Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016: FRAGRANCE & GROOMING
One of the safest gift standards on Father’s Day is fragrance. Selections are infinite. The key lies in accessing his type of personality and finding the scent that will capture his essence in a bottle. Below are some of the most respected names, introducing new entries for summer, and among our favorites. If instead, you want to go for something that provides benefits for the skin or falls among the essential grooming tool category, we also have you covered.
DOLCE & GABBANA Light Blue Beauty of Capri
In time for Father’s Day, Dolce & Gabbana has introduced the latest limited edition version of their staple Light Blue fragrance with Beauty of Capri. Inspired by the island that started it all – Capri – Beauty of Capri captures the unique scents and smells of the flora that grows across the Italian isle. From the glistening rocky silhouettes of the coast, to the green woodland overlooking the sea and the groves of the famous sour Cedrat fruit found across the island.
The fragrance notes are Cedrat, Bitter Orange, Sicilian Bergamot, Neroli, Marine accord, Sichuan Pepper, Cedar wood, Vetiver, Myrrh and Musky notes.
$55 / 40ml, $68 / 75ml, $78 / 125ml
Available at www.dolcegabbana.com, Macy’s and Macys.com
L`Eau d`Issey Pour Homme Eau de Toilette pour l’Ete
Issey Miyake presents the annual limited editions of the original fragrances L’Eau d`Issey and L`Eau d`Issey Pour Homme. The new summer editions for 2016 are carried out in collaboration with the artist Michelle McKinney and the perfumer Alberto Morillas.
L`Eau d`Issey Pour Homme Summer 2016 (or L`Eau d`Issey Pour Homme Eau de Toilette pour l’Ete) is a fresh fruity – woody fragrance for men that offers zesty and exotic aromas of kiwi. It opens with a blend of kiwi, grapefruit and coriander. The heart of pineapple and nutmeg is placed on on a woody base of vetiver and cypress.
Available at www.isseymiyake.com and www.macys.com
The bottle is inspired by the black trench coat and its signature design details. Bold and masculine, the weighted cap references horn-look buttons, while a hand-tied knot in English-woven black gabardine sits around the neck, celebrating the innovative fabric invented by Thomas Burberry more than 100 years ago.
The Scent is a sensual herbal woody eau de toilette, the fragrance fuses classic scents of British perfumery with unexpected ingredients. Contemporary and sophisticated, the fragrance opens with notes of crisp zesty grapefruit, cut with a seductive base of earthy vetiver and smokey guaiac wood.
You can personalize the 100ml or 150ml Mr. Burberry bottle with up to three initials ‘DAD’ or his initials, through a monogramming service available on Burberry.com and selected Burberry and wholesale stores.
Available at www.burberry.com
Narciso Rodriguez for Him Bleu Noir
Refined and pure, For Him Bleu Noir is an elegant and mysterious eau de toilette. The distinctive musk at its core is intensified with hints of nutmeg and a touch of blue cedar. A seductively smart scent, this scent will be timeless. As Rodriguez says, “I love blue so dark that it appears black. I like black which takes depths of dusk.”
The fragrance is clean and sharp, with depth and sensuality. The spicy accord consists of nutmeg and cardamom. The signature musky heart of this composition remains the same, complemented by a woody accord of blue cedar and black ebony.
50ml $68. and 100 ml $82.
Available at www.narcisorodriguez.com
Premium Blend Penguin
Original Penguin’s newest scent, Premium Blend, is an icy, fresh aromatic fragrance that opens with a burst of crisp bergamot, fresh lime peel and wild spearmint. The heart of the scent reveals a sea splash accord, Mediterranean rosemary and violet leaves. The long-lasting trail of fresh musk, driftwood and earthy vetiver polishes off this cool, refreshing scent—uniquely refined and undeniably addictive.
Original Penguin may have made its mark in the 1950s, but it continues to live on today. The perfect blend of heritage, wit and style.
100 ml Eau de Toilette, $65
Available now at Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, The Buckle, Boscov’s, all Original Penguin boutiques, and www.originalpenguin.com
Perry Ellis RED
A scent of power, passion, and performance, Perry Ellis RED packs a punch with its contrasting essence of freshness, oriental, and long-lasting masculinity. An initial burst of juniper berries and a kick of citrus evolve into deeper notes of red apple, sichuan pepper, red leather, and amber. The addictive trail of the fragrance infuses textured hints of sage, creamy oak moss, and sandalwood revealing a fearless confidence and a sexy sophistication.
