You loved it in the store, but hate it on your skin.
Ever purchase cologne based on the enticing whiff you took in the store? And when you get it home, it smells nothing like that? “What happens is that in the store, you spray the cologne on a stick and then immediately put your nose right up to it to smell,” says Matts. “That’s not really how we take in a fragrance in the real world. Think of a friend’s cologne that you’ve noticed and enjoyed. You are probably smelling it from a foot or two away.” Too close, and you will only absorb a portion of the scent’s range. For a better impression, spray the cologne once from an eight-inch distance on your neck. Let it settle for a few minutes. Then assess.