Size Is Everything With Solid Colognes
Men love solid colognes for a variety of reasons, but their compact size alone will be among the most favorable aspect of this product.
Therefore, their portability is great for the men who find themselves always on the road and completely loathe the TSA every time they snag your favorite grooming gear.
Another cool little feature of the small size is that it’s perfect for when you may need to randomly freshen up during the day.
So if you just hit the cardio hard at your local gym but didn’t have your favorite body spray or a few minutes extra to shower, applying a solid cologne is a great and subtle way to mask any sort of body odor.
Solid Colognes Can Vary In How They Are Created
Like any cologne, manufacturers make these products in a variety of scents.
However, one notable difference between a solid cologne and the traditional cologne is the composition of the product itself.
More often than not, solid colognes are created through the use of natural ingredients (but not always).
These natural ingredients that manufacturers rely on in order to achieve that desired scent is largely derived from essential oils.
Essential oils are finding their way in to a plethora of both men’s and women’s beauty products alike including beard oils, beard balms, shaving creams, shaving soaps, shampoos, and more – and with good reason.
You see, essential oils beyond just delivering any scent imaginable, also provides a lot of homeopathic remedies.
For instance, did you know that tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that is extremely effective at warding off acne?
While the natural remedies may go beyond the scope of this article, if you are interested in learning more – a quick Google search should provide a plethora of information about each oil.
Now when it comes to the scents of essential oils, there are a ton to choose from. Therefore, just like a standard cologne, developing a fragrance is more of an art form rather than exact science.
In addition, how one fragrance may interact with your body and the climate you are in (i.e. humid vs. dry) may be completely different from another man.
One last key distinction about essential oils is their staying power.
Unlike a synthetic fragrance that is found within virtually all standard colognes that is built to last for hours on end, essential oils will typically remain noticeable for only a few hours.
Therefore regular application in the midday or evening hours may be necessary depending on your personal scent preference.
Strength Of Scent Compared To Other Colognes, Body Sprays, Aftershaves, Etc.
When it comes to the wide array of scented products for men, you will see a large degree of varying scents and their strengths.
To help demonstrate things in a slightly clearer manner, we put together a chart on where the strengths lie for each of the more popular products:
While not to be taken as an exact rule, solid colognes generally tend to be slightly more aromatic than a body spray while also having a relatively lower duration of scent (largely due to the inclusion of essential oils over synthetic fragrances).
Should a solid cologne contain a synthetic fragrance, then it will likely have an equal or longer duration of scent when compared to a body spray.
For in-depth reviews of all the most popualr scented products for men, be sure to read these articles for further information:
How To Find The Right Cologne For You
Going out for the night or simply just hitting the gym?
Then you will want to take notice of the type of scent that each one of the solid colognes listed here provide.
Generally, a rule of thumb that most men follow (and we suggest the same), is that spicy and heavier scents will pair well with evening activities.
So if you plan on going to a bar, dancing, concert, or simply a nice dinner, then a scent with deep base notes will be key.
Contrary, if you are taking a midday workout or just hopped out of the shower in the morning and are heading to work, clean and brisk fragrances will carry themselves lightly and will be appeasing to both your nose and those around you.
Therefore, when picking up a solid cologne, we would recommend getting one for both occasions so you will be well prepared.
Applying A Solid Cologne
When you finally get your brand new solid cologne in the mail, the application process may throw a few men off.
- Simply scoop out a half thumbnail-sized amount (you can adjust this amount depending on the strength of scent you want to achieve)
- Apply it to your wrist.
- Rub your wrists together until the product is fully melted
- Apply excess product to your neck
- Smell manly