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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    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".
    this is perfect – using this one next time.

    does anyone have a polite counterpart?

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    It happened to me only once so far (with Basala). It was at my workplace when my female boss came in and said "Who's that smelling like a perfumery?". "That would probably me", I replied and she said "Please don't use so much when you come here" and I said "Ok". That's it, end of story. Of course I felt a bit hurt in my pride for an hour or so but I'll be damned if I'd let them know that. She never ever complained about GIT though, even when I accidently used a bit much because I was in a hurry. I think it's because she didn't like Basala all that much.

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    Its only happened a few time and I'm usually shocked because I can't ever smell it when I am told so.

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    Before I knew what I was doing (over 20 years ago), I over-applied Bijan for men and Obsession. Both caused some major sneezing but thankfully no nasty comments.
    I now tend to notice such things. I tried 1 Million at a local store (1 spray), then went to a friends house. It was way too strong and I washed it off without comment.
    Some people are hyper-sensitive. If you are interested in this girl, ask her what she thinks of Aventus. Tell her it's new and you were trying it out. Most girls will be glad to give you their opinion and even some advice. It also will give you something to start talking about. Whatever you do, don't be embarrassed. Be straight-forward and open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armor King View Post

    .....snip......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.
    If someone really said that straight on to my face, i would surely tell him/her very clearly to mind his/her own business. You don't have to be polite to someone who is offensive and unpolite to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsta View Post
    It turns into a scene that looks like a pro wrestling show and they better hope there are no folding chair available....
    First, this is a good thread. I tend to go heavy on Rive Gauche because it smells so good and I fatigue to it a little and then, well, you know. No-one has had any negative reactions yet!

    Second, as I sit here alone at work closing up shop for the holiday week, I have to say that this post made me laugh aloud and I'm much more amused for it. Thanks, Pipsta, for easing up my stress some!
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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I kill them

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    I usually spray fragrance 18 -27 times as well,I love when everybody smells my fragrance,and same time I dont care,what everybody thinks about my scent.I like to make people suffocate under my fragrance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hovo View Post
    I usually spray fragrance 18 -27 times as well,I love when everybody smells my fragrance,and same time I dont care,what everybody thinks about my scent.I like to make people suffocate under my fragrance

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    Not happened to me yet,. I will probably fire them.

    cheers!

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    Hahahaha! Hamp, it really annoys the shit out of me too, and Diamond Flame, you're on the money there about throwing one back at them! I said once to someone, "Well, you see, you always reek of body odour, and not in a good way, so I decided to spray some fragrance on myself so I'd have the option of experiencing an alternatively pleasant stench to one. It's for me, not you). I was joking of course, but it shut them up!

    Still, and I've been on the receiving end, sometimes people just reek of their cologne/perfume and because they've put so much on the smell becomes unpleasant. One time I went out with my Mum to watch a festival show and she had put on Gucci Rush. It was unbearable. I didn't say anything to her as I hate making people self conscious (and I hate others making me feel self conscious), either way I feel it's cruel to an extent, unless you're actually helping them in the long run. So I asked what she was wearing, and left it at that. She asked if I liked it, and I grit my teeth and said it smelled nice. My mum is fair, and surprisingly enough a while later I met a dark skinned transvestite wearing it and 'she' smelled very nice with it on.

    Hamp - I think you are right about this. I find it is the same reaction some have to being nicely dressed, or just done up in a certain way. Because you're not common and casual, people think it's weird. But what they are really doing is showing how common and uncouth they are themselves by their comments - not that there is anything wrong with dressing casual, mind you. A lot of people say "Oh, I don't wear fragrance" like it makes them special or something. I can remember kissing a French girl in a friendly way on the cheek, noticing that she was wearing no perfume. I also noticed her body odour really didn't smell of much either. It actually bothered me. Maybe I met a reincarnation of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in female form ;P

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

    Lie. Tell them ' I know. The bottle spilled and I'd hoped I'd gotten most of it off. I hope the rest of my day goes better.' Laugh. Then ask if it would be rather a good smell if it were toned down, manipulating them into thinking you own something great and it was just an unfortunate day.

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

    I've only encountered two types of people that overspray. A) the Brut guy, and B) the ADG/ Le Male guy. I have no problem with women's fragrance being loud, but it seems crude and immature when a man does it. The way women's fragrances create an aura around them, it seems more reasonable to have strong sillage, yet men's fragrances tend to attack instead of envelop and thus it's not something I care to encounter.
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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I've only encountered two types of people that overspray. A) the Brut guy, and B) the ADG/ Le Male guy....
    I think this is universal, because those are the 2 types of people I tend to run into from time to time. Well rather, I get stuck in their sillage. These incidences are daytime occurance's, of course. At night, I'm sure there are many Ed Hardy/Guess Jeans/Tap Out shirt wearing guys loading on whatever random fragrance they found on their shelf that evening.
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    Default Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I've never had it happen to me, but if I did I would thank them and silently judge their bad manners. It's only ever proper to comment on something that is immediately corrected: your fly is open or there's spinach in your teeth, and then they'd take them aside one would hope. Unless we're at someplace with a shower handy it's not cool to tell people they smell bad.

