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    Default Your Most Compliment Generating Colognes

    I know there are a few colognes I really like but people don't seem to notice (or comment at least) and there are some I like, but not love, that gets a good number of compliments.

    Like, when I was in high school, a few years ago, I had some Abercrombie cologne and girls (high school girls) liked it but I wasn't a big fan of it. On the other hand I really like Burburry London but no one ever really says anything about it.

    And then there is GIT that I love and others also love...

    So good or bad, what are your most compliment generating colognes?
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    M7 by YSL
    Black Aoud by Montale
    Rose 31 by Le Labo
    Terre de Hermes

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    Creed Erolfa
    R&G L' Homme
    Romeo Gigli Sud Est
    Dunhill for Men 1934
    Hugh Parsons Blue
    Bond Riverside Drive
    Good 'ol KC Reaction

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    The only scents that have generated compliments from american people is Aqua Velva (5) and Givenchy BLue Label (2). I guess the people I hang with are not very open in that aspect.
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    I will agree with lighninrod. I get a lot of compliments from Lolita Lempicka. In all honesty I think that most people are not experienced with fragrances. Most people would say "I like curve or Acqua di gio". It seems to me that most people like the usual common scents. Most being citrus smelling without a lot of depth.

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    Carlos Santana for Men

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    Black Aoud, Borneo 1834, and Daim Blond

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    Musc Ravageur
    Tom Ford Black Orchid
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque + Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille
    Hanae Mori
    Paul Smith London
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    For me it's: Voleur de Roses, Sables, and Kouros.

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    Right now, it's also Black Orchid for me. I dared to wear it in the office, expecting "OMG what is that smell?", instead I got a lot of "mmmmmmm who smells nice?!" It's a bit sweet at first, but I love the dry down, and so seems to be the people who smells it on me! :-)
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    Green Irish Tweed.

    Without a doubt.

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    Jaipur Homme
    Musc Ravageur
    Green Irish Tweed
    Black Aoud (!!!)
    Dia
    L'Homme Sage

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    As of recently...

    Creed Himalaya (looks like I will have to add it back to my collection based on overwhelmingly positive reaction)

    Montale Aoud Damascus

    Bond no. 9 Little Italy

    Versace L'homme
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    Nemo - Cacharel
    DK Leaded
    Gucci Nobile
    Helmet Lang (Cologne)

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    Herrera for Men
    Himalaya
    Erofa


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    As always, Green Irish Tweed and also Silver Mountain Water. However, I get more "wowish" compliments with SMW.

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    Rive Gauche Intense
    LV Uomo
    Tova for men
    C&S No88
    Perry Ellis white 360 degrees
    Creed MI
    CDG Vettiveru
    Musc Ravageur
    Santal Noble

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    In no particular order:
    Penhaligon's - Endymion
    Florascent - Vetyver
    YSL - Rive Gauche
    Lalique - Equus
    Annick Goutal - Sables

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    I do not get compliments.
    I guess it's a culture thing.

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    GIT
    Dunhill Edition
    Ungaro III
    Rive Gauche
    Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed

    Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime

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    Jaïpur Homme (Boucheron)
    Un Jardin sur le Nil (Hermès)
    Allure Homme and Égoïste (both Chanel)

    these NEVER fail to get a compliment whenever i use them.

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    Recently, and in no particular order:

    M7
    A*Men
    Silver Mountain Water
    Original Vetiver
    Dior Homme
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    Salvador Dali - Laguna Homme
    Got three compliments in the past few days.

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    I love Marc Jacobs and it has never been complimented on me.

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    no particular order:

    Noir Epices
    Kouros (and Orange Spice, its half-brother)
    Musc Ravageur
    Terre d'Hermes
    Lagerfeld Original
    Bogart pour Homme (Thanks, Thrax and knightowl!)
    Joop! (Gives me headaches, yes, but worth the price for the compliments garnered.)
    That Man
    Montana Parfum d'Homme
    Photo
    L'Eau d'Issey
    Yang
    Bois de Portugal
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    GIT and BdP

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    Creed- Windsor
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    Creed- GIT
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    Chanel Egoiste
    Egyptian Goddess
    Serge Lutens- Arabie
    Frederic Malle- Musc Ravageur
    Acqua di Parma- Mandorlo

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    1. Purple Label
    2. Armani Code Pour Homme
    3. Polo Black and Double Black
    4. Gio Pour Homme
    5. Comme des Garcons Odeur 53 and 71 and CdG 2 EdP
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    Quote Originally Posted by ck__ View Post
    212
    Terre D'Hermes
    Pi/Amen

    I love Marc Jacobs and it has never been complimented on me.
    I think Marc Jacobs is fabulous. I was pretty thrilled when I finally did get a compliment on it. Not bad - as I don't wear it that often.

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    From the ones that I own :

    John Varvatos
    Burberry London
    Aigner Black (Both for Men and for Women)
    YSL L'Homme
    cK BE
    Hugo Boss Selection (!)

    ...are the ones I get complimented on the most.

    I also have gotten TWO compliments each on Dior Homme, Cool Water and Fendi's Life Essence


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    Javagreen:

    Hugo Boss Selection, huh? I just bought a set of that at TJ Maxx. Smells pretty good. I'll wear it soon.

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    In no particular order for me either.

    Polo Green
    Quorum
    Pierre Cardin PM
    Ungaro III
    Aspen
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Javagreen:

    Hugo Boss Selection, huh? I just bought a set of that at TJ Maxx. Smells pretty good. I'll wear it soon.
    Yeah.. I loved it when I tested it on paper and bought it based on that experience.. I still like it, but the only problem I have with it is that it evolves to smell just like any other Hugo Boss cologne out there... (except Baldessarini.. that's in a different league altogether )


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    Quote Originally Posted by javagreen View Post
    Yeah.. I loved it when I tested it on paper and bought it based on that experience.. I still like it, but the only problem I have with it is that it evolves to smell just like any other Hugo Boss cologne out there... (except Baldessarini.. that's in a different league altogether )
    Yes, I had the same experience. The top and even the middle are quite good, but somehow it turns in the end to the too well famous Boss notes. Sorry for that.

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    From my sniff test, it does indeed remind me of both Baldessarini Ambre and Baldessarini. A "soft orange afterglow".

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