Christmas | Fragrance Guide For The Man In Your Life

Fragrance Guide for men: 1 Million / 212 Men / Be Delicious Men

If you’re stuck for ideas on what to buy the man in your life this Christmas, maybe this little mens fragrance guide will help. Plus, you don’t have to just take my word for it because I’ve managed to rope in Mr Looks2BLoved, who jumped at the chance to sniff some fragrances and provide his thoughts on them as well!


Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau De Toilette

1. Paco Rabanne – 1 Million

Just recently I reviewed the Lady Million gift set, which is really gorgeous, so I was interested to see how the mens version of this Paco Rabanne fragrance, 1 Million* would compare.

The bottle itself is just as gorgeously designed as Lady Million but instead of it being designed like a large golden diamond, it is designed like a gold bar; to represent the power, luxury and wealth of the modern man! It does look expensive and I love the way the writing is carved onto the ‘gold’.

I thought with 1 Million that the fragrance itself was likely to be heavier than Lady Million, but actually the fragrance is a little lighter and fresher. Lady Million to me is an evening fragrance. It’s very sophisticated and 1 Million is exactly that, in an out of the shower, lighter way. I think this will be to do with the cinnamon and spice that is blended with grapefruit and mint. Amazing how a fragrance can be tweaked ever so slightly for the male or female market. I feel this is spot on and smells amazing.

Mr Looks2BLoved’s verdict:

“I love the gold bar look, it shouts expensive, even when I know I’ve saved a packet on it! I really like the smell of this, it makes me feel ready for ‘date night’ with my wife or a night out with the boys, It’s the perfect winter fragrance for me.”

The 50ml Eau de Toilette Spray, just £31.50 from here, would save you an amazing £8.50.


Carolina Herrera 212 Men Eau de Toilette

2. Carolina Herrera – 212 Men

I’ve not personally owned a Carolina Herrera fragrance before, despite having had my eye on 212 Sexy for quite a while! 212 Men* comes in a cool silver, plastic (but it feels like metal) bottle, with the 212 Men on each side in a clear plastic (looking like glass), so you can see the fragrance inside. To me it looks quite industrial and pretty cool.

The fragrance itself is I think would be well suited to a young, modern man. It’s a really clean scent, if that makes any sense! It’s a wow fragrance for me. 212 Men is mixed with a blend of citrus leaves and cut green grass, together with sandalwood and musk. Whilst it was released way back in 1999, whenever Mr Looks2BLoved wears it, I instantly think, ‘oOOo you smell nice’! That’s enough for me!

Mr Looks2BLoved’s verdict:

“I’ve worn this for a while and Charlotte seems to really like it! I personally particularly like how it makes me feel fresh after the shower and last for ages, well into a night out. I also really like the magnetic top that snaps back onto the base of the bottle. It’s pretty cool!”

The 50ml Eau de Toilette Spray, just £22.50 from here, will save you a massive £16.50 off the RRP this Christmas! Amazing!


DKNY Be Delicious Men Eau de Toilette

3. DKNY – Be Delicious Men

I have previously owned the Be Delicious Eau de Parfum, which is beautifully fresh and makes me feel invigorated when I wear it. Be Delicious Men* is beautifully similar.

The bottle is super cute, looking like an apple, as all the Be Delicious range does. It’s not the easiest of lids to pull off. A little extra twist usually helps, but at least your man won’t lose it in his wash bag!

The fragrance itself is really light, clean and fresh and for me is a perfect every day fragrance. Blended with crisp green apples, this fragrance is super sexy. It has real depth to it too and lasts really well.

Mr Looks2BLoved’s verdict:

“This could definitely become my favourtie day fragrance, but equally go through into a night out. I like the quirky packaging, looking like an apple (my favourtie), so yes, I’d recommend it, especially if you like a lighter smell that’s not too overpowering.”

The 30ml Eau de Toilette Spray, just £21.50 from here, would save you a pleasing £8.50. You can’t go wrong really.

All three of these fragrances for me shout sophistication and the yummy factor and I hope that my husbands thoughts have maybe helped you to see how the man in your life might like them too!

Do you think you’ll be filling his stocking with any of the treats on my mens fragrance guide this Christmas?


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