They say gifting a fragrance is like walking on a wire, the chances of impressing someone with a scent are equal to those of totally and utterly disappointing without even standing a chance. Add to the equation the pressure of impressing a man with a gift and you can easily understand why women tend to stay away from such personal and hard to get right presents. But it’s the same unpredictable quality that can absolutely blow him away and that makes for the kind of priceless and memorable reactions that we all long for.

There’s such a rare mix of emotions accompanying the simple action of picking up a scent for a dear one that it is absolutely mandatory to find a unique fragrance able to capture all of those feelings and pass them forward. A thoughtful, distinct and delightful little bottle of perfume can make for an unforgettable gift.

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Diptyque – Volutes

Suited for the adventurous man who loves to travel and discover new places, this highly masculine scent mixes a signature note of tobacco, gently blended with high notes of Madagascar pepper and fresh pink peppercorns. Volutes is delightfully warm, complex but fresh, perfectly re-envisioning the aromatic scent of Le Khedive cigarettes.

Diptyque Volutes

volutes diptyque

Tom Ford – Noir

Suited for the refined and urbanely sophisticated gentleman, the latest fragrance by Tom Ford is personal, intriguing and carries a deep Oriental twist that makes it all that more sensual. Noir’s enigmatic notes of black pepper, nutmeg and clary sage, collide with a top note of violet by adding on the unexpected elements of this powerful scent.

Tom Ford Noir

tom ford noir

Viktor & Rolf – Spicebomb

Envisioned for the strong, daring and sensual man, Viktor and Rolf’s dynamic fragrance offers that perfect balance between captivating intensity and warm subtility. Playing upon highly masculine undertones of tobacco, vetiver and leather, intensified by pink pepper and chilli and topped with explosive notes of bergamot and grapefruit, Spicebomb is omnipresent and intoxicating, but in the best possible way. Smoothly demanding attention.

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

viktor & rolf noir

Penhaligon – LP No. 9

Sometimes going back to a classic scent can feel utterly refreshing and comforting. Penhaligon’s LP No. 9 fragrance carries that timeless woody undertones that makes it addictive, empowering and seductive. Suited for the highly masculine, raw and untamed personalities, this scent is as tough and manly as it gets. Mixing precious wood, vetiver and amber notes with black pepper, clove and cinnamon, LP No. 9 is what a bad boy would wear in his confident attempt to conquer the world.

Penhaligon LP No. 9

lp number 9

Costume National – Homme

This classic Costume National scent is suited for the seductive, mysterious and unique men that likes to make a long-lasting impression. Based on loud undertones of sandalwood, patchouli and labdanum, mixed with notes of cloves, thyme and cardamon, this fragrance is rich in detail, modern and elegant. Unlike anything you smelled before, this is not a basic fragrance but more of an aphrodisiac.

Costume National Homme

costume national homme

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