Men's Perfume 101: Choose a Scent that Best Fits Your Personality

If women are ultra comfortable walking into a lingerie store, men get mightily uncomfortable even at the thought of walking into a perfume store. But if you would like to have that signature scent, you would need to go through the task so that you can find one that best suits your body chemistry and reflects your personality. Remember that the scent you are wearing can make or break your look. No matter how well-pressed your suit is, you will still fail to impress people if you're wearing an ill-fitting scent that's too strong, too weak or does not fit your body chemistry at all.

How to Choose a Scent that Best Fits You

Now, what are the things that you need to consider when looking for men's perfume? Take a look at the following list:
- The fragrance category.
There are many mens fragrance categories that both men and women can use. However, the most suitable for men include citrusy scents, green scents, spicy scents and water or sea breeze scents. You can go for citrus-based fragrances if you would like to have that fresh-from-the-shower smell. Green scents are a bit sweeter so they're suitable if you would like to showcase your softer side. Spicy scents smell like the popular aftershave brands advertised on TV.

- How you would like to end up smelling.
The next thing that you need to consider is how you would actually like to end up smelling. After familiarizing yourself with the basic categories of scents for men, narrow down your options by deciding whether you'd like to smell like you just got out of the shower, or if you would like to tease the sense of smell of women by sporting a citrusy fragrance.

- How the fragrance suits your body chemistry.
When you walk into a fragrance store, you could get overwhelmed with the plethora of choices. However, all you need to do is ask the sales person about the most popular brands of the scent that you'd like - be it spicy, citrusy or woody. Then, try on the fragrances. Wait for at least 15 minutes for the perfume or cologne to react with your skin. When you're going for a spicy fragrance, the smell usually gets stronger the longer that it lasts on your body. The initial scent should last for an hour or two, and the scent is similar enough to how you would end up smelling for the rest of the day.

- The price of the bottled scent that you are considering buying.
Finally, always consider the price of the bottled scent that you are considering buying. Even the most high-priced ingredients like jasmine, iris or vetiver should not cost more than a couple of hundred dollars to bottle, so do not overspend. Better yet, go online and look for a perfume sale. There are plenty of specialty perfume shops on the Internet where you can buy cheap perfumes and colognes for men, which should not cost you and arm and a leg to buy.


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