Your problem might simply be that it's wrong for you. Things become fashionable, and many people will want them, and certainly those selling it will want many people to buy it. That doesn't necessarily mean many people should.
Others in this thread have talked about wearing fragrance for your own enjoyment. I appreciate that. For myself I don't simply have one reason for owning fragrances. Some I buy because I like the bottles, some because I simply want to own them as they may be linked to a certain memory, some I like to wear at home which smell good to my nose. Some I think smell good on me to others noses. However when I am treating fragrance like an element of my personal style (as opposed to a form of entertainment) I try to make sure it fits my personal style.
I've worn Le Male, Azzaro Chrome, Chrome Legend, GiT, Cool Water, Fierce, ADG, and most other fragrances which are reputed to draw copliments as well as many which were hyped up in a big way on BN or elsewhere. If only to use up a sample or 30ml bottle. However with the exception of a few these scents don't suit me, and for that reason they don't have a positive effect. Sometimes it can be like wearing a particular garment or pair of shoes because it's in fashion even though it clashes horribly with everything else in your wardrobe.
Fragrances I do get complimented on? These vary so widely. So many people see aquatics as safe scents, sure to draw compliments in the right weather, but the only scents with any aquatic note I've worn which have made any sort of impression are Molinard Homme III, Sandflowers (Montale); Annick Goutal's Vetyver and Desire Blue, and only Desire Blue and Sandflowers out of these have ever attracted actual, direct compliments.
Far from Aventus, ADG, or anything else popular. The most complimented fragrances 'of the moment,' for me are La Roue de la Fortune from D&G's anthology series, Azzaro's Jetlag and Molinard's Homme II and Vanille Marine. Hardly a line-up of super-masculine scents. Nor are any of them especially popular or well regarded as compliment getters.
My most complimented scents overall are probably Sables and vintage Givenchy Gentleman, but I've been wearing both for a long time, wear them quite frequently, and both are very strong, distinct scents that people tend to notice, whether for good or ill, and the ill tends to come in fairly equal measures. Particularly with Sables. I'm not telling you to go buy those fragrances. However I am saying that if you want to seem stylish and noticable to the point where people compliment you for it, by way of perfumes, the solution might be a little more complicated than simply buying those fragrances which everyone is saying you should buy. Especially online as you can't really find out about the person submitting the review or making the suggestion. They may be your polar opposite.