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    Default 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Do some guys really only use 1 or 2 sprays even for strong scents???
    I have terrible 'fragrance skin', where some scents just never last (like Musc Ravageur) but i use 4 sprays of Tobacco Vanille alone on my neck.

    I spray liberally, for the lighter scents i spray like my sister at times, everywhere! on my face even! (yes i know)

    anyone else not with this 'one or two sprays is all you need' talk? i use a 4 spray minimum on ALL of my fragrances

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    I am with you on this one.
    Most of the time I will do 4 sprays. 2 to the chest and 2 to the neck.
    I have seen friends of mine do 6 to 8 sprays just to the neck even with something like Obsession.
    That is a bit much though.

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    I've gone from 2-3 for most scents, down to 1 on the chest under my shirt, for nearly everything. I can still smell it and so can everyone else.

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    I do three sprays usually. One to the chest, one to the back of the neck, and one in the air that I walk through after I am dressed.

    If it is a weaker scent, I will spray a fourth to my wrist.

    Good to go!

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Huh??! indeed!
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    i usually go 8 north east south west for the neck 2 to the chest and 2 to the wrists
    Current top 5

    1 spiriteuse double vanille
    2 musc ravageur
    3 versace dreamer
    4 chanel allure
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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    At the office, I usually do 2-3 sprays. 1 to the neck and 1-2 to the chest. If I am going out to run some errands I will do 4 sprays, 1 to the front of the neck, 1 to the back of the neck and 2 to the chest. If I am going to a bar/club, I can go as high as six sprays with the same spraying as the 4 sprays but the last two will be on my clothes.

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    I don't think I've ever done more than three. I may have learned moderation by wearing nothing but Joop! Homme for years and years. More than three sprays of that would have melted plastic and killed all plant life in the area.

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Maybe i just have the worst skin ever, but anything under 3 sprays and I cant smell a thing....

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    For me 3 seems to be the magic number.

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Quote Originally Posted by jlouismi View Post
    Do some guys really only use 1 or 2 sprays even for strong scents???
    I have terrible 'fragrance skin', where some scents just never last (like Musc Ravageur) but i use 4 sprays of Tobacco Vanille alone on my neck.

    I spray liberally, for the lighter scents i spray like my sister at times, everywhere! on my face even! (yes i know)

    anyone else not with this 'one or two sprays is all you need' talk? i use a 4 spray minimum on ALL of my fragrances
    I'm with you on this brother. I don't have anything where 1 or 2 or 3 sprays will suffice.

    Martin

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me 3 seems to be the magic number.
    Same for me no more than 3. Though potent scents like Tobacco Vanille only one.
    Currently wearing: Balafre by Lancôme

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    I prefer to not smell like hooker so I usually go with 1 or 2 sprays on strong scents and 3-5 on light scents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlouismi View Post
    Maybe i just have the worst skin ever, but anything under 3 sprays and I cant smell a thing....
    Don't blame your skin - blame your nose!

    I'm a heavy sprayer, too. 4 is the absolute
    minimum, nomatter which frag.

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    I think it isn't that it is weak, but in overspraying you are becoming asonomic to it.

    I used to use more, but less than 3 is usually plenty, and people comment often enough that I know they can smell it.

    Although it seems weird, I can smell it on myself easier if I use less.

    Chest application seems to be the difference. I learned to do that here, and I think your core body temp here just seems to radiate scent from there the most easily. I used one spray of Montale Wild Aoud Saturday morning before heading to an all day rehearsal for a recording project, and as I got warm in the evening I could smell it filling up the space almost like I had bathed in it.

    Seriously, give it a try. 1-2 sprays to your chest and wear it all day and tell me I'm wrong.

    That being said, there are some scents that can change for the better when you overspray.....for me Tom Ford for Men is one.
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    3. Montale Red Vetyver
    4. Montale Aoud Lime
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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    with burberry london i go up towards 10 sometimes including spraying on clothes, that one lasts worst than a flea market knock off on my skin

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    4 Is the absolute minimum for me too. Tobacco Vanille is the only exception, and I do have fragrances that are considered stronger.

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Summer (lighter) fragrances: 5-8 sprays

    Winter (stronger) fragrances: 5 sprays
    +"Do you spray below the waist?"
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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    I prefer to not smell like hooker so I usually go with 1 or 2 sprays on strong scents and 3-5 on light scents.
    I hear that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosehavn View Post
    Summer (lighter) fragrances: 5-8 sprays

    Winter (stronger) fragrances: 5 sprays
    Thats what im talking about!

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Here here!!! I think every scent that has supposedly "weak" longevity for most people, lasts an entire day on me but with a very liberal application. True, you'll probably get olfactory fatigue for the first half hour, but then you'll smell it all day long. I've come to avoid the neck at all costs, except when applying attars, oils and potent parfums.
    I also apply a lot and there are exceptions (VERY few) that get a minimum of four or five sprays....or six, or...

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    Here here!!! I think every scent that has supposedly "weak" longevity for most people, lasts an entire day on me but with a very liberal application. True, you'll probably get olfactory fatigue for the first half hour, but then you'll smell it all day long. I've come to avoid the neck at all costs, except when applying attars, oils and potent parfums.
    I also apply a lot and there are exceptions (VERY few) that get a minimum of four or five sprays....or six, or...
    HAHA! im so glad it isnt just me!

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    My skin retains and projects fragrance well, so I rarely spray more than 3 times. Always 2 to the chest, one more for the wrists if a want extra sillage.

    I am in favor of subtlety, and under no circumstances do I want someone more than 3 feet away smelling me.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post

    I am in favor of subtlety, and under no circumstances do I want someone more than 3 feet away smelling me.
    This.

    Might not be a popular opinion, but at least in the states, drenching yourself in scent is exactly what leads to things like the Portland ban.

    I've often wondered if "skin not holding scent" is more a function of body temperature? I project scent quite well, and I'm a fat bastard and warm natured in general. I wonder if my skin radiates more warmth, heating the oils?
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    4. Montale Aoud Lime
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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    One full spray is usually all I need, two is almost always a max. The "trick," for me, is to avoid the top notes as much as possible. Then the base notes seem a lot stronger. I also seem to have good skin chemistry for scent retention.

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    The first spritz for me is usually kind of half a spray because the juice isn't up in the sprayer yet, is that normal? I have a million samples so I don't use my bottles every day.

    Anyway, 3 or 4 is pretty much the maximum for me, more than that is too much for my nose and I can get tired of even my favorite scents. Chest, side of neck under the ear (one or maybe both sides), and outside of my wrist (the one without a watch) because I don't want to scent the mousepad at work.

    Also curious, why not the neck? TIA
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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    2 sprays for Tuscan Leather and Absolue Pour le Soir. Evything else get 3 or 4. 2 to the chest and 2 to the neck.
    Five that I am enjoying right now

    1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Yes, I often do 1.5 because the first is at best half a full spray.

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    Default Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    Quote Originally Posted by jzzbassman View Post
    I've often wondered if "skin not holding scent" is more a function of body temperature? I project scent quite well, and I'm a fat bastard and warm natured in general. I wonder if my skin radiates more warmth, heating the oils?
    I think a lot of it has to do with olfactory fatigue, someone stops noticing their own frag and assumes it's a skin or "body chemistry" problem, when people around them are getting the scent loud and clear.

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