Top 7 fragrances for Father’s Day

Does your dad’s go-to cologne need an update? Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to give him something fresh.

Here are our top seven picks to get you inspired.

intimately Beckham

David Beckham Intimately for Men EDT
 75ml, $12.99

This is a great affordable option for dads who prefer aromatic fragrances.

It features top notes of bergamot and cardamom, middle notes of nutmeg, violet and star anise, and a base note of sandalwood.

Don’t let the bargain price point fool you – the scent’s right up there with designer fragrances, having not one but two FiFi fragrance awards to its name.

Good for: The ‘blokey’ bloke dad

1 million

Paco Rabanne, 1 Million EDT 100ml, $69.99

If your dad likes the finer things in life, no fragrance epitomises luxury quite like 1 Million – a combination of sparkling grapefruit, red orange, mint, rose, cinnamon, spices, blond leather, blond wood, patchouli and amber.

The attention to detail isn’t lost on the packaging either, reminiscent of a gold bar.

Good for: The loud, big personality dad


Tommy for Men EDT 100ml, $29.99

The 1990s revival has led to all things Tommy Hilfiger making a return, including signature scent Tommy for Men.

Launched in 1995, the citrus based fragrance has top notes of mint, lavender, grapefruit and bergamot, middle notes of cranberry, rose and granny smith apple and base notes of amber, cactus and cotton flower.

They combine to create a classic fragrance that hasn’t dated in the slightest.

Good for: The ‘back to the 1990s’ dad


Versace Eau Fraiche EDT
 100ml, $49.99

A softer, sexier take on the original fragrance, this scent – as its name suggest – is more aquatic.

Oriental and tobacco notes give it a Mediterranean quality with an underlying woody fragrance.

Good for: The cultured dad

Dolce Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men EDT
 100ml, $69.99

Launched a decade ago, this has become one of Dolce & Gabbana’s most popular scents.

Stefano Gabbana wanted to create a very masculine, slightly warm scent, which led to it becoming an overall woody/spicy-oriental fragrance.

Top notes include bergamot, coriander and basil, with middle notes of cardamom, ginger and neroli with very masculine base notes of tobacco, cedar and ambergris.

Good for: The foodie dad


Bvlgari Aqva Marine Pour Homme EDT 
100ml, $59.99

This aquatic, luminous fragrance boasts a natural, fresh scent that transports the wearer to somewhere luxurious – think the Maldives or the Bahamas.

With top notes of mandarin, orange and petit grain paired against Posidonia Oceanica seaweed, the scent is perfect for the dad who spends his pastime at sea or likes a scent that’s a little left of field and unique.

Good for: The seafaring dad


Yves Saint Laurent Kouros EDT 
100ml, $59.99

Kouros is one of those old-school, ballsy colognes that is surprisingly underrated in the fragrance world.

A strong, complex scent, this isn’t for dads after something subtle and light, but rather a big personality who likes musky, aromatic scents.

Launched in 1981, Kouros has top notes of aldehydes, Artemisia, coriander, clary sage and bergamot.

Good for: The wise, philosophical dad

Want to pick the perfect scent? Here’s our guide to finding the fragrance that suits you, and what your fragrance says about you.

Written by Charlotte Brundrett