Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 58 of 58
  1. #1

    Default what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    What is the fragrance that is not very popular or talked about here alot, but always seems to get u compliments?

    for me its givenchy pour homme (red bottle). i never fail to get compliments with that

  2. #2

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Royal Briar by Carroll & Co. $25 a big bottle, and all the compliments one can stand.

  3. #3

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    L'Occitane Eau des Baux and Geir

  4. #4

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    CK Eternity. The one that Off-Scenter hilariously described as follows:

    "Eternity is as close to “generic” a men’s fragrance as I’ve smelled in a while. The composition is so bland, so faceless, that I’m not sure I can describe it in terms of notes and ingredients. Etermity’s top notes are a vague, undifferentiated citrus (dihydromyrcenal?) and Calone, as blatantly chemical as any store brand shower gel, and its core smells like the lowest common denominator of every stereotypical “fresh” fruity-aquatic fougŔre since Cool Water. Ideally, any scent so little distinguished from its peers in terms of composition should exhibit outstanding quality to justify purchase. Eternity for Men does nothing of the sort. It’s not only trite, but shoddy to boot. Not worth another line of text."

    But women love it! This is the thing, you can review and grade perfumes according to top notes, middle notes, dry down, whatever. But people don't think about that when they smell it on another person. I couldn't care less about all that academic hoo hah, if it smells appealing, then it smells appealing (now, of course, there ARE better perfumes than Eternity!)

  5. #5

    Default

    Pure Malt.
    Not very well known around here, but you guys should really check it out.
    "...call on God, but row away from the rocks..."

  6. #6

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Thanks mate! I just will do that! I hear Pure Coffee is rather good too.

  7. #7
    kpointer101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts
    218
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    I own a 3.4 Pure Coffee and a few Pure Malt Samples. The Pure Malt gets more compliments, if that's what you're looking for.
    Everyone is somebody's weirdo.

  8. #8
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & B˙zios
    Posts
    77,528

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Siecle

  9. #9

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Paris Hilton For Men, this thing is a huge compliment getter for me. Not one if my favorites but probably one of the biggest compliment getters for me.
    Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.

    SALES THREAD
    Pomegranate Noir 100 ml, 95% full no box - $90


    Contact through PM

  10. #10

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Givenchy Gentleman is probably my #1 compliment getter. (I don't know how "under the radar" it is, though.

  11. #11

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFragranceReview View Post
    Paris Hilton For Men, this thing is a huge compliment getter for me. Not one if my favorites but probably one of the biggest compliment getters for me.
    yeah im pretty sure i saw ur video for that one

  12. #12

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    When I used to wear it more often. Aqua di Gio always got plenty of compliments and still does as far as I know. It's funny how enlightenment makes the individual feel elevated by newer, obscure and better and all the usual stuff you hear on BN, but plain and simple and nonpretentious Aqua di Gio works....(ohhh those ignorant masses):-)
    Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
    (From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)

  13. #13

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by scentaddiction View Post
    pure malt.
    Not very well known around here, but you guys should really check it out.
    lol

  14. #14

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Aseel Attar by Al-Rehab
    a lady at work told me she was hypnotized by it
    I wore Montale White Aoud the next day and he said the Aseel smelled much better
    Off-Site Decants =) (updated 05/16/12)
    http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic....7994440fd3c0ab

  15. #15

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Carnal Flower

  16. #16

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Witch Doctor View Post
    L'Occitane Eau des Baux and Geir
    I love eau des baux not sure if I will buy it but it is a nice scent, for me I would say L'occitane's vetiver and creed's acier alumium.

  17. #17
    PuddleMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    In the zoo where I belong playing with my own feces
    Posts
    2,487

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Givenchy Gentleman is probably my #1 compliment getter. (I don't know how "under the radar" it is, though.
    Seriously? You must only own two frags and the other is the original Bijan.

    The first and only time I smelled G Gentleman I felt violated.

  18. #18

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    I get a ton of compliments with dunhill desire which not too many people own but my number one compliment getter is Bulgari Aqua which is more known and owned but still not too many people have it

  19. #19

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Cerruti PH, Azzaro Silver Black, Boss in motion Black. These get me compliments quite a bit, especially Cerruti and Azzaro SB.

