Christmas Gifts & Pine Leaves

Fragrances can be a great Christmas gift idea for men. We see it as a sort of puzzle where you use the olfactive families to find one that both expresses his personality and yours too. However, this can make it infuriating for finding the right one.

We’re here to help and this guide will offer you the top 10 best men’s fragrances for Christmas:

  1. Azzaro Wanted
  2. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
  3. Jean-Paul Gaultier Ultra Male
  4. Bleu de Chanel
  5. Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive
  6. Valentino Uomo
  7. Mont Blanc Explorer
  8. Armani Code
  9. Chanel Allure Homme Sport
  10. Creed Green Irish Tweed

Simply use the links above to jump ahead to a fragrance that interests you or scroll down to discover them all!

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1. Azzaro Wanted [Dating Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Spicy
  • Seasonality: Fall & Spring
  • Occasion: Casual
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

Why Is It Good For Christmas?

Stylishly bottled and yet still quite affordable, Azzaro Wanted has features deep spice notes that work nicely during the Christmas period. However, thanks to a wonderfully aromatic bouquet, it can also be worn throughout early spring too. Therefore, it can be enjoyed for longer.

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Lemon, Ginger, Lavender, Mint
  • Heart: Cardamon, Juniper, Apple, Geranium
  • Base: Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Amberwood

2. Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb [Daytime Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Spicy
  • Seasonality: Winter
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

Why Is It Good For Christmas?

If you’re looking to embody the Christmas spirit, there is no better option than Spicebomb. It’s essentially a spice cabinet in a bottle, which blasts its resinous and soothing notes with an elegant albeit hardy scent bubble.

Read More: Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb Review

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Bergamot, Pepper, Elemi
  • Heart: Saffron, Cinnamon, Paprika
  • Base: Vetiver, Guaiac, Agarwood, Labdanum

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3. Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male [Casual Fragrance]

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Overview

Why Is It Good For Christmas?

A great option for young people who enjoy nights out, Ultra Male is a casual fragrance that can be worn throughout autumn and winter. If you live in a cold area, it can be enjoyed throughout many brisk evenings. Furthermore, it performs well in piercing through other scent bubbles in crowded clubs.

Read More: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male Review

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Pear, Mint, Bergamot, Lavender
  • Heart: Sage, Cumin, Cinnamon, Coriander
  • Base: Cedar, Patchouli, Labdanum

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4. Bleu de Chanel [Premium Fragrance]

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Overview

Why Is It Good For Christmas?

If you want to invest in something a little more premium that’s quite elegant, consider treating yourself or a loved one with Bleu de Chanel. A timeless classic, Bleu de Chanel is an excellent year-round performer that can be enjoyed for most occasions.

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Grapefruit, Lemon, Red Pepper, Mint
  • Heart: Jasmine, Nutmeg, Ginger, Lavender
  • Base: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Labdanum

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5. Carolina Herrera CH Men Privé [Nighttime Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Spicy Leather
  • Seasonality: Fall & Winter
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 3/5
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Why Is It Good For Christmas?

The subject of a lot of recent hype, CH Men Privé was a community favourite until quite recently. Nevertheless, it’s still a great option and not that well-known outside of the community. An overall wintery fragrance with a boozy head, it’s a great option for the season.

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Grapefruit, Single Malt Whisky
  • Heart: Lavender, Sage, Cardamon, Thyme
  • Base: Labdanum, Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Guaiacwood

6. Valentino Uomo [Dating Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Spicy
  • Seasonality: Fall & Winter
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 4/5
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Why Is It Good For Christmas?

If you’re looking for an alternative to Spicebomb, Valentino Uomo is a timeless classic. Inside the stylised bottle is a rich hygge bouquet with gourmand notes of coffee, hazelnuts, chocolate, and leather. Overall, an excellent fragrance to wear on Christmas day and throughout the season.

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Bergamot, Myrtle
  • Heart: Coffee, Hazelnut, Chocolate
  • Base: Leather, Cedar

7. Montblanc Explorer [Summer Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Aromatic
  • Seasonality: Spring & Summer
  • Occasion: Office
  • Longevity: 4/5
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Why Is It Good For Christmas?

A relatively recent fragrance, Explorer is an excellent gift as it’s something that can be worn during the spring and summer following Christmas. It’s quite reminiscent of Aventus but with a lighter and fresher composition. It’s also an excellent choice for the office.

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Clary Sage
  • Heart: Leather, Vetiver
  • Base: Patchouli, Cocoa, Akigalawood, Ambergris

8. Giorgio Armani Code [Dating Fragrance]

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Overview

Why Is It Good For Christmas?

Armani Code is a classic fragrance that has been around for a number of years. Indeed, it’s an excellent choice for Christmas. Its bittersweet opening is reminiscent of a spiced orange while the heart offers anise and vanilla. Meanwhile, a tonka bean, guaiacwood and labdanum base is wonderfully musky with a hint of smoke.

