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Stuck on which gift to give your favorite guy this Valentine’s Day? Well, you can’t go wrong with one of the best cologne gift sets. Whether he’s got a go-to scent or considers himself a cologne collector and connoisseur, gifting a cologne gift set for Valentine’s Day is a great way to help your guy keep his scent in check. Because let’s be honest, he doesn’t want to spend his coin to replenish his preferred scent or try out a new fragrance himself. He’s leaving that all on you.
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When looking for the best cologne gift sets for your number one, please take note of what he’s either consistently buying himself or what his nose seems to gear towards most frequently. If he’s a collector, read his current bottle labels and see if you can find any consistencies among the bottles. Maybe you notice that there are more woodsy, masculine scents among his collection. Perhaps you’ll find a slew of more citrus-forward and fresh fragrances among his troupe. Just get snooping.
Additionally, note that as much as this gift is about him, it’s not all about him. Think about his current scent: do you love it? Can you not stand it? Did friends and family keep their distance from him even before social distancing was a thing? If that’s the case, use your own guidance and scent preferences when shopping around for a stellar cologne gift set. There’s a good chance that he has no idea what he’s doing. Every dude needs a little bit of help sometimes.
Wherever your in-house bottle research takes you, we’ve got several cologne gift set options to choose from that we’re sure your man will love. From OG choices to newer subscription brands to solid fragrance sets, here are the 14 best cologne gift sets to gift your man in 2022.
1. BVLGARI Man In Black Eau de Parfum Gift Set
The BVLGARI Man In Black gift set is for the kind of guy that takes pride in his sex appeal. It’s quite the modern yet masculine scent that exudes power, timelessness and total sensuality. Man In Black evokes a heated composition for a balanced yet manly scent, including aromas including leather, amber, spices and woods. With a rum-like, spice-centric opening (think tuberose, iris absolut and leather), this set will keep your guy feeling fresh and sultry after every spritz.
2. Ralph Lauren Polo Variety Mini Gift Set
Do you ever find yourself torn on how to choose just one daily scent? Well, Ralph Lauren gives you the option of their top four. This four-piece set offers 0.5-ounce Eau de toilette sprays in its fiery Polo Red blend with red saffron, cedarwood, and vanilla notes. The second fragrance presented is the favorite fresh and cool nautical Polo Blue blend with notes of melon, basil washed suede. The third is the sophisticated Polo Black blend with notes of mango, tonka bean, and patchouli rounds out the collection. Last but not least, the original Polo tops it all off as the cherry on top. Ideal for when you need a quick spritz before dashing out of the door or making strides across the riding arena.
3. Jo Malone London Men’s Travel Set
BEST TRAVEL SET
Now that traveling is on the table again, it’s not the time to neglect yourself but instead pamper yourself, and while you are at it, you might as well do it with some class. As you know what they say, no one does it like the British.
Jo Malone London is renowned for creating world-class fragrances, and this men’s travel set showcases it, consisting of a 0.3-ounce wood sage and sea salt cologne, 0.3-ounce myrrh and tonka cologne intense, 1.7-ounce lime basil and mandarin body and hand wash, and the matching 1.7-ounce exfoliating shower gel, that comes neatly packaged in a nifty travel pouch.
4. Le Labo Eau de Parfum Discovery Set
BEST MODERN SCENT SET
If the modern man were trapped inside four different bottles of cologne, this would be the set. This essentially genderless discovery set will let your man test and try out four of Le Labo’s most desirable fragrances on the market that are easy to throw inside your toiletry bag or gym bag for easy on-the-go situations. Each scent is super unique, like the AnOther 13 fragrance blends mixing notes of ambroxan, green citrus and ambrette seed. The included Rose 31 plays with notes centifolia rose, giving way to spicy cumin, cedar, and amber. On their own, these scents aren’t always the cheapest, so $85 for all four is a great way to introduce your man to these modern must-haves.
5. Fulton and Roark Total Package
If a solid and subtle scent is more your speed, then you can’t go wrong with adding a balm cologne into your grooming kit because it’s much more gentle on the skin and is easy to re-apply during the day.
Site Director Tim Werth, recently ranked Palmetto best overall, out of the Fulton & Roark collection for its clean, coastal and masculine notes of Brazilian Pepper, Cedarwood, and Magnolia; so we couldn’t resist including this in as an excellent gift for yourself or someone special. The Total Package consists of a 0.2-ounce solid fragrance, a fine fragrance soap bar, aluminum-free deodorant and body lotion. You can’t get more solid than that.
6. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Gift Set
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Le Male is one of those timeless scents that feel as warm and familiar as an old classic. In JPG style, the bottle is reminiscent of a Greek god’s torso that would be gawped at in a museum. Also even though the brand has since released a variety of aromatic blends, Le Male is one you can never tire of and will find yourself returning back to, time and time again. This set includes a 6.8-ounce eau de toilette and a 0.34-ounce travel spray which contains notes of lavender, mint and vanilla.
7. Dior Sauvage Parfum Gift Set
Dior’s fresh yet warming Sauvage allows you to unleash your inner curiosities, without having to drive into the middle of a desert to find it. Crafted from a musky Sri Lankan sandalwood blend, fruity and zesty Reggio di Calabria mandarin and bergamot, and smoky vanilla absolute from Papua New Guinea. This does encapsulate the meaning of a warm yet rich scent and lucky for you this set comes in a nightstand-friendly 3.4 ounce and includes after-shave balm and deodorant, too.
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8. Tom Ford Private Blend Classics Travel Set
Everyone knows you can’t go wrong with Tom Ford’s Private Blend Classics, which is as to be expected, woody, spicy and indulgent. This travel set comes with three different sets in 0.34-ounce bottles alongside a travel case for easy access. The set includes three different concoctions labeled as Oud Wood, Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather. Each is totally ideal for slipping into the pocket of a well-tailored suit.
9. CREED Aventus En Voyage Travel Atomizer Set
Let’s face it, CREED is a crowd-favorite, whether you are spoiling someone new or want to show a long-time partner that you care. Even though we all have our CREED number one, we decided to choose one of their best sellers because how could we resist the pineapple, jasmine, ambergris, oakmoss and vanilla notes.
This particular fragrance was named by Olivier Creed, who envisioned the Aventus man to be destined to live a driven life, and that’s precisely what you can embody with this scent.
10. Chanel Bleu de Chanel Gift Set
As potentially one of the most memorable scents for men he’ll ever try, gift your guy this Bleu de Chanel gift set and have him see what it’s all about. This classic cologne is instantly recognizable by collectors and connoisseurs everywhere for its woody yet aquatically aromatic scent. Chanel actually makes this scent in a variety of intensities, but we love this one for the manly yet not-so-manly, overpowering yet not-so-overpowering smell. If that doesn’t make any sense to you, buy it. You’ll know exactly what we mean.
11. Versace Miniatures Gift Set
Although we’ve already featured two variety sets above, this set is excellent for another reason other than the obvious — its price point. For just $40, gift your man a collection of five unique mini bottles from Versace. Yes, we said Versace. The Versace. How is it just $40 you might ask? We don’t even know. But we’re not asking questions, we’re just clicking “buy.” Let your man express himself the way he wants depending on the day, featuring Versace’s Eros, Eros Flame, Eau Fraîche, Pour Homme and Dylan Blue fragrances. Once he uses the set in its entirety, buy him his favorite in a full-sized bottle. This deal is exclusively at Macy’s, so get it while it’s hot!
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12. Boy Smells Exploratory Set
Gender-neutral fragrance sets are becoming more and more popular as the years go on. Because who decided that fragrances have to be deemed either masculine or feminine? Seems silly. If you’re looking to gift one of the best cologne gift sets working to break the binary, check out the Boy Smells Exploratory Set. Each contains six tiny 1.5ml samples of the brand’s eclectic Marble Fruit, Rose Load, Flor de la Virgen, Tantrum, Violet Ends and Suede Pony scents to test out and discover a favorite. These fragrances are hard to nail on the head, you simply have to try them out for yourself to understand them.
Gift him the best cologne gift set he never saw coming with a little surprise from ScentBox. ScentBox is a fragrance subscription service for men and women (so ladies, maybe even snag something for yourself) that will bring one scent to your front door a month. Their lowest gifting option starts at just $44.95 for three months and promises an awesome scent each time. Although we love a guessing game, ScentBox suggests that you get his preference on what exactly he wants before giftings. We understand because scent is incredibly personal. But, if you’re looking to make it a surprise, sneak into his room, see what he uses the most and base it off of that.
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