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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Occasion, my mood, season, and if I haven't worn it for a few months (try to keep everything in the rotation)

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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Entirely based on my mood.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    No fixed rules unless it's a special occasion. Quite often it's just a sample of the day currently under review.
    Currently wearing: Cuoio by Odori

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    I do the Basenotes Pick me a random fragrance thing and then ignore it and go with whatever strikes my mood that day.

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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    I wear the one I like.

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    I have weekly things like Classics week or test week or citrus weeks. Sometimes I wear them for a few days in a row. I need a better system.
    Last edited by Nersh; 21st March 2013 at 05:53 AM.

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    Me to

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    overall random, but weather and occasion can influence my decision.
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    depend what i crave

    season/weathers play a factor in my decision
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    1. I will check weather
    2. Then I decide what clothes will I wear
    3. Then I decide what fragrance will I wear based on my clothes and weather

    I would never wear for example Black Aoud with shorts and tshirt or Angel Men with suit and tie.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial


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    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Depeneding on the weather I decide just by my mood and desire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    overall random, but weather and occasion can influence my decision.
    Nice, me too nearly!
    Currently wearing: Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf

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    My mood is the main factor for decision and the longevity needs from the fragrance are secondary factor.
    Last edited by ace11; 21st March 2013 at 09:39 AM.

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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by darcy666 View Post
    Depends where I'm going, how long I want it to last and also just what i fancy that day. I get bored of wearing even my favourite fragrances more than a couple of times consecutively.

    Today in London it's a little chilly but not super cold. I've worn a lot of gourmands recently so didn't fancy anything from that genre. I quite fancied wearing Fahrenheit or TDH and was about to grab for the former when i suddenly spotted The Dreamer which I haven't worn for a while so ended up grabbing that instead. Still enjoying the drydown and glad I made that choice today
    Exactly! I go by instinct and oftentimes spontaneity. Shucks, I could have my weekly calendar designated with the SOTD and defeat my whole purpose by going for "feel." Poor Tomorrow by Avon has to wait yet another week.
    My Warm Weather Lineup: Xeroff Nio, L'humaniste, Jardin d' Amalfi, Pure White Cologne, Bergamot 22, Jubilation XXV, CHAMBRE NOIRE, Chanel Edition Blanche, CH MEN, Scent Of Peace, DHS, AVENTUS, GIT, VIW, MI
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    Combo of Weather, occasion, who I'm going to be with, what I'm wearing.. but it's not like I dwell on it, well I have been known to take a week or so to think about what to wear for a big event

    Mainly I just think about it while I'm showering and figure out what would feel right
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    Mood that morning if going out anywhere and tailored to suit the occasion.

    More usually when at home, a frag specifically chosen for a certain note/s for self education purposes, or a particular frag worn for discussion with others doing the same such as our synchronised Fridays.
    Currently wearing: Montecristo by Masque

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    I look at my little fragrance harem and pick the one I desire.

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    Thank you to those with serious and well thought-out answers. To answer my own question.. for me it is all of the options I mentioned.

    The location of an outing most definitely has to be part of a decision. For example, one would not wear a fragrance to a doctor's office, would perhaps wear a light fragrance for an airplane flight, and would wear different types of fragrances to, say, an art gallery than to a night club. Weather is also an important variable. Heavier scents are not ideal for hot, humid, summer days, whereas lighter ones are, but the reverse is true for freezing cold days. Lastly, from a set of fragrances that may be appropriate for a location in some weather, if one is unable to make a decision, a random choosing is the quick solution, especially for those with an insanely high number of choices!

    Correct choosing brings the greatest chance for compliments, which is normally wonderful to hear from the opposite gender!

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    Kind of a combination of all those things you mentioned without actually thinking about them.

    It's mostly intuitive at this point. But I used to 'think' about it a lot more.

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    By blend & genre.

    First I'll have to decide whether I prefer something linear or complex. Complex is clear but linear is something like a soliflore. A rose based scent or geranium or pure vetiver or leather.

    Then by genre, resins, flora, citric, chypre, leathery and so on.
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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Like fulfilling food cravings; satisfy the nose cravings and maybe think a little to the weather appropriateness of the fragrance.

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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Whatever I'm in the mood for or I find myself craving...it usually takes longer than deciding my clothes.


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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    I have a work rotation and i tend to favour certain scents at certain times of year. There are fragrances I would avoid under certain circumstances.

    Having said that, i am not religious about it and break my 'rules' at the time.

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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    intuition is my pilot.

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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Whatever I like to wear, but I do not wear light summer scent on cold day because it is too soft to enjoy it on windy day.

    By the way, every Monday when I need to wear my 'Deputy Sheriff Uniform' I wear somethings that project masculinity and power & every monthly provincial meetings with the Governor and high-ranked officers I wear something polite and professional.
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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by itde View Post
    Most certainly it must be more difficult to choose for those that have a larger number of fragrances.
    that is to be expected, no? but i found the opposite (to be) truth.
    Last edited by gido; 31st March 2013 at 02:37 PM.

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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    I pick mine based on what type I feel like wearing, spicy, resineous, dark, fresh and then filter out based on my wardrobe.

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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Like others have said, it's about mood, weather, and occasion.

    mood example: If I'm in a mood to be a little naughty and edgy-sexy, I might choose Lutens' Muscs Koublai Khan.

    weather example: I live in a hot, humid environment. I would never EVER wear Le Labo's Patchouli 24 in the summer. That would be unthinkable for me. Likewise, I have been waiting for months to wear one of my very very favorite frags, Profumo del Forte's Tirrenico, since, to me, that wondrous brew belongs solely to the spring and summer.

    occasion example: Guerlain's Derby is ONLY worn to the finest of occasions, because I look at it as the same as a royal who breaks out her tiara for state dinners, etc.
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    Default Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    I agree.
    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    overall random, but weather and occasion can influence my decision.

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    Intuition with a creative eye on what the circumstances of my day will require. I change totally what I might where depending upon what I am doing that morning or evening.
    TODAY'S ROTATION: Cologne du Parfumeur • Dior Homme Cologne • Sammarco Vitrum • Mancera Black Line • Azemour les Orangers • Skive Canoe • Peruvian Ambrette • Palissandre d' Or • Mississippi Medicine • M/Mink • LL Santal 33 • L'Homme Eau • Jardin d' Amalfi • Maestrale

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    Most of the time some of my fragrances just feels right in the morning. On some rare mornings, i just can't decide. In that case, i don't wear any fragrance (i'll wait and usually during the morning it will clear up.)
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

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    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-François Latty, 1988)
    Currently wearing: Macassar by Rochas

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    intuition...

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