There are thousands of fragrances on the market, sometimes it’s hard to choose the one that is perfect for your taste, personality and the occasion. Check out the following basic tips that you may find useful when choosing and even wearing the perfect cologne for you.
1. Determine your budget.
Colognes are priced in a very wide range, from very inexpensive colognes to luxurious designer brands. Determining your budget or the money you are prepared to spend beforehand will help narrow down the choices and will save you a lot of time.
2. Know what particular scent you want and get it!
Decide on what type of fragrance you want based on what use the cologne will be used for. For instance, is it for special occasions? Is it to please or seduce a lover? Is it for everyday wash and wear? If you plan to please someone, make sure to research on the particular fragrances they like. If you want it to be an everyday scent you can wear to work, you may want to buy a lighter and fresher scent. If it’s for big parties and formal events, choose a more bold smelling cologne that makes a stronger impact by blending well with your body chemistry.
Other factors like the weather or season are also important to consider. For instance, if you live in a very humid setting, floral fragrances with a woody or musky base often complement the sultry weather. If you’re often surrounded by a lot of people in near proximity, don’t choose a very strong perfume because not everyone likes perfume. If you will be out on a date and want to heighten the romance, choose a scent that is a bit stronger but not overpowering. Usually oriental spices project confidence and sophistication. Meanwhile, aromatic blends are perfect for men who like to smell like a true man exuding with machismo and security.
3. Examine carefully before buying.
When you’ve finally narrowed down your choices and you’re ready to go the store, don’t forget to carefully examine each cologne you like before getting ahead of yourself and purchasing. Take note that your nose can only handle so much and testing 20 perfumes consecutively will prove to be futile. Before you start spraying a perfume on your wrist, spray it first on a card or paper and decide if you like it. If not, move on to the next. Once you find a scent you think is perfect, start testing it on your body. Apply a small amount on your wrist or at the back of your arm. Make sure the cologne is perfect for you by putting it on your own skin. Wait for a few minutes because fragrances start to grow on you and smell different after a while.
These are our tips for fining the perfect scent! Our most recent love is from Le Labo “Patchouli 24”
“Even though it is vital to the olfactory shock this perfume generates, Patchouli is not easy to detect in this formula. The smoky, leathery character of birch takes over in the first few seconds, making this signature absolutely unique and difficult to situate. Fortunately, a touch of vanilla comes in to calm this little world, bringing peace, sensuality and softness to these violent animal notes. A scent filled with danger for those of us who like to walk a tight rope...”