Yes, I've gotten similar responses a couple of times, and I tend to go easy applying perfume, so this sort of thing needn't be a response to sheer volume of fragrance. Once when I was wearing Dior Homme a young woman and an older man I was standing near caught wind at about the same time. The man began to tease me and the woman began to praise the perfume; I never had to say anything.
I've also gotten comments when wearing patch-heavy frags like Mazzolari Patchouli and Laura Tonatto Re. Some people seem to be really sensitive to patchouli. And then there are a few perfumes that seem to be purely pleasant to almost everyone. L'Air du Desert Marocain is in this category; it might be a bit much for some people smelled right on the wrist but what it flings out into the room is quite wonderful.
What you say about men and perfumes seems right to me. And I think one of the pleasures of wearing perfume is that it occasionally opens up these conversations that are, explicitly or implicitly, about masculinity and sensuous pleasure. I say let your freak flag fly, brother. We owe it to the rest of our cliche-bedeviled gender to openly take pleasure in this marvelous art form.