I think there are many people who have the same experience that you have had.
For those who know aventus well, some have claimed that they can't smell it on their skin literally after 30 minutes of application yet they receive compliments many hours later. I have had the same experience so I decided to not use Aventus for over 3 weeks. This morning I put 2 sprays on my arm and I still smell it 9 hours later. After this happening with several fragrances in my collection I am finally convinced our noses trick us from time to time. Even after extensive testing of the Dior intense reformulation my nose got tricked into thinking it didn't last long...and I now know it does after giving that a few days break...
I think there are many people who have the same experience that you have had.
When I first got Chanels Pour Monsieur Concentree I would spray myself three times and after twenty minutes I could not smell anything. So I started using six sprays and even though I could not smell it people around me were getting knocked out by the sillage.lol
Some fragrance can overwhelm and you get olfactory fatigue and other scents you can be anosmic to, for me that would be Amouages Dia.
I´m wearing regular Chanel Pour Monsieur right now and cannot smell much, but the guy sitting 2 metres away from me just asked which Boss I´m wearing
For me, the solution was to avoid top notes as much as possible. With spray bottles, I spray to the middle of the chest after taking a deep breath. Then I blow on that area to try and dry it quickly. I don't inhale again until I walk into another room, and then I blow on the area again. It's worked great for around three years now !
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Aventus, Dior Homme Intense and Fierce are the worst I've found for this. I dread to think how strong I must have smelled at some points whilst unable to smell it on myself!
I get this problem from the Spanish budget frag On El - the notes are stunning, but no matter how much I apply, hardly anything left after 30-45 minutes at most
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Most every scent lasts at least 6 hours. I just shake my head when people say such and such scent is gone in an hour. They either sweat battery acid, or they're just suffering from olfactory fatigue. What I don't understand is how so many people say that such and such scent has short longevity, but that they were surprised to get a compliment many hours later. And yet, the next scent that seems to be gone in an hour they claim has horrible longevity.
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Happened to me with Jubilation XXV. First time I wore it, I perceived it for about 15-30 minutes. I cut down the dosage from four sprays to two, and was getting it for about 7 hours. Went down to one spray and could smell it over 13 hours. I was ready to write this one off, but I'm glad I took a break from it for a while. The FB is currently on it's way. *I should probably update that thread I posted on it, come to think of it*
If Aventus actually had consistent batches, I would MAYBE consider giving it another shot. As longevity (or what I assumed it had for longevity) was a problem. The other problem was I figured it was rather expensive for something that smelled designer, but who knows?
The maybe is still a pretty big one though.
Last edited by Partario; 17th October 2011 at 02:15 PM.
It is really weird how this phenomenon happens. But I also believe it is kind of a bummer if some fragrance gives you olfactory fatigue, I mean: 1. I want to spray enough in order to get people around me to smell it too, 2. if I do (1.), I also want to enjoy the fragrance myself while I'm wearing it.
Lloyd... i see a lose-lose situation there... It'd be sad if, in order to get others to smell your fragrance, you had to live without enjoying it yourself.
Sadly i think that's what happens most times. When I use a bomb like Tobacco Vanilla i struggle to smell it, i need to "search it" around me. But I know others smell it easily (my most commented frag along with Carnal Flower). I can't barely smell Coco when I spray myself, but I sprayed my mother and i was able to follow her scented trail about an hour later.
... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.
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I guess the trick is to smell your collar/sleeves while you're wearing it, so you can still catch a whiff of it...
This also happened recently with me and Borneo 1834. I tried to go light, because I wanted to enjoy it myself. Later I was going out though, so I reapplied two sprays only to be completely immune to it within an hours time. I had seen a bunch of threads bemoaning this perfume's longevity, and having just received it, I thought that it might be the case. Until after my shower the next day that is, where I was still smelling it 20+ hours later than my previous day's application. No alleged longevity problems. Just pure fatigue.
As long as I can smell them though, I'll do what I have to to avoid olfactory defeat, even if others can't smell what I'm wearing. Which works out well, since anything that doesn't smell like a bottled apology isn't usually smiled upon where I live.
Last edited by Partario; 17th October 2011 at 04:16 PM.
Wow, Borneo 1834 is a bomb. I never doubted it has no longevity issues.
Has anyone experienced olfactory fatigue with a new fragrance within just a few minutes of wearing it? A few weeks ago I decided to purchase a bottle of Nemat's International amber oil. I saw numerous negative reviews of it on amazon complaining it had been diluted so I bought from a local store thinking if the product was in fact being diluted it was by a middle man distributor and the product would be fine from the store. Opened the bottle and could smell it just fine both from the inside of the bottle and when I put it on my wrists. Then only about an hour later I could barely smell it on me anymore. I went to put more on and couldn't smell it from the bottle anymore. Put some more on my wrists and there was no detectable smell. So I returned it to the store and asked the salesperson to sniff the bottle as well as their tester for it on the counter and asked if he could smell anything and he said "no". So I thought with that I had confirmation there was something wrong with the product and contacted a rep from Nemat. The rep assured me they hadn't changed their process and have not been diluting the product. Also offered to send me a new bottle which he promised to smell check first before sending. I got it in the mail and the same thing happened only faster this time. Initially I could smell it from the bottle and smell it when I first put it on my wrists but then only about ten minutes later I couldn't smell it at all. Again, I don't have a history of wearing this scent or any others like it. It's a huge bummer because when I'm able to smell it it's intoxicating and I love it. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this? It seems as though it's a very fast olfactory fatigue happening. Almost like my nose goes numb from it from just a few whiffs. Very strange as it doesn't quite fit the profile of olfactory fatigue OR anosmia. It's sort of like a combo of both. I'm also wondering if this oil has a musk profile because it does smell more like a musk than amber and I've read that tons of people have anosmia for certain musks.