100 ml Eau de Toilette $65.
Available at Macys and PerryEllis.com
Vince Camuto Eterno
Vince Camuto’s new masculine fragrance is inspired by the contemporary gentleman dressed in classic white. Eterno is bold, confident and magnetic.
The woody – aromatic Mediterranean fragrance composition for effortlessly elegant men opens with fresh notes of citruses and mint. The heart features a refined mix of Bourbon pepper and saffron, while the base is dominated by woody notes of patchouli and cedar.
Available at www.vincecamuto.com
Task Essential is an innovative force in the realm of skincare – combining advanced technologies, active oxygen and rare natural ingredients to its cutting edge skincare formula’s for the care, beauty and youthful appearance of the skin. From potent anti-aging, repair and revitalizing benefits, to the unique demands of shaving, this is the ideal solution for everyone looking for immediate benefits and lasting results.
What sets the brand apart is Oxygen, an indispensable element in the life of skin cells. Building upon this fundamental fact, the brand formulates each product with oxygen molecules, vitamins, and rare plant extracts. The product line works to combat everyday factors such as aging, pollution, stress, or tobacco which deplete oxygen from the epidermis and rob the skin of this essential source of nourishment.
Age Redeem O2 Anti-Ageing Treatment
Counteracts signs of ageing. Reinforces the skin’s tone and elasticity while effectively fighting loss of firmness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Eye Rescue O2 Active Eye Serum
Invisible and non-oily, this serum delivers younger looking eyes by reducing under-eye puffiness, visibly minimizing dark circles and erasing wrinkles.
Face Wash Cleansing Gel
Cleanses and detoxifies to leave skin clear and fresh while gently erasing impurities, boosting microcirculation and reducing irritations.
Available at www.taskessential.com
Mer & Mistral Collection
Bursting with notes of zesty lemon and sweet mandarin in combination with a fine blend of rosemary, pine and cypress, this fresh fragrance collection is the perfect gift for the dad who loves a lightweight, clean and invigorating scent. This set includes a Mer & Mistral Eau de Toilette (75ml), Shower Gel (175ml) and Body Lotion (175ml).
Boasting masculine, woody notes of juniper and sandalwood blended with spicy pink pepper and rosemary, upgrade Dad’s grooming essentials and show him how much you care with our best-selling Cade fragrance formulated into a full-size Cade Shaving Cream (150ml), Shower Gel for Hair and Body (250ml) and After- Shave Balm (75ml).
Available at www.loccitane.com
Emerging from London and now available in the United States, Gentlemen’s Tonic is taking grooming needs for men to the next level with a masculine, simple, yet sophisticated and classically packaged collection. Consisting of a striking blend of naturally based plant-derived materials from sustained and renewable resources. Grooming products range from $24-$36 individually.
The entire collection includes an invigorating Daily Shampoo, Gentle Body Wash, Daily Foaming Cleanser, Pre Shave Oil, Traditional and Classic Shave Creams, Soothing Aftershave Balm, Daily Moisturizer, Moisturizing Hand Balm, Structure (Hair Styling), Clay (Hair Styling), Pomade (Hair Styling) as well as unique Eau de Toilette scents of Junzi, Sinsa, and Honos. Delivered to your door.
Available at www.gentlemenstonics.com
Harry D. Koenig 4-pc. Faux-Tortoiseshell Shave Set For Men
For the well-groomed dad, this handsome set lets him shave in style.
All he needs for the perfect shave with a natural bristle brush that creates great lather, and a stand to organize the items for easy access; all in a stylish chrome with faux-tortoiseshell handles and bowl.
Includes: natural bristle shave brush, razor with Mach III blade, removable bowl with shave soap, stand.
Available at www.jcpenney.com
Royce Travel and Groom Kit
This travel grooming kit is perfect for the dad that’s always n the go.
The set includes twin-pack razor, nail clippers, corkscrew/knife combo, toothbrush, nail file, comb, tweezers, scissors, pusher, shoehorn/lint brush and travel case, all in leather and stainless steel.
Available at www.jcpenney.com