I've been getting Dylan to test out a few colognes for me lately (it's a tough life being engaged to a beauty blogger), and he's been loving the new Nautica Life EDT*. Dylan has a certain type of scent that he likes to wear, and this cologne definitely fits the bill!
Nautica Life comes in a really cool bottle that's definitely inspired by the sea/ocean. There's a faux rope inside the bottle, covering up the plastic tube that carries the cologne up. The lid is a chrome gold with a wooden top. I think that this bottle will appeal to the preppy, sophisticated, and fun male.
I absolutely love the sea salt and hinoki wood notes in this cologne, and they work so well together! The refreshing, light sea salt notes balance out the deep wood notes. There's also a dash of lavender, which puts a nice calming spin on this fragrance. Dylan says that he only needs two spritz' of Nautica Life, and this will last him for 7 hours, and then he needs to reapply.
Nautica Life retails for $75/100ml EDT (available at department stores), and the 50ml EDT for $60 (available at department stores and drug retailers). I think that this would make a great gift for the male in your life (whether it be your significant other, brother, father, etc.). I also think that women would be able to rock this scent, but I haven't been able to test this out because Dylan has a firm grip on this bottle!