(Closed) Fragrance radius NWR

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Ideal fragrance radius?
    Your scent should announce your arrival before you do : (0 votes)
    As soon as I walk into a room : (1 votes)
    1 %
    People having a casual conversation with me can smell my perfume : (45 votes)
    54 %
    Perfume should only be detected with nose directly on skin or clothes : (26 votes)
    31 %
    Unless I'm a bloodhound, I don't want to smell your perfume under any circumstances : (11 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 2
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    4578 posts
    Honey bee

    I should really hope that someone couldn’t smell perfume without getting close to me numerous hours after I have sprayed it.  Scent dissipating after that period of time is normal.

    I was always taught that the ideal sillage was when someone had to be fairly close to notice – it should be something to be discovered, not announced.  If I’m standing a couple feet away, that’s ok (though I voted “only be detected with nose directly on skin or clothes”), but I shouldn’t be able to smell you before I see you, nor should I be able to smell you long after you’ve gone away.  Also, I think people wearing perfume become too accustomed to the scent and overcompensate, which makes for a miserable experience for everyone else.  I have a coworker who must practically bathe in it because I can smell her perfume VERY strongly in the elevator and hallway anywhere from 30-60 minutes after she has walked through and it’s gag-inducing.  I think it’s presumptuous to assume everyone else likes that smell and wants to smell it if you wear it to levels that people can smell you from a fair distance.

    Post # 3
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    2005 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I am very sensitive to smells. Ranging from my allergies act up to full blown  migraine. I honestly do not want to smell you unless I hug you, am standing very close. 

    Post # 4
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    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    I voted for conversation distance,  though I think ideally it won’t be smelled unless we are standing quite close, so “personal space” distance?  I’ve always used one or two sprays to my wrist, then run my wrists together and then rub my wrists behind my ears. I’ve never gotten comments about smelling too strongly, but occasionally get comments about smelling good. I think that’s the perfect happy medium.

    Post # 5
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    555 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t think you are supposed to smell it even if you have a casual conversation, although that is the one I chose. It comes closest to what I would consider appropriate which is to detect perfume only if you hug someone or kiss them on the cheek, but not necessarily dig your nose into the clothes of the other person 😉

    Post # 7
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    3223 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I have a severely bad reaction to many perfumes (can’t breathe, had to have an ambulance a couple months ago because of someone with a smell that lingered after they left the business next door to my work) and I am really not alone in that. So I say nose-to-skin is the right distance! Even if someone else isn’t so sensitive they have severe medical distress, it isn’t kind to leave anyone with a headache, hives, or stuffy nose.

    i totally get how awesome perfume can be and I have a few I love myself – but I tend to wear them more around myself where I know I am less likely to impact other people!

    Post # 8
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    3686 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    If someone not close enough to hug you can smell your perfume, you’re wearing too much.

    Post # 9
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    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    99% of all fragrances cause me horrific migraines and/or breathing issues, so I don’t want to smell anyone’s perfume or cologne if I can help it. Dab a small drop behind your ears or on your wrists if you must so it causes less impact on those with allergies, but I think those who practically drench themselves in it are being rude and thoughtless to those around them. 

    Post # 10
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you should only smell it if you are close enough to hug someone.

    Post # 11
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    893 posts
    Busy bee

    I agree with the “close enough to hug”.  perfume gives me headaches and makes me feel nauseous. I can’t stand it. 

    Post # 12
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    12225 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Many are allergic to perfume. IMO you should wear it only when you aren’t going to be in a situation where others are forced to be in your close proximity, for example work, airplane, movies, train etc. 

    Post # 13
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    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I agree with “hugging distance”. 

    Post # 14
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    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I get migraines and I’m extremely sensitive to scents. Especially perfumes which tend to set me off. I agree hugging distance is good. I should be able to stand across from you and not smell it but if i was getting more intimate it would be nice. 

    Post # 15
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    9506 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Also agree with hugging distance. I don’t want to smell your perfume just having a conversation at the office. Shit gives me a horrible headache.

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