Cologne is the quintessential men’s Christmas gift, perfect for your husband, father, son, in-law or any other men in your life. It’s a gift that’s personal enough to show you care and best of all, it’s a gift that can be enjoyed by both the giver and the receiver. When it comes to buying cologne as a gift, however, your job is somewhat difficult, as there are dozens upon dozens of colognes to choose from. If you’ve ever gone to the mall in an effort to smell your way to the perfect gift, you’ve no doubt realized that by the fifth cologne you can no longer differentiate between good and bad and your time has been wasted.
To help save your sense of smell, allow us to recommend a cologne that suits men of all types – Ralph Lauren Polo Red. After testing it around the office for the past week, Polo Red was by far the favorite cologne we tested and the bottle that most of the guys tried to take home. Filled with scents like red saffron, red grapefruit and red cedar, Ralph Lauren’s Polo Red is the perfect blend of warm spiciness and crisp top note lightness that lasts around 4-6 hours. It’s both manly and sexy without being overpowering, making it an ideal cologne for almost any occasion, whether it’s a day at work or night out.
Now that you know which cologne to buy, the only question left is whether you want to give a Polo Red Gift Set or opt for a larger bottle. The cologne, both in the gift set and the single Polo Red bottle, comes in a fiery red, high-gloss bottle that personifies the cologne perfectly. The gift set includes a 2oz eau de toilette and a 1oz travel spray ($61 – $96 value) while the single bottle is filled with 4.2oz of eau de toilette ($76). If neither of these options fit the bill, you can also create your own gift set and include the spray ($76), deodorant ($18) and shave gel ($40).