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  • 26th April 2014, 10:44 PM
    Sillage6
    Amazing news everyone!!! Marian Bendeth and Grant Osborne picked up our sixth Editorial Award for Being Led by the Nose at the 2014 Canadian Fragrance Awards in Toronto on April 24, 2014!

    Congrats Grant on finding just the right pictures for this piece and we are both thrilled to receive this honour!

    Marian Bendeth
    Global Fragrance Expert
    Sixth Scents
  • 24th March 2013, 10:05 PM
    Maggie_Everk123
    I agree, this is a very helpful article. I have found that roll-on perfume helps control the strength of a certain fragrance since you have more control over the places you roll-on the perfume/cologne. Lotion in a great way to highlight a scent as well if someone feels a spray would be too strong.
  • 24th March 2013, 12:35 PM
    ascents
    Great points. Should be a must-read for all perfume wearers.

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    Great points.
    This should be a must-read for all fragrance wearers!
  • 23rd March 2013, 05:25 PM
    NineInchNell
    Very interesting article. It always helps me to wear lotion or cream over just one or two dabs. That's instead of over-spraying in the case of a lighter, close-to-the-skin scent. I've noticed I get more compliments that way.

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    Very interesting article. I try to wear lotion or cream over only one or two dabs. That's instead of over-spraying those very light, close-to-the-skin scents. I seem to get more compliments that way.
  • 21st March 2013, 10:53 AM
    FumeHood
    I do struggle with this. Not because I want to be a foghorn. On the contrary, I am discrete but pretty selfish with my scent space, meaning that I often wear perfumes for me and me only - to be able to study throughout the day. So the issue is one of olfactory fatigue. Too light and I will lose reference within an hour (while other passersby victims may still find something quite potent).

    This is a good reminder for someone like me. My main response has been to go with a thick application to one pulse point, with a casual application around the neck and shirt line. I won't notice the headspace within an hour of application, but the wrist is always there, even if it makes me look like I have a coke habbit or a bad cold as I'm copping a whiff throughout the day.

    I had a good learning moment in a bar a few weeks back when a friend (who knows I am in to scent) gave me a hug, recoiled, and commanded that I "back off until that Puredistance subsides..."

    There is no right answer. But, as this article well addresses, it's good to always consider your "audience".
  • 21st March 2013, 04:52 AM
    tracerbullet
    I don't care where I am or going, when I wear a fragrance...a light spray to the chest and one to the wrist where I tough my two. That's it. I feel it isn't overpowering but subtle enough for me to enjoy it, maybe someone who gets close, otherwise most probably don't feel overpowered.
  • 21st March 2013, 02:50 AM
    Papi Le Bon

    Re: Article: Being led by the nose - the etiquette of wearing perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by Sillage6 View Post
    Papi, this is not just for newcomers at all!

    Many fragrance freaks and lovers may over wear a scent..don't take the high ground just yet...you may not but that doesn't mean others who are very passionate about perfume aren't always thoughtful alongside the masses!

    If you do decide to express yourself, I just wanted to nudge and remind everyone of the problems it can cause.
    Thank you for your sound and empathic answer. You let me nodding & speechless!
  • 20th March 2013, 10:33 PM
    Sillage6
    Papi, this is not just for newcomers at all!

    Many fragrance freaks and lovers may over wear a scent..don't take the high ground just yet...you may not but that doesn't mean others who are very passionate about perfume aren't always thoughtful alongside the masses!

    If you do decide to express yourself, I just wanted to nudge and remind everyone of the problems it can cause.
  • 20th March 2013, 06:53 PM
    Papi Le Bon
    All this kind of guides seems to me only apts for newcomers fearful of being criticized and laughed at.

    It's not bad when people expresses themselves, in a not mute, small and shy way. There is no show of disrespect if you can smell other people's fragance, even in France.

    And finally, there are a lot of options in the market but infortunately very few with enough sillage & longevity that to wear it with largesse become a social damaging demeanor.
  • 20th March 2013, 03:36 PM
    juanderer
    its*
  • 20th March 2013, 12:29 PM
    Sniffmonkey
    I must be lucky - I have NEVER in my life experienced someone wearing too much scent for me to appreciate. But I have been repulsed on public transport by the stench of damp clothes, B.O, booze and worse. As a perfume nut, I would rather smell scent on someone who's at least made an effort, any day.
  • 19th March 2013, 09:06 PM
    lpp

    Re: Article: Being led by the nose - the etiquette of wearing perfume

    Agree - and it was a very refreshing article - thank you.
  • 19th March 2013, 08:04 PM
    Rod

    Re: Article: Being led by the nose - the etiquette of wearing perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    more basenoters need to read this. it's honestly not acceptable to wear 6 sprays of a musty macho powerhouse. its flat out disrespectful.
    100% Agreed
  • 19th March 2013, 06:46 PM
    Sillage6

    Re: Article: Being led by the nose - the etiquette of wearing perfume

    Dear Kagey,
    Thank you for your comment.

    It appears I have spent the last 24 years of my career in literally hundreds of publications answering those very questions over and over and over again, so I decided to go the environment route for just a change!

    But thanks for your input!

    Marian Bendeth

    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    Great article. But would be even better if it included a couple of tips to help people enjoy their fragrances without necessarily sharing them with the world--limit number of sprays, spray under clothes, dab instead of spray, etc. Even powerhouse fragrances can be worn discreetly if you're careful.
  • 19th March 2013, 04:44 PM
    Kagey
    Great article. But would be even better if it included a couple of tips to help people enjoy their fragrances without necessarily sharing them with the world--limit number of sprays, spray under clothes, dab instead of spray, etc. Even powerhouse fragrances can be worn discreetly if you're careful.
  • 19th March 2013, 04:19 PM
    noirdrakkar
    more basenoters need to read this. it's honestly not acceptable to wear 6 sprays of a musty macho powerhouse. its flat out disrespectful.
  • 19th March 2013, 02:35 PM
    hednic

    Re: Article: Being led by the nose - the etiquette of wearing perfume

    Very interesting.
  • 19th March 2013, 02:15 PM
    Rod

    Re: Article: Being led by the nose - the etiquette of wearing perfume

    Excellent article! Everybody on basenotes should read this, as I'm sure that there are many "cologne guys" around here :D
  • 19th March 2013, 01:31 PM
    Marian Bendeth

    Article: Being led by the nose - the etiquette of wearing perfume

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/156...ed-by-the-nose

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