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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    I agree with the posters who spray on their clothing to make it last all day. One spray on the shirt (from a distance of about 12-18 inches) and then also on the neck twice and the upper chest once or twice.

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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    Quote Originally Posted by autumngleeman View Post
    I agree with the posters who spray on their clothing to make it last all day. One spray on the shirt (from a distance of about 12-18 inches) and then also on the neck twice and the upper chest once or twice.
    I also agree. My fragrances seem to last a lot longer when sprayed on my shirts. I have dry skin so fragrances do not last for very long on me.

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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    I saw three great suggestions that I do because I have a problem with frags lasting on me too. I have dry skin.
    1) Spray your clothes.
    2) Spray your hair.
    3( Use an unscented moisturizer on your skin before you apply your frag. It gives the frag something to hold on to to increase the longevity.
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!

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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    Top of forearms
    Neck
    Shirt

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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    To enhance the longevity increase the sprays on the same spot. For example 2 sprays one over the other on the neck would do the trick.
    Well this again depends on the strength of the fragrance.

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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    +1, on all three approaches!

    One must always look at fabric as a first choice to increase longevity (as well as projection). Plus, how a scent develops on fabric is often different than skin. Due to the greater longevity, top notes stay longer, the heart can be more revealing and the base notes gradually show as the fragrance evolves. It is very common for a fragrance to have a more 3-stage/"three-dimensional" feel on fabric versus a blast of top notes and then a movement to dry down. We have to, as wearers of the fragrance, pause and really breathe deep and take notice of the notes during the top and heart on our skin. On fabric, you have time and different notes reveal themselves. To me, a full-wearing of any scent must include at least 1-2 sprays (or more) on my shirt. An undershirt if the fragrance stains. And, it helps to spray from a bit of distance to 'separate' the notes onto fabric.

    Spraying your hair is great idea. Something people tend to overlook as scent gathers onto protein well. You will smell it yourself more. I find it incredibly sexy when I smell my wife's body that has a rich, intoxicating scent on it and then when nestling my nose into her hair during intimacy finding that she (almost always) sprays a few shots of fragrance there. You, again, have more time with the scent and it projects more.

    Last, but not least - for those of us who wear fragrance daily, the alcohol in the compositions can dry out your skin (on top of having dry skin already). So, applying a neutral (unscented) After Shave Balm/skin moisturizer is very essential to me. I use both Nivea and a thicker product, Gentleman Jack, which works wonderfully. Again - make sure you buy unscented and give it 5-10 minutes to absorb into your skin. Then, using a layering method...apply (depending on the scent) a moderate/standard wearing of the fragrance. For some, since you've also applied a couple of shots to your hair (yes, including men) and also the all-important shirt/undershirt...one could be satisfied. However, you can also wait 10-20 minutes and then reapply a lighter scent on the same, exact spots you initially applied (neck - front & back, backs of hands, etc.) This increased layering only takes, for most scents, a single spray or two to really accentuate the wearing.

    This is very subjective to the scent. I leave discretion up to the individual - but all of these methods truly help longevity. However, alas...there are times when one must accept that a scent (especially current formulations where oakmoss and other fixatives are no longer present) will simply not last all day...even if you followed all three of these suggestions. Longevity, to me, is somewhat over-rated in scent. I am not taking for granted Vintage juice that does indeed last, but instead - focus on the scent itself. Some things don't last long in life, no matter what. Enjoy the moment for you know it will not last long. Reapply, either from bottle or a travel spray (as you can always decant and touch-up a wearing mid-day or whenever). The key is to wear a fragrance and enjoy it. If a scent has a short duration...but you love it, come to accept it. Just plan ahead.

    My final suggestion (if you really want long-lasting scent) is to pursue Vintage bottlings of fragrances, but be prepared to spend a lot of time and effort hunting them down and winning Ebay auctions, etc.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    I saw three great suggestions that I do because I have a problem with frags lasting on me too. I have dry skin.
    1) Spray your clothes.
    2) Spray your hair.
    3( Use an unscented moisturizer on your skin before you apply your frag. It gives the frag something to hold on to to increase the longevity.
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    Just keep a smal atomizer in a pocket-problem solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by staticx View Post
    I spray 1 on chest 2 on neck....

    Got a small Thank you card from Ralph Lauren which shares some fragrance spraying tips i.e;
    1. Spray some fragrance on a tissue and slip it inside your bag to diffuse its scent.
    2. A few drops of perfume inside the water tank of your iron will perfume your clothes exquisitely.
    3. Allow your fragrance to naturally evaporate on skin to help it last longer.
    4. Avoid spraying fragrance on skin before going under the sun as this might provoke sun spots.
    5. A light spray on hair is recommended as the fragrance sets very well on it.

    I hope it helps :-)
    I really like the Idea no 2 and it works very well.

    Some good tips here. I'll have to try the iron thing to see if it works.

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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    I have rarely sprayed anything on my shirt, but after not being able to smell some scents that I love after a few minutes, I think I'll try one or two on the shirt. Maybe another on the chest like I normally do... I'm tired of everyone else enjoying my fragrance but me...
    Currently wearing: Bulgari Black by Bulgari

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