Yesterday, I got a mass of compliments for YSL M7 in a vintage version
Got a compliment on chanel allure edition blanche
Yesterday, I got a mass of compliments for YSL M7 in a vintage version
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with this. I'm not saying she didn't enjoy the coffee. I'm saying, the coffee wasn't what she was really interested in. It served as a way to get closer.
That being said... compliments are nice. She could have just as easily complimented your shirt, or your glasses, right?
I got a very nice random compliment yesterday on Royal Oud while waiting in line at the grocery store. A lovely woman seemed to be standing a bit too close in line - almost weirdly close - and then, I got a nice compliment. Yay.
Current Favorites (not in any particular order)
Hanae Mori HM EDT
Terre d'Hermes Parfum
Tom Ford Extreme
Picked up a bottle of Marquis by Crown Perfumery 13 years ago and got me more compliments than the British Sterling and Brut 33 I used to wear.
From coworker for Creed Windsor.
About 10 hours after application. I was surprised she could even smell it.
I just got a really nice compliment from a female client of mine when I was wearing Montale Black Aoud.. She said it smelled great and was really classy
I was walking with a group of friends and a gust of wind hit us and my female friend next to me says, "Wow, someone smells really good right now." That person? Me. That scent? Ambre 114.
Yesterday I got a rare compliment from a relative wearing Oajan. "My favorite cousin always smells so good" Thought they were talking about someone else, but I was the only other cousin present at the time.
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1 million by paco rabanne when i walk into the room people will stop talking middle of a sentence when the smell hits them and are like omg what are your wear it smells great
I got a compliment this morning in the elevator at my work building. I'm wearing Slumberhouse Baque today.
I'd have to say that fragrances that I have gotten compliments on more recently include:
1. Creed Aventus (sorry, I wish I could say I don't, but I do)
2. Dior Homme (reformulated) - I have been told it is 'intoxicating'
3. Armani Code Ultimate (don't see it on this list very often, but this stuff is nice)
4. Creed Royal Oud
5. Gucci Pour Homme 2
I get a compliment. Tom ford tobacco vanile in the club
Got an enthusiastic compliment on Dior Homme Eau on my first wearing.
Wore MFK Lumiere Noire out with the GF for the first time last night. She was quite enthusiastic about it, whereas she's normally silent if what I'm wearing is only ok.
Bond 9 Bleeker
This insight, though 6 years past, is interesting in that after scanning the pages most (not all) of the frags that get the most female attention are rather feminine in their own right. I'd wager that a woman would be more inclined to comment on something she would wear herself before something that is overtly masculine. This also points to the marketing scheme of delivering frags labeled unisex..........after all you would be forfeiting a larger market if only focused on one gender.
The original Thallium blue and 1 Million. Also, Dior Homme and DHI received high marks with two of my exes, however it (both) seems to be rather polarizing.
Aventus, on me, anyway, doesn't even come close to the compliments I get from the original Thallium. Girls go nuts over it. If I wore fragrances only for the approval of others, I'd probably sell my entire collection and keep Thallium and a small bottle of 1 Million. I wish that Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Andy Warhol Silver Factory and Musc Ravageur would get more love from people around me. Haha. It's all good, though, as I love them myself. But if I want to 'wow' the opposite sex, I look no further than the original Thallium blue, first and foremost.
Oh, oh, oh, and guess what I get more compliments from than anything? And it's not even a cologne/perfume.
Wait for it.
Degree deodorant/antiperspirant! The "everest" scent. I've genuinely received a horde of compliments from it. Way more than I have from Aventus, which is a headscratcher, but hey.
Last edited by TheIceman; 26th January 2014 at 07:52 PM.
I can believe that. Old Spice deodorant really wowed me on a coworker - I was shocked that's what it was.
Thallium is only $10 on the internet. It's a fave for kiosk owners to mark up. I may just have to get a bottle. I don't remember if it was Thallium or Thallium Sport that really smelled good, but I may have to just sniff it in the kiosk and then buy it online. Kiosks will try to mark that one up to $40, and they will deal down to $20, but I think the wholesale price is not much more than alcohol, so there is no way I want to pay more than internet prices.
