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    Default Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    I'm new to this fragrance thing, and I heard that there are these certain "daytime" and "nighttime" fragrances, and that wearing either one during the wrong time is strictly forbidden by law.

    Why is it illegal to smell fresh at nighttime if you want to?

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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Wear what you want anytime you want.
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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    They say that the piercingly fresh aromas of certain citrus fruits sharpen the senses, make your eyes more open and wakes you up. It is desirable to be wide awake during the day, but during the night? During the night all the rightful citizens should be sleeping soundly in their lavender and vanilla scented bedrooms. It is not advised to mix the day and the night. You don't know what might happen.

    But if it's really becoming illegal to wear citrus scents in the evening, my nights of prowling the streets smelling like grapefruits, lemons or verbenas are going to end soon.
    The good news is, if we end up in the same cell, I might share my citrusy care packages with you.

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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    It’s just a personal preference, especially as it can be cooler at night.
    Nothing to say you can’t wear fresh scents in winter, it’s just that most people don’t get the urge.

    Just avoid drinking them and you should be fine.
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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Yes, it’s illegal. Watch out for the fragrance police. They’ll neutralize you with deep dark orientals and lock you up in a poorly ventilated cell while you repent over your new scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Yes, it’s illegal. Watch out for the fragrance police. They’ll neutralize you with deep dark orientals and lock you up in a poorly ventilated cell while you repent over your new scent.

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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Think of it like having a steak and potatoes for breakfast or pancakes for dinner. Most people don't do it, but there's nothing intrinsically wrong with it.

    Wear what you like when you want.
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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Fragrance police
    Arrest this man
    He's doused in lime
    He buzzes like an orange
    He's like a smashed pomelo.

    Fragrance police
    Arrest this girl
    Her fragrant hairdo
    Is making me feel fresh
    Like I just drank my juice.

    This is what you get
    This is what you get
    This is what you get
    when you wear citrus at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistersurgery View Post
    Think of it like having a steak and potatoes for breakfast or pancakes for dinner. Most people don't do it, but there's nothing intrinsically wrong with it.

    Wear what you like when you want.
    I can actually recommend to people who struggle with concentration during the day, to eat a more high fat diet if theirs is usually high carb. And eat lots of calories in the morning. If I only drink orange juice in the morning I usually loose concentration by lunch-time but if I eat bacon and potato mash it works out just fine, is my experience. Of course high-fat diets MIGHT be a negative to your cardio-vascular health long-term. So maybe try a high-calorie morning meal that isn't high in saturated fat (or high in fructose/sucrose).

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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersurgery View Post
    Think of it like having a steak and potatoes for breakfast or pancakes for dinner. Most people don't do it, but there's nothing intrinsically wrong with it.

    Wear what you like when you want.
    Hashbrowns are potatoes and steak can be had in an omellette. Go with spaghetti for breakfast next time you run with that analogy. haha
    You make a good point though! Pancakes and eggs for dinner is the best!!

    This topic is a popular one here, and there are folks here who live in various climates. So as well as scents giving you olfactory senses of being awake and becoming sleepy, if you live somewhere and you get to experience each season in it's pure form, it's good to have lighter frags during the super humid and hot months, but something warmer and spicier during snow days. So also this can be applied to day/night. Fresh citrus for the day, when it's warm, spicy and warm frags for the cooler evenings....if you live in that type of climate.
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    It goes back to the old vampire legends that citrus is a good way to ward them off along with throwing seeds on your front porch. The Illuminati, being vampires, have pushed the idea that wearing citrus at night is illegal so they can stalk their victims without danger to themselves. Awful really.

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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Some people like to apply times and occasions where it's appropriate to wear a certain type of fragrance. That's why you sometimes see people state that they're selling a certain fragrance because they couldn't find the right time to wear it.

    Me personally, I wear whatever I feel like wearing, at any time. You just have to use a bit of common sense. Don't wear your loudest and most animalic scent to a job interview etc etc.

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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cologne drinker 4711 View Post
    Why is it illegal to smell fresh at nighttime if you want to?
    It's perfectly acceptable IMO.

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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Yes. The Scent Police are coming for you this very second. Lock up your Cool Water and plead no contest.
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    Oh, the horror of being dragged away and then publicly flogged for wearing the wrong fragrance in the wrong season.

    The shame your family will suffer.

    Join the resistance wear whatever you want no matter the weather.
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    Default Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Wear what you want anytime you want.
    ^ This. All day, every day (including all night, every night).
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