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    I, too, get compliment for Ambre Sultan. They keep coming when I wear L'Heure Bleue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    It's clear that your significant other now takes it for granted that you smell good and no longer compliments you. Time to show him there is an alternative! I suggest not bathing, deodorizing or wearing fragrance for several days. When you again smell good, the appreciation will come pouring in.
    LOL! Is this meant for me? Devious, cunning plan, mwahahahaha!! Don't know if l could go through with it, though. l wear scent every single day whether l leave the house or not, l just wouldn't feel right without it, & l work in a hospital! No-one has ever complained about it, though, & l do avoid wearing the real powerhouse stuff at work.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
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    Biggest & most consistent compliment getter for me- Balmain Vent Vert (current version) funny, no?

    Other that have had at least one compliment every time I wear them:

    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
    Guerlain Jicky, Apres l'Ondee (my daughter's fave) & Samsara
    Ungaro Diva
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    The 2 that I have received the most compliments on have been, Le'a by Saffron James and Pink Frangipani by Lucy B. Several others too, Petite Cherie, Apres L'Ondee and L'Heure Bleue. Most likely because it's different than what everyone else is wearing. Definitely more compliments on soft feminine scents than powerhouse or quirky niche scents.

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    Yesterday, I wore Andy Tauer's Orange Star to work and three people in the course of the day complimenting. One woman said she would buy it for her husband! I wasn't expecting this.
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    A woman complimented me on Safari for Men today--in the post office!
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Poison by Christian Dior

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    Men complimented me for my N°5 pure perfume vintage, women for Après l'ondée, a boy for .... CK1!
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    one on dior addict, one on organza indecene,chopards casmir (men) one on delices de cartier and one on thierry mugler alien liquer (woman)

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    Dunhill(2003) 3 times in one day.
    Opium Pour Homme(My ex-gf: She didn't use to show reaction, But in this case she told me)
    Cartier Pasha, several times, i don't remember exactly.
    Eau Sauvage: one day 2 unknown girls told me.
    Just this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    A woman complimented me on Safari for Men today--in the post office!

    You were lucky, I have not got yet. It's great.

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    Sometimes I do get compliments, mostly from strangers. People close to me probably avoid the risk of opening a discussion. At least this is what I tell myself.
    L'Air du desert marocain, Bulgari Black, Dior Addict, Aoud Roses Petals got compliments.
    But what I really, really would like to know is how do you SOLICIT a compliment. If it would work, I think I'd do it all the time!

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    This is my very first post. I don't know why I am chiming in now. I have actually been a "lurker" for years. I've learned a lot from my basenotes pals (I think of you as pals now. Isn't that funny?) Anyway, I seem to get a lot of compliments for my fragarances. Maybe it is because I marinate in them. People essentially don't get a choice about smelling me or not. I get the most compliments on: Amber Russe, Black Tourmaline, and Chergui. I can almost count on somebody complementing me when I wear those. I love Amouage frags and expect to get compliments when I wear those (Ubar, Lyric, Homage, Epic), but rarely do. And I KNOW people can smell me cuz most of those are potent. What I like best about compliments is that it opens the door to talking about perfumes (which is fun). Most recently, a compliment led to me finding a fumehead at work. I know I am not the only one who endlessly buys samples, reads blogs, and thinks about scent. But, strangely I kept this hobby kind of secret. It was fun to to find another fumehead who does the same things. We now swap samples. And all this started with a complement.

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    I've gotten compliments from strangers a few times while wearing Violetta di Parma in both EDP and vintage extrait.
    Rose Ikebana and Chinatown have also gotten me compliments.

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    I do get compliments (and/or comments) sometimes but I think it may be because I sell the Avon so people who buy from me tend to be comfortable commenting on perfume, makeup, hair.

    The only actually unexpected, unsolicited and certainly no ulterior motive compliment I've gotten is on the Body Shop Love Etc, a couple of people asked what I was wearing and where could they get it.

    GelbeDomino, we have a cat who looked JUST like your avatar when he was a younger, but has lighter eyes. He's an old man now at 17 years old, outlived his twin sister, and he's still beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL View Post
    GelbeDomino, we have a cat who looked JUST like your avatar when he was a younger, but has lighter eyes. He's an old man now at 17 years old, outlived his twin sister, and he's still beautiful.
    Ours is a she. Rescued from the street, like the others we have.
    BTW, she smells wonderful.

