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    Hi,

    I actually dont understand how all people in youtube advice to wear like: "1 to the neck & 1 of each wrist". Can people smell it? and can they finish the bottle like that? I think all these people live in Europe/US.
    I think because I live in Malaysia, always hot here (summer everyday, sometimes raining, lol).
    I just got Creed GIT, I plan to wear 12 spray. Does any of you live in Asia also do same like me?

    Thanks guys!
    Last edited by azri_azmi; 4th May 2010 at 02:18 AM.

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    Default Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    Interesting to read! East Asians have a reputation in the west as liking milder scents than those in North America and Europe. Guess you're proving that wrong, ten sprays at a time.

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    12 sprays seems like a lot even if you lived on the sun.

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    hot weather and 12 sprays?
    I'm glad you are way over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    hot weather and 12 sprays?
    I'm glad you are way over there.
    It hasn't exactly gone unnoticed...


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    Yeah, maybe too much.

    Havent try my 12 spray to GIT yet, just bought. haha. (but will be problem if suddenly have to attend meeting in a close meeting room).

    Other fragrance that I spray a lot: Versace Man Eau Fraiche, Rochas Man, Hanae Mori & all other fresh fragrance.

    I know, if TMugler B*Men i will not spray more than 2.

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    Wearing 12 sprays is too much, IMHO, for most scents. I usually wear 3 - 4 spritzes.

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    GIT is one of those scents where your nose won't be able to smell it after 2 hrs, but others ard you can smell it. 4 sprays is good enuff for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccck View Post
    GIT is one of those scents where your nose won't be able to smell it after 2 hrs, but others ard you can smell it. 4 sprays is good enuff for me
    Oh really? Thats why i tried spray once in my wrist then i think it is not last long.

    But Versace Eau Fraiche is seriously I have to spray more then 5 spray. It is very light scent.. (luckily it last on me)

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    Default Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    Try 4-5 sprays of GIT first, ask the people around you if they can still smell you after a couple of hours in. Bring along an atomizer/decant to top up your dose if you need. It's as warm and humid here, and my scents on skin tend to fizzle away really quick with perspiration (I perspire a lot and rather easily) and all, so I tend to have to re-spray.

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    The trick is to apply to the right parts of the body. I normally use 4-5 sprays...3 sprays to the chest and abdomen and 2 more sides of the neck. If the frags is really strong I will only do 1 spray to the neck (adam's apple) and 3 sprays to chest and abdomen. If u are outside a lot then u might need a bit extra sprays. But if u r in an air conditioned environment for a good part of the day then you really got to limit the no of sprays. We Malaysians ain't the most vocal of ppl so don't expect feedback even though your frag is filling up the whole room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    Try 4-5 sprays of GIT first, ask the people around you if they can still smell you after a couple of hours in. Bring along an atomizer/decant to top up your dose if you need. It's as warm and humid here, and my scents on skin tend to fizzle away really quick with perspiration (I perspire a lot and rather easily) and all, so I tend to have to re-spray.
    Yeah i think that is the best thing. But very lazy to respray. hehe.

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    Azri_azmi,
    Don't listen to these people LOL...I like 6-8 sprays of most anything from my wardrobe with very few exceptions going down to about 4. I also reapply from a small vial if necessary.
    I agree that in humid weather, one can't smell fragrances because of no evaporation from the skin. Depending on your environment (conservative office, meetings, etc.) do use discretion and trial and error but don't think there's necessarily a right amount just because someone says so.
    Enjoy your fragrances!
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    Default Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    For me 12 sprays isn't unreasonable if it's a light scent like 4711. For GIT, I usually do 4 sprays to the chest underneath my shirt and another 3 sprays to my neck. It's pretty strong for the first few hours but turns into a skin scent soon after.
    You can spray your wrist and see if you're able to detect it after several hours. That's how I gauge the longevity and sillage of my fragrances.
    Last edited by teflondog; 4th May 2010 at 05:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    The trick is to apply to the right parts of the body. I normally use 4-5 sprays...3 sprays to the chest and abdomen and 2 more sides of the neck. If the frags is really strong I will only do 1 spray to the neck (adam's apple) and 3 sprays to chest and abdomen. If u are outside a lot then u might need a bit extra sprays. But if u r in an air conditioned environment for a good part of the day then you really got to limit the no of sprays. We Malaysians ain't the most vocal of ppl so don't expect feedback even though your frag is filling up the whole room.
    Hei JoNny,

    Proud to be Malaysians! : D

    Pavilion KL no more Creed counter. Just got my GIT at KLCC. Is there any more creed counter iun malaysia that u know? Yeah, i aggree, very few people (Malaysia) comment on my fragrance even I know they actually can smell on me.

