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    Default How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    Everyone has their own signature and secret fragrances. I think sharing on Basenotes is great, but when it comes to people asking me what I wear after giving some compliments (both men and women). I don't want to share it and end up having everyone in the office wearing the same scents.

    Not so secret anymore . So the question is how to politely and tactfully not giving away your secret weapons?

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    Default Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    "Some french name I don't even know how to pronounce, I got it as a gift" Heheh

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    Forget politeness, when asked, you simply reply; 'none of your business, biatch!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Forget politeness, when asked, you simply reply; 'none of your business, biatch!'
    Would you say that to your date lol

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    Something tells me Le Grand would actually haha

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    Default Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    I like the first response......."Can't recall...........don't know how to pronounce it......"

    If you're talking about your "signature" scent and it is truly special to you, then heck, mislead them. Name something that might come close. When they notice a difference just say it's body chemistry!

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    Tell them it's Secretions Magnifiques by Etat Libre d'Orange.
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    Iris Pallida 50ml

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    Default Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffa View Post
    Would you say that to your date lol
    Quote Originally Posted by philmcphe View Post
    Something tells me Le Grand would actually haha
    LOL! I've been known to say much worse to a date, believe you me! Muhahaha!

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    Tell them it's true your farts don't stink.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    If it's someone you know, just tell them you don't share your secrets, or it's not their business. A stranger, mislead them to something close, who cares.

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    When I first bought Aqua Di.G my male friend loved it but I just couldn't tell him because we go to social events often in the same group. Last time my friends visited I found him sniffing around in my bathroom and closet trying to find it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    Tell them it's true your farts don't stink.

    Best answer

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    Sometimes your source is more important. In my city just one store is that he has most of the famous fragrances(except niche).
    but a few persons know him. about 80% of his fragrances are exclusive just for him

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    Tell them it's Amouage something. The price alone will most probably scare them away.

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    If it is just a colleague or casual aquaintance I wd probably just lie about it. Watching the blank look and glazed eyes when I mention 'Serge Lutens' or 'Histoires de Parfums' is not as fun as it used to be.

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    Default Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    I have never felt the need to be evasive. I usually elaborate perfectly openly if anyone is interested enough to throw a compliment my way.

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    I'd go with the "something French, I'm not sure how to pronounce it" or "it was a gift". But if in response they truly sound disappointed and REALLY want to know, I'd have to tell them. My conscious wouldn't let me do otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    A stranger, mislead them to something close, who cares.
    Like sending someone in the complete opposite direction
    of their actual destination, when asked on the street!

    What?! I don't do that ...

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    Default Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    I'm so rarely asked I'd be happy to tell someone. Most of the stuff I like is so obscure someone would usually have to go out of their way to obtain it, and if they did... I'd want to know that person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Like sending someone in the complete opposite direction
    of their actual destination, when asked on the street!

    What?! I don't do that ...
    I'm guilty of doing that a few times not with strangers necessarily, but a few people that I find rather unpleasant.

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    Tell them it's the latest deodorant from Axe/Lynx.

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    I usually tell people that 'I just had a shower not long ago. Thanks anyway.'
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    Default Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    I'm guilty of doing that a few times
    ... me too!

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    Default Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    I'm so rarely asked I'd be happy to tell someone. Most of the stuff I like is so obscure someone would usually have to go out of their way to obtain it, and if they did... I'd want to know that person.
    Agreed! And most people are only going to see if Sephora carries it.

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    Default Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    I have never felt the need to be evasive. I usually elaborate perfectly openly if anyone is interested enough to throw a compliment my way.
    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    I have never felt the need to be evasive. I usually elaborate perfectly openly if anyone is interested enough to throw a compliment my way.
    Agree, Picking where you got your bottle of perfume from as the thing you decide not to be honest about is a little childish, thats how i got started in fragrances, by asking someone what they was wearing, luckily they were nice enough to tell me, thank God it wasn't someone from basenotes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlouismi View Post
    Agree, Picking where you got your bottle of perfume from as the thing you decide not to be honest about is a little childish, thats how i got started in fragrances, by asking someone what they was wearing, luckily they were nice enough to tell me, thank God it wasn't someone from basenotes!
    Heh, guess you haven't gotten someone you know to ask you, buy your favorite fragrance, over spray it like there's no tomorrow, and make every person that you both know get sick of that particular perfume, including you.

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    „Oh, that was a gift. You like it? It’s from Puredistance ... but i haven’t seen it anywhere, yet.

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    i've never done that yet but making up pretentious names will surely prevent people from demanding more information. you can also say, you cannot reveal the name of your frag because it was a very special gift from a famous designer who's only going to launch it in two years' time. just joking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    Heh, guess you haven't gotten someone you know to ask you, buy your favorite fragrance, over spray it like there's no tomorrow, and make every person that you both know get sick of that particular perfume, including you.
    The odds of that happening to me are extremely slim....

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