How To Choose A Fragrance For Men
It’s easy to think that shopping for a cologne is best done in person, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find the perfect scent online. Whether you’re searching for your signature scent or need a few fragrances for a special occasion, these tips will help to steer you in the right direction.
Identify your preferred scent family.
Cologne typically has four scent categories: fresh, floral, oriental, and woody. Before heading to the internet, look at your current cologne selection—what scents do you gravitate towards? If you’re new to cologne and don’t know where to start, consider the scents you enjoy. Once you’ve narrowed down a scent family, browse that selection of colognes.
Decode the description.
A detailed description depicts the fragrance journey a cologne will take you on. But if you’re having difficulty figuring out the dominant scent, pay attention to the middle notes. While everyone experiences each scent uniquely, the middle notes tend to linger the longest.
Consider travel-size fragrances.
If buying a full-size cologne without smelling it is too much of a commitment, consider travel-size fragrances instead. Travel-size colognes will allow you to test drive a few scents to give you a feel for whether it is the bouquet for you. You may even find yourself drawn to more than one scent, allowing you to switch things up depending on the occasion.