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    Default Correct places to apply cologe and how many sprays?

    advice?

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    Most people would recommend applying to the pulse points. IE the neck, wrists, back of knees, etc. Some people apply to clothing. Some even to hair. It just depends on your own personal preference. I personally spray once to the chest and then once to my wrist (which I dab onto my other wrist and the back of my neck).

    In terms of amount, some wear very little, some wear a lot (up to 50 sprays.. yeah.. there are a few basenoters who do this). I try to keep it conservative. One or two sprays is usually enough for most fragrances. However, some fragrances are obviously stronger than others and some weaker so you really just have to learn the characteristics of each and guage how much you should apply.

    (BTW, no offense but you claimed to be a master of fragrances in another thread yet, to be honest, you do post very typical 'noob'ish topics. I'm not saying you're a noob but you should realize why many basenoters will view you as one, solely based on your initial posts)

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    The best place for this question to be answered would be in the "Just Starting Out" forums section. If you wanted to save some time though, check the archives for threads about exactly this.

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    How can anyone put more than a few sprays of pretty much any cologne on them?

    I saw a thread before and someone said they average 15 sprays in the morning along with re-applications throughout the day lol. I mean I'm not out to insult anybody but what is the motivation behind this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acehimself
    I saw a thread before and someone said they average 15 sprays in the morning along with re-applications throughout the day lol. I mean I'm not out to insult anybody but what is the motivation behind this?
    The motivation behind this to be able to smell yourself all day long. It's the cure for a condition the Doc's call "Ol' Factory Fatigue" or OFF for short. And just for the record I have about 20 sprays of Lucky You on today, and no one has complained about it being heavy, as a matter of fact I have gotten quite a few compliments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax
    The motivation behind this to be able to smell yourself all day long. It's the cure for a condition the Doc's call "Ol' Factory Fatigue" or OFF for short. And just for the record I have about 20 sprays of Lucky You on today, and no one has complained about it being heavy, as a matter of fact I have gotten quite a few compliments.
    20 sprays? That's gotta be some weak cologne then. Almost every colgone I can think of, if you put 15 sprays on you would absolutely reek of it beyond belief, you'd be able to smell it from 30 feet away lol.

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    Default Re: Correct places to apply cologe and how many sprays?

    The proper application of cologne is both an art and a science.

    A man who knows how to properly apply his cologne can go to a job interview and always get the job offer, even if there are other job applicants who are much more qualified and experienced.

    A man who knows how to properly apply his cologne will find that members of both sexes will, for some reason unknown to them, feel more comfortable and relaxed in his presence.

    A man who knows how to properly apply his cologne will always have the woman of his choice by his side, for she will be irresistibly drawn to him.

    These are some of the most basic rewards of learning the proper application of cologne. There are also some more controversial techniques for applying cologne. Although these techniques are very powerful, they can be dangerous if used in the wrong way.
    Last edited by Rockford; 7th September 2006 at 02:58 PM.

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    4 sprays max.

    2 to the neck and one to the chest. The last shot goes on the shirt for longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax
    The motivation behind this to be able to smell yourself all day long. It's the cure for a condition the Doc's call "Ol' Factory Fatigue" or OFF for short. And just for the record I have about 20 sprays of Lucky You on today, and no one has complained about it being heavy, as a matter of fact I have gotten quite a few compliments.
    nobody has complained because they're trying to be polite

    20 sprays of anything is far too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruehljunkie
    nobody has complained because they're trying to be polite

    20 sprays of anything is far too much
    I dont know what polite is where you live. But here when someone sticks thier face to your chest and starts to inhale deeply, thats being a little more than polite Thanks for the nice thought though. Perhaps you should wear more sometimes...

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    I usually apply right between each toe and under my eyelids.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    marilyn monroe applied chanel no.5 anywhere she wanted to be kissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl
    I usually apply right between each toe and under my eyelids.
    You ever sprayed any cologne in your eyes? That shit hurts.

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    Some people might want to know what can go wrong when applying cologne. Well, there are men on this board who have been bitten by women because of the cologne they are wearing. You must treat your cologne with respect.
    Last edited by Rockford; 7th September 2006 at 04:44 AM.

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    I give one spray to the top of the chest, covering where the neck meets the collar. If I know I'm going to be subjected to an event where someone will have to lean in to talk to me, I put a dab behind each ear at the sides of the neck.

