I've got Polo Black and Lacoste Elegance, two scents that I absolutely love. Unfortunately, the projection on them seem to be quite poor.
Is increase the projection by spraying more a popular practice?
(side not: how many sprays of Polo Black/Lacoste Elegance do you guys use?)
How much do you spray usually? Spray some more but no way more than 6 IMO. It'll going to give you and everybody near you a bad result.
" In a world of 1s and 0s...are you a zero, or The One? "
Three is my spraying max whether the projection is above normal or not.
Works for me.
Works for me too. But just be a little more careful when spraying more than usual
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
The long answer imo is the more you spray, the denser the projection, and the greater the perceived projection and longevity, since it's the same molecules, but there are just more of them and therefore they're more easily detected.
I layer sprays on top of each other to prolong the longevity and get better projection - so YES!
I always use minimum 8 sprays and up to 15-18 sprays depending on juice and for how long I need it to work (I often work for 12+ hours in a row, so need good longevity)
You simply spray 2-3 on top of each other directly - and in my view this gives you better longevity.
They call me the stinking cologne guy (probably) - of course I wish I could get by with 3-4 sprays, but this does not work for me........no longevity, so I choose to stink for 1-2 hours in order to get solid 8-10 hours longevity, sorry coworkers and neighbours
Reapplying a fragrance from a decant is not an option for me...........
Claus The Danish Viking
Generally yes, but not always. Ck Be for example, even with 25 sprays dont projects that much, but lasted a solid 7 hours (versus 2 hours with 7 sprays)
More sprays for me is the only way people will smell me. My dry skin is a sponge...
As a general rule, I'd say yes, but apart from the increased number of sprays, there are also other factors to be taken into consideration, like: application points, skin chemistry, even surrounding weather/climate conditions etc.
Spray it on your clothes.
6 sprays isn't a whole lot if you do 2 on the neck, 2 on the chest, and 2 on the arms or wrists. When you start spraying 4 on the neck, a couple on the chest and stomach, and on the arms your probably better off buying a body spray. More sprays does mean more projection, but it can also ruin the overall smell of the fragrance on your skin.
I usually do 6-8 sprays. One on each arm, one on each pulse point on either side of the neck, one on the back of the neck and two or three on the chest.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Tonka Imperiale
3. Dior Homme
4. Pure Malt
5. Oud Wood
6. Ambre Nuit
7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
8. Noir de Noir
9. Apple Brandy
10.Straight to Heaven
You should be careful. But I do have that problem with PB. I'll probably do around 5 sprays. I wish it wasn't so mild of a scent - this stuff is great.
Versace Pour Homme
Kenzo Pour Homme (vintage)
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vintage)
D& G Masculine
Christian Dior Dune
Guerlain Homme (EDT)
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If smelling good was a crime, I'd be serving a lifetime sentence....
- OE (olfactoryexperience)
very interesting comments, thank you all...
I own Polo Black and have learned that I need to cake it on. I own the aftershave balm as well, so if I'm going to wear Black, I'll use the balm, then a shot on each wrist + a couple on my chest. Seems to work for me.
"We don't fail because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and hit" - Les Brown
"When you're all alone, when no one is watching, and there's no one around to impress, that is who you are" - Greg Laurie
The same goes for Polo double Black. I really like the fragrance, but longevity & projection are quite poor on my skin. It's tough balance, though, because over-applying on black or DB to me can become cloying pretty quickly. I tend to stick with 2-4 sprays for almost all of my frags, otherwise any of them can start to become cloying to me. I've also learned my skin doesn't hold fragrance very well for the most part, so I tend to gravitate toward stronger frags in general.
Going back to the polo frags, though, funny thing is, I have a friend that wears polo black & it smells great on him, projects very well for quite a while & he only needs a couple sprays. Man, I wish my skin held fragrances that well...
Do moisturizers actually increase projection too?
Hold the bottle closer to your skin.