Rediscovering the basics of cologne


A subtle scent on a man has become synonymous with elegance, sophistication, and masculinity. However, in recent times, cologne has taken a back seat in men’s grooming routines, with newer products like body sprays, deodorants, and shower gels taking centre stage.

Let’s take a step back to rediscover the basics of cologne and understand why it should be an essential part of every man’s grooming routine.

What is Cologne?

Cologne is a type of fragrance, typically made from a mixture of essential oils, alcohol, and water.
It has a lower concentration of essential oils than other types of perfumes, making it lighter and more suitable for everyday use. Cologne is typically applied to the pulse points, such as the neck, wrists, and chest, to create a subtle and long-lasting fragrance.

Tips for Choosing and Using Cologne

When it comes to choosing the right cologne, the sheer number of options available can make it a daunting task. However, there are a few factors to consider that can help you make the right choice. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Notes: Look for colognes with notes that appeal to you. Whether fresh, citrusy scents or warm, spicy ones, choosing a cologne with notes that you enjoy can make all the difference.
  • Season: Consider the time of year when selecting a cologne. Fresh, clean scents are often best for spring and summer, while warm, woody scents are popular for fall and winter. One cologne that may be a good choice for winter is the Playboy Signature Collection – Bold, which features a gentleman’s blend of bergamot, lavender, and musk notes. The warm and spicy notes of bergamot and musk, combined with the floral and herbaceous notes of lavender, create a sophisticated and masculine fragrance that can be worn for any occasion in the winter months.
  • Occasion: Think about the occasion when you’ll be wearing the cologne. A light, fresh scent may be more appropriate for daytime events, while a stronger, more sophisticated scent may be better suited for evening occasions.
  • Skin type: Your skin type can affect how a cologne smells on you. For example, oily skin tends to hold onto scents for longer, while dry skin may need a stronger fragrance.
  • Personal preference: Ultimately, the most important factor to consider is your personal preference. Choose a cologne that makes you feel confident and comfortable, and that you enjoy wearing.

Zaweer Ebrahim, brand manager for Playboy says that although cologne may seem like an outdated grooming product, it’s a timeless classic that every man should embrace. “Don’t be afraid to experiment with different scents and find the perfect cologne that suits your personality, your lifestyle and enhances your power of attraction with a wide range of colognes from Playboy to suit your needs.”