Video: Five of the Best – Guys’ Scents to Give for Christmas

Wed, 12 December 2012 8:13AM

There’s nothing like a last minute rush to the shops to get that one last gift for Uncle Bernie. Or dad. Clearly, a situation like this calls for the ‘No Brainer’ of all men’s gifts… THE MAN SCENT! Here, I take you through a pick for every kind of guy.

Let’s take a look… 

Here are the notes…

Man Scent #1: YSL L’Homme Libre, $100, from department stores, for the CREATIVE guy

Perhaps it’s because Mr. Natalie Portman (Benjamin Millepied) is the face of the fragrance, or maybe it’s because I love all YSL scents, but this elixir is a winner for me. Designed with the creative man in mind, it fuses notes of bergamot, pink pepper and patchouli to make something truly yummy.

Man Scent #2: Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Sport, $99, from department stores, for the PREPPY PONY guy

If your man is a fan of the polo, or just loves the whole preppy scene, then look no further than this spectacular offering from the King of Prep – Ralph Lauren. Expect him to smell like green apples, mint, mandarin, sage and ginger; a fruity cocktail of scents you’d expect at a day on the green. Sign me up!

Man Scent #3: Calvin Klein Encounter, $120, from department stores, for the SEXY guy

Is your man mysterious? Seductive? Masculine? Or at least, do you want him to be? Erm, clearly not talking about your dad or Uncle Bernie in this one. Gross! Then this sexxxxxxy scent will get him purring your name thanks to its notes of cardamom, rum, pepper, atlas cedar and musk. Oh yeah.

Man Scent #4: Prada Luna Rossa, $129, from department stores, for the SAILING guy

It’s no surprise this scent smells a little like the sea; it’s named after a boat and crew who work America’s Cup. Think: extreme sailing, victory, prestige and marine scene (boat shoes, perhaps?). Personally, I think this fragrance smells like a dream. I’m sold on the notes of lavender, clary sage and spearmint., which are surprisingly zingy.

Man Scent #5: Giorgio Armani Sport Code, $115, from department stores, for the SPORTS MAD guy

It doesn’t matter what sport your man’s into, this fragrance takes them all. From the adrenaline of sky diving, to the excitement of skiing, footy or even backyard bowls, surprise your man (or dad, uncle or g’pa) with this refreshing scent that’s packed with lemon, mandarine, mint and ginger.

Tell me Primpers…

What do you think of these seasonal scents?

Any take your eye?

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  • Posted by: CC12394 Enthusiast // Wed, 12 December 2012 08:34am

    This will help me in the future, when I need to get a present for a guy, I look forward to smelling each one!

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 10:11am

    What a wonderful guide. Thank you so much.
    This will be so handy for ladies buying for partners. My partner recently got a new after shave through a prize i won so i dont think i need to buy him anymore.
    My pick would be YSL L’Homme Libre, but whats pink pepper? :)

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 10:17am

    Giorgio Armani Sport Code sounds great

  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 11:07am

    My man is definately the no.5 sports mad Might just have to check it out for him.

  • Posted by: Rebecca-1314689428 Enthusiast // Wed, 12 December 2012 12:38pm

    Yaz I love the lippy you’re wearing in the video – can you tell us which one it is? Thanks!

  • Posted by: Britty1 Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 04:10pm

    i bought my other half the Chanel allure homme sport, for his bday in october….but he hasnt worn it yet hahah awkward?!

  • Posted by: strawbsundae Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 05:04pm

    These scents sound wonderful Yaz! I think my partner would love Giorgio Armani Sport Code this xmas!

  • Posted by: misschris Master Fan // Wed, 12 December 2012 06:18pm

    I’ll be giving CK’s encounter to my other half this year, unless I go for Bvlgari

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Thu, 13 December 2012 02:24pm

    My hubby is super creative, will have to check out the YSL fragrance for him!

  • Posted by: Daria Master Fan // Fri, 14 December 2012 11:38am

    Man Scent No. 1 appeals to me the most

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Fri, 14 December 2012 06:23pm

    nice video

  • Posted by: caz // Fri, 14 December 2012 10:43pm

    A nice-smelling man is divine. Doesn’t matter what scent he is wearing…if it “works” it really works.

  • Posted by: meedee Master Fan // Sat, 22 December 2012 10:55pm

    I have not smelt any of these but my all timf favorite guys fragrance is Joop…omg…it is so devine and gets better with age…I love it

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Thu, 4 April 2013 05:03pm

    What great present ideas! thanks.

  • Posted by: jo77 Master Fan // Wed, 17 April 2013 07:11pm

    Hhhmmm, love a man that smells good

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Thu, 30 May 2013 08:57pm

    great video

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Sun, 9 June 2013 04:42pm

    I like a lot of Calvin Klein men’s cologne. Encounter is one I have not smelled before. My partner has several CK cologne’s or men’s scent which are very nice.

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Thu, 24 April 2014 07:08pm

    Any one of these men’s scents would be great as a gift. I love fragrances, men’s and women’s.

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