How to apply men’s cologne without spray

Written by Lucas M. Hall

Research says that about 80% of men do not use fragrances. Moreover, most of the 20% who use it are new to perfumes. Consequently, most men who are using fragrances are doing it wrong. Finding a personal scent is hard and it involves a lot of trial and error. While trying to find your signature scent you may have come across a special type of fragrance. These fragrances lack the atomizer and can be tricky for beginners. Here are some tips on how to apply mens cologne without spray.

Understand the fragrance

Everybody has a different natural scent that has different needs. Likewise, every fragrance is different with different strengths and weaknesses.  These are the main reasons why it so hard to find a signature scent. A good trick that can help you here is to look for some online reviews. Most of these are written by perfume experts. These experts will give you an in-depth description of the product. Also, they may give you some bonus tips like when it is best to apply it. Consequently, you will be able to know how to use the product correctly.

Apply on clean and dry skin

How to apply mens cologne without spray

Most fragrances without atomizers are majorly oil-based. They can easily ruin clothes and are better used on the skin. Also, it is recommended that you take a shower before you put it on. A quick shower will remove other scents from your body and opens your spores. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the fragrance. Consequently, the fragrance will last longer and smell better.

Apply to heat spots

Fragrances are reliant on the heat to be able to diffuse. Applying fragrances at the correct area will help with their sillage and projection. These heat spots include your neck, chest, pulse points, forearms or inner elbows. However, you have to take care when applying. Applying to too many areas or too much may cause the scent to become overwhelming. Instead, pick one to four areas and apply there.

Only reapply when needed

Today, the longevity of some fragrances can be quite impressive. However, all fragrances eventually die down. Consequently, it becomes vital that you understand a fragrance’s longevity. This is totally dependent on your natural body scent, time and type of fragrance. Applying too much may cause the fragrance to become overwhelming. On the other hand, using too little will make the fragrance hardly noticeable. You time the must reapply just right to gain most from the fragrance.

Tap do not rub

 You may be tempted to rub in the fragrance but do not do it. Rubbing on a fragrance will disrupt the molecular bonds in the scent. This will mess up the notes in the fragrance. Therefore, when using these kinds of colognes it is vital that you tap and do not rub. To tap the fragrance you fist take a finger to the bottle and tap it on your skin repeatedly. You should repeat this process until you are satisfied with the smell. However, you should take care not to apply too much to your finger. This may cause the juice to run down which may lead to your rubbing.

Know how to store it


Fragrances are biodegradable. This means no fragrance has an infinite shelf life. However, if you store fragrances badly they may end up degrading faster. There some things you can do to make a fragrance last longer. First, you should store it in a cool and dry place that is away from sunlight. This will prevent the fragrance to be exposed to extreme temperatures. Extreme heat or cold can make the fragrance become unstable or spoil quicker. Next, you should keep it in its original box. This will prevent it from breaking or exposure to sunlight. Finally, you should keep it out of the reach of children. The experimental nature of kids is can be quite destructive at times.

Final verdict

There you have it, the 6 tips on how to apply men’s cologne without spray. I hope that you have learned something that will help you next time you use one.

About the author

Lucas M. Hall

Lucas describes himself as a “certified fragrance expert”, having worked with some of the world’s top perfumeries as a perfume consultant. His love for fragrances has allowed him to help companies create scents that continue to sell out to this day. When he isn’t choosing notes, he helps clients find the perfect fragrance that complements their style and personality. Many high-profile clients have found their signature scent through his advice. During his downtime, Lucas likes to fill his home with the mouth-watering smell of s’mores, scones, and other delectable desserts.

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