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    Default [FAQ] How many sprays of fragrance should I wear?

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    These [FAQ] threads are great!

    Please 'sticky' them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    These [FAQ] threads are great!

    Please 'sticky' them.
    If I sticky all the ones I plan to do, there will be a page of stickies... Instead I'm going to do one sticky which links to them all. I'll probably end up putting the actual [faq] threads in a separate [faq] forum.

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    superb Idea Grant!! why coudnt we think of it!? Darn!!

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    Default Re: [FAQ] How many sprays of fragrance should I wear?

    Excellent idea Grant.

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    This is a question I know many people have, but where should I apply cologne, I have had people tell me to walk into a mist of it or apply it to pulse points. Right now I am doing the latter. I just need a definitive answer on which method lasts the longest and projects the most.

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    Default Re: [FAQ] How many sprays of fragrance should I wear?

    I think projection and longevity have more to do with the formulation of the scent than the way it's applied, but poor application can definitely bring these down. If you have some chest hair, you should definitely spray to the chest and the back of your neck for longevity. Hair holds scent really well and your body heat at these warm points will help it project more. I think pulse points (wrists) are a myth. Extremities (hands/wrists) are often cooler than the trunk and head area because the body focuses more on keeping the vital organs warm or at the right temperature.
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    For years I have disagreed with the pulse points theory. AOG, I certainly agree 100% with you.
    Hair bearing areas are the best as well as chest, neck and the hair, though I find that scent can change a bit differently in my(scalp) hair. Extremities are definitely always cooler, the more distal, (away from the trunk), the cooler. For scents that struggle with longevity, getting some on clothing by putting on your shirt/top before it dries works great and even direct application to clothing is great if you are careful with the fabric.
    The misting/walk through thingie just escapes me. Why bother? I've never come across any fragrance that was too strong for an application to the skin.

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    I use a single spray to the nape of the neck; this is both long-lasting and discreet (i.e. does not grab by the throat those who happen to be way outside my personal space). Particularly when there are lot of people wearing fragrance in a single space, excess quickly turns headachy.

    I wouldn't worry about projection; heavy sillage can easily come across in the same way as unnecessarily loud talking (or, when it is extreme, it can be like being slapped across the eyes): It suggests a lack of consideration or confidence, and can seem gauche. Often, when a fragrance seems to have faded, it is simply because your nose has ceased to be aware of it, but the very probably scent still lingers.

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    I usually spray to chest and neck. I dont walk into mist....tried it and forgot to close my eyes...wow that burned!

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    it is simply because your nose has ceased to be aware of it, but the very probably scent still lingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipper View Post
    I dont walk into mist....tried it and forgot to close my eyes...wow that burned!
    I tried that and forgot to hold my breath. I spent the next few hours tasting the perfume more than smelling it.

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    I spray at my chest and wrists. If out on town or something, also on neck and behind the knees. (Depends on the strength.) When having a concert, I always wait afterwards with perfume, just in case the other singers would have a reaction to it. (My version of "day at the office.")

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    it is simply because your nose has ceased to be aware of it.

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