Somebody on one of these threads wrote that they didn’t think verbal compliments meant that much (referring to girls’ interest level) and I kind of think the same thing. I am wondering how many of these compliments people write about are legit, as in "I really like this fragrance," and how many of them fall into the “make this person feel good category.”
I was just reading through the thread on how many sprays people use and it’s not uncommon for people to use upwards of 6 sprays. I know different frags have different strengths, but from what I was reading I get the sense that a lot of people are walking out the door with the olfactory volume on a bit high. When you draw that much attention to yourself of course people are going to say things because it’s in their face. If you’re a decent person, or at least not a total jerk, most people will say nice things, rather than tell you that you stink.
This reminds me of my friend Russ, who always gets compliments on his clothes. I brought up the topic of Russ’s admirers to some of my other friends and they were like, “yeah wouldn’t you want it if you spent $70 on a shirt every time you went out.” So when they compliment Russ its more to stroke his insecurities than taking a real liking to his clothes. I’m sure the same thing goes on when people wear a lot of fragrance and go around talking about fragrance to everyone. People are just going to tell them that they smell nice because it will make them feel good. This is kind of like when a girl changes her hairstyle. You always compliment the new look, even if she just hacked her hair into a mullet and looks like she just got off of the Quiet Riot tour bus.
Don’t give me the “I wear fragrance for myself and don’t care what others think” routine because if nobody cared about what others think compliments would not be such a big topic around here.