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    Default Does clothing play a role?

    I've recently discovered that the type of shirt I wear (cut of collar) affects the noticeable longevity and projection of a fragrance.

    For instance, v-necks I spray lower on collarbone and chest. T-shirts high collarbone and neck. Work button up neck and shoulder.

    If I spray in the same spot with each the experience will be greatly hindered.

    What about you, do you have similar findings? Or are most of you into outerwear application?
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    Default Re: Does clothing play a role?

    For me, I always spray in the same spot with the same results for all types of apparel.
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    Default Re: Does clothing play a role?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    I've recently discovered that the type of shirt I wear (cut of collar) effects the noticeable longevity and projection of a fragrance.
    I definitely notice a difference, but for a different reason. I usually wear a black V-neck t-shirt under a button down or sweater. Some of them hold fragrance better than others. Much better. The difference is really shocking. I doubt most people would notice. The only reason I started paying attention to it was because Old Navy was running a sale last summer and I figured, why not pick up some cheap t-shirts. I was surprised by how, uhm, spongy they were. Spongy? I'm not really sure how to describe the material, but they have an odd feel. I didn't notice at first. I just thought they felt cheap, which they do. But when doing a load of laundry, I couldn't help noticing how weird those shirts felt compared to any of my other T-shirts. And when sorting a load of shirts to toss in the washer, I couldn't help noticing those shirts smelled more than any others. It's weird.

    I shouldn't be surprised, really. Different fabrics will, of course, hold scent longer than others, based on the kind of material, tightness of the weave, etc etc etc. But I am surprised those thin cheap shirts hold scent better than thicker ones.

    A material that absorbs moisture will end up absorbing fragrance too and, thus, retain the smell, whereas a material that wicks away moisture probably won't retain fragrance as well.
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    Default Re: Does clothing play a role?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me, I always spray in the same spot with the same results for all types of apparel.
    Same here

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    Default Re: Does clothing play a role?

    Well I don't know much about t-shirts and cotton, but can tell you that I get amazing longevity and projection from only about 6 sprays of Kouros on my polyester leisure suit!!!

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    Always apply to the chest, under clothing and definitely find a difference depending on whether I am in business casual with a shirt and undershirt, vs. a loose fitting t-shirt, and then a v-neck which exposes more of the chest will let even more escape. The fact that I am wearing a t-shirt will also be indicative of warmer weather, which can help the fragrances bloom more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    Well I don't know much about t-shirts and cotton, but can tell you that I get amazing longevity and projection from only about 6 sprays of Kouros on my polyester leisure suit!!!
    ...only six...!?

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    I find fragrances project more when I wear a fishnet top.

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    I would guess materials are just as different as skins, so you might have longer or more projection from fragrances.

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    I am wearing my too tight Safari Suit in the style of Alan Partridge at work today, combined with a gargantuan slug of Joop Homme and people are certainly enjoying my presence -- well they all have huge grins on their faces

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    Default Re: Does clothing play a role?

    Quote Originally Posted by MimramMan View Post
    ...only six...!?
    Oh yeah six is plenty, I like to be subtle with the ladies....which is why I only wear one gold rope and limit myself to only 3 rings at a time when I go out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM85282 View Post
    Same here
    Same here...here.

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    In my strictly personal case- apart from the extremes (very light-fabric T-shirts, short sleeved and polo shirts, thick winter clothing during colder temperatures) the clothes worn never or only minimally cause slight differences in the longevity, intensity etc. of the fragrance applied/worn.

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    Default Re: Does clothing play a role?

    Clothes doesn't matter, IMHO. In my case, same spot does the trick: on the chest, under my shirt.

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    Default Re: Does clothing play a role?

    If you want to get technical, if you strictly spray on cloths, you're going to experience a delayed progression from top to base notes.

    Your skin will develop perfume faster than fabric.

    But this doesn't mean anything in the real world - from projection.

    Its not like you're going to smell 2 different perfumes.

    Its only noticeable when you raise the fabric or your arm to your nose that you may detect a difference.

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    Default Re: Does clothing play a role?

    Perfume usually smells better on natural fabrics.

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