One thing I've gotten into within the last year has been wearing colognes. I love to add a little spice to my complete outfit with a nice fragrance. To me it helps my mood, or convey my feelings. I've actually built up my collection quite a bit.
Fun fact: cologne and perfume are very similar in nature the difference is how many essential oils/aroma compounds are in each. Perfumes have a much higher content of aromas making them last longer and also be more expensive.
When I go to put on a cologne for the day I often smell two or three before actually deciding on one. Maybe I'm indecisive for having to smell almost all of them before deciding but I can never actually put into words what they smell like. So it's usually difficult for me to pick one.
Anyway I was reading an article in Allure about colognes and perfumes. After reading this article from Frederic Malle, I realized I might be normal for not putting words to the scents. He says that trying to describe a fragrance in words doesn't do it justice. It is much better to describe a cologne or perfume in a mix of colors.
Subconsciously I think I did this. After reading this article I went through my cologne tray and smelled each and labeled them colors. I realized that my outfits match the colors I feel like the scent generates for me.
Another cologne with a strong color for me is Giorgio. Now mine is not the original Giorgio and to be honest I've had it so long I don't even know where I got it from. But it is a mix of red, orange and yellow. I love this cologne so much and I'm going to be so sad if I run out and can't find it anymore.
Maybe y'all can help me by telling me the real name of it?!
Do you smell in color?