With the holiday season coming around, perfume, fragrances, and cologne are amazing gifts to give any man no matter how rough, tough, and badass they appear. I think we agree all men need to smell good and finding the best perfume for men to give as a gift can be an overwhelming task.
It is rather difficult to find presents for men. Men are choosy; they demand detailed or technical gifts but a delightful gift for them which is growing in popularity is perfume sets. These undeniable engaging fragrances are satisfying for everyone. It goes both ways as it satisfies both the giver and the receiver. Men are also self-conscious. As a passion driven individual, they want to be well groomed, ready for work or adventure and ready to change the world.
The collection of fragrances we have hand-picked as the best perfume gift sets do give off this vibe. We all know that we all have our own unique skin smell but what makes this collection best is that the scents are those kinds that bring comfort, reliability, coolness, relaxed effects and an I-can-conquer-the-world self-esteem. These are very attractive gift sets ready to be used on any special occasion, if it isn’t a special occasion; well then using this fragrance will always make the day special.
Luckily for you, we are going to help you out with one simple article that will help you pick out a perfume for any guy.
Differences Between Perfume / Cologne / EDT
Just so there is no confusion, this list will contain not just perfume, but every concentration of fragrance. When people say “perfume” or “cologne” most of the time they are talking about fragrance in general not just the specific type of perfume.
I don’t want to get too deep into this because I have an entire post explaining the basics of fragrance. But for all the fume-heads out there that like getting technical, I hope you understand.
For Someone That Has Never Worn Perfume/Fragrance/Cologne Before
Choosing someone’s first fragrance is a magical moment. If you ask anyone what their first perfume was, they will know immediately off the top of their head what it was, and undoubtedly remember the circumstances surrounding the purchase decision or gift they received.
It is a big moment! When you’re a self-proclaimed Cologne Master, you read lots of reviews and stories on people wearing fragrance for the first time and I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve read from men talking about their first fragrance or how a certain scent reminds them of playing basketball in high school or their first crush.
For this reason, when I say that very first fragrance is magical, I’m not kidding! It will inevitably create a psychological trigger that each time you smell your first perfume, you’ll be blasted back to the past where memories of wearing it will flood.
Recommended Perfume Gift Sets for Men
1. 360 Red by Perry Ellis
The 360 by Perry Ellis is one of the best perfume gift sets for men in the market. It is classified as a spicy fragrance with lavender and a refreshingly masculine scent. It also comes in fresh berries, pineapple and tangerine. It is best used during daytime. It has been rated 4.9 out of 5 on fragrance and is widely known has been selling for quite a long time now. The users are ecstatic to know that this fragrance is still available and still has the best quality in terms of perfume gift sets.
As a plus, it is clean and fresh and not too overpowering. It has great value which is really worth it and affordable. The customers have made it clear that it is long lasting and can be used during day time and on any occasion.
2. Calvin Klein Variety Men Gift Set
We all know you can never go wrong with Calvin Klein. The brand itself is well known, for both men and women of all ages, this always comes in mind when talking about cologne, perfume, and fragrance. They have such a vast array of products that this one is worth mentioning as one of the best perfume gift sets for men. Since 1981, the company has created well known and widely used perfumes. This gift set is known to be sensual. Anyone can bring it along with them and it lasts a long time. This is a go-to option for many. Yet another great invention it is.
3. Nautica Gift Set for Men
I don’t know with you but from hearing Nautica, it seemed like a good idea. This perfume set is a great gift idea for men. It has that manly cool aqua blue color in each piece. It is an automatic smile for the receiver. It is a very attractive product; and just like how amazing it looks on the outside, the fragrance is just as attractive and cool as it looks. It is worth the gift buying and honestly is not much time to think and debate upon about buying because this right here is a must buy.
4. Lagerfeld by Karl Lagerfeld for Men Gift Set
This fragrance has one of those classic feel to them. It looks very engaging and it would be a fabulous idea for a gift set for men especially the adults. It is something a man would like not just to have as a gift but to get for himself. With that classic smell that brings back memories of good times, this is an attractive pic for a perfume.
Suggestion #1 – Give him your first fragrance
Cool Water or Drakkar Noir,
If you’re a parent and giving a perfume to a teenager, what could be cooler than giving what you wore as a high-schooler? I know this wouldn’t work for everyone because I don’t know how things would have gone if I wore Brut everyday to school, but it some cases it does.
