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  1. #61
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    Default Re: How many sprays do you use on application?

    Too many!

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    I am not in a habit to overspray myself with fragrance. Minimum of five maximum of 10 sprays. Usually at the neck, or at the back and at my wrists..

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    Very few. Maybe 3-4 total (for example, wrist, wrist, neck, neck--depending on what clothing I'm wearing.)

    I don't like to announce my perfume right away.

    I love that moment when someone sits next to you , or gives a kiss on the cheek, or hands you a file, or hovers over a computer screen with you and suddenly you catch the first whiff of his/her perfume--a scent you hadn't realized the person was wearing until you got a little closer.
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    1-3 tops, lapidus ph = 6

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    8 sprays for the lighter fumes i own, and otherwise 6 for the whole day

    heavier ones just 3

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    I've just noticed recently that men tend to go heavier on the perfumes/colognes than women do. I find the men in my life drown out my scent because they are so heavy handed, and in any gathering I can always smell the men's scents first. I find this just mildly irritating -- the diva in me objects, while my inner feminist thinks, "oh, well...". Anybody else have this problem?

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    Default Re: How many sprays do you use on application?

    My husband tends to put on too much. Well, smell studies have shown that women have a more acute sense of smell...or more discriminating.

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    Usually 1-3 sprays, depending on the fragrance. Youth Dew, Angel, Aromatics Elixir and their ilk only one careful spray, at the base of the neck, maybe two if I really want a big, slightly obnoxious sillage cloud around me. Most fragrances one spray behind each ear, which I then dab onto my wrists. Light fragrances and low concentrations three or four sprays, or when I want to amplify something not too heavy for evening wear.

    I thought I had perfume-eating skin, maybe I don't after all, if so many of you wear 5-10 without being bothered by it...

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    I love it when you really don't know people are wearing fragrance until you get close and then you get this wonderful aroma. I usually use 2 sprays to my hair. Splash is dabbed at wrist, behind ears, sometimes on chest. If a fragrance is really heavy, such as Michael, I may only use 1 spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgie View Post
    Very few. Maybe 3-4 total (for example, wrist, wrist, neck, neck--depending on what clothing I'm wearing.)

    I don't like to announce my perfume right away.

    I love that moment when someone sits next to you , or gives a kiss on the cheek, or hands you a file, or hovers over a computer screen with you and suddenly you catch the first whiff of his/her perfume--a scent you hadn't realized the person was wearing until you got a little closer.
    Well said.

  11. #71

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    As a man, I tend to wear 1 or 2.

    I would think that most women's scents would be projecting rather strongly with 3 or 4 sprays or more, especially when on open skin such as the wrists and neck.

    It's no wonder that so many people find that their scents "fade so quickly." A couple shots to the neck will induce olfactory fatigue in the best of them. I can't find a single scent that lasts less than 6 hours on my skin, and that is detectable the whole time, with a meager spray or two. *shrug*
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    I'd like to say 2-3, but I really like to notice my own frag (and hope at least someone else does too) so I probably end up overapplying with 3-4 on the chest, 2 on wrists and elbow and 1 on the back of the neck...
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    I use one spray to either the wrist or inside of the elbow, no matter the fragrance.

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    Hard for me to pick an exact number, since my nose tunes out my favorite scents rather quickly if I don't rotate them...yes, even the sillage bombs. If I know logically that a particular scent is known for its potency (Angel, Opium, etc.), but I stop smelling it soon after a decent number of sprays, I'll take that as my cue to switch to something else for a while and come back. It works, and the sillage bomb I took a break from suddenly seems a thousand times stronger than it ever did. So I know it's probably my nose, not my skin.

    All that said, my base number of sprays per application is two; more for a particularly light EdT or cologne, less for those very few one-spray-wonders like Aromatics Elixir (which pervades like nerve gas). I like noticeable sillage, but not a ton, especially at work. At night on the town, I'll add an extra spray or two. Never more than five, under any circumstances.

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    Default Re: How many sprays do you use on application?

    How much I apply varies with the scent. For some, 1 tiny dab with a roll-on! (Paris, Wrappings, Tabu) For others, 1 small spray to chest (Une Rose, Ambre Soie, FdTRB, Amouage Gold, Bois de Paradis). For most others, 3 sprays-- 2 to chest, one to upper back under clothes. For the few that fade fastest/project least, 4 or more sprays.

    Basically I spray enough to smell it myself as it wafts up and for someone getting within close range to smell it, but not for people who are 3-4 feet away. Usually. Except that I've had compliments on several of my rose scents from people 3-4 feet away, so maybe I'm spraying more generously with those.

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    2 sprays. One on the neck and one on the wrist.

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    Depends on the strength and type of perfume. As a general rule, 5 sprays- either side of throat, in the cleavage and either wrist

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    I don't get why people spray their neck. Olfactory fatigue, anyone?
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    Neck sprays mean a nice smell when my husband nuzzles there......

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    Totally depends on the frag. If I'm wearing Le Dix, I have to be VERY careful as it's a heavy hitter, a long-laster, and can have the effect of making people choke on the train. If I'm wearing something I love that I know is going to wear out very quickly, I use more, or take a small decant with me for a top-up. Agent Provocateur Eau Emotionelle never lasts long, and I don't currently have a decant of that one, so I just use loads. That one isn't a cloying frag, or one that hovers about much, so I can get away with spraying that on my clothes even, for a longer-lasting effect. Medium-longevity frags I just do spray a max of 5 times (behind ears, wrists, throat, and maybe down the cleavage! Ideally, I want to smell fab, but not to the point where people are going 'oh my god, what's that SMELL???' - y'know?
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