A question where (and how much) to apply perfume is regularly raised on blogs and discussion boards. More than once recently while answering this question I thought that I saw myself as Monica (Friends TV show) explaining to Chandler how to satisfy a woman using an improvised chart of a woman’s erogenous zones:
To illustrate what I mean here’s an example of my algorithm (see the chart below: 1 – neck, 2 – décolletage, 3 – wrist, 4 – back of the neck under hair, 5 – hair, 6 – back of a knee, 7 – ankle; R/L – left/right side):
For the office (dependent on the strength of the perfume): 1R–3L or 1R–1L–3L or 1R–1L–2–3L.
For a meeting in a small conference room: 3L–2 or 3L–4, preferably in parfum concentration.
For a weekend day (running errands): 1R–1L–3L–3R, sometimes I add 2 or 4.
For a plane ride or to a concert hall: 3R
For a big party: the full scale from 1 to 7 and back.
What I realized putting that diagram together was that I do not always apply perfume symmetrically: notice that in all combinations for the office it’s always the left wrist – not to transfer perfume to the mouse pad’s hand rest; for the airplane it would be just a right wrist – to smell it myself when I drink something or just bring it to my nose.
I welcome any comments but for this month’s statistics post I’d appreciate your answers to two questions (both about the time when you wear a perfume, not just test it and both are about “more often” and not necessarily “always”):
1) Do you apply perfume symmetrically (e.g. both wrists or décolletage – it’s still symmetrical even though it’s just one spot) or asymmetrically (e.g. just one wrist, one side of the neck or one ankle)? A single asymmetrical point makes the entire application asymmetrical.
2) What is the spot that usually gets the first spray?
Since most of my days I spend at work I apply perfumes asymmetrically and the first spray usually goes to the neck.
Image: my own