Need a last-minute present? Try these Father’s Day fragrances

You can’t go past a fabulous fragrance for fathers.Credit:Fernando Gomez/Trunk Archive/Snapper Images

Bottega Veneta Illusione For Him (EDT 50ml), $115. Credit:Jennifer Soo

Trend: Dad Scents

To celebrate Dad, you can't go past a fabulous fragrance. Illusione For Him is woody and citrusy, with a twist of bitter orange. Riflesso Blue Vibe is warm, with notes of hazelnut, amber and tobacco. Red Dragon combines cardamom, tea and vetiver for a walk on the wild side.

Trussardi Riflesso Blue Vibe (EDT 50ml), $105. Credit:Jennifer Soo

This week I try

… a rose-based facial

The lowdown I am at Sydney's Langham hotel to test drive its spa's latest Babor Grand Cru Facial. The treatment begins with therapist Anna cleansing my skin, then applying a rose toner. Next she applies a mask before removing it, first with a warm towel, then a cool one. The next stage is to paint on an enzymatic peel to exfoliate my skin. This is followed by a deeply soothing massage of my neck, décolletage and shoulders using an extract of damask rose.

Next is the cooling anti-wrinkle fleece mask, with extracts of damask rose, hyaluronic acid and argan oil. The final two steps centre around white-rose and black-rose ampoules, which are applied to my face to help protect my skin from free radicals.

Replay Signature Red Dragon (EDT 100ml), $59. Credit:Jennifer Soo

Pain factor None. It's bliss!

Downtime Ninety minutes.

Results My face feels soft and smooth with no redness and I manage to leave without applying any make-up. Okay, it is after dark. But still …

Where to get it Sydney and Melbourne: The Langham, Cost: $369. At home Try Babor Grand Cru ampoules (, $146 for seven). Apply one nightly following the treatment for best results.

Notte Scented Candle.Credit:Jennifer Soo

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I love anything from the treasure trove in Florence that is Santa Maria Novella – and this Notte Scented Candle (, $125) is another must-have delight.

It has top notes of jasmine and rose, middle notes of tuberose, black pepper and cinnamon bark, and a base of amber, sandalwood, vetiver and vanilla.

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This article appears in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age on sale September 1.

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