Nope, not at all! It's a luxury that I enjoy but if push comes to shove, I would be fine.
To me its like not having any pants on. I rarely leave the house without putting on some kind of cologne on. I keep plenty of decants at the office and store some away in the glove compartment, just in the event I forget. I am sure most of you feel the same way.
Nope, not at all! It's a luxury that I enjoy but if push comes to shove, I would be fine.
Personally don't feel strange when I don't put on or forget to put on a fragrance.
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Lol yeah I feel naked without any cologne. And sometimes cologne will dictate my mood, if I wear aventus it's going to be a good day no matter what the circumstances lol.
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Not at all. I almost always do, but without I'm still bathed and clean. Nothing more necessary
Sometimes. Unless I'm heading to the gym or doing stuff outdoors. Typically if I'm not wearing anything at work though I'm irritated because USPS was supposed to drop something off that day and they didn't lol.
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If I go hunting, I don't wear any. When I go mow the grass, I don't wear any. When I play baseball with my boys I don't wear any. At least once a week I get to work and realize I don't smell like Malle or Lutens or YSL . I'm fine with it.
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LOL yeah exactly! It's like I forgot to put my pants on and I feel something is missing.
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Yeah I feel the same way, I'm always wearing SOMETHING....even if it's super light like CK Be
I wouldn't know. I'm always scented. Always..
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Not at all. When I was deep into the game, yeah it felt like I was naked. But now I can go like a whole week without wearing a fragrance and not knowing it. Then, the next week, I'll wear 14 fragrances (morning and night)
I wear fragrance everyday and it's part of my daily grooming routine. I never forget to apply. And, yes, I don't feel right without it.
Once in a blue moon I choose not to wear any scent either to get over olfactory fatigue or because it isn't compatible with a planned activity such as shopping for more fragrance. LOL!
I also feel somehow naked without my fragrance when I go out of the house
I do put something on on pretty much every occasion. It's not like I feel strange if I don't but it's really become some part of clothing for me. Even when I go to the gym I wear a couple sprays of Cool Water. I even wear fragrances to bed but it's not the end of the world if for some reason I'm unable to put something on.
I wear fragrances most of the time but do not feel strange without it. I think there are times when it is not appropriate to wear anything.
I always seem to put something on, but if I forget I tend to forget for the rest of the day. This is basically due to the fact that I can't really smell what I'm wearing most of the time. A curse, but a gift because I obsess less.
No. I haven't been wearing any three days now. Not a big deal at all, no emotional pressure
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Not strange at all, but I'm obviously wishing I would have remembered!
for five years I wore nothing without feeling strange!
Strange is a strong word, but it does strike me when I forget. It does feel a bit like forgetting to put on a watch or bracelet. Like being naked, as some others have said. But the few times it happens, it's always during the week and it's only a rather short consideration. After that, I apply some bottle I keep at work as a backup plan.
I am a bit obsessive about my daily routines, and it can physically irritate me, if I forget one of them or cannot do one, for whatever reason.
It is like forgetting to put on your watch, when leaving the house, suddenly you just feel something is missing, and it bugs you for the rest of the day, and you keep touching your wrist, where the watch was supposed to be, hoping that it suddenly and magically appears
All being said, it has been years since I forgot putting on my SOTD, normally when I go frag free, it is because my girlfriend has a sensitive day.
"What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
Honestly, one of the things I love about fragrance is how normal I feel with or without it. I go stretches of weeks or months with a scent every day, and likewise there are extended periods where I never once open my cabinet, and both feel "right". There doesn't seem to be an incorrect way to go about it with this love of fragrances. It feels correct both with and without.
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In a certain way, yes. Apart from the situations when I decide to deliberately not wear any fragrance (fragrance-free environments/occasions, health problems etc.) I think that a fragrance usually adds that certain something, a definitive finishing touch to my outfit, the accessories chosen, the fragrance appropriate/fragrance friendly occasion and so on.
To be honest, i cannot imagine forgetting to put on fragrance. It is not a hobby for me, more a lifestyle, part of dressing. Yes, sometimes i may decide to be fragrance free, but those instances are rare.
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It's very rare that I don't wear something and it's almost never that I forget, it is part of simply getting myself together, getting dressed etc. On those very rare times I have on nothing at all I find myself hoping that at least the shower gel or soap is lingering a bit. I also use those fragrance crystals things in my laundry so those leave a tiny bit of scent anyway.
I don't feel strange, more like a little incomplete.
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Incomplete is a good way to put it
I don't feel naked, or incomplete, but I do feel like it was a missed opportunity.
I have so many fragrances that it's hard to keep everything in the rotation. Sometimes I don't get to a fragrance for over a year. If I don't wear a fragrance one day, I feel like I could have tried a sample that I haven't tried yet, or given something a wearing that I haven't worn for a long time.
1. Creed - Spice & Wood
2. Creed - Aventus
3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
4. Xerjoff - Fars
5. Dior - Vetiver
6. Creed - Green Valley
7. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
10. Creed - Royal Scottish Lavender
I don't know cos it's never happened
It just doesn't happen. Every morning, when I shower and get dressed, apply deodorant, etc., it's a step in the routine. The performance is exactly the same every morning, so I find I'm always wearing something unless I'm ill (and choose not to).
The whole time I'm not wearing anything I feel like I'm wasting the tons of juice that I have by not using it.
Yes, can leave the house with adornment on is a good habit indeed to smell good.
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The only times I'm without perfume are when I'm going out to test perfume or if I've had to dash out of the house for some sort of emergency and I've put on the first clothes that came to hand. I put on perfume after a shower even if I'm going to bed afterwards, and not putting it on makes me feel very underdressed.
Interestingly, I don't feel the same way about make up.
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These two comments pretty much describe me, but I'll add a caveat below...
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Nope, not at all. Having said that, I may forget on a routine weekend morning, and do later think about something I could have worn. But if I forget about it, then it must not have been that important. I wear something almost everyday, even twice a day, so to go without is out of the norm, but certainly not something that I feel is missing, just an unintended break so to speak. I do not feel naked
Odd. I'm more comfortable without pants.
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Fragrances owned, but not in the basenotes database:
Insurrection II Dark
Taxi by Confinluxe
Bravo - Diamond Collection (Copy of Only the Brave by Diesel)
Bravo Tattoo - Diamond Collection (Copy of Only The Brave Tattoo by Diesel)
Version of - Jordache/Jean Philippe (Dollar Tree product. Multiple fragrances; most are not great copy attempts.)
Not at all. It's not like I'd forgotten to put on my underwear.
Nope - I actually prefer this sometimes.
I only stop wearing fragrance when i am sick...flu, cold etc....
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
Sometimes, I don't feel fully dressed when I forget a fragrance.
Yes, it would make me wonder if I had forgotten something else.
Yes i do feel strange
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1.) The Different Company De Bachmakov
2.) Vetiver Fatal
3.) Bel Ami Vetiver
5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
6.) Cartier Declaration Essence
7.) Frederick Malle's VE/Sycomore
8.) Xerjoff Nio
9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
10.) Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace
Strange no... Incomplete... Yes!!!
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
I actually like to take little 2-3 day breaks. I find my sense of smell is much better afterwards. Plus sometimes between working in the industry, posting on basenotes, etc it's easy to get totally sucked into this tiny little world and lose touch with "normal" people who never think about scent and go about their lives just fine... try something new by not trying anything at all
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HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...
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