Father’s Day Fragrances – 11 perfumed presents in one box!

With Father’s Day fast approaching on Sunday, 16 June, it can be tricky to find a gift that meets all tastes and shows more thought than yet another pair of slippers; but fear not: we have you covered! The Scented Gent Discovery Box is ELEVEN fragrant gifts in one perfumed package, and we know will be welcomed by the father figure (or any fragrance fan) in your life…

 

This selection of classic and new fragrances crafted for the stylish gent – or for those who want to be – offers the opportunity to try each in their own time, and all from the comfort of their own home. With zero hassle or stress to gift-giver and gift-receiver alike, if you felt extra generous you might consider adding an I.O.U card, offering a full-size perfumed promise of whichever they most favour. But that decision may be harder than they imagine, with designers such as Bvlgari, Jimmy Choo, Kenzo, and Brioni tempting the senses alongside niche names like Parfums de Marly, Floral Street, and Shay & Blue. There’s luxury appeal from Bentley, Montblanc, Tumi, and Floris to celebrate in fragrant form, too. Altogether, a fragrant feast for the senses – and a gift which will be treasured long after Father’s Day has finished.

With your Father’s Day present sorted via one click, we think this gift can’t be beaten for its ability to please all perfumed personalities! For further inspiration, feel free to browse the extensive Smelling Notes, and watch senior writer, Suzy Nightingale, describing the appeal of each fragrance, here…

 

 

 

 

 

The Scented Gent Discovery Box includes…

 

Bentley For Men (1.8ml eau de toilette)

FAMILY: WOODY LEATHER
TOP NOTES: black pepper, bay leaves, bergamot
HEART NOTES: rum, cinnamon, clary sage, leather
BASE NOTES: cedarwood, patchouli, musk, siam benzoin

Indulging in the finest raw materials and clear must-haves for Bentley’s fragrances: wood and leather – best known from the luxurious handcrafted interior of Bentley cars.

 

 

 

Jimmy Choo Man (2ml eau de toilette)

FAMILY: FOUGERE AROMATIC
TOP NOTES: lavender, mandarin, melon
HEART NOTES: geranium, pineapple leaf
BASE NOTES: patchouli, amberwood

The Jimmy Choo Man has an effortless attitude and a confident, overtly masculine style with a refined sense for detail and a rebellious sense of humour. This masculine fragrance is a woody aromatic fougère, full of modern freshness.

 

 

 

 

 

Kenzo Homme Intense (1ml eau de toilette)

FAMILY: WOODY AROMATIC
TOP NOTES: calypsone, sea notes, pink pepper, spices
HEART NOTES: fig tree, fig, vetiver
BASE NOTES: sandalwood, akigalawood, patchouli

Inspired by the intensity of bamboo and serenity of a sea breeze. The freshness of pink peppercorn coupled with a sea breeze contrasts with the warmth of a fig wood and sandalwood accord, like salty skin warmed by the sun.

 

Montblanc Explorer Platinum (2ml eau de parfum)

FAMILY: WOODY
TOP NOTES: violet leaf
HEART NOTES: clary sage
BASE NOTES: cedarwood

The combination of masterful elegance, noble materials and heritage craftsmanship is reunited in an ingenious fragrance bottle.

 

Parfums de Marly Percival (1.2ml eau de parfum)

FAMILY: WOODY AROMATIC
TOP NOTES:  bergamot, mandarin, aromatic water
HEART NOTES:  jasmine, violet, geranium, lavender, coriander, cinnamon
BASE NOTES:  musk, pepper, fir balsam

A fresh fragrance but one with a strong character, Percival plays on aromatic notes through the bergamot and mandarin scents on a woody base.

 

 

Shay & Blue dandelion fig 100ml

 

Shay & Blue Dandelion Fig (2ml eau de parfum)

FAMILY: FRESH
CONCENTRATION: Eau de parfum

TOP NOTES: dandelion leaf, lemongrass
HEART NOTES: tomato vine, juniper
BASE NOTES: fig

Shay and Blue says:
Dandelion Fig is different, fresh, modern. Inspired by childhood dandelions. Unusual, unisex, eclectic. Whisper-soft layers of fig and dandelion leaf. Blended with lemongrass, tomato vine and juniper.

 

Tumi Continuum [12:00 GMT] (2ml eau de parfum)

FAMILY: AMBRÉE
TOP NOTES: green mandarin, incense, earthy amber
HEART NOTES: tobacco leaves, ciste absolute, orris root
BASE NOTES: oud, suede, smoke muskCONTINUUM [12:00 GMT] captures the power that the urban man draws from reconnecting with his environment. Combining the vitality of the elements, the fragrance dares to push the boundaries.

