2 part question
1) Do you come across good smelling strangers?
2) If so, do you compliment them?
I've come across some good smelling people, but I rarely give a compliment. I usually only compliment how my friends smell.
Last edited by Flatbush Ave; 16th March 2014 at 10:01 PM.
I only ever compliment women (the opposite sex) but do it often. People love to hear that they smell good in the same sense as people like to be told they look good. Women love these compliments, especially if its a long time after they applied, they tend to be very surprised that anyone can smell anything.
Rarely to a stranger and if so to the opposite sex.
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So you guys will compliment a woman on her fragrance, but never a man? Why not, don't men enjoy compliments too?
Never... but will make an exception if I ever smell Angel on a women.
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1) While not too frequently, yes
2) Much likelier for me to compliment someone I know, also because a fragrance related conversation (including more details about the name, the house etc. of a fragrance enjoyed, admired and/or complimented) comes more natural afterwards.
Never have. Probably never would.
1. Xerjoff - Nio
2. Creed - Aventus
3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
9. Creed - Original Cologne
10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
I havea few times, usually just keep it to myself.
If I can come up with a way to say it without coming across as weird, every time. I tend to give more compliments to other guys because most women think you're trying to hit on them if you compliment them. I think it's odd that there's a thread with over a million views about compliments and which scents get you the most, yet ppl are sheepish about giving them. Also complimenting a man on his fragrance won't turn you into a homosexual.
I've done it a few times. One was wearing Deisel Fuel for Life (which he confirmed after I guessed what it was, and then was shocked that I even knew the name or recognized the smell), and another wasn't wearing anything. Just deodorant and natural body aroma (not body ODOR). Other than that, not really. It took me quite a bit to make those comments, and I felt weird doing it. Most of the people I work with that I don't know all wear this roll-on white musk oil that smells terrible, and I've never had the courage to go the opposite direction and tell them they freaking reek.
I compliment both men and women, and both strangers and friends - I know I like to get compliments and I just figure everyone does at least now and then - have run across a couple of things I ended up buying because they smelled so good on someone else.
I almost never smell scent on anyone around me. It's a shame really. Would I say something? actually yes, I would particularly if it smelled 'niche-y' and I thought it could start an interesting conversation.
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I compliment anyone anytime I like their perfume. I chased down guy once, he was totally flattered. He said "thanks man, no one ever notices". It ended up being my first encounter with coromandel.
Everyone liked to be complimented
sadly, i rarely come across people who smell good enough to compliment--when i do, i will often compliment women--it is hard for a guy to compliment other guyd without it seeming wierd. sad but true!
I have come across a stranger who smelled good. And I complimented them if I could.
I was once came across a guy who wore Black Aoud and it suits him well. And another guy who wore Black to Black with just right amount, complimented.
There's so many guy who wears Creed, But I don't think they smells good on them so I pass,
I mostly compliment women because it's not so awkward... it's somehow like a man tell another man that he looks good. It feels gay for some reason. I'm not saying it's bad. But it's too awkward for me.
Can't do it. Even if I smell something on someone I could see myself wearing. I'm just too awkward.
Very rarely, and almost always when I want to know what the fragrance is, so I can wear it myself.
2-even more rare
But co workers and friends I make an effort to let them know I notice and appreciate it
I am always on the verge but people are so in a hurry these days; you have to mug them to say something unsolicited. The last time I wanted to comment I was in the lift, and the woman was also attractive. She smelt great, unusual, definitely niche. But my wife was there so I thought, nah! this will not come out right. Needless to say, I haven't seen her again, damn it! But I will comment on male or female if I think I can do it well.
The thing that I find interesting here is that on Basenotes you hear so many people asking "what gets the best compliments". People even mention this in their reviews for crying out loud.
But then some of those same people, don't want to compliment someone else?
When the hell did people get so scared of human interaction? Or like someone else said "awkward".
That's seriously depressing.
1. Very rarely.
2. Depends on the setting. Not at work, but would in a social setting.
Aphexacid, I agree, man. I don't often smell fragrances that make me want to give a compliment, but when I do smell something nice and someone is in my proximity, I'll pay a compliment whether it's a man or woman. Most men and women I've complimented about a fragrance are happy to be noticed and find it flattering. I don't think this needs to be over thought to the point of worrying about it seeming gay, like your hitting on a woman, awkward, etc. But I'm one of those people who makes small talk with strangers at the store, baristas, people at the gas station, etc.
Last edited by Theo; 17th March 2014 at 07:33 AM.
Very rarely. The problem with Copenhagen is, that when I ever smell a fragrance on other people, it is almost always one I hate so much that my blood boils (I am looking at you, One Million!!!), and they usually wear tons of it (I am looking at you again, One Million!!!!!!!!). Danes generally have very poor and uniform taste in fragrance (they are practically drones, especially the guys). Once in a while though, I smell something good and perfectly dosed. It is just difficult to find the person wearing it, as the choking clouds of One Million blind both nose and eyes.
Danes are quite reserved as well, and complete strangers would think you were some kind of psycho, if you complemented them or at least think you were some sleezeball hitting on them.
I can't remember the last time I smelt a good fragrance on a guy. I usually only smell something obnoxious (over applied 1 Million or Le Male, mainly).
I do complement women though. "I like your perfume, what is it?" followed quickly by "I will have to see if my wife likes it as much as I do".
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I only compliment friends and relatives, who mainly wear gifts or cast-offs from me.
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