Hey people,

I have been wanting to get a real cologne (not spray on deoderant like old spice or axe) but i dont know which ones are good and which ones are bad. I heard that Chrome is good and that it has a citrus smell. ive also been told it doesnt. but both people say its good.

if you wear cologne, what kind do u wear? do girls like it and whats it smell like?

 

thanks

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Go to a department store and smell the different colognes. Find one you like. The same cologne smells different on different people because each person has a unique chemical makeup, so something that smells good on your best friend may not smell the same on you.

As far as whether women like it, it depends on the woman. Some do like men who wear cologne and some don't.

In general, less is more with any kind of scented product, especially in business situations. You never know when someone around you has allergies.

Depends on your age if the girls will find certain colognes nice. If you're highschool/college like I am (which I'm guessing is the case, since you're getting away from Axe and Old Spice,) try "Cool Water" and "Curve Crush for Men." I started wearing it a year or two back and still hear girls comment on in when I walk close by in the hallway. "Ooh, someone smells good." Not to mention my girlfriend likes to get nice and close to smell me. Never had a negative comment on these two.

But, if you do start wearing it, use it right. Don't be the douchebag that stinks up everything. With these two that I wear I usually do a spray on the chest and a spray on the wrist, then dab the wrists together and on my neck. The smell is just strong enough that if someone's within a foot (aka your bubble) then they'll smell it, but it's not overpowering.

Gaultier original and Givenchy Play. I only wear them for special events or diner with my wife.

I choose either Pinaud-Clubman or English Leather, each fine choices. Sometimes I'll go with the original Old Spice.

Diesel: Only The Brave (in a blue Fist-Shaped glass bottle)  Victorinox Altitude, Playboy Vegas, Stetson and English Leather.

 

That being said, depends on where I'm going (work is a scent-free zone) and I seldom wear cologne in the summer as it sometimes attracts pesky insects...And it depends on what the woman likes; some like the citrus-y smell of Diesel or Victorinox, some like the Stetson and English Leather, some don't like any.

I wear Chrome. Cleanest smelling cologne I've ever had the olfactory pleasure of experiencing. Only cologne I've used since.

I recently went back to my old classic Versace Blue Jeans. As some have said, everyone has a different chemistry, so what works well for some may not work for others. Combined with the lotion I use, this cologne in particular has gotten the most positive feedback for me. The new Versace Eros is great as well.

That is based entirely on your body chemistry.  Literally the same sent on me will smell different on you after an hour or two.

My personal choice is the one my wife wants me in.  I only use it for date nights or special events so it is a special sent not a standard.

Dirty English by Juicy Couture for men.  My rule of thumb has always been to wear something that only someone standing 3 feet or closer could smell, and just barely at that.  

I personally don't see any problem with old spice just for average daily use.  However like others have stated, Dirty English is really good and quite affordable.

Here's some very helpful advice for when you go out to buy cologne.

 

Department stores and other retailers usually have test bottles available so that you can try before you buy.  When you want to try an unfamiliar cologne, ask for a card and spray the card first.  This way you can get an idea of what the cologne smells like before you spray yourself.  If you like what you smell on the card, try spraying on your own skin, and note the way the cologne reacts to your unique body chemistry.  I have a cologne that works great for me but smells horrible on my dad.  Also be aware that the smell changes over time.  Colognes usually follow a progression of top notes (what you smell first) followed by middle notes (when the top notes wear off), and finally the base notes.  After your initial test spray, shop around other departments and note the changes in your test spray.  After about an hour, if you still like what you smell, you may have found a good scent.

 

Also, take a girl with you and get her opinion.  If you like it and she likes it, you're good.

I use a cologne from Mary Kay that my wife discovered (her cousin is a Mary Kay lady) before that I used Armani code, for cheaper colognes I've always liked old spice and English leather. My mom used to buy my dad English leather and when I was 13 they bought me my own bottle for Christmas

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