Floral Street Black Lotus (1.5ml eau de parfum)

FAMILY: AMBRÉE
TOP NOTES: black cherry, red peppercorn, saffron
HEART NOTES: centifolio rose, black violet accord, narcotic musk flower
BASE NOTES: patchouli fraction, labdanum, black leatherBlack Lotus – is the classic English-Rose dressed in a black leather jacket. Intoxicating, spirited, bohemian and alive. Complex and multi-faceted, the sweet honeyed scent of centifolia rose adds depth to lighter, spicy nuances by way of red peppercorn and saffron. Once smelt, forever adored.

 

Bvlgari Man Rain Essense (1.5ml eau de parfum)

FAMILY: WOODY
TOP NOTES: green tea, orange essence
HEART NOTES: white lotus accord, crystal musk accord
BASE NOTES: mineral amber accord, guaiac wood essence

Bvlgari says:
Bvlgari Man Rain Essence is an invitation to experience the unstoppable creative force of water through the transformative and regenerative power of rain.

Brioni Éclat (1.8ml eau de parfum)

FAMILY: WOODY
TOP NOTES: grapefruit, pink pepper, frankincense
HEART NOTES: turkish rose, patchouli
BASE NOTES: sandalwood, ambroxan

Brioni says:
The spirit of the scent was inspired by an enchanted day, from sunrise to sunset. In this new fragrance, you can feel both the freshness of the early morning and the reassuring softness of nightfall.

 

Floris No.007 (2ml eau de parfum)

FAMILY: WOODY
TOP NOTES: bergamot, sweet orange, juniper, geranium
HEART NOTES: rosemary, rose, carnation
BASE NOTES: amber, sandalwood, oakmoss, musk

Floris says:
No.007 is a rich, multifaceted scent, with a warm depth and an air of style and sophistication, whilst exuding a sense of insouciance and excitement.

 

The Scented Gent Discovery Box: £23 / £19 for VIP members

Father’s Day Gift Guide – fragrance ideas for all!

With so many olfactive options, we had to split our Father’s Day gift guide into two parts (for the first fragrant list of suggestions, click here); this second-half focuses on curated selections that showcase the entire range from a single house, or perhaps highlight their all-time classic best-selling buys. With scents ranging from cool and contemporary to smooth and sophisticated – spanning new niche names to much-loved designer favourites – there truly is something for all tastes…

[Pssst! We’ve also extended our offer of 20% off Men’s Must Have, Suave Scents and Niche VI Discovery Boxes to treat your papa, a father-figure or special guy in your life to perfume for Father’s Day! Use the Code: FATHERS22 at the checkout to redeem!]

 

 

 

Escentric Molecules Discovery Set: £25

Utterly unique duos of these cult fragrances combine a man-made aroma-molecule with naturals that boost that main scent. Rebels of the perfume world, founded by maverick perfumer Geza Schoen; Escentric Molecules allow your lucky gift-recipient to share a journey of fragrant exploration via their brilliant Discovery Set. Try each of them in turn, compare the FIVE pairs, and find out why this continually innovative house are set to blow your mind…

The Escentric Molecules Discovery Set includes FIVE duos x 2ml samples. 

Escentric 01 – the Iso E Super molecule features heavily, with the remaining formula using ingredients ‘designed to underscore its low-lit mood.’

Molecule 01 – the ‘partner’ to Escentric 01 contains nothing but Iso E Super – a single ingredient

Escentric 02 – vetiver, synthetic musk, Muscone plus powdery orris, elderflower extract and hedione

Molecule 02 – unadulterated Ambroxan

Escentric 03 – a tribute to the more familiar side of vetiver: its dark, slightly exotic woodiness.

Molecule 03 – Vertiveryle acetate, a refined vetiver note is celebrated at its purest

Escentric 04 – pink grapefruit, rose and pink peppercorns

Molecule 04 – a seriously room-filling sillage of smooth sandalwood

Molecule 05  – consists of the molecule Cashmeran pure and singular

Escentric 05 – dry, radiant, warm and woody with a touch of pine resin

 

 

 

 

Banana Republic: £8

Created in 1978 out of an intrepid travel-inspired couple’s dream, Banana Republic went on to become a GLOBAL FASHION BRAND. Now, they bring us an oh-so-cool, niche-inspired fragrance collection. Developed with perfumers such as Claude Dir and Patricia Choux, to mark significant dates and personal memories for the brand, though incredibly affordable, they certainly don’t compromise on quality, and have seriously impressed us at Perfume Society HQ!

