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    Default What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Im a total cologne noob I dont know anything. What I've always done is if I want a cologne to last a long time I spray it on my shirt instead of my skin. What does that do to the scent? I've read before you're not supposed to do that if you want it to smell properly.

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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Heat makes a perfume evaporate faster. So sprayed on clothes, perfumes project much less but last longer. Depending on the perfume, it's possible that clothes will project fewer notes than skin, but overall, I'd say it's more a matter of preference (ie how strong/long lasting you want a perfume to be).

    Also, you need to make sure that the perfume doesn't damage the clothes. Usually they don't, but a few perfumes can stain.

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    That’s all I ever do. Love it. And it’s safer. It can slow progression. It can mute some notes.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Heat makes a perfume evaporate faster. So sprayed on clothes, perfumes project much less but last longer. Depending on the perfume, it's possible that clothes will project fewer notes than skin, but overall, I'd say it's more a matter of preference

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    For me the fragrance becomes dead, i.e. it's not being allowed to interact with your skin and natural oils which makes it unique to you.

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    I usually spray overly synthetic fragrances on clothing (ie Carolina Herrera) and more natural ones go on skin but there are exceptions. After a while it just became instinctive.
    Most citrus-centric fragrances I will usually spray on skin but try to get some on clothing to stretch the longevity a little. Most naturals getting skin time allows them to warm up and pop once they mingle with your own skins oils. Experiment and find what works best for you.

    There is someone that comes to mind that would always smell great no matter what fragrance they would wear and it was ALWAYS on skin but they always exuded a lot of heat.

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    I never put fragrances on skin because anything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body and these fragrances contain many toxic compounds. Clothing is safer. I do great with clothing and don't miss fragrances on skin at all.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Apart from less olfactory fatigue and slightly more projection sensed, perhaps not much else - at least speaking from own experience
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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Spraying on clothes usually last a little longer, due to the evaporation factor on skin.

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    The difference is that the clothes get smelly instead of you.

    JK. Fragrances develop differently on fabric and on skin. You will notice this clearly when you’ll gonna like a fragrance on a tester strip and then, when you try it on your skin you’ll notice it smells way different.
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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Fabric can't get cancer. Re smell, it will react slightly less to body heat?

    I used to spray on skin only, convinced that it doesn't smell quite right on clothing, but changed my mind lately.

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    I feel like a scent doesn't go through it's many levels like it should if you wear it on clothing. Just my experience though. Could be different for most.
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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Skin and clothing together works best for me. If I apply on skin only, it’s a more casual experience / less immersing.

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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    I never put fragrances on skin because anything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body and these fragrances contain many toxic compounds. Clothing is safer. I do great with clothing and don't miss fragrances on skin at all.
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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crema View Post
    Im a total cologne noob I dont know anything. What I've always done is if I want a cologne to last a long time I spray it on my shirt instead of my skin. What does that do to the scent? I've read before you're not supposed to do that if you want it to smell properly.
    Wear it anywhere. On clothing it usually smells best on natural fabrics.
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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Everyone has their own approach so feel free to do what works for you Crema! I personally noticed that I was starting to develop skin sensitivity on my chest where I was spraying perfumes so I had to switch to clothing. I still use my arms to test fragrances but when I am wearing from a spray option I always use clothes. Bonus, the scent also lasts longer.

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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    I feel like a scent doesn't go through it's many levels like it should if you wear it on clothing. Just my experience though. Could be different for most.
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    here is my take on it and it is approaching it at a different angle. The fragrances I don't like, the ones I will not wear. I put a few sprays on towels that I don't use. Maybe, I will spray some on clothes hanging in the back room too.
    I don't have a problem with that. This gives the room a nice fragrance. I avoid wearing the ones I don't like but I am utilizing the fragrance as an air freshener.
    The question is how much should we use on our skin? That answer is different for every each one of us. : ) and it depends on the fragrance absolutely.
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    Default Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    I never put fragrances on skin because anything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body and these fragrances contain many toxic compounds. Clothing is safer. I do great with clothing and don't miss fragrances on skin at all.
    Same here. But not because of toxic compounds, but because all fragrances smell better to me when put on clothing. Maybe it got something to do with my skin..




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