5 NATURAL ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR DAD'S FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that dads don’t change (easily).
They wear the same clothes until they disintegrate.
They listen to the same music on repeat.
They ask for new socks at every gift-giving family event.
But with Father’s Day just around the corner, what if you wanted to branch out? What if you wanted to gift him something truly special, like a natural fragrance?
Here lies the issue, dads don’t change (easily). No doubt he’s been wearing the same fragrance for years.
So, how can you move him to a natural, non-synthetic fragrance that he’ll love just as much as the one he’s using now?
That’s where we come in. We’ve put a list together of some all-time favourite masculine fragrances along with our suggested natural alternatives (with similar compositions) so that you can choose a scent you know dad will love.
A composition inspired by the desert, this amber fragrance embodies raw masculinity. Opening with a bright flash of sweety, dewy Bergamot, the core of the fragrance is filled with soft notes of Lavender. While deep, smoky notes of Nutmeg, Sichuan Pepper, and Star Anise give this fragrance an intense, noble masculine edge.
Natural Alternative: One Seed Slow Fire
A rich, warm blend of wood and spice, this fragrance transports you to a crackling fire in the unspoiled expanses of the wilderness. Combining notes of Mandarin, Blood Orange, and Fenugreek with Cardamom and Cedarwood, it strikes the perfect balance between smouldering heat and rich sweetness. With just a touch of Vanilla, this fragrance is an indulgent, luxurious gift that any dad will adore.
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
A fiery and bold fragrance, Spicebomb is an intensely masculine fragrance that makes no concessions. Tobacco, Leather, and Vetiver give this fragrance its strength and masculinity, while notes of Pink Pepper, Bergamot, and Grapefruit add a hint of freshness and bite.
Natural Alternative: Wild Woud Vanessa Morgan
Rich, intense, and smooth, this is a fragrance carefully crafted for maximum impact. Cedarwood, Tobacco Leaf, Sandalwood, and Vetiver give this cologne its strength and masculine personality. It’s punctuated with notes of Bergamot and Holy Basil to add a gentle softness, while Cardamom and Black Pepper bring an aromatic spice. Designed to deepen a sense of self-worth and identity, it’s perfect for any dad who needs to exude strength in every step.
Bue de Chanel
An ode to freedom, this fragrance combines the sweetness of Grapefruit and Jasmine with crisp Ginger, Lemon, and Mint. While base notes of Incense, Vetiver, Cedar, Sandalwood, and White Musk give this fragrance its confident masculine signature. It’s a modern classic for gentlemen everywhere, a scent made for everyday wear.
Natural Alternative: One Seed Dreamer
A luxurious, charming fragrance crafted for those reaching for the stars. Its floral scent is wrapped in notes of Tangerine, Orange Blossom, and Mimosa that add a hint of sophistication, as well as Pink Pepper, Ginger, and Burnt Fig to add warmth and refinement. A subtle, yet sleek scent for energetic dads everywhere.
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
A profoundly earthy fragrance, this cologne evokes sharp volcanic rock, deep ocean waters, and woody pine. This aquatic fragrance opens with a sprinkling of sweet Bergamot and Neroli, as well as tangy fruits like Orange, Mandarin, and Lime. While Sea notes, White Musk, Cedar, and Nutmeg give it an unapologetic masculine edge.
Natural Alternative: Sonia Orts Nº 5
A love letter to adventure and the great outdoors, this fragrance combines luscious and sweet White Lotus with tenacious and tangy Yuzu. Blended with a touch of a Hinoki-Tobacco, it emerges as a mysterious, earthy fragrance with a soft spice. The ultimate fragrance for any dad who can feel the wilderness calling.
Inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte, Aventus is a vibrant, audacious fragrance. Fruity top notes of Apple, Blackcurrant, Pineapple, and Bergamot give Aventus a crisp, fresh scent, while base notes of Vanilla, Musk, Oakmoss, and Ambergris create a woody, powerful depth – a scent for an ambitious man.
Natural Alternative: One Seed Rain
Carefully curated to highlight distinctive Australian scents, Wildflower takes you on a journey through the heady spring scents of suburban gardens. Combining the scents of imported blooms like Jasmine and Neroli with Australian Sandalwood, plus a dash of Pink Peppercorn for spice, Wildflower is, in essence, a celebration of natural beauty.