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    When you feel like you have.
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    I can usually tell if I've OD'd on some frag because heads will turn right before their bodies walk briskly away. At work, I always knew when I was beyond the limits when my best friend -- who I love and respect -- would look at me with a crinkled nose and say, "what is that cologne you're wearing?" If I pressed her enough and asked for her opinion, the usual answer would be that I had too much on. I miss her input because we got along famously, but I never see her anymore. Hopefully I didn't asphyxiate her, LOL!

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    I have run across both ladies and gentlemen who must have all been named Achilles--dipped in fragrance, mostly abominable stuff, up to (down to) their heels.
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  4. #34

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    When you take a sniff of your wrist....you singe your nose hairs
    What other people think of you is none of your business, listen to mother, mind your own business

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    You've so heavily saturated yourself with it that even your urine reeks of your SotD.
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    When you have clouds of fragrance above you because of all the evaporation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Well according to some people on this site - If you have applied more than 1/2 spray of any fragrance, then you have put on too much.......
    i know right? its safe to wear more than 2 sprays guys, youre not going to wipe out the human race. Anything over 8, irrelevant of the fragrance, i think is excessive

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    i was at the duty free shop in Heathrow last summer browsing fragrances... this guy comes up to the wall of fragrances, about 10 feet away from me. he picks up something cheap and nasty... Armani Code or some swill.. and proceeds to absolutely drench himself in the stuff. he must have sprayed (no exaggeration) 50 times all over his clothes and neck. i stood there staring at him, in shock. he didn't even notice me. i felt so sorry for the entire airplane he was about to board, much less the guy sitting next to him.

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    ...When the birds outside your window are pointing at the skunk and laughing at him and he's curled up and crying in the corner.
    Just a joke, I love a generous application! I usually put on a lot and also loooooove it when a lady walks by and I can smell the sweet smell of her fragrance, or when I get a huge blast of scent from Sephora yards away...Sorry, that's just me....
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    No matter how much we love fragrance, we have to also take into account the feelings of the people we meet/ work with/ visit etc. Less is more, imho. Even spraying discreetly we may disturb persons with allergies but... well, at least we tried to be considerate. If somebody I meet ever tells me (s)he is allergic, I make a mental note that next time I won't wear anything. I was lucky enough to not have to work with people with this problem on a regular basis.

    I wouldn't go with "1/2 spray" (not sure how that works anyway and seems exaggerated), but there are few - very few - fragrances which safely allow for more than three sprays. I would say two or - special occasions - three (in the winter only) is the safe amount to consider as a baseline, with exceptions. With Bois du Portugal one spray is enough. At the other end of the spectrum, citrusy colognes of very high and close to natural quality are the only exceptions I can think of with which four-five sprays are still respectful.

    I'd say that anything smellable beyond two feet around us is already potentially intrusive, even if some people might like it. It also emanates an excessive yearning for attention, in my view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    lol, True. I was always a 1 sprayer and if I even put on 2, I really thought I was jazzing up! lol Just recently, I discovered the joy of wearing 5 sprays. I discovered that I can handle it but notice the compliments I am getting. I just don't think anyone could smell me before. I am becoming a true basenoter lol.
    Ahh yes. I remember those days! All I had were summer scents back then so I imagine I had maybe a foot of sillage for an hour before it completely disappeared.
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    A regular conversation in my office is..

    "is so-and-so in today?"
    "yup, but I haven't seen him yet"

    It doesn't bother me - he has good taste and layers creatively. I actively enjoy catching people's scent trails around the building - makes me wonder what it would like to be a tracker dog!

    There's also a security guard at my local supermarket whose application of Joop must be quite a hindrance to catching shoplifters - it's fairly easy to tell where he is or has been on the shop floor!
    Out here we are running for the wide open spaces, the road-smell after the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra Ichor View Post
    I actively enjoy catching people's scent trails around the building - makes me wonder what it would like to be a tracker dog!
    Easy, that one: we would only wear Eau du Bark, but we would never slobber over anything coming from the dreaded houses of Meowlinard and Purrfums Nicolai.

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    Yip, yip, Grrrrrlain?
    Out here we are running for the wide open spaces, the road-smell after the rain.

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    Yip, yip, Grrrrrlain?
    My answer:

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    I wore 3 sprays of Kouros to the office today. I'm the CEO, so I'm not that concerned about it, but still I never want to offend anyone with my cologne. I will definitely dial it back to two sprays next time. I had forgotten about this bad boy's potency. Still, no negative comments...but then, who would tell the boss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addict View Post
    Easy, that one: we would only wear Eau du Bark, but we would never slobber over anything coming from the dreaded houses of Meowlinard and Purrfums Nicolai.
    LOL --very cute!

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    When the person in the drive thru window compliments you on your scent.

    This happened to me today and the scent was Millesimé Imperial. It was three sprays applied five hours earlier.
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    Just a drop is usually plenty for me. If I can coax less than that, I'm pleased.

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