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A Gentleman’s Guide To Picking The Right Signature Fragrance

Rishi Verma

Posted on July 15 2019

Picking the right signature fragrance takes time. It is an intuitive process and needs a lot more than just liking the scent of a particular fragrance to nail the perfect one for you. While it is easy to look at the top fragrances for men when deciding the perfect one for you, if you want to truly be happy with the scent you pick, you need to get a few basics right. To make things a lot easier for you, here are five essential questions you need to ask yourself when thinking whether a specific scent is good for you or not. This is sure to help you find the most compatible fragrance for you.

How long do you want the scent to linger on for?

When shopping for the best fragrances for men, undoubtedly, you come across a wide variety of classifications. However, in order to make sure which scent lingers on from least concentrated to most concentrated, you need to know about eau de cologne, eau de toilette and eau de parfum. A eau de toilette is going to last longer than a eau de cologne, while a eau de parfum is going to last longer than a eau de toilette. Also, the more concentrated the ingredients, the higher the costs and the longer it lasts.

Which scent ‘family’ is most suited for you?

When checking out men's fragrances, you need to be aware of scent families. Usually, the main scent families, from darkest to lightest, includes leather, oriental, chypre, floral, fougére and citrus. To know the best one for you, all you have to do is keep smelling and experimenting. You can also pick these fragrances depending upon the time of season or occasion.

What do you expect the end result to be like?

A good way to know what you are looking for when checking out men's fragrances online involves what you need in a fragrance. Maybe you have a sunny personality and are looking for a light citrus scent, may be you are more on the serious side and are trying to take it easy, whatever be the case, know what you want. It makes it easy to do away with unnecessary fragrances beforehand.

 

How much are you willing to shell out for it?

Know how much you are willing to spend before you head out to buy fragrances for men. The quality of the ingredients used, the manner in which it is packaged, marketing and the fact that retailers often determine the end price are some of the elements that affect the overall price of the fragrance. Certain fragrances are made from ingredients that are more expensive owing to the crop’s prominence, value and because certain ingredients are generally more difficult to prepare. So be aware about the price tag and how much you are going to spend before you come to a conclusion.

While you are at it, make certain you understand the difference between top, middle and base notes. This helps you pick a fragrance that suits your needs and temperament in the best way possible. You should also know how you replace your fragrance before it spoils. This usually depends upon the character of the scent. Generally, all fragrances need to be kept in a cool and dark place to ensure a longer shelf life. So there you have it. Picking the right signature fragrance is not an issue when you are aware about these aspects. Now what are you waiting for? Go ahead and find your signature fragrance that is yours alone and get hearts swooning for all the right reasons.