The scent a man wears tells a lot about him, whether he is quietly confident or full of unadulterated passion. Find the best scent to give to your man this Christmas with Belles guide to the most dazzling fragrances for men.
Paco Rabanne – Million £34.50 for 50ml
A fresh leather fragrance with hints of peppermint, cinnamon, blood mandarin and rose absolute. Comes in a dazzling gold bottle that will look perfect on the bathroom shelf of any inspiring millionaire. Best buy for the man who isn’t afraid to embrace his feminine side and likes his accessories bold and sparkling.
Carolina Herrera – 212 Sexy Men £34 for 50ml
An Eau de Toilette that oozes sexy appeal. A combination of fresh mandarin, bergamont, sandalwood and vanilla to create a seductive yet masculine tone. The bottle is simple, understated and effective with a luxurious feel. Perfect for the man who is confident without being flashy and sexy without even trying.
Chanel Bleu de Chanel £42 for 50ml
Explosive grapefruit, dry cedar, frankincense, ginger and pink pepper amalgamate to create an aroma of pure sensuality and energy. The bottle is classic Chanel decadence, solid glass that blends authority and elegance. Ideal for the man that expects nothing short of perfection.
Tom Ford Extreme £80 for 50ml
A bouquet of exotic, epicurean notes such as basil, coriander, cedar wood atlas, black plum, saffron, thyme and cardamom. With the pure essence of rum, caramel, vanilla, black truffle, vintage essential oils and the finest incense in the world, shoyeido. The man best suited to this fragrance will be well traveled and used to the finest things in life.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Terrible £39 for 75ml
Bold, fresh and unashamedly raw. Grapefruit, lavender, vanilla vetiver and woody fougere capture the senses and demand to be smelt. The bottle is daring and not suitable for wallflowers, only the most confidant and extroverted males should have this for a gift.
Paco Rabanne – Black XS £32 for 50ml
A powerful fragrance with a woody and citrus hit. Notes of French marigold, clary sage, black amber, ebony wood, praline and black cardamon tingle the senses in a scent that doesn’t overpower but carefully lingers. The black bottle is 100% rock star making it perfect for the man with an electric guitar in the corner and aspirations of thrilling crowds.
Dior Homme £58 for 100ml
A modern fragrance with the spattering of tradition, in the true sprit of the house of Dior. A luxurious and resolutely masculine scent pairing woody and floral tones to create a classic aroma. Blended with lavender, iris, and vetiver to create a refined boldness and reassuring smell of warm bread. Buy for the man who is dependable, strong and always there when you need him.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza £74 for 100ml
A vibrant and distinctive fragrance that reinterprets and enhances the emblematic notes found in the original Eau de Cologne by Acqua di Parma. Opening with fresh Italian citrus fruits, this scent has an aromatic heart, enhanced by a vibrant woody base note.
By Rachel Gardner