Only people I know personally...a friend or someone I work with.
I'm just curious to know how many of you out here has asked another man what kind of cologne was he wearing,I have in the past,just thought it might be an interesting topic for discussion.Thanks in advance....
Only people I know personally...a friend or someone I work with.
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Exactly once. In fact, this is the exact conversation that got me interested in fragrances. I had never really thought much about cologne before that, I had a few bottles, but then one day someone gave me some Nautica Voyage as a gift, and a strange thing happened: women started complimenting me on it. Then one day, one of my best buddies came over my house before we were going to hit the bars, and damn he smelled good, waaay better than Nautica Voyage. "Hey dude, what's that cologne you're wearing?" "The One. It's awesome, the girls are always telling me how great I smell. You should try it. You want to borrow my bottle?" "Cool. Let's talk about football now." "Ha ha!"
I think I went on the web and found basenotes the next day. True story.
Okay, let's talk about football now.
I dont myself no, but its quite common for males to ask me. Gay men to tend to ask me outright with no issue, straight males tend to enquire and skirt around the subject embarrased lol, or sometimes they wont even say anything but youll just catch there head turn as you walk past, and yes im talking about random strangers Its funny to experience...
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Same, I have asked people I know before. I have definitley had many other men ask me what I am wearing though, seems like more men than women actually.
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Great replies,in order for me to inquire it has to be something that really stands out,that I've never smelled before,were no way like women they'll ask another woman what there wearing no problem,I've DEFINETLY had more men ask me what I was wearing than me ask them.
I rarely even smell anything on people and when I do it's usually one of a few I recognize (Le Male, AdG, 1 Million, etc) but I probably would. Depends I guess. Would probably be like hey are you wearing a cologne or something, what is that? wait for answer. Huh, smells nice, I'll go try find one. Thanks. and then move on
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In the past, I always wanted to, but for some reason I chicken out.
Yeah I have, but truth be told is was a friend of a friend....so it wasn't super weird or awkward. I'd like to say I'd feel comfortable enough to comment on a strangers(man or woman)frag they were wearing, but honestly I'm not sure I would.
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Not so far, but was really tempted to do so a few times, since the respective SOTD worn was smelling well enough to make me curious.
I remember asking a Scotsman that question... He responded with a stern " When are you people going to stop asking that question?. For the last time, We don't wear anything under the kilt!"
I don't think I have ever done so, but I have had other men ask me what I was wearing.
I don't get the interest (perhaps it's cultural taboo?), however yes - to be honest that is how I discovered Dior Homme for example. A couple of times I also asked strangers where they did purchase some garments they were wearing - and sometimes strangers did the same with me.
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I'm a heterosexual male that enjoys fragrance. Asking a gay guy what he's wearing isn't going to change this. I'm asking a question about something I'd like to purchase and giving him a thumbs up for having good taste.
It's rare to smell anything that's any good, so when it happens I always ask. The answers are often surprising, the fragrances usually being something I thought I never liked.
I will ask anyone what they are wearing if I really like it and want to know. The only possible way to take it would be as a compliment.
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Yes....twice in the past few years. Both times it was co-workers. Once the answer was Cool Water, the next time it was Polo green.
Two times I have also had male co-workers ask me what I was wearing (Quorum and Bogart PH).
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Honestly I will ask anyone who smells good what they are wearing.
We are all human.
Sure. Why not? If I like it and it doesn't smell familiar to me I ask
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I asked a coworker yesterday. The answer - Aspen. It didn't smell very good.
I asked two guys at work and neither of them knew what they were wearing. At that point I stopped wondering what the frag was and started berating them about how it was possible to not know the name of a product that you spray on every day.
The words are right there in your hand!!!! You mean to tell me that you have never accidently read what you were holding 15 inches from your eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't believe I have ever ducked this question, and I have been asked many times. Some people are funny, and their response is unpredictable.
As a matter of fact, yes, last time was about 3 months ago, a fella at the Gym had some Sandalwood oil on and I kindly asked him what was he wearing and he told me "sandalwood oil" smelled great
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Yep, exactly what I was thinking....there has been enough posts on here about how some Basenoters feel about letting others in on their "secret". Personally, I think it's kind of petty and obnoxious...but whatever.
Just asked today to a guy I know from meetings. He was wearing ELDO Eloge du Traitre. I once asked a controller on the bus who called his wife because he didn't know. Life's too short not to ask.
Yes. Long ago it was fierce and more recently it was molecule 01 and canali.
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A lot of guys are just weirded out by talk of personal hygiene or just dont pay attention. they wouldnt know they wouldnt know which body wash was in the shower either.
Can be very awkward with someone you do not know well. I get asked occasonally by other men and always tell them what I was wearing. A salesman at J. Press once asked me and I must have mumbled a bit because, while I said "Royal English Leather," he didn't hear the royal part and was incredulous that English Leather could smell that good and that he was going to rush off to a Duane Reade to buy some. Before I could correct him, he was gone..... I have also been asked by men while wearing Brooks Brothers Signature and GIT. Women are more likely to ask, especially if you have just hugged them (What are you wearing?!?!? I must get some for my husband!).
Yes, and he proceeded with a detailed description of silken undergarments. Haven't asked that question since.
Don't think so.
Yes,but only people from my circle of acquaintances.The last one I remember was Pleasures for men by E.Lauder.
I stopped a guy once in a shop in Paris. I just had to know what that delicious scent he was wearing was.
I asked somebody at work last week. I think that was the first time at work, I actually asked somebody what he was wearing.
It really smelled good too, and I told him so.
It was Curve.
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Like others said, only people I know personally. If the scent is familiar, I try to guess the name of the fragrance.
Never felt the urge to do so. AFAIK I'm still the best smelling guy. Lol.
But I have in the past directed the same question to some great smelling women.
Complimented a co-worker on his scent today because I thought it smelled pretty decent. He told me it was Bod. Who woulda thought?
Only once I can think of, at the Sky Club at JFK, a young Saudi man living in Paris. Tuscan Leather, or maybe it was the Armani jacket he had on!
Why are people so worried about asking someone what they are wearing? Generally its people that take pride in the appearance that wear good scents and receiving a positive reaction to it would make 99% of the humans on earth happy. I have never known complimenting someone's scent to backfire. Had two co-workers ask me what I was wearing the other week, one male and one female, wasnt awkward at all.
I've really only smelled fragrances on guys that I already know what they are such as Bvlgari Aqva, Burberry Brit, D&G The One, AdG, etc.
If it was something that I liked and didn't know what it was, I would ask if it was someone I knew because I'm not very comfortable talking to strangers about anything.
Yes, of course. I have asked a complete stranger (maybe in the elevator) what he was wearing. Not a big deal, making conversation. Once I got in the elevator at work and someone had evidently just stepped off who was wearing Spicebomb, had a nice minute-long treat there, whiffing it all in. :-) I think, here in the USA, men are more homophobic about such things. If I ask a guy, and he thinks I am making a pass or something, that's HIS problem.
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Where i live, men wear frags with pride, so asking or being asked is part of normal inter-personal conversation.
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