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    Default What Fragrances Got You Compliments?

    Can you recall which fragrances you've worn the past year or so that got you the most compliments?

    I've been wearing fragrances consistently for about a year and a half. I'd say only a few fragrances have gotten me compliments (after wearing around maybe 10+ regularly in this time frame).

    Mont Blanc Individuel (1)
    ✔ Dior Sauvage (1)
    ❎ Bleu De Chanel
    ✔ Creed Aventus (1)
    ✔ Club Di Nuit Intense Man (5-10)
    ❎ Royal Oud
    ❎ Mugler Cologne
    ❎ Pure Malt
    ❎ Dolce & Gabbana The One EDT & EDP
    ❎ Replica Jazz Club
    ❎ Replica At The Barbers
    ✔ Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP (1)


    These aren't the only fragrances I've worn, but the ones I've worn the most.

    The number next to the fragrance is how many compliments I've gotten from each one.

    Aventus and Club De Nuit Intense Man got the craziest reactions. Sauvage, Grey Vetiver and Individuel were complimented but nothing over the top.

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    I would compliment Grey Vetiver too! (Not familiar with some of the others.)

    In the past few months I have gotten enthusiastic compliments on:

    Patchouli Nobile
    Mon Guerlain
    both by strangers in public

    and

    Diorissimo
    by a friend.

    In the case of Mon Guerlain I was waiting to cross the street when a woman ran up to me and went on and on about MG and why it was so nice (beautiful scent with appropriate sillage).
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

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    Don't recall having received any compliments during the past year which is normal for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Don't recall having received any compliments during the past year which is normal for me.
    Hednic, maybe you need to apply more! You have so many gorgeous perfumes; there should be compliments galore!
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

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    I've gotten complimented (surprisingly) on Mitsouko on two different occasions in the last month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Hednic, maybe you need to apply more!
    I'll give it a try.
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    So many. The last one was Santal Blush.
    Currently wearing: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Im the most complicated when I use Sécrétions Magnifiques !!!

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    As of lately, seems like the public loves this one.
    I wear it to the gym a lot, and get compliments regularly.
    Luca Turin got the 5 stars right on this one.


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    This year.

    Music For A While, a woman on the bus kept saying through the whole journey how gorgeous I smelt.

    Arpege I have not worn this in a while but as usual, I was asked what I was wearing and it was lovely.

    I don't get compliments as the norm but then I don't care about them either I wear fragrance for myself.

    Oh, will add I got one today for Ombre Mercure by Terry de Gunzburg
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    Over the last year it's most probably CDNI. Of all time the winner would be Terre D'hermes by a landslide.
    My All Time Top 5
    Vintage Fahrenheit - Dior
    Bois Du Portugal - Creed
    Jubilation XXV - Amouage
    Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP - Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    L'Air Du Desert Marocain - Tauer
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Just remembering, compliments were offered for Angel Muse and Angel Muse edt. The best part is they were given by a friend who is sensitive to perfume and found these very enjoyable.
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

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    ✔ 1881 pour Homme (most complimented)
    ✔ A*Men Pure Malt
    ✔ Grey Vetiver
    ❎ Knize Ten
    ❎ Habit Rouge
    ❎ Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

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    Bright Neroli
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    So far, Boss Bottled, Versace Blue Jeans, Avon Black Suede Touch, Knize Ten, Cerruti 1881 Amber, Gucci Envy

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    In December, Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee and Ambre Narguile.
    Looking for:
    Hermessence Cuir D'Ange
    Hermessence Ambre Narguile

    SELLING:
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    I don't go fishing for compliments, nor is my work environment one where noticing and appreciating fragrances is common.

