Is it just us, or is shopping for Father's Day particularly hard? Either dad already has everything he wants, is unclear about what he wants, or is the type to simply go to the store and pick it up himself, leaving little choice for the rest of us searching for gift options. Your next move? Get thee to a department store. Fragrance is particular is one gift that will keep giving year-round, and is a way to treat dad with something pretty luxurious that he wouldn't normally buy for himself.
Scroll down to see some of our favorite fragrances and gift sets dad will appreciate—because, let's be real, does he actually need another tie?
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1. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme
The aquatic scent he alreadly knows and loves gets a twist of juniper and musk, almost turning up the volume on the classic fragrance.
Dolce & Gabbana | $70
2. Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum Pocket Collection
With four of the brand's greatest hits within reach, he can switch up his signature scent according to his mood.
Comme des Garcons | $187
3. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Collection
Talk about a triple threat—the eau de toilette, aftershave, and shower gel included in this kit are each infused the cedarwood-heavy scent, allowing him to layer as he pleases, or wear each item solo.
Gucci | $91
4. Le Labo Ylang 49 Solid Fragrance
For the no-nonsense kind of guy who can't be bothered with mist-on versions, Le Labo's rich wax holds the same wood, patchouli, and ylang-ylang notes as the original, minus the fussy application. A dab onto each of his pulse points will prove to be more than substantial.
Le Labo | $92
5. D.S. & Durga Burning Barbershop
Drawing inspiration from the Westlake, N.Y. Curling Bros barbershop, which caught fire in 1891, this fragrance toes the line between clean and gritty. It's almost as if his favorite aftershave somehow got charred, with spearmint, vanilla, and lavender elements mingling with smoky wood notes.
DS & Durga | $155
6. Terre d'Hermes Eau de Toilette Gift Set
The bright citrus notes are tempered by heady cedar and pepper notes, which warm up immediately on contact with skin.
Hermes | $105
7. Tom Ford Noir Extreme Gift Set
As its name suggests, Tom Ford's blend of amber, leather, and patchouli is pretty intense, although the aftershave in this set serves as a daytime-friendly option.
Tom Ford | $155
8. Goop Edition 02 Shiso Eau de Parfum
The Japanese shiso leaf and its rich, green aroma is the hero note here, but is complemented by an equal balance of spices and woods.
Goop | $165