Give the ultimate gift of scent this Father's Day (It's Sunday 21st June just incase you forgot!) with my top three fragrances from my favourite perfumer, Penhaligon's.
It's always a tricky one deciding what to get the dad who has everything, and lets face it men are generally very difficult to buy for anyway and as they get older I really think it becomes more and more of a challenge! (Not that you're old Dad if you're reading this- but you know what I mean!)
Each year I rack my brains for the best most innovative gift idea for my Dad's birthday, Christmas and of course Father's Day and I've come to conclusion that as Father's Day falls in June its actually a perfect time to give the gift of scent as the Christmas fragrance stash is more than likely running low and in need of a top up, whereas Christmas is a bit of a typical and obvious time to give fragrance, Father's Day is a novelty. - Well justified I think?!
I've chosen three male orientated fragrances from the stunning Penhaligon's fragrance range, as any perfume expert or sales assistant working there will tell you all of the fragrances can be worn by both guys and girls- I really like this about the brand as fragrance and scent shouldn't be narrowed down to only being suitable for males or females. You will notice on the website there are suggested 'Ladies' and 'Gentlemen's' fragrances but this is just to help people make easier choices and narrow the search down as there are so many absolute beauties in the collection you would be there all day making a decision on which one to buy! Obviously some fragrances are definitely more feminine or masculine than others, for example one of my all time favourites Penoneve I see as being more by women than men- but I'm all for guys rocking it too- anything goes right!?
So back to my Father's Day fragrance gift guide....
ENDYMION is a real classic scent and a hugely popular choice by so many Penhaligon's lovers out there and once you smell it you will definitely understand why- its just amazing, addictive and very wearable and memorable.
This spicy and fresh scent is a combination of velvety, sweet, sharp, light and dark with head notes of Bergamot, Mandarin and Lavender and base notes of Vetiver, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Musk, Leather, Sandalwood, Frankincense and Myrrh- its a real classic that most Dads would cherish.
JUNIPER SLING is inspired by the most iconic and atmospheric spirits; London Dry Gin and is a cocktail of crisp Juniper freshness, cool measures of angelica and brandy and beating libertine heart of black pepper, cardamom, soft leather and orris. With a base of brown sugar, black cherry and amber this fragrance I see being worn by a sleek and sophisticated Dad, possibly more in touch with his feminine side more than say Endymion but still strong and wanting to make a statement with his choice of fragrance.
SARTORIAL is said to be a for a new age of gentlemen and inspired by the scents of the workroom at Norton & Son's, bespoke tailors of Savile Row. This contemporary scent is made up of traditional notes of tonk a bean, oak moss and lavender with the depths of leather, woods, ozonic and metallic effects, violet leaf, honey and spices creating the perfect illusion of a tailor's workroom.