23 August 2016


With Father's Day getting closer, today I've got a few more great gift ideas to share, and today its all about fragrances.

L-R: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue, Calvin Klein CK2, Davidoff Horizon,
Calvin Klein Obsession Summer -
 oh, and my 3yo's spaceman that he insisted was included in the photo :-)

Let's start with the New Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Parfum. My husband has been a huge fan of the original Polo Blue, so this newer and stronger version was immediately a hit with him. The fragrance has the spirit of a heroic adventurer and the seductive power of a Regatta champion in mind, as he leads his comrades to a glorious victory, while taking the classic Polo scent to a 'deeper, more sophisticated intensity.”

The new Polo Blue contains;

Top Notes: Bergamot, Cardamom, Marine accord
Middle Notes: Blue Orris Accord, Basil Verbena, Clary Sage
Base Notes: Vetiver, Suede Accord, Patchouli, Vibrant Woods

The fragrance has a sparkling freshness thanks to the marine accords, yet also has an intense woodiness due to the vibrant woods and vetiver. The fragrance comes in a simplistic and sleek cobalt-blue, flask-shaped glass bottle, with chrome edging. My husband is saying that he likes that it is more intense than the original, and it has longer staying power so it lasts lasting all day. He also likes the fresh fruitiness that is not overbearing, perfect timing in the lead up to summer. A newfound favourite.

Next is the Calvin Klein CK2 Eau de Toilette, which is actually a unisex scent, so giving this to your other half, means that you can pinch a squirt here and there, which is huge bonus, LOL.

This fragrance contains;

Top Notes; Wasabi, mandarin, pear and violet leaf.
Middle Notes: Pebbles, orris root, rose absolue, peony, and hedione
Base Notes: Vevetier, sandalwood, incense, and white musk

This is a much lighter scent, and it is a fresh and citrusy aqua scent, and it is a simple, yet lovely scent. It comes in unique minimalistic cylinder glass bottle that can sit on the square cap to keep the bottle upside down. Because it is light, the wear is not as long, but it is perfect for those casual days where you just want a light scent.

Then there's Calvin Klein Obsession Summer Eau de Toilette. Both my husband and I have always been huge fans of Calvin Klein fragrances, including the original Obsession, which however is a very heavy scent and best kept for winter - and it is no secret that I personally am a fan of lighter scents, so excited about the newly launched Obsession Summer. This scent has been described as evocative, fluid and pure, where “Passion is awakened at the height of the summer heat. Sensuality becomes fluid like the cool breeze of azure waters". It contains artemisia, blue sage and cedar and it is a fresh airy aqua scent, which again is perfect for a hot summers day. My husband has really taken to this one too, saying it is a refreshing change to the heavy original Obsession, and he likes the lightness, yet that it is still masculine and slightly woody too.

Because of the freshness of this scent, it also means that it does seem to fade a little quicker, although still lasting through the day, only it is quite faint on the skin by the end of the day.

The Obsession Summer comes in a stunning clear aqua blue bottle with a darker turquoise lid, which instantly reminds you of an azure blue ocean.

Finally, the Davidoff Horizon Eau de Toilette, which is a new fragrance that symbolises the connection between earth and air and draws inspiration from the forces of nature, representing freedom, adventure and exploration. "Here he is, far from the beaten track. Before him mountains stretch out in an endless landscape that touches the sky".

It contains among others:

Top Notes: Grapefruit, rosemary, mandarin, ginger
Middle Notes: Patchouli, cedar, nutmeg, pepper, sesame,
Base Notes: Vevetier, cacao pod

This is a warm woody, spicy and aromatic scent thanks to the cedar, pepper, and spices, so it is very "manly' yet it also has a touch of an energetic freshness thanks to the grapefruit and mandarin, which also means that it doesn't come across as being too heavy or overpowering. It also has a very good wear, lasting from early morning until bedtime, without the need to reapply.

So there you go, a selection of scents perfect as Father's Day gift, and there's something for every taste, light or heavy, woody, spicy or fresh, or even one you can use too!

Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Parfum - RRP: $139 / 125ml, $109 / 75ml
Calvin Klein CK2 Eau de Toilette - RRP: $99 / 100ml, $79 / 50ml
Calvin Klein Obsession Summer Eau de Toilette - RRP: $49 / 125ml
Davidoff Horizon EDT - RRP: $80 / 75ml

All available from Myer, David Jones and select pharmacies

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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