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    Angry Aventus got me in trouble at work

    OK, now I need to apologize to anyone that I said about the 2012 batch I received. Apparently I thought it was weak and so did my gf. So what did I do? I put 8 sprays on today before work. (I work in an office environment) I started hearing people complain about how strong an odor was and people moving away from their cubicles. Shortly after people started complaining about headaches and then my boss brought me in a room to tell me people have been complaining about how strong my cologne is. I always got great feedback from people including girls at my other job. They said it may be a little strong but smells great. Well not this new job I have. I got hit hard and feel embarrassed and afraid to wear any cologne again. I mean it's one thing to have one person complain, but I got a bunch of people aggravated and now I feel like "that guy" thanks to Aventus. You can never figure this cologne out, will it be strong, will it be weak, will others like it? My gf loves it and I've gotten numerous compliments on this beast, but today has honestly been the most humiliating experience ever. I feel awful.

    I want to wear some fragrance to work so I'm thinking of just spraying three sprays of Millesime Imperial, but I'm afraid that will offend everyone as well.

    All I can say to fellow basenoters is whether you think it's weak or strong, don't spray more than 3 sprays with this one. It apparently is a weapon of mass destruction.

    THIS WAS WITH A 2012 BATCH BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJoe81 View Post
    OK, now I need to apologize to anyone that I said about the 2012 batch I received. Apparently I thought it was weak and so did my gf. So what did I do? I put 8 sprays on today before work. (I work in an office environment) I started hearing people complain about how strong an odor was and people moving away from their cubicles. Shortly after people started complaining about headaches and then my boss brought me in a room to tell me people have been complaining about how strong my cologne is. I always got great feedback from people including girls at my other job. They said it may be a little strong but smells great. Well not this new job I have. I got hit hard and feel embarrassed and afraid to wear any cologne again. I mean it's one thing to have one person complain, but I got a bunch of people aggravated and now I feel like "that guy" thanks to Aventus. You can never figure this cologne out, will it be strong, will it be weak, will others like it? My gf loves it and I've gotten numerous compliments on this beast, but today has honestly been the most humiliating experience ever. I feel awful.

    I want to wear some fragrance to work so I'm thinking of just spraying three sprays of Millesime Imperial, but I'm afraid that will offend everyone as well.

    All I can say to fellow basenoters is whether you think it's weak or strong, don't spray more than 3 sprays with this one. It apparently is a weapon of mass destruction.

    THIS WAS WITH A 2012 BATCH BTW.
    Try 8 sprays of Kouros or Angel Men. Ha

    Dude 8 sprays is prolly about $7. Take it easy. 2-3 at most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsinatub View Post
    Try 8 sprays of Kouros or Angel Men. Ha

    Dude 8 sprays is prolly about $7. Take it easy. 2-3 at most.
    Honestly I'm so tempted to blast the place down with kouros tomorrow, but I'll lay low. I need my job.

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    EIGHT!!! : good lord were you trying to gas everyone in the place? i made the mistake of applying 3 sprays and got complaints that i had on too much cologne (a dog also repeatedly tried to hump the heck out of my leg out of a group of 10 people) and i have never repeated that error. 2 sprays max and I'm good to go.

    I love the way it smells, if someone else smells it and compliments me, good if not just catching that occasional whiff throughout the day is enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillo View Post
    EIGHT!!! : good lord were you trying to gas everyone in the place? i made the mistake of applying 3 sprays and got complaints that i had on too much cologne (a dog also repeatedly tried to hump the heck out of my leg out of a group of 10 people) and i have never repeated that error. 2 sprays max and I'm good to go.

    I love the way it smells, if someone else smells it and compliments me, good if not just catching that occasional whiff throughout the day is enough for me.

    Apparently I did gas the place...lol I only sprayed that much because I really thought I had a weak batch. Oops...

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    Sorry to hear you got taken aside by your boss because of your fragrance. A lot of us have experienced the same type of thing where a scent was stronger than we thought. I once wore Tobacco Vanille to work in a meeting in a small room with the air con on high. My rising body heat made the the scent project like a beast and stunk the room out.lol.... Luckly everyone just laughed and thought it was funny though they had to open the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJoe81 View Post
    Apparently I did gas the place...lol I only sprayed that much because I really thought I had a weak batch. Oops...
    Are you Jersey Joe from Youtube by chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsinatub View Post
    Are you Jersey Joe from Youtube by chance?

    Yes that is me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Sorry to hear you got taken aside by your boss because of your fragrance. A lot of us have experienced the same type of thing where a scent was stronger than we thought. I once wore Tobacco Vanille to work in a meeting in a small room with the air con on high. My rising body heat made the the scent project like a beast and stunk the room out.lol.... Luckly everyone just laughed and thought it was funny though they had to open the door.
    Hey at least you got a laugh out of it. I'm pretty shaken up from the whole thing since I'm sensitive as it is. I'm going to stick to MI for a while. I just got Rose 31 and want to wear this as well, but I have to go light for a while.... :-/

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    Sorry to hear that JoeJoe. Bvlgari Man for you in the office for a while!
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    Asphyxiation by Aventus - I can think of worse ways to go ,really.
    I am sorry you got pulled aside by your boss , Joe Joe - that is horrible. At least you did smell good.
    Better lie low for a while.
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    Default Re: Aventus got me in trouble at work

    1 neck 1 on each wrist is perfect works for most frags as well for me.

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    I can understand how this happened, the more Aventus I apply the less I can smell it. I only have a sample vial but just a little dab goes a long way.

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    In addition, I wouldn't waste that fine juice at work anyway. Givenchy Gentleman is a perfect work scent. Bleu de Chanel is a great work scent as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Asphyxiation by Aventus - I can think of worse ways to go ,really.
    I am sorry you got pulled aside by your boss , Joe Joe - that is horrible. At least you did smell good.
    Better lie low for a while.

