There is a fact, and if you're reading this blog you likely know what it is. Each and every gentleman out there should be wearing a premium cologne every day. Why do all classy men do this? There are a few reasons, let me tell you them. First of all, when you smell good, people are more attracted to you. Another being, when you smell good, you're more likeable. The final reason (final for this blog that is because the reasons are endless) is confidence, they don't call it liquid confidence for nothing... wait is it COLOGNE that they call liquid confidence/courage...? With this confidence, you'll be getting all the dates both smelling AND acting like the stud you are. Alright, now you know exactly why you need to wear a premium cologne everyday, let me enlighten you as to how to properly do this and I'll get you well on your way to being the heartbreaker you were meant to be.
1. Hygiene Trumps All
The first rule that MUST be followed is to never cover bad hygiene with cologne. Think of hygiene as the foundation of a house and cologne as the actual house that everyone sees. No one sees the foundation and understandably no one ever says "WOW, Dave, that's a nice foundation," but there wouldn't be that big fancy house there that everyone is drooling over if it wasn't for the foundation... that's you, by the way, the big fancy house that everyone is drooling over. So what exactly do classy men do? They shower everyday and put cologne on AFTERWARDS. This is a simple rule that cannot be overlooked!
2. Switch It Up
Gentlemen, variety is what makes life interesting and it is also what keeps you smelling incredibly good. So do not be the guy that wears the exact same cologne every day. The best strategy that I have found in order to keep aligned with this rule is to keep a collection of 1000 Scents bottles that I can rotate around whenever I feel. In the past, I have stuck with one large bottle that took forever to finish and got super boring (both for myself and those around me) by the end of it. 1000 Scents keeps me supplied with a fresh 8 mL bottle of premium cologne every month so I never get bored and can keep that studly vibe going!
3. Know How and Where to Apply
Many men make some mistakes when applying fragrance. One of the more common mistakes is the spray and walk through. This is simply a waste and does not allow your body to absorb the fragrance the best and hold on to it for longer periods of time. Another major mistake that many men make is spraying the fragrance on their clothes. Look, for the fragrance to project outwards and seize all the admiring stares, it must be placed on a pulse point (of which your clothes have 0 of). Some common pulse points that fragrance users take advantage of are the neck, chest, inner elbow, and inner wrist. Another reason you shouldn't spray fragrance on your clothes on top of these other reasons (as if you needed more reasons) is that the oil in fragrances can damage your spiffy clothes and who wants that?! Anyways, there's a few key points to wearing fragrance properly, but if you would like more, go check out our full blog post on how to wear fragrance here!
4. Do Not Layer Fragrances
If you had the chance to take a look at that blog post of ours (or maybe you already know because you're a smarty pants) you would know that fragrance is best applied on moisturized skin. Whatever moisturizer you use should be scentless as to not layer fragrances. Your body wash and deodorant should also not have a super heavy overpowering scent. This is simply because most of us buy fragrances so that we can smell like that particular fragrance and knock people's socks off, but if we are using a bunch of other over powering fragrances it takes away from the impressive colognes/fragrances we are wearing.
5. Do Not Drown Yourself
We've all been there, thinking about how good we smell with just 3 sprays of our cologne and just imagining how great we would smell with 10 sprays... the power attained from this would be unimaginable because more is always better right? WRONG! Now it depends on the concentration of the fragrance (whether it is an EDP, EDT, or other concentration), but generally 2-5 sprays is plenty enough for a few hours. As mentioned, this is all subjective to the concentration, brand, specific fragrance from that brand etc., but keep in mind over powering cologne can sometimes be just as bad as body odor. This doesn't mean you can't use more cologne if you would like, but make sure that you are spacing the sprays out across the day so that the cologne has time to wear off and isn't over the top.
Now I am sure that many of you gentlemen are already employing many if not all of these rules, but I hope I have provided you with some knowledge that will help you to maintain (or perhaps even improve) your already impeccable selves.