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    Default The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    So I've been experimenting... Trying different distances.

    Point blank, equidistant from the sprayer and the end of the mist, and lastly at the end of the mist.


    I have to say, when it's sprayed direct up close it's pretty strong... But if I spray it at a distance and get just the edges I find that I can pick up various notes easier/better. It smells different across my arm.

    I tried this with The One by D&G.. I don't think it smells great when I bury my nose into it. But if I spray it as a slight mist I can appreciate it more. Doesn't project as well though.


    What do you think is the best way to apply it in terms of distance (when spraying it)

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Everyone has their own proven way. For me, an inch to two inches works well.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    The closer you spray it, the more potent it'll be since you're basically flinging liquid straight onto your skin. From further away, you're getting hit by a mist of finer particles and the scent will wear more softly, which can be good or bad, depending on the scent.

    As Hednic said, everyone has their own way, and it may vary from fragrance to fragrance. It does for me, anyway. This is why I always take a day or two to learn a new scent, usually spraying two sprays from about 10 inches away.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Yes, different distances for different fragrances.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    5 inches or so away works fine for me as it gives the spray a chance to disperse.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    The stronger I want a fragrance to be, the closer to the skin I will spray. It depends on the fragrance and the occasion.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    I spray precisely 8.7 cm's away from my skin and at an angle of exactly 42.6 degrees.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    I always spray my frags after putting on my tshirt. Since i have to go in from underneath, i guess the spray distance is at most 5 cm. so far so good for most of my fragrances. Only spray from a distance when i am wearing a shirt. Personally prefer a closer distance. More potent
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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sol invictus View Post
    I spray precisely 8.7 cm's away from my skin and at an angle of exactly 42.6 degrees.
    0_o
    You use a laser meter?
    How about the angel?
    I think that you have to find a midle term. not to close, not to far away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol invictus View Post
    I spray precisely 8.7 cm's away from my skin and at an angle of exactly 42.6 degrees.
    Ha! Me, too!

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    I only spray far enough as not to get rashes and/or choke myself, also not that far as not to get ANY actual fragrance on myself, but aside from that, anything goes.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    For powehouse fragrance like Kouros, i sipray far away so i just get 3 good shots of mist... that will last the whole day and smells better.... for weaker fragrance like creed mi... i just nozzle it directly on the skin as many times as i can...
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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    To me, there are a few frags like Gendarme EdP which are concentrated enough that they don't smell right/good when I spray up close and get it all into a tiny spot. In this one's case, it smells too much like wintergreen (i.e. one of the ingredients seems to take over because it's so concentrated), and only if I disperse it over a slightly bigger area does it smell more like the original EdC.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Got tired of spraying on myself years ago - perfume anyway :-)

    In most cases I'd much rather spray it into my hands and swipe it across the places I want it to go. Like to get the feel of it, get it all over my hands, swipe a little on my shirt, etc. Satisfying.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Got tired of spraying on myself years ago - perfume anyway :-)

    In most cases I'd much rather spray it into my hands and swipe it across the places I want it to go. Like to get the feel of it, get it all over my hands, swipe a little on my shirt, etc. Satisfying.
    Kind of ruining the fragrance - IMO.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sol invictus View Post
    i spray precisely 8.7 cm's away from my skin and at an angle of exactly 42.6 degrees.
    lol

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    This!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndBakeryAttack View Post
    The stronger I want a fragrance to be, the closer to the skin I will spray. It depends on the fragrance and the occasion.
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    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceAboveSky View Post
    So I've been experimenting... Trying different distances.

    Point blank, equidistant from the sprayer and the end of the mist, and lastly at the end of the mist.


    I have to say, when it's sprayed direct up close it's pretty strong... But if I spray it at a distance and get just the edges I find that I can pick up various notes easier/better. It smells different across my arm.

    I tried this with The One by D&G.. I don't think it smells great when I bury my nose into it. But if I spray it as a slight mist I can appreciate it more. Doesn't project as well though.


    What do you think is the best way to apply it in terms of distance (when spraying it)
    Tomorrow is Angel*Men day so i´ll try to spray closer to the skin and see if it last more

    Remenber: if you have more than one parfum, try rotation between them

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    I spray under clothes, usually after I've put them on - so distance doesn't matter.
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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    No more than 1", never. Actually as close as possible, i dont like to miss juice.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I spray under clothes, usually after I've put them on - so distance doesn't matter.
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    I dont understand why you put under clothes.
    Sorry for my ignorance.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Me neither to be honest.........
    If I would do that noone incl. myself would smell anything unless I would spray 10+ times.

    Quote Originally Posted by uruk-hai View Post
    I dont understand why you put under clothes.
    Sorry for my ignorance.
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    - Paco Rabanne: pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Quote Originally Posted by uruk-hai View Post
    0_o
    You use a laser meter?
    OMG! Why didn't *I* think of that?!? I've been using a protractor for YEARS! I knew there had to be an easier way. Laser Meter FTW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uruk-hai View Post
    I dont understand why you put under clothes.
    Sorry for my ignorance.
    I don't do this, but I bet I can explain why someone else would. Spraying this way - under the shirt after putting it on - will get the scent on your skin AND on the inside of your shirt. That will usually increase longevity.
    Last edited by L'Homme Blanc Individuel; 26th August 2012 at 06:58 PM.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Different distances for different frags.
    For potent frags I spray further away (I try to get the cloud to spread all over the area I am spraying)
    For weaker frags I spray much closer (I try to get the spray to "puddle")

    Don't use a laser-meter. I have found that the light from the laser can make the fragrance go bad

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Maybe so but as long as it keeps under your shirt noone will ever smell it, or hardly will for that matter!




    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    OMG! Why didn't *I* think of that?!? I've been using a protractor for YEARS! I knew there had to be an easier way. Laser Meter FTW!!!

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    I don't do this, but I bet I can explain why someone else would. Spraying this way - under the shirt after putting it on - will get the scent on your skin AND on the inside of your shirt. That will usually increase longevity.
    My Top '11' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Knize Ten
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    Under the shirt as well. Just because I decide my SOTD after my OOTD.

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    approximately 4 inches away

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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    I like 3-4 inches a way so there is a good bit of diffusion. I don't like having a "puddle"
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    Default Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    This is first time I heard about Laser Meter LOL. I spray 5-6 inches away. Degrees? I don't really care.

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