Originally Posted by change1
Total Stranger: You smell (nice, good, beautiful etc..)
You: fill in the blank...
Well,As insufficient information provided here I take the liberty to dissect this question a bit more deeply.
Lets assume that the complement giver is the opposite sex and as this question is asked in male fragrance discussion, Lets assume its a Female.
Now as we know the complement giver is the Female, Second thing comes to mind is what is her age group?
For sake of convenience, I am dividing them in 3 groups.
1.My age group
2.Younger than my age group
3.Older than my age group.
Now as you can see Your answer should differ for each age group[if you are single and looking...or if you are just looking!!!]
I will not waste my time with a younger or older age group.
[let me clarify that the term "my age group" is a bit loose term indicating your potential girl friend age group or any thing leading to FUN(adult only please!!!!).
So its nothing but very simple thing, outside of which any female will not grab your attention.]
So Lets assume its the girl of your age group and now the game becomes interesting.
Now you need to screen her and take your best guess to see whether she is single/not.
Lets say She is single-no bf accompanying/no ring/no kids----lol...
Lets recollect everything till now I have assumed,
We are dealing with a total stranger, a girl who is pretty and have a potential for some kind of relationship.
Good, now comes the very important thing.
"What is the place?"
If you know its a fun place like bar/club/party- that means she is looking to start a conversation at least.
So you know the place-you know her-you might have guessed correctly her intentions.ITS YOUR GAME NOW.
[lets not go too deep into what occasion it is,whether she is a scholar/high family etc-no spoon feeding for now-everything changes your answer and behaviour accordingly]
Lets go with routine conversation like,
Thanks for the complements, by the way I m Sam[you are taking control of the situation by introducing yourself and at the same time forwarding your hand for a handshake with confidence in your eyes and a little smile on your face]
Mostly she will do the handshake and intro of her too.
Next question could be anything but as this started with perfumes, ask her what is/are her fav perfume/s?
Keep the question open ended.
Well stay smart and confident and keep eye contact with a smile on face and open personality.
As she has approached you, she will definately make her intentions clear whether she is interested in you or just the name of the cologne you are wearing.DON'T MESS UP.
So this was about the some fun places where you have plenty of time to talk.
Now lets think about more usual places like subway train/shopping mall/grocery store etc where you/she might not have enough time.
Plan is to impress her with your answer which should be either smart/witty/with humour.
I can say anything with enough confidence to make her smile/laugh/keep interested etc.
"Thanks,thats my favourite one/you got a nice sense of smell/you got a class/I am sorry I did not take shower today."
Lets wait for her to say something, if she is really interested in your fragrance/you.She might ask the name of your cologne.
Now when you answer, you can ask either she is interested in perfumes/take a guess by asking her about her frag wardrobe/fav ones.
Rest is upto you and your personality and your smartness......once you get a conversation going...you should exchange intro.Keep her interested....everyone is unique....you need to find out the right key....once you get it....play it smart and she will be curious enough to know you and you might get a number/date depending entirely upon your performance.
At work I usually stay professional and I dont play [dirty] unless the stranger pushes for it.
This is a brief synopsis on an incomplete yet commonly asked question.
For the other two groups, unless they really really seem into fragrances- make it short and civilized.
For the same sex-just give any name-who cares.....except for the fragrance lovers.
THANKS FOR READING THIS STUPID HYPOTHETICAL DISSECTION OF A SEEMINGLY STUPID QUESTION......
NO OFFENSE TO ANYONE.