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KTT FRAGRANCE THREAD

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FRAGRANCES 101
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SITES & BLOGS
http://fragrantica.com
http://basenotes.com
http://reddit.com/r/fragrance
http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com
http://www.fragrancesoftheworld.com
http://www.nstperfume.com
http://www.cafleurebon.com
http://www.basenotes.net/threads/416244-Aventus-batch-numbers-part-2

EUROPEAN PRICE SEARCH ENGINE (for each respective country)
http://idealo.de
http://idealo.fr
http://idealo.co.uk

DECANTS & SPLITS
http://www.basenotes.net/forums/142-Fragrance-Splits-Board
https://www.reddit.com/r/fragsplits/

(BUDGET) FRAGRANCE LIST
https://goo.gl/rTvo35

EUROPEAN SAMPLE VENDORS
http://skins.nl
http://parfuma.com
http://nose.fr
http://essenza-nobile.de
http://cowparfymeri.se
https://www.scentsamples.uk.com
http://moodscentbar.com/en/
http://ausliebezumduft.de
http://notino.se
http://parfumaria.com
http://perfumelounge.nl

NORTH AMERICAN SAMPLE VENDORS
https://www.scentsplit.com
https://www.fragrancenet.com/boutiques/perfume-samples
https://www.myperfumesamples.com/mps/?utm_source=Typein&utm_medium=index-redirect
www.luckyscent.com
https://www.aedes.com/pages/all-brands
www.surrendertochance.com
http://theperfumedcourt.com
https://www.fragrancex.com/products/perfume_samples.html
https://www.perfumesamplesanddecants.com

FREE SAMPLES
Nordstroms (B&M store)
Sephora (B&M store)

Check the manufacturers website for samples as well.

APPLICATION
Depending on the strength of the cologne, use anywhere from 1 to 5 sprays. Most people go with 2 or 3 sprays. If the strength of the cologne is an 'eau fraiche', you can easily use 3-5, or if the cologne itself is especially light. If the cologne is of perfume strength or is a winter scent, use sparingly. Typically, heavier scents like those should only be sprayed 1 to 2 times.

The frag in question should be sprayed on pulse points, or points on the body where there is a pulse/vein/major artery. Spraying on this point allows the cologne to develop properly due to it being heated by the pulse point. Some claim this is broscience, but it works well for me and many others. Usual pulse points/application spots include the sides of the neck where the carotid artery is, the base of the neck, the back of the neck (more rarely applied here, good for people to smell you after you pass by), the wrists, the inner elbow inserts, and the back of the knees. Experiment with it and see what works for you.

STORAGE:
Ideally, you should store your fragrances in its box if you keep it on a dresser etc. If you keep it in a closet, the box is unnecessary but keep the lid on. Never store it in the bathroom or in direct sunlight. Has to be a cool and dark environment.

INCREASE LONGEVITY
It is very common for people who have been wearing the same perfume for a long time to become desensitized to its smell. This might be your case. Another reason to why perfumes do not last on you could be that your skin is too dry. If that is the case, apply either an unscented body lotion, or one that matches your perfume. You might also spray some on your clothes, but not on light colors, since it might leave a stain. Olfactory fatigue is also a phenomenon common with fragrances, especially Creed Aventus. To prevent this, try to apply the fragrance as far away from your nose as possible.

FRAGRANCE TERMINOLOGY
Split: An event where a host buys a large quantity of a fragrance (usually high end/expensive) and divides it into smaller amounts to make it more affordable for people who don’t necessarily want a large amount.
Decant: To divide up a large quantity of liquid into smaller batches.
Flacon: A large stopper bottle or flask. Usually in reference to the large quantity of a fragrance to be decanted into smaller amounts.
Atomizer: A device uses to convert a liquid into a mist. ie. the sprayer on the top of your bottle.
Notes: The description or breakdown of what is smelled within a fragrance. Broken down into 3 stages: 1. Top note (opening), middle note, base note
Gourmand: A fragrance that contains food-based notes. Colognes/perfumes that taste edible. ie. vanilla, mint, chocolate, coffee, cherry.
Projection: The distance a fragrance travels. How far away can it be detected?
Longevity: How long it lasts
Parfum: (15-30% perfume oil)
EdP: Eau de Parfum (8-15% perfume oil)
EdT: Eau de Toilette (4-10% perfume oil)
EdC: Eau de Cologne (3-5% perfume oil)
Sillage: The trail your fragrance leaves behind.
"Blind buy": To buy a fragrance without sampling it or having no exposure to it. (never recommended)

