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Whether you want to add a little something to your Saturday night ensemble or enhance your weekday wardrobe, you’ll give just the right impression with an aromatic cologne or perfume from Kohl’s! Perfumes and colognes are scents that men and women wear to enhance their look. These scents can lift a mood, evoke fond memories, or just simply help you smell really good. There are literally thousands of different perfumes and colognes available today. So how do you know which smell will be the best fit for you? There are several different ways you can decide how to choose the perfect scent that will match your own unique style and personality.
How Do You Choose The Scent That Is Right For You?
Each perfume or cologne consists of different "notes." These notes determine the overall scent and consist of three different layers - the base layer, the top layer, and the middle notes. These layers work in synergy to create a specific olfactory bouquet. Some perfumes, for example would be considered floral and contain different scent notes like rose, gardenia, or geranium. Others may be a bit fruitier, with undertones of citrus or apple. Exotic perfumes contain spicy notes like star anise or even cinnamon.
Men's scents have various notes as well. Musk scents have a heavier, more masculine tone, while others may have smells like pine or even leather-based notes. It is always a good idea to determine which types of cologne or perfume you prefer and then see which base notes they contain before deciding on one. You can learn more about the different notes used to make cologne and perfume in order to get a better idea of which ones you think will suit your tastes.
What Is The “Concentration” Of A Scent?
Fragrances come in four different levels of concentration. As the concentration gets higher, the price usually gets higher as well. Typically, colognes or perfumes with high concentration have a more powerful scent and last longer. They can be a bit pricey, but some people feel the higher price is absolutely worth it. The highest concentration is simply called perfume or parfum. This level usually will last all day with just one application to the wrists or pulse points.
The next lower level is eau de parfum, which typically can last about six hours after application. The third level is called eau de toilette and is usually fairly affordable and easy to find in retail stores. It typically requires more than one application throughout the day to get it to last. The fourth and lowest fragrance concentration is eau de cologne, which only lasts about two hours.
But you don’t have to be a fragrance expert in order to choose the perfume or cologne that is going to be right for you. Part of the reason for that is that many people like to experiment with fragrances and end up owning several that they like. Something very common is for people to use different scents for different outfits or occasions. Kohl’s has an expansive collection of colognes, perfumes and body sprays that will add just the right enhancement to whatever outfit you’re wearing for whatever occasion you’re wearing it. If you’re looking for enhancement to compliment your scent, be sure to check out our assortment of fragrance sets, too, which can include multiple scents by a particular designer or enhancements like body lotion and other beauty supplements that compliment the fragrance.
And Kohl’s has the latest great smelling fragrances from the hottest designers including Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Juicy Couture. Whether you’re looking for a floral scent, something warm spicy, something with an earthy and woody tone, or a scent that has a more fresh and clean tone, you’ll find the perfect fragrance when you shop Kohl’s!