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    Default What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    I have only been into fragrances the past 4 months and recall three instances where I received compliments (outside of my gf). I find it interesting that each time was the very first time I wore that particular scent.

    Sauvage - At a Easter party, I had multiple women in my gf's family say that I smelled good and asked what it was

    Fahrenheit - Before I bought the full bottle, I sprayed a bit on the back of my hand in Sephora at a local mall. I stopped at a candy store a few minutes later and the cashier asked what I was wearing. I said Fahrenheit that I just sampled and she said she would need to remember it for later.

    18.21 Sweet Tobacco - Just got this today on a blind buy. I mentioned how much I enjoyed this in another thread. I wore it and hours later at a local TJ Maxx, the cashier asked about the great smell.

    So what are yours?

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    For me it was Geranium Pour Monsieur. I applied it from sample and after 2 minutes, my friend said "it is very pleasant and refreshing fragrance".

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Most recently, which might come as a surprise to some.. Bogart pour Homme. A lady told me "It smells like Heaven"

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Funny you should mention Bogart PH. That along with Avant Garde are the two that got me compliments the first time I wore them.

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Probably Balafre back in the 60s from a very pretty young woman who became my wife.
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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Bond No 9 Wall Street
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    Chanel Égoïste ca. 1992. Just a few drops from a sample vial.
    Currently wearing: Zen for Men by Shiseido

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    I never get such compliments. But then I rarely go out.

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Ch Men
    Bond No 9 Bleeker St
    Amouage Lyric Man
    Profumum Roma Meringa
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    Currently wearing: Reflection Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Bond No 9 Scent of Peace for Him
    Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
    Hermes Terre de Hermes Pure Parfum

    Should be no surprise that all 3 are potent and good projectors. Compliments are contingent on not just smelling good but also on others' ability to smell the scent.

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vintage) --> "Your wearing a cologne , smells very nice"

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    Dior Homme Sport (2012)
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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Coromandel
    Carnal Flower (several upon my first wearing)
    Misia (the first wear was just ridiculous in its reception)
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    L'Heure Bleue
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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    I feel fortunate to have had many such experiences. From first time wearings of cheap fragrances like Nautica Voyage to more expensive ones like Millesime Imperial. I actually have several that I could say received at least one compliment on first wearing, many of those with pretty neat stories. So far most compliment getters have been cheaper safe fragrances, that are clean or fresh. But certainly some niche in the same category. And thanks to this good community, my horizons are constantly expanding.

    Most surprising compliment on a first wearing (to me) was Montale's Black Aoud... middle of last summer! Lol

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Bleecker Street.

    I sprayed my arm with it at Nordstrom to give it a test. Ten minutes later, I was stopped in the street by someone soliciting for signatures for a ballot measure. The light was red, so I listened as I was waited. Halfway into his diatribe, he stopped and had the most curious look on his face, and he said "Are you... wearing... cologne? It's really good. What IS that?"

    I've owned a bottle for a few years now, but never had a comment on it since that very first time.

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    As far as I could remember I was complemented only twice:

    1) YSL Kouros - 2005 by a female teacher who asked me to write the description of what I was wearing to get one for her husband.

    2) Creed Aventus - by a male friend at a New Years party.

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    Rose paestum

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    Aventus
    Sauvage
    Jimmy Choo Man
    Grey Vetiver
    Currently wearing: Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Davidoff Cool Water
    Terre d'Hermes
    Azzaro Silver Black
    Currently wearing: Hypnôse Homme by Lancôme

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    Very few fragrances, but Gucci Envy, Boss Bottled as well as the extremely low-cost Avon Black Suede Touch were the unexpectedly pleasant surprises
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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Green irish tweed.. I wore git every day the first week i got my bottle & got compliments every single day & sometimes multiple times a day. Git is legit!

    Bleecker street.. first time i wore it i was grocery shopping & this group of women came up beside me looking at the pre packaged salads & one said someone smells good & smiled at me. The guy that was with them goes "what about me??" & the girl that smiled at me said you stink! Haha

    Pure malt.. The first time i wore it i stopped by pets mart & as i was walking to the register the cashier was walking behind me & as i got to the register she walked really close behind me practically brushing against me. Then while she was ringing me up she goes "i don't mean to be weird or anything but you smell amazing" lol
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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Just recently Lanvin L'homme.
    “You are never fully dressed without a perfume!”
    Currently wearing: Lanvin L'Homme by Lanvin

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, my sister in law immediately fell in love, took my jacket and kept sniffing the cuff

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    Bond Scent of Peace for Him
    Currently wearing: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

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    Probably Kouros, TDH vintage and Aventus. They're different from the norm, so they took people off guard in a good way.

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Aramis classic (at least I think it was my first wearing when I got a very nice compliment!)
    Terre d' Hermes Parfum

    More recently:
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Kouros
    Currently wearing: Vert de Bois by Tom Ford

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    Crikey -- what do you people got -- spreadsheets?

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    I started an Excel spreadsheet to chart my collection and what I have sampled and disliked. I do not chart my compliments though.

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    Default Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by elaw1890 View Post
    I started an Excel spreadsheet to chart my collection and what I have sampled and disliked. I do not chart my compliments though.
    Just add another column then

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