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    Question Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladies

    I know that Basenotes will most likely be offended by those questions, but fed up with so many "compliment getting" (to put it mildly) threads mainly by male Basenoters, I simply wanted to ask, just for fun, which of the
    female Basenoters actually got complimented on theirs scents by their OWN gender?
    I know it's a silly, rude and shallow question, but I simply couldn't abstain from voicing and posting it,
    but then again I am impressed by the sheer beauty, diversity and luxury of the fragrance wardrobes of Basenotes ladies and, besides, I think that ladies have less problems of simply talking more openly about fragrance, thus voicing more easily simple compliments without any other connotations or subtexts. I truly guess that being stylish is nothing to be ashamed of and easily leads to compliments, but also recommendations, style tips, fragrance advice candidly exchanged within one's own gender, not just with the opposite.
    One more detail: even compliments for unisex or male fragrances worn by the ladies of Basenotes may be posted.

    Hope this didn't offend too much and did not block any replies in advance.

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    No need to apologise, I don't think your post is offensive in any way.

    Got two compliments on Noa (pitty I don't like it anymore) from aquaintances hugging me at a reception. Compliments from my mother on Etro Dianthus and KM Ume. From my grandmother on SL Cedre, Chergui and (keep steady) Tommy Girl.

    No other ladies have ever complimented me on my fragrance yet (probably working in a nearly all-male environment is part of the reason).

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    Yes, Epic Woman has gathered me more than a few compliments from other ladies and so has Rose Ikebana.
    I generally don't get many compliments on my fragrance from either men or women.

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    I tend to get complimented by women when I wear Cristobal,
    Cuir Beluga and Elixir des Merveilles. Women are usually more likely
    to comment on a perfume than men IMO.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
    Currently wearing: Cristobal by Balenciaga

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    I do get the occasional female compliment, and very rarely the female rave. Scents that other ladies have complimented recently: Ormonde Woman, N'Aimez que Moi, Ava Luxe Viva. Scents that received raves: Montale Oriental Flowers and Ormonde Woman.

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    Thinking better about it: I think it is salesladies who compliment my taste in fragrance most often. Probably because I am buying the scents no one else wants.

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    Default Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    Not a rude question at all. This is New England and I think people do not compliment each other so freely here. At least, not strangers. My husband and daughter often tell me I smell good.

    I can really only recall one compliment, from a woman, and that was for Yardley English Rose-- hardly a costly perfume. My mother received a compliment (from the female medical assistant at her Dr.'s office) on Fico di Amalfi which I had sprayed on her. And that's it!

    I don't wear my scent for its effect on others so I really don't care.
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    I have gotten a lot of compliments from other women on Love, Chloe, in fact most of them either bought it afterwards or it is on their want list)), this is the fragrance I have gotten the most compliments on so far from both genders.

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    Default Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    The crowd seems to go wild when I wear Serge Lutens Bois Oriental. It is quite a stunning fragrance, not for the faint at heart, but people seem to like it.

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Her the most by far, Kelly Caleche, and Carven Guirlandes.

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    I guess I get about the same number of compliments from both men and women, but I suppose it will always depends on the circumstances, and like 30Roses says, it also depends on where you are. I rarely got a compliment from anyone when I was in Milwaukee, but they occur pretty frequently in New Orleans. The last one was from a woman sitting next to me on the streetcar - she responded very favorably to my Coromandel.
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    On hair and perfume, way more compliments from women than from men.

    I have had compliments on
    Datura Blanche
    Un Jardin sur le Toit (actually sold one of these for Hermes upon wearing it)
    Reglisse Noire
    Love etc

    and lots of love for the smell of the Coffee Coco Curl Creme

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    I rarely get compliments but then I don't expect them.

    All my compliments come from women, I think perhaps because of the PC rules men are worried about approaching women with compliments.

    Cuir de Lancome
    Ambre Sultan
    Damn Blonde
    Belle d'Opium
    Cuir Ma(sorry brain gone blank on spelling!!) Serge Lutens

    Creed Santal Imperial has got a few compliments it is classed as male.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OVincze View Post
    I have gotten a lot of compliments from other women on Love, Chloe....
    My mother often wears this and says the same - plenty of compliments from the gals.

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    Ladies seem to love Patchouli Noir by Il Profvmo.

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    Not offended at all, and I'd be happy to share what compliments I've received -- if I ever received any! Richmond is so convervative and reserved, rather like 30 Roses' New England. Who knows what they really think, they sure won't tell you. :0/ Or rather, only if they've known you their whole lives.

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    It's a perfectly normal question.
    of course I get compliments from other ladies, lately on Tabu and Balmain de Balmain.
    And I give compliments myself if I smell something good.
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    Ken, I get compliments from the EDT of Narcisse Noir, and the DH like the now discontinued Victoria's Secret Orange Flower in the EDP.

    Another is SL Chergui.

    I have had something said ill of my fragrances, but one co-worker genuinely had an allergy to one of my scents. It was not an offensive comment, but she requested that I not wear that one around her at work.
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    Default Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    l frequently get compliments from my female work colleagues, on just about every perfume l wear, so too many to list here.
    Compliments from female strangers are rarer, but occasionally one of my patients will remark favourably on what l'm wearing.
    ln just the last few days l've received compliments on Armani Code, Cavalli Oro & Tiptoeing Through Chambers of the Moon.

    And l don't think the question is rude at all. lt makes a nice change from the usual "compliment getter" threads!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    And I give compliments myself if I smell something good.
    I give compliments TO myself! Sometimes in a loud voice. Let them roll their eyes...

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    Default Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    I think that Ken_Russel's imagination is running away with him lol

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    Drs. assistant complimented me on Byredo's Gypsy Water. She asked for the name of fragrance I wore and the spelling!!

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    Hello Ken! Thank You for starting this thread which the girls are obviously enjoying. I have actually noticed that other women often compliment me when I am wearing an Iris fragrance, (various ones). Interestingly, men compliment me most when I have freshened up with a simple citrus cologne.

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    Default Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    Like Teardrop, I receive compliments from co-workers all the time! I can't list all the frags ...

    As for strangers, I still get a lot of compliments ... The latest one was a few weeks ago while wearing Liaisons Dangereuses. In fact, the By Kilian line must work out very well on my skin ... I think I've received a compliment nearly every time wearing something from By Kilian! But my all time compliment magnet is Angel. If I had a dollar for each compliment I've received over Angel, I would a be a rich woman!
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    Soir de Lune by Cartier
    AP Maitresse
    TM Eau de Star
    so far I remember, there were many others

    .....and an "anti-compliment" on Givenchy Ange ou Demon that I topped with mosquito repellent in a hot summer evening. The result was disastrous, I was told I smelled terribly :-))
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    Default Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    I go to swing dancing classes, and usually choose a different fragrance to wear each time (avoiding anything 'skanky', heavy or cloying as we tend to get pretty sweaty). When I am the 'follow' I get to dance with all the men, but sometimes if numbers are uneven I play the 'lead' and dance with all the women.

    As well as getting to sniff a lot of strangers, I find it very interesting to observe that the women I dance with are vastly more compliment-giving than the men.

    For example, every time I dance 'lead', at least one female dance partner will compliment me on my perfume. Last night I wore Lutens' Louve and it prompted someone to say how lovely I smelled and they wanted to know the name of the perfume.

    I have also been recently complimented on YR's Pur Desir de Gardenia by a young woman who said I was the 'best smelling person in the room'. The women are also more likely to compliment me on my hair, makeup or clothing.

    On the other hand, the men I dance with rarely say anything much at all to me! In two years of dancing, I have had just *one* spontaneous compliment from a man about my perfume: it was Ferre EDP (the one by Pierre Bourdon that's a fruity iris).

    Luckily I don't care that much what others think of my fragrances -so long as I'm not overwhelming or offending them of course.

    I love it when I can smell scent on the male dancers. Sometimes I ask them what they're wearing and it's usually something common like Joop! for Men or Obsession for Men.

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    Default Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    Yohji, Magot, Mauboussin, Arabie, Comme des Garçons (the original EdP), Hinoki, A*Men, Ambre Précieux, Ambre Extrême, Voleur de Roses, DZING!

    Coco and Salvador Dalí weren't just complimented but "stolen" by a friend (they gave her a headache, though, when she tried to wear them herself and she had the nerve to try to sell them to me...)
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    Good thread Ken!

    My wife is complimented fairly often by other ladies when we go out.
    If you can call "excuse what are you wearing, I'd love to get some" a compliment lol.
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    tigrushka! What a story! How did you know she was the one who ''borroed'' them? And how could she try to sell them back to you?
    Where does the word ''friend'' come in???
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkdreams View Post
    I give compliments TO myself! Sometimes in a loud voice. Let them roll their eyes...
    I'm going to do that, too!

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