Smelling good is as important as looking good, especially when it comes to the affection of women. A man with a good scent always scores brownie points. Cologne and aftershave are two of the most defining masculine products available today, but there seems to be a lot of confusion about the two. A lot of men mix up the purpose of both products; some even believe they are the same thing.
Here are some insights about aftershave and cologne, their usage and how to get the most out of it:
Why use either?
Throwing in a personal care product like cologne or aftershave is a must for any “man kit”. But as good as they both smell, they are not exactly meant for the same purpose. An aftershave is used to soothe and heal skin on your face that has experienced irritation or inflammation because of shaving. Sometimes it even comes in handy to apply over a cut or a wound, as it aides the healing process. On the other hand, cologne is used to enhance your natural scent. The effects of this last much longer than aftershave.
How to use them?
As far as aftershave is concerned, the name itself is pretty self-explanatory. The skin area on your face that covers your beard and the upper neck is where aftershave needs to be splashed. And this must be done almost immediately after you have finished shaving. Use cologne whenever you are stepping out of the house for a party or to work. The cologne is bottled and comes with a spray on feature and is applied in smaller amounts around the neck, ears, wrists and maybe on your shirt.
Which one should I buy; aftershave or cologne?
Ideally you need to have both in your arsenal. Cologne however costs way more than aftershave. This is because of the ingredients that are used to make them. Cologne contains higher amounts of fragrance concentrate as compared to aftershave. This also explains why aftershave smells so good when you apply it but a few minutes later, there is no fragrance to be found.
Can I use both at the same time?
Of course you can. A lot of men use both cologne and aftershave. First of all make sure the purpose of the aftershave is served. Then spray on some cologne and you have with you a stronger lasting fragrance. Be careful of the type of cologne that you used though. Sometimes if the fragrances are too distinct and do not complement each other then you could smell really weird.
Once you have a clear understanding about how to use cologne and aftershave, you will have the best results leaving your skin feeling fresh while you smell better, for longer. (Agencies)