Understanding Perfumes & Choosing Signature Scent

Fragrance is an integral part of your identity and embodies who you are. It is a great way to make an impression and create lasting memories. Fragrance builds your personality and exudes power, sensuality and energy. Turn heads and impress everyone in the room by smelling great and walking tall with confidence. There are various factors that make a fragrance excellent for men. Your choice of body perfume spray or body deodorant should not be determined by its brand name or price alone.

Let's take a look at some factors which are essential for making any fragrance the best for men.

All Fragrances are Different!

Depending on the raw materials, concentration and dosage of fragrance oils and essences, Eau de Parfums (EDP) stay on your skin and last the longest, followed by Eau de Toilette (EDT), Colognes, Body Perfume Sprays and Deodorants.

Eau De Toilette

EDTs have a lower dosage of fragrance oils (around 6%). Fragrance creation is an art and a vast range of ingredients, both natural and synthetic, is available to the perfumer to choose from. Perfumers have grouped and classified fragrances according to their characteristics into 7 major olfactory families.

Eau De Parfum

Eau de Parfum stays on you for the longest time due to the high concentration of fragrance oils (between 10% to 20%) contained in the perfume. Other factors such as the skin's chemistry also plays an important role. If you have dry skin, the fragrance oils cannot fully penetrate into the skin and dissipates faster whereas people with oily skin will have the fragrance last longer. Sweat also affects the way a fragrance smells on you and perfumes wear off quicker in summer than in winter. Generally, a fragrance lasts longer when sprayed on clothes rather than on the skin.

Eau De Cologne

Colognes have 2% to 5% concentration of fragrance oil and are usually sporty scents with top notes that are citrusy without any base notes. Colognes are portable and are to be spritzed all over the body at regular intervals during the day to keep feeling a burst of freshness. Colognes are best used after a workout or for casual weekends.

Aftershave Cologne / Lotion

An Aftershave rehydrates your skin post shaving and may include aloe vera for a cooling and soothing experience. Aftershaves contain the least amount of fragrance oil (about 1%) and a generous amount of alcohol which helps to tighten pores and acts as an astringent to prevent infection after shaving. The low concentration of fragrance oil is the reason why aftershave fragrance dissipates so quickly.

Let's dive deeper into what makes a fragrance the best to use for men.

Complexity & Depth

Generally, fragrances that have more than one note and are more complex and layered, are of higher quality. In the first spray, a fragrance with a single note may smell similar to the top notes of complex fragrances. However, once the top notes dry, you will feel the absence of body and richness of the scent.

The top notes in a fragrance creates the first impression, initially luring you into the headiness of the scent. The heart notes or the middle notes form the foundation of the fragrance and often make up between 40% to 80% of the entire aroma. It is pleasant and well-rounded and is revealed once the top notes fade. The base notes are the longest lasting of the three notes and creates that lasting impression. Such notes are woodier, softer, and warmer.

The Correct Balance

People often underestimate balance in a fragrance. Modern perfumery is based on the synergy of natural as well as synthetic ingredients, both of which are of equal importance to the perfumer for his creation. These are essential factors along with the balance of strength and notes to create a well-loved and popular fragrance. When using any body perfume or deodorant, ensure that you spray just the right amount so as not to make the scent too overpowering.

A body perfume or deodorant on an average is made up of about 70% synthetic and 30% natural ingredients and contains about 40 to 60 ingredients. Did you know that the word "synthetic" has largely been seen in a negative light, but the synthetic ingredients are actually the reason behind your body perfume or deodorant smelling so nice?

The simplified molecules are ones that are synthesized and derived from naturals and are the literal essence of ingredients that are synthetic. These are used to heighten the experience or impact of naturals. Sometimes it can even make them smell more natural.

An excellent example is Gatsby's Ultimate Body Perfume Spray which is a rich, long- lasting fragrance series for men.

Long Lasting

No one likes a fragrance that dissipates within a few hours. Everyone who uses fragrances wants their fragrance to linger on for hours. Invest in buying rich, high-quality fragrances that last long.

The ‘No Gas’ Gatsby Ultimate Body Perfume Spray is well-crafted and of superior quality. The fragrance stays on you longer and is sure to make you smell like the life of the party.

Your body's natural oils and chemistry play an essential role in the longevity of a fragrance. A fragrance that stays on for hours on your friend may not stay for that long on your body.

Authenticity and Uniqueness

The best fragrance is unique and has a typical ‘je ne sais pas quoi’. You will not know why someone smells so good, but just that you love it. Gatsby Ultimate Body Perfume Spray Force is an excellent example of this. Force is a majestic fragrance for the man who is influential and lives with passion. Whenever you come across someone wearing this fragrance, you think of a man with a strong personality, one who is a force to be reckoned with.


Gatsby Ultimate Body Perfume Spray consists of 5 rich, strong and long-lasting scents for the alpha male; Brave, Deep, Active, Energy, and Force, each of which has its own unique personality. Gatsby Ultimate Body Perfume Sprays are a well- rounded series of:

The fragrances of Gatsby Ultimate Body Perfume Spray are unique and refreshingly innovative. Whether you like to stay indoors and be the life of the party or be out in the open, play sports and lead an active lifestyle, Gatsby has you covered and helps you feel refreshed.

  • Rich Scents for an Active Lifestyle
  • Long-lasting fragrances
  • No Gas - only Perfume
  • 900++ sprays

The fragrances of Gatsby Ultimate Body Perfume Spray are unique and refreshingly innovative. Whether you like to stay indoors and be the life of the party or be out in the open, play sports and lead an active lifestyle, Gatsby has you covered and helps you feel refreshed.

These Body Perfume Sprays are long-lasting and will have you smelling great for longer, throughout the day. The awesome sprays are all perfume and do not have gas in them.

Yes! you heard that right, these sprays are gas-free. The no gas body perfume spray allows you to utilize each and every spray from the top to the bottom. And that's not all! You get over 900 sprays in one bottle of Gatsby Ultimate Body Perfume Spray. Now, that's what is truly long-lasting!