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    Default Question On How To Apply Splash Cologne

    This may seem like an obvious or even silly question, however I have heard different techniques on how to apply splash cologne.

    What is the common ways that you are aware of?

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    The old way, for men, was to pour into hand and then apply to body. But that wastes a lot of liquid. More often than not, I transfer to atomizer and spray. If directly from the bottle, I put a finger on the opening, turn the bottle, and apply with finger. You can also apply directly on convenient body parts like inner elbows.

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    I rarely if ever use a splash, but if I do, I do just that - put it in my hand and splash it on both sides of my neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I rarely if ever use a splash, but if I do, I do just that - put it in my hand and splash it on both sides of my neck.

    Do you rub in hands before applying....I would think not, however I have seen in old movies men rub before applying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I rarely if ever use a splash, but if I do, I do just that - put it in my hand and splash it on both sides of my neck.

    Do you rub in hands before applying....I would think not, however I have seen in old movies men rub before applying.

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    Rubbing wastes even more product.

    In the past, I remember hearing debates on whether rubbing would destroy molecules or what not. It doesn't have any effect on that. Just on waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    The old way, for men, was to pour into hand and then apply to body. But that wastes a lot of liquid. More often than not, I transfer to atomizer and spray. If directly from the bottle, I put a finger on the opening, turn the bottle, and apply with finger. You can also apply directly on convenient body parts like inner elbows.

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    Same to methods here, either applying with direct dabs on skin/on fingers or the palm of the hand or decanting in smaller bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zodiak1970 View Post
    Do you rub in hands before applying....I would think not, however I have seen in old movies men rub before applying.
    I don't rub my hands.
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    It's less about rubbing the hands, more about the practicality of holding the bottle in one hand, putting some of the liquid in the other, and then putting the bottle back down. Then you bring the hands together to distribute the juice between both hands so it can be applied to both sides of the face/ neck.

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    Just get an atomizer and spray.
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    My vintage Polo is a splash. So in order not to waste, I dab my fingertip and apply to various areas. Takes forever. With Clubman, Brut, and Old Spice, I just put a good amount in the palm and rub my hands across my neck and chest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Just get an atomizer and spray.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I rarely if ever use a splash, but if I do, I do just that - put it in my hand and splash it on both sides of my neck.
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    Default Re: Question On How To Apply Splash Cologne

    As per general consensus, amount in hands and splash on neck and sometimes back of hands if there's a surplus.

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    Definitely pour into hand and splash. If we're talking about classic colognes, that it is say, which are meant to be applied liberally.

    If you're talking about eau de toilette, you'd be better decanting into an atomiser and spraying imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I rarely if ever use a splash, but if I do, I do just that - put it in my hand and splash it on both sides of my neck.
    Seems to be the easiest way.
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    Default Re: Question On How To Apply Splash Cologne

    I've never owned a splash bottle before or used one before, but is it possible to dab some onto your skin? Does the liquid come out one droplet at a time, or does it pour out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scents And Sense View Post
    Does the liquid come out one droplet at a time, or does it pour out?
    I've experienced both types of Splashes.
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    Default Re: Question On How To Apply Splash Cologne

    Usually you can't tilt into your palm but you have to be quick. It doesn't come out fast but enough to fill your palm before you know it.
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