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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I should have been clearer about projection. That's a sort of technical term that I didn't define, and it looks like I may have given you the wrong impression. Projection is a property of the fragrance, not the sprayer. Greater projection just means you can smell it from farther away.

NY Oud has very, very big projection, so I would be conservative in applying it.

There are lots of opinions about where best to apply the fragrance. I put mine on my wrists and a little on my neck.

That makes a lot of sense. Thank you again! I usually wear this sparingly
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

That makes a lot of sense. Thank you again! I usually wear this sparingly

remember, you can always add more, but taking away requires a shower.
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Pre-shower: Bois Rouge
SOTD: The mighty MKK
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

You want to keep your fragrances away from heat, humidity, and light. It sounds like your dresser would be a fine place to put them.

There really isn't a rule of thumb on how much to apply. Different fragrances have different projections, even when they are in the same concentration (parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, etc.) For example, Tom Ford Black Orchid (an edp) has massive projection; with two sprays, people will smell you from a distance. On the other hand, Volutes (just to take an example that came to my mind) is also an edp and doesn't project much at all. You'd want more sprays of that than you'd want of Black Orchid.

One important thing to remember is that you will become somewhat anosmic to your own scent. (That is, you'll stop smelling it after a while.) And so you might end up applying more and more so that you can smell it. If you do that, you'll end up projecting a lot more than you realize.

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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I should have been clearer about projection. That's a sort of technical term that I didn't define, and it looks like I may have given you the wrong impression. Projection is a property of the fragrance, not the sprayer. Greater projection just means you can smell it from farther away.

NY Oud has very, very big projection, so I would be conservative in applying it.

There are lots of opinions about where best to apply the fragrance. I put mine on my wrists and a little on my neck.

L'inc, thanks for these thoughtful explanations; I enjoy your succinct writing style.

Today: Vintage Tabac Blond. Why oh why do I have to fall in love with discontinued and difficult to obtain fragrances? There is a "nuttiness" here that vintage Vol de Nuit shares. I love it; I wonder what it is...

The only drawback seems to be a small amount of irritation on my skin, but I definitely don't mind the tradeoff.
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SOTD: Guerlain Cologne Du 68
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CdG2
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Today: Avignon.
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S-ex today.
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Originally Posted by Homme View Post

S-ex today.


Never tried that one.
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Gold Man
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Byredo marvelous man. Had a sample from Barney's. Has anyone else tried it?
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SOTD: Vintage Équipage. A bit heavier that the reformulation, with a slightly more animalic opening (I got a little aromatic sweaty note...) Very nice, although I like the pared-down modern version as well.
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Pre-shower: Yvresse. My opinion of this has been exactly the same since the time I first tried it. I see why it was originally called Champagne, but it smells cheap to me.

SOTD: Parure
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SOTD: A Taste of Heaven
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SOTD: Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris 

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