Originally Posted by zztopp
As has been discussed on this forum before, people who arent as much into fragrances as BN'ers are normally cannot discern the finer nuances of many complex fragrances that we seek and talk about.
A friend tried my decant of Czech&Speake no.88 today and said "meh, smells ok." He actually prefers the cleaner, simpler smelling concoctions of Hugo Boss and CK over no.88.
Did his comment diminish my appreciation for no.88? No. Its his opinion and I hold steady to mine.
How muc of good
does this kinda reactions do to niche stuff?
If your allready somewhat beyond the normal "I wear them to smell nice" people, then you just wear your fragrances as a work of arts and not just to smell really nice to people, wouldnt this kinda comment just make them ewen more high valued? Because now you dont care what people think, you know
its unique and has class. So the fact that they dont understand them, makes them ewen more unique. And if someone knows what they are, they are propably a BNoter them self.
On another hand, if you just wear them to be classy and to stand out deliberatly, then if someone compares your niche to mass marketed frag, I can see why someone would be "offended".
Because it might feel like your just like the rest of the public, difference is, you spend 3times more on a frag than them, and you still dont get any "unique feedback" so to speak.