The moment you've been waiting for is here. Since I did not see the original poster of the tally of total compliments updating his spreadsheet, I decided to tally instead and calculate the compliment rate. I only tallied compliments from females and I did not tally obviously fake or joke Aventus posts. I am posting the top complimented by female fragrances in terms of compliment rate below. I use compliment rate as the actual compliment score instead of total compliments to control for how new the fragrance is (newer releases have less total compliments). Compliment rate is how many times a year a someone posts that they got a compliment on that fragrance. Below is the list of all fragrances with a compliment score of at least a 3.0, these are the highest complimented fragrances.
1. Creed Aventus (78.3)
2. YSL La Nuit de L`Homme (32.5)
3. Bleu de Chanel (21.3)
4. Creed Green Irish Tweed (18.2)
5. Issey Miyake L`eau D`Issey Pour Homme (15.8)
6. Creed Millesime Imperiale (13.3)
7. Terre D`Hermes (12.7)
8. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio (11.6)
9. Dior Homme Intense (10.7)
10. JPG Le Male (10.2)
11. Chanel Allure Homme Sport (10.1)
12. Thierry Mugler A*Men (9.8)
13. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane (9.5)
14. Dior Homme (9)
14. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt (9)
14. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb (9)
17. Versace Pour Homme (8.4)
18. Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur (8.2)
19. YSL Kouros (8.1)
20. YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (8)
21 Creed Silver Mountain Water (7.9)
22. YSL Body Kouros (7.8)
22. Paco Rabanne 1 Million (7.8)
24. Gucci Envy for Men (7.1)
24. Davidoff Cool Water (7.1)
26. Giorgio Armani Code (6.9)
27. Rochas Man (6.8)
28. Chanel Allure Homme (6.3)
29. YSL M7 (6)
30. Dolce & Gababana Pour Homme (5.6)
31. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (5.5)
32. Burberry London for Men (5.4)
32. YSL L`Homme (5.4)
34. Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce (5.3)
34. Montale Black Aoud (5.3)
36. Versace Man Eau Fraiche (5.1)
37. Chanel Platinum Egoiste (4.7)
37. Azzaro Chrome (4.7)
39. Givenchy Pi (4.4)
39. Dior Fahrenheit (4.4)
41. L`Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme (4.2)
41. Versace Dreamer (4.2)
41. Gucci Pour Homme II (4.2)
44. Chanel Antaeus (4.1)
44. Hanae Mori H.M. (4.1)
46. Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris (4)
46. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza (4)
46. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme (4)
49. Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin (3.7)
49. Le Labo Rose 31 (3.7)
49. Diesel Fuel for Life Homme (3.7)
52. Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men (3.6)
53. Juicy Couture Dirty English (3.4)
54. Chanel Egoiste (3.3)
54. Tauer L`air du Desert Marocain (3.3)
54. F by Ferragamo Black (3.3)
57. Creed Bois du Portugal (3.1)
57. Hugo Boss Boss Bottled (3.1)
57. Lalique Encre Noire (3.1)
60. YSL Opium Pour Homme (3)
60. Liz Clairborne Curve for Men (3)
60. Paco Rabanne Black XS (3)
60. Creed Royal Oud (3)
60. Prada Luna Rossa (3)
Last edited by anewtypedude; 27th January 2014 at 07:43 AM.
^^^ wow, nice work. Thanks for taking the time to do that!
Got a compliment today on Tobacco Vanille from a friend. But she compliments everything I wear...except Encre Noire.
Very good work, anewtypedude. I always love statistical data. Like the idea of using a rate instead of absolute numbers, good thinking.
Of course, this data is from self-reporting guys, which leaves room for built-in biases.
It'd be fascinating to see the flip side of this data: what the ladies remember complimenting. I'd bet that there's be a few surprising differences.
Thank you anewtypedude!!!!