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    Hi guys, the other week I was wearing ultraviolet men and i walked past a guy who stopped me to ask what the fragrance I was wearing was. What was the fragrance you got stopped wearing if this has happened to you?

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    Royal water in Hollywood

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    Cartier Santos Concentree.
    Original Bijan.
    Trussardi Uomo.

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    well, it was a hot summer in butt---- tennessee and i was wearing 9 sprays of kouros.

    a few people stopped me.

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    Versace pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    well, it was a hot summer in butt---- tennessee and i was wearing 9 sprays of kouros.

    a few people stopped me.
    Asking you where the broken sewer line was, maybe?.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    well, it was a hot summer in butt---- tennessee and i was wearing 9 sprays of kouros.

    a few people stopped me.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    Asking you where the broken sewer line was, maybe?.....
    LMAO!!! Nice.

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    Vertical Limit

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    Portrait of a Lady
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    Aventus... of course
    Polo Double Black
    L'eau D'issey
    Platinum Egoiste
    Bulgari Black
    Millisime Imperial
    Original Santal

    All were worn in the summer, and I was in close proximity of other people while out.

    Has anyone ever tried to play it off like you don't remember what the scent was called or just don't want to pronounce it and come off as a hot shot? I've caught myself doing that with PE and MI and just said it was "Chanel Platinum" or Creed Imperial... haha
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    armani diamonds/black code and all the allures seem to make ppl ask.

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    Close to your experience...Was wearing LDDM once and a lady (manager), walks by, stops, comes back to where I was and took a deep breath and asked what I was wearing.
    Other similar, if not better was with Montale's Aoud Lime. A hot employee walks by and she comes back in a second and asked what I was wearing. I replied, she comes back 3-4 times in the next 1 hour just to be close to me. Unfortunately she was married, if not, I would have allowed her to smell me even more

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    Portrait of a Lady


    I am a undersprayer so dont get a lot of comments, but I think POAL is so potent that even 1 spray under the shirt projects like a mofo.

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    YSL Kouros
    Zino Davidoff

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    Neroli Portifino

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    well, it was a hot summer in butt---- tennessee and i was wearing 9 sprays of kouros.
    Oh, brave man!!!

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    This pimp told me i smelled "off the chain"...
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    This pimp told me i smelled "off the chain"...
    lmao did he also try to recruit you? hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post

    Has anyone ever tried to play it off like you don't remember what the scent was called or just don't want to pronounce it and come off as a hot shot? I've caught myself doing that with PE and MI and just said it was "Chanel Platinum" or Creed Imperial... haha
    Yes! I got a lot of comments on LIDGE, but didn't want to butcher the name/seem pretentious when people asked what it is. Instead I just said it was L'instant

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    I've been asked at a supermarket checkout and in an office situation but never been stopped in the street. I'd be amazed if it happens as much as people are saying in this thread, unless it's a cultural thing where people do this in the US. I certainly haven't come accross this in Europe.
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    Body Kouros

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    I've been asked at a supermarket checkout and in an office situation but never been stopped in the street. I'd be amazed if it happens as much as people are saying in this thread, unless it's a cultural thing where people do this in the US. I certainly haven't come accross this in Europe.
    I think basenoters in general spray more,wear stuff with more sillage, and wear better stuff than the average person so I would think the chances of a compliment are higher than for most everyone else.

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    This lady asked my wife what I was wearing.

    She wanted to get it for her husband.

    I had on the discontinued Purple Patchouli

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    None so far, but it happened to me a few times to sense great scents on random strangers in the streets, yet never brought myself to ask them what they were wearing.

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    None. And if it did happen, i'd feel like I was probably wearing too much.

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    A woman yesterday, walked up to the bar that I was sitting at to buy drinks and I had my back towards her...and she said I smelled really nice. She was classy and pretty, probably around 40 years old. I always get compliments from mid/older women with this fragrance...I think it has to do with the woody/cacao drydown. I also noticed that at the birthday party at the pub that several of the girls (have met briefly on one other occasion) were standing really close to me, like closer than normal.

