By: Nancy Blacks | posted in Reviews |
Date: April 18th, 2012
Men’s cologne is one of the essential element in men fashion as it complements their outfit and it could help boost their self-esteem. It doesn’t even matter what season it is because men’s cologne never go out of style. In fact, you could turn on many women just by fragrance alone. However, the most challenging task is selecting the best cologne for you to use.
If you are looking for the best cologne, whether to give it as a gift or to use one for yourself, it can be confusing because of the huge number of colognes available in the market today.
Women tend to be more sensitive in their sense of smell, therefore it would help if you remain realistic and practical in your selection. It would also help if you do not put too much cologne, especially if you’re on your first date. Otherwise women would be put off by the strong fragrance. There are a number of tips and techniques you could follow if you’re trying to look for the best cologne.
With the tips and techniques in this article, it may confuse you even more and it doesn’t just end there. Here’s an example, many people think trying the cologne on your skin is a good idea to test instead of placing a small amount on a card.
How to find the best cologne for men?
Below is a list of tips that you can use in order to reduce your selection and find the best cologne for yourself or for your friend, boyfriend, or husband.
Not on skin when testing (yet)
Unlike what many people believe, it is better to place a small amount of cologne on a card instead of your skin. Some would say that testing it on your skin will help you determine whether it blends perfectly with your body odor. However, if you are still shopping for the best cologne, chances are you will be trying out several colognes your skin and this will make it hard to identifying which cologne smells the best.
Breathe in fresh air
Before you actually choose a particular cologne, first try to breathe in fresh air so you could easily identify the smell of the cologne you find enticing. This will help you reduce the chances of confusing your sense of smell and further help you zero in the cologne you want to use.
Try them on your body
Once you’ve selected a few colognes you really like, you can try them out on both wrists to find out whether they blend perfectly to your body odor or not. Then consider whether the smell appeals to your senses. You could even create your own cologne by integrating your newly chosen fragrance with a natural scent.
Different event/place = different cologne
Consider the events and places where you are going to wear your cologne. You might not want to wear a strong type of cologne when you’re going to work. Decide which type of cologne you would want to wear in a general setting rather than choosing them exclusively for an event. Although this may work if you are the type of person who wears different kinds of cologne in specific event.
Your cologne can make or break you but if you have found the best fragrance, you could actually bring out the best in you. You should choose the type of cologne that complements your personality and adds elegance and sophistication to your lifestyle.
I hope this article give you some insights on how to select the best colognes for yourself. Check out my other article for my top 10 men’s cologne.
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