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    Default How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Like the thread topic states, I am curious to know how much you will wear a fragrance, once you have a full bottle.

    Do you wear it for several days/weeks in a row?

    Do you just toss it in with the rest of your bottles, and add it to the rotation when the mood strikes?

    I'm curious because with myself, it varies considerably based on the bottle. If it's one that I had a tester of previously, I will generally give it some test wearings, to compare it to my thoughts on the tester I had, before tossing it into my regular rotation of stuff.

    If it's something that was expensive and/or difficult for me to track down, I will go easy on it to make it last as long as I can. I generally enjoy these at night or on the weekend, when I can use just a few sprays and sniff at myself for enjoyment of the fragrance.

    If it's something I like a lot and was low cost, then I will wear it a lot initially, and return to it frequently. I like to use stuff like this for work.

    What are your wearing habits?

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    I gradually build to 10 wears in the first year and then it drops off
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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Quote Originally Posted by painted_klown View Post

    Do you just toss it in with the rest of your bottles, and add it to the rotation when the mood strikes?
    Pretty much this for me.
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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    I try to plan a wearing withing a month of buying the bottle, unless I'm building a shaving set around it, then it can wait months before getting worn.
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    It depends on whether it is a new fragrance to me or a backup or replacement of something I have. For something new I tend to wear it quite a bit for the first week, And then it gets into my regular rotation. Backups or replacements get worn randomly with the rest of my stuff.

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    It keeps changing as my collection grows, but ideally two or three days in a row and then once per month.

    All bets are off when I buy more than one bottle at a time.

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Usually I’ll be excited to wear whatever I’ve purchased recently, even if I’ve tested it before because I can go all out with a full bottle. I’ll usually wear it 3-4 days in a row then go back to normal rotation, otherwise I’ll get sick of it.

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    I have bottles I've never worn before, even worse is i have bottles that haven't been opened for months but none of it matters as i have so many other bottles i have trouble choosing what to wear from.
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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Usually more frequently during the first week. After that it gets fit in whenever its appropriate for mood and/or occasion.
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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Depends on rarity/scarcity/ease of replenishment.

    If it's a vintage with the price potentially soaring before I'm able to back it up, my one bottle gets worn once or twice then sadly becomes a museum piece.

    If it's modern, still in production, or still floods the market, it might see a handful of uses in the first month then semi-regularly thereafter.

    I rarely go on binge wears due to anosmia, but if I do, I'm flush with backups and it's a favorite.
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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Often not for awhile.

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    Always at least once the first week. I’ve worn Beach Hut twice this week. Then it blends in the rotation.

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    I will tend to wear it at least once the first week, and likely more often than anything else during the first 2 months.
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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    I'll wear it a few days in a row. It might even get some extra play during the first 2-3 weeks, and then if anything I almost seem to wear it less than when I just had a sample or decant
    And yet I just had to have a full bottle.
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    1 time, and after that it will have to wait until it passes by alphabettically
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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Usually more frequently during the first week. After that it gets fit in whenever its appropriate for mood and/or occasion.
    That's pretty much my pattern, too.

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Typically, more initially then petering out as it sits in 'rotation'.
    More recently, however, I've tended to one fragrance most days so this isn't so much the case - now I'll aim to put any new purchases to the front of the 'queue', but I've not purchased as much recently.

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Usually quite a bit and then it goes in to my rotation depending on which season it works best in.

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Quote Originally Posted by painted_klown View Post
    Do you just toss it in with the rest of your bottles, and add it to the rotation when the mood strikes?
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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    This is clearly a very subjective question - it will vary from person to person but also according to the type of fragrance.

    If it's an "in your face", very long lasting scent or a powerhouse, such as Antaeus, Musc Ravageur or Interlude, I may not wear it more than once a week.

    If it's something that I'm really taken back by, like I was with Trumper's Eucris EdP and Bleu Parfum both in 2018, I may wear it more often.

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    In most of the cases, fairly equal to the regular average rotation of older scents-though at least during the first days, weeks, even months if the fragrance is really complex, enjoyable and/or exceptional, it might get during this first interval a few extra rounds of test wears/samplings in addition to the average, usual rotation

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Originally Posted by painted_klown

    Do you just toss it in with the rest of your bottles, and add it to the rotation when the mood strikes?


    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Pretty much this for me.

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    I usually start out with 3 or 4 days in a row, then it goes in with the rest of my lovely collection.
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    Yeah, it kind of depends on how good the availability is and also the cost. I burn through my POLO and my Fahrenheit bottles. Others not so much. I may start using my Gucci Guilty Absolute more frequently because I've seen prices start to drop on it.

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    I usually unbox it and then test it off-skin on cotton balls for a day or so until there's a good day to wear it; if not to work (SoTD) then as my SoTE.

    After that it enters my regular rotation and gets used like the rest of my collection. If I'm gaga about it I'll wear it more for a while until the "shine" wears off, but I wont't go out of my way to wear it more than anything else.

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    When I get a new fragrance I wear it almost exclusively the first few days or even a couple of weeks.
    Then how often I wear it depends on how much I like it.However I do not have a big collection and really don't want one.Even though I have quite a bit more,candidly I would be fine with just 4 or 5 fragrances that I really like.

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    Default Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    It just goes right into my rotation. Good chances are I'll wear it the day after it's received. However, I've waited as long as a month to even try it...unless it's from eBay I have to test it at least to make sure it's not a fake.

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    In my case, wearing a new scent for days or weeks on end invariably leads to indifference or even a strong dislike for it later on. So I try to hold my sprays when I like a fragrance a lot, to avoid getting burned out on it.
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    If i had a decant already it will get no special treatment. New bottle from sample, at least once in the first week. Probably at least 3 times that month hopefully.
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    Into my ‘first team’ rotation it will go for the first 2 weeks. Thereafter it’ll have to fight for a spot, same as the rest.
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