Originally Posted by RoyalBlue
Postumo, I definitely respect your opinion, and go for what makes you feel great...but just because somebody doesn't outright SAY they smell your cologne, doesn't mean they don't. How many times have you passed somebody wearing way too much perfume/cologne and stopped them to say "hey, maybe you should turn down the volume a bit..." Probably not often. Did you say anything to the guy wearing Only the Brave when you were getting the headache from it? Doubt it...most people keep that to themselves unless they are FORCED to be around somebody for an extended period of time and its absolutely imperative that they be informed. Kinda like Pappy's experience in his office...the lady probably only commented because she would have to be in the same office with him over and over, so she felt better about letting him know, but even then she was probably hesitant to do that. People don't just up and mention that to others, because most people don't want to call people out unless its necessary. So...I'm sure they smelled your Ambre Sultan...because after all its still...Ambre Sultan. In heat. 6-7 sprays. You were smelled sir...comments made or not...
Can't agree royalblue... when I say nobody notices i mean that if i ask someone if he/she does smells anything or if he/she likes my cologne i usually get these answers: i don't smell anything / too weak / it smells good (after trying hard or getting too close).
That's why i say most people don't notice. The guy with Only the brave gave me headache because he was in my car, closed space sadly (i'd like a convertible).
Around here i don't meet many people with a strong smell or odor. A girl works in front of my office and she leaves a heavy trail of Insolence by Guerlain that i feel heavy because it lasts even when she is long gone and, for me, it's sickening sweet... but i don't go out or disco or clubbin smelling heavy scents from other than the occasional "Le Male" guy. Here most people use aquatics...
My opinion is that 1-2 sprays is just exaggerated, as they are more than 12. I use around 8 (some times they are not FULL sprays, just weak pressings
). And few colognes last on me more than 4-5 hours. That's why i can't believe those 1 sprays and 24 hours longevity I read over here.
And, with Only the Brave the problem is the first hour, after that is mostly gone. No problem with the sillage or projection, my problem with it is the bad smell. I don't like it at all.