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    Question "Everyday frag", "Evening frag" WTF IS THAT?

    Hello!

    Ok, maybe I don't understand well since I'm not a pro in the fragrances world, but I'm sick and tired of reading in the reviews somethings like "this is not an everyday fragrance, its best for evening" or anything like that? Why??

    I mean, my friend wear Body Kouros and A*Men EVERYDAY and he work in a small office with many people. On many site in the reviews of these 2 cologne, I see "this is NOT an everyday fragrance, its too strong for office, its best for nights out", well.... WTF! I mean, its sure that if you are the kind of guy that put on almost all the bottle, then yes they are not good everyday for office. But what my friend do is he spray some in the air and he then pass through the cloud of fragrance in the air. So, there is just a little bit of fragrance of him and then when he arrive at the office there is just a little scent on him. Noone want to kill himself and they always compliment him.

    So, why the hell a fragrance is "not supposed to be an everyday cologne"! This is stupid! Explain me that guys cause I too myself wear everyday some cologne that are "not supposed" to be wear everyday and its very good......

    I dont understand why people said that in the reviews....

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    Different situations deserve different fragrances, simples.

    Most people chose a "light" fragrance for daytime and a "heavier" fragrance for the night. Also the choice of fragrance can be based on mood and motive (as well as what you simply feel like wearing).
    Last edited by boosh; 23rd June 2011 at 02:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    Different situations require different fragrances, simples.

    Most people chose a "light" fragrance for daytime and a "heavier" fragrance for the night. Also the choice of fragrance can be based on mood and motive (as well as what you simply feel like wearing).
    It should be that every situations require the good amount of fragrance. Like I said, A*men is not supposed to be an everyday/office cologne, but with the good amount, its perfect... (like the example of my friend passing in the cloud of fragrance)

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    Default Re: "Everyday frag", "Evening frag" WTF IS THAT?

    Ever wear scuba gear to a baseball game? Why not? Probably because there are better options for you to try. The same principle applies here. Would you wear Joop Homme to a funeral? Probably not, because there are better choices for the occasion.

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    You're not "a pro?" But as I recall you did that extensive testing of Kouros...

    You can wear anything you want, day or night, everyday.

    In general, some of us find certain scents too overwhelming to wear everyday. Or other scents a little too sultry or casual for daytime wear at work. Many of us have a lot of different scents that we assign roles to. If your friend is alternating between Body Kouros and A*Men, then he really isn't wearing either of them everyday.

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    Only one solution: Go to a bar and conduct a survey.

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    Default Re: "Everyday frag", "Evening frag" WTF IS THAT?

    Well I just wear whatever the heck I want, when I want. I wore A*Men in high school, same with 1 Million and everything I own. No such thing as an "every day" or "evening" just a mood

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Ever wear scuba gear to a baseball game? Why not? Probably because there are better options for you to try. The same principle applies here. Would you wear Joop Homme to a funeral? Probably not, because there are better choices for the occasion.
    Possibly. I took a bottle of Joop and some test trips to a funeral once and asked all the women there whether or not it smelled like horse manure. Unfortunately, I was escorted off the premises by an officer of the law, so my studies remain inconclusive.

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    Different strokes for different folks. Just accept it.

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    Default Re: "Everyday frag", "Evening frag" WTF IS THAT?

    For me - no special time or place for any fragrance.

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    Well, then they should write "In my OPINION" its not an everyday scent.... But the way its done on internet, its like the cologne was made FOR or NOT for it... stupid.. Its just opinions...

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    Many of us feel that a scent should reflect or compliment the mood, the environment and the climate.
    Heavy orientals seem better suited to cooler weather as they tend to get cloying in the heat.
    Light citrus scents are favored in warmer weather.
    Spicy scents are good for a night out.
    These are not hard and fast rules but logical guidelines which many of us follow.

    Everything written here is an opinion - thus this is called a FORUM.

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    Default Re: "Everyday frag", "Evening frag" WTF IS THAT?

    Quote Originally Posted by coolboy153 View Post
    Well, then they should write "In my OPINION" its not an everyday scent.... But the way its done on internet, its like the cologne was made FOR or NOT for it... stupid.. Its just opinions...

    Every legitimate review is full of opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboy153 View Post
    Well, then they should write "In my OPINION" its not an everyday scent.... But the way its done on internet, its like the cologne was made FOR or NOT for it... stupid.. Its just opinions...
    It's your opinion that everyone should spell out that their reviews are opinions. For most people it is obvious that a review is simply a statement of someone's opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboy153 View Post
    Well, then they should write "In my OPINION" its not an everyday scent.... But the way its done on internet, its like the cologne was made FOR or NOT for it... stupid.. Its just opinions...
    With regards to something as blatantly personal and abstract as fragrances, everything is an opinion. Therefore, the statement "in my opinion" is inferred. It would get nauseatingly redundant if that was placed in front of every opinionated statement on the site.

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    I was more talking of the "Recommended Use" line in the description on some website, rather than in the reviews posted by people. If you look for a cologne on fragrancenet for example, there is a "Recommended Use" line that will be something like "Recommended Use : daytime wear". WTF! a cologne is not made for a daytime or not. This is just the opinion of the people to wear it or not in the day. I find this so funny when I see "Recommended Use : daytime" and I smell many people wearing it in a night club. Its their choice to use it at night or not, so the fragrances site should not RECOMMEND anything, since its different taste for everyone...

