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    Default No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    No matter what fragrance I put on, my right wrist (and only right wrist) ends up smelling like amber/vanilla/tonka. Itís been like this for weeks if not months. Is it possible that I tried something on that wrist with a strong amber/gourmand base a while back and it has lingered for this long? I donít notice it if Iím not wearing anything. Has anyone else ever experienced this?

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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    My guess is that you sprayed something on that got into your watch band and then every time you wear your watch it puts the fragrance back on your skin, and then the smell returns.

    But who knows...you probably don't even wear a watch.
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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlffm View Post
    Has anyone else ever experienced this?
    Can honestly say that has never happened to me.
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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    My guess is that you sprayed something on that got into your watch band and then every time you wear your watch it puts the fragrance back on your skin, and then the smell returns.

    But who knows...you probably don't even wear a watch.
    A watch depending on the material of the band can contribute to this.
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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    Here to add to the 'watch strap' theory. Mine smells almost vanillic and a little rosy.

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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    I vote for sleepwalking fragrance sprays, or a mischievous significant other.
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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    My guess is that you sprayed something on that got into your watch band and then every time you wear your watch it puts the fragrance back on your skin, and then the smell returns.

    But who knows...you probably don't even wear a watch.
    That was my immediate reaction, assuming the OP wears a watch and the smell is on that arm. I once got some Tuscan Leather on a rubber watch band and it hung around for months, despite attempts to wash it off. I recall having L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme sticking around on a metal watch band for ages as well once.
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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    I have a leather bracelet that got sprayed with kilians black phantom and it smelled like it (and some leather[its made of leather]) for WEEKS. Beautiful scent tbh
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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlffm View Post
    No matter what fragrance I put on, my right wrist (and only right wrist) ends up smelling like amber/vanilla/tonka. It’s been like this for weeks if not months. Is it possible that I tried something on that wrist with a strong amber/gourmand base a while back and it has lingered for this long? I don’t notice it if I’m not wearing anything. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
    From clothing, yes. Some perfume will get on a jacket or sweater, near the wrists where I spray heavily, and when I re-wear them, they reapply the perfume to my skin

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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    I agree with the others here that it's most likely caused by either clothing or accessories. The likelihood of it being a medical issue is small. It's also very unlikely that a scent has stayed on your skin in that one particular area for weeks/months.

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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    From clothing, yes. Some perfume will get on a jacket or sweater, near the wrists where I spray heavily, and when I re-wear them, they reapply the perfume to my skin
    This!

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    I have a particular watch that has absorbed some Bois du Portugal into the leather strap. When worn I think my wrist warms up the fragrance and I get welcome occasional wafts. Ditto on the sleeves of some tops releasing remnants of worn scents back onto my skin, sometimes mixing with what I have just sprayed and the rare happy accident of a wonderful melange.
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    Thanks everyone! I do wear a watch on that wrist, I bet that's it. Seems like such an obvious explanation now haha. Time to test the theory.

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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlffm View Post
    Time to test the theory.
    spray the watch lmao
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    Default Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    As mentioned, it has to be something that was sprayed on an article of jewelry or clothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    I vote for sleepwalking fragrance sprays, or a mischievous significant other.





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