6 - 7 normally, but if its a light fragrance, then 10 to 12.
I do it in ziffy321 style
Thread: Average amount of sprays ??
how many sprays do you use approximately at one time??
Last edited by PigeonMurderer; 27th July 2006 at 10:14 PM.
6 - 7 normally, but if its a light fragrance, then 10 to 12.
It all depends the occasion and the fragrance. For example, I use fewer spritzes of A*Men as compared to Bvlgari pH. Or, I tend to use fewer spritzes if I will be in close quarters with people.
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that's a complex question... since many aspects such as skin chemistry, the scent itself.. etc.. can affect the amount of sprays you use..
For example, 2 spritzes of A*Men is more than enough to choke any horse within the area.. and other frags like L'eau Par Kenzo can be spritzed liberally without fear of offending.. or killing others with silliage..
It's also a very individual thing.. for example, no matter how much I spray... Bvulgari Black, which I adore... just doesn't last.. no longer than an hour.. where as some other scents that are considered short lived by most basenoters, cling to me like an insecure teenage girl...
You kind of have to test it yourself to notice the results.. and don't be afraid to ask others around you.. I find it to be the best guage in finding out if a frag has been applied too liberally..
10-20 sprays depending on how potent the scent is. But I like lots!
That would be the first (morning) application though. When re-applying, as I do every couple of hours or so, I might use less. But over the course of a whole day, up to 40 sprays might get used.
I must be able to smell the scent on myself at all times, or I'm not happy, and I have a particular addiction to the initial top notes of fragrances, so tend to refresh often.
yup, i'm boring: once on each wrist and once at the base of the neck.
Sometimes i'll add an extra spritz or two if it's something very unassuming like Mugler Cologne, but that's pretty much it.
What's "ziffy321 style" by the way? I voted for "10" because I wasn't sure what the ziffy option meant exactly.
I`ve understood that ziffy321 is probably the most heavy on the trigger at Basenotes : It is commonly known that the man has sprayed himself oftenly over 30 times...Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
So that ziffy-option means anything from 11 sprays up to 200.
A small spritz behind each ear, spritz a wrist (rub wrists together), and then a full spray on the chest. More or less depending on what the fragrance is.
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This morning, Bulgari ph got something like 11 or 12 sprays. On the other hand, Gaultier2 gets a max of 2 sprays (even then it is very strong).
I like strong, heavy orientals; 3 or 4 sprays of basala, for example, will last all day. People who use fresh/citrus scents have more leeway in terms of spraying. I go for an 'absolute strength' rather than a set number of sprays- therefore, 3 sprays of Basala=9 or 10 sprays of Kouros Cologne Sport.
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Darn, apparently I should have put more options, probably up to twenty sprays or so. I have never guessed there are so many heavy spritzers in here!!
Btw, I voted 5.
i go 6 usually--2 each wrist, 2 each inside elbow, and two chest--but my uncle /regularly/ goes well over 20. it's really quite a sight to see!
Quite a sight to smell too, I`m sure.Originally Posted by pas2iche
I go anywhere from 2-6 depending on the juice and occation. I picked 4 as reasonable average.
LOL ... this is too funny! My name immortalized in a fragrance forum.
Anyway ... to clarify my usage ... Today, Creative Universe Mare was my SOTD (Thanks Vijay!) and I counted out 45 spritzes of this wonderful juice. I've graduated to spraying behind my ears and neck AND on the inside of my arms (opposite the elbow) and my wrists. The funny part is ... I did receive a compliment from a co-worker ... but not until about 3:00 PM when I was sweating my ass off. My skin is just a "black hole" for fragrances.
All kidding aside though ... I only do this with my lighter and more "summer-y" frags. I wouldn't DARE spray Geir, Cristobal, or ANY Lutens, ... more than a few times. But for some of my faves like D'Orange Verte Concentre, M7 Fresh, Bois Farine, L'Instant, Bvlgari Black, Gendarme, etc ... it's always 25+. It HAS to be ... just to get the scent to project a bit with my skin. Although even at that rate ... I'm sure the 100+ frags in my collection (and growing) will surely outlive me.
My standard application is about 11 sprays:
--Double sprays to the abdomen, sternum, upper chest/base of neck, and back of wrist. (8)
--Single sprays to center back of the neck and each side of the back of the neck (3).
I make adjustments depending on the fragrance, the weather, the occasion/circumstances, and the power of the sprayer. For instance, one full blast of the sprayer on my bottle of Chanel Antaeus is the equivalent of at least a double spray of many others.
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I don't discriminate when it comes to different frags. They all get at least 8 sprays and then a few more when I get home and before bed.
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honestly, pretty much no matter what the frag... its one on each wrist and one at each side of the neck, no rubbing. so 4 total.
