Everyone hates the perfume section. Come on, don’t lie, all those scents make it really difficult to figure out whether that amazing cologne you’re smelling is actually amazing, or just remnants of the incredibly perfumed air. So how do you find the best cologne for young men? We’ve assembled a handy guide to help you know what to look for without hitting the perfume section. Here are some things to look for when picking out an amazing cologne.
Eau de Toilette: Eau de Toilette is a fancy way of saying this cologne is ready to wear. Pure colognes need to be diluted in order to be wearable without being overbearing, eau de toilette means that process is already done, just spray and go.
Fragrance Type: This icon will tell you what the overwhelming scent of the fragrance is. This can range from wood to citrus, so keep an eye out for something that smells great to you or whoever you’re buying for.
Spray: Sprays make it easier to apply the cologne, so keep this in mind when choosing a product. A spray bottle can make the whole process easier, especially for people who apply cologne before their morning coffee.
Use: Is this more of a daytime or nighttime scent? Will it last all day, all night, or will it get you through both? Keep an eye on this icon to answer these questions.
Size: If this cologne is going on an already cluttered bathroom countertop, size is an important thing to keep in mind. Although, larger bottles typically hold more cologne, so if you’re looking to stock up this may not be a problem.
Volume: So how much does this bottle actually hold? The size can sometimes be deceiving so make sure you know what you’re getting by checking out this icon before you buy your cologne.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s find you the best smelling cologne in the world. We’ve put our top and budget picks at the beginning of the list, for those of you that are in a hurry to find something incredible and special. We’ve also included eight other picks for amazing and wonderful colognes if neither of those strikes your fancy. Be sure to check them all out so you get the one that is best for you.