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    Default Tip: for removing scents

    Apart from a hot shower. I found success running warm water + oil makeup remover (non scented if you can find one) and a loofah. If you still smell it, just add some body wash/soap with warm water after using the oil makeup remover.

    The makeup remover tip was given to me by my gf who suggested it after commenting that she can't stand this one scent i was wearing at the time.

    This is particularly useful to me when I'm sampling some heavy fragrances. What comes to mind is Bortiknoff, i think this house inst really my thing except for like Amber Cologne, Musk Cologne and Symphonie de Néroli.


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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Unless you're wearing something extremely gripping on your skin then putting hand sanitizer for a few seconds and then rubbing it off followed by washing the area will get rid of a smell. Only fragrance I've ever had to do that with to my recollection is Acqua di Parma's Ebano. Vile.

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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    If it weren't in such short supply, I'd suggest adding hand sanitizer to the regimen, as alcohol is the solvent used for most oil-based perfumes.

    Ah, I see GWM has beat me to it!

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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    I just usually shower, but if I had to get something off due to a reaction of sorts, soap and water I suppose. Some days I only apply to my shirt. I can just change shirts. If I only applied to my hands, the sanitizer is not a bad idea. If all over, probably just need a fresh shower.
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Alcohol usually works.
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Both makeup remover and alcohol have, apart from regular showers and everyday hygiene, plus dry cleaning/machine washing for clothes, do indeed have this through, even deep cleansing effect

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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Quote Originally Posted by dysect View Post
    Apart from a hot shower.
    This does the trick for me every time.
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Just hot water and soap, at the basin.
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Dawn dishsoap then hand sanitizer is the best ive been able to do. If i just use h sani i can still smell it usually. Some extra strong stuff like Black Aoud just cant be killed.
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Guys.. I never tried using hand sanitizer or iso 90% alcohol to remove scents. This seems pretty darn effective too... today I learned...

    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    Some extra strong stuff like Black Aoud just cant be killed.
    Amen brother.

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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    I shower and scrub with soap and rinse and repeat a few times works quite well and this is with applying to undershirt. Surprises me sometimes how well fragrances still cling to my skin even when not directly applied to my skin.
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    This does the trick for me every time.
    But apart from that? I've never tried. That's just when I go into layer mode.
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Shaving cream in a pressurized can, it's like a foaming cleaner.

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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Quote Originally Posted by maksidrom View Post
    Shaving cream in a pressurized can, it's like a foaming cleaner.
    ......runs to bathroom grabs can of Barbasol.............
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    I had to use sandpaper to remove T Rex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheetah1919 View Post
    I had to use sandpaper to remove T Rex
    Other people use T Rex to remove sandpaper.

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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    We use the formula for removing skunk odor from pets:

    1/3 cup hydrogen peroxide
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    a couple of drops of liquid dish soap

    Mix and use immediately. Scrub skin with it, rinse off, and repeat if necessary.

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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    A shower with soap works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    Other people use T Rex to remove sandpaper.
    In mother russia, T-Rex removes you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dysect View Post
    In mother russia, T-Rex removes you.
    That’s why we try not to make the dino sore.

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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Puzzling thread.
    I just spray something stronger over the scent I don't want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Puzzling thread.
    I just spray something stronger over the scent I don't want.
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    So at any given time, how many scents are you wearing?

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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    When wearing a beastly fragrance, it is sometimes better to spray it on a handkerchief or on your clothes, rather than on your skin.
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    So at any given time, how many scents are you wearing?
    The new one usually wipes out the old one, unless the old one is a powerhouse. Not many powerhouses around nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    This does the trick for me every time.
    Hot showers are what I resort to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Alcohol usually works.

    I found success in this but usually don't resort to this method.
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    Default Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    The new one usually wipes out the old one, unless the old one is a powerhouse. Not many powerhouses around nowadays.
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    Good point actually.




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