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Making sense of manly scents

A man's journey to discover his own fragrance

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Men in general do not like to accessorise much, but there is one extremely sensual accessory any man can (and should) wear - the right fragrance. After all, if it makes sense to groom yourself to please the eyes of others, it makes even more sense to exude a pleasant scent to please their noses. People around you might not look at you all the time, but they do breathe constantly, taking in your scent and inevitably forming an impression based on it. 

ILLUSTRATION: TANAPORN ATTHAPORN

Let's begin by figuring out why it is not called men's "perfume". We often hear that perfume is for women and cologne is for men, but in fact the difference between the two is just the strength of the scent. Perfume is stronger than cologne. It does not mean that perfume smells more feminine - it's just that women prefer a stronger scent while men want something more subtle, so women wear perfume and men wear cologne.

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