Having that personal scent these days is not just a luxury but rather a need.
The way how you present yourself is very important not just when you are out on a date but even when you have to go to work or attend special events.
And for men, it can be quite challenging to choose which type of fragrance to buy especially when there are just plenty of options to choose from.
It gets even more confusing when you hear people say, you should switch from regular cologne to solid cologne.
What Is A Solid Cologne
Solid colognes are not your usual colognes as they have a long lasting scent and you can apply them to your skin.
The two can be really confusing especially if you are not familiar with the differences.
Basically, solid colognes are different from the other colognes since most of them make use of beeswax or other essential oils like jojoba.
Solid colognes give you that pure and mild scent that is long-lasting.
What men like about solid cologne is that it is natural and portable. It is not so expensive and it has a moisturizing effect.
Different Kinds Of Solid Cologne
There are actually various kinds of solid cologne.
Some are made from natural ingredients while there are others that are made from synthetic ingredients.
You can also find colognes that are a combination of these two.
So just before you choose a fragrance, it helps that you are familiar with the different types of solid cologne available.
Natural: If you want to have that natural scent, you should go for this option. The fragrance is comprised of an all-natural ingredient which means that you do not have to worry if there are harmful chemicals or other things they used in it.
Synthetic: On the other hand, if you want a more long-lasting fragrance, you should go for a synthetic fragrance. It is created to give you that lasting scent and it is odorless so you can be sure that you will smell good.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Solid Cologne
Your choice would actually depend on your preference. But there are actually benefits if you choose to wear solid cologne.
For one, there are no restrictions (TSA) on solid colognes which means that you can put it in your luggage.
Another thing that people like about wearing solid cologne is that you can re-apply without being too obvious. You can re-apply it in the most discreet way possible.
Tips For Picking A Cologne
With all the different kinds of scents not to mention that various kinds and brands, it can be quite difficult to find which is the best kind of fragrance that suits you.
The choices of colognes can be quite overwhelming but here are some tips that can help you find the best cologne that suits your style and personality:
Know the kind of scent you like. Fragrances vary when it comes to notes and composition.
Some have light scents and the others have really strong ones.
From classic to modern fragrances, it is very important that you are familiar with the kind of scent you like.
In that way, it makes it a whole lot easier for you to find which cologne to get.
Test the scents. You can read a bunch of things about colognes but the only way to find out if you will like the scent is if you personally try it.
So take the time to go shopping. It is actually recommended that you shop in person to see and test for yourself if you like a certain fragrance or not.
There are free testers that you can try so you know if the scent really fits you well.
Take time before finally deciding to buy. Once you have the scent that you feel you really like, it can be quite tempting to buy it on the spot.
But keep in mind that the heart of the scent only occurs minutes after the first spray.
It helps that you wait for about an hour before you finally decide if you like the scent and once you do, you can finally make the decision to buy it.
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