Let’s face it: trying to find a men’s aftershave that’s memorable enough to work as a gift for your dad/husband/brother/boyfriend can be a challenge. Even regardless of gender, new fragrances are always a tricky thing to figure out, especially if you’re trying to base your decision off online descriptions rather than, y’know, your nose.
There are huuundreds of choices out there, with brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hermes, Moschino, Tommy Hilfiger, Bvlgari, Giorgio Armani, Kenzo, Versace, Montblanc, Burberry, JOOP! and Issey Miyake all contributing their fair share of men’s aftershaves that have gone on to become all-time classics. Add that to the fact that a fragrance is so intimate (the lucky recipient will be up close and personal with it for the rest of the day) and you can have yourself a bit of a conundrum.
If you do get it right, though, you’ll be treating the person on the receiving end to their new signature scent that will also serve as a treat to everyone around them. That’s right: successfully gifting some of the best men’s aftershaves (or eau de parfums and eau de colognes, for that matter) to your loved ones is practically an act of public service and more classy than a simple deodorant. Many even work well as a unisex fragrance too, making it a great gift for yourself too – *wink-wink*.
Look towards the crowd-pleasing aftershaves and avoiding anything that can be considered too unique or niche. What are some of the best fragrance for men, you ask? Well, it depends. Naturally, it’s a rare event when all the base, heart and top notes combine to create a scent so universally appealing that it flies off the shelves. However, aftershaves like Dior Sauvage and Chanel Bleu de Chanel have definitely reached near demi-God status as continual bestsellers for a good reason.
Best aftershave for men at a glance – our top picks:
Whether you’re looking for a Christmas or birthday gift or something to treat your loved one just ‘cuz, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide of the best aftershaves for men that they never knew they wanted on their wishlist. One spritz of any of the below will have him so sold that he picks up an aftershave balm, moisturiser, serum, body spray and body lotion to match.
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