A Guide to Always Smelling Amazing

Everyone wants to smell great all of the time. So, how do you actually do it? While pretty perfumes and expensive colognes will help you out, that’s not all there is to smelling like a fresh bouquet. It takes a little extra work! If you want to always smell amazing, follow this guide.

Find a Signature Scent You Love
If you want to stand out as someone who always smells good, find your signature scent and wear it regularly. While shifting perfume or cologne from time to time is exciting, having a signature bottle will make people remember how great you smell more. If you haven’t yet found the perfect scent for you, scentmagic.com has an excellent selection of designer colognes that you can get in a subscription box.

Scrub, Scrub, Scrub
Showering is, of course, one of the most important parts of always smelling good. Some people make the mistake of covering their body odor with sprays and perfume bottles, but this can have the opposite effect. If you always want to smell good, you must shower daily and keep on scrubbing. Time your showers wisely, too – if you go to the gym in the mornings, make sure you shower after that rather than leaving it until the evening.

Use a Scented Body Lotion
To add an extra layer of sweetness, why not use a scented body lotion? Not only will it make your whole body smell good, but your skin will also be ultra-soft. You could even carry a scented hand cream around with you to top up the scent throughout the day.

Get a High-Quality Deodorant
Deodorant is an essential purchase, so don’t just grab the first one you see in the store. Depending on how much you sweat, you might be better going with a stronger, high-quality deodorant that also acts as an antiperspirant. Remember, though, deodorant doesn’t replace a shower!

Wash Your Hair Regularly
If you’re wondering why you smell despite showering every day, it might be your hair. Some people avoid washing their hair too often for various reasons, but the build-up of sweat can produce some funky odors you want to stay away from. If you don’t want to use shampoo, scrubbing with water is better than leaving it dry and unwashed. You’ll enjoy the clean feeling afterward!

Use a Fresh Smelling Detergent
How your clothes smell has an enormous impact on how you smell, so make sure they’re as fresh as possible by buying a great detergent and washing them regularly. The sniff test may be OK for one day, but don’t abuse it – people often become nose-blind to their own scents.

Don’t Forget the Breath
Even if you’re showered, wearing fresh clothes, and have on an expensive cologne, all your hard can be eliminated if you have bad breath. Flossing and brushing are obvious, but you should also use mouthwash every day and carry some mints around with you.

Smelling good is as important as looking good. By following this guide, people will soon be asking you where you shop for your cologne or perfume.

— Featured photo by Flickr user kuhnmi, Creative Commons