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    Default Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    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.

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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Nope, not at all! It's a luxury that I enjoy but if push comes to shove, I would be fine.

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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    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

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    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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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    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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    No.
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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Yeah I feel the same way, I'm always wearing SOMETHING....even if it's super light like CK Be

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    I wouldn't know. I'm always scented. Always..
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    NO.
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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)

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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    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!

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    I also feel somehow naked without my fragrance when I go out of the house

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    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.

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    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.

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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    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.

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    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!

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    for five years I wore nothing without feeling strange!

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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therm View Post
    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.
    I agree with this. I'll intentionally not wear fragrance a couple times a month just to try and avoid olfactory fatigue. It definitely makes a difference. Also, if I go out of town to visit friends or family and am staying with them at their place I'll usually avoid fragrances unless we're going out somewhere in the evening.

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    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.
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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Yes.
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    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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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    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.

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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    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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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    This
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    Not strange at all, but I'm obviously wishing I would have remembered!

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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.

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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    I don't feel strange, more like a little incomplete.
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    Incomplete is a good way to put it

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    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.
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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    To be honest, i cannot imagine forgetting to put on fragrance. It is not a hobby for me, more a lifestyle, part of dressing.
    Exactly this ^

    It is inconceivable that I would forget and my wardrobe is varied enough to find something appropriate for any situation. Unscented = unthinkable.

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    I don't know cos it's never happened

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    These two comments pretty much describe me, but I'll add a caveat below...

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM85282 View Post
    Nope, not at all! It's a luxury that I enjoy but if push comes to shove, I would be fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Personally don't feel strange when I don't put on or forget to put on a fragrance.
    Here's the "but" ...I'm a creature of habit, so I do feel a little weird when something is out of place. Wearing a fragrance has long been a part of my shower routine. Not adding those 3 or 4 sprays before getting dressed would be out of place, at least for a moment. That being said, I do sometimes skip a day, especially if I wore something really heavy the day before. It's good to give your nose a break now and then.
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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    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

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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwill View Post
    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.
    100% can totally relate!!!

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    Odd. I'm more comfortable without pants.
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    No. The novelty wore off a year after I started wearing perfume in the early 90s.

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    Default Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Not at all. It's not like I'd forgotten to put on my underwear.

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    Nope - I actually prefer this sometimes.

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    I only stop wearing fragrance when i am sick...flu, cold etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by therm View Post
    Strange is a strong word, but it does strike me when I forget.
    Totally agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    I only stop wearing fragrance when i am sick...flu, cold etc....
    This.
    I was sick last week. For two whole days, no fragrances. Guess what? Nothing bad happened...

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    Sometimes, I don't feel fully dressed when I forget a fragrance.

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    Yes, it would make me wonder if I had forgotten something else.

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    Yes i do feel strange

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    Strange no... Incomplete... Yes!!!

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    wrong thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Not at all. I almost always do, but without I'm still bathed and clean. Nothing more necessary
    I completely agree. I'm always bathed and clean when I am out but don't feel weird if I don't have something on.

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    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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