Originally Posted by Giannino
I personally believe there is no such thing as a 'compliment getter' when it comes to fragrances.
No matter what you're wearing, it's you as person combined with the fragrance you are wearing which garners the compliments.
Example; if you're a serious person who is authoritative and perhaps even slightly unapproachable, it would make no difference if you were wearing the 'best' fragrance in the world, it's highly likely that you wouldn't gain a single compliment
On the other hand, if you're an outgoing person whom people warm to, you are very likely to receive many compliments, no matter what you have on.
What matters most above all else is your personal enjoyment of a fragrance and the memories or associations attached to it.
I think environment must have something to do with it, though. For example, thinking about it I can't recall ever hearing a remark about someone's fragrance, man or woman, at work, in all the years I have been employed (I do get complements on my clothes at work, however, especially lately). I have usually worked in places where most people had private offices, which meant you usually couldn't smell someone unless you were in a meeting, in which case it would be less appropriate to make a comment. Also, people in my work environments generally have used fragrances very discretely, if at all.
I would also guess people would be more likely to complement your fragrance in the south than in the north and in environments where conspicuous fragrance-wearing was more common (e.g., bars and nightclubs). I would guess that places where people come and go a lot or work in an open space would produce more comments than a more sedate environment and also places where people came in close contact with each other, like a restaurant or hair salon.