Fragrances make a man classy and alluring. You probably know your Issey Miyake's and Light Blues, but are you really using scents the right way?
Cologne has long been a staple in the world of men's fragrance, but there are a few rules you should follow if you want to wear it correctly. Here are seven classic rules of wearing cologne.
Let's dive in.
Spray on Dry Skin
We've all been there. You've just stepped out of the shower, feeling refreshed and ready to start your day. But before you put on your clothes, you reach for your cologne and give yourself a few sprays—bad idea.
The best time to apply cologne is after you've dried off and are getting dressed. This way, the fragrance has time to settle into your skin and won't be diluted by water.
Don't Overdo It
A little cologne goes a long way. When you first start wearing fragrances, it can be tempting to overdo it. But trust us, less is more. A few sprays is all you need.
If you're unsure how much to use, start with one spray on your neck and one on your wrists. You can always add more if you need to. A solid cologne like ourColossus Solid Cologne makes it easy to apply to your heat points without wasting any droplets,
Apply to Pulse Points
Your pulse points are the places on your body where your blood vessels are closest to the surface of your skin. These are the spots where your body temperature is highest, so they're ideal for applying cologne.
Some pulse points to keep in mind are your wrists, neck, and behind your ears. You can also apply cologne to your chest and behind your knees.
Less is More
When it comes to cologne, less is definitely more. A few sprays is all you need. If you use too much, you'll end up smelling more like a bottle of cologne than a man.
Try Before You Buy
Cologne is a personal scent, and what smells good on one person may not smell so great on another. It's also important to remember that cologne will react differently with each person's unique skin chemistry.
The best way to find a cologne that's right for you is to go to a store and try out a few different scents. Don't be afraid to ask for help. The salespeople at the store should be able to guide you in the right direction.
Pay Attention to the Season
Cologne is not a one-size-fits-all type of product. The type of cologne you wear should change with the season. In the summer, you'll want to wear a lighter, more refreshing scent. In the winter, you'll want to wear a richer, more warming scent. OurKasai Solid Cologne offers a light lemongrass scent topped off with a fresh fruity waft that's excellent for hotter months.
Consider Your Age
The type of cologne you wear should also change as you get older. When you're in your 20s, you can get away with wearing a more youthful, playful scent. But as you get older, you'll want to wear a more sophisticated, mature scent. OurOmni Solid Cologne helps you achieve that with its old-school yet masculine and basic peppery scent.
It is important to be aware of the seven new rules of wearing cologne. These rules include only spraying cologne on your pulse points, using a light hand, knowing when to stop, waiting for the cologne to dry, avoiding mixing scents, storing your cologne properly, and knowing when to break the rules. By following these rules, you can be sure that you will be able to wear cologne in a way that is both pleasant for you and those around you.
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