    A lot of people will ruin a fragrance by over applying. I also refrain from reapplying, as a fragrance should read like a book, from start to finish. You dont want to hear "once upon a time" while you're reading "the end".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax
    I dont know what polite is where you live. But here when someone sticks thier face to your chest and starts to inhale deeply, thats being a little more than polite Thanks for the nice thought though. Perhaps you should wear more sometimes...
    just because you get a compliment doesn't mean there aren't 10 people who are secretly wanting to tell you to step away from the bottle.

    again I'll repeat, 20 sprays of any cologne is far too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruehljunkie
    just because you get a compliment doesn't mean there aren't 10 people who are secretly wanting to tell you to step away from the bottle.

    again I'll repeat, 20 sprays of any cologne is far too much
    Well thank you for your all knowing opinion. Next time I have a question about anything I will come straight to you.

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    i wear a lot. put it wherever you want. wherever feels right. however many sprays. no rules man. you can put the whole bottle on if you want.

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    If it's something strong one spray to the wrist and then one tiny little spray to the neck. If it's weak then back of the knee's etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran
    i wear a lot. put it wherever you want. wherever feels right. however many sprays. no rules man. you can put the whole bottle on if you want.
    Now, THAT is what I am talking about! Lesson number one. When you apply your cologne, you got to be loose as a goose! You got to go with the flow, baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford
    Now, THAT is what I am talking about! Lesson number one. When you apply your cologne, you got to be loose as a goose! You got to go with the flow, baby!
    Oh.Hell.Yeah.

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    I agree 100% with Rockford's posts.

    ; )
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    i work in big open places...like an airport...but also have to function in small enclosures too...-offices-....what works for me is the chest hit...wrist thing/neck thing...i hold frags well so it all seems potent...

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    I go for 4. 3 split between the chest and neck, 1 either on the shirt or - if I wanna smell the scent closely for the day - the wrist.

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    you only live once (in this lifetime anyway), so SPRAY AWAY.....

    but watch out for the eyes.

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    I might've smelled some of you lads from across the street. lol. From a woman's perspective, why come any closer if I can already smell the guy from afar?

    It may be blasphemy to say this on a perfume board, but the natural smell of a [clean] man is very sexy, and fragrance is supposed to complement it - not completely eradicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax
    I dont know what polite is where you live. But here when someone sticks thier face to your chest and starts to inhale deeply, thats being a little more than polite Thanks for the nice thought though. Perhaps you should wear more sometimes...
    Good post Thrax! You do seem to be an oasis of common sense a lot of the time on this talk board.

    It is a waste of cologne to use too little, you may as well not wear any!

    I believe I may be the infamous "15 sprayer" referred to by an earlier poster. Yes I spray 15 sprays in the morning and refresh at lunchtime, or even more often if necessary. I only spray on my skin these days, not on my clothes, so it gets absorbed and dissipates quite quickly.

    In the morning I do places like backs of knees, small of back, all over the place! At lunchtime I only do about four or five sprays, mostly down my shirt, and/or on arms. I like to be able to smell it now and then during the day to cheer me up and keep me going.

    No one has complained about my scent. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gummybug
    .....
    the natural smell of a [clean] man is very sexy
    ......
    Can't argue with that
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    I usually spray around 6 - two on the chest, two on the abdomen, 1 on each wrist. But it does depend on the frag.

    Mugler Cologne? I go for it - as many as I like, and refresh at midday.

    Kouros/Tuscany? I would choke myself (and others too, I suspect) if it was any more than four all up.

    One needs to spend time with one's fragrances, to "become one" with the scent, to work out how it works out with you.

    And I think I'm going to have to try some of those other places - behind the knees and small of back - never tried it there before!

    I've yet to get a compliment - let alone women biting me - so I'll try anything!

    QE

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    Good post Thrax! You do seem to be an oasis of common sense a lot of the time on this talk board.

    It is a waste of cologne to use too little, you may as well not wear any!

    I believe I may be the infamous "15 sprayer" referred to by an earlier poster. Yes I spray 15 sprays in the morning and refresh at lunchtime, or even more often if necessary. I only spray on my skin these days, not on my clothes, so it gets absorbed and dissipates quite quickly.

    In the morning I do places like backs of knees, small of back, all over the place! At lunchtime I only do about four or five sprays, mostly down my shirt, and/or on arms. I like to be able to smell it now and then during the day to cheer me up and keep me going.

    No one has complained about my scent. Ever.
    Thank you very much GIL. You, I, Ziffy, and Col (who can empty a 1.7oz bottle in 3 and 1/2 applications) could quite possibly fill a large building with the most amazing scents.

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