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post #38746 of 67803
When people find out you're an expert in X, they often say things like "Since you're an expert in X, of course you must know Y." And then when you hesitate about Y, they think you're extremely stupid because you don't even know a basic fact in your area of expertise. The supposed fact Y is really just a common misconception, but you can't convince the non-expert of this.

A: Since you're an expert on perfumes, of course you know the right way to apply them is to spray a mist into the air and then walk through it.
B: Umm
A: What?! You don't even know that?! Hahahahehehe.
B: Uhh, you can't know what's not true.
A: Everyone knows that hahaha!
B: Everyone is wrong.
A: How can you not even know that?! Whoa man, you call yourself an expert?!
post #38747 of 67803
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

When people find out you're an expert in X, they often say things like "Since you're an expert in X, of course you must know Y." And then when you hesitate about Y, they think you're extremely stupid because you don't even know a basic fact in your area of expertise. The supposed fact Y is really just a common misconception, but you can't convince the non-expert of this.
A: Since you're an expert on perfumes, of course you know the right way to apply them is to spray a mist into the air and then walk through it.
B: Umm
A: What?! You don't even know that?! Hahahahehehe.
B: Uhh, you can't know what's not true.
A: Everyone knows that hahaha!
B: Everyone is wrong.
A: How can you not even know that?! Whoa man, you call yourself an expert?!

This same situation arises with clothing relatd inquires all of the time.
post #38748 of 67803
So...what is the correct way to apply perfume?

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post #38749 of 67803
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This same situation arises with clothing relatd inquires all of the time.

Do you have any examples of that? I'm really curious. I've gotten that kind of thing in a variety of areas, but not in clothes. (FWIW, I'm very much an expert on clothes relative to my peers, but I'm not an expert relative to the really good posters in MC.)
post #38750 of 67803
It is usually silly media related inquiries, or some thinking he is helping me out saying I need to tie a windsor knot with no crease or something.
post #38751 of 67803
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

So...what is the correct way to apply perfume?
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The walking through the mist idea works for perfumes that are extremely strong (like Estee Lauder Youth Dew, for example), but most perfumes aren't like Youth Dew! (Tom Ford Black Orchid is a modern perfume that probably works best with the walk-through-the-mist method.) The best way to apply most perfumes is just to spray them directly onto your skin. Different people have different preferences about where on your skin to spray the perfume.
post #38752 of 67803
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

It is usually silly media related inquiries, or some thinking he is helping me out saying I need to tie a windsor knot with no crease or something.

By crease do you mean dimple? I can't imagine why anyone would advise you not to have a dimple. (Nor can I imagine why anyone would advise you to wear a windsor knot, unless you're going to work at ESPN or something.)
post #38753 of 67803
well if his tie has creases I can see why someone would suggest that he change his tie.
post #38754 of 67803
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

So...what is the correct way to apply perfume?
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

The walking through the mist idea works for perfumes that are extremely strong (like Estee Lauder Youth Dew, for example), but most perfumes aren't like Youth Dew! (Tom Ford Black Orchid is a modern perfume that probably works best with the walk-through-the-mist method.) The best way to apply most perfumes is just to spray them directly onto your skin. Different people have different preferences about where on your skin to spray the perfume.

Or you could do what I do and say "it depends". And also "lighter than you might think".

Funny enough, years ago the WSJ had a short blurb about a perfume exec who sprayed her clothes the evening before. Liberally, and I want to say it was Shalimar or one of those monsters. Even now I shudder at the thought.
post #38755 of 67803
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

By crease do you mean dimple? I can't imagine why anyone would advise you not to have a dimple. (Nor can I imagine why anyone would advise you to wear a windsor knot, unless you're going to work at ESPN or something.)

Exactly. Then they argue with you.
post #38756 of 67803
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Or you could do what I do and say "it depends". And also "lighter than you might think".
Funny enough, years ago the WSJ had a short blurb about a perfume exec who sprayed her clothes the evening before. Liberally, and I want to say it was Shalimar or one of those monsters. Even now I shudder at the thought.

My father is bald and he sprays it right on top of his head. Too much, I might add. You can practically see water droplets forming on some of the loose strands up there. I always makes jokes about it to him in jest, but it is a loophole to the truth of the matter.
post #38757 of 67803
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Exactly. Then they argue with you.

I just remembered a clothing-related version that I have heard: "your tie has to pick up one of the colors in your suit or shirt." Goddammit, no it doesn't!!!
post #38758 of 67803
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I just remembered a clothing-related version that I have heard: "your tie has to pick up one of the colors in your suit or shirt." Goddammit, no it doesn't!!!

From the people who brought you Garanimals.
post #38759 of 67803
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

From the people who brought you Garanimals.

Gray or silver tie. I do it often. Or if you want to look like a well dressed pedophile or something wear an all white tie.
post #38760 of 67803
Thomas changed his post as I was posting, but here's my answer to the original question, I guess.

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