Father’s Day is Sunday June 20, 2021. Out of gift ideas? offer them a masculine scent among all the novelties released this spring-summer 2021.
Perfume remains the favorite gift of the French for Father’s Day as for mothers. This year, it takes place on June 20, 2021, so Gala helps you choose from the scent novelties of the season.
No more stereotypes based on the same muscular lavender pattern referring to the tutelary figure of the alpha male. Faced with multiple masculinity, perfumery explores various avenues : a subtle or intense freshness, soothing marine notes, woods sometimes dark, sometimes sweet, an assumed addictive oriental background …
Above all, with an infinity of universes in which to project your imagination: the elegance of a well-tailored suit, the thrill of a dip in the ocean, the exhilaration of sport, the adrenaline of travel or the flattering embodiment of the winner. … So many free neighborhoods that speak to today’s fathers.
Aquatic fragrances for men
It is no longer a wave but a tidal wave of blue that submerges the male bottles. Nothing so surprising for a color that is at the same time universal, aesthetic and endowed with a unique symbolism.
Blue has not always been associated with men. If this was the case during ancient Greece, the Christian Middle Ages adorned the mantle of the Virgin Mary with lapis lazuli, thus marrying for a long time this color with the purity of the female sex. Today, it is the most appreciated of all the continents, evoking the sky, the water, the sea, synonymous with appeasement, healing or freedom.
In full return to nature, we fall for Driftwood from L’Occitane, where seaweed, salt and the impression of wood on water refresh a woody lavender (Eau de Parfum, 75 ml, € 75, fr.loccitane.com).
Less literal, the lagoon blue ofImagination by Louis Vuitton conceals luminous citrus fruits vibrating on ginger and cinnamon, while amber and smoked tea give it mystery and reverie (Eau de Parfum, 100 ml, € 225, louisvuitton.com).
Finally, the version Electric blue from The night of the man by Yves Saint Laurent invokes a neon-lit party, transcribed by a scathing lightning – lemon, ginger, cardamom -, on pink lavender and a sensual oriental background (Intense Eau de Toilette, 100 ml, € 93.50 *) .
Watching the ballet of clouds that group or stretch is a magical spectacle. It is precisely the sky overlooking Lake Annecy that inspired Explorer Ultra Blue de Montblanc, in which manly woods breathe an alpine freshness reproduced with fresh spices, ozonic and aqueous notes (Eau de Parfum, 100 ml, € 95 *).
The original woody marine accord of Kenzo Man also illustrated the fullness felt in the face of the elements; its Intense variation is thickened by a salty skin heated in the sun and round, warm woods, ocean style before the storm (Intense Eau de Toilette, 110 ml, € 92 *).
A more nervous writing that we find in L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Shades of Kolam. An eau de toilette inspired by the ancestral Indian art of kolam painting, where cold spices and green tea mimic an even more lively and light woody eau, which fills with serenity (125 ml, € 62 *).
Each spring carries its anthology of marine scents, with a seaside sensation in total harmony with the beautiful days. This one can just be alluded to in The Male On Board by Jean Paul Gaultier, with a version refreshed by a bergamot-geranium-tonka bean accord and a delicate amber base (Eau de Toilette, 125 ml, € 95 *, limited edition).
Or more supported in this vigorous bath ofDeep Thurs Water Lights at Giorgio Armani: an oceanic dip amplified by cardamom and the greenery of cypress trees and mastic trees. While muscular woods nicely ricochet this well-being (Eau de Parfum, 75 ml, € 79, sephora.fr).
In the collective unconscious, strong smells are associated with dark colors. Hence the frequent choice of midnight blue bottles for an intense version; the proof with theIntense Gentleman Eau de Toilette from Givenchy. On the scent side, a vigorous cedar contrasts with the tranquility of the refined iris like the green notes of basil and cypress. Its intense color also ticks the boxes of an impeccable aesthetic, a fortiori when combined with minimalist lines (100 ml, € 98.50 *).
Difficult to do more design than Bleu by Chanel. This spray invites a new gesture that generously diffuses the perfume on the body or clothes (All-Over Spray, 150 ml, 72 € *).
The muscular fist Sound Of The Brave de Diesel prefers a limpid blue to amplify its fern freshness using rosemary, geneva and bison grass before melting into a sensual woody trail (Eau de Toilette, 75 ml, € 67 *).
When it comes to perfume, men’s designers love the sobriety of blue, a suitable color to illustrate the perfect fit of a garment.
In its blueberry bottle, the Italian Brioni captures the very essence of elegance: the liveliness of a crunchy apple powdered with discreet violet on a bed of cedar (Eau de Parfum, 100 ml, € 110 * and nocibe.fr).
