Five for Father's Day

Father’s day is obviously a day to buy your dad some new socks or smellies because it is likely, that with it falling 6 months after Christmas Day, he might be running low.

Whoever you are buying for you will always find a fragrance or bar of soap is usually welcome. These are also handy gift ideas if you have a partner's birthday or occasion approaching.

Green Angel

Green Angel has launched its Energise men’s skincare gift set (€25, worth €50) just in time for Fathers’ Day. The set includes a 30ml Daily Moisture Face Cream, a 10ml Tea Tree Rescue Cream, and the indulgent 250ml Seaweed Bath and Shower Gel. The face cream is enriched with 4 Irish seaweeds from the Atlantic coast.

Containing vitamins, minerals, iron and magnesium, and with a sensuous neroli fragrance, this lightweight cream can be used daily. Also included is the Tea Tree Rescue Cream which contains tea tree oil. This is a renowned natural antiseptic and, enriched with vitamin E.

For an invigorating shower or a relaxing bath, mineral rich Seaweed Bath and Shower Gel is your only man for the men in our lives! With pure lavender, mandarin and neroli essential oils, the luxury formulation from Green Angel smells gorgeous and leaves skin feeling soft and cared for.

The Handmade Soap Company

The Handmade Soap Company has launched its first complete men’s range which offers a beard oil, hair and body wash, shaving gel, after-shave balm, a bar of soap and a 100% compostable deodorant. All are completely natural and as sustainable as possible and are fragranced using pure essential oils.

Developed and manufactured in the brand’s mill in Meath, which is 100% powered by the river Boyne that runs through the grounds, the launch of the new range offers a much needed, and widely available all natural and truly sustainable alternative to the myriad of men’s wash and grooming products on our shelves. Pick your dad up the new men's range this Father's Day (RRP €7 to €18).


If your dad is more of a fragrance lover, then here are some new fragrance for him to try. Boss Bottled Pacific (€100) is a refreshing eau de toilette that adds a touch of Californian cool to the signature BOSS Bottled fragrance. With citrus and salt top notes, this intensely fresh composition transports the wearer to the beaches of Malibu. It opens with a refreshing jolt, served by a zesty lemon essence and a splash of salty accord. A heart of coconut and cypress adds exquisite depth and uplifting notes from nature. As the fragrance develops, a warm base of sandalwood, cashmeran and Indonesian patchouli exudes a tranquil mood, sparking memories of languid, carefree vacation days.


Its Acqua Di Giò Parfum (€112) introduces a new, powerfully addictive scent to the collection, conjuring an inspiring meeting of sea and shore. A woody aquatic aromatic fragrance, it evokes a new, elemental power, captured in its enveloping incense notes.

While the original fragrance is defined by its invigorating floral freshness, this iteration introduces a new, extreme freshness to the collection. The top notes comprise a refined bergamot heart, which balances a sparkling brightness with an aromatic, floral facet, combined with the intensity of marine notes. At the core is a fusion of geranium bourbon heart, rosemary essence, and clary sage heart.

Viktor & Rolf

Its Spicebomb Infrared Eau de Parfum (€115) explodes in intensely scorching spices, underlined by a key accord of red pepper, pimento berry oil and black pepper oil. The fiery, profound energy after dark adventure is evoked. With the heat of Habanero red pimento, Viktor&Rolf pushes the olfactory experience to the limit.

The fragrance ignites in a sensual and torrid expression of juicy, full-bodied red pepper berries accord and burning spices in a fusion of carnal leather notes. An ambery scent has the scorching heat of Habanero Red Pimento.