If you’re a parent and grew up wearing things like Cool Water or Drakkar Noir, those are great gifts to give your kid as a first time fragrance wearer! Here’s the thing, it won’t be the last fragrance they ever wear and if they end up hating it, they will most likely keep it because it’s what “Dad” smelled like and believe it or not, that’s kind of cool.
If you’re looking for a cool moment with your son, grandson, or whoever, why not give them a little taste of what it was like for you growing up.
Cologne Gure Suggestion #2 – Give him a no doubter fragrance that every young man wants
Acqua Di Gio
Acqua Di Gio is by far the most popular fragrance in the US and probably the world for good reason. The fragrance is perfectly blended as a citrus, sweet, clean smelling scent that can be worn in any situation.
As much as I hate sounding like a broken record, Acqua Di Gio is perfect for anyone that has never worn a fragrance before because they will probably buy a bottle of it sometime in their life anyways.
Acqua Di Gio was launched in 1996 which marks the 20th year it’s been on the market. This is actually pretty cool because it might be older than the person you are giving it to.
Like I mentioned though, Acqua Di Gio is an easy way out. Every young man will want it and surely purchase it or try it in their lifetime.
If you’re interested in reading more about Acqua Di Gio we do have a full review to help you out.
- Aquatic notes
Something Sexy For Your Husband/Fiance/Boyfriend/FWB
So maybe you want to spice things up and get your significant other a sexy fragrance this year. The keyword in this title is SEXY! This means it’s not something they should be wearing every day to work.
This is something they wear only for you. This is something you want your bed sheets and pillows to smell like after they are gone. These fragrances are sexy, edgy, and frankly a little dangerous.
Not everyone will love these scents so I’ve provided some of the stronger notes so if you know you hate them, you are better off avoiding them.
Suggestion #1 For The Mature Man 50+ years old
Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford
When your husband gets to be a little more mature and you’re bleeding from your ears with wisdom, You can’t go wrong with something from Tom Ford.
Yes Tom Ford is a little more expensive, but that’s a good thing for anyone a little older. You don’t want to smell like the 16 year olds that try to drown themselves with fragrance in the boys locker rooms. You are way past that.
Tuscan Leather happens to be one of Tom Ford’s best. It is described by women as a sexy, alpha male type scent which is exactly what you should be going for.
Suggestion #2 For Guys 30+ years old that need to smell a little more romantic
Dior Homme Intense
Dior Homme Intense is a perfect example of a fragrance that is meant for couples. It’s not something you should be wearing every day but for romantic evenings Dior Homme Intense has the “intensity” to get the blood pumping.
You know how there are certain times when your significant other picks out a shirt or a pair of pants and says you look amazing in it, but when you look in the mirror you find yourself disgusted with what you’re seeing? That’s how I feel about Dior Intense. It’s a romantic fragrance that men wear to please their significant others for romantic occasions.
Keep in mind, my opinion is in the minority of this one because I’m not a fan myself, but I do respect the people around me have all said positive things about it and the critic ratings are super high which make me second guess how I feel about it.
If my girlfriend tells me to wear it for the night, you bet your ass I’m going to do it. This is a great gift coming for a wife/husband/girl-friend if you man is in their 30s.
The most prominent notes in this one is Iris. Immediately this turn off the “tough guys” because floral fragrances have kind of a wussy connotation to them. Dior Homme Intense is the exception. It has a ridiculously high critic rating which gives anyone looking to give a random fragrance a chance, some confidence they will like it.
Suggestion #3 For The Young Man Under 30
One by Dolce & Gabbana
The One by Dolce & Gabbana is a can’t miss gift for your man if they are under 30. This fragrance is both a fan favorite if you’re a guy or girl because of how light and sweet it smells. Despite the sweetness, it’s also sprinkled with masculinity which makes it an amazing gift.
The One has been one of my favorites for a long time. Although I’m over 30, I still wear this fragrance everywhere including dates with the ol’ lady. For you young pups, you’re gonna like this one because of how light and refreshing it is and it settles close to your skin so your date is going to sneak in close to get a whiff which is what you should be going for.
Here is a sweet video from alpha m. talking about The One. He gives some great advice and tips on how to wear fragrance, but he also throws in an endorsement for The One which is an amazing suggestion.