    Maybe it is just really good on my skin, but it lasts and projects for several hours and never let me down. That scent is Dior Homme 2012 Reformulation (I have never smelled the originals or the intense versions)

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    My aunt who I barely saw growing up came to visit for Easter, and since she is a cosmetologist, she cut my step-dad and my hair. While she was cutting, she said I smelled good and wanted to know what it was. I was wearing Creed Windsor.

    That's about the closest I've gotten to any random compliment, so while it wasn't in the street it was good enough for me.
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    Thankfully, I can say I've never been 'stopped in the street' by a stranger wanting to know what fragrance I had on. I hope the day never arrives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    None. And if it did happen, i'd feel like I was probably wearing too much.
    ...and that's exactly how I felt. I took it as a compliment, of course, but I assumed I was wearing too much.
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    This happened in manchester England btw. I was glad someone noticed the smell.
    Isn't that one of the main reasons we wear Fragrances.... for others to appreciate??

    Btw before I forget, can anyone describe portrait of a lady and/or similar frags?

    I've seen it getting good reviews in a few threads, but I've never heard of it before

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    Just two so far: Straight to Heaven and Terre d'Hermés ​(which also happen to be my all-time most complimented scents period).
    Top 5 for Winter:
    1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
    2) Back to Black - By Kilian
    3) M7 (vintage or Oud Absolu) - YSL
    4) Aventus - Creed
    5) John Varvatos Vintage

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    not in the street but my wife goes crazy for straight to heaven and its one of the few scents that she says "wow what are you wearing today thats good stuff" and i remind her its the same scent that she complimented me on the last time i wore it.

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    Kenneth Cole Signature.

    Zino Davidoff (but not on the street, on a train as I was getting off).
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Prive' Nuances,
    Armani Prive' Bois d'Encens, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Amouage Beloved Man, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver, and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam.

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    aventus and molecule 01

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    Body Kouros
    Yes, the only one time i was being stopped was me wearing Body Kouros.
    Current top 5:
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    2. Kilian Apple Brandy
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    Guerlain vetiver.

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    People just ask me for money.

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    Definitely Terre d' Hermes Pure Parfum

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    This was a long time ago, and I'm not sure if it counts. On my to work, just before I enter the building, a co-worker stopped me and asked the name of the cologne I was wearing. It was Azzaro Chrome.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    People just ask me for money.
    Same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    I've been asked at a supermarket checkout and in an office situation but never been stopped in the street. I'd be amazed if it happens as much as people are saying in this thread, unless it's a cultural thing where people do this in the US. I certainly haven't come accross this in Europe.
    I definitely think it is rather an American thing indeed. Here in Europe people are not extroverted at all, in that sense.
    I asked a woman at a restaurant last Saturday if she was wearing Alien Essence Absolue. When she replied yes, the people I was with were really impressed (and I was as surprised) about me knowing that. She was wearing A LOT though, and you know that is a potent one anyway...
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    GIT a few times.
    New Haarlem once.
    Most recently, Neroli Portofino.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Most creeds
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    Un jardin en Mediterranee
    TDH
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    I've never been stopped on the street, though a check-out girl at Walgreens asked me about it when I was wearing Creed Original Santal. And a girl at a coffee shop went absolutely nuts over vintage Houbigant Quelque Fleurs once. That was unexpected.

    And, for Fragnoob, Portrait Of A Lady is a mix if rose and patchouli with oud underneath, kind of like a much more refined version of Montale's Black Aoud.
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    Armani Code
    Purple Label
    Wall Street

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    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
    Egoiste
    Terre d'Hermes
    Mugler Cologne

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    Santa Maria Novella Patchouli : twice so far ...

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    Not in the street but I used to get told all the time by random strangers how good I smelled when I wore Jivago 24k. Haven't worn it in years, though. The only recent compliment by a stranger I've received was when wearing Eau Duelle. I was waiting for an elevator and the girl next to me said my perfume smelled pretty.

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