I just received my first bottle of Herrera for Men and it is awful.
Now, what ways are there to make the best of a scent that doesnt work on your skin? For Example spray from a distance, use some kind of moisturizer?
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I've found the best technique in that situation is to either A) sell/swap it either here or on ebay, or B) If it's really awful, smash it up against the cinderblock wall in my backyard.
When I purchase a fragrance and I think it's awful, here's what I do (in chronological order):
1. Try layering it with another fragrance I love...perhaps a fragrance that will compliment the scent
2. WAIT a few months & reapply...this has worked for a few scents that I didn't like & then ALL OF A SUDDEN I liked them
3. If you still realize you hate it, sell it/swap it here on Basenotes
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Lol ... I wish I had youtube back when I started doing this. A few notables that have made my "cinderblock wall-of-fame" were: Tommy Athletics, Egoiste Platinum, and my favorite impact of all ... Cartier Pasha. I swear I threw that one so hard I couldn't find a piece of glass bigger than a BB.
PE? I mean, I personally don't like it, but what'd that cost you, $45? Could've traded... Although I think I would have enjoyed seeing that anyways.
As always, disregard most of what I say. It's not worth your heart health to actually worry about what a 23 year old guy from Kansas thinks. Even if he is really ridiculously good looking.
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This is what I would try:
1. Put the scent away for a week or two and then re-test. There have been a number of fragrances I've changed my mind about and that seems to be relatively common here on Basenotes.
2. Experiment with spraying different amounts on. Sometimes people don't like a fragrance because they are over applying the fragrance so try spraying less.
3. Wait. Most fragrances evolve after you put them on. Some of my most favorite fragrances I really don't like the way they smell for the first 10 or 15 minutes, but after that....
4. Layering with another fragrance. I'm not a big fan of this as in some ways you are just putting on a fragrance to cover up what you just put on. So why even put on the fragrance you want to cover up?
Anyway, I would give options 1, 2 and 3 a try. You can dabble with option 4 but as I said, I personally don't do it. If you don't find a way to like it, you can try and swap it or sell it. If you don't have friends you can swap or sell with, basenotes or Ebay are options.
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