Strength?

    Strength?

    post #1 of 10
    Thread Starter 
    What tells you how strong a fragrance will be?

    I know AdG is very commonly frowned upon in here, many citing it's pungency being the cause and I'm curious to know, should I wish to avoid such abrasive scents, what can I look for?

    I use fragrancenet currently and had thought I could use the scent life listing to gage, but now I'm thinking that was a very incorrect assumption. I need more of a projection rating, right?

    Any pointers would be great. I've read through a lot of the FAQ section, but nothing so specific I found or recalled.

    Thanks y'all!

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!
    post #2 of 10

    body chemistry mainly. ADG is not a beast imo

    post #3 of 10
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony TView Post

    body chemistry mainly. ADG is not a beast imo


    I think it comes on strong at first, but only comparatively speaking. It's still my favorite, hands down. Just curious is all.

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!
    post #4 of 10

    I don't recall any specific projection ratings. In part, stuff will seem stronger if you don't like it. I dislike marines, and so stuff like AdG smells really strong.

    cacio

    post #5 of 10
    How your nose reacts to it - positively or negatively, the former not strong, the latter - strong.
    post #6 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacioView Post

    I don't recall any specific projection ratings. In part, stuff will seem stronger if you don't like it. I dislike marines, and so stuff like AdG smells really strong.

    cacio

    That's very true. And same with longevity. The fragrances you dislike will always seem very tenacious.

    I think you can also regulate strength by adjusting how you apply. Fewer sprays, spray skin instead of clothes, one spray to the stomach or lower back instead of neck, etc.

    post #7 of 10
    Thread Starter 
    Wise notations, thanks all. Again and as always, thanks for answering these inane seeming questions for a layman.

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!
    post #8 of 10

    You might want to check out the Fragrantica site.

    Their directory is quite good, and users submit projection ratings that will give you a pretty good idea of how strongly the individual scents project.

    post #9 of 10
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Birdboy48View Post

    You might want to check out the Fragrantica site.

    Their directory is quite good, and users submit projection ratings that will give you a pretty good idea of how strongly the individual scents project.


    Very cool, thank you for the insights and sourcing!

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    post #10 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post


    Very cool, thank you for the insights and sourcing!

    Insert signature here...

    Spray 10 sprays and no longevity/sillage/projection problems.

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    7/11/13 at 5:02pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    What tells you how strong a fragrance will be?

    I know AdG is very commonly frowned upon in here, many citing it's pungency being the cause and I'm curious to know, should I wish to avoid such abrasive scents, what can I look for?

    I use fragrancenet currently and had thought I could use the scent life listing to gage, but now I'm thinking that was a very incorrect assumption. I need more of a projection rating, right?

    Any pointers would be great. I've read through a lot of the FAQ section, but nothing so specific I found or recalled.

    Thanks y'all!

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!

    7/11/13 at 5:08pm

    Tony T said:



    body chemistry mainly. ADG is not a beast imo

    7/11/13 at 7:58pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony TView Post

    body chemistry mainly. ADG is not a beast imo


    I think it comes on strong at first, but only comparatively speaking. It's still my favorite, hands down. Just curious is all.

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!

    7/11/13 at 9:33pm

    cacio said:



    I don't recall any specific projection ratings. In part, stuff will seem stronger if you don't like it. I dislike marines, and so stuff like AdG smells really strong.

    cacio

    7/11/13 at 9:49pm

    hednic said:



    How your nose reacts to it - positively or negatively, the former not strong, the latter - strong.

    7/11/13 at 9:54pm

    Kagey said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacioView Post

    I don't recall any specific projection ratings. In part, stuff will seem stronger if you don't like it. I dislike marines, and so stuff like AdG smells really strong.

    cacio

    That's very true. And same with longevity. The fragrances you dislike will always seem very tenacious.

    I think you can also regulate strength by adjusting how you apply. Fewer sprays, spray skin instead of clothes, one spray to the stomach or lower back instead of neck, etc.

    7/11/13 at 10:48pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Wise notations, thanks all. Again and as always, thanks for answering these inane seeming questions for a layman.

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!

    7/11/13 at 10:56pm

    Birdboy48 said:



    You might want to check out the Fragrantica site.

    Their directory is quite good, and users submit projection ratings that will give you a pretty good idea of how strongly the individual scents project.

    7/12/13 at 12:10am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Birdboy48View Post

    You might want to check out the Fragrantica site.

    Their directory is quite good, and users submit projection ratings that will give you a pretty good idea of how strongly the individual scents project.


    Very cool, thank you for the insights and sourcing!

    Insert signature here...

    7/12/13 at 12:29am

    SmellGoodPimp said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post


    Very cool, thank you for the insights and sourcing!

    Insert signature here...

    Spray 10 sprays and no longevity/sillage/projection problems.





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