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    Default How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Because where I live it's sad.

    About a decade ago more people wore scents. Now however, I barely come across a man or woman that's wearing one.

    My guess is that it's 1 in 150 here . Or 0.67 % for that matter.

    Makes me feel out of place lately.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    I think at least half are wearing them, and probably more, maybe up to 75 percent - but you can't really say until you hug random people or stay very close to them, like sitting nearby in a public transport, passing through a narrow corridor or staying in the same elevator, as thankfully not everyone douses themselves in perfumes to leave trails of scent you can smell from afar.
    I meet or pass through fragrant people every day and I like it. I can see that ladies here prefer either dark, sultry and sensual scents (I have smelled Black Orchid more than once) or bright and crisp florals (usually something jasmine or neroli-forward), I also smell a lot of Black Opium and sweet fruity scents from girls and ladies under 25, and I smell a lot of aquatics, ambroxan and woody bases from boys and gentlemen.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    I know two people at my workplace (out of ~110) who wear fragrances. And then I pass by multiple strangers in a train when I commute to\from work. I barely smelled something I enjoyed, though! It's mostly cheap chemical crap from department stores

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Just a guesstimation but I would say about 1 or 2 in ten people.
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    25-30% maybe

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    1 in 15 or 1 in 20
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    At my company, when I was still active, quite a few but mostly my women employees.
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    In my recent experience, maybe 20% of women and tops 10% of men.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    About 60% of the the people I come across seem to be wearing some sort of scent suppressant and/or Laundry Detergent musk. I find it laughable that workplaces profess perfume free environments, however continuously spray suppressants and room deodorizers.
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Thinking of going into town to check out some fragrances today. If I go by public transit, our subway, I might notice a handful at best. At the shops it will shoot up to nearly 100%. While en route I will certainly notice a far greater number of people that need to familiarize themselves with soap and water or fresh clothing. Their presence might be masking the presence of other frag users. When I was working possibly 10% of the staff wore frags. Mostly females. More important though, everyone was clean and presentable. Clients are a whole different & unpleasant storey. Fragrance use is frowned upon more and more where I live yet you never see a fragrance free sign accompanied by one suggesting good hygiene practices should be followed. Common sense is not so common.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Almost none. It's quite a surprise to encounter someone wearing perfume where I live - I'd say maybe 2%, and that number would include me.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    At my company I would say around 25% of the people wear fragrances.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    Almost none. It's quite a surprise to encounter someone wearing perfume where I live - I'd say maybe 2%, and that number would include me.
    Me too! I rarely encounter someone else wearing a fragrance. Maybe I just don't notice anyone else because I smell so good all on my own.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    All of them.

    ...if you include deodorants, shampoo, moisturizers, lotions, hair products, body sprays, laundry detergent, fabric softeners, soaps, cosmetics, etc.
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Since I've moved to the city it has increased from absolute 0. Now, I'd say 3-5 in 100 or so, usually only able to smell them in the morning. I have still never smelled anyone in the afternoon. Maybe about 65 percent woman, 35 percent men.
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    2 or 3
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Absolutely zero, I'm afraid. Everyone here is so fashionably pure and natural, that if you wear anything at all, you're always going to be "that guy".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    Almost none. It's quite a surprise to encounter someone wearing perfume where I live - I'd say maybe 2%, and that number would include me.
    Confirmed, as a fellow Coloradoan.

    It's seriously rare to smell anything other than perhaps a quick whiff of fabric softener or a strong deodorant.
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    None, because I work at a restaurant! Perfume is for down time only! Saves me money actually lol

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdboy48 View Post
    Absolutely zero, I'm afraid. Everyone here is so fashionably pure and natural, that if you wear anything at all, you're always going to be "that guy".
    Maybe it's a western state thing - it's very inhibiting, whatever the reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Confirmed, as a fellow Coloradoan.

    It's seriously rare to smell anything other than perhaps a quick whiff of fabric softener or a strong deodorant.
    Exactly. It doesn't seem to be a rural issue, either, as I've almost never smelled perfume anywhere in the state - even in Denver, where all the large department stores have well stocked fragrance counters.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    All of them.

    ...if you include deodorants, shampoo, moisturizers, lotions, hair products, body sprays, laundry detergent, fabric softeners, soaps, cosmetics, etc.
    Definitely this!
    I suspect most of 'em are dryer sheet scented.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Haven’t the faintest idea, really. I mind my own business; I don’t care enough to go sniffing around people like some bloodhound on crack detection duty. So what if I’m the only well-scented dude around? I can live with that. Why blend in when you can stand out? Now hit me with the spotlight!
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Maybe 1 in 15 on a daily basis but the number is much higher amongst some of my work colleagues from the Middle East. There’s about a 50% chance they will be wearing a fragrance at work that I’ve noticed.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Maybe 1 other person per day. That's at best.
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Hmm, good question. When I take public transportation in the morning, I smell many different fragrances. I'd say a little under half the people I meet wear a scent of some description, women slightly more so than man. Later in the day I am less likely to smell scents on people, probably because most people don't wear heavy scents and/or spray lightly. Interestingly enough, I rarely smell scents on coworkers.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Actually, recently I feel like I've noticed quite a few people seem to be wearing scents. I didn't ask which ones though.
    But, I think that in the last couple of months there have a been quite a few times when someone walked by me in public (or outside somewhere) and I could noticeably smell perfume (or cologne) on them Almost all of them smelled great too! There was at least one where I kind of regretted not asking what it was!

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    I only encounter about 15 or so people during the working day and the majority of them will be wearing fragrance.

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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Too few.
    I remember going to my grandparents home in the 60s and hanging with their friends and every woman who gave me hug, and most of the men, wore fragrance. Now it seems to be rare (excluding shampoos, deodorants, dryer sheets). Maybe 1-2 people daily.

    Incidentally, when I lived in San Francisco I used public transportation a lot and I met a fellow fragrance aficionado on the bus by following the trail of oakmoss in the Diaghilev he was wearing. What a happy chance meeting!
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    Default Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    I encounter may be 2 or 3 a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Confirmed, as a fellow Coloradoan.

    It's seriously rare to smell anything other than perhaps a quick whiff of fabric softener or a strong deodorant.
    This is so true. I’ve never detected anything other than scented body lotion on the occasional female in my office building, and the occasional whiff of Axe on random guys returning from a lunchtime run or workout. I’m a total under sprayer during the work week, and often limit stronger fragrances to a single spritz to my hair.

    I worked in the D.C. area years ago, and smelled fragrance on men and women often throughout the day. A completely different world from Colorado!

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