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    Default Re: Wear what you enjoy. Oh really? A revelation

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    A screeching, crying baby is music to his parents ears.
    You don't have children, do you...?


    Back on topic... common courtesy as people have noted is not not over impose on others, scent or otherwise...
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    I think that no one should be allowed to wear MKK in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    "Men" in general didn't get a mention either. The person in the original example was a man, and so far most of those responding have been men, but other than that you're the only one who brought up gender. What's the difference?

    In any case, in my experience, the overwhelming majority of people whose fragrance chokes those around them in the office, on trains, or at restaurants, have been men.
    That's right, I bought it up.
    What's your point - that I shouldn't have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    Before I knew the power of New Haarlem I must have put on about 5 - 6 sprays. I was at Costco later that day and heard a couple of women about 10 feet away say, "Oh wow it smells so good, I think they are making cinnamon buns." I was really hoping they were making cinnamon buns. Costco was not making cinnamon buns.
    Too funny
    Time has come to change your username to.... cinnamonbun

    I douse myself in private, for testing purpose or fun! I'm very careful in public. But it's difficult to know if you're offending people, despite being very careful...
    The comparision made by the OP seems very extreme to me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    A screeching, crying baby is music to his parents ears
    Hummm, dear Primrose, the first 10 minutes, in the delivery room... maybe. After that wonderful moment, the situation deserves futher analysis

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    Default Re: Wear what you enjoy. Oh really? A revelation

    You can always wear enough for you to only smell your fragrance a spray to your wrist can have you smelling your own wrist all day if you enjoy that scent without projecting.

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    I've only once choked out people around me and that was overspraying Norne, least they died happily in an enchanted forest, haha

    Learned pretty quickly that Slumberhouse stuff is potent and should be approached with caution.
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    Default Re: Wear what you enjoy. Oh really? A revelation

    Not another one of these threads....
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    I'm sure I've come across the 'women' that Renato is referring to, a little overdone, a little down market also perhaps. As I develop my sensory vocabulary however, none of that offends me anymore. It is as if a person wearing a loud scent is talking to me, telling me much about him or herself. I take note, try to identify and hopefully one day be able to say with aplomb; "Ah Arpege"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melvournis View Post
    I'm sure I've come across the 'women' that Renato is referring to, a little overdone, a little down market also perhaps. As I develop my sensory vocabulary however, none of that offends me anymore. It is as if a person wearing a loud scent is talking to me, telling me much about him or herself. I take note, try to identify and hopefully one day be able to say with aplomb; "Ah Arpege"!
    Nicely said Melv
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    Once people on buses stop reeking of tobacco, sweat, fast food, weed, beer, cheap deodrants and start to keep their voices down, I will consider to not wear Kouros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewtypedude View Post
    This other day when I was taking a bus to work. During one stop, a guy who is clearly a hobo stepped onto the bus. This guy must have not taken a shower in YEARS. I was sitting near the middle of the bus and I could smell his piss stench when he was still at the front. The seat next to me was empty and as he walked towards me I prayed that he does not sit down next to me. Thank god he decided to just stand by the rear exit, but the smell he was projecting was absolutely disgusting. At the next stop, the bus driver got up and asked the guy to get off. After he did, the entire bus applauded for the driver, who then had to spray air freshener to get rid of the stench.

    What made me realize is the scent you put on inevitably invades other people's private space. Say you wear Kouros in public which some have compared it to urinal cake, it is bound to make people around you gag, no matter how much you enjoy it and how confident it makes you feel. So please, think for people around you the next time you are going to wear a "bold" scent in public.
    It's all down to application. You don't HAVE to invade other peoples space if you don't want to. Spraying only your chest under your shirt if a great way of doing this. AND it helps avoid nose fatigue and thus aids perceived longevity.

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    First off, I join the others who feel the OP's comparison of a "hobo" to someone wearing Kouros is completely off...

    I also agree with the scentiments of those that feel bad for the "hobo". Whatever he smelled like, I doubt he had a choice in the matter and it seems like added cruelty to kick him off the bus due to circumstances likely outside his control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewtypedude View Post
    the entire bus applauded for the driver, who then had to spray air freshener to get rid of the stench.
    There's only one thing worse than the smell of piss and that's air freshener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    A screeching, crying baby is music to his parents ears, yet others around think it's horrid noise.
    You're not a parent, are you?

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    I wear only those fragrances that I truly enjoy.

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    Isn't this dictum 'wear what you enjoy' in opposition to 'wear for others' (e.g. to get compliments). It does not say how much you have to wear.

    Common sense should still prevail and the wearer should be conscious and considerate of the place and occasion. Wearing way too many sprays and overcoming your fellow co-workers, friends, or strangers at a concert does seem quite inconsiderate.

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    Default Re: Wear what you enjoy. Oh really? A revelation

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    kouros is pretty bad though
    Actually it is quite nice after the initial assault.
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    Are you sure the guy you thought was a hobo wasn't this guy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Are you sure the guy you thought was a hobo wasn't this guy?



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    Default Re: Wear what you enjoy. Oh really? A revelation

    I still say, wear what you enjoy. You're paying for it, you may as well enjoy it.

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    Wearing Kouros on the other hand would make people applaud.

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    Yes, there exists such a thing as taste. If you wear 10 sprays of Poison, you should be required to sport a blinking hazard sign on your forehead. That said, this rule only applies to wearing perfume, not smelling it. So a more apt rule may be to buy what you like to smell and smell it in your own time, but always exhibit caution when in public. Common decency, really.

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