Post # 1
The other perfume thread got me thinking. So for all ye perfumer wearers…
How do you apply your perfume and how much do you use? Spray some in the air and walk through it, spray on your wrists, neck, clothes, etc?
What about being around other people? Should you leave a perfume trail as you walk by, or should the scent be noticable only if you’re in very close proximity (as in, a hug, or less than a foot away).
Let me know about possibly tweaking the poll if needed!
Post # 3
I’m not sure that those options apply to me. I’m really particular about perfume and the amount that people should wear. I don’t like the overpowering effect. I’m prone to headaches. So I wear light perfumes and I only apply it once on my neck and wrists. I have no idea if it can be detected from near or far, I just know I like it 🙂
Post # 4
@HEB: It should definitely only be noticed by someone hugging me, IMO. I am sensitive to perfumes (most of them just smell like chemicals to me), and I hate it when people wear a lot. I know they think it smells good, but it doesn’t smell good to everyone!
Post # 5
I either spray a cloud of it and then walk into it or I will just dab a little on my wrists, neck and maybe behind my ears.
Post # 6
I’m in the camp of getting headaches from perfumes/strong scents as well.
This is not to step on anyone’s toes. However, occasionally I’ll walk by a woman who makes me hold my breath because she smells so heavily of whatever perfume she’s wearing. I’ve always been curious how that sort applies perfume…like, -spray-spray-spray-spray- up and down their body?
I’m in the camp to simply spray one perfume puff in the air and then let it fall on me. Or, if I don’t do that, gently spray a tiny bit and rub it on my neck.
Post # 7
I feel like there are some that are strong, so I’ll mist a “cloud” to walk through and others are so light, I’ll apply them directly to the insides of my wrists and elbows and rub them together to get them to last a little while.
I think someone would notice if they gave me a hug but I’ve never had someone comment on a scent I’ve worn unless I am that close to them.
Post # 8
I only like a light scent of perfume, so I stick to a spray & walk rule. Spray the air, and walk through it. I think this gives a nice amount w/o being overbearing.
Post # 9
I usually dab a little bit on my wrists and neck. I dont like the overpowering feel either, it makes me lightheaded
Post # 10
I do a half spray each on my wrists and neck.
I am a firm beleiver that if you leave a trail it is too much! People should only be able to smell you if you are in close proximetry!
Post # 11
None of the above. I really dislike any perfume.
Post # 12
If its a true eau de perfume, then just 1 squirt. I’ll give myself a headache with any more, so I can only imagine what other people are thinking. If its lighter, and a cologne, then I can get away with 2 squirts. 🙂
Post # 13
I use a tiny dab on a couple pulse points. Not a spray at all. I don’t think you should be able to smell me unless you’re close enough to kiss me.
A woman that used to live in our building consistently wore so much perfume that you could tell if she was home or not when you walked by her apartment door. (A steel fire door, no less.) An eye watering cloud of her perfume would linger in the hallway and elevator every time she went in or out, and it would take half an hour or so to disperse. (There’s a building wide ventilation system, with ducts and a huge fan. It’s not like there’s no air flow. And still…)
Just between the two of us, me and Mr. E called her “Smelly Girl.”
I don’t want to be someone’s “Smelly Girl.”
Post # 14
For daily body mist I spray two sprays on the middle part of my bra. That way, through out the day I get a little burst of scent; it doesn’t irritate my skin or get on my clothes.
Post # 15
I spray it on my wrist, rub my wrists together and then rub my wrists on my neck. That’s how my mom taught me when I was younger and it just stuck. Sometimes I wonder if anyone can smell it though (I know they can) because I usually can’t smell it on myself!
Post # 16
I either do a single spray “cloud” that I walk through or do a 1/2 spray directly onto my neck.