Best men’s fragrance gift sets
It’s no surprise to learn that upwards of 50% of all men’s fragrances are sold during the months of November and December. Buying a cologne or fragrance is a tradition for many Canadians. And the holiday fragrance gift sets offer some of the best values of the year. For a little more than the price of a single bottle of fragrance you can get one or two ancillary products like a shower gel, after shave balm or travel spray. The fact that they come in beautifully designed gift boxes is an added bonus.
We’ve handpicked some of our very favourites of 2021. They are guaranteed to bring joy and smiles.
Versace Eros EDT gift set
Eau de toilette, 100 ml; after shave balm, 75 ml; deodorant stick, 75 ml; eau de toilette, 10 ml
Retail price: $116 Value of: $227
This fresh, citrus-woody scent for him was created by master perfumer Aurelien Guichard who skillfully blends energizing mint oil, tart green apple and juicy Italian lemon with geranium flower, smooth woods and a hint of vanilla to warm the blend. It’s a global top 10 selling scent.
Moschino Toy Boy
Eau de parfum, 100 ml; shower gel, 100 ml; after shave balm, 100 ml; eau de parfum, 10 ml
Retail price: $120 Value of: $239
Toy Boy is a rich spicy-amber scent for him with a woody character. It blends fresh bergamot citrus with Indonesian nutmeg, clove, rose and vetiver. It is ideal for colder months.
Missoni Pour Homme
Eau de parfum, 100 ml; eau de parfum, 30 ml
Retail price: $108 Value of: $138
Missoni Pour Homme is a woody-aromatic fragrance for him that blends notes of grapefruit, lemon, lavender, ginger, apple, jasmine, birch, oak, sandalwood, musk and patchouli. It has a fresh masculine character.
Montblanc Legend Eau de Toilette
Eau de toilette, 100 ml; shower gel, 100 ml; after shave balm, 100 ml
Retail price: $112 Value of: $201
Montblanc Legend Eau de Toilette is an aromatic-fougere fragrance for him composed by renowned perfumer Olivier Pescheux. He creates a rich and complex scent by handpicking ingredients such as lemon verbena, red apple, pineapple and geranium. It’s a scent with character that changes as it dries down on skin and slowly reveals its notes
Jimmy Choo Man
Eau de toilette,100 ml; after shave balm, 100 ml; eau de toilette 7.5 ml
Retail price: $112 Value of: $155
Jimmy Choo Man is a fruity-aromatic fragrance for him. Perfumer Ann Flipo blends notes of honeydew melon, pineapple leaf, and pink pepper with lavender and patchouli. She slyly adds in a hint of suede to give it an added smoothness. It’s modern and stylish.
Coach for Men
Eau de toilette, 100 ml; shower gel, 100 ml; eau de toilette, 7.5 ml
Retail price: $112 Value of: $140
Coach Men is a woody-aromatic fragrance for him the pairs notes of suede, Haitian vetiver and coriander with lavender and pear. The addition of a kumquat note adds a burst of freshness. The composition was created by perfumers Anne Flipo and Bruno Jovanovic
Bvlgari Man in Black
Eau de parfum, 100 ml; eau de parfum 15 ml
Retail price: $140 Value of: $185
This is a masculine spicy-woody scent for him created by perfumer Alberto Morillas who blends rum and spices with iris and tuberose floral notes. He then layers on leather, warm tonka bean (smells like vanilla) and a refined guaiac wood note. It’s refined and confident.
Versace deluxe miniatures for him
Eau fraiche, 5 ml; Dylan blue, 5 ml; eros pour homme, 5 ml; eros flame, 5ml
Retail price: $49 Value of: $58
Discover the world of Versace’s men’s fragrances with this deluxe discovery kit. From fresh and uplifting to sexy – there is a fragrance for every man’s mood.
Each of these men’s fragrance gift sets is available at thebay.com and at Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada.