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    Default What affects longevity?

    I sometimes get 8-10 hours and sometimes it's around 4-5 with the same cologne. What factors play role in that? And, Is it normal to vary that much?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: What affects longevity?

    Perhaps your skin chemistry and how it interacts with certain notes.

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    Higher temperatures make a frag evaporate faster, so if you are sweating or it's hot, a frag is going to last less time. Also, a frag lasts much longer on clothes, so if by chance you sprayed your clothes, it's going to last longer, though it may not project much.

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    Normally a bit of unscented lotion applied where your fragrance will be tends to help longevity greatly, otherwise your skin drinks it up!
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    Default Re: What affects longevity?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Higher temperatures make a frag evaporate faster, so if you are sweating or it's hot, a frag is going to last less time. Also, a frag lasts much longer on clothes, so if by chance you sprayed your clothes, it's going to last longer, though it may not project much.

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    Keeping the number of sprays the same, the above is correct.

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    Thanks. I usually get poor longevity these days. I don't know what changed about my body chemistry. It's weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Trick View Post
    Normally a bit of unscented lotion applied where your fragrance will be tends to help longevity greatly, otherwise your skin drinks it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Trick View Post
    Normally a bit of unscented lotion applied where your fragrance will be tends to help longevity greatly, otherwise your skin drinks it up!
    Agree...

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    I applied it and looks like it worked. It's been 6 hours and will last a few hours more. Does lotion affect projection?
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    Default Re: What affects longevity?

    Do you spray on youe clothes no matter what fragrance you're wearing?

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    Jimmy, yes.

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    Thank you Hedo

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    Default Re: What affects longevity?

    Temperature. Skin Chemistry. If you have longevity issues spray on clothes. Also notes in the fragrance.

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    I have pure aloe vera gel mixed in with pure glycerine which I use after shaving from time to time. Would the membership recommend I apply this a few minutes before spraying? I generally spray on my chest, then rub the excess with both my fore-arms. Is it better to allo the excess to stay on the skin rather than almost immediately transferring it? I don't want to be too agressive en parfumant but longevity is a good thing.
    As to skin soaking up the oils, Last week I applied Terre Parfum in the morning for the first time and was really sleepy even until the afternoon!
    Maybe hydration/hangover levels affect this too?

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    Longevity works best for me when sprayed on my bodies natural oils. After taking a shower and applying lotion I get half the longevity I would if applying a few hours after a shower giving my body time to produce its own oils.

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    I was going to say that a bit of your own body chemistry aka a little (fresh) sweat and body oils can add some longevity to a frag. Applying straight after a shower or bath means your pores are all open from the steam and heat. So waiting a while helps till you've cooled a bit. Cold water splashed on would have the same effect of closing the pores, but might be a bit uncomfortable unless it's boiling weather.

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    Default Re: What affects longevity?

    Anything from the environment to your mood can affect a fragrance's performance.

    In short: Everything.

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    Great feedbacks thanks.

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    ...Global Warming. They blame it for everything else...

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