Originally Posted by Mike357
Cathodera, I can't really figure out how to address that comment so I'll just say wow, very assertive...don't think anyone closer to my age group has actually smelled this scent, so I assume the responses are from an older crowd.my friend caught this scent (I had worn it for the last week of school or so) and said it smelled like a woman's perfume or soap...I thought it was an odd comment. Is this what I can expect people to get?
Well, I think you may be operating in a cultural context where there may be some differences in terms of sophistication level and "exposure" to some things between you and some of your friends and classmates.
As was mentioned in another thread, in some parts of the world, vetiver is as ubiquitous and common a fragrance as ketchup is in the world of mainstream US condiments, while in other cultures, it might not be as well known by as large a swath of the mainstream population.
By that, I mean, that it is entirely possible that you might be wearing a scent that many adults who smell you will not recognize.
BUT, you are talking about the Creed Vetiver, which is not really a hard-core one, at least from my perspective, so it's all relative.
I'd be willing to guess that if you looked at the perfume shelf of the friend who made that remark, the contents would not paint a portrait of a young man who gave as much thought to, or had as much interest in, the subject as you do, and by 16, it will not be news to you that any time you become interested in something, and begin to learn things about it, there will definitely be some differences in the way you perceive that subject as opposed to the way your more conventional classmates do.
Ignorance as a point of pride is not an uncommon cultural value among some populations. This is of itself a fascinating and chewy social anthropology tidbit, and a favorite one for lively discussions in various forums that are better venues for it than this one, I guess the best "takeaway" is that you have the opportunity to hone your social skills and develop that coveted ability to be true to yourself but also retain the ability to appreciate others for who they are, if that makes any sense.
And yes, I'm old. I was old when the mountains were young. But way before that, when I was young, I also liked fragrances that most of my friends had never heard of, and yes, they considered me strange, and frankly, they were right.
But it's OK to be strange.