So, what is the best cologne for teenage guys? Admittedly, compared to adults it is a bit more difficult for teenage boys to choose the right cologne. After all, as a high school boy he has to take more things into consideration when it comes to wear cologne in class. However, the basic rules for choosing cologne always remain the same – either go with the crowd or stand out of the crowd. Based on this basic strategy, as parents you can screen out a lot of them and find the one that fits your young adult the best.
Colognes for showing off
First of all, wearing cologne is a personal issue. What your teen chooses to wear is just because it makes him feel good about himself. After all, it is the boy himself who first smell the scent. That’s to say, if you want to send him cologne as a gift, it is always a good idea to ask for his opinion in the first place before the purchase.
In fact, nowadays many teenage boys have the confidence to be unique. If your teenager would like to stands out from the crowd, you’d better let his individuality shine by selecting something special. In this regard, the recommended ones include La Nuit de L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent, Dior Homme, Allure Homme Edition Blanche, Terre D’Hermes by Hermes, Joop! Jump By Joop, L’eau De Issey By Issey Miyake, Attitude Extreme by Giorgio Armani, and the like. By the way, it is important to let your young adult try out the mentioned ones and then narrow down the choice before the buying.
Safe, versatile colognes
As mentioned above, during the juvenile stage, the safe, versatile colognes are the mainstream option. There are many reasons for you to do so. Among them the most convinced one is that you can’t go wrong with them.
That’s to say, when you are looking for perfect cologne, you need to consider three aspects – versatility, low loudness level, and popularity. Firstly, the versatility means that this scent will be great at several different occasions. As for school boys, it should be right for class, a date, and so on. Secondarily, low loudness level means that the chosen one shouldn’t be overly loud or it may annoy your neighbors in the class. Thirdly, the popular scent will earn more friends for you.
According to the mentioned 3 criteria, actually you can filter out a lot of unsuitable candidates, such as Pi, Le Male, La Nuit de L’Homme, and so on. Personally I prefer two scents. One is Givenchy Play and the other is YSL L’Homme.
Givenchy Play features citrus scent, which can keep you reasonably aromatic. And this sweet scent is quite safe for students since it is muted and soft at the same time. This is because it also adds in vanilla and coffee accent while combining grapefruit with lemon or lime. More importantly, it lasts long while staying at a comfortable radius.
YSL L’Homme works similarly to Givenchy Play. In other words, in turn it provides multilayered scents – ginger and lemon, violet leaf, and sweet vanilla.
Of course, there are many other good options out there. Besides of the recommended two, you can also go for some others like Acqua di Gio, Rochas Man, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Davidoff Cool Water, Versace Pour Homme, Armani Code, L’eau d’Issey, Body Kouros, Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren, and more.
The best thing may not be the most expensive one. This is true to colognes too. In other words, the high-priced colognes may not be right for your teenage guys. Instead, sometimes some inexpensive designer fragrances can do the same or a better job. In fact, there are many affordable generic versions of high-end designer fragrances that are available in a super store, drug store, and discount grocery stores. The popular ones include Generic Black Classic Match Our Version Of Polo Black Spray Perfume, Vault Eau De Toilette Our Version Of Armani Code For Men Spray Perfume, Old Spice Classic Scent Men’s Cologne, Bod Man Fresh Guy by Parfums De Coeur, and so on. So, be a smart shopper for yourself or your teen if you don’t want to break the bank.