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Words: Kathryn Lewsey
Not sure what to get your dad, brother or husband? We’ve got it covered, right here. Here’s our pick of delicious fragrances that make for the perfect festive present.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Homme EDT, £60, www.boots.com
Quite simply summer in a bottle, this light, refreshing scent is inspired by the Mediterranean sea. Sicilian mandarin and frozen grapefruit peel are combined with oakmoss and rosewood.
DSquared² 2 Wood Eau De Toilette Spray 50ml, £59, www.harveynichols.com
This unisex scent focuses on men and women who are sensual and confident in themselves. It kicks off with top notes of pink pepper and citron, before giving way to a blend of aromatic cedarwood and vetiver. Finally, at the base is a combo of musk and amber.
Versace Eros Flame EDP, £85, www.boots.com
A passionate scent, this has been inspired by the dignity of love and power of diversity. Top notes include juicy lemon, bitter orange and black pepper, while the heart uses pepperwood, geranium and rose facets. At the base of the scent, vanilla and tonka bean helps to create a soft, sensual finish.
GIORGIO ARMANI Parfum Armani Code, £74, www.lookfantastic.com
We love this bold, woody number, which starts off with top notes of aromatic bergamot. The heart of this scent contains iris and clary sage, while the base uses tonka bean and cedarwood.
Guardian EDP, £5.99, www.aldi.co,.uk
Smelling good doesn’t mean having to break the bank, as is proven with this supermarket steal. Notes of vanilla, amber and caramel are combined with red berries, orchid and jasmine for a delicious finish.
Creed Silver Mountain Water, £254, www.selfridges.co.uk
Inspired by the fresh mountain air and alpine streams, this crisp scent is the perfect winter addition. Citrus notes, tea, blackcurrant and musk are combined to create a fragrance that’s light and aromatic.