Top 10: Christmas Fragrances for Men


We all leave Christmas shopping until the very last minute. Well, I know I do. With that, we thought we’d put together a list of my top 10 fragrances for men that are both affordable and smell incredible. If you’re looking for something different, we highly recommend a oud (wood) scented fragrance.

So, whether you’re out to buy a last minute Christmas gift for your father, partner, friend or even for yourself, here is a list that’ll make your life a lot easier:

1. Trussardi Black Extreme ($80 BUY)


Trussardi Black Extreme is a new fragrance for the successful modern man seeking strong sensations. All the core values of the Trussardi brand are found within this fragrance. Strong and distinct, it entices and conquers as a new olfactory weapon of seduction.

2. Versace Pour Homme (Aud – $50 BUY / Dxb – 131AEDBUY)


One of my new favourite, Versace’s new fragrance Pour Homme will become your everyday scent. It’s you typical masculine fragrance helping gentleman communicate their forceful and passionat character.

3. Angel Schlesser Oriental Soul (Aud – $50 BUY / Dxb – 168AEDBUY)


For some reason, I absolutely love the trend of oud (wood) scent happening right now. It’s different, unique and lasting. A brand known for their distinctive scents is Angel Schlesser. So if you’re after a stricing oud scene, you definitely try the Oriental Soul.

4. Hugo Boss BOTTLED – Collector’s Edition ($75 BUY)


Guiding men for almost 15 years and counting, the BOSS BOTTLED fragrance is a beautiful scent. With a Collector’s Edition bottle launched not long ago, it’s a great Christmas gift. Everyone loves a solid Hugo Boss’ frangrance.

5. DSQUARED² Intense He Wood ($95 BUY)


Another oud (wood) scent, the DSQUARED² Intense He Wood is a strong one. Just as its name states, this fragrance is long lasting, masculine as hell and grows onto you after a while. Takes around ten minutes for its nature scent to come through and you’ll be surprised at how nice it is, I can assure you that.

6. Dunhill Desire Black (Aud – $50 BUY / Dxb – 165AEDBUY)


In a world ruled by passion, dunhill’s latest fragrance, Desire Black for men, arouses the senses and teases the heart with mysterious and seductive aromas evoking irresistible sensuality and unbridled charm. The Desire Black man is confident, self-aware and socially active.

7. COMME des GARÇONS Wonderoud (£80 BUY)


Introducing my favourite oud (wood) scented perfume, and it comes to you from the unlikeliest of candidates…COMME des GARÇONS. Yes they’re known for their street wear basic tees and cool accessories, but the French giants have come out with a killer of a fragrance (positive thoughts).

8. Richmond ‘X’ Man by John Richmond (Dxb – 189AEDBUY)


A fresh, clean and crisp scent, John Richmond’s X Man fragrance is for your typical summer atmosphere. Just picture yourself somewhere along the French Riviera, take Saint Tropez for example, on a yacht and sipping on a mojito. Got the image? Well this is the fragrance you’d be wearing.

9. CH Men by Carolina Herrera (Dxb – 236AEDBUY)


A classic and a popular men’s fragrance, CH Men should be first on your list. It can be worn by any gentleman and for any occasion. It’s your go to scent if you’re the type who’s always up for a journey and meeting new people.

10. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Wood (Aud – $50 BUY / Dxb – 131AEDBUY)


It’s clear oud is trending, right? With our fourth oud scented perfuming making the list, Thierry Mugler’s A*Men Pure Wood fragrance has a killer punch of a scent. The strongest of oud smells, it’s for gentlemen who want to be noticed.

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Founder of SMF. Elias spends most of his time travelling the world, attempting to become the first Lebanese surfer and rocking the white pant + double breasted blazer combo. He currently resides in Dubai, UAE, and has made it his mission to become best buddies with the Sheikh.