Father’s Day Fragrance Gift Guide

I love giving fragrance as a gift, so I think it is the perfect Father’s Day present for fathers, husbands, etc.

Below are fabulous picks for all price ranges and tastes — read on to find the perfect fragrance for that special man in your life!

Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani
Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani ($71.99 USD) — The blend of sea notes, lime, lemon, and orange shine through from the very first spray till the end. It is at the base where the white musk develops, making for the perfect daytime cologne.

Purchase at FragranceNet.com.

Stetson Caliber
Stetson Caliber

Stetson Caliber ($19 USD) — Perfect for the traditional dad at heart, who brings passion, integrity and a strong sense of commitment to everything he does. The fragrance opens with notes of sparkling lime and black pepper. The warm heart of the scent contains nutmeg and violet leaf. The earthy oak moss adds depth of character, while the true star is the woody red sequoia note. Embodying the subtle vigor and fervor of the modern cowboy, the Red Sequoia tree gives the fragrance a sexy, masculine finish.

Available at mass market retailers.

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Edition
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Edition

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Edition ($44.99 USD) — Classy and outgoing, this cologne features a fresh blend of grapefruit, rosemary, Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang.

Available at FragranceNet.com.

L'Occitane Cade Eau de Toilette
L’Occitane Cade Eau de Toilette

L’Occitane Cade Eau de Toilette ($58 USD, 3.4 fl. oz.) — The Cade Eau de Toilette is a spicy, woody fragrance that evokes the dry wood, red soil and hot stones found in the sunny Garrigue landscape of southern France. Top notes of bergamot lead to a generous heart of cedar wood and pink pepper. A base of cade wood and citrus linger on the skin throughout the day. Enriched with essential oils of cade wood and pink pepper, this eau de toilette complements all of the products in the Cade collection, emblematic of L’Occitane.

This product recently won a prestigious CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) award. The CEW is a nonprofit professional organization with more than 8,000 executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance and related industries– presented its annual Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards recently, the only beauty award voted on by industry experts.

Available at usa.loccitane.com

Paco Rabanne Invictus
Paco Rabanne Invictus

Paco Rabanne Invictus ($82.99 USD) — is the fragrance of a champion. This aquatic, woody fragrance blends the excitement of sport with dreamlike elements that celebrate victory and power.

Purchase at FragranceNet.com.

Father’s Day Gift Giving Guide

I know that this is a bit last minute, but I have great ideas for Father’s Day gifts! It is always so close to my birthday, that I have to take a minute to think of the men in my life and not myself for a minute! LOL!

The gifts below are perfect for any special man.  From great food to sexy cologne to skincare products…there is something perfect for that guy!

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Give Dad the gift of gourmet goodies!  Mantry ($75) is the definitive destination for modern men looking to discover American artisan food and how to cook and entertain with it, Mantry is an engaging food lifestyle resource. With an exacting filter and relevant voice that aims to inform and inspire, Mantry delivers remarkable products, stories and food experiences today’s man can appreciate, enjoy and share.

It arrives in their signature wooden crate and with a colored menu describing all the treats inside.  Visit http://www.mantry.com to order.

And…I will be receiving a Mantry to review soon!  I will let you know how fabulous it is and I may even share it with my hubby!

emerginC men’s skin care
emerginC men’s skin care

emerginC men’s skin care — Upgrade dad’s skin care routine with advanced, cutting-edge products specifically tailored for men.

liquid gel cleanser for men – Formulated with hops, because of its antiseptic properties, and pine, for its refreshing, stimulating essential oil, this lemongrass-scented oil cleanser gently removes excess oil and dirt without over drying.

post-shave reinforcer for men – This lightweight, fresh-scented facial balm is designed to improve moisture balance, tone and texture.  Made with soothing ingredients like aloe vera, sweet almond oil and olive oil, the post-shave reinforcer for men is a gentle yet effective treatment.

Now through Father’s Day receive a free liquid gel cleanser ($35 value) with the purchase of a post-shave reinforcer ($47). To redeem, simply type DAD into the customer notes section when checking out.

Available online via www.emerginc.com

Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf
Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf

Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf ($49.75 for 1.7 fl. oz on sale) — Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf is a striking fragrance with a wealth of addictive notes including chilli and saffron combined with leather, tobacco, vetiver and pink pepper. Encased in a hand grenade shaped bottle this spicy, woody and oriental scent is highly seductive and explosive.

Available at http://www.fragrancenet.com

L'Occitane Cade Eau de Toilette
L’Occitane Cade Eau de Toilette

L’Occitane Cade Eau de Toilette ($55 for 3.4 fl. oz.) — a spicy, woody fragrance that evokes the dry wood, red soil and hot stones found in the sunny Garrigue landscape of southern France. Top notes of bergamot lead to a generous heart of cedar wood and pink pepper. A base of cade wood and citrus linger on the skin throughout the day. Enriched with essential oils of  cade wood and pink pepper, this eau de toilette complements all of the products in the Cade collection, emblematic of L’Occitane.

