Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day Gifts

Pick up a Father’s Day fragrance for Dad: It’s a no-brainer.

The making of a great Father’s Day gift is simple: It’s got to be thoughtful, slightly indulgent and something he probably wouldn’t pick out for himself. Which is why we always recommend a Father’s Day fragrance for the Dad in your life.

Not sure where to start? Think of Dad’s favourite hobby and go from there.

He loves swimming and boating…so get him a fresh fragrance.


Try: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue which embraces open waters and a clear, blue sky. Notes of melon, cucumber, tangerine, sage, moss, wood, patchouli and musk combine in this fresh, aquatic fragrance. $92 (75 ml), www.sephora.com

He’s always prepping for the next camping trip…so pick up an earthy, green spritz.


Try: Hermes Terre d’Hermes, a classic fragrance, is the perfect pick for a Dad who loves the outdoors. Mineral notes combine with woods and green in this scent. It’s made for the man who loves the elements. $89 (50  ml), www.thebay.com

He loves building treehouses, sandboxes and is handy around the house…so grab a woody fragrance.


Try: Etat Libre d’Orange Je Suis un Homme, a masculine cologne with notes of leather, bitter orange, cloves, musk, birch, cognac and lemon. It’s a bracing and woody scent. $105 (50 ml), www.sephora.com

He’s the house chef and he loves experimenting in the kitchen…so pick up a spicy scent.


Try: Byredo Black Saffron. It’s full of saffron, vetiver, cashmeran, juniper, raspberry and cashmeran, and is lighter (and perhaps even more wearable) in the spice department than the name suggests. $150 (50 ml), www.net-a-porter.com

He’s always grilling…so pick him up a smoky fragrance.


Try: CB I Hate Perfume Smoky Tobacco is a scent that combines tobacco, tangerine and whipped cream for a sweet, smokey, pipe tobacco scent. $130 (100 ml), www.menessentials.ca

He enjoys a classic martini, with a twist…so wrap him up an aromatic and citrus pick this Father’s Day.


Try: John Varvatos Artisan is an aromatic meld of clementine, thyme, jasmine, ginger, tangelo and jasmine. So much flavour and with a citrus twist. $89 (75 ml), www.sephora.com

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Alexandra Donaldson is the editorial assistant at The Whale & The Rose and a freelance writer and content creator. Although she recently took up yoga in an effort to be a healthy adult, she still binge-watches cartoons on a regular basis and dreams of running away to a cottage in the woods. She has yet to nail down her favourite perfume, but knows that it smells green, earthy and maybe a little bit spicy, but definitely not sweet.