The Christmas tree is up and the lights are on. That’s the first step of the festivities up and running. There is no turning back now. The tree and decorating the home is the easy part, what to buy the men in your life is a little trickier.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be listing a few gift ideas that I am fairly certain the discerning man in your life will appreciate. I have tried, worn and lived with these recommendations. You won’t find any old duds here. I will cover fragrance, grooming, clothing and maybe even a bit of culture.
The task of buying for a fortysomething man or indeed any age will hopefully be made a little easier by the time you have gone through a few of these suggestions.
First up is some fragrance. A traditional Christmas gift for a man, but it can be tricky to get it right.
There are plethora of the usual scents out there, but how about something slightly different? Different in a good way of course. I like a scent from Laboratory Perfumes called Atlas. I wear it and I like it.
The fragrance takes its inspiration from the Moroccan mountain range of the same name. So, what you get are cinnamon, vanilla and sweet tobacco notes with an almost festive warmth. My wife says it reminds her of chai tea and Christmas. Perfect timing then.
Atlas is a unisex fragrance, which is not unusual with Calvin Klein and Tom Ford releasing unisex scents for many years now, so everyone can enjoy a spray or two. It smells sweeter on my wife’s skin than it does on mine. I like it on her skin and on my own.
The bottle comes in a cylinder, similar to those you would get a malt whisky in. The bottle itself is attractive and has marking measurements like on a laboratory measuring cylinder on its side, which will definitely tickle any scientists in your life receiving a bottle. Overall, it has the look of a small batch fragrance with an element of exclusivity about it. I like that.
With ecological concerns becoming a big factor in our consumption choices it is good to know that the Laboratory Perfumes’ range is socially conscious, environmentally friendly and cruelty-free. So, no animal testing and they are all created in their lab using essential and fragrant oils.
I think this scent is a winner. You can pick it up on the Laboratory Perfumes website or some online stores below
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Thanks for reading,
Laboratory Perfumes very kindly sent me this fragrance for review purposes.