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Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites...
1. Epic Man by Amouage (21 wears)
2. M7 by Eves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
3. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (18 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (14 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (12 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (11 wears)
7. Terre d'Hermes by Hermes (11 wears plus - often not recorded go to scent)
8. Interlude Man by Amouage (11 wears)
9. Journey Man by Amouage (11 wears)
10. Plum Japonais by Tom Ford, Bullion by Byredo, Piper Nigrum by a Lorenzo Villorosi, Pulp by Byredo, Santal Royal by Guerlain (9 wears)
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1. Axe Kilo
2. Lectric Shave
3. Vicks Vapor Rub
4. Febreze Pour Homme
5. Preferred Stock
I wear loud fragrances lightly but don't wear light fragrances heavily.
Light fragrances when oversprayed still give me a headache. I prefer reapplication.
I wear my loud fragrances based on the weather and the notes. Hot days (arrgh) like today I can wear light ambers, dark greens or "dirty" citruses with a lighter application but can't stand cinnamons, licorice and the like.
I was smack in the middle of the early 80's powerhouse-a-palooza. Back then you wore LOUD FRAGRANCES EXTREMELY LOUDLY and Light fragrances AS LOUDLY AS POSSIBLE. Today I kind of like close to the skin. But I've always been of the opinion that all things should be done in moderation. Including fragrance. Even in the 80's.
At first I shared the same school of thought. Projecting perfumes worn lightly are better than skin perfumes worn heavily.
Later I found myself obligated to wear skin scents (too good to pass on only because projection lacks) and remedied the low projection by wearing more sprays. I found that I was able to enjoy the mid and base notes more when spraying more.
This is different than spraying more of loud perfumes because the top notes are amplified but with skin scents I find that the mid and base notes are amplified.
This is particularly evident in Idole de Lubin (EDT), Cuiron and Jardin du Nil.
Same here. But hedonist made a valid point. Probably best to figure out the optimal application for each frag based on its individual characteristics and personal preferences/social context.
Yes to the above
Like many here, I have learned the Aventus lesson - spray too much and you miss out - while nauseating those around you! Spray just a little and you can see what the fuss is all about....... Ummm... what is the fuss all about?
Oh, I prefer to douse myself in light perfumes! Loud fragrances don't need to be worn heavily.
Same! I always love loud fragrances and I will apply lightly. Then again, certain occasions i would prefer a skin scent so not to disturb the people around me
Current Top 5:
1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
I don't have a preference in this case. I like loud fragrances (and I usually apply them moderately) and, at the same time, I like many lighter ones (and I may apply them both heavily or easily depending on the case):
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It should come as no surprise to board vets that I actually prefer wearing light fragrances extremely heavily, much more than I enjoy wearing heavy fragrances lightly. For instance, I will wear 3-4 sprays of Pure Havane, and like it. But I will wear 24 sprays of Concentre D'Orange Verte and LOVE IT.
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I prefer then heavy all the time, no matter loud or light.
I guess I like fragrances in general far too much, as not to wear, alternatively and as diversified as possible, fragrances of ANY concentration, projection, longevity, sillage etc. in almost ANY random quantity
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Agreed. They will last longer, one gets more bang for one's money and I don't have to spray tons of stuff on my precious skin just to smell something.
I'm with Ken_Russell on this one!
I find it hard to apply them lightly and they end up louder than I want, but I get where you are coming from. Merely applying more of a lighter scent does not give the requisite body and can just make it screeechy and overbearing.
Hmm, maybe I like all scents applied in a dose suitable for that scent, occasion and climate...
Edite: although I suspect we are several years too late on this thread.
I never really thought about it, but yeah, I agree.
I've found myself doing the same thing over the years. I prefer heavier fragrances often in extrait or eau de parfum format in which I've been spraying the back of my hands and dabbing the side of my neck. I just like the way it wears throughout the day in comparison to many of the lighter scents which have completely dissipated within a few hours.
Yes. And I like when they settle and still remain noticeable.