How to Choose a Signature Fragrance or Cologne Scent

No post-workout care routine is complete without something that will linger beyond your shower. We know it can be difficult to choose a perfect fragrance or cologne scent. Rather than diving in unprepared, we’re here to offer some advice to help you pick, along with our top choices from our line of scents. If you have been wondering how to choose a signature scent, read on to pick up some tips on selecting and utilizing the best fragrance for your lifestyle and personality. 

How to Choose a Fragrance: Finding Your Scent

When it comes to selecting your signature perfume or cologne, it’s best to consider what kind of energy you want to both maintain and exude. Different scents lend better to different personalities. Are you sporty, even outside of the gym? Are you more subdued and stoic? Or maybe you’re outgoing and jovial. 

However you see yourself, there is sure to be a perfect scent to match. Here are some tips that can help guide you in the right direction.

Take Your Time

When trying out a scent, consider its notes for longer than the time it takes to smell its initial spritz. Many fragrances are intended to fade slightly after the first 20-30 minutes, mellowing out into something more subtle and less in-your-face. 

You’ll also want to try it out more than once and in different situations. How does it hold up during a busy day? Does it overwhelmingly linger when you don’t have much going on? Put any scent you’re considering through its paces by going on a hike, hitting the gym hard, or wearing it when you know you’ll be busy with meetings at work.

While you’re testing various perfume or cologne scents, be sure to read into each product’s ingredients and main notes. Categories like citrus, wood, musk, florals, and spicy scents are often layered to create a unique profile, but you may notice some notes that you’re just not a fan of. On the flip side, you might discover some that you feel are essential. These scent families are important to puzzle out, so you know which ones to seek out or turn down as you continue your search.

Know Yourself

You know yourself best – your preferences, what matches your personality, whether or not you’re the type to follow trends. There will always be scents or particular notes that fade in and out of fashion while others persist through the decades, but maybe they feel outdated to you. 

Also, be aware of your tastes and the aura you want to give off. A lighter, almost floral scent will help you seem more approachable and friendly, while bolder fragrances can help keep you energized and focused. On the other hand, a headier scent with notes of wood and musk might lend you a more commanding presence.

Understand Product Types

It might feel overwhelming to not just choose a signature scent but also to navigate through all the different types of perfumes or colognes available to you. It’s important to understand the differences between body spray and perfume or cologne, so you pick a product with the right potency for your needs. The former has a lighter scent that fades faster, while the latter is more potent and typically more expensive. Our fragrances can also be used as either cologne or perfume, depending on how you wear them.

How to Choose a Signature Scent: OffCourt’s Picks

OffCourt has created unique and memorable signature fragrances, so you don’t have to. Choose from any of our acclaimed scents to find your perfect match. Our fragrances are highly concentrated and formulated from high-end ingredients to form sophisticated results you won’t find anywhere else. Below, we dive into each of our signature scents to help you discover the best fit. 

Coconut Water + Sandalwood

Scent Notes: Coconut water, bergamot, sandalwood, Meyer lemon, black pepper, geranium, cedarwood, patchouli

We mixed sweet and spicy for a balanced yet invigorating scent that will turn heads, whether you’re hitting the gym, running errands, or lounging at home.

Fragrance - Coconut Water + Sandalwood


Fig Leaves + White Musk

Scent Notes: Italian fig leaves, white musk, lime, green figs, violet leaves, bergamot, rosewood, cedar, vetiver, 

Nature and floral lovers rejoice over this blend of earthy notes, deep musky undertones, and light citrus finishing touches.

Fragrance - Fig Leaves + White Musk


Fresh Citron + Driftwood

Scent Notes: Italian lemon, green apple, grapefruit, mandarin, sea breeze, white musk, green violet leaves, cedarwood, patchouli

Close your eyes and embark on a beachside getaway with this scent’s tantalizing citrus base, which is beautifully complemented by fresh notes like sea breeze and deeper hints of cedarwood and patchouli. 

Fragrance - Fresh Citron + Driftwood


Other Ways to Incorporate Your Signature Scent

Beyond just using cologne or perfume, many other products are known for adding a fragrance. OffCourt makes it simple to mix and match your scents for long-lasting results. Each of our essential hygiene products is formulated with one of our signature scents. Lather up, spray down, and finish up with the same scent to ensure your signature fragrance comes through all day long.

Face & Body Wash

Whether you prefer to shower at the gym or home after your workout, you’ll be set with our line of best-smelling body washes, exfoliating soaps, and facial hydrators. Each one is available in any of our three signature scents so you can coordinate your entire shower routine. 

The more ways you incorporate products with your preferred smell into your daily routine, the longer that fragrance will last. This means you’ll have a pleasant cloud of your signature scent lingering around you for longer through the day without needing to reapply any spray. 

And to ensure that you have all matching products, we encourage you to check out our bundle sets.


Make sure your armpits and other sweat-prone areas get the memo as you curate your signature scent with a deodorant that matches your goals. Our Performance Body Spray is designed to be an aluminum-free deodorant and body spray in one, which makes it great for touch-ups during the day or kicking body odors to the curb. Not sure what fragrance to choose? No problem. Try our body spray multi-pack to sample each one for a low price before you commit to a fragrance.

Final Thoughts: Find Your Signature Scent

Now that you know how to choose a signature scent and how to incorporate it into your daily life, you’ll be ready to take on any day. From airy and green to sharp and focused, our line of unique fragrances is sure to match the type of energy you’re looking for. 

You’ll have no problem finding and integrating your favorite perfume or cologne, thanks to the wide variety of body care products we have available in our three scents. Whether you are cleaning up after the gym or getting ready for a busy day at work, you’ll be sure to smell and feel great all day.

So, before your next big meeting or hiking trip, check out our unique scent line to choose your favorite body wash, potent fragrance, and everything in between. You’ll be sure to make a great impression when you smell and feel your best.

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