Needless to say, I wear a LOT of perfume (just kidding!) But seriously...
There is nothing more sexy than a guy who knows how to wear his cologne. What I mean by that is, he wears the right amount where it's not overpowering, and the scent suits him. I definitely swoon over a guy who smells good!
Take this fun quiz to find out what perfumes best suit you!
If you are perfume/cologne shopping, here is some great advice I once received. When testing out a new scent, do not smell the bottom from the nozzle like this:
What happens is that you are mostly smelling the alcohol of the perfume, and not the actual scent. Use the perfume tester strips most stores provide.
Spray a little on the strip, and then wave the strip back and forth a few times to diffuse the scent. Then, bring the strip to your nose and smell. You will notice a HUGE difference if you haven’t been doing this.
Also, just because a perfume or cologne smells good, that doesn’t mean it smells good on you. Believe it or not, different perfumes react differently to different people. Make sure to test out not only how the perfume smells on the tester strip, but also on your wrist.
Keep in mind that your perfume or cologne should be in the same family of scent as your soap/shampoo/conditioner, so that they don’t clash.
When applying perfume, less is more! Seriously, nobody wants to smell you from across the parking lot. Don't spray it and walk through it, as that is just a huge waste of product. A light spritz will do the trick, and the best places to apply for a long-lasting effect are your pulse points, or any place where the blood vessels are closest to the skin: The wrists, neck, behind the ears, in the crease of the elbows, and behind the knees. I usually spritz my wrists, rub them together, and then use them to apply on my neck, near my ears. A little goes a long way. Try to also apply when fresh out of the shower. You want the perfume to be on you, and not your clothes, simply because if you remove those clothes, you will also remove the majority of your perfume. Some fragrances can also stain clothes/jewelry. You can also make perfume last longer by using a body wash or lotion of the same scent.My signature scent is Vera Wang’s Princess, but I also like Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels in Heavenly, and Aquolina Pink Sugar (it smells like cotton candy). I am not a huge fan of floral scents, and tend to go for sweeter smelling ones. What are your favorites?