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    Default Re: I NEVER Get Complimented on ANY Cologne. :( Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sillage Enthusiast View Post
    I remember a guy in college back in the early 90's. We were in the same dorm room that evening and I detected STRONG, OVERWHELMING sillage on him. (I'd really like to know now how many sprays he used.) I didn't recognize the scent at the time so I asked him what cologne he was wearing. His answer? Drakkar.

    lol, of course. Makes perfect sense.
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    Boring scary pants ... you cry about nobody compliments you,
    but when somebody actually smells so ppl notice, you tease
    him about it's too much! It's never too much, honey, well,
    there is a big diference between 1 spray, to 4 sprays, to a
    killer 20+ sprays!

    And I mean this in the nicest way, of course!

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    Boring scary pants
    lol...this reminds me of a Family Guy episode
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    I mainly wear perfume for myself. The only time I may "want" a compliment is when I'm with a young man I'm interested in. Currently, men love Alien on me. So, that's what I wear when I go out with a guy for the 1st time. I am a very heavy sprayer. I have only had one person to tell me that I had on too much and that was when I was wearing Creed's Fleurissimo(sp). It was a bit much lol. I don't spray as much with that one anymore lol. I do get complimented often though. I get the most compliments from Alien, So In Love, and Coromandel. For those that know me, I get the "she always smells good" comment. I will admit that I like to get compliments, but it wouldn't bother me if I didn't. As long as I can smell it and it smells good to me and on me, then I'm good.
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    ^ Good article on frag longevity too diva. I've been using your application tips.

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    Why do you call yourself Ruth Snashall, Geikamir?! Don't be embarrest!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Divatologist View Post
    I am a very heavy sprayer - I do get complimented often though.
    See, guys! I told you so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post


    Why do you call yourself Ruth Snashall, Geikamir?! Don't be embarrest!

    LOL! How'd you know?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geikamir View Post
    The same also goes for someone that appears to be intimidating. Is the average person likely to walk up to someone that looks like a biker, body guard, or former prison inmate and just small talk and compliment them? Doubtful. If you have the appearance of being "hard" or "badass" you are practically never going to get someone telling you that "you smell good", lol.
    How true. People tell me I look like I belong in the Velvet Underground (I like black and I wear large shades). Not conducive to spontaneous discussions about how great I smell.
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    Default Re: I NEVER Get Complimented on ANY Cologne. :( Help!

    I would suggest that genuine compliments of any kind are all too rare in these United States. Between the antiseptic American ideal of presentability and the deeply ensconced notion of personal space--alas, no besitos or abrazos--everything seems to like a lawsuit waiting to happen (I'm look at you, Motown). My remedy for this is to radiate warmth, as opposed to being merely civil, in my dealings with others. Give, and ye shall receive...or something like that.

    On the infrequent occasions I smell something I really like on a woman, I take care to compliment her good taste. I found myself alone in an elevator with an attractive lady wearing Aromatics Elixir one evening last week. Since I recognized it, I complimented her choice of perfume and the fact that she wore it well. I tell you, the smile on that woman's face could have lit a city block.

    As ChickenFreak suggested, the concern that complimenting a guy on his scent could be misconstrued as interest of a deeper nature often likely outweighs the desire to say something nice to someone at all. And since guys will use all sorts of lame excuses to scam on chicks, I don't begrudge women their ladylike silence.

    Besides, I tend to assume that the nexus of my discerning taste in fragrances with my exceptionally masculine natural scent is what leaves them speechless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Boring scary pants ... you cry about nobody compliments you,
    but when somebody actually smells so ppl notice, you tease
    him about it's too much! It's never too much, honey, well,
    there is a big diference between 1 spray, to 4 sprays, to a
    killer 20+ sprays!

    And I mean this in the nicest way, of course!
    You have to understand that his Drakkar Noir (an eau de toilette that I like) assaulted me! I can't imagine a date sitting close to him when I could smell him across the room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Thousands of dollars down the line, and the first compliment I receive in years is on a day I'm wearing nothing, bar a two-dollar scented hair wax.

    Moral of the story? Wear fragrance for your own enjoyment, and develop other elements of your personality if you want compliments.
    Brilliantly put.

    I tend to compliment people on their smell to make them smile and feel better, and it seems to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoavio View Post
    ^ Good article on frag longevity too diva. I've been using your application tips.

    Thanks for taking the time to read it. I hope that my tips have helped you enjoy wearing cologne even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sillage Enthusiast View Post
    You have to understand that his Drakkar Noir (an eau de toilette that I like) assaulted me! I can't imagine a date sitting close to him when I could smell him across the room!
    Yeah, Drakka Noir is vile issen't it? ... no offence anybody!

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    I am a heavy sprayer too, my skin eats up frags. I rarely get compliments, but when I do it is usually when I have hugged someone.

