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    Question Would you wear something you don't like if it gets you compliments?

    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.

    discuss!
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    no, simply no.
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    I think what actiasluna is trying to say is, "yes".

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    I think what actiasluna is trying to say is, "yes".
    Ah... you speak female?

    Actually in this case I do mean no.

    :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    I think what actiasluna is trying to say is, "yes".
    "No" means just that: "No."

    My answer to the question is "No, I would not wear a scent just to get comments."
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    "No" means just that: "No."

    My answer to the question is "No, I would not wear a scent just to get comments."
    Exactly right.

    On the other hand, I would wear a scent I LOVE and others hate, to make a statement.
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    Default Re: Would you wear something you don't like if it gets you compliments?

    Depends on who's doing the complimenting. . .

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    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.
    Or they would say "Oh... yes... I think I remember that name..." and try not to appear confused.
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    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).

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    Default Re: Would you wear something you don't like if it gets you compliments?

    Quote Originally Posted by actiasluna View Post
    no, simply no.
    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    I think what actiasluna is trying to say is, "yes".
    AAAhahaha, that is the funniest I've read in ages ...


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    Absolutely not! I wear what pleases me and what others think does not matter.

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    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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    Default Re: Would you wear something you don't like if it gets you compliments?

    No.
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    Default Re: Would you wear something you don't like if it gets you compliments?

    The answer is no. I wear fragrance for the love of scents that enhance my life, not the enjoyment and praise others.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    I think what actiasluna is trying to say is, "yes".
    Ah, Boosh, when a woman says no, she means it.

    It is simple for me, I wear fragrance to please myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    I think what actiasluna is trying to say is, "yes".
    Ah, Boosh, when a woman says no, she means it.

    It is simple for me, I wear fragrance to please myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    AAAhahaha, that is the funniest I've read in ages ...

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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.

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    Blecch, no. If I don't like it, it is not going on my skin.

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    No chance.
    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.

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    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.
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    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by actiasluna View Post
    Ah... you speak female?

    Actually in this case I do mean no.

    :-)
    does no really mean no? or does that actually mean yes? lol

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    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?
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    No. I might wear something my partner loves and I don't hate once in a while though.

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    No. I can't think of any reason for wearing something I dislike.
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    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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    Never ever.
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    It's hard for me to wear something that I dislike. However I do make several attempts before writing off a fragrance. If during these trials, I get complimented consistently, I'd try harder to see if there is something I am missing in the perfume. Eventually, if I still don't like it, I would not wear it.

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    A big NO , i wear perfumes exclusive for my own pleasure . No matter how much a love or appreciate others i wont wear a perfume just to please them .
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    NO!

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    Not a chance.

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    A no from me. I am another whose doesn't care what other people think of what I am wearing. If I get a compliment its usually a surprise to me. Don't even think about getting a compliment. Now I have never had someone say, you smell vile.
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    I probably would but not for compliments. Compliments are overrated.

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    Not only no, hell NO. There just isn't enough skin time to waste on frags that I personally don't like.

    Besides, I wear scents for me and me alone. I cannot imagine trying to tolerate something I despised, it would ruin the occasion.

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    No way.

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    No, if i dont like ,I dont wear, even if its a present. In the contrary, if i love a perfume that my partner doesn't , i don't wear it when i am with him-or i change partnerI dont know for good or bad, my husband has almost anosmia so ,since married and ... faithful, I wear whatever i enjoy,no matter the compliments(who is expected to compliment my beloved BANDIT?)Only my kids count for me, they often go to my bedroom and smell my pillow...Only my youngest daughter hates MITSUKO...In her age(7) maybe i would hate it too.

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    Default Re: Would you wear something you don't like if it gets you compliments?

    I would never wear something I don't like.
    Hypothetically, IF someone close to me told me they hated a particular scent I enjoyed, I would make an effort to wear another scent around them, but that is as far as it would go. Anyone else would just have to endure my smelliness for the duration

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