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    Question Samples on paper

    I recently just received a sample of both a*men and aqcua di gio and i must say aqcua di gio smells really nice....but a*men on the other hand smells rather unpleasing.

    So what i really want to know is - do scents smell different on paper and skin?

    because quite frankly i do not smell the chocolate,vanilla etc on a*men. . .lol
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    Yes they smell diferent on skin than on paper. I dont even count sampling scent on paper as sampling because usually good fragrances smell like shit on paper and vice versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Yes they smell diferent on skin than on paper. I dont even count sampling scent on paper as sampling
    I agree.
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    They will often smell different on paper initially, but even when they don't, they will develop more slowly on paper than on skin.

    This is because your skin is warmer than paper and causes the molecules of the perfume to "lift off" the skin at a faster rate than they would from paper. The same is true of clothing, which is why spraying a bit of the perfume on clothing (provided it doesn't stain) makes the top notes last a bit longer. The top notes are smaller, lighter molecules which evaporate faster than the other notes-- but they will stick around longer when the perfume is applied to paper-- or clothing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    They will often smell different on paper initially, but even when they don't, they will develop more slowly on paper than on skin.

    This is because your skin is warmer than paper and causes the molecules of the perfume to "lift off" the skin at a faster rate than they would from paper. The same is true of clothing, which is why spraying a bit of the perfume on clothing (provided it doesn't stain) makes the top notes last a bit longer. The top notes are smaller, lighter molecules which evaporate faster than the other notes-- but they will stick around longer when the perfume is applied to paper-- or clothing.
    30 Roses...thanks for that explanation! I wondered why my paper sample of Bois des Iles still had that superb sandalwood scent three days after the initial spraying by the S.A. Live and learn.
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    A*Men smells unpleasing no matter where you spray it IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budbudbudbud View Post
    So what i really want to know is - do scents smell different on paper and skin?
    For sure

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    A*Men smells reeeeeeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy different on paper than on skin.

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    Maybe i am just primitive, but i have never really understood sampling on paper. I test only on skin since that's how and where i will wear it.
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    Sampling on paper does indeed offer a very vague idea about a fragrance, since it is never allow to interact with one's skin chemistry, skin type, body temperature etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingthealien View Post
    A*Men smells reeeeeeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy different on paper than on skin.
    still smells bad nonetheless

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    Unless you're going to soak paper with scent and put them in your pockets as a means to "wearing" a fragrance, you have to try them on your skin.

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    Sampling on paper is pretty much a waste of time for me. They always smell much different on my skin, A*Men being a prime example.

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