Übersicht Perfume Consulting How much is too much?
ScentSlave
ScentSlave
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ScentSlaveScentSlave How much is too much? 12.02.2019, 01:34
Just curious, seems that this is a very opinionated subject (how many shots do you spray) and I was just wondering what you guys think.

P.S. I go with 3-4

Exciter76
Exciter76
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Exciter76Exciter76 14.02.2019, 03:10
I'm a two-spray girl usually, three to four sprays if it's weak.

Anessa
Anessa
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AnessaAnessa 14.02.2019, 10:27
Same here as Exciter Smile
For me, it strongly depends on the kind of fragrance and the circumstances (season, place, time of the day).
An EDC strength in the summer would be sprayed like a body mist about 3-4 times+touching up.
Since I usually do not want my fragrances to project, a moderately 'strong' one (subjective perception) would be worn once, max. twice under clothes.

Concerning your title about how much - if the elevator or public transport is filled with the scent, if I smell someone's trail minutes after the person's gone or has just passed by (no matter in the open air or a room), I would consider this as 'over-spray'.
If I have to sit next to or behind someone at the theatre/cinema/opera whatnot and can't concentrate on the stage because of the scent of this person during the whole performance, I would regard this as a result of over-spraying as well.

Fluxit
Fluxit
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FluxitFluxit 27.02.2019, 15:46
Once. Only ever once.

DorothyGrace
DorothyGrace
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DorothyGraceDorothyGrace 23.06.2019, 20:36
Depends entirely on the perfume.

My Fracas I only spray about half a spray (it's got a good controllable spray head). I think it is the strongest perfume I own.

My Aromatics Elixir one from the old bottle and two from the new (which I only wear around the house as it turns to Marmite on my skin - why?).

My latest acquisition, Vol de Nuit edt, I can spray with gay abandon as it has (I am reliably told) zero projection on me which ties in with my experience of it of only being able to smell it if I stick my nose up close or if I am getting a bit hot under the collar.

I complimented my neighbour the other day on her perfume (which was really very nice) as it was quite noticeable standing three feet from her in the street. Imagine my embarrassment when she said she didn't have any on and it must be her hairspray or soap. Oops.

Djdani
Djdani
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DjdaniDjdani 23.06.2019, 20:53
Normally 2 sprays on the collarbone and one for myself on the wrist Smile

Only the fm Musc ravageur was once to much on my skin

AFreimann
AFreimann
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AFreimannAFreimann 25.06.2019, 12:13
Good morning, folks.
I am a total savage. Just this morning, I doused myself with five - yes, five - sprays of Dior Addict (2014), and this is typical behavior for me.
I can't even admit how many times I'll spray a much lighter fragrance!

DorothyGrace
DorothyGrace
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DorothyGraceDorothyGrace 25.06.2019, 13:00
Actually I hardly ever smell people with too much perfume, excepting the powerful smell of washing powders and soft rinses. So I think a lot of whether something is too much is also what a person is used to smelling. Like my neighbour with hair spray that I thought was strong perfume.

Djdani
Djdani
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DjdaniDjdani 25.06.2019, 19:54
AFreimann wrote:
Good morning, folks.
I am a total savage. Just this morning, I doused myself with five - yes, five - sprays of Dior Addict (2014), and this is typical behavior for me.
I can't even admit how many times I'll spray a much lighter fragrance!


That will change when You do this with niche, like a roja dove or frederic malle Smile

AFreimann
AFreimann
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AFreimannAFreimann 25.06.2019, 20:06
Djdani wrote:
AFreimann wrote:
Good morning, folks.
I am a total savage. Just this morning, I doused myself with five - yes, five - sprays of Dior Addict (2014), and this is typical behavior for me.
I can't even admit how many times I'll spray a much lighter fragrance!


That will change when You do this with niche, like a roja dove or frederic malle Smile


Perhaps; although I own a bottle of Linari Angelo di Fiume and find myself spraying away like a maniac with that one, too Shocked

Exciter76
Exciter76
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Exciter76Exciter76 26.06.2019, 00:25
AFreimann wrote:
Good morning, folks.
I am a total savage. Just this morning, I doused myself with five - yes, five - sprays of Dior Addict (2014), and this is typical behavior for me.
I can't even admit how many times I'll spray a much lighter fragrance!

Hahaha! I had to laugh at "total savage"! I find I spray more liberally when I'm alone. I need my neighbors to know I'm wearing "Incense Rose"!

AFreimann
AFreimann
48 Posts
AFreimannAFreimann 26.06.2019, 00:38
Exciter76 wrote:
AFreimann wrote:
Good morning, folks.
I am a total savage. Just this morning, I doused myself with five - yes, five - sprays of Dior Addict (2014), and this is typical behavior for me.
I can't even admit how many times I'll spray a much lighter fragrance!

Hahaha! I had to laugh at "total savage"! I find I spray more liberally when I'm alone. I need my neighbors to know I'm wearing "Incense Rose"!

That's awesome!!! I'm a homebody and daily create a scent-bubble.
Could be that I need to take a few days off of wearing perfume to refresh the old sniffer? Confused that might be awful, to go without fragrance... even for a brief time.

Trucklady
Trucklady
25 Posts
TruckladyTrucklady 26.06.2019, 21:53
AFreimann wrote:
Good morning, folks.
I am a total savage. Just this morning, I doused myself with five - yes, five - sprays of Dior Addict (2014), and this is typical behavior for me.
I can't even admit how many times I'll spray a much lighter fragrance!


I am with you on this. It does depend on where I am and what I am doing, though. 4 sprays of most scents, one if it is a Francesca Bianchi scent or Bouquet Oud, or upwards of 5 for many others.

My work environment is a smelly one. Burnt clutches, brake pads, diesel and BO in summer. Many perfumes are totally overwhelmed by these environmental smells, so I have to go a bit loud.

At home, I tend to stick to more conservative spray levels.

Demi
Demi
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DemiDemi 13.07.2019, 18:32
Perfume extrait one, edp or edt 2-4

Tabernero
Tabernero
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TaberneroTabernero 19.04.2020, 21:27
Much depends on the intensity of the fragrance.

There are fragrances that with 3 sprays is enough and others with 10 are not.

For me strong fragances 4 sprays.
Medium fragances 6/7
Week fragances +8/9

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