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    Default Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    Offshoot from the 2015 thread, which people seemed to still be posting in. So here's one for 2016 instead. Let's hear it!

    (I'd love to kick it off with a list of my own, but excluding my girlfriend and my mother, I never receive compliments on my fragrances.)

    And of course, you don't have to post 5.

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    Default Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    For me, it's been
    1- L'Air Du Desert Marocain, Andy Tauer
    2- Norma Kamali Incense
    3- 1 Million, Paco Rabanne
    4- Opium Pour Homme EDP, YSL

    I don't get many compliments though.
    Currently wearing: Zen for Men by Shiseido

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    Kiste
    Aventus
    L ' Humaniste
    Calligraphy Rose
    Original Vetiver
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Kiste
    Aventus
    L ' Humaniste
    Calligraphy Rose
    Original Vetiver
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Default Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    Simply looking up the Zara and other affordable, uncomplicated and rather effortlessly available fragrances in my current selection may offer a quite accurate answer.
    With perhaps one exception more or less different from these: Lapidus pour Homme. While affordable and plentifully available as well, not so much on the inoffensive, likable, easygoing side as the others (personally still considering it a very good fragrance though).
    Last edited by Ken_Russell; 14th May 2016 at 11:02 AM.

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    Default Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    Just a wild guess - Gengis Khan? (as I rarely ever receive compliments.)
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    Default Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Just a wild guess - Gengis Khan? (as I rarely ever receive compliments.)
    I may just break my "no blind buying" rule on this one... I like the powerful name, and the bottle. I don't care if even smells like it was formulated in the year 1208! Will it make me feel like the ruler of a great empire when I wear it?


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    Mugler Cologne
    Aventus
    Versace Pour Homme
    Nio

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    #1: Curve. Easily my most complimented scent, and it's so versatile. I've gotten unsolicited compliments from women in their 20s, 30s, 40s... maybe even 50s? And a few of the compliments were of the blushing variety, as in, "Wow!" I never thought of Curve as a wow scent, but based on the feedback I've gotten from women, I should wear it more often than I do.

    #2: Hanae Mori H.M. (EdT). My 2nd most complimented overall, but it's such a casual and playful scent that I save it for specific situations. Any time I have a date with a woman who is very chipper and playful, this is what I wear. I own both the EdT and the EdP. The EdT wears so much better and it lasts for ages.

    After those two, it's hard to tell which should be ranked where.

    Royal Oud. I always apply this one well in advance of going anywhere important because the base is where the mass appeal is.

    Millesime Imperial. I guess I'm lucky. 2 sprays give me 10+ hours with such big projection that 3 sprays would be way too much.

    Grey Vetiver EdP probably rounds out my top five in terms of compliments over the past 12 months. I never thought Grey Vetiver would get compliments, but it does. I should wear it more often. I love everything about it, but the base is especially good on my skin.

    I tend to prefer scents that lean more toward being gentlemanly rather than overtly sexy scents or scents that scream out for attention.
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    Prada L'Homme
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    Default Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    1. Reflection man
    2. M7 (original)
    3. Aventus
    4. Pure coffee
    5. Clinique happy

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    Default Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diddy View Post
    Will it make me feel like the ruler of a great empire when I wear it?
    No, but it will you smell nice IMO.
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    Default Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    DHI
    L'Homme Ultime
    Bulgari Aqua
    Aventus
    Al Haramain Dazzle Intense

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    Default Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    No, but it will you smell nice IMO.
    Ha! That sounds good to me!


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    Default Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2016?

    L'Humaniste
    VIW
    Plum Japonais
    Frapin 1270
    Zegna Javanese Patchouli

    It's probably no coincidence that I've started to use 3-4 sprays instead of 1-2 in the past few months, 2016 has been a good year for compliments.
    Last edited by hieroglyphx; 14th May 2016 at 02:58 AM.

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    Versace Eau Fraiche and Light Blue...

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    Epic Man
    Fate Man
    Journey Man
    Nobile 1942 Patchouli
    Horoof Arabian Oud

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    People have really been digging Un cologne pour le matin and benzoin boheme
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