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    Default How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    Hi,

    When trying on a sample vial, and you put some on your neck (maybe just me) how much do you put on? how much is equivalent to a spray do you think?

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    In my case. it seems like throughout my life whenever I used a sample, which was not that often, I only got two wearings out of the average sample size vial. Not sure about the equivalency to a spray.
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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    Ummmmm equivalent to a spray I'd say 2.

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    About one third to one half.

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    Assuming we're talking about a 1ml vial, I transfer to an atomizer and use the whole thing.

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    I probably only use 1/4 (or less) of a 1ml vial (wrist or neck or whatever). I think that's generally good enough to get a feel for the fragrance. I know a few sprays in an atomizer are probably best (in that case, probably half of it or more), but that doesn't allow much testing over the course of time in case a fragrance grows on you.
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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    The usual rule is 10 sprays per ml, so it depends on how many sprays you put on usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    The usual rule is 10 sprays per ml, so it depends on how many sprays you put on usually.

    cacio
    That sounds about right.
    Most samples I have are about 1.5 ml and I get about 5 wearings, which would equate to 3 "average sprays.

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    About a third.

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    Oops, wrong thread.

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    Maybe 1/3 of a 1ml with a stick. I always test on a blotter first because my fiancé has a reaction to some, we haven't isolated the chemical yet. Then if no sneezes, wrist and hanky but the amount varies too much. I'm going to start using a set protocol and atomizers though so in the future it will be 3 sprays total for each sampling.
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    Half if it's .07 vile if it .1 spray should be for three wears.....
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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    at least 3 applications from a 1ml vial

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    I sniff and if it smells good, put it on my hand. If that works I wear it. Takes about a third of a 1 ml vial I guess.

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    I don't have the luxury of having an atomizer, but when I receive 1/4, 1/2, 1 ml samples from luckyscent.com or theperfumedcourt.com, I use the tip and apply method with my pointer fingers.
    When sampling in house, I just apply to that mushy/muscle part between my thump and pointer finger.
    When sampling out of the house, I apply a fingertip to each lower coratid (near the clavicle) and behind each ear. Then, I place my inner wrist on top of the vial, turn it upside-down and run it from inner wrist to inner mid-forearm so I can experience the fragrance development for myself. If it's a lighter frag, I might also apply a swipe to the folds between my bicep and forearm.
    Even with all that, I can get several uses out of my sample. I guess I'm blessed with an extensive collection.


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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    I guess that depends on the size. The luckyscent/parfum1 sized samples I typically use about half of it, but slightly larger ones can get me 3-4 wearings depending on the scent.
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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    You can get a hell of a lot more out of 1ml than most people think. At least six or seven good back of the hand samples. From at atomizer it depends on the atomizer, how much spray it puts out. But it's also much more than people think.
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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    A good trick that I heard from someone on the forum a long time ago:

    If you do not want to decant 1ml in an atomizer, you can just use the spray from an atomizer that you do have, stick it in the top of the vial, and voila, you can spray without decanting.

    Usually I recommend decanting into an atomizer, even the lucky scent samples, because you get a more realistic sense of how the scent will be.

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    from the 1.5 ml spray samples, I think I get a good 5-6 wearings. The dab-on ones of the same size, probably 7-8 wearings. (Just guessing - I don't think I ever really counted). I suppose I dab on less than what comes out of the atomizers.

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    The usual rule is 10 sprays per ml, so it depends on how many sprays you put on usually.

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    As above.

    I plug a sprayer into a vital & use it all up.

    Unless the vial is more 1.5ml.

    So basically I'll use up to 1.5ml to give it a proper wearing.

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    I use the whole vial for one wear, otherwise that via will just get lost
    and will be waste of resources, I do not have a system for maintaining samples

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    Quote Originally Posted by salim96 View Post
    I use the whole vial for one wear, otherwise that via will just get lost
    and will be waste of resources, I do not have a system for maintaining samples
    That's like 15 sprays...

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petrichor View Post
    I probably only use 1/4 (or less) of a 1ml vial (wrist or neck or whatever). I think that's generally good enough to get a feel for the fragrance. I know a few sprays in an atomizer are probably best (in that case, probably half of it or more), but that doesn't allow much testing over the course of time in case a fragrance grows on you.

    I agree with this.

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    Default Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    My typical MO is to use joy pointed to dab two to three times on the back of my hand. Depending on my response to the fragrance, I'll do this again, but add some behind the ears and at my cleavage. A third wearing does the same and adds the inner wrist. I can typically do that last bit at least once more. If I only have a tiny amount, I'll restrict to the back of my left hand. I usually get about 4. Wearing a out of .7 ml.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salim96 View Post
    I use the whole vial for one wear, otherwise that via will just get lost
    and will be waste of resources, I do not have a system for maintaining samples
    Awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    I'll do this again, but add some behind the ears and at my cleavage. ml.
    Also awesome

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    Usually too much or too little. I hate applying from vials so I get sprays wherever possible.

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