Fathers Day Gift Ideas | 10 Best Aftershaves For Dads

Finding the right gift for a man who already has everything can be difficult. They often know what they like, making it challenging to find something special.

This year, try something a little left field. Skip on the gifts he will be expecting and has received for years and introduce him to something he doesn’t yet know that he loves. 

Aftershave is personal, but you can reduce risks and find a scent he'll love for years to come. Here, we will explore these gift-giving tips and offer you insight into the most popular male fragrances of the moment. Giving you all the tools to pick out the perfect Father’s Day gift for your Dad.

Father’s Day Gift Giving Tips

  1. Base your selection on his tastes. Knowing what scents he likes can help you choose the right aftershave for him. Whether it’s the warm notes of coffee, leather and whisky or the fresh burst of citrus fruits on a sea breeze. You can find every note in countless combinations if you have the time to look.
  2. Another option, less research-intensive, is to ask the person your father wants to impress the most. Then buy what they love to smell on a man. You are then buying your dad the gift of attention and compliments from his significant other.
  3. A simple and safer alternative is to find a modern take on an aftershave you know he already loves. Identify the fragrance family of his current signature scent then use that to filter through the options until you find one that ticks all the boxes.

Most Popular Aftershaves for Father’s Day

If you need more ideas, check out our list of the most popular fragrances bought for Father's Day.


Hugo Boss Boss Orange Man

Boss Orange Man

Despite the name, it does NOT contain notes of oranges. Instead, it opens with a fresh and sophisticated burst of apple and coriander. Followed by spicy mid-notes of incense and pepper which dry down to a warm woody and vanilla base. Playful yet classy, not overpowering but a great everyday fragrance for your dad.


Tom Ford Noir

Tom Ford Noir

Sure, Tom Ford Aftershaves are on the expensive side but many would say they are worth every penny. In this case, we would have to agree. This aromatic eau de parfum for men is one of Tom Ford’s own favourites. A warm, elegant, and sophisticated aroma that screams confidence.


Paco Rabanne Invictus


Unlike the previous spicy, aromatic fragrances above, Invictus Aftershave by Paco Rabanne is a beautifully fresh marine scent. More of a youthful daytime fragrance best worn during the warmer months but its sweet freshness will certainly appeal to the masses.


Creed Aventus

Creed Aventus

Another fragrance from the top end of the price spectrum. Creed aftershave has almost a cult following and Aventus leads the charge. Inspired by Emperor Napoleon and his dramatic life of war, peace and romance. This is a fresh, fruity masculine fragrance with a warm, smoky smooth undertone.


Mont Blanc Explorer Ultra Blue

Explorer Ultra Blue

Another fresh marine fragrance joins our Father’s Day list with this 'Ultra Blue' adaptation of the famous Mont Blanc Explorer aftershave. Opening with Exotic fruits, Pink Pepper and Bergamot. Before revealing marine notes, patchouli and leather.


Prada Luna Rossa Carbon

Prada Luna Rossa Carbon

This smooth, well-balanced Prada aftershave contains notes that wouldn't typically catch many people’s attention, such as water, coal and ambroxan. However, when mixed with the bergamot, pepper, lavender and patchouli it creates a masterfully masculine yet beautifully intoxicating aroma. 


Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue

Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue

Since its launch in 2016, this Versace aftershave has surged in popularity. Its clean, fresh opening dries down to a wholesomely warm and spicy base. Another great fair weather fragrance suitable for every occasion.


Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Extreme

Bad Boy Extreme

In contrast to most other fragrances on this list, this Extreme version of the Bad Boy aftershave by Carolina Herrera is for those unapologetically bold fathers out there.

It's powerful, rich and complex yet completely intoxicating. Not for the faint-hearted, Bad Boy Extreme is a fragrance for date nights or special occasions. It’s sophisticated yet untameable, seductive yet polarizing. Just like its lightning bottle design. 


Paco Rabanne 1 Million

1 Million

Said to represent the power, wealth and durability of gold. Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million aftershave is award-winning for good reason. Its delicious opening burst of mandarin, grapefruit and mint melts into a spicy heart of cinnamon and rose. Followed by a seductively warm base of amber, leather, woods and patchouli.


Dolce & Gabbana K


If your dad is the king of his castle, he'll find this fancy bottle design very apt. But it's not just the looks he'll like, it's what's inside that counts. D&G created a beautifully unique fragrance with K that hints at vintage masculine aftershaves from the 80’s but with a modern freshness and complexity.

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