Happy Father’s Day: Finding the perfect present for the father of my children

A collection of out-of-date aftershaves reminds Aileen Hickie of her childhood, when a manly fragrance was the only present to give on Father’s Day

11th June, 2017

When my father died two years ago, and the remaining family had gone through the difficult formalities of the funeral arrangements, my siblings and I were suddenly faced with an unexpected dilemma. What to do with the vast array of aftershaves stashed on every available shelf and drawer in his cupboards.

For the best part of 40 years my father had been gifted aftershave by his children for every single Father’s Day. These vintage scents...

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