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    Default Compliment Tracking - Do You Keep a Log? (or is that just me)

    Call it silly or narcissistic, but for the last 2 months I have been keeping a log of which fragrances in my collection receive compliments. It doesn't change the rate or frequency with which I wear fragrances, but it does help me decide what fragrances are most appropriate for different settings. Any other crazies like me out there?

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    Though I don't do this deliberately, it sometimes involuntarily happens to me to mentally keep track about the compliment-getting frags, but I have never written it down a log or so
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    Yes.....

    Mine is zero. I have never gotten a compliment from anybody on any scent I was wearing. There is no need to write it down.

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    Maybe you should spray more scent on yourself. That's pretty strange to me. In the last month I've received more than 10 or so. I get compliments most regularly when I'm going out but lately I've found a signature scent that gets them sometimes when I'm just wearing it as my SOTD. How much to you regularly use? You should also spread it around. Behind ears, front of neck, wrists, chest, back of neck...You don't need to spray everywhere but I would mix it up.

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    Could be what you're wearing as well...I can't see your wardrobe so its hard to say...

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    I work at a restaurant so I am always near people. I bought Bleu de Chanel a week ago and kept a mental log of the number of compliments I have received by it. On me, it has good sillage for about 3-4 hours and then it pretty much stays on the neck until it fades away at the 6 hour mark.

    Since last week, I have received a total of 18 compliments.

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    If I kept a log of the number of compliments I get from people, it would be very boring reading and virtually empty !
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    I haven't gotten too many, but if I start to then I definitely would! It'd be interesting to see if I can find any links between them.
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    Default Re: Compliment Tracking - Do You Keep a Log? (or is that just me)

    Yeah, I use an Excel Spreadsheet. I have about 30 or so bottles and I wear each about once a month. I've even decided on a point system: 2 points for comments made on a SOTD and 1 point for compliments received while out on the town or at a special engagement. It is my belief that one is more likely to receive a compliment when going out than when going about one's daily activities. People just seem to notice more often. Or perhaps its the fact that the fragrance has been complemented by a nice outfit. Either way, I weight the points so that compliments through out my average day are worth more.

    Interesting results thus far...

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    no but angel men is definately one that has worked for me.

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    Whoops! I meant to say I haven't gotten too many. Haha! I said the complete opposite. Woww
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    Default Re: Compliment Tracking - Do You Keep a Log? (or is that just me)

    Quote Originally Posted by timkm1 View Post
    Yeah, I use an Excel Spreadsheet. I have about 30 or so bottles and I wear each about once a month. I've even decided on a point system: 2 points for comments made on a SOTD and 1 point for compliments received while out on the town or at a special engagement. It is my belief that one is more likely to receive a compliment when going out than when going about one's daily activities. People just seem to notice more often. Or perhaps its the fact that the fragrance has been complemented by a nice outfit. Either way, I weight the points so that compliments through out my average day are worth more.

    Interesting results thus far...
    Wow. a hint?

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    Default Re: Compliment Tracking - Do You Keep a Log? (or is that just me)

    No log, but I think all of us mentally track whatever is a hit.

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    I suppose I do so in my head, not on paper. Like others, I don't receive compliments on a frequent basis. I think my last compliment may have been about 1 or 2 weeks ago (Riverside Drive).

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    No log, but I think all of us mentally track whatever is a hit.
    True for me!
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    I am guessing that compliments may have more to do with how much you apply rather than what you apply. The first time I wore Grey Flannel, I got three compliments. While I like GF, its most remarkable attribute is its strength. Otherwise, I get virtually no compliments.

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    Default Re: Compliment Tracking - Do You Keep a Log? (or is that just me)

    Quote Originally Posted by timkm1 View Post
    Yeah, I use an Excel Spreadsheet.
    Huh, and I stopped myself from making a fragrance spreadsheet. It's too much, I tell myself. Design tools and fantasy sports spreadsheets are one thing, but I think I've crossed a line when I start to Excel my bottles...

    As for compliments, it also has to do with the environment you're in. I work in a very fashion-conservative technical field, and my co-workers aren't exactly the complimentary types, and I pretty much see the same people every day. I know some days my sillage is intense, and still no comments, either positive or negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    If I kept a log of the number of compliments I get from people, it would be very boring reading and virtually empty !
    Start wearing Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue and Ralph Lauren Blue. Both have gotten me to compliment the wearer, and I'm thinking about getting the latter for myself, which can be found at TJ Maxx/Marshalls quite cheaply.

