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    Cool Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Does anyone use their fragrances for other purposes beyond just applying to yourself?

    I often use my Classic Match Polo to spray my bedroom and in my loft. Gives it a nice strong 'man-cave' smell. lol

    I also use Classic Match or the Old Spice Body Spray aerosol cans to spray inside my car. Not too much, it's goes a long way.

    I've coached baseball for several years and learned to keep a cooler full of ice water and a few ounces of Aqua Velva Ice Blue. Keep several of those rubbery stay cool athletic cloths in there so the players can wrap them on their necks between games or innings. It helps cool them off faster than just using water.
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    Default Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Does anyone use their fragrances for other purposes beyond just applying to yourself?
    Only use them on my body. I occasionally use a home fragrance in the home, but mostly candles in the home.
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    I bought a bottle of Zara Rich Leather to spray my bad before I go to sleep

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    I used to spray on a radiator in my room to 'get the feel ' of a frag.

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    If I'm running low on air freshener, I will occasionally use a cheap fragrance as a room spray after cleaning. Specifically I've kept a $20 bottle of the current version of Le Male for this reason. Works better as a room spray than a fragrance. Smells very clean and gives my place that "barbershop" smell for a few hours.
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    I can't bring myself to use perfumes in any other way than on my person. When I want a nice room or fabric spray, I mix water with an essential oil in a spritzer bottle.

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    I’ve used Hermès bel ami as car freshener for many years. I love it for that purpose, but don’t love it on me

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    l use some of my most comforting fragrances to spray on my bedding. Favourites are Samsara, L'Heure Bleue & Ava Luxe's Nag Champa.
    "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.

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    Not sure if this counts, but i’ve given some unwanted bottles to a big cat sanctuary that I support. They use them to provide enrichment for the cats, as they love the olfactory stimulation offered by various scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Does anyone use their fragrances for other purposes beyond just applying to yourself?

    I often use my Classic Match Polo to spray my bedroom and in my loft. Gives it a nice strong 'man-cave' smell. lol

    I also use Classic Match or the Old Spice Body Spray aerosol cans to spray inside my car. Not too much, it's goes a long way.

    I've coached baseball for several years and learned to keep a cooler full of ice water and a few ounces of Aqua Velva Ice Blue. Keep several of those rubbery stay cool athletic cloths in there so the players can wrap them on their necks between games or innings. It helps cool them off faster than just using water.
    All the time.
    Fragrance is just that: a scent.
    Sure it is going to smell different on skin, just like it will on other surfaces, rooms, etc.
    Like others mentioned, linen, clothing, room, car, and just about anything else I feel like.

    In the winter, I often spray my scarves with Encre Noir, regardless of what other fragrance I am wearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukfalc View Post
    Not sure if this counts, but i’ve given some unwanted bottles to a big cat sanctuary that I support. They use them to provide enrichment for the cats, as they love the olfactory stimulation offered by various scents.
    This is interesting
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    I use some fragrances I like in an essential oil burner instead of, well, essential oil. A couple of sprays before topping it up with water and heating it with the tea light will do the trick.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ifti View Post
    I used to spray on a radiator in my room to 'get the feel ' of a frag.
    Huh, that's a novel idea. I may try it sometime.

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    Sprayed Malik Al Taif on my pillows last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hothamwater View Post
    Sprayed Malik Al Taif on my pillows last night.
    Great idea.

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    I am a voracious reader, so I don't know why this only recently occurred to me (and I have not tried it yet), but why not lightly spay some perfume on the book's endpapers or elsewhere? Older books have their own distinctive smell, but for newer books this seems quite doable. If you're literally going to have your nose in a book ....

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    I do a few of the above and some other ones:

    - spraying on bedding, especially lavender or woody scents

    - spraying on radiators

    - spraying into an oil diffuser with water. Works better with more concentrated perfume. I use Lush perfumes often in this way as they are, I believe, parfum concentration

    - I've sprayed the curtains in my living room with perfume before

    - a few sprays in a hot bath with scentless bubble bath is a great way to relax

    - After a bath or shower, sometimes I'll spray a perfume onto a handful of unscented moisturiser before applying it all over. Also works great with perfume oils (Lush's Inhale is fantastic worn this way) but it's also a good way to wear a powerhouse in close quarters where you want to tone it down. Dior Homme Perfume works a treat like this. It's a good way to layer of course, too.

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    I spray smelling strips. I smell the nozzles. I take pictures of them. I use them for conversation.

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    Adding them to a diffuser is a good one. I haven't thought of that....I'll have to experiment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post


    - a few sprays in a hot bath
    I forgot: I do this too. In particular, I use Encre Noir when I take a relaxing bath at one of my country houses. I keep a bottle on the tub ledge, and seven or eight spays in a large hot tub is lasting vetiver heaven. It shows just how potent this juice is
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    Would never use other than very affordable, inexpensive fragrances for purposes other than just scenting (like an absent character from ''Mike & Molly", only mentioned in the recollections of other character since deceased long before the actual story starts, allegedly used Old Spice for almost any household purpose including but not limited to thinning paint, firing up the grill, as a bug spray substitute for ants/termites etc.)
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    Default Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    I put it on my clothes anyway. I don't put fragrances on my skin.

    I also spray my sheet with something or other quite often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Would never use other than very affordable, inexpensive fragrances for purposes other than just scenting (like an absent character from ''Mike & Molly", only mentioned in the recollections of other character since deceased long before the actual story starts, allegedly used Old Spice for almost any household purpose including but not limited to thinning paint, firing up the grill, as a bug spray substitute for ants/termites etc.)
    lol
    I don't think Old Spice is strong enough to do any of those things. Funny though. Reminds me of me and my buddies use to spray cologne on each other when the other wasn't looking. Either girls perfume or old stuff we hated back then like English Leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    I use some fragrances I like in an essential oil burner instead of, well, essential oil. A couple of sprays before topping it up with water and heating it with the tea light will do the trick.



    Huh, that's a novel idea. I may try it sometime.
    Lol my effort is a crude version of a essential oil burner now I think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post

    - I've sprayed the curtains in my living room with perfume before - ha yes - curtains and meditation mats get wiped for drops of excess frags from decanting


    - After a bath or shower, sometimes I'll spray a perfume onto a handful of unscented moisturiser before applying it all over. Also works great with perfume oils (Lush's Inhale is fantastic worn this way) but it's also a good way to wear a powerhouse in close quarters where you want to tone it down. Dior Homme Perfume works a treat like this. It's a good way to layer of course, too.
    Mmm, sounds good this. interested thinky face emoticon

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    Yup, a few sprays on a hot light bulb.

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    I once used Kouros to get a puke smell out of my car: since then I associate Kouros with puke and strongly dislike it...

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    Yup, a few sprays on a hot light bulb.
    I've read that you are supposed to spray onto an unheated light bulb before you turn it on. Spraying on a hot light bulb could cause it to explode.
    How do you know what a French whorehouse smells like?

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    Let’s face it. Many of us here have wayyyy too much juice to use up in our lifetime.

    I have used, among others, Chanel No.19 as a car fragrance. Blasphemy, I know. Sue me. LOL.

    Endymion on pillows? Check.

    Siberian Musk on a prayer/meditation mat? Check. 2 sprays lasted weeks.

    Mitsouko on curtains? Check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilpha View Post
    I've read that you are supposed to spray onto an unheated light bulb before you turn it on. Spraying on a hot light bulb could cause it to explode.
    But the explosion will smell sooooo good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    But the explosion will smell sooooo good.
    LOL

    To be followed by the lovely smokiness of house burning down.
    How do you know what a French whorehouse smells like?




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