So you understand how a fragrance works, but do you know which one is right for you? It's a personal decision—how you'd like to smell—and a rather important one at that. Here's a quick guide to what you should know before hitting the cologne counter. Then simply find the one that works for you.
Perfect for the warmer months, these are typically lighter than other scents. Try to avoid candy lemony scents and look for richer options that blend exotic fruits with spices and woods to ground them.
Cool, refreshing, clean. These crisp scents try and capture that air off the ocean or after a storm. They're sometimes mixed with traditional green herbs.
Spicy and exotic, these colognes are cut with vanilla, caramel and amber for a slightly smoky and sensual scent not unlike tea.
Traditional, masculine. These are often heavier fragrances, but modern versions ease up on the musk for hints of sweetness like tobacco, leather and vetiver.