Fathers and father-figures come in all forms, but before we get on to gifting ideas: why do some of them keep getting given the same old scent for any occasion? Very likely the one they’ve been using since they were first shaving?
Okay. Some dads do ‘like what they know’, but perhaps that’s because they’ve never found out what they actually like?
Let’s change it up…
Tell him that something exciting’s on the way, and treat him to a discovery box of new scents (you can always buy the full-size of the one he loves most, later!) The joy of a curated Discovery Set is an exciting olfactory voyage into the unknown with all the inherent fear removed – think of it as an opportunity to sniff new things, niche brands you may never have tried, but with someone holding your hand a little.
The Smelling Notes we present with each of our boxes (which you can find by scanning the VR code) guide your thoughts, detail some of the ingredients and give a little background information on the fragrance house and their inspiration. You can then take a deeper dive into each scent on our dedicated brand pages, if you wish. But it’s up to you (or your recipient). It’s an adventure you are in charge of, and a Discovery Box uniquely allows you to explore a whole world of possibilities without making an expensive mistake.
Our just-launched Scented Gent Discovery Box is THE perfect gift for dads who could do with shaking up their scent wardrobe – or for anyone who feels it’s about time they refreshed their fragrances for the season ahead. A stunning hand-picked selection of both classic and new fragrances crafted for the stylish gent offers the opportunity to try each in your own time, from the comfort of your own home…
The Scented Gent Discovery Box is priced £19 + p&p* to VIP Club Members & £23 + p&p* to everyone else – be sure to log into your account to take advantage of the special VIP Club price. This fabulous collection of fragrances for him is something to relish.
Montblanc Explorer Platinum 2ml eau de parfum
Brioni Éclat 1.8ml eau de parfum
Floris No.007 2ml eau de parfum
Parfums de Marly Percival 1.5ml eau de parfum
Shay & Blue Dandelion Fig 2ml eau de parfum
TUMI Continuum [12:00] 2ml eau de parfum
Floral Street Black Lotus 1.5ml eau de parfum
Jimmy Choo Man 2ml eau de toilette
Bvlgari Bvlgari Man Rain Essence 1.5ml eau de parfum
Kenzo Homme Intense 1ml eau de toilette
Bentley For Men 1.8ml eau de toilette
If you think he’s ready to explore more, maybe add the Men’s Must Have Discovery Box to your cart, too? For just £15 (or £12 for VIP members) it’s a specially put together collection of some masculine and unisex (to be worn by anyone) fragrances featuring globally adored best sellers and some recently-launched scents from brands such as THoO, Jeroboam, DSquared2, Paco Rabanne, Bentley, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace & Initio!
Dsquared 2 Wood 2ml eau de parfum (full size £59 for 50ml)
Paco Rabanne Phanthom 2ml eau de parfum (£55 for 50ml)
Bentley Momentum Unbreakable 2ml eau de parfum (£69.50 for 100ml)
Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Pour Homme 2ml eau de toilette (£69.50 for 100ml)
Jeroboam Oriento 1ml eau de parfum (£90 for 30ml)
Versace Eros 1ml eau de parfum (£65 for 50ml)
THoO Never Ending 2ml eau de parfum (£190 for 75ml)
Initio Oud for Happiness 2ml eau de parfum (£190 for 75ml)
And if you think he’s now fully immersed into the fabulous world of fragrance (or will be, by the time he’s explored those two), we suggest it’s time to embrace the world of Brand Boxes – these are collections the brands themselves have put together, showcasing some of their most iconic scents, with names from all-time classic houses and ultra-trendy indie brands alike.
Get extra ‘favourite child’ points by signing him up to get the FREE digital edition of the multi-award-winning magazine, The Scented Letter, sent straight to his inbox. If he’s more intellectually analogue-inclined and still loves print, we’re also thrilled to say you can buy an annual subscription to the print edition of The Scented Letter magazine to adorn his coffee table, which will be sent to him hot off the press.
However you choose for it to begin, get ready for him to be nearly as addicted to fragrance as you are (especially whem the compliments start flooding in!) And hey – if that also means you get to ‘borrow’ some of his scents, way after Fathers Day? Win-win!
Written by Suzy Nightingale