Fragrance

The best mens colognes to buy this Father’s Day that smell WAY better than “old spice”…

These spritzes make for scent-sational gifts (and one of them even has Chris Hemsworth's sniff of approval).

By Ellie McDonald

If your dad is anything like mine, he'd be beyond chuffed with an 'I love you, Pops', let alone a gift you actually spent any money on.

But hey, this is the one day of the year dedicated to celebrating dads across Oz, so let's step things up a little by giving the old man a spritz he probably would never buy for himself, but will be so happy you did.

For the dad who doesn’t give a damn about fragrances but (you think) should

Joop! WOW!'s top-note blend of cardamom, violet leaf and bergamot is made for the kind of dad who's been misting his body with Brut For Men and, in your opinion, desperately needs a scent upgrade.

A fresh and woody reboot on the original Joop!, this spritz is ideal for new-to-fancy-fragrances fathers; its woody warmth will sing to their masculine senses without being overbearing.

Joop! WOW!, 60ml $80, for stockists, call 1800 812 663
Joop! WOW!, 60ml $80, for stockists, call 1800 812 663

For the dad who’s the BOSS of the family

Is your dad known to swill an inch of single malt in his crystal scotch glass at every family get-together? Well, if so, show your dad who's boss with the Chris Hemsworth-approved Hugo Boss' Boss The Scent.

Emulating leather, lavender and ginger tones, this woody-fruity fragrance packs a powerful punch – it's perfect for the kind of guy who exudes confidence.

HUGO BOSS Boss The Scent For Him Intense EDP 100ml $145, for stockists, call 1800 812 663.
HUGO BOSS Boss The Scent For Him Intense EDP 100ml $145, for stockists, call 1800 812 663.

For the dad you’re not entirely sure what to buy

Chances are your dad already has a half-empty bottle of Calvin Klein men's fragrance, OBSESSION, sitting at the bottom of a drawer he's forgotten about. That's because this widely popular fragrance changed Calvin Klein's men's scent game way back in the nineties.

Hitting refresh on the OG scent, Calvin Klein OBSESSED For Men is basically OBSESSION 2.0, but plays up to a contemporary blend of leather, patchouli and black vanilla.

It's light, fresh and clean – a fool-proof fragrance/last-minute gift for the guy you love but may or may not have forgotten to buy a gift for yet...

Calvin Klein Obsessed For Men EDT, 125ML $99, available at Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies nationally.
Calvin Klein Obsessed For Men EDT, 125ML $99, available at Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies nationally.