When you think about it, fragrances are important especially in Singapore where the heat can make you sweaty and smelly. If you’re one of the dudes who already wear perfumes or colognes, you’re already on the right track! But if you don’t do it yet, don’t worry! We got you covered with this basic guide to men’s fragrances.

Why should I wear cologne?

First of all, let’s discuss some reasons why you should wear cologne or at least any type of fragrance. This is because there are still a lot of men who think either think it’s a hassle or just make excuses saying it’s not necessary.

It’s easy to remember someone by their scent

Among the basic human senses, our sense of smell is the most powerful. Because of this, smell can trigger memories significantly better than our other senses. Think about it, how many times do you remember thinking about someone when you catch a whiff of a certain scent.

This is why it can be very advantageous to wear a fragrance. You can establish better connections with people because they can also remember you better. Of course, you wouldn’t want to be remembered as that guy who smells simply like body odor.

You leave a better impression

That being said, if you smell nice, you simply leave a better impression. When a man dresses well, it can be a big confidence booster. In addition to that, people will also see this person as sharp, confident, and put-together.

However, if you wear good cologne, man, that confidence will skyrocket! There’s just something about it that makes you feel better in your own skin. It won’t matter if you’re going on a date or just having a casual meet-up with friends, you’re sure to leave a good impression.

When do I put it on?

Actually, there are different types of fragrances and some will last longer than others. But as a rule of thumb, you can apply cologne immediately after taking your morning shower. Especially if you take a bath with warm water, the heat will help open up your pores and hold the cologne’s scent for longer.

Sometimes it’s also okay to put on a cologne if you’re a bit sweaty, but it’s not generally recommended because the combination of smells won’t be that pleasant.

Where should I apply it?

Around the base of your throat should be the best place, generally speaking. When you do apply the cologne, don’t spray it too near. Basically, just let the mist get on you instead of directly pointing it towards the base of your throat. Your wrists and the area behind your ears are also good spots since this is where our natural odors typically exude from. Remember though, when applying in these spots.