Wearing Cologne in College
You just got accepted into your favorite college looking to make good first impressions. You also might have been in college and just discovered the magic of fragrance. Wanting to turn it up to that next level. This article is for any college student who has an interest in smelling fresh and attracting people.
College is a time for figuring out what your own personal style and tastes are. You aren’t totally confident in your own skin just yet so having your fragrance game down can make a boost to your confidence. Knowing people will enjoy being in your presence because you smell like a million bucks. You will go through phases of change and growth where things you previously found good, they don’t have that spark anymore.
This article will give you different styles of fragrances that can be used from studying in a library to going out to party with your best friends.
Let me know which cologne you wear as a college student in the comments below.
Night Life Cologne
When it comes to college, it’s not hard to stand out against the rest of guys. Everyone is wearing the same cheap fragrances found in the Walmart fragrance aisle. Some guys even go as low as wearing Axe body spray, this is a no-no after you leave middle school.
I’m not saying you need to be buying costly fragrances like Creed or Tom Ford. You just need to put a little more investment into a cologne that you know is of higher quality.
Below are a few of my college night life staples.
1. Mont Blanc Individuel
A combination of over 15 scent notes composing this fresh and spicy cologne. Some of the center pieces of this cologne are raspberry, cinnamon, sandalwood, and dark chocolate. The fragrance is perfect for a night out at a higher end bar, not the typical college bar where it smells like a toilet bowl.
The performance is on the lighter side for a normal night life cologne. It will still be noticed but not being obnoxiously powerful or offensive smelling with its notes. I can guarantee you if you ask someone in the bar/club what they think about it, they will say they love it.
It is not your cologne people come across regularly so they will be surprised.
2. Versace Eros
This one is a classic that I recommend to people the most when it comes to-night life. It has been tested and proven to be a hit wherever you go to. It is a sweet and youthful cologne that can be worn by even into their 30’s if they have the attitude to match. The main notes you will get from this sweet perfume are mint, apple, and vanilla. There is a little musk in there to give it that masculine edge.
The performance is that of your typical clubbing cologne, powerful and long-lasting. You will not have a problem being noticed by women who will come up to you and ask what you are wearing. It’s a quite common cologne so don’t be surprised if you can smell it on someone else at the club. You both know the secret to clubbing success.
3. Armaf Club De Nuit Intense
This one is a toned down version of Paco Rabanne’s “1 Million” which is a super powerful cologne that can be quite obnoxious. 1 Million can be saved for the stereotypical college guy who doesn’t know much about fragrance. Club De Nuit is a spicy and creamy with a performance that is perfect for any occasion during the night. It even has the word “Club” in the name so you know I had to include it in this list.
The price is perfect for a college student who wants something similar to 1 Million but for about half the price. It has the same effect of any clubbing fragrance but with a price tag you will love.
Give it a try if you want a fragrance that stands out.
Fragrances you wear in the classroom need to be as inoffensive as possible. You will be a couple of feet away from people sitting down during a lecture. You don’t want a fragrance so strong people are putting their shirt over their nose. These colognes will be the same as what you would wear in an office setting, just a little more youthful.
The most important part of a cologne used in a school setting is the projection. It can be the perfect composition of notes, but if it is too strong it becomes a distraction to people. Colognes like Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille would make people not be able to think of anything else but that massive wave of odor.
1. L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
A calm and relaxing cologne with a hint of spice from ginger and peppercorn. It has a similarity to a very luxurious bar of soap with the freshness of it. The projection is perfect for a classroom setting, it sits close to the skin leaving a slight aroma. It’s light and refreshing, enough to be worn in summer and with sweet and woodsy notes for the cold of winter.
It is sold for men but the fragrance is appealing enough to be worn by women as well. Having a slight masculine edge to it but that can be overlooked for the right woman. It can be a go-to “close encounters” cologne that you use in any situation you will be close to people for a long period of time. Things like office work, classrooms, public transport, concerts, or libraries.
This one was my personal go-to for a while.
2. El Cielo by Armaf
The hidden gem of the list. This is a summer citrus aromatic cologne with performance perfect for the classroom or office. This one is for the younger college student who can still rock youthful fragrances. El Cielo has fruit notes as well that you don’t smell in the fragrances made for older men. It has been compared to the cologne Paco Rabanne’s “Invictus”.
Notes of melon,vanilla, and lavender may sound like a fragrance for women, but it still turns out to be masculine.
So if you are looking for an inexpensive fragrance to start off your freshman or sophomore year, El Cielo is your guy. It still can be used for nightlife, it just won’t have the impact of stronger cologne .
3.Coach for Men
A unique spicy fragrance that is a true compliment getting cologne. Coach has a deep wood and pear scent that works perfectly in unison together. It doesn’t have that synthetic smell that comes with colognes with suede notes. It smells very high quality and everyone around me seems to agree as well when you wear it.
The performance is a perfect balance in the middle which makes it both a classroom and a night life fragrance. It is very inoffensive and a perfect choice every time. The longevity is lacking during the summer and will only last you 6 hours, during the colder months it will last you up to 10 hours. Something in the formula just can’t take the heat.