather is a great citrus based cologne.

Herbs are regularly used in perfumery to create a clean, fresh scent; perfect for everyday fragrances. Herbs can also have an effect on your mood. Rosemary, in particular, can enhance concentration and memory, perfect for the important day ahead! Cool Water by Davidoff brings together rosemary with coriander, lavender and honeysuckle for a refreshing, clean aftershave.

And finally, if you’re looking for a classic you can’t go wrong with Calvin Klein Eternity for Men, Hugo Boss Dark Blue, or Jimmy Choo ‘Man’.

All aftershaves and perfumes are available from  Perfume Direct

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