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    Default How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    Hi,

    I'm a relative noob to the cologne world. I own 3 now, Blue Jeans by Versace, The Dreamer also by Versace and just recently, H.M. Men (EDP).

    It's relatively strong and I was wondering how many sprays should I use.

    This is my situation:

    I wear cologne because I like the smell personally, but I guess also to be totally honest I want a reaction from people. I want ANY reaction, positive or negative. That being said, I don't want to DOUSE myself in it.

    Blue Jeans and Dreamer don't last me too long (I put it on at 8:00 AM it's gone by 1 apparently) and no one seems to "notice" enough to comment.

    I usually use about 3 or 4 sprays with those (2 on each wrist, one on neck, one on upper chest).

    Hanae Mori seems a lot stronger and I've been using one. How many would you guys recommend for my desired outcome?


    Thanks for your time!

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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    I think I've used 3 sprays with my HM EDP. I got a "nice" from the wife with that one. But it's not that strong when I use it (once under each arm and once on the belly).

    Five would probably get more reactions. Not necessarily good, though....
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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    to clarify, the only reason is because when i wear cologne normally, no one seems to notice at all.

    I don't know if it's my skintype: mix of oil/dry (ironic eh) or what...

    I like the smells personally but no one else does..

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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    On me it doesn't have a lot of sillage / projection. And too much can get cloying, so I don't use more than three shots: one to throat, two to upper torso.

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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    I've spent the week mostly in bed or on the couch and have been wearing the same big cotton robe over t-shirts and shorts. Last Sunday I gave myself a few shots of HM EDP taking care to get it on my t-shirt. I must have missed with at least one spray and got the robe as well. Here it is Friday and I'm getting that trademark wonderful drydown as the robe warms up. There's a hint in there somewhere but I don't want to be too obvious.

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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    Well, one spray for me is too much, so I better decant some into a vial and dab a tiny amount on !

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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    I want ANY reaction, positive or negative.
    Its better to get no reactions than negative reactions. Just because you don't get a huge number of compliments doesn't mean that people aren't noticing your frag. People
    often need more reason than just how you smell to approach you, frag is just one part of the equation. If you are determined to get noticed and don't mind if its negative get yourself a bottle of Kouros and spray away...
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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    i see your point.

    Maybe my approach to cologne isn't right.

    I've bought blind so far. so maybe thats my problem.

    it sucks living near a mall that rips you off

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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    where are you from...? there are many a online sites that ship international...

    on your Q..H.M is a pretty strong scent...2 sprays should be fine imho...

    cheers.

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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    I agree with Jenson. 2 or 3 tops is what I would wear.

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    Default Re: How Many Sprays of H.M (EDP) should you use to get reactions?

    I suggest that you apply in your normal amounts and ask several close friends and family members if they can smell it and if it seems too much or just right. It's quite acceptable to say something like "Hey, I'm trying out this new fragrance but it's hard for me to judge if I'm applying too much - what do you think?" Unless you ask, most people are too polite to tell you that you have applied too much or that they dislike what you are wearing. I would also suggest asking mostly women for their opinions - but that's based on my experience here in California, where very few guys wear fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futami View Post
    I agree with Jenson. 2 or 3 tops is what I would wear.
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