First, you'll need other people around you to gauge if you put on too much or too little. Nose fatigue may cause scents to seem as if they've disappeared to you. I'd say start with a couple. Then next time, up it by another spray. Be sure to apply to pulse points (jugulars of your neck, upper chest, inside elbows, wrists, dab behind ears). Er...but not all places at once. Just see which combination of areas and amounts of sprays would work best on you. If the scent fades fast, apply lotion or body butter (it's not as gross as you'd picture it with the word "butter" in it) on areas where the scent's going to be applied to prior to spraying because the body's natural oils is what keeps fragrances going. If your skin's dry, it'll drink the juice up. Once you have a bottle of something you really like, you'll go through quite some trial and error to get to a point where you wear it perfectly (or as ideally as possible). I hope this helps.