Men’s cologne: five things you should already know.

1) Men’s fragrances experience a boost

Men’s fragrances are becoming more popular as more males are becoming conscious of their appearance and the impact it has on professional and personal relationships. Smell is one of the strongest senses linked to memory and emotion, and can evoke either positive or negative thoughts in the people who smell it. For this reason retail stores are seeing a 15% uptick in the purchase of male skin care products, which include exfoliating masks, shampoos and conditioners, Cologne, and moisturizers. As well, sites like this one that cater to reviewing men’s fragrances, are also gaining popularity. It appears that men’s scents might one day rival those of women’s perfume.

2) Why every man should buy good Cologne.

When most of us were in high school, wearing cologne symbolized a step toward manhood. However, now that we are adults, we can no longer get away with cheap body sprays and drugstore purchased fragrance. It is time to find a distinctive scent that will be our trademark, something that is our very own, which is synonymous with the image that we want to project. For this reason, the best way to find a good cologne is to go into high-end department store and see what is on offer. Next, spray samples on your wrist and the inside of your elbow. The first whiff you get is called a top note, but that is not what you should base your purchase on. Instead, wait at least 10 min., go for a walk while the fragrance mixes with the oil in your skin, and then smell the samples again after they have been on your skin. This scent is called the base note, and that is how you will smell all day long, so you will want to choose something that is pleasant.

3) Should a man wear floral cologne?

There are many opinions about how masculine a scent needs to be in order for it to be worn by man, but the history of fragrance is based upon floral notes, which men would wear to distinguish themselves from the lower classes. Somehow flowers, because they are sweet smelling, became synonymous with femininity. However when shopping for a new fragrance, a confident man will want to look for something that brings out floral notes to some degree, rather than just sticking to trusted sense like Cedar and sandalwood. Remember, you wear cologne as much for others as you do yourself, and since sweet fragrances have a pleasant connotation, having at least one cologne of this sort is a good idea for any man.

4) How to buy genuine cologne and aftershave

The easiest way to ensure that you are buying genuine bottle of men’s fragrance is to purchase it from a reputable store. Going to department store means that you will pay top dollar, but at the same time you get the peace of mind of knowing that you are not buying a fake. Many people, trying to save money, make the mistake of purchasing on sites like eBay that are rife with scammers. A better choice, if you want to buy fragrances online, is to go to Amazon and purchase there. Make sure you read feedback on the seller to ensure that they are legitimate first.

5) How many sprays of cologne do I need?

There is a fine line between wearing too little and too much of any fragrance, and men’s cologne is no different. The answer to this question depends on a number of factors such as skin type, climate, and the power or silage of the cologne. This way to determine how many sprays you need, is to, after a shower, apply one spray to the base of your neck, and another to the inside of her your wrists. If you find that after two hours, the Cologne has lost its power, you can either reapply, or you can choose to spray some on your shirt. A rule of thumb is that two sprays is generally enough, because more than that risks overpowering people with the fragrance, which is in poor taste and will make people avoid you.