When it comes to shopping for Father's Day gifts, my first stop is the fragrances section of the department store. Surrounded by tons of other frantic women and children searching for a cologne set complete with shower gel and aftershave, I feel a huge burden lift when I walk away with something that will freshen up my deer hunting and horse-riding father's daily grooming routine. But when choosing the perfect scent for Dad, I fail to ask myself two important questions: Is this a cologne he'd actually wear? And how do you know?
To break the cycle of men's fragrance bottles collecting dusk on your parent's bathroom sink (Mom, you can thank us later), we've rounded up six colognes to match your father's personality -- whether he's a man's man who likes warm musks or a hip guy who prefers crisp citruses.
Meanwhile, find out about a fragrance that's just for men's beards.
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