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Body Spray vs Cologne: Weighing the Pros and Cons

It’s a hot summer day. What will you use to cool down and add fragrance at the same time? Body spray might be your first choice, but then the scent wears off quickly and so does the coolness. Cologne might be the best way to go, unless you actually do like the regular sprays that help cool you off. Our article will help you make the best choice when it comes to choosing your kind of fragrance.

Body spray vs cologne: Weighing the pros and cons

What is body spray?

Body spray is a very light mixture of scent, alcohol, and water. The primary purpose of body spray is for light spritzing on a warm day. The misty drops and wide area coverage makes it perfect for you to use targeting certain areas that sweat easily, such as the neck. Some body sprays include glycerin, which is specially designed to hydrate and moisturize dry skin. The main purpose of a body spray is to feel fresh and relaxed, not to enhance scent. Because of the extremely light scent, you can spray it freely on your clothes, your bed, and even in places that just need a bit of change in the air.

Body spray, contrary to what some may think, does not act as a substitute for deodorant, although it’s the perfect partner. To feel great at the end of a shower, to keep yourself cool on a hot day, to feel refreshed no matter what time it is, pick your body spray and spritz away.

What is cologne?

Cologne is one of the classic perfume oil mixes, but with only 2-4% oil in the entire mixture. Unlike body spray, which stays only as long as the spritz is not yet dried up, cologne can stay for a couple of hours without changing scent, and only needs a refresher or two throughout the day. Because the oil concentration is so light, you can also use it as an initial refreshing spritz. This slightly thicker liquid takes a bit longer to dry, and so you can enjoy the cool, fresh feeling longer.

If you don’t have a specific goal for the day or place to go, a body spray works for you. But in the event of an interview, a meet-up with friends or a client, or even just a special lunch or dinner, go for cologne instead. The fresh feeling will remain, and you can always be confident that the fragrance is still there. Cologne also gives others a better perception of professionalism or serious preparation (this is important, especially for dates!), depending on what you need.

Body spray vs cologne: What’s the verdict?

On the one hand, body spray keeps you cool all day, even though you will probably go through one bottle very quickly on a hot day. It’s also the best way to finish off a shower as you go to your next meet-up. On the other hand, cologne gives you that same fresh feeling, and the scent lasts longer. It’s the best choice if you’re planning to be out for a while, and it makes all the difference on a date, in an interview, or at a less casual event. There’s a fragrance for all seasons—make sure you pick the right one.

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