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    Default How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I went to order some food at the local mexican place and some girl that works there(18 yr old) has the hots for me. Anyway before I got there I took a shower and used 3 sprays of Aventus(one on left wrist, then pressed wrists, one on neck and one t-shirt). So I walk in and they says "hey you smell nice..." then starts lightly coughing and blames it on 'allergies'. She then walks behind the counter, coughs again then takes my order. I pretty much just smiled and proceeded with my order. That was the first time someone(outside of my family) mentioned I was wearing too much fragrance(albeit indirectly).


    How do you react? I mean I certainly don't want to EVER be a guy that wears too much fragrance. I'd rather have the majority of people not smell me at all then overdo it.
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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    3 sprays is not "overdoing it", but if you had sprayed more or less immediately before entering, I can imagine that the topnotes were still strong.

    Some people react like it's a personal insult if they catch a whiff of someone else's fragrance...

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    At first I usually get all defensive, and then after my bruised, fragile ego recovers, I try to wash some off.

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    Who cares, 3 sprays is far from overdoing it. North americans are over sensitive about perfume. How to react is simply to apologize and move on. Fragrances are still uncommon in north america, so people will feel you're invading their personal space with your scent quite often. Personally i'd just not care, how come i can't complain about people being too loud or wearing terrible outfits

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    While i personally don’t like Aventus i think it’s quite impossible to overdo it. But there seem to be people who are very sensitive to that one. My girlfried smelled the one spray on my wrist immediately and found it repulsive. So a cologne can be properly applied but gross people out nonetheless. Now you should decide if you like the girl more than the frag.

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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I cough this time of year as a result of allergies. Don't blame it on the Aventus.

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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    Some people react like it's a personal insult if they catch a whiff of someone else's fragrance...
    indeed, tott.

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    I get angry and self conscious, but then again you should probably know if you're wearing too much, or if you don't smell good. Women are more sensitive to it to. It can actually be quite soul destroying, because you want to lure in someone with your fragrance and watch the effect as it happens and they start melting in front of you. It's a hard thing to achieve!

    3 sprays doesn't sound like much, but it could be. My front of house manager at the theatre I work for is an old hag who is ultra sensitive to perfume. It annoyed me every time she started making a big fuss and waving her hands and coughing. But then again she is very conformist and austere and quite annoying. I started loading up on it just to piss her off ;P

    The other night I put on ONE spray of Kouros in hot, dry Perth (Western Australian) weather, and ordered a taxi. The Iranian taxi driver couldn't take it - he wound down the window - MY window. I thought he was doing it because it was hot but then I lifted my nose up & took a whiff to see if I smelt good. It was indeed a bit much, haha!

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    Did you consider she might have just started coughing for another reason entirely unrelated?

    If she generally didn't think you smelled good she might have considered it a bit dumb to pay you a fake compliment and then start, ah, 'diplomatically' coughing after, & THEN say "Oh, it must be hay fever, etc." - in other words, making it OBVIOUS you smelled bad.

    But what can I say? Choose a different one (or none) don't apply so much, and go back in there. Maybe Terre D'Hermes. And ask her the hell out, promptly!

    Now, no more moping about being "that guy"

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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I also do get defensive. Whether light or over sprayed, people have different reactions, bad or good. Those people who react negatively, I don't care about it much. They just react first, because the frag that they smell is just not their personal taste, so say react negatively. Second, I don't care about those negative reactions because those people just don't have the nose for good perfumes! hahahahaha.

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    My reaction depends a lot on the person telling me this, on my respective mood, on the overall context and a lot more variable factors, ranging from total indifference and self-restraint to certain quite confrontational and offensive remarks

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    I never worry about wearing too much. I keep it fairly restrained, but now and then a fragrance just gets out of control, all by itself. Acier Aluminum in particular - it practically leaps off the shelf into your hands, and demands to be sprayed liberally. You must be strong in these situations, and take control. No more than one or two sprays. Ok, three then. But stop right there. Otherwise you'll be known as. . .

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    It's never happened to me, but if it does... I have the perfect response: make a sour face and say "I know, and I can *still* smell you".
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    Look 'em straight in the eye & say "oh, it can't be me - I'm not wearing any scent"

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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Armor King View Post
    I mean I certainly don't want to EVER be a guy that wears too much fragrance. I'd rather have the majority of people not smell me at all then overdo it.
    + 1!

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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    ....how come i can't complain about people being too loud or wearing terrible outfits
    View echoed....

    Sometimes, situations as the OP's tell us more about ourselves. All due application moderation observed, do i like wearing scents mainly for the validation of others, or for my own personal satisfaction?

    If i am sure i applied moderately, then i would ignore negative comments. Not everybody appreciates the finer things of life
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I'm general, you should react the same way as you would if someone told you that your fly was open or your shirt-tail hanging out: you blush a bit, thank the person descretely, and then fix the problem.

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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    It's never happened to me.

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    try to make any oneliner which is cocky and funny

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    Some people are just frangrance haters. (Some, perhaps because of allergies, but I think that is way over played.) They never wear any frangrance and find it offensive if they get a whiff of anyone's cologne. They see people who wear frangrance as sleazy or uncouth. I have encountered such people personally. People like this really annoy me.

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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    Tell them they don't smell that great either...so that sort of makes us 'even'.

    Well, I do enjoy the occasional whiff but if a guy comes in reeking of cologne that 'assaults' the nose with neverending sillage, I'll be irritated. Same goes with anyone talking too loudly or listening to personal stereo at high decibels. I classify these under 'socially inconsiderate behavior' esp if situations do not allow me to simply walk away.

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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I live in an area with a high concentration of "all natural" types (charitably speaking), who get openly prissy about fragrances, but think nothing of either their own unwashed rank or that of their ilk.

    Personally, I don't ever want to be the "cologne guy," but in all honesty, I can't possibly imagine that fragrance "sensitive" types would rather smell some dirty hippie's incredibly offensive funk. And I ain't talkin underarm BO, either. I might just have to get one of those Montale 20ml bottles to commando spray the offenders.

    Oh, and to the OP: my friends openly tell me I smell like a whore if I'm wearing too much. It does happen sometimes.

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    If you are consistently getting that response, you might reconsider your application. Maybe your fragrance works too well on your skin.

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    It's funny to me that a person working at a Mexican restaurant would complain about smells--any smells. Can she not smell her enviornment and herself after she leaves work? I'm not even a Creed fan but I doubt 3 sprays of anything much less a Creed would be offensive to anyone. She was either suffering from something else or just didn't like the scent and was rude enough to express it.

    3 sprays wasn't overdoing it.

    I feel sorry for people who are ignorant about the joy of fragrances and I'm also sorry for those who are gunuinely allergic to them and can't enjoy them.

    In my opinion, it IS rude to complain directly or indirectly about someone's scent especially if the person is near you for a short amount of time. "All natural" people don't hear complaints about their odors in such situations. Not even about their disgusting fabric softeners that makes them smell like every other person on the street. Everyone would think it's rude to say something. Why?

    Personally, I'm much more tactful than that with people around me and don't want to make them feel bad so I'm offended by those who think they have the right to complain.
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    It turns into a scene that looks like a pro wrestling show and they better hope there are no folding chair available....

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    There where some good comments; notably TheBark, Adonis, and morning star. However, I don't think it was Aventus. Three sprays is not danger of overdoing it.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    nice
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