Finding A Good Romantic Gift For Him

A Gift For Him

A Gift For Him

If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for a good romantic gift for your guy, you can’t go wrong with a good cologne. Much like a good quality suit, wearing luxurious cologne can give him the confidence he needs to really shine. But how do you choose the right one?

What Does He Already Wear?

Knowing what he already wears is a good starting point. If he’s running out, then buying him more of the same will always go down well. Then again, trying something new can also be a good idea – as long as you take your time when it comes to choosing (see the tips below).

Cologne Vs. Aftershave

Many women are often confused at the difference between cologne and aftershave when it comes to shopping for the perfect Valentine’s gift. They are similar: both produce a long lasting fragrance, and both would make a good gift for guys, but there are a few important differences.

Aftershave, as the name suggests, is designed to be used on the skin after shaving, to soothe and smooth out any irritation and dryness. It does, of course, include a scent – but cologne is designed for a more long lasting fragrance. Because it has a higher concentration of fragrance, cologne is often more expensive.

Some men will choose to layer their fragrances, using both aftershave and cologne. Why not buy a one of each, choosing fragrances that complement each other?

How To Choose The Right Fragrance

This really takes a little effort, and you should sample a number of different fragrances before making your final decision. Visit stores and spray samples onto blotter cards. Carry these around with you so you can get a feel for the first smell (the top note), the smell after around 15 minutes (the middle note), and how it smells after around an hour (the dry-down note). This might take time, but it’s the best way to find a fragrance you really think will suit him.

Giving The Gift of Fragrance

When you give cologne or aftershave as a romantic gift for your guy, you won’t be able to return an opened bottle. For this reason it’s very important that you get him to smell a tester before he decides whether or not he likes the fragrance. If you’re really worried, take him shopping with you so he can choose one he likes. And never buy discount designer fragrances from unknown websites – they may not be all you expect them to be!

Aftershave, cologne and fragrance sets will all make a good romantic gift for guys. Just make sure you consider his tastes and he’ll really appreciate the gesture!