Men’s cologne is an important factor in completing your overall style. Smelling nice is part and parcel of being sophisticated. It distinguishes character and expresses personality. The olfactory sense is the most powerful tool for recognition. If you want to leave a permanent impression in your environment, you should not only look good, but also smell good.
Fragrances can smell differently on different people. Just because someone smells good in a scent does not mean that this certain fragrance is also right for you. You don’t have to douse yourself in the latest eau to smell awesome. You don’t just go for whatever takes your fancy. It takes a process to know what type of perfume is right for you.
Choosing the scent that suits you is not an easy task. First, you have to consider the scents that mean something to you. There are generally 3 categories of cologne that an average man should be familiar with: citrus, aqua/marine, wood/musk. There are a few more categories but leave those to the other gender.
In a nutshell, citrus scents are light, clean and crisp. It is perfectly used in a hot summer day. On the other hand, aquatic colognes are soft sea breezes in a bottle. It is perfect for someone who wants to exude that playful manliness. Lastly, the musky scent is perfect for sensual evenings. Musky scents suggest maturity. It all depends on your character and what type of personality you want to exhibit.
Squirt on your wrists and the insides of your elbow. You cannot just smell from the scent strips they put in magazines or fragrance testers they offer at the department stores because it really depends on your skin chemistry. Let the scent set into your skin before smelling it. Otherwise, you might end up with a scent that smells good on you on initial spray but stinks like a skunk after a few hours. This is the whole concept of notes or stages of your perfume. The base note is the scent that settled on your skin and the one that is mostly noticed by people.
When purchasing, never try three scents at the same time. Your nose might get overwhelmed and lose the ability to distinguish the scents. Also, men’s sense of smell is weaker than that of women’s so you may also consider the opinion of others.
It’s also important to know where to spray your favorite scent. Perfume for men must be carefully applied to the key areas of the body like the neck, wrists and behind the ears. This technique will sustain the fragrance longer.
Remember: do not bathe in perfume. The smell of over applied cologne can be offensive. Just keep your perfume levels pleasant and not cloyingly maddening. Plus, it can also make your pricey little bottle last longer.
An animal marks his territory by leaving his scent in his environment. This is the basic postulate why perfumed men are more superior. It indicates omnipresence as it sticks not only to the nose but also to the psyche. Impress anyone with your smell. They will remember you through your scent, as if you are always there.