    Thanks---I needed to vent

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    Thanks everyone...I had noone to talk to about this ordeal, but I knew I could always count on good ol' basenotes. Only people that understand the fragrance world. and dogsinatub----Chanel Bleu is pretty potent stuff. I love it, but it packs a punch.

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    If office protocol permits, a good way out of this is to show up with some pass-around food or snacks as a make good effort and allow for some face saving self deprication. Your rep will survive just fine.

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    My rule is 4 sprays MAX no matter what the scent is. You may not smell it because of olfactory fatigue but other people definitely will. 2 shots to the neck, 1 to the chest... or 2 shots to the chest 1 to the neck depending on the scent is what I usually do

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    Heh, good story, I usually apply 4-5 sprays of this on my neck and 1 to each wrist, and it dies within a few hours. My skin is really terrible to fragrances though, it can tame most anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    Heh, good story, I usually apply 4-5 sprays of this on my neck and 1 to each wrist, and it dies within a few hours. My skin is really terrible to fragrances though, it can tame most anything
    That is my situation, but this fragrance is just a mystery. It creeps up on you and when it projects it PROJECTS!

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    Sorry to hear your story JoeJoe. I feel ur pain and I'm sure most people do on these boards as well.

    Try Azzaro PH or even 4711 in moderation as work scents and you can't go wrong. In some climates I even find MI strong. More than five sprays of that and you would have people complaining. It's the ambergris I think...

    I agree with others. Don't waste Aventus at work. There are better things to wear Aventus to!
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    That's because you sprayed yourself 8 times!, I wouldn't do that with any fragrance!, well, not to work anyways (Clubbing may be the only exception in all fairness....MAYBE :P)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi gardenia View Post
    asphyxiation by aventus - i can think of worse ways to go ,really.
    lol!

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    until this happens to me eventually I still wouldn't fully understand Aventus..it's a weird one, though I don't wear it that often to these types of situations, so the situation wouldn't present itself in the first place

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    Never happened to me... and I wish it had...
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

    Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...

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    8 sprays of anything in an office environment will stuff the air up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PradaG View Post
    8 sprays of anything in an office environment will stuff the air up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJoe81 View Post
    OK, now I need to apologize to anyone that I said about the 2012 batch I received. Apparently I thought it was weak and so did my gf. So what did I do? I put 8 sprays on today before work. (I work in an office environment) I started hearing people complain about how strong an odor was and people moving away from their cubicles. Shortly after people started complaining about headaches and then my boss brought me in a room to tell me people have been complaining about how strong my cologne is. I always got great feedback from people including girls at my other job. They said it may be a little strong but smells great. Well not this new job I have. I got hit hard and feel embarrassed and afraid to wear any cologne again. I mean it's one thing to have one person complain, but I got a bunch of people aggravated and now I feel like "that guy" thanks to Aventus. You can never figure this cologne out, will it be strong, will it be weak, will others like it? My gf loves it and I've gotten numerous compliments on this beast, but today has honestly been the most humiliating experience ever. I feel awful.

    I want to wear some fragrance to work so I'm thinking of just spraying three sprays of Millesime Imperial, but I'm afraid that will offend everyone as well.

    All I can say to fellow basenoters is whether you think it's weak or strong, don't spray more than 3 sprays with this one. It apparently is a weapon of mass destruction.

    THIS WAS WITH A 2012 BATCH BTW.
    C'mon bro! It's work! You don't need 8 sprays of ANYTHING! I don't care how light it is.

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    Don't know what to think, I've literally bathed myself in strong stuff like tobacco vanilla, black aoud, apls.... and never got any comment beyond "yes, it smells good, a little subtle perhaps..."
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

    Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...

    TUM TUM PISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    EIGHT sprays?

    I think there are a lot of people who have abused scents to the point where they've desensitized their noses. I can't imagine wearing more than 4 sprays of anything... and even that is assuming whatever I'm wearing isn't very strong. 5 sprays is the point where you have to ask yourself "Is it REALLY that subtle or am I overdoing it?" 6 sprays or more and you're bad-cologne-guy, but you don't realize it because you've desensitized your nose. I say "bad-cologne" because even wonderful smells can feel toxic to others when overdone.

    Think of it this way... have you ever made something for dinner and notice how good it smells... but then later, you don't notice anymore? Then, you walk outside for a moment - maybe to get the mail or take out the trash - and when you walk back in, you realize how much your place still smells like dinner? Smells last longer than we realize because we get used to them. After a while, the scent becomes a norm, and your nose (and brain, really) kind of filters it out, instead only noticing whatever smells different.

    It's important to learn the difference between you not noticing a scent anymore because you've become used to it and how much other people will still be able to smell whatever you're wearing.

    I'm not saying you ARE bad-cologne-guy... but if you are, here's how to fix a desensitized nose. Take well documented baby-steps over a long period of time, backing off ever so slowly. Seriously, put it in your calendar. If you're really used to wearing that much of a scent, figure out what your average is and then DO NOT EVER GO ABOVE THAT. Over a six month period, back off ever so slightly so that you don't notice the change at the time, but over time, you'll notice a big difference (and you'll probably notice an improvement in your sense of smell).

    Keep in mind that when people tell you things like "Your cologne is kind of strong but smells good" is often their way of dropping a hint. Nobody wants to be mean, especially if you're a nice guy, so people tend to do the bad/good thing in hopes the person they're talking to can take a hint. "Kind if strong" almost always means "Wear less." And, like I said, if you're so used to wearing a ton of scents, odds are good that your sense of smell has been desensitized.

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