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A Man’s Guide to Fragrance: How to Choose and Wear Cologne

A Man’s Guide to Fragrance: How to Choose and Wear Cologne

What are the main fragrances available on the market?

Since you want to choose the right fragrance, you must know what are your choices as well as their performance so that you can pick according to the constant time, price as well as how long a bottle will run so that you can have a complete knowledge where and when to invest in your fragrance.Cologne

•    Eau Fraiche:

It is the most diluted version of any fragrance which contains only 1 to 3% perfume oils, and the rest is water and alcohol.

They are quite cheaper

It last less than an hour.

•    Cologne is also known as Eau de Cologne:

It is the oldest name for perfumes and too famous for its masculine scents.

There can be many scents of cologne such as fresh, light or fruity.

The Cologne usually contains 2 to 4% of perfume oils in the water and alcohol.

The longtime last up to 2 or more hours.

•    Toilette also knew as Eau de Toilette:

It is more concentrated than others and has the composition of 5 to 15% pure perfume oils in alcohol.

It can last up to 3 hours or so.


•    Perfume (Eau de Parfum):

It is used by both men and women, but now usually it is associated with females.

It is widely associated name for any fragrance.

It contains 15 to 20% of pure essences of perfumes with alcohol

It lasts up to 5 to 8 hours.

•    Parfum:

It is the most expensive fragrance when compared to the others.

The name is drive from the Latin worm Fumum which means smoke

It is very concentrated and slightly oiler

It contains up to 20 to 30% of pure perfume oils,

A single application of Parfum lasts up to 24 hours.

What are the types of fragrance and the life cycle pyramid?

Since you know what the fragrances available in the market are, you must know about the types of cologne  as well as their life cycle so that you can choose the scent according to the event and lasting hours.

1.    Top note:

It has an entirely lighter small which immediately hits your senses and nose as soon as you apply it. It can last up to 2 hours and minimum 15 minutes. They can be extracted and the combination of citrus, fruits, aquatics. The Spices like cinnamon or light floral scents are most popular ones.

Citrus fruits: these are the scents which resemble or extracted from the fruits such as lemon, mandarin, and bergamot.

Aromatics: there are some great aromatics which are available around us, and these perfumes have familiar scents of anise, lavender, and lemongrass etc.

·       Medium note:

It is also known as middle or heart notes which last up to the 3 to 5 hours after it is sprayed. It has the much stronger smell of any perfume such as floras like jasmine, green scents like stone or grass. Also, some spices which are more massive in scents like clove and cinnamon and some fruity smell too.

Floral: it includes the smell of Jasmine, rose and lilac and other flowers

Green: it has the refreshing scent of stone, leaf, and grass.

Fruity: it is available in intense fruity smells like pear, peach, and raspberry

Spices: the spices include clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

·       Base note:

These perfumes have much bolder scents which enhance over the period, and you can notice it later after wearing. That is why it lasts much longer on your skin as well can last up to 5 to 10 hours as well. The standard base, not scents are moss, vetiver, and vanilla, tar, leather, smoke, tobacco, musk, and sandalwood.

 Wooded: the familiar wood smells are patchouli, cedar, moss, etc

Balsamic: a robust organic scent of Tonka bean, heliotrope, and vanilla.

 How to pick the right perfume?

Since there are many options for you to choose from, you have to make sure in investing your money in the right place as well as make sure that all you pick according to the occasion and location you are weaning. Such as if you are going to gym you can choose any citrus or fruity scent which will make you feel fresher as well as active also as soon as you enter other can smell it too. While for a romantic night you can select any floral or wooded perfume which lasts longer and creates a better and deeper connection.

How to wear cologne?

It is essential to get the right scent for yourself such as you can wear base notes for long and formal events while fruity ones for shopping or just a day out. It will create your mood as well as allow your brain to think in a certain way. Therefore you must also know how you can check how you should apply it.

•    Try to use the cologne right after a shower in a clean and dry body so that you sweat glands are open and it absorbs all the smell.

•    Apply it on your skin, not your clothes and from the distance of 3 to 6 inches.

•    Make sure to reapply when it is needed

•    You must apply it on the heat areas of the body such as wrist, elbows, lower jaws, neck and shoulder; also don’t forget your armpits.

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