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    Question How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Men of Basenotes, I am interested to know: how do you choose which fragrance to wear? Is it based on where you are going? Perhaps on the weather? Perhaps both of the previous or something else? Or maybe you randomly choose a fragrance on your way out the door? Most certainly it must be more difficult to choose for those that have a larger number of fragrances.

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

    For me there is no particular system. It's whatever my hand grabs in the morning off the shelf.

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    overall random, but weather and occasion can influence my decision.

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    Instinct. I wear what I feel like wearing. But there are also rules. If I am going to spend a day at the park, I choose a lighter fragrance than the one I would choose if I were going to a concert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me there is no particular system. It's whatever my hand grabs in the morning off the shelf.
    +1 Me too

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    Weather and mood are the biggest factors for me. Occasion is almost non-existent. Hell, I wear A*Men to work when I'm in the mood and the weather is appropriate.

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    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
    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Homme by Prada

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    Apart from certain existing constraints (restrictions, rules, precautions imposed by allergies, fragrance free environments, certain occasions and their dress codes, extreme climate etc.), I pretty much wear whatever suits my mood.
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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    Like frostyicy, weather and mood more important than occasion. I often wear 1 million or TV as an office scent although some people will have you believe this shouldn't be done......
    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Homme by Prada

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    Quote Originally Posted by itde View Post
    Is it based on where you are going? Perhaps on the weather? Perhaps both of the previous or something else? Or maybe you randomly choose a fragrance on your way out the door?
    Mix of the above!
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    With my eyeballs

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    Weather and occasion for me.

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    No rule at all.

    Sometime i used to wear some cheapie (demeter and such) to attend some snobby events when i know some regulars there that like to brag about "sigh~~how my husband only wear niche fragrances". I like looking at them rolling their eyes whenever they asked me my fragrance of choice. That would be the highlight of the entertainment for the evening.

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    I'm rather venue and occasion oriented.

    From my very limited wardrobe:

    At work, Creed's Royal Oud if I'm dressing up, and Armani's Bois d'Encens if I'm dressing down.

    To attract the attention of hot men at certain gay bars, Tom Ford's Oud Wood, or Creed's Royal Oud. (Other gay bars require a special t-shirt that I hand wash in cold water without soap--yes, it smells exactly like a manly man about to do manly things with other manly men.)

    For church-going with my Roman Catholic mother, Bois d'Encens.

    For Orthodox church-going with the Russians or Greeks, Montale's Full Incense.

    For Protestant church-going, a shower.

    For sex, Montale's Dark Aooooooud.

    For cooking, a shower.

    For housework, Halston Z-14.

    For reading, Bois d'Encens.

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    It can be random. However, I prefer wearing scents that I haven't worn in a while. I definitely try to avoid wearing a scent I already wore within the past few days. Weather and the occasion definitely influences my decision. As well as the amount of time I'd be out.

    For example, if I'm going to be out for most of the day, I'd prefer a scent with really good longevity. If I'm only going to be out a few hours, I'd be fine with scents with weaker longevity (would probably reach for my Creeds).

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    2011 - random
    2012 - I used Basenotes' fragrance Wardrobe function and used my frags alphabetically (for rotation's sake).
    2013 - back to being random but Im extending the use of a frag for 3 straight days ... I still use the Wardrobe function to track. Choice criteria would be weather, mood & where or what I'm off to.

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    Ye Gods!

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    Whatever I feel like on the spur of the moment.

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

    Lots of what everyone else has said but something else is what clothes I'm wearing.
    If I'm dressing nice on a certain day I tend to reach for something different than if I was wearing something causal.

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    Weather, time of day, and nostalgia.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by itde View Post
    how do you choose which fragrance to wear? Is it based on where you are going? Perhaps on the weather? Perhaps both of the previous or something else?
    I choose which fragrance to wear the same way I choose what clothes to wear. It's more or less a combination of "What's the weather like today", "What am I doing today?" and "How do I want to feel today?"
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    lol!

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    randomly.

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

    With nothing predetermined ....



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    I used to have a very hard time picking my fragrance. It got to the point where looking at 90+ bottles in the morning all jumbled together just melted my brain, but it's got VERY easy since I separated my fragrances into four storage boxes - one box for each season. Now it's a piece of cake.
    Currently wearing: Japon Noir by Tom Ford

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    I use a proprietory algorithm

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    I usually look at the SOTD post and just copy someone else who has better taste than me. LOL

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    Occasion (work?) and who I'm meeting

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    I use a proprietory algorithm
    Rofl

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    Weather and occasion for me
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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