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    No log needed here. I've only received compliments on two fragrances: Terre d'Hermes and Sung Homme. Nothing on the rest.

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    Today I was told I smelt like I had rolled in shit , beat that BIIIIIIATCHES !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timkm1 View Post
    Call it silly or narcissistic, but for the last 2 months I have been keeping a log of which fragrances in my collection receive compliments. It doesn't change the rate or frequency with which I wear fragrances, but it does help me decide what fragrances are most appropriate for different settings. Any other crazies like me out there?
    Yeah, I use an Excel Spreadsheet. I have about 30 or so bottles and I wear each about once a month. I've even decided on a point system: 2 points for comments made on a SOTD and 1 point for compliments received while out on the town or at a special engagement. It is my belief that one is more likely to receive a compliment when going out than when going about one's daily activities. People just seem to notice more often. Or perhaps its the fact that the fragrance has been complemented by a nice outfit. Either way, I weight the points so that compliments through out my average day are worth more.

    Interesting results thus far...
    Sorry, no offense but I just don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Today I was told I smelt like I had rolled in shit , beat that BIIIIIIATCHES !!!!!!!
    What was the fragrance? Would you recommend it to a 20 year old male going to college?
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    Default Re: Compliment Tracking - Do You Keep a Log? (or is that just me)

    I don't have specific numbers but i know what fragrances will get me compliments. My favorite was the other day when a friend asked me what i was wearing, because "I NEED TO BUY THAT!" It was A*Men

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    Default Re: Compliment Tracking - Do You Keep a Log? (or is that just me)

    Quote Originally Posted by timkm1 View Post
    Any other crazies like me out there?
    Nope...

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    Never kept a log or anything. I actually stop wearing a few for getting too many compliments on it. lol
    Compliments are good, but get tired of being asked what I'm wearing.
    Now I do admit I use them when I want attention. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    If I kept a log of the number of compliments I get from people, it would be very boring reading and virtually empty !
    You might not get any from your perfume, but I bet you get plenty on your beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timkm1 View Post
    Call it silly or narcissistic, but for the last 2 months I have been keeping a log of which fragrances in my collection receive compliments.
    I'd call it both silly and narcissistic.

    You'd want to keep track of properly significant things in life e.g. giving to a charity or a friend, or achieving a life ambition, completing a Hawaian Ironman, a marathon, whatever...

    Keeping track of fragrance compliments, in a spreadsheet? There's real life, and then there's basenotes...

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    Despite sampling something new almost every day, I've almost never received a compliment. I think the only ones were Pamplelune (I was really sweating that day) and AdP Colognia Intensa (mum).
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    I never have and probably never will.....Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    I'd call it both silly and narcissistic.

    You'd want to keep track of properly significant things in life e.g. giving to a charity or a friend, or achieving a life ambition, completing a Hawaian Ironman, a marathon, whatever...

    Keeping track of fragrance compliments, in a spreadsheet? There's real life, and then there's basenotes...
    While I agree with this mostly, this is not something I do fully out of narcissism. I don't look it as, "Look how many compliments I can get." Its more like doing a broad consumer survey than anything. It also confirms my suspicions about which kinds of fragrances get compliments and which don't. I've also found only a few of the fragrances I own can elicit a compliment after 2 hours or so. Most compliments are offered because of the top and middle notes. After that, people don't seem to be impressed with the bases of most fragrances. I'm a scientist by trade and at heart, so analyzing data is just something that I do naturally. As I said, I don't wear the compliment getters anymore often. I almost wear them less, to be honest...

    Quote Originally Posted by Naitch View Post
    Sorry, no offense but I just don't get it.
    Its all good. We're all different and I wouldn't expect everyone to understand. Actually the Excel Spreadsheet has been useful for keeping a log of which fragrances I own since BN doesn't have all the fragrances listed, and I don't update my wardrobe here all the time. So it serves more than one purpose.

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    Default Re: Compliment Tracking - Do You Keep a Log? (or is that just me)

    My spreadsheet would have 2 columns and 2 lines. No need to break out MS Office in my case...

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