  20. #20

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Under radar would be Allure Sport.
    Looking to purchase - Aventus any size or participate in a split

  21. #21
    Basteri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Casterly Rock and Roll
    Posts
    1,932

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Allure by Chanel.
    MdD by Guerlain
    The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

  22. #22

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Its not exactly compliment getter but yesterday before I went to gym I sprayed myself with some Old Spice Deodorant which I want to use quick and my mother commented how nice it smells. Lol.. She hardly comments on anything I wear.
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial
    4. Lalique Encre Noire
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

  23. #23

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Over the past few months it's been Horizon by Guy Laroche.

  24. #24

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFragranceReview View Post
    Paris Hilton For Men, this thing is a huge compliment getter for me. Not one if my favorites but probably one of the biggest compliment getters for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    yeah im pretty sure i saw ur video for that one
    uh oh, when I saw this thread I immediately thought of my Paris Hilton secret shame ...but someone beat me to it

  25. #25

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Some people will compliment you on ANYTHING provided it is not body odour.

  26. #26

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    What is the fragrance that is not very popular or talked about here alot, but always seems to get u compliments?

    for me its givenchy pour homme (red bottle). i never fail to get compliments with that
    Nice - Actually, I have Givenchy Pour Homme (red) but Im saving it for the right occasion. I can imagine it gets compliments, it smells extravagant IMO, really really nice... too fancy for my work environment

  27. #27

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Btw. I see you two mentioning Givenchy PH, I love that one, it shares the vibe with Boss in motion black but Boss in motion black is sharper, stronger.

    I have to add Azzaro Chrome to my compliment list, I don't see it being highly praised here, I'm not saying it deserves that, but it gets noticed quite.

  28. #28

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    I think Davidoff Adventure deserves a mention. I saw this at TJ Maxx for about 10 dollars.

  29. #29

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by BradW View Post
    I think Davidoff Adventure deserves a mention. I saw this at TJ Maxx for about 10 dollars.
    Indeed, I have to agree, and Adventure Fraiche is even more a WIN

  30. #30

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    I got a compliment on the new Fahrenheit A., that hasn't happened in a while.

    I always get compliments whenever i wear the "regular" Fahrenheit (both vintage and reformulation).

  31. #31
    DeepSilence
    Guest

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Dunhill (brown bottle): Excellent for getting compliment

  32. #32

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Swiss Army Altitude, and Original.

  33. #33
    Dependent morrison74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Posts
    2,158

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Azzaro Visit nearly always gets me compliments...
    We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.

    Wanted



  34. #34

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis View Post
    Some people will compliment you on ANYTHING provided it is not body odour.
    I'm noticing that for a while now, the good news is that we get to wear what we want instead of trying too hard to please others or having to try the thousands of scents listed in these databases.

  35. #35
    iqi8h8j74qfeelocowmanqqro
    Guest

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Mandarina Duck Pure Black. One of the best blind buy ever.

  36. #36

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Allure Homme Sport

  37. #37

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by puddlemonkey View Post
    seriously? You must only own two frags and the other is the original bijan.
    lol!

  38. #38

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeepSilence View Post
    Dunhill (brown bottle): Excellent for getting compliment
    This.

    Aside from this one, my "under the radar" ones that get complimented on pretty much whenever I wear them are:

    1) Enigma - Karen Low
    2) Black Walnut - Banana Republic
    3) 212 Men H20
    4) Ferrari Black

    And a few girls in college a couple of years back stayed glued to my Dunhill Desire Blue bottle...a BIT too sweet IMO..but if you saw the way they surrounded and sniffed that bottle, you would've thought they were bloodhounds...
    I smell better than you.

  39. #39

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    I wear lots of different things always for myself and not for compliments. BUT, I consistently get comments from strangers whenever I wear these fragrances. I don't know how under the radar they are, but they are nice to smell.

    Creed Erolfa (the '98 vintage) - it is worth pointing out that the earlier vintages of Erolfa are a completely different scent due to the intensity of ingredients being used back then.
    Le Labo Rose 31
    CdG Avignon
    Bond No. 9 Harrod's Limited Ed. (Same as Swarovski bottle Oud)

  40. #40

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Aqua di Gio *yawn* But it always does the trick!

