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    but.. I've noticed when I spray my fragrance on my hair it lasts insanely long. Plus it gives off more sillage no matter what the fragrance is. This I can tell because you kind of avoid olfactory fatigue then it's above your head.. it doesn't get to the nose as much. But when I'm out I can smell it rise up into the air. Maybe it's because of the natural oils in the hair that make it stick around so long. After all.. there's usually more oil in the hair than any other part of the body. It is a little awkward to do this, and it even burns a little, but the difference.. WOW

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    Good to know! I think I'll give it a try, especially with those weak fragrances we all have. And I hope we don't end up bald doing that...
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    Yup, Cologneist - I agree- perfume in hair is just great.
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    Default Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    Not surprising...I've read of a few people doing that. Makes a bit of sense, but depending on the scent, you don't want it to get overwhelming.

    I've had a few shower gels related to scents, and used as shampoo, it always helps extend the scent quite a bit.

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    No way am I putting any fragrance in my hair! Now if only I grew out my chest hair...
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    Default Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    I don't think it's ridiculous at all. Though I've never sprayed on the hair on my head, I do occasionally spray on the backs of my forearms. Great place to increase longevity and sillage. We guys are blessed to have hair there.

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    It's not ridiculous, but fragrances contain alcohol, and alcohol might damage the hair fiber. I would do that only if I had a dry skin. But I'll give it a try in the near future, just to see how it goes.
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    Default Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    It is a little awkward to do this, and it even burns a little, but the difference.. WOW
    Burning sensations in the absence of physical activity or bourbon are trouble, imo.

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    As smells rise, only people taller than you will be able to smell perfume sprayed in your hair. That is why girls spray their hair, because they are shorter and because they have longer hair that covers more area.

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    Default Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    my mom used to give me advice ˝always spray on hair too˝, not a news to me, hair can be a great choice if a certain cologne doesn't stick for the skin.
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    It depends temperature of weather too. maybe smells fall!

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    Hmm, my hair is so full of products, that I'm sure some sort of
    toxic concoction will be the result of more chemestry in it ...

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    Default Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    It has been discussed a few times here, before, that spraying on hair does get you some good longevity.

    The question is whether one wants to risk spraying on ones hair not knowing of the consequences, if any.

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    It also happens to me to spray some fragrance on my hair on certain occasions and, almost each time, the lasting power and projection used to be, indeed, above average

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    Default Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    When I have a frag on, I'm usually going out..and when I go out I either style my hair with wax or wear a cap. So I don't think spraying frags on my hair will work for me haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    Burning sensations in the absence of physical activity or bourbon are trouble, imo.
    lmao. I agree.
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    Since my arms have a moderate amount of hair on them, I have long speculated that is why fragrances generally last "forever" when sprayed on the back of my wrists.

    I would recommend you retitle your post so people can find it via search.
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    Default Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    It's not ridiculous, but fragrances contain alcohol, and alcohol might damage the hair fiber. I would do that only if I had a dry skin. But I'll give it a try in the near future, just to see how it goes.


    Well, I do have dry skin but my scalp happens to be even more sensitive plus I'm already frightened by my way too early appearing "geheimratsecken" (anyone knows a translation? I mean the spikes of baldness at the corners of my forehead) so I'l pass on anything that might cost my more hair

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    Crap. I cant even try this. I have no hair.

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    Spraying the hair is an age-old way of wearing scent. (Think of the 19th century Macassar hair oil--the dandy's essential grooming aid--made of oil scented with ylang-ylang! Sexy was defined as hair "oiled and curling.")

    Tom Ford makes a spray for hair scented with Black Orchid.

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    Default Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Maybe it's because of the natural oils in the hair that make it stick around so long. After all.. there's usually more oil in the hair than any other part of the body.
    This is true. The hair oils act as a retentive medium for the perfume essences. The increased sillage is due to the fact that the total surface area of hundreds or thousands of hair strands is enormous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    This is true. The hair oils act as a retentive medium for the perfume essences. The increased sillage is due to the fact that the total surface area of hundreds or thousands of hair strands is enormous.
    The head is also one of the warmest areas of the body. Hair all over the body disperses scent, as we all know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmo View Post
    As smells rise, only people taller than you will be able to smell perfume sprayed in your hair. That is why girls spray their hair, because they are shorter and because they have longer hair that covers more area.
    LOL that's even more ridiculous than what I though of the thread itself. That's like saying the air wave's only float upward. Sillage is associated with body movement. As you walk (tall or short) you leave a fragrance trail behind you. Depending on the fragrance.. some stronger than others. So it's pretty naive to say that only people taller than you would smell it since it floats up into the air and all around. I'm 6'1, and was with a girl friend who's about 5'4. This was one of my tests with this; I sprayed some Diesel Zero Plus (with top notes I really enjoy) in my hair with 2 sprays. As well as one on the chest and one on each wrist, as those top notes diminished from the application on my wrists and chest, I could still smell top notes slightly 3 hours later! I smelled my wrists though and it wasn't coming from there, nor my chest because it would have gone right up my nose pretty easily. Then again though I'm Jewish and have pretty thick hair which can hold it well. Plus I tend to not wash it everytime in the shower (to avoid an afro lol) I still maintain my hair, but it serves me much better when the oils build up and give it more to work with. I don't use and gels or hairsprays because the oil allows me to style it basically anyway I like.

    I just do what feels right for me, and works. Back on topic though I'm glad to see a lot of people are aware of this method, and those who aren't who are interested. LOL I'm not saying it's the key to longevity issues, or people with dryer skin who can't hold fragrances as well, but it definitely helps. I'm gonna continue to test this more using different methods. As somebody said they use hair wax. I think a fragrance would stick to that superbly and maintain it's top notes throughout. It's always mind boggling to me on how long a fragrance can maintain its top notes. It's really all based on the surface it hits and the dynamics of the surface.

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    The problem is the hair wax I use is heavily scented and I don't even want to imagine what my hair wax and frag mixed together would smell like LOL. Plus the scents from shampoo and conditioner..it might be one deadly olfactory cocktail. Using unscented hair products is an option but over here those products are either expensive or inferior to the ones I'm currently using. But it's great that spraying on hair is giving u improved sillage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    LOL that's even more ridiculous than what I though of the thread itself. That's like saying the air wave's only float upward. Sillage is associated with body movement. As you walk (tall or short) you leave a fragrance trail behind you. Depending on the fragrance.. some stronger than others. So it's pretty naive to say that only people taller than you would smell it since it floats up into the air and all around. I'm 6'1, and was with a girl friend who's about 5'4. This was one of my tests with this; I sprayed some Diesel Zero Plus (with top notes I really enjoy) in my hair with 2 sprays. As well as one on the chest and one on each wrist, as those top notes diminished from the application on my wrists and chest, I could still smell top notes slightly 3 hours later! I smelled my wrists though and it wasn't coming from there, nor my chest because it would have gone right up my nose pretty easily. Then again though I'm Jewish and have pretty thick hair which can hold it well. Plus I tend to not wash it everytime in the shower (to avoid an afro lol) I still maintain my hair, but it serves me much better when the oils build up and give it more to work with. I don't use and gels or hairsprays because the oil allows me to style it basically anyway I like.

    I just do what feels right for me, and works. Back on topic though I'm glad to see a lot of people are aware of this method, and those who aren't who are interested. LOL I'm not saying it's the key to longevity issues, or people with dryer skin who can't hold fragrances as well, but it definitely helps. I'm gonna continue to test this more using different methods. As somebody said they use hair wax. I think a fragrance would stick to that superbly and maintain it's top notes throughout. It's always mind boggling to me on how long a fragrance can maintain its top notes. It's really all based on the surface it hits and the dynamics of the surface.
    One answer to this is to spray under a pair of loose trousers. The scent will disperse as you walk. (BTW, the Comte d'Orsay was 6'3" and didn't care, I am sure, how his sillage was spread about, as he used it on his clothing and gloves.)
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    I thought this was a common exercise.

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    This is not ridiculous at all.....I have heard and read this many times over the years.....Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene View Post
    Crap. I cant even try this. I have no hair.
    Use your beard and mustache

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    My eldest daughter, who by the way is six feet tall, wears her perfume this way. Her la Nuit last for two days plus.

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