Neroli Woods – with oodles of neroli and orange blossom, evoking holidays to the South of France (1.5ml eau de parfum)

17 Oud Mosaic – a mosaic of internationally-beloved aromas

78 Vintage Green – leafy and green, it captures the fantasy of travel and freedom

90 Pure White – transparent yet sexy, with a blend of musk and lavender

 

 

 

Cochine: £20 / VIPs £16

Inspired by the exotic escapism of world travel and enjoying long summer evenings somewhere in the tropics, these unique fragrances capture the very essence of adventure (and the adventurous spirits of those who choose to wear their scents). Yes there are florals, but this niche house are unisex, and they’re composed with such a freshness, it’s as though the salty ocean air carries the fragrance on a scented, balmy breeze. And we happen to know they smell amazing on men’s skin!

Vanille & Tabac Noir – This alluring scent captures the magic of sunset evenings. Sensual notes of tobacco flower and vanilla blend with hints of patchouli, cardamon and basil in a scent that swirls with rich, delicate spices.

Frangipani & Neroli – A scent that will sweep you away to white, tropical sandy shores. This exotic fragrance blends smooth, honeyed notes of frangipani with the delicate freshness of neroli.

Tuberose & Wild fig – A rich, indulgent fragrance that captures soul-reviving sun-warmed evenings. Enchanting tuberose is combined with earthy notes of wild fig and hints of vetiver and cedar wood to create this inescapably romantic scent.

Tuberose Absolute & Sandalwood – This is the scent of exotic and unforgettable nights. Intriguing tuberose combines with rich leather and sandalwood in this intoxicating, utterly addictive fragrance.

White Jasmine & Gardenia – An exquisite floral fragrance that captures a feeling of joyous freedom. Soft, white petals of rich jasmine, gardenia and peony come together to create this unforgettable scent

 

 

Floris Classic: £35

Founded in 1730, Floris is still operating out of its original premises, run by members of that same family, creating beautiful fragrances for men and for women…We have long adored Floris at Perfume Society HQ and with creations here ranging from crisp citrus to rich and woody, we are so excited to share this Discovery Collection containing five cult classic, completely timeless fragrances he simply has to try.

Special No.127 – a refreshing citrus blend of bergamot and orange with petitgrain introduces the heart of lavender and geranium.

Limes – a vibrant burst of the lemon entwined with lime blossom, neroli, and lily of the valley, sustained by a musky base.

Cefiro – crisp lemon and lime, punctuated with bergamot and mandarin, warmed by spicy notes of cardamom and nutmeg.

Neroli Voyage – opening with a citrus burst of neroli and lemon, complemented by marine notes and enlivened by spicy notes of ginger and aromatic fennel seed.

Leather Oud – the freshness of new leather compliments the smoky aspects of the oud oil and geranium at the heart.

 

 

 

 

Map of the Heart: £35

Co-founders Sarah Blair and Jeffrey Darling have long collaborated in writing, design and film. For them it was a natural step to take that into fragrance – a wearable art form. With full-size bottles designed by the legendary Pierre Dinand, each fragrance resembles an anatomical model of the human heart, featuring Australian sandalwood as a signature written in scent. So let him dive in – and see which fragrance draws his heart closer.

Clear Heart v.1 – Australian summer: surfing, swimming, hot days, cool breezes and the salt that hangs in the air promising more.

Black Heart v.2 – Smoky. Impolite. Dangerous. It’s smoky heart of mysterious spices is shot through with shards of fresh eucalyptus and citrus to create an impolite mix of opposites.

Red Heart v.3 – Explosive. Seductive. Addictive. A composition of feijoa, tuberose and spices with sensual notes of musk and vanilla.

Gold Heart v.4 – Nurturing. Precious. Ancient. An exotic warm breeze that wraps around to protect and nurture.

Purple Heart v.5 – Brave. Instinctive. Triumphant. Inverying the olfactory pyramid by opening darker and then brightening

Pink Heart v.6 – Mingles on the skin with the spiciness of the sumac accord and cistus absolute for a mesmerising ride.

White Heart v.7 – The ethereal and sharp opening of French lavender, aldehyde and cardamom coolly invite us into the vast landscape of love.

