Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

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  1. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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

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    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    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.)
     
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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    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.)
     
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    well if his tie has creases I can see why someone would suggest that he change his tie.
     
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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.
     
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    Exactly. Then they argue with you.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!!!
     
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    From the people who brought you Garanimals.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thomas changed his post as I was posting, but here's my answer to the original question, I guess.

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