Just like how you can have a specific hair or beard style that matches your personal style, you want a cologne that will do the same.  However, choosing a cologne is more complicated than it should be, and the vague commercials on TV or celebrity scents don’t help.  That’s why 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon of Westwood is here to provide you with some tips on how to find that perfect cologne that will compliment your looks and give you the confidence of a true modern gentleman.

Don’t Fall For The Fancy Messaging & Packaging

Two rules to remember when shopping for cologne are:

  1. Cool packaging doesn’t equate to quality
  2. Being a “popular” scent doesn’t equate to quality.

When shopping for a scent, you’re going to come across the myriad of celebrity colognes, or one’s that try to go for the shock and awe effect with some elaborate container or box.  While they may catch your attention, just remember that just because other people like it, or if a celebrity endorses it, doesn’t mean it will match with your style.  Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled and finding a scent that’s truly yours.

Go With Your Feeling

While the sheer number of options that you have, the advertising, and all of the other factors that you’re exposed to when looking to buy some cologne, sometimes all you need to do is simplify things in your mind with a simple question: “What Do I Like?”

If you come across a scent that you like, it’s worth a try.  If it’s something that you can imagine yourself wearing and feeling confident about it, that’s all you need to know.

Keeping It Simple

If there is one thing that we can recommend, it’s simplicity.  If you get the point where you’re looking at all of the ingredients in the colognes, usually you’re better off choosing something that has less ingredients.

Ask For Help

Finding a cologne doesn’t have to be something that you do all alone.  Don’t hesitate to bring a friend to help you out with testing the scents.  A second opinion always helps, and can narrow things down to finding the right one for you.

Spruce Up Your Style With 18|8

Beyond just finding the right scent, let the professionals at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon of Westwood do what we do best and make you look your absolute best.  Whether you’re looking for our Executive Haircut, a relaxing straight-razor shave, or any of our professional barbershop services, just book online or give us a call at (781) 917-3333