Father’s Day Favorites for 2018: 7 Colognes with an Italian flair

It’s that time of year again where we show appreciation for all the dads in our lives. Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 17 and it’s time to up Dad’s fragrance game with these 7 colognes. Pick your favorite and if you’re a father, pass this article to your loved ones. All the colognes in this list are by Italian designers or have an Italian theme to them.

The first fragrance on the list is from Dolce and Gabbana. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are Italian fashion designers with a full line of perfumes and colognes that evoke the spirit of Italy. Our pick for Dad is Velvet Desert Oud which is classified as a woody spice cologne described as being “warm, smoky and enveloping”. Top notes include incense, dark wood and deep amber. This fragrance is for dads that like an intense, powerful scent.

Dolce and Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud

 

 

Keeping with the Italian inspiration theme, another popular scent is Neroli Portofino Acqua by Tom Ford. This is a lighter scent with notes of Tunisian neroli, Italian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, yellow mandarin and lavender. The bottle color is reminiscent of the Italian Riviera and is a perfect scent for summer.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua

 

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Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme

We can’t take a trip to Italy without featuring one of the best known Italian designers: Gucci. Another classic cologne from the house of Gucci is simply called “Gucci”. The bottle alone is a sleek work of art and the fragrance inside is a unique blend with top notes of bergamont and violet, heart notes of leather, black pepper, amber and base notes of patchouli, cedarwood and amyris.

 

Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme

 

 

 

Acqua Essenziale by Salvatore Ferragamo

If the dad in your life enjoys contemporary, fresh scents, this next cologne by Salvatore Ferragamo might be a winner. The scent, called Acqua Essenziale, is described as combining “airy and Mediterranean notes with woody accords”. Top notes include mint and lemon leaf while the heart and base notes include geranium, rosemary, patchouli and vertiver. This is a clean, summer scent reminiscent of a summer ocean breeze. For more info on the notes in a fragrance, see this post.

Acqua Essenziale by Salvatore Ferragamo

 

 

Prada Amber Pour Homme

Prada is another classic Italian brand with popular scents for men. Our pick for Dad is Prada Amber Pour Homme described as “a rich complex amber intermingling with the clean, fresh scent of barber’s soap”. Now, don’t be alarmed. We know you don’t want the men in your life smelling like soap…but believe us, this isn’t your run of the mill supermarket soap. Prada Amber includes oils from around the world: Bergamot and Mandarin oils from Italy, cardamom oil from Guatemala, neroli oil from Tunisia, sandalwood from India plus a unique blend of patchouli leaves from Indonesia, Tonka bean, vanilla, geranium from Africa, vetiver, orange blossom, myrrh, saffron from Spain, and suede.

Prada Amber Pour Homme

Prada Amber Cologne

 

 

Giorgio Armani is known worldwide as a classic Italian designer and they offer a variety of fragrances with different notes and personalities. Armani Code is described as their first Oriental scent and is for the mysterious, modern man. With notes of citron and bergamot, Tonka bean and olive tree blossom, it’s endorsed by Hollywood leading man Chris Pine.

Giorgio Armani Code

 

 

BLV Por Homme

BLV Por Homme is a woody, spicy fragrance by Bvlgari that is described as “fresh, lush and dazzling” with top notes of cardamom and sandalwood, heart notes of juniper berries and ginger following with base notes of Ginkgo leaves, gray teak and tobacco flower. There is a spice element in each note of this cologne meaning this fragrance is for men that like a strong, lingering scent. This is a scent well suited for autumn and winter.

BLV Por Homme

 

 

We hope you find something on the list for yourself or the special man in your life. Happy Father’s Day to all the men who are lucky enough to be called Dad!