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How to become a gentleman, how to use a cologne?

Hoe wordt je een gentleman, hoe gebruik je een cologne? - Manandshaving

Gentleman's grooming

The art of applying cologne or perfume is part of refined men's care and the timeless elegance of the true gentleman. Choosing the right men's fragrance that suits your personality creates a powerful appearance and will leave a lasting impression. The English Truefitt & Hill has been a perfumer since 1805 and the expert on how a gentleman should take care of himself. In this blog, these experts tell you all about the Truefitt and Hill fragrance lines and the delicate art of applying eau de cologne.

Step 1 - Choose the right men's fragrance

Times change, trends come and go, but a true gentleman has always existed. We are not going to tell you how to behave like a gentleman. According to Truefitt and Hill, the gentleman always respects the woman, loves life and the beautiful things in life, has a sense of taste and style, does not take himself too seriously, always knows how to control himself and goes about his business with panache and passion. through life.

The first step is to look carefully at your own personality and style and which scents suit you. Just like a tailor-made suit or a perfectly knotted tie, your perfume choice should exude confidence and sophistication.


Are you a lover of fresh air and the smell of the beach and sea? Then the 1805 cologne from Truefitt and Hill suits you well. The 1805 is an invigorating and oceanic scent. This captivating fragrance opens with refreshing citrus notes that blend harmoniously with a floral heart of lily and jasmine and finally soft and refined fragrance notes of amber and musk.

Fragrance pyramid
Top notes: melon, bergamot, lemon
Heart notes: lily, jasmine, rose, herbs, moss
Base notes: musk, amber wood


If you like the recognizable scents of smoke, leather and wood of a chic gentlemen's club, then the Apsley cologne is your scent. Apsley is allure and elegant. It is a distinctive and captivating scent. It starts with fragrance notes of refreshing grapefruit accented with fresh notes of pepper and harmonious overtones of woody vetiver. The base of cedarwood and patchouli is enriched with warm sensual musk and smoldering woods.

Fragrance pyramid
Top notes: grapefruit, pepper, lemon
Heart notes: lavender, vetiver, jasmine
Base notes: patchouli, cedarwood, musk


A true gentleman enjoys life and goes through life with panache and passion. The scent of Mayfair is a playful blend of floral notes, reminiscent of warm and calm summer days – carefree, playful and intriguing. It opens with fresh top notes of lemon and mandarin, bergamot and rosemary, with heart notes of jasmine and lavender that surprisingly mix with a honeyed twist of neroli and finally subtle musk notes that complete the whole.

Fragrance pyramid
Top notes: lemon, mandarin, bergamont, rosemary
Heart notes: neroli, lavender, jasmine
Base notes: musk


A true classic and unprecedentedly popular. The Sandalwood is a lively and distinguished fragrance for the modern gentleman. It starts with soft base notes of sandalwood, musk, tonka and amber combined with delicate notes of lavender, rose and geranium and finally a touch of surprising freshness of lemon, bergamot and melon.

Fragrance pyramid
Top notes: herbs, citrus, melon
Heart notes: rose, geranium, lily of the valley, lavender
Base notes: sandalwood, amber, musk, tonka, moss

West Indian Limes

The West Indian Limes is an intriguing, refreshing, vibrant and robust fragrance with vibrant top notes of exotic lime and bergamot combined with lilac, lavender and rose and complemented by an orange blossom. This fragrance pays tribute to Truefitt & Hill's historic heritage and its origins in the Imperial Bouquet, a favorite of Queen Victoria.

Fragrance pyramid: lime, bergamot, lilac, apple, rose, orange blossom

Step 2 - Timing your perfume

When is the best time to use your favorite men's fragrance or cologne? The gentleman knows exactly when and when not to apply the right men's perfume. Ideally, you apply your chosen scent immediately after showering. The warm, moist skin extends the life of the scent and ensures that it blends with your own body odors. This creates the perfect symphony of scents that last all day.

Timing is also to use one and the same fragrance line from the shaving ritual to the perfume. Make sure the scent of your cologne matches your favorite shaving soap and shower gel.

Step 3 - The Art of Sprinkling

Truefitt and Hill advises 'less is more'. The real gentleman is modest and knows how to control himself. Don't sprinkle or spray too much cologne or perfume on your skin; 1 or 2 puffs is sufficient. Try applying perfume to the wrists, back of the neck or ears. These body parts radiate heat, gradually releasing the scent throughout the day. The ideal situation is when people around you subtly catch your scent as you pass and become curious.

Step 4 - Let your perfume settle

Just like a good wine that needs time to breathe, your cologne also needs a moment to settle. Do not rub the newly applied perfume hard into your skin. This disrupts the delicate molecular structure and changes the intended development of the fragrance. Instead, let the scent rest gently on your skin so it can develop and unfold naturally.

Step 5 - The essentials of complete men's grooming

You can take your daily care routine to a higher level by using the right shaving, beard and other care products. Make sure that your favorite shaving cream and shower gel match the scent of the cologne or perfume. Don't skimp on the shaving cream or shaving soap. The top quality shaving products from Truefitt and Hill provide a comfortable shave and an impeccably smooth and fresh shave.

With the perfect mix of your chosen scent and the essential care products from Truefitt and Hill, your day starts fresh and cared for and you are ready for the day.