Wear It Well – Where To Apply Fragrance For Men

Do you know where to apply fragrance for men? There’s plenty of advice for women, but when it comes to guys you may be stuck! We come to the rescue with our handy guide.

Knowing where to apply fragrance for men isn’t always obvious. We tell you what goes where and how to apply it. To see our guide to the types of male fragrance that are available please click here.

A recent study by the NPD group found that 40% of men aged 18 – 64 never wear fragrance at all. We’re shocked!! Not only is fragrance an instant grooming tool, it’s the secret weapon every man should own. Fragrance is powerful. Not only does it attract people, it stirs emotions and creates memories. We’ve all passed someone wearing a familiar scent and been instantly reminded of a person or place. Wearing fragrance says you care about your appearance and you take time to look after yourself. So if you’re in that 40% because you’re not sure how to wear fragrance, we’re here to help.

Apply Fragrance For MenAftershave
This word is bandied about right, left and centre! But true aftershave means the kind you splash onto your face after shaving. Yes it’s scented, but it also helps cool down sore skin. At allbeauty.com we’ll always called a true aftershave ‘aftershave splash’ or cologne (you’ll also see ‘aftershave balm’ – this is the french way of describing aftershave and is almost always a splash-on liquid). This kind of product should be applied to the face, after shaving, in a splashing motion. You can also apply a little on your neck and dab or two behind the ears (yes behind the ears, it’s a warm pulse point).

Aftershave is a great way to ease yourself into fragrance wear if you’re a complete newbie. You can shop all men’s aftershave here at allbeauty.com.

Eau de Toilette
You may have seen men’s eau de toilette (and sometimes eau de parfum!) and been super-confused. Surely eau de toilette is for women?! Not so, it simply means this is scent you can wear on your body. Almost always in a spray, eau de toilette should be applied to the body and never to the face. Our picture above shows the best places to apply fragrance for men but don’t be afraid to spray clothing – unless it’s a very expensive piece made from a precious fabric (such as silk or cashmere and be careful of leather) you won’t do any damage from spraying your clothes.

You can shop all men’s fragrance here at allbeauty.com.

Dos and Don’ts

  1. Don’t go crazy! A little goes a long way, resist the urge to spray like mad
  2. Think before you re-apply. Just because you can’t smell your scent any longer, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Our noses get used to the smell and can’t always detect it
  3. Hold the bottle about 6 inches away from you before spraying
  4. Change up your fragrance – fresh, citrus scents are great for day time, but woody, musk scents work well for evening (and dates!)

You can shop all men’s fragrance right here at allbeauty.com.

The Aftershave Gift Finder – Find The Right Scent In Seconds!

Our retro aftershave gift finder is an easy way to pick a fragrance for him. Don’t know what to buy? Just start with his age and follow the lines!

Our easy to use aftershave gift finder will help you choose the ideal gift. 

To use our aftershave gift finder, just start with his age (under or over 25) and follow the chart to find his ideal gift. Plus you can shop all items shown in the gift finder right here. Did we help you find a suitable gift? Comment below and tell us! And don’t forget to pin the gift finder for easy access later…

aftershave gift finder

Please note prices are subject to change. From time to time some sizes may go out of stock, moving items into the next price bracket.

Tom Ford Fragrance: The Best Luxury Gifts For Dad

Searching for the best gift for Dad, what really matters is getting it right. When you want something luxurious yet different, and if the budget will stretch, the choice is easy: Tom Ford fragrance.

High class fragrance is quite easy to find (think timeless classics such as Dior, Chanel and Boss). But something really special? Something between High Street and Bespoke? Enter Tom Ford, the American designer and film director, who started his career at Chloe before turning around the fortunes of Gucci.

Who Is The Average User? Tom Ford aftershaves and colognes are for every man, they’re perfect for Dads of any age.
Fragrance Notes? Traditional ingredients such as sage, vetiver and oak moss combine with neroli, sandalwood and jasmine. These are classic male scents with a modern edge.
Packaging? Tom Ford scents have distinctive packaging that say quality on first sight. Glass and metal are the key elements here.

Our Top 3 Tom Ford fragrance products for Father’s Day

Tom Ford Oud Wood is part of the Private Blend range. A wonderful blend of smoky incense, sandalwood and vetiver. We won’t pretend it’s a budget buy (expect to pay around £100 for a 30ml size) but it’s well worth considering if you can stretch to that extra treat.

Private Blend is my own scent laboratory: it’s where I have the ability to create very special, original fragrances that are unconstrained by the conventions of mainstream scent-making. Private Blend is designed with the true fragrance connoisseur in mind. – Tom Ford

Tom Ford, Private Blend Neroli Portofino (Shower Gel 250ml) – when you’d prefer to give a bath and body product, go for ultimate luxury! Private Blend Neroli Portofino is a best selling, high end fragrance by Tom Ford. This gentle cleansing gel is fragranced with the same scent but at a fraction of the cost. A very modern scent, Neroli Portofino combines citrus oils and floral notes with Amber undertones to awaken the senses.

Tom Ford, Noir (Eau de Parfum 50ml) is an update on the original fragrance released in 2012. The oriental and spicy notes of the 2012 original have been refreshed with a mix of new elements. These include spearmint, Italian lemon and pure citrus oils. This gives the composition a cooling freshness that’s ideal for warmer months and dials down the oriental top notes. Underneath is a base of traditional wood and musk.

All Tom Ford fragrance products have accompanying bath and body products, including soap, deodorant and body lotion, so well worth checking if you’re on a budget.

The 2016 allbeauty.com Father’s Day Gift Guide is now available so if you’re still undecided then take a look at our inspiration gallery, including our top 5 fragrance picks.