Guys, if you are thinking about buying new cologne, there are a few basic pieces of advice that you should heed to get the most out of your new scent. If you follow this short guide to selecting and wearing cologne, you should have the ladies flocking to you and your incredibly alluring new scent in no time.
While choosing your new scent is quite important, there are a few basic dos and donts to cologne wearing that every guy should know beforehand. Probably the most important factor is the amount of cologne a guy wears. It should go without saying, but wearing too much cologne is definitely a turn off for most women. Still, this is probably the most common mistake that men make- dousing themselves in half a bottle for whatever reason. Another common mistake that men make is to put cologne on their faces. The bottom line is that there is a major difference between cologne and after shave. After shave is meant to be applied to the face, as the name clearly states, after shaving. Many aftershaves are scented however they still differ from cologne. Instead, cologne should be applied very lightly to the neck and to the clothes. Although some people would also recommend staying away from applying cologne to the neck, because if you happen to be intimate with a woman, she might not want to taste the cologne when she kisses your neck and face, so its best just to stick to lightly spraying the cologne either on the clothes or on the bare chest.
So now that you know how to apply the cologne, you need to know what cologne you should choose. The first rule is that any man who wears cologne should probably wear it all the time. Still, this does not mean wearing the same scent every day, as you should have at least two different scents, but preferably more so you can choose the one that is right for your particular occasion. For instance, cologne that you wear to work should be quite subtle, while you may want to go for something a little more exciting and adventurous for a date or a night on the town. You may also want to change up your colognes for different seasons of the year, going with a lighter, fresher scent for the hot summer months and a more robust, hearty scent for winter. Still, its up to you on how you want to rotate your selection of colognes, as long as you make sure not to become too predictable and wear the same scent for days, or even years in the case of many men.
Another important thing is to make sure you choose an age suitable fragrance. Some scents are marketed towards teens and young adults, while others may be known as an old mans scent. Still, the most important thing when deciding on cologne is to go buy it in person. Smell the different scents and choose one that you like. If you happen to have a girlfriend or wife, it wouldnt hurt to take her along to help, as she will be the one smelling it most often. No matter what scent you choose, make sure to wear it proudly.