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    Many years ago, I was stopped on the street by a woman who wanted to know what scent I was wearing. I was wearing Tuscany at the time, which is probably my most complimented fragrance ever. I must dig out that bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkdreams View Post
    ...how do you SOLICIT a compliment?
    Like this: "Pardon me sir/madam, how do you like my perfume?"


    If it would work, I think I'd do it all the time!
    There's the rub. There's always the possibility of soliciting an insult ....so it's probably best not to solicit if you're feeling fragile.
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    One of my most memorable compliments was in a liquor store. I went up to the counter to check out and the young man ringing me up said "You have really good taste in beer and you smell good too!"

    I was buying Duvel and wearing Angel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    One of my most memorable compliments was in a liquor store. I went up to the counter to check out and the young man ringing me up said "You have really good taste in beer and you smell good too!"

    I was buying Duvel and wearing Angel.
    I misread this as " I went to the counter to check out the young man ringing me up."

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    Getting an unsolicited compliment on something you're wearing is a nice experience. Well, unless it's something you're sampling and you yourself hate it.
    - Expect the unexpected

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Like this: "Pardon me sir/madam, how do you like my perfume?"


    There's the rub. There's always the possibility of soliciting an insult ....so it's probably best not to solicit if you're feeling fragile.
    Better to let sleeping dogs lie. I get enough unsolicited insults as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkdreams View Post
    Better to let sleeping dogs lie. I get enough unsolicited insults as it is.
    Oh no! Lol dd - I'm laughing at how cute you are because I know this can't be true!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Oh no! Lol dd - I'm laughing at how cute you are because I know this can't be true!
    Just wait until I start that journal of perfume reviews by my husband. Look out Luca Turin! I would probably need to use pictures too, for the nose scrunch and the worried look about "what is burning", "what has gone bad", etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkdreams View Post
    Just wait until I start that journal of perfume reviews by my husband. Look out Luca Turin! I would probably need to use pictures too, for the nose scrunch and the worried look about "what is burning", "what has gone bad", etc.
    Hahahaha - that'll make a good read! But it's a very familiar scenario - I've recently heard, "Was there a wet dog in here??" and the frequently used, vague but still insulting, <sniffing the air> "What the hell is that??"

    It's very annoying, but very funny ....and he can come up with some rather astounding observations at times! I always solicit his opinion though, so I suppose I should be prepared for an honest response.
    Science is not only compatible with spirituality, it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. ..Carl Sagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Hahahaha - that'll make a good read! But it's a very familiar scenario - I've recently heard, "Was there a wet dog in here??" and the frequently used, vague but still insulting, <sniffing the air> "What the hell is that??"

    It's very annoying, but very funny ....and he can come up with some rather astounding observations at times! I always solicit his opinion though, so I suppose I should be prepared for an honest response.
    Hahaha, Evangeline! I am literally laughing out loud! Wet dog!!! That's too good! I ask for opinions too, but I am quite sure the responses are not honest. Lately I ask just for laughs. No one can possibly truly believe that food is burning on the stove, or that grandpa's empty room where he kept old wine barrels materialized in our living room (this one is from yesterday).
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    I know it - I'm laughing, too! "...grandpa's empty room where he kept old wine barrels.."!! Isn't it amazing how clear and specific their visions are?? I don't remember what fragrance he was commenting on, but Tony once said, "it smells like the inside of the fold-out couch my grandma used to have in the basement." So freaking funny ...and a bit weird!

    (Sorry Tesla - didn't mean to derail your thread with all this "solicited insults" discussion ...not really what you had in mind, I know.)
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    1+ Shalimar. Well, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    I was buying Duvel and wearing Angel.
    And were you aware at the time that Duvel = Dutch for Devil? Adds a whole new layer of enjoyment to the compliment.
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    Off the top of my head, from people other than my husband, Caron's Or et Noir & Versace's Crystal Noir - hmmm, a common theme, "noir" in each name

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    Another post office compliment for me while wearing Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Poison by Christian Dior

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