imagining_that Posted August 10, 2011 Share Posted August 10, 2011 Greetings, all! I'm a bit late with this message, but every time that I sit down to post, I find myself lost in a world of wondrous research and rabbit trails to follow. I've tried to find the answers, but so far they haven't quite answered 'my' questions. And so, I reach out here with (what likely sounds like a line of redundant questioning) 'things I still don't get'. But first, hi! I'm a fairly new phero user, having started my journey over at 'that other site'. Are we allowed to mention other names? I know that on 'that' forum, it is heartily discouraged...and I don't want to break protocol my first time out of the gate. In any case, I have been using the socials for a couple of months...and find that I am one of those rare few that actually LIKES (a lot!) the smell of neroli-in-alchohol :-) I really don't like anything that smells like food, especially 'sweet', 'sugary' smells (and NOT vanilla!! The real bean? Yes. Anything that is not the real bean? NOOoooo). So. About 2 weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to try cops (I'm 43 and have been on steady-state b/c for years). I spent days searching the net for purchased EoW (alcohol) and PCC. The PCC seems to be useless, I can barely smell it, and nothing different in the world around me whether I go for one 'stripe' or 6. As for EoW. Well. Oh, it's bad. Overpowering. I'm a bit hesitant to wear heavy cover scents, because (at least out here in this part of CA), fragrance-wearing is often taboo as there are so many very delicate olfactories that get distressed from a bit of scent visited upon their worlds. BUT...I like scent. What a quandary I find myself in. How do I learn to use these cops (and other pheros) and cover the horror that is the EoW smell without being that old cotton-haired 'cologne lady' that makes us giggle in the supermarket as she floats by on her dense cloud of Avon 'parfum'? Basically, I'd like to know what I'm doing wrong. I bought 'cologne strength' neroli alchohol (Love it! :-) ) . I sit about naked for 15-20 minutes after dabbing the EoW on, then spraying on the neroli. Still smell it. Get nervous because if I don't fix it quick, I'll be late for work...find old bottle of opium and spray that. OVERPOWER. Dress, run to work, hope not to sicken anyone (I know, not for work...but I'm learning by doing right now, and there are real-live humans to watch for reactions). 2 hours later, I can smell 'something', and I'm not 'loving' it. I've also tried using some roll-on oils that someone left here (lotus/tulip oil and something about the moon). They smell strong, but I can still detect 'yuck' lurking under the edges. The first day I tried on the sides of my neck (1 drop each) and one in cleavage. Spoke to Mara to deal with bungled order and got the good advice to use on torso, NOT near face/head. Still...nothing (but weird smell). By nothing, I'm referring to a hit. Not an overt one from the men, not a 'hey, what's that?' look in their eyes, not so much as a shift of the gaze from any of the women old or young...nada. Tried it at the store and nothing. Even wore some to a boy scout ceremony/barbecue...absolutely nothing. So I'm clearly doing something wrong. Any ideas? My order from LP should arrive soon-ish, at which time I'll experiment with the already fragranced cops and pheros that I've ordered. In the meantime, however, the researcher in me really wants to learn to work with what I have. I have more questions, but realized that with my lightening fast fingertips...I've possibly overwhelmed already. Good to meet all y'all and thanks for any hand-holding (even if accompanied by surreptitious eye rolling), guiding and answering that you'd like to offer!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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