How many people truthfully wear fragrances just for themselves?

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    9/17/13 at 7:58pm

    Aficionado said:



    I've noticed that there's a lot of pseudo-frag heads who say "I wear it for myself" yet we are constantly bombarded with questions like "is this a panty dropper?" By the same exact person. I guess everyone has the right to exclaim what they want but why be fake about it? This isn't a rant though, I'm just curious as to how many people truly wear fragrances to appease themselves rather than impress others?

    Me personally, when I was single, I used to wear frags that I thought girls would like but at home or at the gym I wore fragrances for myself. Nowadays (I'm 22), I only wear fragrances for myself (considering my gf is indifferent about them). When I go to school, I drown myself in Ambre Narguile and New Haarlem and clear whole rows in my classes...but you know what, I don't care what they think. It helps me concentrate in class, and makes me feel good throughout the day.
    I wore tobacco vanille once and some good looking girl in the elevator did that "did someone fart" kind of stank face, and I said "smells good in here, huh?" to which she gave me an estranged look, but again, doesn't phase me one bit.
    I enjoy edible gourmands to which many men would be put off wearing in fear of getting ridiculed by surrounding women. I don't get it... If you like what you like, wear it when you feel like it. I know in some situations like a funeral or company party, it's not appropriate to wear certain things if it all but you get my gist.

    Anyhow, interested in hearing some other opinions about this smile.gif

    9/17/13 at 8:03pm

    hednic said:



    I can honestly say I wear fragrances for myself. If others like what I wear, wonderful. However, that is never a concern or reason for wearing a fragrance for me.

    9/17/13 at 8:03pm

    hednic said:



    I can honestly say I wear fragrances for myself. If others like what I wear, wonderful. However, that is never a concern or reason for wearing a fragrance for me.

    9/17/13 at 8:05pm

    Tony T said:



    If I am chilling- nothing on the agenda- cold-rainy-lazy day

    then sure I might sample a few frag's for the delight of it..

    Even in public I usually do at least 6 sprays of whatever and don't think about being ridiculed or negative remarks..

    So majority of the time it is for myself..

    if i'm hanging with the guys I won't wear something loud like 1 million per say

    9/17/13 at 8:09pm

    tonghpafu said:



    I make myself believe I wear it for myself but sometimes when I get bad comments or someone is offended by a scent I'm wearing, I do get a little insecure and feel really bad. So I guess if it was a yes or no answer, I'd have to say no I don't wear it just for myself.

    9/17/13 at 8:12pm

    DanHD said:



    I wear for myself and my wife has to be at least neutral. I try not to offend those around me. Besides that, it's for my enjoyment.

    9/17/13 at 8:22pm

    cwill said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DanHD View Post

    I wear for myself and my wife has to be at least neutral. I try not to offend those around me. Besides that, it's for my enjoyment.

    This is exactly what I was going to say.

    9/17/13 at 8:26pm

    Scentologist said:



    Its almost spiritual. Its a reflection of the inner self. You are projecting that which you felt comfortable to represent your style, your being. When your inner confidence is represented by the choices you've made in grooming, it becomes your identity. This is how you want to be perceived, but is a diffusion from within. Therefore, I wear as an expression of myself and hope it has a positive impact on others, which coincidentally isn't part of my decision process.

    9/17/13 at 8:34pm

    Delicious Scent said:



    I do. However, I'm also mindful of others around me. If the scent is going to smell like cow manure to other people, I won't wear it, because I myself wouldn't want to be in that person's position.

    9/17/13 at 8:35pm

    BRM85282 said:



    I absolutely wear them for myself. I have always been fascinated with scents and fragrances. Of course, I usually take into consideration who I will be around and what events will be happening when selecting a fragrance for the day.

     

    The only other person whose opinion I truly care about is that of my wife. I know better than to wear Guerlain Vetiver when I will be spending a lot of time around her (she once said it smells like vomit...but then again, she was pregnant at the time).

    9/17/13 at 8:56pm

    jblanch1 said:



    I wear them for myself. I don't care much for sillage, I wear fragrances as skin scents. I spray lightly under my shirt, and get whiffs all day long. If someone gets under there, so be it!
    Edited by jblanch1 - 9/17/13 at 9:17pm

    9/17/13 at 9:10pm

    mspa said:



    ... i guess i wear them for myself, but i enjoy a lot if people around act impressed somehow, in a good way, best without commenting it.

    9/17/13 at 9:24pm

    Akahina said:



    Idefinately wear for myself. I could care less what others think. Although a complement is nice I don't seek them out. (Interestingly some scents that people say are stinkers and not safe for work get the most complements.) I had a complaint about Black Oud once; the person said it was too strong. I told them they better move away then and laughed.

    9/17/13 at 9:27pm

    JourneymanDave said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DanHD View Post

    I wear for myself and my wife has to be at least neutral. I try not to offend those around me. Besides that, it's for my enjoyment.

    Intellectually honest and smart :)

     

    I wear for both myself and others.  I consider co-worker, client and GF opinions when I spray before being in the company of those folks.  

     

    I usually spray something different on if I'm home by myself for the evening though, often something that I wouldn't normally wear in others' company, just because I enjoy it.