Differences between mens fragrance
Mens fragrance can have different names. There is a common misconception that the terms aftershave, cologne, eau de toilette and perfume mean the same thing. In reality, they are different from one another in terms of the strength of their fragrance, due to the varying percentages of perfume oil.
Aftershaves are applied directly onto the skin after shaving. With the lowest concentration of perfume oil out of the mens fragrance, aftershave can be applied directly onto the skin after cleansing your skin with a face cleanser for men. Afterwards, you can continue with the rest of your skin care routine for men, by using a toner, all-in-one for men and moisturiser. All of these products can be purchased individually or as a mens skin care set.
Alternatively, mens facial toner can also be a good alternative to aftershave. They have lightweight, refreshing finish that will soothe skin and prevent razor burns, along with a small percentage of perfume to keep the skin fresh and pleasant smelling.
Cologne or often known as Eau De Cologne, is a fragrance for men that contains approximately 2-4% perfume oil. Colognes often have refreshing, light and masculine scents that can be applied onto the skin directly to give it a pleasant scent. Unlike perfumes, colognes diffuse quicker and do not last as long due to the lower concentration of oils. Nonetheless, they are perfect to use for daily or when you are looking for a lightweight fragrance.
Eau De Toilette
Eau De Toilette, often abbreviated as EDT are one of the most commonly found best mens perfume. They have about 5-15% concentration of perfume oils which make them longer lasting compared to aftershaves and colognes. Due to their higher concentrations of oils, Eau De Toilette are perfect when applied in small amounts onto the pulse points and they can be reapplied every few hours when the fragrance starts to disappear.
Perfumes contain the highest concentration of perfume oil out of the different best fragrances for men. They contain somewhere between 15-30% oil, making them have highly concentrated scents even with just a few drops and can last for long hours. Because of this, perfumes are best applied in very small amounts on the pulse points or directly onto your clothes to prevent the scent from being too overpowering. Perfumes should not be applied directly onto the face like an aftershave as it can be too drying on the skin.
How to select the best fragrances for men?
When choosing the best mens perfume, it all comes down to personal preference and the fragrance notes that you are looking for. With men’s perfume, the commonly found fragrance notes tend to be earthy, woody, fresh citrus-like, or warm like a mix of vanilla and herbs. The combination of these scents, along with a lingering leather and cocktail scent gives it a masculine finish that is perfect for all men.
Like perfumes for women, best mens perfume also has different top, middle and base notes which determine the final scent of the perfume as it starts to dry down and change as it mixes with your body’s natural oils. It is important to find the right concentration of best mens fragrance, because if the scent is too light it will fade away too quickly. On the other hand, if it is too concentrated or strong, it may feel overpowering.
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