I'll bet none of the men on the list says "yes, I wear perfume." Many men wear cologne. Â A semantic difference, but one that is important (I'm guessing) to most of us. And, yes, I wear cologne. Â Like you, I feel it completes. I'm not sure how many men around me use cologne--only occasionally do I get a whiff, and when that happens it's usually because he's wearing too much.
Technically, it's a question of concentration, but linguistically, you are correct, I should have used the word Cologne, at least for Americans. Since the person wearing cologne does not smell it after the first minute and a half, it is meant for others. Â Just like clothes, to some extent. Â I don't believe it should be overwhelming. Â It should be revealed when one gets closer to a person.