The Best Christmas Fragrances for Men

By Luke Chapman - 11 months ago | Updated
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The second the clocks go back, our senses are suddenly alive to all the festive scents that lie ahead. From cinnamon to Christmas trees, chestnuts to cloves, they promise to lead us through the drizzly run-in to December. No sooner has the 26th arrived, however, then all this sense-tickling scent can suddenly become rather overwhelming, not to mention slightly stale.

So all the better that we can unwrap exquisite fragrances on the big day itself, replacing the pervading aroma of burnt turkey with the very choicest aromas. And that goes double for men, who are much less inclined to shake up their signature scent throughout year. For these fortunate guys, it’s Christmas rather than New Year’s that provides the chance to hit reset on their personal vibe, and you – the thoughtful loved one – who possesses the power to bring this change about, with just a few key pointers from us at Cosmetify.

So what are the best Christmas scents for men, exactly?

DIOR SAUVAGE Eau de Toilette

DIOR SAUVAGE Eau de Toilette

A true modern classic, Dior's Sauvage lays out a raw and noble trail that counters the vibrancy of spiced bergamot with amber wood. These elements are pieced together with class and precision, as you might expect from a brand with the resources to send Johnny Depp and a wolf into the desert as part of an advertising campaign.

Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau de Toilette

Paco Rabanne Invictus Eau de Toilette

It may reside within one of the most instantly recognisable perfume flacons out there, but what really distinguishes Paco Rabanne's Invictus Eau de Toilette is the just-so balance of aromatic notes within, which move from grapefruit peel and a marine accord through to ambergris, patchouli and gaïac wood.

Dolce & Gabbana K By Dolce & Gabbana Eau De Parfum Spray

Dolce & Gabbana K By Dolce & Gabbana Eau De Parfum Spray

Give yourself or a loved one the royal treatment with Dolce & Gabbana's K Eau De Parfum Spray. Fusing together the luxe notes of crisp citrus, blood orange, Sicilian lemon, cedarwood and patchouli, it's a fierce, fiery and strong scent that's fit for a king.

Versace Man Mini Gift Set

Versace Man Mini Gift Set

Of course, picking just one fragrance can itself be easier said than done. That’s why a set such as this, curated with the discerning eyes of Versace can offer the perfect solution. An assortment of scents means that the man in question is well-stocked for any season or situation.

VIKTOR&ROLF Spicebomb Eau De Toilette Gift Set

VIKTOR&ROLF Spicebomb Eau De Toilette Gift Set

In a similar vein, this Viktor&Rolf gift set features the brand’s best-loved Spicebomb fragrance and accompanying bath and body products. Brace yourself for strong, warm spices, explosive contrasts and of course, mass seduction.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Aftershave Lotion

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Aftershave Lotion

There aren’t all that many fragrances designed to replicate the aesthetics of a bullion bar, meaning that your attention will surely have been caught by 1 Million’s golden glint on some shopping trip or other. You may, however, be altogether less familiar with the fragrance in its lotion form, which would be a shame given the excellent nurturing properties that complement its iconic scent.

Acqua di Parma Colonia Club Eau de Cologne

Acqua di Parma Colonia Club Eau de Cologne

The understated elegance of the flacon is matched by the unostentatious class of the fragrance within. What truly sets Acqua di Parma’s Colonia scent apart, though, is the fact that it dates back to a creative impulse that first sparked in 1916. Since then, the composition has continued to delight a succession of fragrance lovers and aficionados – and will surely continue to do so this Christmas.

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver Eau De Parfum

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver Eau De Parfum

No-one does luxury fragrances like Tom Ford. The high-end brand offer arguably the finest scents in the industry, and the Grey Vetiver Eau De Parfum is the jewel in their crown.

Sharp, citrus notes mingle with warm, woody accords for a suave and sophisticated finish. Light and fresh, it adds an extra sense of style to any outfit.

Creed Aventus For Him Eau De Parfum

Creed Aventus For Him Eau De Parfum

Treat the special man in your life to the most seductive scent on the market. If you know someone who needs a boost of confidence, Creed Aventus evokes a striking scent that draws compliments from everyone who breathes in the bold and distinct aromas.

This deluxe fragrance is the bestselling in The UK, wowing everyone with its woody scent with sweet vanilla accords. Everyone loves the scent, and you love how you feel when you wear it.

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Eau De Toilette Spray

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Eau De Toilette Spray

You may not have heard of this fragrance before, yet you've undoubtedly smelt it. It's comprised entirely of Iso E Super, the prominent aroma that forms the centre of every male fragrance - yep, that warm, woody scent that lures you in.

Subtle and refined, it's an understated fragrance that's made for a humble and modest man.

Salvatore Ferragamo F By Ferragamo Pour Homme Black Eau De Toilette Spray

Salvatore Ferragamo F By Ferragamo Pour Homme Black Eau De Toilette Spray

This striking scent is made for the man who is confident enough to stand out from the crowd. Salvatore Ferragamo have thrown the fragrance textbook out the window of their laboratory and made a truly unique scent: sweet accords of apple blend with charming lavender aromas for a seductive scent that accompanies a romantic evening.

If you're buying for your boyfriend or husband, this is the fragrance we most strongly recommend, after all, the alluring aroma has something in it for you too.

Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme Eau De Toilette

Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme Eau De Toilette

If there's a man in your life who you think is lacking style in their wardrobe (let's face it, it's usually the dads) then treat them to a touch of class with Gucci's leading fragrance.

Unashamedly masculine yet assuringly sensitive, it's tailored to the modern day man who embraces unrivalled sophistication.

Hermès Terre D'Hermes Eau De Toilette Spray

Hermès Terre D'Hermes Eau De Toilette Spray

Fragrances can be expensive, and we appreciate that not all of you have a spare £150 for a premium fragrance. If you're looking for a more affordable scent, Hermes have created a luxury Eau De Toilette Spray that doesn't break the bank.

It's tailored to men who don't want fanciful flavours or unique aromas, instead it's an earthy, outdoorsy fragrance that complements a rugged look.

Naturally enough, any Christmas gift should come from the heart. But even the heart needs a little direction sometimes, which hopefully our list provides! And, if you're looking for more inspiration, why not check out our list of the best men's grooming gifts for him under £30, or else our edit of the best men's grooming stocking fillers for him?

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Luke Chapman

Written by Luke Chapman

After six years of experience in content writing, Luke followed his passion for male grooming, particularly fragrances, hair styling and natural skin care.

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