Father's Day Gift Idea: Unisex Fragrances Dad Won't Mind Using
Aesop Rozu Eau De Parfum, $235, www.aesop.com
A rose-inspired scent isn’t really the first idea that will come to mind when looking for a unisex fragrance but the Aussie brand did just that for its first unisex fragrance. Inspired by the life and travels of legendary French architect and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand, the fragrance contains key notes of rose. It is also infused with vetiver extract and patchouli for an earthy punch while guaiac wood adds hints of spicy woodiness to create a floral fragrance that’s neither too sweet nor delicate.
Byredo Black Saffron Eau de Parfum, $232, www.escentials.com
For those who appreciate woody, leather and fruity scents, this is one to keep tabs on. It features notes of chinese grapefruit, juniper berries and saffron for a refreshing fruity punch while notes of leather and cashmere give it a more mysterious and sexy appeal. Our suggestion: Spritz this on for a date night.
CK Everyone, $129, www.robinsons.com.sg
The CK One fragrance from the ’90s has always been known to be a trailblazer in the scene for being a unisex perfume before gender-neutral even became a catchphrase. Now almost three decades on, the brand has reinvented its iconic fragrance. This new concoction boasts zesty organic orange oil with blue tea accord and a vibrant cedarwood base for a fresh, citrus, and aquatic scent that is easily wearable by anyone. Plus, its transparent glass bottle is made from recyclable materials with an aim to reduce unnecessary wastage.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Gentle Fluidity Silver Eau De Parfum, $170, www.tangs.com
Meet the fragrance with the perfect balance of ying and yang. As its name suggests, this perfume offers a duality of scent profiles with its interesting combination of juniper berries, nutmeg, coriander, musks, ambery woods and vanilla. The fragrance opens with a dominant spicy scent of nutmeg and ambery woods, and overtime, eases into a fresh, delicate scent that will be appealing to guys too.
Louis Vuitton Le Jour Se Leve, $370, ap.louisvuitton.com
This is a type of scent that’ll pique any men or women’s interest with its refreshing olfactory profile. The crisp, citrus and summery fragrance is a great perk-me-up thanks to its zingy blend of mandarin, jasmine sambac, bergamot, and magnolia petals. The subtle masculine touch here is the inclusion of incense and musk accords for a slightly spicier take on your regular citrus scent.
Amouroud Oud Du Jour Eau de Parfum, $300, www.escentials.com
One of the more popular picks from the niche fragrance brand, this subtle and summer-perfect perfume will appeal to those who dig fresh, clean and slightly fruity scents. This is made with a cocktail of rich ingredients such as black amber, Persian saffron and wild raspberry, which will appeal to both men and women who are used to wearing deep woody scents – its key ingredient, the luxurious oud oil gives this fragrance a slightly richer, deeper and more intense appeal.
Boucheron Neroli d'Ispahan Eau de Parfum, $310, www.escentials.com
Inspired by the historic Iranian city of Isfahan which is known for its Persian architecture (think mosaic tiles and calligraphy), this aromatic fragrance by the French jeweller boasts musky and spicy scents with top notes of ginger and cardamom. Middle notes of neroli and pink pepper make for a faint floral freshness layered with a smoky undertone. With its beguiling combination of spicy, intense and slightly sweeter notes, it is no wonder both women and men opt for this EDP.
Memo Paris Eau de Memo Eau de Parfum, $355, www.robinsons.com.sg
This gender-neutral fragrance is a contender for our favourite fresh and citrusy scent, with its sparkling top notes of lemon, green tea and bergamot. Meanwhile, its base notes of white musk, leather and moss give the scent a more rugged appeal that will speak to the boys.