When picking a cologne out, there are a few rules that one should follow before purchasing one.
- Always get a tester! This way you can know what it will smell like on you versus what it smells like from the bottle.
- Pick a scent that best fits your personality: cologne comes in various scents and some are stronger than others. For example, if you’re looking for a light and fresh scent look more towards an Eau De Toilette cologne. Eau De Toilette’s will typically be in clear sometimes grey bottles and the cologne itself is a light or clear color. However, if you’re looking for something that is a little stronger in scent, then look more towards a Eau De Parfum cologne. Eau De Parfum’s will typically be in dark colored and sometimes clear bottles, although the cologne itself is usually a darker sometimes golden color. To determine if a cologne is Eau De Toilette or De Parfum it will be labeled in one or two places: the front of the box or on the bottom of the cologne bottle.
- DON’T OVER SPRAY! Cologne should be used sparingly, when putting on cologne you should only do two spritz: on the wrist and on your neck. The reason is that cologne can still have a smell hours after you have sprayed it on yourself so it’s best to use less than to use more.
Following these simple rules will not only improve your knowledge about cologne, but will make you smell good and stand out from the rest. Here are my top picks for men’s cologne in 2017:
Cologne: Versace Dylan Blue
Cost: 3.4 oz. $86
Description: This new men’s cologne from Versace is the perfect cologne for any occasion. This cologne gives you a fresh, clean scent that is sure to make you stand out from the rest. Versace Dylan Blue is a great cologne for someone who is looking for a new scent to add to their collection.
Cologne: Versace Pour Homme
Cost: 3.4 oz. $82
Description: Thinking about wearing cologne for the very first time? The Versace Pour Homme is the one for you. This fresh, clean scent is also great for any occasion and is a great starter cologne for someone who is just starting to wear cologne.
Cologne: Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb
Cost: 3 oz. $110
Description: This Nordstrom exclusive is one of my favorite cologne’s and is a must have. Spicebomb is great for a night out with that special someone or for whatever occasion you may have. The scent of Spicebomb is slightly heavier than the Versace colognes so it should be used in light amounts.
Cost: 3.3 oz. $104
Description: This is another must have cologne for 2017! This YSL parfum intense is also great for a night out with that special someone or for a more formal occasion. YSL Parfum Intense is also heavy scent and should in very light amounts. However, it is still a great cologne and I highly recommend this to be in everyone’s collection.
Whether it’s a night out or just simply something to wear every day, these cologne’s are great for any man in 2017.