I usually like to stay as mysterious as possible.. lol
Have you ever been in a crowded room, be it a get-together, party, or any other social function, and received an indirect compliment about how you smell? How are you supposed to respond? Allow me to explain.
Sometimes when I meet friends or acquaintances in groups, some will make positive comments about what they smell. While most are pretty direct and say something along the lines of "Wow, what are you wearing?", I sometimes get people who ask me if I'm the source of the scent or that something smells good within our vicinity. Is it best to say basically you're wearing you're favorite scent today or just leave it a mystery?
1. Dior Homme
2. Diptyque Philosykos
3. Burberry London
4. Hermessence Ambre Narguilé
5. Creed Green Irish Tweed
I usually like to stay as mysterious as possible.. lol
If they ask you directly I would answer them directly, otherwise I'd just let it slide.
yeah it sounds really pompous and unnecessary to assume they were talking about you.
"Why, yes it is. Aren't you fortunate to be in my presence today? Now be a good lad and fetch me a gin and tonic."
If asked directly, I would smile and say, " it's just me"....
"12 sprays of Lapidus pour Homme".
I learned a long time ago not to assume it's me they're talking about, but I got lucky in how I learned that lesson. A woman in my circle of friends is very into fashion and bases all purchases on price. The higher, the better. One day, a bunch of us were out having drinks and somebody did what you said in the original post: "Somebody smells amazing." The woman quickly stepped up and said "Oh, hi! That's me. It's a little something I found at a vintage shop nearby." Then somebody else stepped in and said "Uhm, no. It's HIM," pointing at me. The woman was mortified. I was just glad nobody asked what I was wearing because it was a frigging cheapie - not that I'm embarrassed by that... it's just that it would have made the woman feel even worse. Come to think of it, if I say what I was wearing that day, you'll all hate it too
I think it's fascinating how certain scents really work on certain people.
Long story short: always make sure they're talking about you before you answer the question.
Anybody have a sample of Martin Margiela Untitled or Untitled L'Eau? I'm dying to smell these and I've got lots of great niche samples to swap!
"Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam
let em wonder. i go out with the guys all the time and i am the only fragrance junkie.the guys know it's me but leave it to the opposite sex and your skills one on one..
Run screaming for the door!
Either that or try and confirm,
"Might be, does it smell like (insert most prominent notes of scent I am wearing)?"
"Oh, sorry. I farted."
Molecule 01 has truly given more compliemnts that so many other "sheeshee" boutique fragrances I've worn. It's light and long lastingm,but draws the person in (who complimented me) Hell, it's cheap if you make yourself. That's my story NOT yours.
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)
Yeah. Depending on the crowd, some of my friends know I'm a frag nut and will say, "It's probably Grant." I've had other people sort of "claim" the scent even though I'm fairly certain they're talking about me (as I've had similar experiences to the ones above), which I don't mind, as most will usually figure it out what they're smelling sooner or later when the person wearing it walks by (be it myself of not).
I won't ever speak up and say, "Yeah, that's probably me you're smelling!" They can figure it out themselves if they ask me directly or smell it on me close up, or I can let someone else steal the credit for smelling good. No problem either way.
The funny one's for me though personally are chain reaction comments. One person will comment or ask what I'm wearing, and others will begin to say that they wanted to ask/say the same thing, but not sound weird or forward (depending on the gender).
99% of the time I'll tell people what I'm wearing though (as honestly most people really don't care once you say anything they've never heard of before, and are usually just making conversation) , as I think it's super snobbish not to, and I'd personally consider it rude to be snubbed in the matter that some so dismissively snub others.
If it comes off as a pick up though I might not say at first.
Last edited by Partario; 24th January 2013 at 07:48 AM.
I dont know why people give such complicated answers to questions like this. It is very simple.
A girl really said, you smell fantastic.I was wearing RIVE GAUCHE.
If someone asks me upfront, I usually answer directly. Even more so, if the person seems genuinely interested about the scent. And even keeps on asking, immediately afterwards, additional infos and details about the fragrance: I also answer then, avoiding however to overload with data, while still talking (if possible) on topic and to the point.
Always keep it quiet as kept!
I will say something but after reading this thread I will change the way I respond. It does seem kind of pompous to say that " it is me ".
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Tonka Imperiale
3. Dior Homme
4. Pure Malt
5. Oud Wood
6. Ambre Nuit
7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
8. Noir de Noir
9. Apple Brandy
10.Straight to Heaven
I hardly ever get comments :-( When I was younger and on the pub/club scene, I used to get them all the time, but not anymore.
If someone asks me directly I give them the answer, if it's a general comment I just let it go and I wait to see if anyone asks the direct question, especially if i notice another fragrance in the mix.
I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
Lol, nice story l'homme! I agree - I'd rather err on the side of modesty.
I'd answer honestly if anyone asked me. The problem is that nobody can smell my fragrance!
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