The Gentleman’s Guide to Choosing a Signature Fragrance
There is an interesting fact about the sense of smell that a reaction occurs in our brains when we smell a particular scent. The part of the brain that deals with emotions is directly affected by our sense of smell. You can create any impression that you want based on your signature fragrance. This is where the moment of logic stops working. This means that any associations we have with a particular smell come to the surface and we respond accordingly.
A man’s choice of a scent is often influenced by his personal experience also reflecting his lifestyle. It’s not difficult for men to stay with the things they love for years. But why follow the crowd? Why not get out of our comfort zone and make a lasting impression? Why not get rid of all the colognes that every guy uses? It’s important to stand out from the crowd and be notice.
Let’s find out how a man chooses his signature scent to make it possible.
Which impression would you like to make?
The decision to choose the right shoes or outfit is just one part of the equation. You need a cologne to match the image you are trying to create. A sweet, citrusy scent will tell you that you like fresh smells but don’t have to be too vocal about it.
A bold, spicy, masculine cologne, on the other hand, says “I’m strong, masculine, and don’t mind being different.”You will want to be distinctive and subtle when you are at work. Do Not go for loud, attention seeking fragrances nor the ones who people usually smell everywhere. You need something stronger to go out with friends for drinks, dinner, or on a date but avoid overdoing it.
There are a few things to consider when choosing a signature scent. Your age is the first. Your maturity level and stage should reflect your sense of smell. It’s time for a change if you still use the same cologne you used in university a couple of years ago.
Consider whether you will be buying one cologne and not a seasonal collection. Or using a cologne that is relevant throughout the year if you consider the one-cologne approach. You will need to adapt as the weather changes. Like, you’ll need something richer and spicier in the winter months and you may go lighter and sweeter during the warmer months. Remember that lighter-bodied fragrances tend to fade quicker. They will need to be reapplied at least once per day.
- Body Sprays! Unless you want to smell the same throughout the day. Do not be afraid to spend a bit more on a high-quality cologne. If you only use 2-3 sprays per day, a bottle will last about a year. It will be worth it and you will have more options.
- Avoid buying anything that is marketed as a “bestseller”. These colognes have been a hit and are still very popular. If your goal is to make people feel like you, and stand out as a confident, unique man, then it’s best not to use these colognes.
- Once you have chosen your signature scent, there are a few things to avoid. One of the most common is spraying cologne on clothes, rather than directly on the skin. This is a mistake, as it doesn’t allow the fragrance to fully interact with your body oils or soak into your pores. It prevents the fragrance from developing throughout the day.
- Heavy amount of cologne is another mistake to avoid. You only need a few moderate sprays each day to get through the day.
By now, you should now have an idea of what a signature scent is. Your cologne should reflect your personality. It should also be versatile enough that it can be worn both at work and out with friends.