Christmas brings many challenges when buying a fragrance for your partner or father, so to take the stress away from your shoulders, our Editors have been hard at work carefully selecting and testing the most unique luxury fragrances, to get him ready for the New Year. Here's our selection of the finest scents for him. Sun of Oud by Acqua Di Parma is intense, yet warm, with notes of Russian Corriander leaving a lasting scent.
Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's is aromatic and always catches attention, a staple scent from the fragrance house which is beautifully packaged in a traditional box with a classic bottle. It is sure to keep people asking. For more options take a look below, as always we have ensured that all suggestions have been tested and approved by the Editorial Team at VS.
1. Acqua di Parma Signature of the Sun Oud, £197-£242
Available at Acqua di Parma
Since 1916 Acqua di Parma have created timeless collections. This year they released Signature Sun of the Oud which is distinct and a firm favourite whether in the French Riveria or in the boardroom.
2. Jimmy Choo Man EDT, £66
Available at The Perfume Shop
Jimmy Choo Man is a modern and fresh fragrance that combines aromatic, fruity and woody notes
3. Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli EDP, £73
Launched this year Bvlgari presents a fragrance for men to capture the balance between nature and city life.
4. Cartier L'Envol de Cartier EDP, £85
Available at John Lewis
Launched in 2016 and with new ingredients for Cartier, this is laced with honey and wood which leaves an interesting woody-sweet scent
5. D.S. & Durga White Peacock Lily EDP, £148
Available at Liberty London
A unisex fragrance launched in 2016 and remains popular with floral full-bodied scent and a hint of vanilla.
6. Valentino Uomo Born in Roma EDT, £62
Aromatic sage and smoked vetiver give the classic Valentino couture signature, which is shaken by a cool vibrating facet of mineral salt and spicy ginger to give the fragrance an unmistakable edge.
7. Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet EDT, £100
Available at Penhaligons
The British perfume house created this scent in 1902 and it has remained popular, Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's is a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for men.
8. Yves Saint Laurent Y EDP, £76
Available at yslbeauty.co.uk
Bright and fresh at the top with geranium, lavender, and white aldehydes, yet strong and sensual at the heart & base with balsam fir incense and tonka bean.
9. Moschino Toy Boy EDP, £85
Available at Selfridges
This is the first fragrance for men designed by Jeremy Scott, Moschino Toy Boy is classified as a Woody Spicy fragrance to the nose.
10. Coach Platinum EDP, £56
This complex and masculine scent with spicy notes of Black Pepper mixed with Sweet Pineapple, gives way to a warm burst of Sage and Geranium, before drying down to an earthy base of sandalwood with hints of Leather and Vanilla.
11. Dolce & Gabbana K EDT, £67
Available at John Lewis
Created by Daphne Bugey and Nathalie Lorson, "K" has a Mediterranean citrus freshness of blood orange and Sicilian lemon scent to embrace the senses.
12. Trussardi Uomo EDT, £80
Available at Trussardi.com
Uomo Trussardi is a Fougere-woody fragrance created by Aurelien Guichard.
13. Crabtree Raw Instinct Scent
Available at crabtree-evelyn.co.uk
Unforgettable. Unique. Uplifting. This unisex fragrance opens with a burst of
refreshing and distinct fruit.
Escentric Molecules 04, £79
Available at Escentric.com
Escentric Molecules 04 celebrates the futuristic freshness of Javanol, a sheer sandalwood molecule, in two different fragrances.