“ Brand: Boots / Gender: for men „
I had one of the boots mens fragrance collections for a gift last year and it was a great set for me. I had a number of small mini sized mens eau de toilettes in the set and I liked the selection there was.
In my set there was some Joop in a small bottle, which I really like. It lasts well on me and I only need a small splash of it. It is very tangy. The bottle was not a spray top as it was so small, it was a splash which was fine for me.
The set also had some givenchy irresistible for men and that had an odd triangular bottle with a small silver plastic lid. I think it didn't suit me for every day use but I liked it when I was in the right mood.
Another fragrance in my set was ted baker for men and this came in a small almost rectangular bottle with a small lid. Again it was a splash not a spray. I think this had a powder like soapy smell and it got up my nose at times.
One of the other bottles was hugo boss and this was very good. A good citrus kick in that which I like. I wore that one out very quick as I like it. Again it was not a spray top but a splash bottle.
In total I had 5 mens fragrances in the set which gave me a good selection. They were in a great square shaped box with silver and black trims that made them stand out and I was happy when I got them.
You can buy these gift sets in boots every winter as they are part of the christmas range. They are on the usual offer and the cost sits at £18 for the full box. This is good for what you get in the set.
Each bottle only has a small amount in it. Sizes at most are 10mls and some have only 6 mls in them. This doesn't sound a lot but as you get so many to pick from it does last a long time.
I would recommend these selections as they have a good set with 5 different aromas in them. It is good for being able to pick a different one every day without getting bored and it would make a great present.
Mr M treated himself to the Boots Mens Luxury Fragrance Selection box at the same time as he treated me to the ladies version (yes I did hand him my boots card to nab the points as well!!)
For the £22 for his set, he got: Giorgio Armani Code 7ml, Diesel Only The Brave 7ml, Emporio Armani Diamonds For Men 4ml and Diesel Fuel For Life 7ml.
**Code by Giorgio Armani**
"The ultimate code of seduction - timelessly sensual with fine leathers and rare woods"
A short stubby bottle, dark blue in colour with a black plastic top. The non-spray bottle gives us a woody, exotic scent with a lemon soap twang. It's clean, fresh and light. A bit like CKOne Mr M says, but a bit more woody. Have to say, it smells better after it's been on the skin for a few minutes - I think it needs to warm up a bit to get the best from it.
**Only the Brave by Diesel**
"Do you have what it takes? Dynamic and contemporary with masculine oriental woods"
The bottle is visually disappointing, I have to say. The full size version is like a fist made from glass. The miniature is a simple oblong of glass, with Diesel raised on two sides, and a silver top which conceals the spray.
But the smell makes up for the looks. It's probably my favourite of the mens scents.
It's light and heady. An oriental base with fruity wooden notes. It's very manly and sexy. An active mans scent I think
**Diamonds for Men by Emporio Armani**
"Hard to resist - a woody gourmand fragrance with a lingering sensuality"
The smallest bottle in the box, and probably the simplest bottle too. Very angular with a silver lid, it looks like an aftershave bottle in the traditional sense. Another non-spray, so go easy when releasing the lid. Smell-wise, it's musky, fresh with a rose undertone. Don't like this as much as the female version, but it's still very wearable, masculine and attractive.
**Fuel for Life by Diesel**
"Are you alive? A sexy and energizing mix of woods and musk"
The bottle is the same as the female version. An oval shape glass bottle with a gold lid, which covers the spray. Once you take the top off, the scent hits you full on. It is very strong, so beware, you don't need much. It's completely different to the others. It's young, strong and musky. Sweet but masculine. A fruity scent for a strong, fruity guy.
The four bottles come in a very easy to wrap box, always handy when it comes to Christmas. It is a little on the expensive side, but we all like variety in our smells don't we? So £22 for a present that will push all the right buttons might be just the thing
Just remember to spend the collected Boots Advantage points on yourself!
Mens Luxury Fragrance selection box