Cars And Colognes: What Dad Doesn't Want For Fathers' Day

June 11, 2012

Fathers' Day is this Sunday, June 17, so if you haven’t already hit the internet in search of the perfect gift, you’ll likely be shopping locally or paying dearly for expedited delivery.

When it comes to choosing the right gift, there are a few absolutes. Even if dad still wears a tie to work, giving him a tie is a really, really bad idea. First, he’s probably got enough ties already, and few gifts say “I’ve given up after running out of ideas” quite like a new necktie.

The other gift that falls into this category is aftershave or cologne. If dad is one of the few remaining guys who still wear aftershave on a regular basis, chances are he has his own brand that he’s been wearing for years.

You may think that dad will like a new sports-car-honoring cologne that smells of sandalwood, spices and patchouli, but he’ll probably think it smells like mustard gas and sweat socks.

Besides, we’ve given enough advice to know that people want affirmation, not advice. For those of you who are going to buy dad a new aftershave anyway, here’s our guide to automotive-themed men's fragrances, complete with scent descriptions.


Automotive-themed men's fragrances

Automotive-themed men's fragrances

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Mustang Cologne: You don't have to have a barn find to smell like one, or so we gather. Not for Camaro fans, Mustang allegedly smells of ginger, patchouli, lemon, tobacco, amber, lavender, balsam and cedar.

 


Automotive-themed men's fragrances

Automotive-themed men's fragrances

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Corvette Cologne: Called “woody,” as if it were a good thing to smell like a logging site, Corvette smells like a blend of aromatic woods. Which, we suppose, is better than smelling of burning rubber and fiberglass resin--or the crushed hopes and dreams of cocktail waitresses everywhere.

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