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    Default When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    Starting out the day most of us...I would like to think ALL of us shower.

    Now, you guys know the logistics of ingredients in cologne.

    Should you immediately put on cologne right after you dry off while your pores are open OR put it on just before you leave the house.

    It may sound crazy but I think it's a legit question. Different ingredients work better on dry skin maybe rather than moist skin?

    Chemistry is an amazing field and it rules the fragrance community. People wear colognes differently, one person smells different when wearing the same cologne as the other, ya know? Givenchy, Gautier, and Aramis..all those are heavy ass scents. I stay away from them as well as the bug repelleant smelling scents.

    I truly find that after showering and putting on any shirt for the morning or afternoon it is a good time to wear your daytime cologne. It gets a chance to "fade" nicely and wear off a bit.

    I think I speak for many when back in the day all the fellas would spritz before leaving to go out, get in the one car and almost pass out! lol Smelled like a French whore house in the car, sinuses were overwhelmed. My point is spraying your choice early to really let it dry and fade nicely rather than just before you close the door to leave. lol

    I dont think anyone can lose or hate for that matter, the Polo back in the day or the sporty light colognes, they cant offend cause there light and sporty not overpowering.

    What say you guys?

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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    Shower
    Pat dry
    Apply body moisturizer
    Apply shave cream
    Apply fragrance-free deodorant/antiperspirant
    Nail care (if needed)
    Shave
    Apply facial moisturizer
    Dry hair
    Floss/brush teeth
    1 spray of fragrance to chest
    Put on t-shirt
    Apply remainder of fragrance (1 spray to front of t-shirt, 2 to neck, 1 to left inner forearm/wrist & transfer to right side)
    Get dressed

    not that a have a routine or anything...

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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    lol lol lol

    Hey I have afriend who to this day uses at least 6 to 8 spritzes from his waist to his head, homey goes through cologne like its going out of style because he uses sooo much.

    I'm a 3 spritzer anyhting over that is too much.

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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    Quote Originally Posted by corydallas
    Shower
    Pat dry
    Apply body moisturizer
    Apply shave cream
    Apply fragrance-free deodorant/antiperspirant
    Nail care (if needed)
    Shave
    Apply facial moisturizer
    Dry hair
    Floss/brush teeth
    1 spray of fragrance to chest
    Put on t-shirt
    Apply remainder of fragrance (1 spray to front of t-shirt, 2 to neck, 1 to left inner forearm/wrist & transfer to right side)
    Get dressed

    not that a have a routine or anything...
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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivienleigh
    Yes,yes,yes!!! This is the ADVICE OF THE YEAR, guys, trust this man,he knows what he`s talking
    I don't know..I've been doing quite fine with my own routine.... though it's quite interesting to hear how other people go about things.

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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    For me, the rule is, never apply a cologne-type scent over perspiration. Something about the particular cologne notes makes them go very sour if applied on a sweaty bod!
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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    I apply my scent at the last moment after I shower, etc...but right BEFORE I put my clothes on.

    Works for me

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    Some people say that you should wait a while because you've just washed off all of the natural body oils that would mix with the scent. I like to do it right after a shower because I like to be clean. I'm not a re-applier because I need that "out of the shower" feeling. I think that it doesn't make much of a difference because your oils will come back evenutally and mix with the scent. I spray on my shirt too.

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    Right after I put my hot pot on to boil (for shaving), I apply deodorant and brush my teeth, then it's off to my bedroom to lay out clothes, select and apply a fragrance directly to my chest, put on underwear and undershirt and then go back to the bathroom to shave(by then the water is hot). Then it's dress, fill the pockets and leave.

    It's uncommon for me to apply fragrance twice in one day.

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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    Shower ----> Dry off ----> Frag free anti-perspirant ----> Boxers and socks ----> One spray to chest ----> T-shirt & clothes ----> 10 minutes before leaving, spray appropriately according to frag power (usually two to the neck/under ears area, one more to the chest and if I'm feeling particularly foppish, one close up spray to one wrist which I rub onto t'other).

    If wearing Aramis '65, I apply a half spray to the base of my right foot approximately one week before I plan on venturing out

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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    ok well i personally never understand why people shower in the morning. it's not like sleeping is such a strenuous activity that if you shower at night you won't still be clean the next morning. and if you wait to shower until morning that means you go to bed dirty which to me is much more disgusting. so anyway, i guess my point makes this question moot but i realize i am in the minority on this issue.

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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    Quote Originally Posted by LoneFish
    ok well i personally never understand why people shower in the morning. it's not like sleeping is such a strenuous activity that if you shower at night you won't still be clean the next morning. and if you wait to shower until morning that means you go to bed dirty which to me is much more disgusting. so anyway, i guess my point makes this question moot but i realize i am in the minority on this issue.
    Err, early morning is the best time for a bit of nookie! There are some scents which I wouldn't want to wear to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneFish
    ok well i personally never understand why people shower in the morning. it's not like sleeping is such a strenuous activity that if you shower at night you won't still be clean the next morning. and if you wait to shower until morning that means you go to bed dirty which to me is much more disgusting. so anyway, i guess my point makes this question moot but i realize i am in the minority on this issue.
    I have oily skin and oily hair. A shower in the morning is the only way to get my hair to behave.

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    Default Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    I put it on after I get out of the shower and have dried off. If I have to shave, I put it on along with aftershave, afterwards.

    It is usually two to three shots to the chest and one to the wrists. Yet, it all depends on the fragrance; some I use a little more of, like Dior Homme, and some quite less. More than two shots of Kouros and you will end up being "that guy".

    However, I would warn about spraying onto a shirt. I sprayed Polo Green onto a white shirt the other day, and guess what? It's actually green. Now I have a green dot on my chest. Not incredibly smooth. Obviously this is not the case with all colognes, but it was with mine.

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