SOMETIMES... some on the chest, if im feeling really gino-y, but thats pretty rare. last time i did that was going out in miami
Wow, a lot of heavy spritzers here. I just do the typical five: each wrist, both sides of neck, chest. Works for me with most scents.
Man, I am surprised how heavily people spray.
My usual application is two or three sprays.
I'm with you, GenuineImitationLife! I like to smell the fragrance on me, and you took the words out of my mouth with "I have a particular addiction to the initial top notes of fragrances"!Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
I also thought I would be a bit of a mad-spritzer, because I tend to use around 6 - 7, but that appears to be somewhat timid. Now I won't be so worried about dousing myself!
Although it does of course depend on the fragrance itself. I found out the hard way that on me, Kenzo pH does NOT require a whole lotta sprayin'. On the other hand, I could swim all day in Armani EPH and not care a tinker's cuss.
The basic routine is one to each wrist, touch together, touch the sides of my neck below my ears, one to the chest.
So 3 is baseline. More sprays to wrists, chest and directly to neck depending on the scent.
Today was Jean Pascal: 3.
Yesterday was Baldessarini: 6 (two chest, two per wrist) after all it's EdC
I tend to get stronger stuff, so my average is 4 I'm guessing.
Most fragrance = 2 is the standard (3 for a long night)
Light, I might go 4-5 at most.
Oh many of you use so many spritzes. I normally use 2, as I'm afraid of offending some people. Up to today I really don't know if I'm using the right amount of frag each time I wear them. But only 1 spritz of 212 men I've got lots of compliment, weird, isn't it?
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Yea, wow. And I thought I overdo it with 5 sometimes. WOW.Originally Posted by Rockford
I usually do 2 or 3. 1 for malle's scents because it lasts all day anyway. I do more for occasions where I know smelling good will be important: dates, being around a chick im interested in, formal situations, etc.
1 on chest, 1 on each side of neck or 1 chest, 1 neck.
Woah! I got used to 4 being way over the top! Both my cousin and my sister can always tell when I sprayed or not from the other end of the room even when I only sprayed tiwce and that was 5 hours ago! However, average is 2-3.
10 or more sprays???? I'm sure I don't want to stand less then 10 m away from some of you guys
LoL scorpio But seriously though, as has been mentioned in posts above, it depends so much on the type of fragrance being applied.Originally Posted by scorpio
For example, I used up a sample vial of Trumper West Indian Extract of Limes within a couple of hours the other day. That's not really surprising when you think how fleeting and light it is, and what with the hot weather we are having here in the UK at present. For many light colognes and toilette waters you need to use a lot to make any impression at all.
Think of stuff like Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermès, or 4711, for instance. Anything less than 10 sprays is surely a waste of time!
Of course, when I am applying a potent and/or heavy scent (L'Homme Sage is a good example) I would use only a small amount. Maybe even just a few sprays.
This reminds me of the Budweiser "Mr Too Much Cologne Wearer" real men of genius commercial.
"Like a bullhorn, your cologne announces your every arrival, four blocks before you get there.
Here a splish, there a splash, everywhere a splish splash, You don't stop till every square inch of manhood is covered."
3 is probably the norm; 2 if it's a heavy scent, more if I'm going out for the night or its a light scent. Never more than 5.
- I don't have the disposable income
- I think fragrance, on most occasions, shouldn't be obtrusive
- It's not my style
As a result, I probably use less scent in the summer than I do during colder seasons.
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I am a 4 sprayer. Every scent I do it like that. I don't care about EDP or EDT or longevity. I just do it all the same...
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Never more than 2.
Often one spray, or two half/short sprays.
Less is more.
I voted 3- sometimes I'll go as far as 4. Its usually a quick zap on my neck and then one on each of my arms. Sometimes I'll get crazy and do 4- adding one to my chest.
The notable exception is Clinique Aromatics Elixir. AKA Aramis 900,000
I dare ANY of you double digit sprayers to double digit AE. That stuff is simply the strongest fragrance I have ever smelled PERIOD. I spray that one once in the air and walk through it. I have sprayed it once on a scent card and its quite apparent two weeks later.
Two. Three if it's Carven Vetiver. If it's a strong fragrance, a walk through.
in general, i'm a 4 sprays kinda guy. but it really depends on the frag.
4711: splash freely
all of the R&G's: at least 6 sprays!
the diors: 4
the very sweets: 2
a*men: 2, one on each ankle.
I had this idea that the spray output was judged by testers so that one spray would do it.
I thought I was going all-out funk with two or, watch out, 3.
Normally I use 4-5 sprays.
This steps up for summer types of frags. I might do 10 or so for citrics/"colognes"/or something formulated to EDC which is also available EDT.
