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

    I have tried spraying it on my arms because I like to keep the fragrance away from my nose, but it doesn't seem to last a long time on my arms.. probably because they are constantly exposed to the sun/humidity and they brush my side as I walk--which probably wears away at the fragrance?

    So... the title question ^

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

    One chest, one on both sides of neck and sometimes one on each arm. Depends on the fragrance.

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

    Neck and chest.

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    You can try a handkerchief to get longevity. I do that to see how certain notes hold up on cloth if they don't hold up well on skin (if I like them and want to make them last longer).

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    Lower chest on the shirt
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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    As others were saying, clothes keep a frag really well, so shirt, handkerchief, etc.

    cacio

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

    On my chest, in front of the mirror. It probably helps that this means some gets on my clothing.
    Currently wearing: Sel Marin by Heeley

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    I use non scented moisturizer and one spray to the chest with most fragrances, works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    As others were saying, clothes keep a frag really well, so shirt, handkerchief, etc.

    cacio
    This.

    As a general rule, if you want better longevity/projection, then it's always advisable to spray on clothing. The weaker the fragrance, the more sprays needed on the clothes for it to last.

    The only exception to the rule is if the fragrance is prone to staining the clothes. Fortunately, I haven't encountered that.

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

    Two sprays to the chest, in the same spot.
    One spray to the back of the neck, and one spray on
    each forearm.

    *Don't do this with powerhouse fragrances, like Aventus, Bogart Pour Homme, etc.
    two sprays to the chest is all you need with those*

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    My neck, below my ears area and chest.
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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    Behind my ears, elbow arch, sometimes on the forearms.

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

    Shirt, hair and back of neck twice each.

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

    Has to be on clothes for me if I want it to last all day.
    Unless it's Egoiste. (Or Le male, which it usually isn't)

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

    One spray on the nape of the neck,
    then one spray to the front of the neck.
    One small spray on each arm.

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    Back of neck on hairline and on sweater or clothing if it doesn't stain
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    Default Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    2 on chest and front and back of the neck

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    Shirt. Not only does it last longer, the whole development, top, heart, bottom, is slower. Hold the sprayer about a foot away, and the little cloud shouldn't stain. I spray once, each side, in the shoulder-upper pec area.

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

    Definitely need a couple sprays to the chest. This way it gets onto your shirt and helps it last much longer. If it's a light scent, a couple more sprays to the arms, neck etc. will help as well.

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    Each side of neck and wrists. I have to spray wrists and smell them through out the day as a barometer for longevity and strength. With neck or chest sprays I get used to them and find myself over applying.

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

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

    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.
    Interesting!
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Yes, good advice.

    I adore how scents evolve on skin, but one gets to enjoy the wearing and evolution so much longer on fabric. Also, it increases projection!

    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by frug View Post
    Shirt. Not only does it last longer, the whole development, top, heart, bottom, is slower. Hold the sprayer about a foot away, and the little cloud shouldn't stain. I spray once, each side, in the shoulder-upper pec area.
    “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.”

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

    Well, it depends of type of fragrance - like Eau de Cologne or Eau de Toilette/Eau de Parfum.

    Eau de Cologne: chest, each sides of the neck, both wrists inside and both back of the hands (best place to proof of the durability of the fragrance!)

    Eau de Toilette/Parfum: both sides of the neck and just both back of the hands. That's it!

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    Chest spraying usually does the trick for me, almost irrespective of the fragrance concentration.
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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

    Regardless of the scent I spray in the morning, I always have at least a hint of it at the end of the day on my wrist and/or chest - that is, of course, if I didn't purposely/accidentally wash it off.

    If I want it to last all day and have better projection, I spray on clothes. I don't prefer this because the scent on my clothes doesn't react with my body chemistry, so it almost feels "dead," especially on the drydown which is almost invariably my favorite part of the experience.
    Currently wearing: Idole de Lubin by Lubin

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    There have been whole discussion threads dedicated to the science of application and longevity. I subscribe to the less popular school of thought that says that spraying fragrances on the backs of your arms (if you have hair on your arms) gets you better longevity, and I think that I have proven this theory time and time again. I guess somehow the scent gets trapped in the hairs and lasts longer. I do agree that a spray on the back of the neck works well, and of course a spray or two to the backs of the knees since scent rises.

    If you have hair on your arms and you have never tried applying to the backs of your arms I would suggest you experiment with it and see if it works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Chest spraying usually does the trick for me, almost irrespective of the fragrance concentration.
    This.

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

    Have you tried the vaseline or oil experiment? I go with odourless oil as it gets absorbed in the skin and makes it moist to increase the longevity of the fragrance (just enough oil that would take dryness away from the skin, don't bathe in it). Also I go with chest with certain scents, and neck and arms with others, but it mostly depends upon the occasion and the fragrance you want to use, like for parties the back of the neck and one in-front with strong projecting scents, for work I go with the arms as the sleeves cover it and one on the chest. All the combinations depend on your preference of projection and the power of the scent, all I can say is keep your skin moisturised to increase your longevity, and also that the fragrance that you apply on your skin gets absorbed into your clothes with the constant contact and rubbing off on it.

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

    Recently the only place I spray the fragrance is my neck. Only a few ones from my collection truly do last all day (morning to evening), but generally front and back of my neck (Tobacco Vanille, Dior Homme Intense, Opiums all last 12+ hours that way)

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