    But I second the people who point out that perhaps she had a cold. Or was sick of smelling chilaquiles and was glad to smell you and had a cold. Don't grab defeat from the jaws of victory.

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

    Take it with a grain of salt, then proceed to frown at the person followed by asking of the reason why and what their impression of it is. I'm mostly in closer quarters settings so I minimize sprays where possible.
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    as mentioend above. North America is sensitive to perfume. I remember being the only student at my university to wear perfume on a daily basis. In fact, for a couple of semesters I stopped because I felt awkward, like the black sheep. Then I realized I smell good and they "dont get it".

    Here in the middle east, there will be trails of scent behind each person walking.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CorruptedSanity View Post
    Here in the middle east, there will be trails of scent behind each person walking.
    There's a neighbourhood close to mine with a lot of arab inhabitants, and I have to say that I enjoy those trails... Mostly. I don't love all fragrances, but I respect that others may like what I don't. They're just as entitled to wear what they like as I am to wear my favourites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    There's a neighbourhood close to mine with a lot of arab inhabitants, and I have to say that I enjoy those trails... Mostly. I don't love all fragrances, but I respect that others may like what I don't. They're just as entitled to wear what they like as I am to wear my favourites.
    ofcourse anyway has the right to wear what they like. Luckily for me, I am mostly in upper class areas so the worst perfumes are those sickening commercial ones like givenchy, gucci (the newer ones), versace etc etc

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    well so far no but there was a funny incident:

    i left some food in my bag which has got a strong smell, and it infected my keycard neck strap. I reached for my black orchid decant in the office and gave the strap a good 1-2 sprays.

    When my assistant manage came in she instantly commented that today's perfume was too strong and she was getting a headache. I told her a bottle spilled.

    I sprayed that at 8.30am and at 5pm she could still smell it.

    i have worn black orchid a few times in the office and nobody said it was strong but when the thing hits the table in an airconditioned room...........

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

    That response is a learned response. In particular, many people have learned to give that response when it is a man wearing the perfume. Because you see, it's only women that should wear perfume. There is an aspect of homophobia in this response towards men. Women will also get this response if they can be smelled across the room. Like I said, most people who complain have learned this from others.

    Wear what you enjoy, but do keep in mind that you may get this response if you wear enough fragrance that is detectable at a distance.

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

    "You're wearing too much."
    "And...?"

    That's my usual response. You gotta wear this stuff with confidence, it might even turn their impression of it around...or make you seem like a pompous ass. Regardless, I really just don't care if people think it's too much. This stuff used to give me awful headaches, now i wear 3 sprays of A*Men with no problems. So many people are too scared to test their own limits

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    I've only had it happen once, and it was with a friend. I was sort of embarrassed, but not really. I used to think anything over one spray was overkill, even though I wore really light fragrances. I have sort of changed a bit, and know when too much is too much. If I know I didn't put much on, and someone says something, I'll just act like I care about how they feel. The only time I'd feel sorry in that sort of situation is if they have allergy problems and it bothers their nose. Then that's something completely different. That's something they can't really help.
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    3 sprays is quite strong. But I think it is the wrong environment. A man shouldn't wear a lot of perfume when he goes to a mexican or chinese restaurant. And definitely, never wear a woman's perfume when you enter a mexican or asian establishment. Show some respect for other cultures.

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    My usual response

    would be well move away then

    or something like that

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

    Thank God, we have no-smoking laws in our state.

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    I don't care, and btw that culture card is way overplayed, nobody is forcing others to come to this country (and I'm technically a foreigner in Brazil). Not that it seems very different from what you said about N. America, people around here are way too conservative and think men shouldn't wear anything or wear clearly manly scents, if there's even such a thing.
    I never overspray but there are some people who are sensitive and that's hardly my problem. Top notes also tend to be louder, but so what, I've got to put up with plenty of petty peeves from others all the time too, and those notes last 10 minutes if that long.
    As for that girl, my guess is she wasn't trying to piss you off in any way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squatter View Post
    3 sprays is quite strong. But I think it is the wrong environment. A man shouldn't wear a lot of perfume when he goes to a mexican or chinese restaurant. And definitely, never wear a woman's perfume when you enter a mexican or asian establishment. Show some respect for other cultures.
    I'm Chinese and there is no problems with entering a Chinese restaurant with strong perfume. The moist towels that come after the Chinese dinner may very well be more scented than the average guy who bathe in his own perfume

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    If this is just one reaction we're talking about, ignore it. If dozens of people give you that response, you might back off a little.

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