How to: teach your man to wear cologne
There’s nothing worse than meeting a guy for the first time who’s gone OTT with the cologne.
He’s cute, fun and sexy but by golly-gosh you need a peg for your nose to be in the same room as him! It’s common for guys to overdo it with their aftershave or fragrance in an attempt to appear groomed and sweet-smelling for us girls – the only problem is it usually ends up repelling us!
So ladies, it’s time to put a stop to this pungent phenomenon and give your boyfriend/hubby/dad/brothers/friends a little lesson in men’s perfume 101…
Lesson one: avoid doubling up
Double and triple dosing on more than one kind of scent can be a recipe for a smell disaster! If your man uses a fragranced body wash, like Lynx Shower Gel – it’s not necessary for him to follow up with a fragranced moisturiser or shaving balm. In fact, most men’s body wash lotions are fragrant enough for him to be able to ditch the cologne all together.
Lesson two: say it don’t spray it
The key to applying cologne is not to spray it everywhere. The best perfume for men is one that only needs to be dabbed on, like Lush Breath of God (which has unisex capabilities, so you can both use it). A man’s scent should say something about his character – a light, masculine fragrance wafting gently from his pulse points speaks of confidence – whereas liberal sprayings of perfume and deodorant does not.
Lesson three: perfecting the technique
If your man uses a spray cologne, he should spray a single pump into the air directly in front of himself, then promptly walk through the mist. The best perfume for doing this is one that will lightly cling to his skin, like Calvin Klein ckfree. He should not, for any reason apply more than one spray. A man’s fragrance should seductively whisper, not scream!