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Your Father’s Day Guide To Fragrances

Your Father’s Day Guide To Fragrances

If you haven’t gotten your dad a gift yet, we reckon now is a really good time to start looking for something! If you’re going the fragrance route (which you probably are, if you’re reading this article), then choosing the best aftershave for your father can be a thoughtful way to show him you care. Imagine his surprise and delight as he unwraps a scent that speaks directly to his essence, one that he might not have chosen for himself but once discovered, feels unmistakably right. Below is a quick guide to help you out!

Cheers To Dads Everywhere!

Our dads do a lot for us. They are who we go to for advice, who we look to for courage, and who we use as role models for life. But it’s important to remember that fatherhood is about far more than just blood ties. It's a bond crafted through Sunday morning pancakes, late-night homework help, and so many shared laughs and tears. Our dads teach us how to stand up for what's right, support us unconditionally in our endeavours, and instil values that shape the way we interact with the world. Whether it’s the countless drives to various extracurricular activities or simply being there when things don’t go as planned, their presence is a constant reassurance in our chaotic lives. Cheers to dads everywhere!

How To Choose A Fragrance For Your Dad

You COULD just grab the first best cologne you see on a shelf and pretend it was thoughtfully chosen for your dad, or you could take a moment and listen to our advice. Consider his hobbies and passions - is he a fan of the great outdoors or a connoisseur of the arts? Does he favour a bold scent or something more subtle and understated? These nuances matter because they’re about acknowledging who he is beyond his role as ‘Dad’. Choose a fragrance that mirrors the complexity and richness of his personality, making every spritz a reflection of his unique character.

When starting your search, first think about his everyday routine. Does he have a signature scent already, or is he the type to appreciate something new and adventurous? Next, consider the main scent profiles - citrus for a refreshing, energetic vibe; woody for a strong, grounded feel; or perhaps spicy for a bit of mystery. Ask for samples to test how the fragrance evolves throughout the day because it’s not just about the initial smell, but how it wears over hours. Lastly, read reviews and seek recommendations to ensure the quality and longevity of the fragrance, ensuring it’s one that he’ll not only enjoy but also get plenty of use from.

Other Gifts You Should Consider

Sometimes it’s a good idea to pair a nice aftershave for your dad with something else, like a gift set, to really show him  that you appreciate him for who he is. In addition to fragrances, grooming sets for men can also make thoughtful gifts. These sets often include various skincare products to complement daily grooming rituals. Whether it’s a shaving kit with soothing balms or a set including various skincare essentials, such gifts offer more than just utility; they provide a daily reminder of your care and attention.

The Perfume Direct Father’s Day Collection

Still need some inspiration? The Perfume Direct Father’s Day Aftershave Collection is a good starting point! A carefully chosen scent from this collection can serve as a meaningful token of appreciation, capturing the essence of gratitude and celebration. As you mark this special day, let your gift reflect the unique bond you share, enriching those cherished moments with a thoughtful touch. 

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You Might Be Interested In These Commonly Asked Questions

What is the most popular aftershave for men?

  • Currently, popular aftershaves among men include Hugo Boss Bottled Night, Paco Rabanne 1 Million, and Mont Blanc Explorer. These products are well-liked due to their distinctive scents and brand reputation for quality. They are frequently chosen for both everyday use and special occasions.

Is aftershave the same as cologne?

  • Aftershave and cologne are not the same; each serves a different purpose. Aftershave is primarily used to soothe and disinfect the skin post-shaving and usually has a milder scent. Cologne, however, is meant to provide a lasting fragrance and contains a higher concentration of aromatic compounds.

Can you put eau de toilette on your face?

  • It is not recommended to apply eau de toilette on the face. This type of fragrance is designed for pulse points and contains alcohol and fragrances that can irritate sensitive facial skin, especially after shaving. Products specifically formulated for facial application are more suitable for this area.

How long does aftershave last?

  • The scent of aftershave typically lasts a few hours. This shorter duration is due to its lower concentration of fragrance oils compared to other fragrance products like colognes or perfumes. The primary purpose of aftershave is to soothe the skin rather than to provide a long-lasting scent.


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