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The Fragrance Fog | Cologne, Deodorant, Shampoo, Body Wash, Hair Product, Aftershave

How to Wear Men's Cologne
Grooming Lounge- Recipe for Men's Antiperspirant Deodorant
Grooming Lounge- Best for Last Aftershave
We are using more and more grooming products so there are more and more scents. How do you avoid fragrance overload? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that all of these grooming products have fragrances, and all companies want to smell the best. The fragrance fog comes over your body. Make sure your grooming product fragrances aren't competing with each other.

Aftershave closes pores after shaving and is an astringent to prevent post-shaving infections. Colognes are simply used to make yourself smell amazing. Use pulse points to active the cologne: How to Wear Men's Cologne. However, do your aftershave and cologne compliment each other? You can find a matching aftershave for your cologne which works well. But you can find mild and less pungent aftershaves, which will be more skin conditioners. Grooming Lounge- Best for Last Aftershave is a great option.

Mild fragrances are recommended with soaps and lotions too. Smell the lotions before purchasing. Go with subtle and neutral scents. Women's products work just as well too so don't get convinced to buy 'men's only' products.

Antiperspirants and deodorants should also be mild and knock anyone's socks off such as Grooming Lounge- Recipe for Men's Antiperspirant Deodorant. In regard to hair products, Pete & Pedro products smell amazing. Remember that when you actually work it through your hair, you hair doesn't really smell because it's so diluted. Alpha really likes Aveda products but they smell like sandalwood and the smell doesn't fade through the day.

If you are using too many fragrance products that are overpowering each other and not working in harmony with each other, you probably stink. Go as neutral as possible with the grooming products and smell like your cologne. Let your personality be the overpowering part-- not your smell.


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Dior Homme Review | Men's Cologne and Fragrance -
February 18, 2014
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Dior Homme Dior Homme @ Macy's: Exclusive Lunch and Distribution Burberry Brit Rhythm Review | Men's Cologne and Fragrance Alpha has found his fragrance soul-mate. Although he's not a cologne expert, he knows what he likes and he knows what he wants. After his last review (see link below), the cologne aficionados were sent into hysteria. People were sending him haRead More»
Burberry Brit Rhythm Review | Men's Cologne and Fragrance -
January 28, 2014
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube BURBERRY Brit Rhythm for Men Eau de Toilette, 50 ml. How to Wear Men's Cologne Alpha starts by issuing a disclaimer that he is not a men's fragrance or cologne *expert*. He is a fragrance novice and is loyal to a fragrance long past when he should be. He lists some of his past favorites: Drakkar, Cool Water, Acqua Di Gio, Armani Mania, and Dolce and Gabbana The OneRead More»
When Not to Wear Cologne | Men's Cologne and Fragrance -
August 20, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Some men don't know how to wear cologne: they wear too much or wear it in places they shouldn't. So when should you not wear it? Wearing too much cologne can be just as offensive as body odor. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses when not to wear cologne: job interviews, funerals, road-trip, the gym, and on a first date. Effectively wearing cologne takes finesse. Read More»
How to Wear Men's Cologne | Pulse Points for Fragrance -
May 29, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Who knows know what the term pulse point means? Alpha says that pulse points are where the blood vessels are closer to the skin's surface: behind knees, on chest, on wrist, and behind ears. Heat is created and the cologne smells a bit more. For an average cologne, pump three times (three pulse points). Don't rub- blot instead. Aaron Marino from alpha m. reiterates Read More»

Men's Cologne Chat | Fragrances and Scents for Men  -
October 1, 2012
Ferragamo Jack Black Gucci Guilty Intense Narciso Rodriguez Limited Edition Ben Sherman Eau de Toilette Victorinox Swiss Army Unlimited Aaron Marino of alpha m. covers his take and stance on men's colognes. He said it's up how the cologne smells on you. A cologne can smell completely different from the bottle in the store versus actually on a person. There are some crazy cologne heads, but cologneRead More»
How to Apply Men's Cologne | Fragrance Application -
April 26, 2012
Over-powering or over-applied men's cologne can be just as offensive as bad body odor. Aaron Marino of alpha m. instructs how to effectively apply men's cologne. Less is more and think subtle when applying. Aaron typically sticks to the three-squirt-rule. The key is not to get right up on your skin. You want to mist over yourself and disperse over your entire body.  Apply to the skin, not only onRead More»
The One for Men Review | Men's Cologne and Fragrance -
March 19, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. presents a men's fragrance: Dolce and Gabbana's The One for Men. Alpha got this cologne a few weeks ago, and he loves it. The Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men Fragrance is a warm, oriental floral with modern sensuality. Developed with fresh masculine base notes, the cologne leaves you confident and scented all through the day. After Aaron's review of the cologne, he chaRead More»
Niche and Designer | Men's Cologne and Fragrance -
January 26, 2012
First off, let me say I have the utmost respect for IAmAlphaM's Aaron Marino, which had an awesome take in Chance White's article "Tickle Her Scentsibilities" on colognes.  I just want to take the subject one step further. Yes, I am a cologne fanatic.  I always stop by the fragrance counter and see what's new. Further, I am always researching what's coming out and assessing whether it's worth thRead More»
Tickle Her Scentsabilities | Men's Cologne and Fragrance -
December 26, 2011
As a guy who by profession is a purveyor of men’s fragrances, I have to tell you that I am always amazed by how little many men know about one of the most potentially lethal additions to one’s skirt chasing arsenal – a great scent. Women are complex beasts, as you well know, and when wading out into the brutal world of dating and relationships, the better armed you are, the better, and trustRead More»

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