If the name of Wild de Dior evokes adventure, its clean scent combined with citrus fruits and the lavender-geranium duo remains ultra-classic. With for the rebellious spirit, a background of amber and wood that lingers languidly on the skin (Eau de Toilette, 30 ml, € 63.50 *).
At Dolce & Gabbana, Light Blue For Ever is also a thousand leagues from the baroque style of the creators. This explosion of citrus fruits, ozone and aquatic notes exudes the gaiety of the Mediterranean, distilling just a breath of vetiver to intrigue others (Eau de Parfum, 100 ml, € 88 *).
Men’s perfumes to flambé
Feeling invincible, confident, fully recharged. Do not waste a minute and play with your good fortune, at work as in love … These perfumes are there for that. Place your bets !
If success remains the most shared male objective, in 2021, it will change terrain, less careerist, more personal: experimenting in all directions, creating your own business, learning about games, taking up a sporting challenge … An excitement that s ’embodied in fragrances whose vibrant freshness mimics this adrenaline rush and contrasts with a muscular trail.
Thus, Jean Paul Gaultier associates the image of a boxing champion with Scandal for Men. With a freshness “uppercut” emanating from sage and a juicy tangerine, upset with vetiver and tonka bean very addicting on the skin (Eau de Toilette, 100 ml, € 102 *, June 21). In Invictus Victory by Paco Rabanne, a lemon-incense duo crunches on the sweet notes of vanilla and tonka bean (Eau de Parfum Extrême, 100 ml, € 103 *).
For others, the long-awaited deconfinement exacerbates the thirst for adventure. Spicebomb Infrared by Viktor & Rolf claims to be the scent of nocturnal pleasures, with feverish pink berries of chili and sweet tobacco (Eau de Toilette, 90 ml, € 89 *, June 21).
Testing your potential for seduction “face to face” is also an experience assumed by Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera: the good and bad sides collide with a light of bergamot, white and pink peppers and sage; an explosive cocktail blackened with cocoa, tonka bean and ultra-sensual amber woods (Eau de Toilette, 100 ml, € 99.58 *).
An incredible charisma also emanates from the amber woods mixed with caramel melting in theEau de Parfum Intense The Most Wanted from Azzaro. Add a dash of fusing and spicy cardamom to it and you obtain a juice perfect for the inveterate seducers (100 ml, 92 € *).
Men’s perfumes for travel
Some perfumes embark on a specific destination, either by their evocative name, or by the mapping drawn by their ingredients. Let yourself get high. With H24, Christine Nagel, Hermès perfumer, plunges us into the midst of an urban utopia, imagining a wild animal crisscrossing concrete at high speed. An olfactory fantasy that exudes a metallic freshness edged with cut grass and animal narcissus (Eau de Parfum, 100 ml, € 105, hermes.com).
Fans of still explorations will also be seduced by Open Sky de Byredo, which interprets the time interval between the departure on the trip and the arrival at the destination. A suspended moment of earthy vetiver, aromatic hemp and palo santo, sacred wood that accompanies the soul for Native American trances (Eau de Parfum, 100 ml, € 190, byredo.com).
The “modeux” curious to discover a less known face of the king of the couture will go to feel Hamburg Alster by Karl Lagerfeld: this river is to his hometown what the Seine is to Paris. We can bet that the couturier would have appreciated his trail of aquatic mint evaporating on lavender and soft woods (Eau de Toilette, 100 ml, € 59, exclusive at Marionnaud).
Perfumes for athletic men
In this high season of competitions, certain fragrances surf the world of sport. Tonic wakes that score points for lovers of muscular freshness. Do not trust their athletic connotation, these wakes are not necessarily “straight to the point” or tough guys.
L’Man Sport de Castelbajac opens with a mix of citrus fruits (green mandarin from Italy and small lemon grain) and spices (ginger-pepper) bathed in marine notes before earthy moss, geranium and the woody intensity of vetiver do not subtly take over. In the end, a true concentrate of freshness, energy and freedom (Eau de Toilette 100 ml, € 63.99, marionnaud.fr).
At Lacoste, the bottle of L12.12 White, decorated with the pique of the famous crocodile polo shirt, starts with notes of lemon and eucalyptus, a sensation as pleasant as putting on a clean shirt after a good workout. Then, over time, the association of vetiver and “suede” notes work together to better ignite the skin (Eau de Parfum, 100 ml, € 86, nocibe.fr).* in perfumeries and department stores.
Photo credits: Émilie Erbin