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    Default Re: "Everyday frag", "Evening frag" WTF IS THAT?

    Quote Originally Posted by coolboy153 View Post
    I was more talking of the "Recommended Use" line in the description on some website, rather than in the reviews posted by people. If you look for a cologne on fragrancenet for example, there is a "Recommended Use" line that will be something like "Recommended Use : daytime wear". WTF! a cologne is not made for a daytime or not. This is just the opinion of the people to wear it or not in the day. I find this so funny when I see "Recommended Use : daytime" and I smell many people wearing it in a night club. Its their choice to use it at night or not, so the fragrances site should not RECOMMEND anything, since its different taste for everyone...
    I agree that fragrancenet's wear recommendations are annoying. I pretty much ignore them. I just take evening as meaning "out there" and daytime as "more subtle". Sometimes that's still useful info.
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    Yes... very annoying. Same thing on perfume.com.... Stupid..

    Lets say someone who don't know that much in perfumes and he is looking for a new cologne. When he read "recommended for daytime" he will be like "ah damn! I can't buy this since I'm planning to use it when I'm clubbing...". lol Who cares! I use many "daytime" scent when I go clubbing and I still get tons of compliments. Noone will tell me "excuse me, wtf you are doing here with a daytime cologne" lolll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I agree that fragrancenet's wear recommendations are annoying. I pretty much ignore them. I just take evening as meaning "out there" and daytime as "more subtle". Sometimes that's still useful info.
    I think most of us ignore stuff like that one we've been here awhile.

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    I tend to make up my own mind about these things; some people like recommendations, though, so good luck to them.

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    There is a reason why some frags are considered office/school frags while others are considered romantic/evening or party/club. You can disregard those guidelines and do as you wish, but there is a reason. Some have already provided examples. At first, I didn't understand this either, but now it makes "perfect sense" to me.

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    On all the fragrances site, there should be just important things like projection, sillage, longevity and the notes. Who cares about the recommendations or even the reviews??? I mean, its not because most of the people like a cologne that I'm gonna like it too and its not cause all people hate it that I'm gonna hate it too. There is no good or bad perfume....just opinions. Buying a cologne just for the reviews or not to buy just cause of the negative reviews its stupid.... we have differents skin, differents taste....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    There is a reason why some frags are considered office/school frags while others are considered romantic/evening or party/club. You can disregard those guidelines and do as you wish, but there is a reason. Some have already provided examples. At first, I didn't understand this either, but now it makes "perfect sense" to me.
    For more than 5 years now I'm wearring Xeryus Rouge to go work. Its RECOMMENDED as a evening/special occasion scent. Well, guess what? I got more compliment on that than anything else. I just put 1 spray and I'm good.

    Also, I already wore a recommended DAYTIME cologne, during a romantic date dinner at night. I think it was nautica voyage. And guess what? She was so addicted to my cologne, she found that I was really smelling good.... However, it was not labeled as a date/special occasion scent....

    Thats why I think all those "recommended for day, recommended for night" and so on are all bulllshit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboy153 View Post
    On all the fragrances site, there should be just important things like projection, sillage, longevity and the notes. Who cares about the recommendations or even the reviews??? I mean, its not because most of the people like a cologne that I'm gonna like it too and its not cause all people hate it that I'm gonna hate it too. There is no good or bad perfume....just opinions. Buying a cologne just for the reviews or not to buy just cause of the negative reviews its stupid.... we have differents skin, differents taste....
    You do know that all of these thing vary greatly from person to person, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    You do know that all of these thing vary greatly from person to person, right?
    Not as much as "how good it smell".. Normally its something common, a general fact...

    I mean, who the hell will think that a*men have a poor projection and is sooooo light, and that Mugler Cologne is SO OVERPOWERING... loll

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboy153 View Post
    Not as much as "how good it smell".. Normally its something common, a general fact...

    I mean, who the hell will think that a*men have a poor projection and is sooooo light, and that Mugler Cologne is SO OVERPOWERING... loll
    Do a search on here and you will find several threads on how powerhouses like A*Men & Kouros were disappointing board members with their longevity & sillage...

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    Like I said, since we have different skin, then it can cause some disapointment for some people. But longevity and sillage is more necessary than "recommended for"...

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    You can go to a meeting of people with chemical sensitivity disorder wearing 20 sprays of Kouros if you like, but don't expect to be greeted with open arms! It's all about thinking before spraying.

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    Default Re: "Everyday frag", "Evening frag" WTF IS THAT?

    It is just that reviewer's idea of general appropriateness. He/She isn't really deciding for you, and sometimes they stereotype because it makes life more convenient. Sometimes, it acts as a warning against blind-buying. I reckon that "everyday" fragrance is one that is generally inoffensive/less challenging, and the term should not to be taken literally. Of course "everyday" or not, is a subjective matter.

    Hope this helps..

    Don't think too much about it...
    Last edited by MFJ; 23rd June 2011 at 05:37 AM.

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