I sometimes compliment guys for how they smell(I usually never compliment people)... But to answer your question... I find scents more intimate than clothing. For instance nobody will crave somebody else because they wear a jacket, but a scent might turn someone else on. For instance, I have a crush on L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme by Issey Miyake and it makes me feel desire in a way, when I smell it. Most people are self-conscious about their sexuality and won't admit what they desire, even if they have loose morals(like most people in the society today, sadly).
Very interesting post. If I smell a scent I like, I would almost always say something. I've also had friends comment on mine. But this is usually always between friends and not complete strangers.
Currently hooked on: Gucci Envy, Armani Code and L'eau ST Dupont