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  1. I heard that few people bother to make borei menei b’samim when they open a perfume or cologne or an aftershave lotion bottle. Is there a halachic source for this?

  2. I heard that the beracha is not made when you smell the scent being worn by another person. In fact, a man may not smell perfume being worn by a woman as it is ערוה! Is there a halachic source for this?

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closed as too broad by msh210 Jul 20 '14 at 5:36

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These, IMO, are really two separate questions. You may want to edit the second question out of this one, and ask a new one for that idea. – Shokhet Jul 18 '14 at 23:22
Three, IMO, @Shokhet. – msh210 Jul 20 '14 at 5:37
You're probably right, @msh210 – Shokhet Jul 20 '14 at 13:46
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The answer to number 1 is in orach chaim siman 216 siff 6. Not pashut. Answer to number 2 is in siman 217 siff 4.

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Did you mean not פשוט? – Chiddushei Torah Jul 20 '14 at 17:37
Is not פשוט, going on the answer to number 1 or 2? – Chiddushei Torah Jul 20 '14 at 17:39
Going to number one. And yes I meant not פשוט. I wasn't aware there is a different transliterary option toget confused with. – user6591 Jul 20 '14 at 22:49

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