How often do you forget to wear cologne?


Physician, heal thyself
Basenotes Plus
Apr 1, 2019
It really depends on the situation but not often, and certainly less than before I became more actively interested in fragrances. If anything, it's more choosing not to wear something over forgetting.

Not wearing a fragrance day to day is a fairly frequent thing, every week or two. Wearing a fragrance when going somewhere in the evening is something I have chosen to do since my mid teens and not something I'd forget/choose not to do.


always learning--often laughing
Feb 8, 2017
I forgot to wear a wrist watch to church yesterday morning. That's a MAYBE twice a year occurrence. I forget to wear deodorant maybe two or three times a year.

How often do you guys simply forget to wear a SOTD? I can't remember the last time I did that. Which I guess proves that wearing a scent is a high priority for me.
Chuck, I occasionally forget to wear a watch or put on deodorant too every now and then. Cologne--not a chance. ;)


Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
Hardly ever.

And on the very few occasions this does happen (at intervals ranging anywhere between a few times a years to after a few years of continuous SOTD wears alternating daily or twice a day) some either very demanding or stressful situation/occurrence must interfere. Alternatively maybe also a success, an achievement, an accomplishment so unique, that almost any fragrance would seem redundant, inappropriate and/or too informal-however did not experience yet almost any ANY such happy occasion without also wearing or pairing/associating with a celebratory SOTD.

While still theoretically possibly, hardly ever probably to involuntary forgetting to wear any fragrance.


Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Dec 5, 2007


More Cool Than Tough
Basenotes Plus
Jun 12, 2008
I’m in the majority “never” camp if it consists of a 24 hr day. I’ll forget at most..just part of a day. Like Saturday we had a soccer tourney and hurried out the door. I wasn’t wearing anything. But when I got home between games I applied for the rest of the day. I felt naked in the morning


Basenotes Dependent
Aug 9, 2009
Since I joined Basenotes, I've forgotten to put on cologne maybe two or three times.

Many times I have deliberately not worn any, but with this large collection and ongoing interest, it's just not likely I'd forget it.

Not too often I forgot a watch either which is a bit odd since the cell phone has made it's only function redundant and I'm rarely on any sort of tight schedule.

On my way to the car, there is a self pat down- wallet, money, cell phone, watch. In that ritual, I would notice if not wearing a scent.

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