Saturday Question: Do You Reapply The Same Perfume During The Day?

Not all perfumes are amouages. Well, even not all Amouage perfumes are what they used to be in terms of longevity. So, there is a good chance that perfume you put on in the morning is just a whisper, if that, in the afternoon. And then you face a choice – to reapply it or to go for something else.

Saturday Question on Undina's Looking Glass

Saturday Question #109:

Do You Reapply The Same Perfume During The Day?

If you cannot smell your perfume any longer, do you reapply it? Or do you use that as an opportunity to wear another perfume?

My Answer

When I was going to the office, I would almost always have a decant with me to reapply perfume if it subsided during the day. And then, in the evening, if I stayed at home, I would use that time to test samples.

These days, working from home, I often go scentless for the first part of the day – just because I don’t have time to properly dress up and apply perfume for the morning meetings (without video!). So, whatever I apply later, usually lasts me until the end of the work day without reapplying. After which I would test whatever I want to test. So, even though because of COVID-19 I’m free to use perfumes hajusuuri-style (I still don’t, it’s usually not more than 4 sprays), since I do not reapply the same perfume during the day, the net result is that I use even less of my perfumes.

How about you?

Do You Reapply The Same Perfume During The Day?

39 thoughts on “Saturday Question: Do You Reapply The Same Perfume During The Day?

  1. it depends on how many sprays I apply before I leave the house…if Brigitte style (32 sprays) then no…but if I am modest in application then I will bring the bottle with me to work and re-apply. I also enjoy photographing my bottles and the desk in my office makes for a wonderful background. Plus, I quite often get perfume compliments which allows me to make decants for my fellow co-workers.

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  2. It really depends on whether my original scent is one I have in a travel-friendly format like a decant spray, that I can put in my handbag or briefcase. For most, that’s not the case. So I’ll apply one scent in the morning before I leave for my office, then I usually have a couple of travel sprays with me, and I’ll apply one of those in the afternoon if I want. I don’t have a regular routine, though.

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  3. Good question! I usually only apply in the morning. I wish I could do the Brigitte style of application but I cannot lol. I usually carry Guerlain Cologne Imperiale, or Fleurs de Cedrat, in case I need a pick me up. Those are inoffensive and evaporate quickly-they give me the lovely shot of something and a slight residue. I always love the bottles they’re in, too-gorgeous. I can’t believe they’re not refillable-seems such a waste.

    Hope everyone has a really good weekend. It’s finally not snowing here, but there are still piles of snow in the woods. I might go to the woods for a bit-just to get calm, breathe in some super oxygenated air, and have that lovely experience that happenes in spring-cool fish air and pockets of deep intense sunshine. The contrast makes me happy :)

    Carole

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    • Carole, I have scent devouring skin lol. I’ve been doing Brigitte style spraying for over half a century!! Hooray for no snow….same in my neck of the woods… finally starting to feel like Spring.

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    • We had a couple of colder days, but it’s hard to imagine that it’s still a snow weather somewhere. I hope that at least you can use all that cold time to wear perfumes that are too heavy for warmer months – even if you don’t do it with 8-32 sprays :)

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    • I’m curious if one of your selection criteria for purchasing perfumes is their longevity, or if it just happened that your collection has mostly long-lasting perfumes.

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      • I sample usually before I commit, Undina. Obviously, if the my skin just eats up the fragrance, it doesn’t make much sense to invest in the purchase. There are pleanty of fragrances I’ve passed up for this very reason.

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  4. Depends what I am in the mood for. If I am still “feeling” the one I put on in the morning, I will put it on again if I want to keep smelling that. If I am ready for a change I will put on something else. I usually change up before bed in the evening.

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  5. When I worked I used to apply after I parked the car, just before I got out. Only a couple of sprays. Perfumes are not welcomed in hospitals. I used to keep a light refresher in my drawer which I might apply as a pick me up post lunch.
    Now I’m retired I apply post dressing & that’s it for the day. I’m not a lavish sprayer either. 4 sprays, 5 tops. Wearing scent to bed disturbs my sleep these days so I sleep in the far dry down of whatever I applied that morning

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  6. I tend to still be able to smell whatever I put on that morning (only possible by not wearing the same perfume days in a row), so I don’t usually reapply. However, if I’m at home all day and it’s an eau de toilette that’s mostly gone in a few hours, then I might reapply a couple of times. Gucci Rush is one that I tend to wear only if I’m at home all day and despite its seemingly strong opening of plasticky lactones and peaches, it fades quickly, so it normally gets spritzed 2 or 3 times throughout the day.

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    • Most days of the year I wear another perfume (my most worn perfumes don’t get more than 10 occasions per year, and the majority is worn just once or twice. So, I don’t stop smelling those that require re-applying – they actually wear off :)

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  7. I don’t always shower first thing, as my photography editing doesn’t need me to be presentable 😂 so I often don’t apply until later in the day. I usually bring my bottle/decant downstairs in order to photograph for my IG, so it’s easily available for respraying if needed. During my 365 project, I often let my perfume fade away so I could choose a second scent, but I’m not doing that these days. I usually do samples that I don’t want to wear all day in the morning, before shower, so I can wash them away if needed…

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  8. If the bottle fits into my handbag I’ll bring it with me and spray myself around lunchtime. The longer lasting frags I’ll just give a good hefty spray in the morning before dressing and leave it at that. The bottles don’t always make it back out of the handbag in a timely fashion – today at work I emptied it out while looking for something and my colleague thought there would be no end to the perfume, three bottles, one travel size, one large decant and three sample sizes. So she has given me the job of making her some more samples for when she’s overnighting or travelling, she loved what I made for her before.

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    • I don’t think I’ve ever had more than one FB in my purse, though with a homemade decants I might have accumulated 3-4 with me, just because I would forget to take them out.

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  9. Like Flaconneur, I’ll reapply a few spritzes if I come home late in the afternoon and heading out again for the evening, otherwise I don’t reapply any perfume nor do I test anything else.

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  10. Hey Undina,
    My regular routine is three different perfumes a day.
    When I awake something, then evening something else and just before bedtime something different again.
    I do try to apply different areas so there not too much mixing going on.
    Sometimes a fragrance catches me just right and I’ll respritz the same thing but it’s a rarity.
    Portia x

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  11. I hadn’t thought about it until now, but I find that if it’s a lighter perfume I tend to switch and change. If it’s a heavier scent, which usually means it is cold outside, then I tend to stick with it since I will still have the scent on my skin.

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  12. It depends on my mood, dear Undina. Sometimes I top up with the same one. Other times, I apply something new. As I work from home and my perfumes are always within reach, it’s easy either way.

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