    I hardly ever give compliments and so I agree with what others have said; I think that I should be more generous with my own genuine nice comments when I notice something that I like on other peeps.

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    I agree with all the comments that say that people just don't make these sorts of personal comments as much as they used to, as if it's become politically incorrect to make such a comment or even notice personal things. But I also agree that you really have to apply enough for a bit of sillage, and you need to wear a fragance that conveys more than "I just took a shower."

    However, I think where you are and what you're doing can also make a difference. I live in Milwaukee and can count on one hand how many compliments I've received on my fragrance, oh...I'd say in the last ten years. But I'm in New Orleans at the moment, and I've collected six wonderful comments in the last week from strangers about how good I smell, "damn fine" in one instance! (L'Instant, Loukhoum and Coromandel seem to be crowd favorites.)

    Y'all are right - we should always comment when we smell something nice on others, and if we're sincere they shouldn't be paranoid about the fact that we can smell it - that's the point after all. I've never second-guessed a fragrance compliment - I think it would be obvious if someone was just dropping a hint, and they wouldn't need to say that they like it - it would be more like, "Is that your perfume I'm smelling?" or the general "What's that smell?" would do the trick. At any rate, I really don't think anyone would be complimentary unless they actually like it, even if it is a bit on the stronger side.

    If in doubt you can always ask a friend if it's too much or too little, but I think you should wear it for yourself, and wear whatever amount pleases you and makes you comfortable (within reason, of course.) Compliments are great, but they're icing.
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    Sillage Enthusiast,

    Do you wear scent as one form of receiving attention from women? As a woman I would be reluctant to comment on a stranger's scent lest it be interpreted as a come on. Your compaint also strikes me that you are stuck on yourself. Most fragrance enthusiasts were scent to please themselves. I suggest you do the same. No umbrage inended...just my opinion. Though I love fragrance for myself, it has never been just cause for me to be initially attracted to a man.

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    Evangeline makes an excellent point. I live in Seattle, where people won't even make eye contact, let alone say something to a stranger. When I've had compliments on a scent that I was wearing, it was in Europe or on the US East Coast. When I was in New Orleans I had more conversations with random people in a week than I have in Seattle in a year (and in Seattle I always have to initiate it).

    My other theory is that most Americans are bombarded with scent from their detergents, deodorants, and air "fresheners" 24 hours a day, so they can't detect real perfume even when it hits them in the nose.

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    I wouldn't feel to bad about this. I too barely get complimented. When I read reviews with someone stating they get tons of compliments from strangers. What I really see is my aunt told me I smell nice at Easter dinner...lol


    Seriously though... Think about out. How many times has a pretty girl or a great smelling guy walked past you at a supermarket, ballgame, where ever and you make it a point to run up to them and tell them they smell good? probably not often right?

    I think for the most part the people that get compliments are in a setting where they either work with or are in class with a group of familiar friends who feel comfortable enough to tell them they smell nice. I know when I worked my cubicle office job back in the early 2000's before starting my real estate home business, I was often told by friends of mine in my department that I smell good. I worked with a group of about 20 and they all knew I wore cologne everyday, so at first some would compliment me but over time after they got used too me wearing fragrance everyday it would be redundant for any of them to tell me I smell good. Hell there were times when I came into the office with a good 10 sprays of opium for men and stunk up the joint!!!


    Anyway, I think for the most part many people who get complimented are in the proper setting to be complimented. And I am also pretty sure that it isn't a stretch to say after a while of not getting compliments, the fragrance wearer may even straight up ask people if they like their new fragrance and consider that answer a compliment if the feed back was good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaverX View Post
    I wouldn't feel to bad about this. I too barely get complimented. When I read reviews with someone stating they get tons of compliments from strangers. What I really see is my aunt told me I smell nice at Easter dinner...lol


    Seriously though... Think about out. How many times has a pretty girl or a great smelling guy walked past you at a supermarket, ballgame, where ever and you make it a point to run up to them and tell them they smell good? probably not often right?

    I think for the most part the people that get compliments are in a setting where they either work with or are in class with a group of familiar friends who feel comfortable enough to tell them they smell nice. I know when I worked my cubicle office job back in the early 2000's before starting my real estate home business, I was often told by friends of mine in my department that I smell good. I worked with a group of about 20 and they all knew I wore cologne everyday, so at first some would compliment me but over time after they got used too me wearing fragrance everyday it would be redundant for any of them to tell me I smell good. Hell there were times when I came into the office with a good 10 sprays of opium for men and stunk up the joint!!!


    Anyway, I think for the most part many people who get complimented are in the proper setting to be complimented. And I am also pretty sure that it isn't a stretch to say after a while of not getting compliments, the fragrance wearer may even straight up ask people if they like their new fragrance and consider that answer a compliment if the feed back was good.

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