Perfume Tips Best Gifts for Dad: Top Colognes for Men of Any Age

Published on June 11th, 2014 | by The Perfume Expert

Best Gifts for Dad: Top Colognes for Men of Any Age

Whether that’s updating his cologne with a new fragrance, or perking up his senses by getting him his first ever signature scent, Father’s Day is the perfect time to give the gift of cologne! And I have handpicked the BEST colognes for every age and every personality!

Whatever the age, it’s never too early or too late to find your signature scent; however, some colognes are better suited to different ages.


If the man in your life is a young Dad, or if it is your Dad that you are looking for. Then young colognes that are bold and vibrant are best suited. Scents that feature fresh and modern notes are most appealing to a younger man.

My top 2 picks for a Father’s Day cologne for a man in his 20’s would be:

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male Summer 2014

This new fragrance, exclusively for Summer 2014, is a perfect example of the use of fresh and modern notes like aromatic Mint, Lavender, and Violet. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male combines fresh green Mint and herbal Lavender to give a refreshing hit but in a very sophisticated way. Combined with powdery Violet, warm Sandalwood, and sweet Vanilla, this scent goes from day to night and from the Office to a Summer night out with ease!

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male Summer 2014 Cologne

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Victor & Rolf Spicebomb

If the special Dad in your life is the life of the party or are a joker you might gravitate to more bold, trendy fragrances with peppery and vibrant notes. A bold and bright scent like Victor & Rolf Spicebomb will definitely get everyone’s attention. It’s fireworks in a bottle with a unique mix of hot Chili and Saffron (smoky sweet), gutsy Leather and Tobacco (deep smokiness), and vibrant Orange zest, Grapefruit, and Vetiver (sharp earthy green)! Think of a nose-tickling peppery jolt to the senses!

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Men's Cologne

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For scents for men/dads in their 30’s you want fragrances that are still modern and vibrant but that contain more classic and sophisticated notes as well.

My top 2 picks for Father’s Day colognes for Dads in their 30’s are:

Guerlain Homme

No one does class like Guerlain, and this Summer scent by them is the epitome of Summer sophistication, with a little charm as well!

Guerlain Homme features not only the usual refreshers of Mint, Lime and Bergamot, but also Cedar , floral Geranium, and dry Vetiver. But the magic of this fragrance comes in the thrist quenching Mojito and Rum nuances! This refreshing outdoor scent is perfect for drinks with the boys on the patio or golfing at the country club!

Guerlain Homme Cologne

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Chanel Bleu de Chanel

Bleu de Chanel is a sporty yet sophisticated cologne and has a great mix of uplifting Citrus and Mint (refreshing), bold spices like Pink Pepper and Nutmeg, but also the warming depth of Incense (smokey), Sandalwood (warm), and Cedar (woody and green). Again, bold and lively yet classy! This scent is great because it’s sporty-fresh and clean yet fades into a rich masculine base!

CHANEL Bleu de CHANEL cologne for men

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Scents for men/dads in their 40’s typically go for more classic and sophisticated scents. Colognes that typically can take them from the office to dinner and are versatile with no risk.

My top 2 picks for  colognes for men/dads in their 40’s are:

Guerlain Habitat Rouge

Guerlain does an exquisite male scent called Habitat Rouge. It’s classic, warm, and spicy but smooth with a multitude of notes like rich Leather, smoky Incense (church-like), sweet Vanilla, warm Amber (think of a glowing candle), and deep Woods, but also fresh Citrus and romantic Rose (think deep floral not girly)!  Guerlain is exceptional at making sophisticated and classic scents that are timeless and Habitat Rouge is one such scent. It’s an ideal scent for professionals and businessmen. Or for those who are strong willed and more serious; perhaps a bit more studious and contemplative. It’s masculine but not sharp and overpowering, instead it’s rich and smooth!

Guerlain Habitat Rouge Mens Cologne

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John Varatos

Or for more exotic adventures, try the scent called John Varatos which is rich in Oriental spices and exotic notes! Think sexy, sultry, exotic fruits and hot spices from far-away lands! A sexy mixture of ripe lush Indian Fig, sweet Tamarind and dark juicy Plum, lightened by tropical Lime & Coriander, and deepened with rich Leather, smooth Sandalwood, warm Amber, and earthy Sage and Cedar. Then spiked with spicy Cinnamon and Pepper! Smells like walking through a market in the Orient! This scent is not only almost edible, it’s intoxicating! Perfect for a globetrotter!

John Varatos Cologne for Men

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When picking out a cologne for a man/dad in his 50’s and above, you want to look for scents that are mature, classic, sophisticated and more traditional.

My top 2 picks for the mature man/dad in your life are:

Jo Malone Saffron Cologne Intense

A rare and decadent spice, Saffron, is even more rare in fragrances! Jo Malone Saffron Cologne Intense really represents the soft, sweet, and leathery nuances of the Saffron flower. Mixed with powdery Iris and smokey Incense, this fragrance is one of the most unique colognes on the market. It is masculine but in a strong, comforting, and heroic sense, like the kind of scent that represents your Dad…your hero!

Even more dreamy are the additions of Amber, Sandalwood, Musk, and Woody notes to give this scent even more warm and glowing feel! This cologne is warm, comforting, and inviting!

Jo Malone Saffron Cologne Intense

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Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford is nothing short of a masterpiece! It is elegant and pure class with intelligence and maturity. Right from the start, this scent is set apart from the rest with its genius combination of sweet Saffron, tart Rhaspberry, and aromatic Thyme.

This fresh fruit nuance lingers on while seductive Jasmine and smoky Frankincense enter to lure you in closer. And the sultry experience continues with rich Leather, warm Amber, and deep Woods.

This is cologne is the epitome of sophistication. Perfectly worn on hot Summer nights and for those who want to make a lasting impression!

Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

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