How to Pick a New Perfume or Cologne

How to Pick a New Perfume or Cologne

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How to Pick a New Perfume or Cologne!

This article is going to show you how to pick a new perfume or cologne! This is going to be short and sweet. I’ve spent quite a while trying to find the right cologne for myself, testing and purchasing and these are some tips that I have learned over the years.

1. Find the Right Inspiration.

A key part to smelling good is finding a fragrance that is cool and modern. You do not want to smell like you are wearing something old fashioned, or just plain overdone. One of the easiest ways to find a good, new fragrance is to check out some of the fragrance reviewers on YouTube! I listed one of my favorites for you here below:

Jeremy Fragrance

(Click here to read my exclusive interview with Jeremy Fragrance)

2. Check Performance at

You don’t just want to smell good, you want people to be able to smell you as well, and smell you all day. This comes down to performance – longevity and sillage. The best way to find how well your fragrance performs is to look it up on I only choose fragrances that have been been voted by a majority of people as “long-lasting” longevity and “moderate” to “heavy” sillage.

3. Spray on Your Skin.

The fragrance needs to not only smell well, but smell well ON YOU. Just spray some on your skin and let it totally dry. How does it smell? If you don’t LOVE it, move on.

4. Look in the Mirror.

A perfume or cologne may smell great, even on your skin. But does it match your look, style, and personality? When you are testing how a fragrance smells, stop and look in the mirror when you smell it. Does it smell like something that a person who looks like you would wear?

5. Bring Someone with You.

A second opinion can be the most important thing you can get. That’s because another person will get a totally outside perspective of you. They can see the full picture of how you look and smell, as well as having a more unbiased opinion of yourself. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear what you love. But a second opinion can be a great tool in making your final choice.

6. Try a Lot!

There was once a cologne brand that I loved; it was my absolute favorite. However, once I started gaining more experience in colognes, I realized that this one that I loved really wasn’t that great. So my final point is very simple; you never know what you’re missing until you smell it. However, don’t let the pursuit of perfection keep you from enjoying what’s great. 

To sum up. . .

Poets, I hope you found this article useful! I know this one’s not about poetry or writing. But, personally, I just love fragrances. I am not sure there is any reason; it is just part of who I am. What a great way to add color and vibrancy to our lives!

If you liked this article, I also recommend that you check out this great article about storing your fragrances, “How I Store my Makeup & Perfume” by ALYSSA AMBER.

© Joey Blue and, 2019. All rights reserved.

Author: Jay Bleu

An Original Blend of Perfume and Poetry

23 thoughts on “How to Pick a New Perfume or Cologne”

  1. This is a great post filled with informative and useful links! Still exploring my own favorite scents and enjoy some samples.

    Joey, I’m experimenting with a new hobby: making scented candles. Do you have any favorite fragrances for candles?

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    1. Wow that’s cool! Right now, my favorite type of fragrance is called White Tea and Ginger. It’s a scent used in the Polynesian Resort at Disney world. It smells great, relaxing, and refreshing and also brings back fun memories of vacation. I have a fan-type scent machine but I know they make it in candles. I just haven’t tried any yet. I also like smokey scents, so I have Balsum fur incense that would be great as a candle as well. Plumeria is another great scent.

      What scents have you been trying?

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      1. That sounds wonderful! Haven’t been trying yet. Still waiting on supplies, but there’s one called “bay rum” which has a mixture of top notes: orange, apple, mid notes: cinnamon, clove, cool mint, base notes: pine, cedarwood, vanilla, musk, patchouli.

        I’m curious about orchid scents, Alaskan wild berries, sangria. Still exploring combinations and such 🙂

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