These Are The Top 7 Perfumes For The Man In Your Life

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Zinhlezonke Zikalala |

Gifting someone with perfume is a personal thing. It’s the start of new memories that will rekindle flashbacks in the future – good or bad – that will forever remind the person of you.

Choosing which fragrance to buy shouldn’t be difficult, considering you don’t have to worry about sizes or fit. But nailing the right vibe for your gift does take a bit of sniffing (and time). That’s why we’ve narrowed down a few really cool one’s you should check out.

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Boss The Scent Parfum LTD Edition (R1 660)

Unlike any other scent, this one’s quite exclusive (limited edition) and comes with a mega dose of seduction. Perfectly suitable for the stylish bae, it’s a combination of two raw materials, orris concrete and patchouli heart, that were added to emphasise the darker (read: sexier) facets of the maninka fruit.

Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme (R1 675)

How liberated is your guy? Gucci has recently introduced a perfume that is a serious declaration of self-expression. One spritz of that woody scent will ensure he stands out from the crowd – because you know he wants to. Wink. It’s Available at

CK Obsessed For Men (R1 225)

Does your dude like to mess with the status quo every now and again? Bit of a rebel? Addictive and disruptive, the power of this fragrance lies in the black vanilla infusion of the original Obsession. It retains that oriental link to the original scent, but it’s elevated with fresh cedar leaves and resinous amber. Available at

Davidoff Cool Water Man (R1 195)

This one’s for the guy who loves being outdoors. Think: Strength, vitality – and a surfboard! Davidoff Cool Water is a legit passport to freshness. The combo of force and intensity comes through in heart notes of spicy coriander, jasmine, oak moss, geranium and sandalwood, finished off with amber and musk. Available at

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Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Lui Magnetic (R1 180)

Is your man a bit of a charmer? Then the new Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Magentic is perfect for him. With fruity notes of wormwood, juniper, bamboo and amber, it’s the epitome of charm and elegance. Available at 

Hugo Man Extreme (R1 215)

Just love how masculine your guy is? This fragrance will ensure he keeps you weak at the knees with an intoxicating blend of lavender, sage and geranium, combined with aromatic cedar wood and fir resin. The top note is based on green apple, so it’s oh so fresh! Available at 

Roberto Cavalli Uomo (R1 295)

Bold, but still uber-sophisticated? This fragrance, with its exclusive aromatic oriental touch, is both – so it’s perfect for your boardroom-dominating guy. Available at

Looking for more? Find your ‘perfect perfume’ gift guide, according to personality type. It’ll make gifting a fragrance so much easier…

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