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Top 5 fragrance finds for dad

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Scent savvy

With ever so few shopping days left, you are probably at your wit's end looking for the perfect gift for dad this Father's Day. Does your dad have a favorite scent? You just may find the perfect idea among our favorite finds!

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The gift of options

We all love Birchbox -- and there's no reason that it has to be limited to the ladies! If you have a dad who is hard to shop for, consider a subscription to Birchbox for Men. It's super cool -- every month, he'll score trial-sized products from some of the best brands out there, from Jack Black to Kiehl's and many more. And if in his monthly box he discovers a new favorite, you'll be covered for his birthday!

Price: $20 per month (3-month subscriptions available as gifts), Available at

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A night with no commitments

Note to the wise: Men also enjoy a relaxing night at home with a drink, a date (your mom, perhaps?) and a luxury atmosphere. Generally, men prefer more manly scents (duh!), but we think he just may adore the Kat Burki Signature Collection. Eau de Poire et Santal is a woody fragrance with a hint of sweetness.

Price: Candle $38, 11-ounce Signature Body Soap $15 per bar. Available at

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Presidential presents

Does your dad aspire to the power that is the White House? Back in the day, George Washington selected Number Six as his favorite fragrance, and Caswell-Massey is still around. Their Presidential Collection includes three bath soaps (5.8 ounces), triple-milled for lasting performance and fragrance: Number Six, Washington's favorite; Almond Cold Cream, selected by Eisenhower; and Jockey Club, the choice of JFK. How cool is that???

Price: $28 available at

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Time to chill out

Can something be both cool and hot? Obviously. Perhaps Davidoff Cool Water Eau de Toilette will fit the bill for your dad -- it has notes of pepper balanced with musk and sandalwood.

Price: $50 available at

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Discover his inner star athlete

Chances are the man in your life wants to be a sports star. Derek Jeter's exclusive fragrance, Driven, is his interpretation of one's inner perseverance, ambition and passion. It is a blend of black pepper, chilled grapefruit, coriander seeds, fresh rhubarb, iced lavender, cardamom, American spearmint, aquatic bamboo, snow musk and oakmoss.

Price: $28 (2.5 fluid ounces) at

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and a bonus...!

Top pick: Extreme sports massage at Bliss Spa

Is a massage a fragrance? No... but we're guessing your dad will smell amazing when he's through (and be in the best mood ever!). We all love our Bliss moments, and this muscle-relaxing rubdown is great for deep tissue work, while the spasm-soothing oils will target all his tension and refresh. The perfect day for... dad's day!

Price: $150 for 60 minutes or $215 for 85 minutes, available at Bliss Spas

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