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4 Father's Day fragrances for dad

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc is perfect for

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc is perfect for sporty dads. (Credit: Lacoste)

Cologne for Father's Day -- cliched? Not if done right. Here are four new winners:

1. For rock-star dads -- Gold Jay Z melds spicy ginger, cardamom and myrrh with bourbon vanilla. Dad'll be itching for bottle service at the club; $39 and up, jayzgold.com.

2. For indie dads -- the Santal 26 candle, a hip collaboration of cult scentmasters Le Labo and L.A. shop Violet Grey. Smoky, leathery, Marlboro Man-inspired, it's encased in sleek black glass, packs 26 ingredients and burns 65 hours; $80; Google Santal 26 at Violet Grey.

For sophisticated dads -- Dior Homme Eau for Men hits citrusy top notes (Moroccan grapefruit, Calabrian bergamot), then settles into a fresh, creamy blend of Tuscan iris, amber, cedar (comforting like warm bread, says Dior); $50 and up, Macy's, macys.com.

For sporty dads -- The limited-edition Eau de Lacoste L. 12.12 Blanc, a woody floral (yeah, floral). Once uber-popular for men, florals work when mixed well. Here, tuberose, ylang ylang, masculine suede and vetiver combine for a bright summery scent; $69, lacoste.com.