Read More: Armani Code Review

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Bergamot, Lemon, Pepper
  • Heart: Vanilla, Anise, Olive Blossom
  • Base: Tonka Bean, Guaiacwood, Labdanum

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9. Chanel Allure Homme Sport [Casual Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Spicy
  • Seasonality: Spring & Summer
  • Occasion: Casual
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

Why Is It Good For Christmas?

Although not an overall Christmas fragrance, Allure Sport is a great gift in that it can be worn ahead during the rest of the year. Therefore, the recipient won’t miss out on not having been able to wear it throughout the rest of the festive period. Like Bleu, it’s a premium and elegant choice but this can instead be worn casually.

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Blood Orange, Calone
  • Heart: Pepper, Neroli, Cedar
  • Base: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Vetiver, Elemi

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10. Creed Green Irish Tweed [Aventus Alternative]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Floral Musk
  • Seasonality: Spring & Summer
  • Occasion: Office
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

Why Is It Good For Christmas?

If your loved one is a “frag-head”, then they probably have Creed Aventus. Therefore, instead of buying this again, why not opt for an alternative from the premium house? As a primarily spring option, it can be enjoyed in the months that follow.

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Aroma Profile

  • Head: Verbena, Iris
  • Heart: Violet
  • Base: Ambergris, Sandalwood

What Sort Of Fragrances Should You Buy For Christmas?

Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Eau de Parfum Bottle StoneAs you may have read above, this guide aims to essentially kill to birds with one spray. Therefore, the first question we would ask is whether you’re buying the fragrance for yourself to wear for Christmas or if it’s a gift for someone else.

How To Buy A Fragrance For Someone Else

Guerlain Shopping BagsIf it’s the latter, and this is a gift, then you’re probably aware that it can be quite challenging to find the right one. After all, you’re currently reading a guide on the best men’s fragrances for Christmas!

To help narrow things down, you can ask yourself the following questions:

  • For what occasion will the fragrance be worn?
  • How old is the person that will receive the fragrance?
  • Do you want them to wear it during Christmas?

When speaking of occasion, we can try to narrow things down even further by thinking about what season and time of day the fragrance will be worn. If you cast your eye to our fragrance reviews, you’ll notice that we include these considerations in our write-ups.

If they don’t have to wear the fragrance during Christmas, you can be a little more flexible. Instead of opting for a typical winter fragrance, you can look at things that they can wear during spring, summer, or even the fall.

Planning Ahead For Future Events & Seasons

Terre d'hermès bottle sky backgroundAt Bespoke Unit, we’ll often opt for things that can be worn during spring. Although winter technically starts on the 22nd December, the gift’s recipient has already missed out on some occasions for wearing it. Therefore, you can plan ahead and get them something to look forward to for an entire season.

Alternatively, you can choose a winter fragrance that they can wear during the New Year celebrations.

Otherwise, you can consider fragrances that they can wear at the office or for a special occasion. For instance, you might want to get them a fragrance that they can wear on a date – whether that’s with you or somebody else isn’t our business!

If you’re still struggling to find a good Christmas fragrance, we have a few more guides that might help:

The above guides should help you in finding some extra inspiration if you need it!

If it is a present for someone else, you can be a lot more flexible with what you give them. Given that the early winter is behind you, you could always offer something that’s more suitable for spring or summer. We have guides on the best

What Fragrance To Wear On Christmas Day

Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb Bottle & TagIf you’ve read our guide to winter fragrances, you’ll have learned all about the powers of olfactive memory. In it, we detail that fragrance can be effective in creating associations with a time or place.

Indeed, Christmas is an occasion with many strong and vivid aromas. From mulled wine and pine trees to cloves in oranges and mulled wine, there are many smells that evoke the Christmas spirit.

Armani Code Bottle In Front Of Cigar HumidorTherefore, it comes as no surprise that the best approach is to embody those aromas with the fragrances that we wear.

Of course, there’s no such thing as “Christmas in a bottle” and it’s unlikely that a fragrance house will try to market such a fragrance. Nevertheless, there are fragrances that have been designed to evoke these sensations as well as use some of the aforementioned smells to create an alluring scent.

Generally, they tend to be quite opulent, somewhat powdery, and quite resinous. Overall, they’ll feature notes from the Oriental or Woody fragrance families.

In all cases, they won’t be refreshing like a bracing summer cologne. Instead, there will be a strong accent on warm, boozy, and comforting aromas. As a result, the selection above seeks to demonstrate that as much as possible.

What Next?

We hope you enjoyed discovering our best Christmas fragrances with the above guide. If you enjoyed it, remember that you can explore the other seasons at the top of this page.

Otherwise, check out some of our other fragrance resources below:

Best Men's Winter Fragrances
Reviewed by Kyle S., on .
"Thanks for the recommendations. Was very tempting by CH Men Privé but this guide has helped me go for Azzaro instead."
Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★

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