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  1. #1

    Default Average amount of sprays ??

    Hey people,

    how many sprays do you use approximately at one time??

    Thanks.
    Last edited by PigeonMurderer; 27th July 2006 at 09:14 PM.

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    6 - 7 normally, but if its a light fragrance, then 10 to 12.

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    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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    Hey...

    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..

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    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.
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    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.

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    What's "ziffy321 style" by the way? I voted for "10" because I wasn't sure what the ziffy option meant exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    What's "ziffy321 style" by the way?
    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...

    So that ziffy-option means anything from 11 sprays up to 200.

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    Well I reckon I'd give him some competition!
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    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pas2iche
    it's really quite a sight to see!
    Quite a sight to smell too, I`m sure.

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    lucky 7

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    I go anywhere from 2-6 depending on the juice and occation. I picked 4 as reasonable average.

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    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.

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    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 thought I'd be on the high end with 8 sprays but y'll have made me look like a piker : NOUN: Slang 1. A cautious gambler. 2. A person regarded as petty or stingy.

    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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    Default Re: Average amount of sprays ??

    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

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    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.

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    Default Re: Average amount of sprays ??

    Man, I am surprised how heavily people spray.

    My usual application is two or three sprays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    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.
    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"!

    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.

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    Default Re: Average amount of sprays ??

    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.

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    Most fragrance = 2 is the standard (3 for a long night)

    Light, I might go 4-5 at most.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford
    Man, I am surprised how heavily people spray.

    My usual application is two or three sprays.
    Yea, wow. And I thought I overdo it with 5 sometimes. WOW.

    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.

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    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.

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    10 or more sprays???? I'm sure I don't want to stand less then 10 m away from some of you guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpio
    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.

    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.
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