How to Choose a Cologne for Men
Like choosing the right perfume for any woman, choosing the perfect scent for a man is as equally challenging. A cologne must not only fit the person, but his lifestyle and make him feel comfortable in wearing it. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind when conducting your search.
Being urban means you are good to go when the cell phone rings, the text is received or as soon as the tweet goes viral. Having the right cologne allows the wearer to go from the boardroom, to happy hour, to courtside without skipping a beat. Strong greens, either cedar or citrus, is best suited for a life within the concrete jungle. Our picks—Eau d’Orange Verte by Hermes and Euphoria by Calvin Klein.
The Young Professional
If you are a little thin when it comes to experience, sometimes style is all you have. Looking your best and smelling great goes a long way during those early years. Knowing which cologne to wear is as important as knowing which fork to use. Our picks—Paul Smith Extreme and The One by Dolce & Gabbana.
The Sporting Man
Leading an athletic lifestyle does not necessarily mean you need to smell like your sports bag. The right cologne will not only enhance your natural scent but give you a competitive edge off the athletic field as well (*wink*). Our picks—Adidas Fair Play and Versace Pour Homme.
The Man’s Man
Being “the man” is hard enough so it is only fitting that he has every advantage at his disposal. Staunch and unwavering are words that come to mind as does reverence and humility. Our picks—Gucci by Gucci and L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent.