I was told that I smelled like a "Thanksgiving candle" once while wearing New Haarlem.
I was wondering what weird,interesting,flattering,etc things you've been told you smell like. Some of the mine are: My wife said New Haarlem smelled like maple syrup, another woman said it smelled like Obsession by CK...My wife said Fahrenheit smelled like relish during the opening notes...a woman told me that MI smelled "fancy"...another said GIT smelled "amazing" and followed me around..my 10 year old said that TV smelled like vanilla, so I guess that one makes sense..
I was told that I smelled like a "Thanksgiving candle" once while wearing New Haarlem.
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When I wore Encre Noire to work my co-worker said that I smell like a French Whore
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
Acqua di Gio - dryer sheets
Nautica Blue (overapplied) - Burnt Pancakes
Clive Christian C - 'who's been smokin weed' ?
Lol @ the dryer sheets comment.
Angel men pure malt - old dude that drinks a lot of whiskey
Millesime imperiale - like a king in a marble palace
Ferrari black - leather (which I don't really see)
Terre d'hermes - pinesol
Wearing By Kilian "straight to heaven" a coworker told me that I smell like a tree.
Last week I was wearing Malle Bois d'Orage and a coworker enters the office and she said, who's been cleaning with Ajax here?
Acqua di gio - "omg, what are you wearing? i want to eat you"
SMW, GIT and Rocky Mountain Wood all generally just get "you smell good."
It's the ones people didn't like - mainly when I was first getting into fragrance about a year ago - that got the best responses.
1 Million - "you smell like a complete douchebag"
Bleu De Chanel - "you smell like my Grandpa's basement."
Chanel Allure Blanche - "you smell...different"
Creed Milliseme Imperial -- "Are you wearing Sean John?"
middle stage -- "You smell like an old lady."
dry down -- "You smell like vanilla extract."
The nose wants what it wants!
For our international audience- "You smell like a French whore" is the default insult of a certain type of American usually quite averse to frags. Generally espoused by men averse to any sort of care in the area of men's grooming. As I recall, I smelled like "French whore" everyday during my time employed at a Detroit auto plant.
With Balafre I was told I smelled like "heaven."
Serge Lutens Chergui - "smells like nasty cinnamon here"-my boss
Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street - "daaaaaaamn who is wearing this perfume, it really stinks"-girl from work
MPG Ambre Precieux - "u smell like a old woman with Johnson & Johnson baby power"- a friend of college
Creed Millesime Imperial - "omg what fragrance is that, u smell awesome yummy"-my girlfriend
Creed Silver Mountain Water - "this fragrance is very good but Millesime Imperial is better"-my girlfriend
Guerlain L'Instant (middle notes) - "i dont like ur fragrance"-my girlfriend
Musc Ravageur (middle notes) - "please go to the bathroom and take off this fragrance NOW"-my girlfriend
A*Men Pure Malt - "damn this smell is really good who is wearing this fragrance"-my girlfriend best friend
"Nothing breaks up a team faster than.. Herpes"
-- Top --
(1) Guerlain Tonka Imperiale (2) Creed Millesime Imperial
(3) Creed Silver Mountain Water (4) Creed Aventus
(5) Creed Green Irish Tweed (6) Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt
(7) Amouage Reflection Man
angel men - cotton candy, candy, royalty (fyi each comma is for different people/comments)
Isseymiyake: hella good, pine
Rive Gauche: classy, mature, barbasal, fruity (lol)
pure malt: malted chocolate ball
m7: lipstick (what?)
armani code: cinnamon buns
Ungaro III: orgasm,royalty, elegance
just a few off the top of my head
Dior Homme - "you smell like the inside of a really rich person's car"
Prada Infusion d'Homme - less words and really more kissing (yes, it's that good)
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather - leather, expensive
Carolina Herrera 212 - guido, roach bomb
Allure Homme Blanche - lemon cream pie
I rotate through fragrances every single day and I have about sixty in my collection, so it's a different comment from a different person almost every day. Those just stood out in my immediate memory!
The One Gentleman/Brit for Men/Baby Blue Jeans/Dior Homme/Prada Amber Homme/too many others to mention - "you smell like a Tarts Handbag" (this is probably the UK equivalent of "French Whore". For the international audience, Tart = lady in the oldest profession)
Hardly any comments here. My business partner told me I smelled like a hippie when I was wearing Black Afgano. o.O
Have you been smoking dope?
Something smells like moth balls here!
What kind of closet do you keep your coat in?
You smell really really good!
Hey I really like that!
You smell like you usually do--it's that one you always wear. (I wear a different one almost every day.)
That smells just...perfect.
Whatever it is you're wearing it smells very nice.
I don't agree with you on the work issue, but the real point is what fragrance are you wearing?
Those are all the ones I remember right now. The positive reactions have very much outnumbered the negative ones. Unfortunately.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Is something burning: Oakmoss by Profumo.it
Something smells sweet: Terre d'Hermes
"You smell like a bunch of flowers" while wearing Flower Market by Lush. l took it as a compliment.
Apart from that, it's usually "you smell nice/gorgeous/amazing/lovely", except for my boyfriend complaining about my "old lady" perfumes, eg. Magie Noire, Shalimar, etc....
"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.
