You have probably heard of the terms cologne and perfume used interchangeably over the years. However, a cologne and a perfume, although they have their similarities, are different. A cologne is more diluted than perfume and hence, less expensive as well. Often labeled as “eau de toilette”, directly translated as toilet water, a cologne is not as long lasting as a perfume.
Since colognes still serve their purpose, which is to put scent, a lot of people prefer to use them instead of the more expensive perfumes. There are many different cologne in the market and the variety of scents is limitless. You can use a pheromone cologne to attract women because this is a type of cologne that contains pheromones.
With the wide selection of colognes to choose from, some people find it hard to pick one that is right for them. Below are some tips for choosing the best cologne for you.
- Avoid synthetic compounds. A lot of colognes include ingredients that may cause skin problems. If you have a history of eczema, rashes, dermatitis, and hives, avoid colognes that have synthetic compounds. Some ingredients to steer clear from acetone, benzyl alcohol, benzyl acetate, limonene, benzaldehyde, ethyl acetate, a-pinene, and linalool.
- Choose based on your skin type. You will be putting or spraying your cologne on your skin so it is very important to know what your skin type is to make sure that the cologne you will choose will be enhanced by the type of skin that you have. Those will oily skin will benefit most from colognes with a light citrus scent or light, airy, summertime scents. If you have dry skin, then scents do not last very long on your skin so it is good to try heavier or thicker scent.
- Try out the cologne on your skin. Do not just rely on colognes sprayed on paper when choosing the scent for you. Different colognes adhere differently to different people so it is better to spray the cologne on your skin to try it out. This will test not just the individual smell of the cologne but also the resulting scent once it has mixed with your sweat and the natural moisture on your body.
- Wait several hours before buying. When buying cologne, do not buy within the next few minutes after trying the cologne on your body. Colognes change scents over a span of several hours so it is best to wear the cologne first for four to six hours before buying it.