    That being said, I have gotten good feedback from the following, that I can recall, this year:

    Amouage Honour Man
    Annayake Undo
    Ferrari Bright Neroli
    Mancera Lemon Line
    Tom Ford Noir Anthracite
    Currently wearing: Lyric Man by Amouage

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    I've complimented others on their perfumes/colognes. Turns out they are scents I personally didn't care for (on myself) but they smelled great on the other person.
    Currently wearing: Aura by Thierry Mugler

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    Datura Noir in the past month. Unexpected.
    And over and over I get complimented on Aqua Universalis Forte.
    “The unnatural and the strange have a perfume of their own”
    ― Fernando Pessoa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty2Shoes View Post
    I've complimented others on their perfumes/colognes. Turns out they are scents I personally didn't care for (on myself) but they smelled great on the other person.
    K2S, what were some you liked on other people?
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

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    I've gotten compliments from YSL L'homme Ultime: "You smell so effing good", Sauvage EDP: "I looove it", Gucci Homme II, ADG profumo, and insurrection pure 2. I've gotten multiple compliments from IP2, one coming hours after I applied.

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    I've found that all of my fragrances get compliments if someone gets close enough. The synthetics just project more in my experience. I will get multiple compliments a week on some cheap Alexandria Fragrances clone. I don't wear them often though, just like trying them out.


    Then there's my nicer stuff like Roja Dove Aoud where i was only recently complimented after a waitress bent down over me to place my food on the table. Guess she got a whiff since they usually have to go right over your shoulder.
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    It seems like tribute and asrar attar have been the most popular for me, i do wear them quite often though which probably makes a difference too. ironically, my wife isnt a big fan of either ha.

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    Creed Aventus
    Royal Mayfair
    Egyptian Musk
    Golden Sand
    Paradise Love (Private blend non designer)

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    none that I can remember.
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    Au Hasard
    Nawab Of Oudh
    Santal Noir
    Encens Mythique
    Black Orchid
    Superstitious
    Jump Up & Kiss Me Hedonistic
    L’heure Perdue
    Musc Noble
    Make It Happen!

    Current Top 10
    1.Encens Mythique d’Orient
    2.L’Heure Perdue
    3.(Dior) Vetiver/H The Exclusive Black Tier
    4.Vision In A Dream Psychedelic/Santal Noir
    5.Candy Aoud/Fusion Sacrée Clair
    6.L’Heure Mysterieuse/Au Hasard
    7.Jump Up & Kiss Me Hedonistic/Teisenddu
    8.Alexandria II
    9.Black Calamus
    10.Atramental/Tolu
    Currently wearing: Opus VI by Amouage

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    Havana is my #1 compliment-getter.
    Current Favorites:

    1. Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    2. AdP Cedro di Taormina
    3. CdG Incense Avignon
    4. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    5. Polo (vintage)
    6. Le Troisieme Homme de Caron
    7. L'Artisan Timbuktu
    8. Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme (vintage)
    9. Aramis Havana
    10. Bois des Iles
    11. Elixir des Merveilles/Parfum des Merveilles
    12. Azzaro pour Homme
    13. Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles
    14. YSL Opium parfum (vintage)
    15. Drakkar Noir (vintage)
    Currently wearing: Jubilation XXV by Amouage

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    Dior Sauvage. The drydown smells bad to me so I don't understand it when I get a compliment.

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    For me
    Creed Royal Oud
    Parfum de marly Layton
    Tom Ford ombré leather18 ( the most in fact )

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    Tobacco Vanille is my most complimented, by far. I've had a few compliments for New Haarlem as well. The one that never gets compliments (and which surprises me, because I really like it a lot) is L'Air Du Desert Marocain.

    But the all-time compliment grabber, back before I knew anything about notes or was doing this as a hobby? Curve. My best friend's dad was an enthusiast when we were kids and he used to let his son partake, steering him towards the less expensive stuff in his collection like Tommy, Curve, Joop, etc. My buddy liked Curve. So naturally I decided to copy him: first by asking my parents for my own bottle, and then by promptly swimming laps in the stuff whenever I applied it. Looking back, it's hard to know for sure whether all those compliments were genuine or the patronizing "aw, look how grown up they think they are!" comments you might expect, but there were a lot of them. And they had to have smelled both of us coming from at least a city block away.




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