Like your custom suit and your skin care regime, your cologne should adapt to the season. But don’t settle for the standard Acqua De Gio that every other guy is buying this season; you’re better than that. When selecting your summer scent you’ll want to avoid strong, musky, woodsy scents–“Sex Panther” is not warm weather friendly. Keep in mind that heat can make your scent overbearing, and while this scent is great during the cold chill of winter, it’s too heavy for summer.
Instead, focus on lighter, marine inspired scents. You can also opt for cologne with citrus undertones. Citrus evokes an unobtrusive veil of scent that’s capable of masking the… *ahem* less than desirable odors that sometimes accompany warm weather. Also, floral scents aren’t just for the ladies–colognes with a light floral note work well in the heat and humidity of summer. They also provide a trail of olfactory intrigue that will get women asking, “What’s that scent you’re wearing?”
Not only should your scent change during the summer months but your application should adapt too. The lighter scents and ingredients of summer are meant to work with your natural odor, not mask it. Application should be a light mist in the areas that produce the most heat or a few light dabs to the skin. Cologne reacts to heat, so it’s best to focus the application on your wrists and chest/neck area.
Don’t be like every other guy shopping in the mall; make sure your cologne is as unique and sexy as you are. For a Mediterranean inspired summer scent ideal for day, we recommend the Motley Bergamo Cologne. With notes of saltwater, juniper, tomato stem and lime, it’s fresh and light but still complex and intriguing.
If you’re looking for a collection of unique scents to increase your summer cologne arsenal, look into a variety package like the Motley Cologne Trio. The Atlas, Bergamo and Oud scents provide a plethora of suave aromas to fit any summer occasion – day or night.