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    Default How many dabs = a spray

    Dear Group, as a new old boy to the fragrant world i now inhabit i have aquired several samples of various colognes. One or two of them have atomiser sprays but the majority just have a little stopper in them. So, as the title line says, how many "finger tips" = one spray?


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    I would think two dabs would be fine. As long as you can smell the fragrance well enough to judge how you like it, you should be okay.

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    Honestly I think it's a matter of judgment as well. It purely depends on the fragrance.

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    I think it's easier to work not based on the number of dabs but on the level of the juice in the vial.

    1 ml = approx 10 to 15 sprays. Let's go with 10 for easy math.

    So, visually divide the vial into ten segments, and apply one segments worth of scent to the skin, and you should have applied about 1 spray's worth.

    Most vials aren't actually full to the top (they can't be) and actually are more like 0.7ml, but even so, this method is fairly accurate. In other words, if you normally wear one spray of a scent, you should get about 7-10 wearings from a vial. If you use the equivalent of two sprays, you should get 3-5 or so wearings per vial.

    Of course, if the vial is larger than 1ml, as some samples are, you'll have to tweak the math accordingly. At 10 sprays per ml, a 1.5ml vial would give you approx 15 sprays worth, so then you'd - if you were trying to apply only one sprays worth - use only 1/15th of the vial.
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