Wearing the right cologne will attract women to you, much the same way small deers attract lions. Here’s a guide to show you everything you ought to know about cologne but were afraid to ask.
Upscale fragrance counters like the ones at Neiman Marcus love to hand you samples of their latest cologne on strips of paper. Although this is a great sales technique, keep in mind though that scents smell very different on paper, than they do after they’ve dried on your skin. The best way to test a cologne is to spray a small amount on the inside of your wrist, wait a few minutes, and take a quick whiff. This “dry down” is what the lovely lady you’re trying to attract will actually smell.
Choosing a Cologne
It’s best to choose a cologne that compliments your personality. Pick from the following three types, and you’ll hit your mark.
Fresh colognes have a nice greenery and citrus smell to them and favor guys who are intensely goal-oriented while being quite easy going.
· Lacoste Essential, Calvin Klein Escape, Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme
Aromatic colognes contain fruity and spicy scents that help excentuate guys with sophisticated styles and the ability to make everything around them seem cool.
· Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme, Calvin Klein Eternity For Men, Davidoff Cool Water
The best time to apply your cologne is after a shower before you’ve put on your shirt. Spray the cologne into the air and walk into it. If you’re already dressed, the back of your neck and wrist areas are your next best bet since they naturally diffuse more scent then the rest of your body. Never spray cologne on your clothes.
Remember that hotter it gets the more intense the scents from your cologne will be, especially when combined with your sweat. Go lighter in the summer, and heavier in the winter. Oilier skins tend to amplify the scents a bit, so take it easy.
How Much is Enough
One or two spritzes is enough. Don’t douse yourself in the stuff. “If you’re constantly smelling the fragrance, you’ve applied too much.” says Rochelle Bloom, president of the Fragrance Foundation. She should be pretty close to you before she gives you the “ahhh you smell nice” line, and becomes weak in the knees.
Don’t Mix Scents
Unless you want to confuse or repulse her with a potpourri of scents, don’t mix scented lotions or aftershaves with your cologne. If you do, be sure they’re compatible and compliment each other.