Sport and perfume: how to choose the best fragrance for training
When we do sport it is unavoidable to release the anatomical fragrance typical of this situation, due to the sweat in the physical exercises provoked by the eagerness. Nothing that a good deodorizer can’t solve or even prevent. But when summer comes and we train in a closed place like the gym, things change. Neither the air conditioning nor the deodorizer are usually sufficient, and the time comes to select the perfumes for women or men that best feel us to make these training sessions more bearable, for ourselves and for the rest.
And the big question is: are sports and perfume compatible? The answer is yes, logically. You’ve undoubtedly had the chance to sniff the perfume of gymmates on multiple occasions, and it’s even possible that you’ve used a smell to sniff magnificently in your trainings.
But it’s not enough to perfume yourself: just as the fragrance of sweat can annoy those who train around you, a smell that’s too powerful or inappropriate in this context can cause people to walk away from you in the gym.
That’s why it’s so essential to know how to choose the right perfume to train, because that fragrance will accompany you in your exercises, the rest will be associated with you and, somehow, you will relate that smell with the sports practice that motivates you so much, so it’s not just any question.
Choosing the best perfume for training
So what do you need to consider when selecting a (good) perfume for the gym? You will be surprised by the variables that come into play in this election:
- Type of sport: there is a degree of intensity (and sweating) of the activity you practice. It is not exactly the same to use Chanel -powerful and for this reason more suitable for sports where one sweats a lot- than cologne water -lighter and cooler, for sports where the cardio is not so intense-.
- Personality: the smells also communicate, they also want to say “I’m extraverted” or “don’t talk to me”, and the intensity is going to be the measuring bar. A strong and determined perfume can be opposed to one that is rather sweet, soft, shy. This is uniquely useful to have in consideration if you like chatting with other people while training or prefer to go your own way.
- Skin type: this is the most physical variable that exists. Not every single skin can take the same thing. Not each and every one would leave exactly the same kind of creams and therefore not exactly the same kind of perfume, especially in situations such as sport, where there is a lot of sweating.
- Tastes and brands: naturally, each person can select what he or she wants without taking into consideration any of the other variables. Being guided by brands is also a very good motivation for the fact that the image of the firm entirely validates the perfume, regardless of intensity, fragrance or freshness: Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein … there are brands for all kinds of people and tastes. While we encourage you to at least keep in mind what sport you are going to practice at the time of perfuming.
- Trial and error: often, when we buy a new perfume, we try multiple and practically never decide the first day. The smell is a personal thing. But, usually, they’re used to offering us small samples. Use each and every one of them instead of storing them until they lose fragrance. Only by using them on our skin as we train will we realize which of those perfumes goes with us and which one we want to accompany us throughout each and every one of our gym sessions.