I use Hermes Orange Verte as splash.
I also use Pinaud - Eau de Portugal as splash/pour on my body. It is one that is gone in a couple minutes, and is meant to be used as a hair tonic but the ingredients are the same as EDC so what do I care. Great orange frag, BTW, albeit very simple.
Carven Vetiver is the exception... I'll spray something like 25 sprays due to it's lingering close to the skin and it being a weak sprayer.
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I use an average of 4-5 sprays. Don't really change up the simple formula of a couple shots to chest, then neck, and small squirts on the inner elbow.
As am I. But I now have a better understanding of why fragrance wearing so often has a stigma attached to it - and why many companies, and even cities, have banned fragrances. The fragrance is bound to transfer to the shirt, and since shirts don't have skin chemistry, it will stay for the better part of the day. 10+ spritzes would be unbearable in an office setting. This of course would change if one did not wear a shirt to work, worked outdoors, or sweat a lot throughout the day - say landscaping, construction, porn star...even then I wouldn't want to be downwind for the first couple hours!Originally Posted by Rockford
As for me - anywhere from 1 to 6, depending on the strength and pungency of the frag, and the dowsing capacity of the sprayer.
Yikes, I'm glad I don't know those of you who use 20+! I think the only time I've ever gone overboard was when I was getting ready for my first high school dance, must have used a good 25 sprays of LeMale and I still worried I would stink of something other than the cologne itself! Nowadays its one or two, one of Terre D'Hermes and two for LeMale, my two favorite scents.
Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
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5 - 8 sprays for me !!!
Last edited by laurent; 2nd August 2006 at 09:50 PM.
Between 4 and 6.. 7.. max.. so I took 5. Ofcourse depending on wich scent.
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Thanks for this rather timely bump. I didn't expect the poll results though I'm a 3-4 sprayer myself. I thought the median would be around 5-7 sprays judging by the reply posts and more recent comments.
Last edited by Diamondflame; 17th January 2010 at 04:41 PM.
2-5 depending on the occasion/juice, 3 prob average.
My average is 8 and may occasionally even surpass 8 sprays at a time, but the standard ration is mainly 2-4 sprays on the chest, 1-2 behind each earlobe and 1-2 on the neck
I use 5 sprays (2 neck and 3 chest) no matter what frag I decide to wear. This has been my combination for about 6 months and so far so good.
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I tend to average four or five, but it depends in no small part on the intensity on me of the frag in my experience of wearing it.
I tread pretty lightly with something like Kouros, VC&A Pour Homme or Anteus.
I'll go heavier with MI, Windsor or Gendarme 20.
Last edited by StylinLA; 17th January 2010 at 06:09 PM.
I typically average around 5, maybe a couple more for weaker frags and a couple less for stronger frags. But there are few very strong frags I only spray one or two times.
i always spray 4-5.. 1 chest, 1 or 2 on neck, 1 each wrist.. but with a*men only 2
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what the heck? 10-12 sprays?
wow some have issues for real
I never use more than two sprays regardless of the fragrance, occasion, or season.
Definitely ziffy style. I would say 15-20 on average, but for very strong powerhouses like VC&A Pour Homme the average comes down to half or less. For very light colognes/waters it might be as much as 40. Like GenuineImitationLife I must be able to smell the frag on myself throughout the day (although I NEVER reapply). And, like ziffy said, I tend to be a bit of a fragrance black hole - I suffer from very dry skin and quite often (particularly when it's a very cold UK winter, like it has been recently where we've seen temperatures dip to as low as -16 where I live) my skin sucks up every single bit of moisture it can, so if I sprayed just 2-3 with all but the very strongest of frags, they will be gone within an hour. And this is not just me desensitising to the smell, I have confirmed it with others.
And before anyone poses the question - no, I've never had a negative comment from a third party, although one time I did reprimand myself for being a touch too trigger happy in my early days of wearing VC&A Pour Homme, given that I could still smell it 24 hours later after a shower.
Just the same as many others have stated, a rough 5-6, chest and arms compulsory, abdomen, neck, ears optional.
For most frags I'd say I average about 8. I laughed when I saw the Gendarme slip and slide. I tend to bathe in that one too. Right now, I'm wearing Black Oud and have about 4 sprays - more than that, and I think I'd blow everyone away.
2 - max! I will ever remain an occasional user. My latest search for a more sophisticated fragrance, triggered by tax free supply ruined my nose already. To much of "top" blasts with all that concentrated chemical stuff. To much of toilet cleaner heftiness. As I get used to that assaults my friend not at least starts feeling hurt physically!
Some of You really stand more than 2 spritzers, what a refined smelling is that?!