Spraying on clothes instead of skin

    Spraying on clothes instead of skin

    post #1 of 32
    Thread Starter 

    For a number of reasons (which I don't want to detail because it will take this thread off course), I'm considering sometimes just spraying my fragrances on my clothes instead of on my skin. For the most part, the split would be: if I want someone to come in close (that is, I'm on a date, in a bar, etc), I'd spray on my skin, but just at work or whatever, keep it off my skin.

    Has anyone done this? Totally change the nature of the scent? Any obvious downsides? I've tried this a couple of days, the big obvious upside is that the fragrance seems to last much longer, and so far no stains on my clothes or other negative consequences. On the downside, seems to smell a bit more delicious when sprayed on skin.

    post #2 of 32
    With some perfumes you'll notice a difference. Some perfumes smell different on fabric than skin.
    post #3 of 32
    Thread Starter 

    I believe that. I'm wearing Creed Original Vetiver today, I do think I like the way it smells on my skin a bit more...

    post #4 of 32
    Personally have never done this.
    post #5 of 32

    I stained a white dress shirt with Calvin Klein' Man: the purple hue in the bottle looked the same on my white shirt...

    I'd recommend trying a discreet test first (wish I had done so), and suggest it's safer with the clear colored products, which can be hard to tell spraying from colored or opaque bottles.

    post #6 of 32
    Thread Starter 

    Duly noted, test it first on light clothes, thanks

    post #7 of 32

    If it works for you, rock on man!

    post #8 of 32

    I also spray on my shirt (the armpits). It lasts much longer, though it projects less. The only downside is that you have to wear the same frag until you change your shirt.

    I never had any particular problem with stains when I spray from far away, though one has to be careful.

    cacio

    post #9 of 32
    Thread Starter 

    Hmm, hadn't thought about armpits ... worried, I guess, about the effect of the mixture of sweat and perfume...

    post #10 of 32
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by UvaldeView Post

    Has anyone done this? Totally change the nature of the scent? Any obvious downsides? I've tried this a couple of days, the big obvious upside is that the fragrance seems to last much longer, and so far no stains on my clothes or other negative consequences. On the downside, seems to smell a bit more delicious when sprayed on skin.

    They do, mostly. For fragrances that develop a lot, I find that spraying on skin and clothes muddies the scent - the top notes persist on fabric while the rest of the fragrance continues to develop on skin. Haven't tried it myself, but I expect that spraying only on clothes would slow the scent's development if not distort it.

    post #11 of 32
    Personally, I do both, spray one on my wrists, then one to back of neck, so it'll hit my skin, and just the hem of my shirt. But fragrances do not stick to me long at all. On my clothes the scent is with me all day. Seems to work well for me.
    post #12 of 32

    I too find that fragrances last longer when sprayed on clothes (on me, at least). You'll probably just need to experiment to satisfy your needs/wants.

    post #13 of 32

    While it is true that fragrances will last longer on your clothes, they can hamper and even halt the development of the scent. If it's something you just like the top notes in, something with minimal to no development, or something with absolutely pitiful longevity clothes are a great idea

    Otherwise skin is better because it allows the heart and basenotes to come forward more

    post #14 of 32

    If you don't like how the fragrance develops on your skin, spraying your clothes is an option.

    But I rarely do spray my clothes because sometimes it stays on the clothes for days

    post #15 of 32
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by noirdrakkarView Post

    But I rarely do spray my clothes because sometimes it stays on the clothes for days

    This is also a possibility. My Black Aoud (A longevity powerhouse by reputation) stayed on the neck of my jacket for a couple of weeks. In fact it might STILL be there since I haven't needed a jacket since it warmed up around here...

    post #16 of 32
    Thread Starter 

    kaizer's note about clothes slowing the development is one of the things I'd been thinking about. Like HappyMel, my happy medium has sometimes been spraying so that half the spray hits my neck, the other half my collar. The slowed development on the collar part, while the skin part is rapidly developing, is something Ive been smelling for to make sure it doesn't get funky.

    Ironically, someone just put up a thread about staining their clothes, not just with color stains from darker perfume, but possibly fat/oil type stains. Good reason to pre-test. Planning to wear gucci pour homme II with a medium-blue shirt tomorrow, going to do a little safety check on the bottom hem right now

    post #17 of 32
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kaizer121View Post

    This is also a possibility. My Black Aoud (A longevity powerhouse by reputation) stayed on the neck of my jacket for a couple of weeks. In fact it might STILL be there since I haven't needed a jacket since it warmed up around here...

    I can see this defiantly happening. Leather seems to soak up a scent and hold it for eternity. I have some great smelling watches!

    Never, never, never, spray Amber Absolute on clothing. You'll look as if you've been eating gravy.
    post #18 of 32
    I have been sparing on my clothes but since I don't wash my shirts they're starting to smell funky
    post #19 of 32




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