Many people consider cologne and perfume luxury items, even if it’s cheap, and most people don’t even put on colognes or perfumes regularly or ever. However, there are more aspects to colognes and perfumes than most people realize.
A real question may cross your mind: Can something as simple as a fragrance or a cologne play a significant role in our daily lives?
The short answer is YES, of course, and in this post, I will discuss six different reasons you should wear cologne every day, and I’ll touch on some invisible aspects in which scents and colognes can affect us in ways you can’t imagine!
So, keep reading, and I guarantee that you will change your perspective of colognes and perfumes afterward.
Have you ever heard of something called a ‘Scent Memory’? It’s when the scent reminds you of a specific memory, a particular place, or one specific person. Picture this: you are walking down the street, suddenly you smell something that stops you in your tracks and transfer you to another time or another place.
This is the power of the scent, and we all experience it in this way or another throughout our lives. Fragrances can make you nostalgic for a specific time in your life. Maybe to your dad when he used to wear cologne, or perhaps an ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend.
Sometimes it can remind you of a specific season, like summer or winter. It’s a really powerful experience.
Can a fragrance boost your confidence? In a nutshell, yes, it can! There are many situations in real life when you feel less confident. Like when you are about to have your job interview or when you are about to meet your girlfriend’s parents for the first time.
If you are well-dressed and wearing a nice and crowd-pleasing scent, there is a good chance that you will get compliments, which can boost your confidence and make you more comfortable and relaxed.
Sometimes when you wear a costly fragrance like Creed Aventus that is known to get you compliments, it will also boost your confidence and make you feel like a boss!
Increasing Your Attractiveness
One of the most significant and strange effects of wearing cologne is to increase your attractiveness to the opposite sex, especially for men.
Women are more sensitive to the sense of smell, while men are more drawn to the visuals. So the next time, don’t be surprised when you see some beautiful girls all over an average-looking guy; it’s probably his fragrance that does the heavy lifting for him!
Sometimes, just wearing a nice cologne to the Bar can be a conversation starter that leads to a memorable night!
Don’t underestimate the power of wearing the right scent for the right occasion; you’ll be surprised.
One of the main reasons why you should wear cologne as a daily habit is its physiological effects on the wearer. The effect can be subtle or significant, depending on the person himself and his state of mind, but it’s definitely a real thing. Sometimes, wearing cologne can cheer you up or make you feel uplifted or even energized when you feel down.
Some fragrances can remind you of a happy memory – as we discussed in the Scent Memory – or a special occasion like when you first met your wife or when your kids were born, enhancing your mood and making you think positively of life. Some fragrances can make you feel relaxed and in a state of serenity.
There is even a type of therapy called “Aromatherapy,“ which uses aromatic oils to enhance physical and emotional health.
In the previous point, we discussed the physiological effects of fragrances on the wearer, but there are also physiological effects on the recipient or the person who smells your scent.
Fragrances can sometimes reflect a particular impression about you; for example, some lovely and light scents give the impression that you are a friendly and peaceful person.
Some fragrances have an aggressive nature, reflecting an impression of a confident person who doesn’t care about what everyone thinks of him. When you are well dressed and wear the right fragrance for the right occasion, it gives the impression of a well put together person or a clean and sophisticated one.
Completing Your Outfit
Fragrances can take your outfit to the next level, and it doesn’t matter whether you dress up or down; it will significantly impact your final image as long as you put a suitable fragrance with clothes that go well with it. It’s the last and straightforward touch that most people neglect.
There are fragrances well suited for formal occasions, and there are others for more casual ones. It’s not a must-follow rule, of course, but rather a nice one to consider if you want to enhance your perfumes’ impact further and help complement your outfit.
Maybe it’s just me, but whenever I come across a well-dressed person who makes an effort to look as nice and neat as he can and don’t wear a fragrance that matches his outfit and complete his overall image, it always irritates me and makes me think of his lost opportunity to look even sharper and more superior.
“Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance — a detail that subtly underscores the look, an invisible extra that completes a man and a woman’s personality. Without it, there is something missing.” –Gianni Versace