A MAN’S GUIDE TO FRAGRANCES: HOW TO CHOOSE AND WEAR
Karan V Grover
Jan 18, 2024
Whenever a boy wears a sophisticated fragrance, it transforms him into a gentleman. Scents are really an extension of our personalities and help create an impactful impression. According to studies, it has been justified that women are more attracted to fragrances than looks. Men look for deodorants for daily wear and keep their perfumes piled up for special occasions.
Let’s first find out the difference between a deodorant and a perfume-
Both deodorants and perfumes have fragrance oils in them, though the only thing that matters is their concentration. Perfumes have a higher concentration of perfume oils (20%–30%), while deodorants have a low concentration (2%–4%). Deodorants can be sprayed all over your body, while perfumes have to be applied on pulse points for a long-lasting experience. Deodorants are mostly used in the morning, while perfumes are applied during the evenings/nights.
What Are The Notes In A Fragrance?
All perfumes are made up of three fragrance notes: top, middle/heart, and base. The top notes last for 5–10 minutes and trigger the purchase. Heart notes are very powerful, last for 4-5 hours, and leave a trail. Next and last comes the base notes, which are heavy, have stable compounds, and stay for 6–8 hours.
How To Choose The Right Fragrance?
Every occasion is different, which is why you need to wear different perfumes. Fragrances are classified as woody, citrusy, floral, fruity, warm, etc. You need to choose the one that you think will match your personality as well as the occasion.
When you step out to add a fragrance to your perfume collection, you need to look at the price, product features, price, and other details so that you make a good purchase.
All of us are working or running errands during the day. That is why you don’t need to wear expensive perfume in the daytime. You can go for something floral and fruity. Along with this, during the day it is usually warm outside, so perfume will be heavy and overpowering. In such a situation, you should choose deodorants, as they are lighter.
For Night Time
As it cools down a bit when the sun sets down, it is better to choose a gourmand or woody fragrance. Scents with vanilla, chocolate, amber, oud, and musk are perfect for this time of the day. Scents with such ingredients are heavy and can be worn easily during the night. This is the right time to go for perfumes, as they have a high concentration of perfume oils in them.
A pro tip for all the men out there, if you are looking for the best results, don’t spray the fragrance on your wrists. To have a slow and good impact, wear the scent on your chest or the back of your shoulders.