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    Default Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    Application really varies with the potency and sillage of the fragrance. Spraying to the neck tends to start the olfactory fatigue earlier for me so I prefer to spray to the chest and solar plexus, one to each arm and maybe a mist over. I find that the layering of topnotes over fabric compliment the heart notes from the skin. But for powerhouses e.g. Grey Flannel, 1-2 to the chest is usually enough.

    And I second matthewfoo's approach. Reapplication works much better than heavy application in the somewhat misguided hope of making a fragrance last longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    Azri_azmi,
    Don't listen to these people LOL...I like 6-8 sprays of most anything from my wardrobe with very few exceptions going down to about 4. I also reapply from a small vial if necessary.
    I agree that in humid weather, one can't smell fragrances because of no evaporation from the skin. Depending on your environment (conservative office, meetings, etc.) do use discretion and trial and error but don't think there's necessarily a right amount just because someone says so.
    Enjoy your fragrances!
    RM
    Thanks Bro!

    I like to smell my fragrance myself, not only for people to smell.

    I have to try and error with all new fragrance.

    Oh no, Creed fragrance very expensive. Sure have to use less spray.. hehe..

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    some scents can get stronger over time. do exercise caution. you dont wanna smell like those people on the bus right?

    and do spray on your clothes. that way you can enjoy it privately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey86 View Post
    some scents can get stronger over time. do exercise caution. you dont wanna smell like those people on the bus right?

    and do spray on your clothes. that way you can enjoy it privately.
    My neighbour at the office will headache if i spray at clothes. Will try to do the day I want to make him headache. Lol! : D

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    Default Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    I find sprays to the chest and throat give the wearer a good dose--when you move around, your shirt causes puffs of fragrance to come out of the neck of your shirt. Neck sprays will begin to give more projection to the environment. Wrist sprays may give the most projection as you naturally wave your arms around walking or whatever.

    People in Japan tend to be pretty conservative about fragrance in offices and other 'captive' spaces like public transport. Of course, clubbing is another matter. I like the idea of a light reapplication for refreshment. Also, spraying partially on fabric may extend longevity. However, I found out this method backfires in the case of L'Eau de Issey Miyake pour homme. The development gets all scrunched together. Used on skin, LDIM can show off its individual stages of development a bit better.

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    Default Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    I hear you, azri_azmi. I live in a climate very similar to Malaysia's (fact: your commercial palm trees came from us! ;o)). 12 sprays of some frags is not entirely criminal, even in hot weather, especially when you take other competing environmental issues (ambient aromas, woodsmoke [yep, even in cities], outdoor cooking aromas, etc) into consideration.

    Number of sprays is a "diplomatic" issue here on BaseNotes, but the least i usually use is 8.
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    Hmmmm...i live in SL. For office it will be always 2 sprays and it will do enough till the evening (lover of powerhouses) and takes d MAX use of them. Thanks to BaseNotes i have listed all d powerhouses whenever discussed and will only buy from that list when i spend for perfumes.

    Today did 3 sprays on Aqua Di Gio and i can smell it very better even now, almost after 5-6 hours from the morning. Great! did 2 sprays and wore a shirt on the hanger but then remembered i wore the same for a long walk d before day, so got a new one from the wardrobe and had to reapply - and did only once more on chest

    I wear for my pleasure mostly. If i can smell it while i sit and work, walk and drive and etc. It's more than enough, BUT at the same time if i can smell it during d whole day, even after my own nose getting used to d smell for hours > that means others are surely getting my scent too!

    12 sprays. Never! i'm very greedy! even if its such a lovely, romantic or a special occation it would be 4-5 sprays MAX.

    Well, i use powerhouses, and d other frags that last long and smell nice!
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    Default Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    I usually apply 4-8 sprays on different parts including clothes

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    Quote Originally Posted by azri_azmi View Post
    Hei JoNny,

    Proud to be Malaysians! : D

    Pavilion KL no more Creed counter. Just got my GIT at KLCC. Is there any more creed counter iun malaysia that u know? Yeah, i aggree, very few people (Malaysia) comment on my fragrance even I know they actually can smell on me.
    I thought there was a small Creed counter at the men department of Tangs ?
    There is a Creed section at Isetan@The Gardens but the selection is quite pathetic compared to Isetan KLCC.

    So what kind of freebies did u get when u purchased GIT ? Pls tell me you at least insisted on a few samples LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    Azri_azmi, Don't listen to these people
    Agreed, sort of - whilst I recommend you definitely test with the number of sprays and, here's the crucial bit, ask several different people for their opinion with different numbers of sprays at different parts of the dry-down, it's not a one-size-fits-all thing. I have VERY dry skin to the degree that the 2-8 sprays most people say is more than enough for them, on me is gone and undetectable by anyone inside of an hour. I have tested this several times over the years with various family, friends and work colleagues. There are very few exceptions to this (I can do 4 sprays of VC&A Pour Homme and it will last and project all day), but as a rule I don't generally use less than 12 or so sprays because otherwise frags would be a pointless hobby for me, akin to just splashing on cold water. In fact for most things closer to 20 sprays would be the average for me. Sounds a lot to most people, but I've experimented long enough to know how frags work (or don't) on my skin. 20 sprays on my skin tends to work the same as half a dozen or so on others.

    So yeah - everyone's mileage varies.
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    Default Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    Although I'm not in Asia, I'm in the same boat, folks! Where I live It's 9 months hot and humid and 3 months max a bit less hot (raining). So, I usually apply 9-10 sprays (even more) when the fragrance is light/citrusy. At night or in the less hot months, I tend to use stronger/powerhouse fragrances, and 4-5 sprays are fine.
    It may seem too much, but It isn't! The hot weather isn't the major problem in my case. Humidity is.
    It really "arrests" the fragrance's projection.
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    Remember they can breathe through their mouth if they have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbandarage View Post
    Hmmmm...i live in SL. For office it will be always 2 sprays and it will do enough till the evening (lover of powerhouses) and takes d MAX use of them. Thanks to BaseNotes i have listed all d powerhouses whenever discussed and will only buy from that list when i spend for perfumes.

    Today did 3 sprays on Aqua Di Gio and i can smell it very better even now, almost after 5-6 hours from the morning. Great! did 2 sprays and wore a shirt on the hanger but then remembered i wore the same for a long walk d before day, so got a new one from the wardrobe and had to reapply - and did only once more on chest

    I wear for my pleasure mostly. If i can smell it while i sit and work, walk and drive and etc. It's more than enough, BUT at the same time if i can smell it during d whole day, even after my own nose getting used to d smell for hours > that means others are surely getting my scent too!

    12 sprays. Never! i'm very greedy! even if its such a lovely, romantic or a special occation it would be 4-5 sprays MAX.

    Well, i use powerhouses, and d other frags that last long and smell nice!
    Aqua Di Gio? Sure the girls will like ur smell. My bottle already empty. Why girls like this one??
    I feel like this is the cologne that is the last one i will buy for new bottle. Smell very2 good and long lasting, just too common.. : D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausamamira View Post
    I usually apply 4-8 sprays on different parts including clothes
    I only spray some on cloths if the top notes is nice. : D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    I thought there was a small Creed counter at the men department of Tangs ?
    There is a Creed section at Isetan@The Gardens but the selection is quite pathetic compared to Isetan KLCC.

    So what kind of freebies did u get when u purchased GIT ? Pls tell me you at least insisted on a few samples LOL.
    No more Creed counter at Tangs. Then straightly to KLCC and the salesperson inform me they cant survive at Tangs Pavilion. The stock there has been sent to KLCC. Oh yeah, i remember The Gardens..

    Sadly they just give Annick Goutal sample (vial) about 3 or 4. Said that they not received Creed sample anymore. And the price INCREASEd!

    I bought Millesime Imperial 75ml for RM 549 before at Tangs Pavilion. Now the GIT is RM 599. Oh no! with no any creed sample!

    Make me think better i use less spray.. : D

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