GREY MARKET
“Why is x fragrance so cheap here, is it fake?”. You have most likely ran into a site that sells grey market merchandise. Sites like FragranceNet, Notino and FragranceX usually sells these. They are 100% original, but the history of the goods can be questioned. They are usually not from the supplier (the brand), instead, they have been bought from another retailer that has had problems selling all of their stock. They buy them at a discount from them, so they can lower their prices and still make a profit when selling to us. They can be a bit older or have dinged up boxes or possibly even stored improperly, but they are 100% original. As usual, if you suspect that the online store is still suspicious, google around or ask in the thread.

''Please use this when asking for recommendations''

Scent Popularity
[ ]Popular scent
[ ]Less popular scent
[ ]Doesn't Matter

Do you want to use it for..
[ ]Daytime
[ ]Nighttime
[ ]Doesn't matter

What season should it be appropriate for (select all that apply)
[ ]Winter
[ ]Spring
[ ]Summer
[ ]Fall

What occasion are you wearing it for
[ ]Signature Day to Day
[ ]Night Out/Bar/Clubbing
[ ]Date
[ ]Upper Class/Special Occasions

Mood/Tone
[ ]Alpha
[ ]Playful/Inviting
[ ]Subtle
[ ]Intimate
[ ]Bold/Daring

How much would you like to spend?
[ ]less than $20
[ ]20-50$
[ ]50-100$
[ ]$100+ CEO'n 10k a day
 

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sovi said:
there is already

and I have

Chanel Blue
Givenchy Gentleman

gonna buy Versace Eros too
Givenchy, I've been thinking of buying. How do you like it ? Is it a fresh clean type of vibe ?
 

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Dave Box said:
Givenchy, I've been thinking of buying. How do you like it ? Is it a fresh clean type of vibe ?
I love Givenchy! Its very durable like Chanel because they are the longest in this game and they know how to make cologne. Smell is very fresh. Something between elegance and leather. If you are going for more boyish-sweet smell then I would recommend Versace Eros.
 

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sovi said:
I love Givenchy! Its very durable like Chanel because they are the longest in this game and they know how to make cologne. Smell is very fresh. Something between elegance and leather. If you are going for some more boyish-sweet smell then I would recommend Versace Eros.
Chanel is my go to cologne. I'm not too informed in the cologne game but I know what I'm looking for. The only other brands that I've tried are D&G- light blue (which was toooo nice) and YSL-l'homme(have to take easy on the trigger and not something I want to wear everyday)

When I buy fragances, it's normally something that I can wear everyday and smells fresh,(not aqua)

That's all I look for honestly.

So Givenchy gentlemen it is then...
 

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So do people usually get the deodorant that goes along with the cologne and wear them together? Cause if you wear your normal deodorant with the cologne I would assume they just clash unless you get un scented.

Don't have cologne yet but I'm buying some soon so jw
 

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Dave Box said:
Chanel is my go to cologne. I'm not too informed in the cologne game but I know what I'm looking for. The only other brands that I've tried are D&G- light blue (which was toooo nice) and YSL-l'homme(have to take easy on the trigger and not something I want to wear everyday)

When I buy fragances, it's normally something that I can wear everyday and smells fresh,(not aqua)

That's all I look for honestly.

So Givenchy gentlemen it is then...
According to what you said Gentleman would be the best fit.

Lord Elm said:
So do people usually get the deodorant that goes along with the cologne and wear them together? Cause if you wear your normal deodorant with the cologne I would assume they just clash unless you get un scented.

Don't have cologne yet but I'm buying some soon so jw
Deodorant wont smell because you put it under your clothes. Cologne on the other hand you put 2 "clicks" on neck and one on hand and it will smell miles away :)
 

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sovi said:
Deodorant wont smell because you put it under your clothes. Cologne on the other hand you put 2 "clicks" on neck and one on hand and it will smell miles away :)
But like people can smell my deodorant when I wear it, don't really think a mix of old spice and givenchy would smell too good lol
 

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But like people can smell my deodorant when I wear it, don't really think a mix of old spice and givenchy would smell too good lol
i wear regular old spices and people never smells it, only cologne
 

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YSL makes the best fragrances man
I tried D&G | Light Blue and didn't like it.

Planning on ordering La Nuit de L'Homme on Monday.
 
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