Does it really matter if a guy wears perfume or cologne? What’s the difference?

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  • 2 years ago
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    It doesn't matter. Perfume and cologne are different forms of the same thing: Fragrance. The difference is the amount of fragrant oils imparting scent in each product. A perfume has the highest amount of fragrant oils and the lowest amount of alcohol. It's very strong, lasts longest and is the purest form of a fragrance that you can buy. Cologne has more alcohol diluting the fragrant oils. It's usually 25% alcohol. Cologne is the form of fragrance most people prefer. It's not as overpowering as perfume and while the scent doesn't last as long it still lasts most of a day.

    Men usually prefer the cologne form of a fragrance rather than the perfume form. Cologne is cheaper, it gives you scent that's a bit closer and more intimate. It doesn't enter the room before you or linger long after you are gone like the perfume form. Cologne is the sophisticated cousin who everyone likes while perfume is like the loud uncle who wears a lampshade on his head and overstays his welcome. The final form of a fragrance that many men like is after shave. It's a light mix of scented oils, alcohol and witchhazel and used after shaving on the face. It gives a nice light scent that doesn't overpower anyone.

    So the choice is yours: How strong do you want the scent, how much money are you willing top pay, and how often will you use it. Cologne is the smartest and most economical choice if you wear it often, perfume is if you want to make a big scent impression only occasionally.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    One repels men, and the other repels women.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    It matters.

    It's separated for a reason


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