Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide: Fragrance Sets for Him

Most guys I know get their scent one of three ways: their girlfriend or wife buys it for them, they picked out a cologne they liked back in high school and haven't strayed since, or they go eau natural, i.e. they are too lazy and macho to buy one for themselves. I personally agree with letting their partners pick on the scent, since they will be the one smelling it! So this holiday buy the man in your life, or a stinky brother or friend, something that smells divine, and hopefully they'll actually use it. Here are some suggestions:

A good everyday, classic scent: Bvlgari By Bvlgari, this set is available very cheaply on Amazon.com. It comes with a 3.4oz spray and a 6.8oz shower gel for $42 (usually its $98)! A very good deal for a very nice scent. It contains rosewood, pepper, musk, and tea with lower notes of water and spice. A European delight.

A new scent that fashion forward guys might love would be Diesel Fuel for Life. This gift set includes a 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray, 1.7 oz Shower Gel, and a 1.7 oz After Shave Balm in a signature gift box for $49.50. It is an aromatic, energetic scent, with notes Star Anise, Grapefruit, Raspberry, Lavender, Heliotrope, and Dry Woods.

One of my favorite scents, possibility because I'd wear it myself, is Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme. The set comes with a 4.2 oz Eau de Toilette Spray and a 1.6 oz Soothing After Shave Balm for $76. It is a fresh yet warm, woody scent accented with spicy notes. The perfect balance, to my nose, of sweet and spicy.

As with women's' fragrances, Sephora has a ingenious gift idea for those hard to read males: the Scent Sample Gift Set. The certificate comes with ten samples of their top selling smells. All they have to do is try them out and see which one they love (though you might have to go to Sephora and pick it up for them, some men have a problem walking into the store...I don't understand it!). The samples include: Aquolina Blue Sugar, Carolina Herrera 212 Men, Ermenegildo Zegna ZegnaIntenso, Kenneth Cole R.S.V.P., Lacoste Essential, Masaki Matsushima M;Men, Givenchy Very Irresistable Givenchy For Men Fresh Attitude, and Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme, plus a bonus Anthony Logistics for Men Shave Cream. They have to find something they love.

Gift Lovely!

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