Yesterday I was told I smell like old lady meets fabric conditioner LOL !!!! Montale Attar
Lots of strange or so-so reactions, few compliments, but what makes it all the more interesting, compliments on the frags I'd least likely expect to get positive feedback
Iris Silver Mist - "swimming pool"
Shalimar EDP - "Cadbury's Mini Eggs"
Apres L'Ondee - "smells like money" that was from the person who paid for it :-)
I don't get many compliments !
like cooked instant noodles
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While wearing Xerjoff Uden, I was told by *two* people I smell like fresh, wonderful apple-pie!!!
Other than that, I was told that I smell like a lemon when wearing Eau de Tropique or Citrus Bigarrade...
Recently I was wearing Quorum for the first time, and I was on the bus. I'd been enjoying Quorum quietly up till this point, sitting on my own and reading, when I suddenly heard someone loudly demand, "What's that smell?" I waited some time before looking behind me in order to be discreet. When I did look, I realized whoever it was must have been sitting a fair number of seats behind me. I went back to my reading. A few minutes passed. Then I heard again, "What's that smell?" I heard the question probably twice more at intervals before I got off the bus. I never figured who it was, never mind what they thought they smelled. It hasn't put me off Quorum though.
"You smell like shit, dude." (Terre d'Hermes)
(My mom a few years back) "You smell like a stripper dipped in motor oil!" (Jovan Musk for Men)
"You smell like a sock wrapped in a dirty taco." (Karma by Lush)
"Please stand close to me some more, you smell amazing." (Lalique Pour Homme Equus)
SEEKING BOTTLES OF:
Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
Gloria by Cacharel
PM me if you have bottles that you're willing to sell or trade!
I just tried Chergui for the first time tonight, and my gf says that I smell like her grandma's Depends diapers. lol
Oh dear, here goes:
Sewage + amber = Elixir des Merveilles
"Nice" subway urine + flowers = La Nuit by Rabanne
Meat - I wasn't wearing anything scented, hadn't been eating meat, not a butcher or someone who regularly works with meat. So 'meat' must be my natural smell. Go figure...
Le Mentaliste Magnifique
Play-Doh! - Caron Pour Un Homme
Some douche at work once said as I walked past "What smalles like creamed rice?"
The culprit? Burberry London.
Overall, Terre d'Hermes and Joop! are the frags that have garnered me the most compliments. Sadly, I'm not wild about either. Others are CSP's Vanille-Abricot (You smell like cake!), Giorgio For Men (that's really sexy/manly), Carnal Flower (heaven!), Kelly Caleche (you wear that better than any woman), Cartier's Declaration Bois Blue (where can I get that?!).
"You smell like a church."
I've heard that one from my wife often - even for frags not containing incense.
For swap/sale: Vintage MPG Santal Noble, vintage Tiffany for Men, 1 Million Absolutely Gold, 1 Million Intense, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber pour Homme DELUXE version, Loewe Pour Homme, Pure Malt 2013, Floris Vetiver, vintage YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, Dior Homme Intense, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Spicebomb, Obsession, others...
The 10 year old struck again tonight by telling me that Black Orchid smelled like Vicks..
"That cologne smells like an old man who isn't wearing cologne" -Father on Terre d'Hermes
"Did someone just do a load of laundry?" -Brother on Jean Marie Farina (he was serious)
One of the really bad ones - My Mom thought someone spilled soy sauce when I was wearing Jacques Bogart Witness.
When wearing Antaeus by Chanel-
My wife- 'Mmmm, you smell MANLY!!!!'
My nine year old niece- 'Ugh, what's that smell you've got on? Smells like dog poo!!!'.
La vita č breve, la morte vien.
Wanted!!! Rectoverso Tea Tobacco by Ulric de Varens. PM Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You smell like a urinal cake soaked with raid bug spray.. Knize Ten
Are you seriously wearing old spice?...PARFUMS DE NICOLAI New York
Have you been playing with play dough?? 90% of all amber frags I have tried
You smell like a hairy chested guido sleaze ball.. A men
"OMG...you smell like....I don't know how to put it in words..." turns to her husband jokingly "I'm going home with him!"
Her husband comes closer for a sniff: "Pfft.....I'm going home with him too!"
La Nuit de L'Homme
"Did you spill sweet ice tea on yourself?"
"You smell like a stink bug" (that's some stink bugs she's been stepping on, huh?)
Same girl different day : "You smell like Christmas"
My student: "You smell like my dad"
Me: "Your dad wears T'DH? I approve"
"Smells like someone peeling oranges in a cigar box shop"
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New Haarlem: "You smell like french toast"
Green Irish Tweed: "Are you wearing Cool Water"
AdP Assoluta - "Did someone use Vick Vapo Rub in the Office?!?" (WTF, right?)
Tobacco Vanille today...a girl told me it smelled like incense and an empty whiskey barrel..
my favorite was while wearing green irish tweed: "you smell like my favorite ex boyfriend". i lol'd.
You smell like a badger--Musc Ravageur. Well, I've smelled Bucky Badger and I can tell you under that costume he is a Polo wearing frat boy. A badger? really??? really??? At least I wasn't described as smelling like a wolverine or buckeye.
When I wear Jazz, my wife says, "You smell like you did when we first started dating." I wore Tsar at the time.
When I wear Azzaro pH, my wife says I smell like...Well, let's just say she likes it alot.
I am starting to get annoyed at the GIT comparisons to Cool Water. Every time I wear it I get " lemme guess? Cool Water right?", WRONG.
angel men- delicious
tobacco vanille- sexy
guerlain vetiver- grandpa
Prada Amber Pour Homme - "you smell like church candles"