When it comes to last-minute Father’s Day presents, fragrances are always a winner. esprit has rounded up its TOP 10 favourite scents to leave a lasting impression.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Parfum
For the father that loves a bit of bling, Paco Rabanne 1 Million Parfum is a flamboyant fragrance , created by perfumers Christophe Raynaud and Quentin Bisch. Encased in impressive gold, the fragrance blends salty pulsation with leathery opulence. Eau de Parfum, 50ml, RRP $109 and 100ml, RRP $146. Available at Myer and David Jones.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum
The incandescent sea breeze of Le Male Le Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier is all down to the perfumers Quentin Bisch and Nathalie Gracia-Cetto. The scent is a floral leather with solar strength. A warm wind rising, with cardamon, chasing the clouds. A lavender breeze coming through from the south, clouds of vanilla in discreet flakes to add spice to the sky, that’s oriental and woody. Eau de parfum, 75ml, $111 and 125ml, RRP $149. Available at Myer and David Jones from August 30.
Penhaligon’s Halfeti Leather
Named after a small Turkish village, Penhaligon’s Halfeti Leather starts with bold bergamot and a subdued citrus fusion, accompanied by sweeter notes of lavender, cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon. When the haze begins to settle, you’re left with the heady base notes of oud, patachouli and, of course, leather. The iconic fragrance – but not as one knows it. RRP $349, 100ml, available at Libertine Parfumerie.
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme
Boldly balanced, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme offers a reinterpretation of the original signature, now with heady chilli pepper and soothing fresh rose. The scent opens on a fresh fusion of juicy pineapple aspects and herbaceous laurel leaves that’s quickly mellowed by a smoky peaty accord. The heart unveils a subtle warmth of nutmeg and cinnamon notes, pairing harmoniously with hints of sweet cardamom to create a symphony of spicy aromatics. And for a deeply masculine dry down, lasting notes of amber and musk come alive with intense patchouli. Eau de Parfum, 50ml, $123 and 90ml, $175. Available from David Jones and Myer.
Lumira Desert Night Parfum
Lumira was founded in 2013 in Australia by creative director Almira Armstrong, with all fragrances locally made using the finest luxury ingredients. Expect to be instantly transported around the world with her bold and unique scents – Desert Night Parfum is no exception. This heady and exotic fragrance, made with notes of oud, patchouli and sandalwood and the rich earthiness of saffron, spices and mossy notes, evokes the night sky in Marrakech, desert sands and ancient souks. Top notes: spicy, saffron, honey. Mid notes : leather, jasmine, Moroccan cedarwood. Base notes: labdanum, patchouli, sandalwood, animalic, Peru balsam, moss. Parfum, 50ml, $135 available at Lumira.
Amouage Interlude Black Iris
Interlude Black Iris is the house of Amouage’s latest introspective creation for men. The fragrance evokes an air of disorder while maintaining a sense of balance and tranquility through the inventive use of orris, frankincense and myrrh. Interlude Black Iris Man is a spicy, woody eau de parfum created by perfumer Pierre Negrin. Top notes: bergamot, rosemary, violet leaves. Heart notes: orris, amber, frankincense, cistus, myrrh, vanilla. Base notes: leather, agarwood smoke, patchouli, sandalwood, cedarwood. RRP $459, 100ml, available at Libertine Parfumerie.
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Night Vision
Viktor&Rolf have created a fragrance that is as fresh as it is burning, as addictive as it is explosive, with Spicebomb Night Vision. An intense fougere oriental, it reveals its true nature in the dark. Modern and untamed, this scent is an explosive contrast of green fusing freshness and addictive black spices. Eau de toilette, 50ml, $90 and 90ml, $125, available at Myer.
Jo Malone London Bronze Wood & Leather
At once smoky and warm, bronzed by the sun’s evening rays, is Jo Malone London’s Cologne Intense in Bronze Wood & Leather. Rich with precious ingredients, Cologne Intense fragrances are inspired by ritual and are crafted to ignite the senses with their opulent, sensual scents. Bronze Wood & Leather evokes the scent of sultry leather encased in a medley of woods, enlivened with vibrant juniper and fresh grapefruit and finished with a mysterious twist of vetiver. RRP 50ml, $175 and 100ml, $270, available at jomalone.com.au.
David Beckham Bold Instinct
Fifteen years after introducing his signature scent, Instinct, David Beckham has introduced his latest addition – Bold Instinct. For this fragrance, Beckham partnered with renowned perfumer Jean-Christophe Herault to craft a new scent that brings together a charismatic and stylish blend of earthy, whisky-like notes with warming spices. Top notes: peaty accord, pineapple, laurel leaves. Heart notes: cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon. Base notes: patchouli, ambery woody accord, musky notes. Eau de Toilette, 75ml, $49. Available from Chemist Warehouse.
SW23 by Shane Warne
Known as one of the greatest bowlers in history, Shane Warne is fast becoming known as a fragrance master. His debut scent, SW23 by Shane Warne, is a woody and boldly intense fragrance that exudes sophistication, sensuality and warmth with sumptuous ingredients that envelop the senses. Opening with notes of fresh bergamot, mandarin leaf, cardamom and crisp apple, the scent transcends, develops and intensifies with mid notes of juniper berry, lavandin, clary sage and wild mint before finishing with bold base notes of Indonesian patchouli, birch wood, oak moss and leather accord. All profits from the launch of SW23 by Shane Warne will go to the My Room Children’s Cancer Charity. Eau de toilette, 100ml, $49.99 available at Chemist Warehouse.