    I do also get compliments for Elixir des Merveilles, in a sort of "gosh, you smell so interesting!" way, which I love.

  41. #41
    b10steeple
    Guest

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    ...
    Last edited by b10steeple; 1st September 2011 at 06:05 PM.

  42. #42

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    I get lots of compliments when I wear Michael Jordan's original fragrance. It is an average cologne to me, but women seem to love it.
    My Top Fragrances:
    Hermes: Terre d"Hermes
    Dior: Homme
    Yves Saint Laurent: La Nuit de L'homme
    Burberry: London
    Gucci: Pour Homme
    Rochas: Man
    Azzaro: Pour Homme

    Wanted:
    L'Artisan: Fou d'Absinthe; Cristiano Fissore: Cashmere for Men; Parfums d'Nicolai: New York; Divine: L'homme Sage; Montale: Black Aoud; Tauer: L'air du desert Marocain.

  43. #43

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Pennsyl-tuckey
    Posts
    1,749
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Fuel for Men/DK Men by Donna Karan

    Minotaure by Paloma Picasso
    SEEKING BOTTLES OF:

    Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
    Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
    Azzaro Aqua
    Gloria by Cacharel

    PM me if you have bottles that you're willing to sell or trade!

  44. #44

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Nautica Voyage always does the trick especially in the summer

  45. #45

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Not totally a cologne but it's the old Bath and body works Woodlands daily refresher more like a body spray in a dark cobalt blue spray bottle. I had 2 and 3/4 bottles left of it and it probably has a 75% success rate on getting compliments. Lasts 5-6 hours easy on clothes, doesn't change a whole bunch but it sure is a wonderful smell. Never did have the cologne or anything else but love the refresher.
    ôPerfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.ö

  46. #46

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    L'Artisan Al Oudh.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

  47. #47
    Sur la Plage

    petruccijc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Clearwater Beach, Florida
    Posts
    17,010

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Le Labo Rose 31 - it's a boxer dropper.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

  48. #48

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Two that come to mind are Polo Black and Lanvin Arpege Pour Homme. I don't care for them really, but they worked on me.

    One that my wife and I are enjoying these days is Varvatos Vintage. It's been a while since something clicked this way for me (probably since TDH). I can see wearing this one through next March. It's probably a little too sweet and "liquory" for the warmer months, but I have plenty of scents for those times. We have short winters in the south!

  49. #49
    Pollux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    http://goo.gl/maps/XJ8rn
    Posts
    3,313

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    A local cheapo: Tabac Beige de Wels. It is a Zino knock off that those complimenting me unmistakeably confuse with Guerlain's Heritage.

  50. #50

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Realm Men
    For those about to stink, I salute you!

  51. #51

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    I reply to a lot of threads on this board with this answer: Tuscany!

  52. #52

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Gph ii

  53. #53

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Brooks Brothers (Original). When I owned it I had people asking me daily what I was wearing.
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
    --Ben Hogan

  54. #54

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?


  55. #55

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewdro View Post
    I get a ton of compliments with dunhill desire which not too many people own but my number one compliment getter is Bulgari Aqua which is more known and owned but still not too many people have it
    Really? Cuz I have that, but can't remember the last time I wore it out. I just kinda fell out of love wity it. And the last time I tried one of the Aquas, I thought it smelled like something I already had (DKNY Be delicious), so I kinda dismissed it.

  56. #56
    N_Tesla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Center of the Universe; California.
    Posts
    4,599
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Beautiful niche quality; Ambre Gris by Balmain.

  57. #57

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Joop Thrill and Jil Sander Man (2007) not much lovers here
    Tell Hugo, he isnt boss anymore.
    Nieruchomości Gorzˇw

  58. #58

    Default Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Drakkar Noir. It gets looked down upon by the fragrance snobs, but women absolutely LOVE this scent.

Similar Threads

  1. Guess the Compliment Getter
    By adonis in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 24th October 2012, 02:51 PM
  2. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 25th November 2010, 03:03 AM
  3. Mainstream scents that would getter press as niche....
    By Hillaire in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 7th March 2010, 06:05 AM
  4. SL Un Bois Vanille - A compliment getter!
    By Scentsibility in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24th January 2007, 03:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •