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The Stylish Man’s Guide To Wearing Perfume

The Stylish Man’s Guide To Wearing Perfume. PHOTO: Pexels

You are a stylish man. Everything about you – your clothes, your accessories and even the way you smell – projects your personality.

One of the many benefits of smelling good is that it significantly improves your mood.

Choosing the right fragrance

The best way to find a new fragrance is to test if the perfume complements your natural body odour over the period of a day. Wearing a fragrance is a process, it is not something you arrive at in a single trial.

It’s okay to rely on the opinions of others as you search for the fragrance that best suits you, however, don’t let them choose for you. Instead, use their opinions to reinforce or question your decision. Only if multiple people tell you your scent is off or a poor choice should you try something else.


Rules For Fragrance Application

We’ve all been around men who used too much cologne. The scent is overwhelming and off-putting. You can easily avoid this mistake by learning how to apply fragrance properly and judiciously.

Spray perfume on dry skin, preferably right after a shower. Hold the spray nozzle 3-6 inches from your skin while applying.

Start light. If you’re new to wearing fragrances, start with one single spray on your chest. As you become more comfortable and knowledgeable about how to wear a perfume properly, you can branch out to a few more sprays in different areas.

Apply fragrance to heat areas. Your body heat will push the scent throughout the day.

Start with the warmest parts of your body: chest, neck, lower jaw, wrist, forearm, inner elbow, shoulder.

Re-spray only when required

You can add more sprays to your wrists depending on how long the scent lasts. For most this will be in the second half of the day.

Don’t kill the note

Rubbing the perfume into the skin seems a sensible thing to do. In reality, it breaks the molecular bond, making the scent weaker.

Don’t spray and walk

Spraying a fragrance in the air and walking through the mist is worthless. Most of the fragrance drops straight to the floor.

Don’t spray fragrance on your clothes

In this case, the fragrance isn’t allowed to mix with your oils, and hence it can’t naturally go through the stages of notes as it should. Also, the oils in a fragrance will stain many fabrics.

Don’t splash

If you are applying cologne from a regular bottle, take one finger and press it against the opening of your bottle and then tip it over gently. Dab onto the parts of the body described above.

Less is more

Fragrance should be discovered, not announced. People who are close by should be able to smell your cologne, but not be overpowered by it.

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