(Closed) Spin-off: How much perfume to apply? What are your techniques?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How much perfume do you apply and how strong should it be?
    I spray it lightly - like a perfume cloud - and let it fall on me. : (14 votes)
    27 %
    I directly spray multiple body parts. : (17 votes)
    33 %
    People should be able to smell your perfume if they're in close proximity. : (19 votes)
    37 %
    I like my perfume to be easily detected, so there many be a perfume trail. : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @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
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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 # 7
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    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
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I usually dab a little bit on my wrists and neck. I dont like the overpowering feel either, it makes me lightheaded

    Post # 10
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    None of the above.  I really dislike any perfume. 

    Post # 12
    42 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    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
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I either do a single spray “cloud” that I walk through or do a 1/2 spray directly onto my neck.

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