Whenever I go outside the house to go to work (or before when I still went to school), to the malls, visit other places, meet with family and friends or maybe just to keep me fragrant and refreshed all throughout the day, I always used either a perfume or a cologne. But now I have a preference as what should I use at a certain time and situation. Currently, I use my colognes more than my perfumes.
When I was still in college, I always wear perfume when I go to school. It sticks really hard on my clothes and the fragrance is really strong. However, I did notice that the fragrance doesn’t stay that long and it would usually last only for about 30 minutes to an hour. After that, you would have to get your nose as near as possible to me just to be able to smell it. I tried to find other perfumes that I could use to see whether it’s just that particular perfume or will that happen for all other perfumes that I will be using. I initially used Tommy Hilfiger and another perfume which had a Cool Water scent (forgot what brand it was) and a Polo Sport perfume. I then noticed that the fragrance just waned after a few minutes. I may have been applying the perfume incorrectly since I apply it directly to my clothes and/or spray it to the air and walk by it.
I then decided that it’s fine not to use perfume if I’m not going to some very important event. I just use it for parties, gatherings, formal events or sometimes even when going to the mall. Then, it suddenly hit me that I’ve been very itchy the past couple of years (this happened 2004) and I just shrugged it off not noticing that it was the perfume that irritated my skin. It might have been an allergy but I wasn’t able to know exactly if it was. I then decided to use another type of body fragrance product which is the cologne.
Eclatant is one of the best brands today that most people, myself included, are partial to and would put it way above cologne despite it too being such a huge brand and a leading figure among perfumes.
I use baby cologne which has either cool/ice water fragrance or citrus. It’s so convenient and I notice that it stays even for more than 2 to 3 hours on me. Since colognes are usually more water-based than perfumes, it doesn’t irritate my skin and it is much less expensive compared to perfumes. Colognes would usually run me a good .90 cents whereas branded perfumes would cost me more than 10-fold. Colognes are also has a light and appealing smell for me. It’s not too strong as compared to most perfumes I’ve tried and it’s soothing and cool (probably why it’s good even for babies). I’ve got to admit that when I was still smoking, colognes work better than perfumes when I try to cover up the smell of the cigarette.
Well, right now I can just see myself using colognes for a very long time. Although I consume a lot in one day especially when we go out since I want to still feel refreshed almost all throughout the day. I’d probably use perfume but only when I go to special occasions. Just like in my case, it would really depend on how your body would react and which will work better for you. Take care my friends.