 

 

 

Memoize: £57

Our sense of the smell is the most powerful emotional link we can trigger – and Memoize London set out to create a collection of scents that did much more than simply make you smell exquisite. As they explain, when smelling a fine fragrance, ‘the merest hint of something familiar can trigger a special memory or wonderful moment in our lives that we treasure forever.’ Using scent as a journey, the Light collection is an invitation to clear the mind and enhance the soul. One for stressed-out peace-seeking chaps, perhaps…?

Castitas – The essence of purity, honesty and innocence, to remind you of your purest moments.

Industria – The essence of strength and perseverance, the tenacity to fulfil your hopes and dreams.

Caritas – The essence of generosity, charity and kindness, to remind you of the goodness held within.

Temperantia – The essence of calmness, modesty and great wisdom, reminiscent of that moment of pure calm and tolerance.

Patientia – The essence of patience and tranquillity, the endurance and resilience to stand firm and strong.

Humanitas – The essence of kindness and compassion, wraps itself around you like an old friend.

Humilitas – The essence of modesty, humility and grace, aware of your greatness, without the need to prove it to the world.

White Castitas – The essence of great honour and integrity, your body and soul are cleansed, your mind is clear.

 

 

 

Contradictions in ILK: £48

Asking the simple question ‘how do you feel today?’ is the starting point of this personality-led, unisex perfume collection. This collection beckons him to ‘go within’ and celebrate his complexities through scent. Face up to dark and provocative thoughts or dare to daydream, using his emotions as a guide. But, say the house, we are complex beings, and we do not always feel one emotion at one time; so artistic types are especially drawn to expressing themselves by layering these intriguing fragrances.

Devious – inspired by the poisonous effect you can have on your own mind when over-indulging in dark and devious thoughts

Fantasist – a fantasia of delectable treats and mystical promises from distant and otherworldly lands

Infatuated – an ode to the all-consuming feeling and whirring thoughts of a lovelorn teenager endlessly daydreaming of unrequited love

Libertine – imagining a palazzo in Venice, home to Casanova – the most famous libertine of all time, with a note evoking his favourite exotic tipple, known as ‘cordial orgeat’

Nonchalant – inspired by Josephine Baker, the first black film star, world renowned dancer, bisexual, wartime spy and American expat living in Paris, who is still the epitome of timeless, glamorous cool

Realist – follow a monk’s journey up a mountain and capture his enlightened spirit by inhaling the smell of the crisp mountain air and forest trees

Sincere – inspired by the sincerity of a mother’s love

Virtuous – taking its inspiration from the words of Dante: ‘Beauty awakens the soul to act’

 

 

 

 

AromAtom: £69 / VIPs £65

Offering close encounters of the fragrant kind,  wannabe astronaut or space-mad dads will go on journeys further than they ever dreamed possible with this unique collection! Planetary Scientist, Astrobiologist and perfumer Marina Barcenilla created four transportive fragrances, combining her love for science and skills as a perfumer, each of them existing in their own scent universe. Showcasing this way of travelling the solar-system with our sense of smell, these are undeniably quirky yet utterly wearable scents that are bound to be a talking (and sniffing) point.

Ground Control – black hemlock, cedars, spruce and fir trees. The heavy smell of sap hangs in the air.

Moon Walk  – the serene landscape in fragrance form – a world of sparkling dust and silvery mountains.

We are the Martians  – the alien, metallic and dusty smell combined with home comforts astronauts crave.

Out of this World – from planet Earth to the heart of the Milky Way via saffron, raspberry and rum.

 

 

 

 

MALIN+GOETZ: £22

Hailed for their strong visual aesthetic and their portfolio of award-winning skincare formulations, MALIN+GOETZ made a natural progression into the world of fragrance via a range of hand-made candles, long-lasting perfume oils and progressive fragrances for us to enjoy on our skin. Experience the entire collection of eau de parfums in one beautifully packaged discovery set which includes the following six fragrances… 

Bergamot – a citrus orchard in bloom, with the spice of bitter fruit, bell pepper and ginger, with undertones of earthy musk and woody notes.

Cannabis – rich and herbaceous, with soft, floral notes of muguet and magnolia, on a base of earthy cedarwood, patchouli and sandalwood.

Dark Rum – a refreshing dark and spicy aroma, sweetened with plum and bergamot, with notes of leather, rum and creamy milk.

Leather – a formula of muted florals with smooth leather while rustic wood notes call to mind the softness of a well-worn vintage find.

Stem – luscious notes of green hyacinth, muguet, mandarin leaves, and green elements from wild freesia, all softened by a trio of modern musk molecules.

Vetiver – a combination of fresh citrus peel twists that are warmed by savoury celery seed, amber and guaiacwood.