no, simply no.
This thread is about principles/moral vs. getting compliments.
Would you wear something you don't like to get compliments , because you know it's indeed a very popular fragrance and other people like it, or would you never wear something you don't like.
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no, simply no.
I think what actiasluna is trying to say is, "yes".
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
Depends on who's doing the complimenting. . .
I wear a certain fragrance I don't love because it was a gift from my fiance and he loves it...and I always get nice compliments when wearing it, as it happens. But I'm not so sure it would be the same if I actively loathed a fragrance - I think I'd have to be honest and tell him, but luckily that hasn't happened yet. So my wishy-washy round-about answer is also no.
No, I wouldn't wear anything just for compliments. In fact, I rarely ever get a compliment and if they ask what it is, they wouldn't recognize the name anyway.
I would never wear something I didn't like, just to make others happy, because I couldn't live with it around me. However, I do wear First by Van Cleef & Arpels, which I'm not sure is totally me, because partner and daughter love the smell on my skin. ( I think it's a wonderful fragrance, just feel like a bit of an imposter when I wear it).
Absolutely not! I wear what pleases me and what others think does not matter.
I started a few weeks a quite similar thread, where the main question was a bit different: whether any of us Basenoters would wear anything that does not get any compliments, but still makes her/him fell extremely good, confident, even at the cost of renouncing some of all compliments in doing so.
My answer to this thread's question is: no, since I am convinced that, eventually, the determination to stand up for one's might spark (wishful thinking) some admiration in the end
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The answer is no. I wear fragrance for the love of scents that enhance my life, not the enjoyment and praise others.
I would consider the perfume again... and maybe wear it...very rarely though, in presence of the person who made the complimets. Nothing more.
besides... as somebody said here- it depends on who's making the compliments.
However, I do have to like that specific fragrance even a tiny bit. If I TOTALLY hate it, I wouldn't wear it for all the compliments, no mather from who they are.
Anyway, I usually get most compliments on perfumes that make me feel and be mare joyful. I think people notice more details about you when youre happy and you smile. Doesn't necesarely have so much to do with the smell itself. Nobody will notice or care to compliment a perfume on a bitter, grumpy person.
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No. I simply wouldn't. What if the scent makes me feel like choking but the others like it? I don't wear fragrances to please the others, I wear them to please myself. If I get compliments, great..if people don't like it, I'll still wear it because it makes me feel good.
Blecch, no. If I don't like it, it is not going on my skin.
Having spent good money on a fragrance, I've purchased it to please me. If someone else likes it then that's great, but if they don't then too bad.
Even if I've tried a sample and someone said to me "That smells nice on you", if I didn't personally like it, I certainly wouldn't waste money buying a full bottle, just because someone else thought it smelt good on me. Fragrance to me is a very individual thing.
I've done it before for my girlfriend, but it's really hard. If I hate a smell, it usually starts giving me a headache.
Sell/Trade-- Issey Miyake(Summer '09)~Calvin Klein(One Summer '07 & '09)~Eau De Grey Flannel
Interesting question to ask in this board when it's also full of veteran perfumistas. So the answer is: Never. Nie. Jamais.
Why buy something else that I don't like when what I already have a few stunningly beautiful perfumes that I love that already draws much more compliments than I ever expected?
Last edited by GourmandHomme; 8th April 2010 at 07:34 AM.
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No. I might wear something my partner loves and I don't hate once in a while though.
No. I can't think of any reason for wearing something I dislike.
Last edited by JON RODGERS; 8th April 2010 at 10:12 AM.
Heavens no. I wear perfumes mostly for myself, while trying to be considerate to others nearby (as in no monster tuberose in an enclosed space). But I'd have a hard time wearing something I dislike.
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