Words: Heather Spencer

Nothing says, “I Love You” quite like the gift of a new fragrance on Valentine’s Day, but is there anything more stressful than perusing the fragrance counter getting lost in a plethora of tester strips, agonising over which one to choose!? We think not! From classic sensual woody scents to refreshingly crisp Citrusy blends, we’ve selected 6 fragrances for him that stand out from the rather overwhelming crowd this Valentine’s Day. You can thank us later!


Giorgio Armani Code Parfum – £75 – www.boots.com

A new iteration of Armani Code, derived from the original iconic fragrance, this masculine scent retains the original woody aromatic, sensual identity, crafted in a bold and sleek statement bottle.



Clinique for Men Happy Cologne – £57 – www.lookfantastic.com

A cool, crisp and deliciously refreshing scent for men, featuring a light, uplifting citrus scent, with top notes including Lemon, Orange and Lime, aromatic middle notes, and woody base notes.


Paco Rabanne INVICTUS VICTORY ELIXIR – £87 – www.harveynichols.com

This brand new, powerful fragrance is spectacularly presented in the iconic Invictus Victory bottle. The high-impact, potent elixir blends amber-woody top notes with fresh and spicy mid notes, finishing with a delectable Vanilla base.



Nishane Time Caspule – £280 – www.harveynichols.com

One of 4 fragrances from Nishane’s Time Capsule Collection, Tempfluo is a creation with an intention, to remind us of the importance of making each second count. Enjoy this floral gourmand fragrance and embrace every moment.



Moschino Toy Boy – £85 –www.lookfantastic.com

The legendary Moschino Bear makes a striking statement in this sleek black design, which matches the seductively bold fragrance. The floral, fruity top notes blend with a spicey heart of Clove and Magnolia, and a musky base of Vetiver and Amber.



Versace Eros Parfum – £85 – www.boots.com

Encapsulating the heroism and passion of the Greek God Eros, this creation from perfumer Oliver Pescheux is a sensual woody, oriental, fresh fragrance which exudes charm and seduction, housed in an eye-catching blue and gold bottle.