It’s getting that time of year. That’s right, Christmas is right around the corner! That lovely time when people stomp each other out at malls and big box stores for that sold out everywhere toy that’s been trending on social media. Yep, just had to say it, ha!
Some of us prefer to avoid the stress inducing shop ’till you drop madness that many people take part in. Whether it’s just shopping early or mainly online, you can get all your gift grabbin’ done without a hitch.
As my site is based on the gentleman and his aromatics, I thought I would do a little post on some great men’s fragrances to consider for the holiday season. Remember, Christmas is shortly followed by a new year, so whether you’re looking to add a new frag to your swag or just shake things up a bit I have some recommendations for you.
And this post isn’t only for the men. Girlfriends, wives, moms, aunts, and grandmas take note! If you’re not sure what gift to get him for the holidays, maybe consider grabbing him a fragrance if that’s his thing. Especially for the girlfriends and wives; maybe it’s time to refill on his favorite or perhaps you took a whiff of something in Sephora that he just must wear. Or you want to get him something else so he stops wearing what he currently does! 😉
Peep game below. Since Christmas falls in the Winter season I will list some men’s cologne that work exceptionally well in the colder months. I also include some fun gift sets that are worth considering. And the best part… they’re all on Amazon for a quick and painless shopping experience!
You’ve gotta admit the bottle is pretty snazzy! It also helps having Justin Timberlake on the advertising campaign. But that’s not what makes this cologne so damn good. This warm spicy coffee scented gourmand fragrance has an irresistible smell. You won’t want to stop smelling it once you apply. The noses of Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac really made something special here and it’s offered at a great price!
Ahhh Yeaaa! A YSL frag (disclaimer: I love this frag so some fanboyism may exude through my text). I don’t see how you can go wrong with this cologne. The cardamom and lavender notes pop and it almost gives a gourmand type smell. “Straight up yummy smelling” as one woman told me while out dancing. This cologne is a great all year ’round fragrance, but keep in mind that a little goes a long way! Very potent stuff! Extremely popular so you may have smelled this around before. Highly recommended.
Filled with woody and spicy aromatics, A*Men Pure Malt By Thierry Mugler is a great choice for a gift. This cologne opens up with fruity notes and accords followed by a dominant dry down of malt whiskey. Other notes include peat and various woodsy and oriental notes. Phenomenal winter fragrance best worn at nighttime. Thierry Mugler puts out some amazing fragrances. Another one to consider would be the Pure Havane version which is also excellent in every way that Pure Malt is.
D&G has a lot of hype around the brand, and for good reason. This cologne is no exception. The One for women was a wildly popular perfume so the Dolce&Gabanna house decided to create one for men which ended out receiving the same reception. Loaded with fresh and spicy, amber and tobacco accords this men’s frag is also backed by Matthew McConaughey who appeared in a commercial for the cologne’s advertising campaign. The one is a bit sweet, but not cloying due to the amber and tobacco mellowing it out. This fragrance is also offered at an excellent price point!
Some other mentionables here are Herod Parfums de Marly for Men and Gucci Envy for men. You also can’t go wrong with Giorgio Armani or John Varvatos fragrances. Tom Ford colognes could make a good choice as well. If you are buying a gift for someone younger I advise you to check out our list of the best cologne for young men.
Cool Cologne Gift Sets for Guys
Below are two pretty cool cologne gift sets for men that you should consider as a small gift/stocking stuffer.
Is your man a cigar smoker? If so, this would make a fun gag gift! This set is a great way to sample the different offerings from Cuba for Men or to have travel size colognes available. This set comes with four different scents: Gold, Blue, Red and Orange and all of them are 1.17oz EDT sprays. Cuba for Men offers these cigar type gift sets in different varieties that you can find on Amazon.
This is a fun set of the Ed Hardy Love & Luck scent for men. The art is inspired by Don Ed Hardy’s tattoo work and this specific edition is inspired by the exciting night life of Tokyo. The main cologne in this set is a very sweet scent, sometimes perhaps a bit cloying to some. The set comes with the 3.4oz cologne bottle, 3oz hair and body wash, deodorant stick and a small travel spray. A great value for the price!