For The Single Guys / Casual Daters / Or Guys That Just Need A Compliment
Alright so maybe you’re buying a fragrance for a guy that just needs a little help. This guy could be striking out with ladies or maybe just needs an extra glow or compliment to make his day better.
Here are a few good choices for guys that deserve something special for a gift.
Suggestion #1 If you have a few bucks to spend
If you want to receive a compliment by wearing a fragrance, there is only one that is almost a guarantee. Creed Aventus is by far the most liked fragrance you can wear if the people around you are your judges. If you haven’t seen our list of the most complimented fragrances, I suggestion you take a peek to see just how far ahead Aventus is.
The only drawback on Aventus is how expensive it is. If you purchase a 4 0z bottle from an authorized retailer like Creed Boutique or Nordstroms, you’ll pay almost $400 for it. Although hundreds of people say it is definitely worth it, your pocketbook needs to be the judge.
Suggestion #2 La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent
La Nuit by Yves Saint Laurent
La Nuit finds itself on almost every top list Cologne Masters has to offer. It’s a light, friendly, versatile smell that can be worn in almost any situation.
What’s great about La Nuit is that it’s something that is loved by almost anyone that wears it. Also, La Nuit is not all that popular and you won’t see it as a top seller either. This is awesome because you don’t have to worry about smelling like someone else.
High profile critics like Jeremy Fragrance have sung the praise of La Nuit many times along with other big name bloggers (like us). La Nuit is a great gift and unlike Aventus, it can be purchased on a budget.
The Best Fragrance Gift Sets For Men
Instead of purchasing just a single fragrance, a popular trend is to buy a gift set instead. This is actually a pretty gosh dang good idea because you allow the person you’re buying it for to decide which ones they like.
What is a gift set?
For those of you that don’t know what a gift set is, a gift set is a collection of smaller bottles of fragrances. You can think of it like a sampler platter where you get a little bit of everything.
These make great gifts because if the person you’re giving it to doesn’t like a fragrance, chances are they will enjoy at least several from the pack.
Suggestion #1 – Giorgio Armani Gift Set
If the person you’re buying for is new to fragrance or perhaps wants some of the most popular fragrances of all time, a Giorgio Armani gift set is the way to go. Although the bottles a very small, this collection gives you access to some of the most successful fragrances in the last 20 years.
If you’re interested in giving this gift set a shot, click on the picture to get some pricing.
The Ralph Lauren Polo fragrance collection is another win for anyone looking for a nice set of colognes to give as a gift. These bottles and names echo throughout the fragrance community and you’ve probably heard them all before.
Polo Red, Polo Blue, Polo Green, and Polo Black all had their days in the spotlight, and giving them as a gift will guarantee the recipient a new fragrance to enjoy.
You can find these bottles by clicking on the picture.
Suggestion #3 – Kenneth Cole
Kenneth Cole has some nice hit fragrances with Black and Reaction that is included with this gift set. Kenneth Cole isn’t as popular and Polo or Giorgio Armani so if you wanted to give a set that was slightly different from the mainstream stuff, this wouldn’t be so bad.
Benefits of using Perfume
Did you know that there is a Psychological effect when using perfume? Yes, in fact, there is. It always brings positivity for the person. It can make you feel better about yourself, it completes powerful attire, and it enhances your mood.
Smell good- Of course this is the reason why we wear perfume. It is not that we do not smell good but it is to intensify our great smell.
Mood enhancer- we all know wearing perfume and smelling so good automatically enhances our mood. We are happy, we do well at work, and we participate well in our daily activities.
Confidence boost- Self-esteem is important. It is always inviting to have immense confidence. It makes us better as a person and an individual in the society
Good Health is Wealth- We as fragrance users can attest to the fact that our moods are elevated to a happier state when we feel good about ourselves right? This is evidence enough that we will have good health from it. And as the saying goes, Health really is wealth and from being confident, having a good mood and being healthy then we all strive to do our best in order to acquire what we want and need. Wow! Perfume goes a long way!
Did we miss anything?
Have you received a fragrance as a gift that you never heard of and were blown away? We want to know about it! Please leave a comment below so we can get it added to our list.
Things to mention;
Who gave it to you?
When? Christmas? Birthday? Anniversary?
Do you still wear it?
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Well, that’s all we have for today! Good luck gift giving!