Available at usa.loccitane.com.

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a last-minute gift for Dad? Get him something that will make him smell, feel or look fantastic with one of these great beauty gift ideas:

L’Occitane Verdon Adventurer Set ($55.00 USD) — The L’Occitane Verdon range is inspired by the refreshing waters and rocky gorges of the Verdon Valley in Haute Provence. This bold set includes the Verdon Pure Face Wash, Outdoor Moisturizer SPF 30, Energy Roll-On and Fresh Shower Water – it’s sure to inspire your dad’s dynamic disposition. Purchase at http://www.usa.loccitane.com

Let Dad unwind with the TOCCA candle in 007 ($38.00 USD). The rich leathery aroma is based on the distinctive combination of the interior of an Aston Martin and a dry Martini, in the “Bond-esque” tradition. You can find this at http://www.tocca.com/store or Sephora stores near you.

A woody-spicy, fresh and masculine fragrance, McGraw by Tim McGraw opens with a bright note of Bergamot that blends with spicy and sweet notes of freshly grated Nutmeg for a vibrant and exhilarating experience. The heart is lush, rich and crisp with Lavender wrapped in earthen Moss. It finishes with soulful and sensual notes of Amber, Patchouli and Sandalwood blended with a touch of aged Whisky—perfect for the classic man. Available at most drugstores and mass retailers

Price Range: 0.5 fl oz ($18); 1.0 fl oz ($24.50); 1.7 fl oz ($31.50)

Whether he enjoys playing sports or is traveling on business, the Gray Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System ($149.00 USD) fits easily inside any gym or carry-on bag. It will also leave him with the smoothest shave! The Mia uses gentle oscillation to clear pores and cleanses so effectively that shavings products absorb better into the skin. Participants in a Clarisonic clinical study reported a closer shave, increased comfort, reduction in irritation and fewer razor bumps. He will wonder how he lived without it!

Availability:Nordstrom

Hope your Dad, husband and/or all of the other awesome dads in your life enjoy the day!

Father’s Day Grooming Gift Guide

Looking for grooming ideas for your dad or your man this Father’s Day? I have some good ones here that will make the men in your life look and smell their best!

Liz Earle New Men’s Travel Kit ($66.50 USD) – This five piece  kit is perfect for travel and trips to the gym to keep him clean and smooth. It arrives in a hanging wash bag, which is perfect for the shower! These products are fantastic, they clean the face and body and theirs a great moisturizer for after shaving. The kit contains:

  • Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 0.5 fl. oz
  • After-Shaving Moisturiser 1.6 fl. oz
  • Face & Body Wash 3.3 fl. oz
  • Face Scrub 1 fl. oz
  • 1 pure muslin cloth
  • Hanging wash bag (bag dimensions: 16cm x 23cm x 7cm)

You can purchase this kit and others at www.us.lizearle.com

Guys love trying new razors — getting the closest shave possible is key. The new Gillette Fusion ProGlide ($10.99 — $12.99) shaving system is a significant advancement in shaving  performance and comfort. It contains: Low Cutting Force Blades with thinner, finer blades and advanced low-resistance coating, enabling the blades to cut effortlessly through hair with less tug and pull; a Blade Stabilizer to maintain optimal blade spacing for comfort, while allowing the blades to adjust to the contours of a man’s face; a streamlined Snowplow Comfort Guard which channels excess shave, prep to help maintain optimal blade contact, stretching the skin for a close, comfortable shave; an Enhanced Lubrastrip™ larger than before, infused with mineral oil and lubricating polymers, enabling the razor to move smoothly over skin even on repeat strokes and An improved Precision Trimmer, including an enhanced blade, a comb guard to better align long hairs and new rinse-through slots. 

Gillette Fusion ProGlide is available in both Power and Manual. Learn more at www.gillette.com

Jack Black All Over Wash for Face, Hair, and Body with Wheat Protein and Panthenol ($14.00 for 6 oz, $8.50 for 3 oz). This is one of many great Jack Black products for face, body and hair, including great travel kits. This is the ultimate guy product–one product that does the job of three. Mild cleansers are pH balanced and gentle enough for face, hair and body. They work to get the rid of dirt and sweat without stripping skin and hair of essential moisture that keeps them looking healthy. Provides loads of thick, rich lather while special botanicals give a fresh scent without being too fragranced or heavy. This wash is paraben-free, sulfate-free, vegan and contains certified organic ingredients. It contains:

  • Panthenol to condition and moisturize skin.
  • Wheat Protein to strengthen hair.
  • Certified Organic Olive Fruit Extract acts as an antioxidant
  • Certified Organic Sea Kelp Extract normalizes the skin’s moisture content.
  • Visit www.getjackblack.com to learn more and to purchase.