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When it comes to choosing a gift for those closest to us, there’s a reason fragrance is still a classic choice. Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses we possess, and the merest hint of something familiar can trigger a special memory or wonderful moment in our lives that we treasure forever. The reason for this is simple. It’s because there is a direct scientifically proven link in our brains between memory and smell.
The fragrance you choose for someone tells them something about what they mean to you and how you see them. You’re saying: ‘I think this encapsulates you’. We’ve put together 21 fabulous fragrances you can’t go wrong with. Start here…

K by Dolce&Gabbana

An charismatic combination of citrus freshness, aromatic herbs and a woody, masculine base.

50ml EDT R1,165.00 and 100ml EDT R1,615.00

John Varvatos Oud Parfum Spray

An opulent blend of oud wood and oils and Middle Eastern aromas evoking a woody oriental scent.

125ml EDP R1,999.00

Yves Saint Laurent, Y Man Eau de Parfum

Zingy top notes of bergamot and ginger combine with masculine, woody base notes to create this mesmersing juice.

60ml EDP R1,420.00 and 100ml EDP R1,860.00

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Nightvision

Fiery black spices and green freshness combine to create a seductive oriental after-dark scent.

90ml EDP R1,650.00

Armani, Acqua Di Gio Homme Absolu

A powerful and sophisticated alliance of woody notes softened by a fresh aquatic signature.

75ml EDP R1,520.00 and 125ml EDP R1,900.00

Jimmy Choo Man Blue

Aromatically fresh on the surface yet resolutely masculine with hidden earthy depths.

100ml EDT R1,295.00

Guess 1981 LA for Him

Fresh and aromatic, vibrant and laid-back it’s great for long summer days and evenings.

75ml EDP R1,520.00 and 125ml EDP R1,900.00

Diesel, Spirit Of The Brave

Co-created by Neymar it’s a fragrance that rewrites the codes of masculinity with playfulness and sophistication.

75ml EDT R1,070.00

Dunhill Icon Eau de Parfum

Centered around woody and spicy notes this robust masculine scent transitions easily from day to night.

50ml EDP R1,110.00

Aramis Eau de Toilette Natural Spray

With its warm, woody and leathery character it’s as popular today as it was fifty plus years ago.

110ml EDT R1,295.00

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme

A powerful mix of excitement, allure and sensuality with dry and woody undertones.

EDT 50ml R1,235.00 and 90ml R1,665.00

Kenneth Cole For Him

A modern and magnetic fragrance boasting unique ‘sea-stone’ accord fused with masculine woody notes.

100ml EDT R1,245.00

Paco Rabanne Pure XS Night Eau de Parfum

Tantalises the senses with a potent and seductive blend of ginger, vanilla and myrrh.

50ml EDP R1,205.00 and 100ml EDP R1,585.00

Montblanc Explorer Eau de Parfum

A modern and alluring woody, aromatic and leathery concoction for every adventure.

60ml EDP R1,010.00 and 100ml EDP R1395.00

Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum Spray

A sensual blend of citrus and pineapple fused with cedar and sandalwood that lingers sensually on the skin.

50ml EDP R1,700.00 and 100ml R2,385.00

Issey Miyake Nuit d ‘Issey Parfum

Magnetic and mysterious, spicy, leathery and sensual make it the consummate after-dark choice.

75ml EDP R1,235.00 and 100ml EDP R1,500.00

Bvlgari Man Wood Essence Neroli

Top notes of neroli and bergamot flow through the Cedar wood heart to release a dazzling aroma.

60ml EDT R1260.00 and 100ml EDT R1680.00

Mr. Burberry Indigo

Lemon and rosemary mingle with mint while amber and oak moss add warmth and depth to the composition.

50ml EDT R1295.00and 100ml EDT R 1755.00

Terre D’ Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver

Light, fresh and sophisticated it can be worn with ease and confidence, day or night.

50ml EDP R1430.00 and 100ml EDP R1935.00


Modern and fruity with hints of juicy blackcurrant expertly blended with sensual white apple and pineapple.

100ml EDT R5575.00

Coach Man

An aromatic, woody scent that evokes the energy and spontaneity of an urban lifestyle.

60ml EDT R945.00 and 100ml EDT R1245.00



Editor | Neil Doveton
Photographer | Ian Engelbrecht / One League
Designer | De Wet van Rensburg / glitch.capetown

*Prices and product availability are subject to change