Men's Cologne How to Choose a Signature Scent
How to Finding A Great Cologne
Choosing a personal fragrance can actually be much like choosing the proper suit or what shoes to wear with that suit. A signature cologne should fit your personality as well as your lifestyle. Do you have a wonderful pleasant scent that has become your signature scent? If not, maybe its time you get one.
When it comes to knowing how to pick a cologne, first choose a base scent. A base scent is the first prominent scent that you smell when smelling a fragrance. That first scent should be a scent you like and feel comfortable smelling. Many men's colognes are designed to provide a strong note of musk, sandalwood or citrus. These stronger fragrance notes provide the foundation for lighter notes in cologne which are as a rule spice or floral. Sometimes it's not easy to find just the right mixture of these notes to suit one's liking. A good signature scent can make your presence in the room pleasant and memorable. Remember your signature cologne can often be the first impression when you enter a room full of people. Make that first impression a pleasant one, a memorable one.
Here are a few good tips to help you find the perfect cologne. A cologne that will become your signature scent...
The Nose Knows...
First Think Variety
When choosing a signature cologne It's important to find the right store, a store that has many varieties of men's colognes to sample, and ultimately purchase. A good selection of colognes can offer you the opportunity to really consider all of your options under one roof.
The Nose Knows
Always smell a cologne first from the bottle. If you like the scent, spritz a small amount on a tester strip, let it stand for a bit, then smell the strip about 12 inches from your nose. It's important to let the scent settle a bit before smelling it. Never spray the cologne on your skin, until you find a cologne that you are really interested in. Keep in mind you will be trying on multiple scents, and the scents will combine on your skin, making it more difficult to choose one single fragrance. Most cologne counters provide small fragrant testers strips. Just wiser to use a tester strip. When you find a pleasing scent, then try it out on your wrist.
Finding A True Scent - Coffee Beans Are Helpfull
After smelling each fragrance be sure to sniff a few coffee beans if the salesperson has them available. Coffee beans, as a rule, will be available at the Fragrance sales counter. Coffee helps clear each given aroma from your nasal cavity. This will provide you with a more "true" scent of each cologne you choose to smell.
Narrow Down The Search - Then Give Them A Spin...
Once you have narrowed your search down to a few fragrances, ask the sales clerk for a sample of the selected colognes. This will provide you the opportunity to try several different scents over a period of time. You can see how they react to your body chemistry throughout the day. Plus you can see how those around you feel about the scent. Keep in mind individual oils and hormones can cause a fragrance to smell differently, so it's important to give a fragrance a trial run.
Take Your time... No Need To Rush
After trying the sample colognes for at least a week, you should be able to know if you are comfortable wearing the fragrance. Before buying take into consideration how comfortable you were wearing the scent, did you receive any feedback on the scent from friend and co-worker? Were the comments positive or negative? If all comments were positive, and you love the scent, it's time to purchase a bottle of the fragrance. I recommend a small bottle just to make sure you have made the right choice.
Just A Few More Things To Consider
Make sure when you wear cologne to apply just a bit -- you don't want to overpower people around you.
Apply cologne to the following pulse points: the inside of your wrists, behind your ears, and on your neck.
Make sure to keep cologne bottles out of the warm temperatures, this will give the cologne a longer shelf life.
If you want your scent to last longer, uses the same fragrance in a shower gel, aftershave, and moisturizer.
Never spray your cologne on clothing. It may stain.
Do not rub your wrists together after applying cologne. The rubbing action will break down the oils in the cologne and change the scent of the fragrance.