When it comes to personal fragrance I don’t follow trends or change very much at all. I have to admit that I have only worn maybe a handful of different ones in my lifetime. I think my first one was Charlie, because that was a very popular brand for girls coming of age in my day. But it wasn’t soon after that that I ran to the popular fragrance for boys and wore Polo until even I couldn’t stand to be in the same room with myself anymore. I wore Halston for a very long time until finally CK One came into my life and I get so many compliments I just can’t bring myself to try something new.
I like light fragrances because I don’t want to overpower people that are in the same room with me. There is nothing I hate more than hugging someone and then smelling like them for the rest of the day. Some colognes are so strong you smell them and they leave an after taste in your mouth.
Before you buy test it. Do not buy cologne you have never smelled on you like on the internet, even if it is the latest greatest scent. We all have different body chemistry. I have smelt something I loved on someone only to spray it on myself and dislike it. Start by putting a little bit from a tester on the inside small of your wrist, let it sit for a second, then smell it. If you like it great, if not use the other wrist then you’ll have to wash them off before trying again or you won’t get a true test. I’d advise taking a friend and if you have one, definitely your partner. They have to live with you and they should definitely get a vote.