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    The saddest thing is people getting defensive and pissy about people being friendly to one another. You guys been shit on too many times, or what?
    Let people be nice to each other. Not everyone relishes in being the local creeper.
    It's understandable to know why people don't care about engaging in human contact, fine, but it's just as understandable to realize some people enjoy it.
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    I have, on occasion. And have received my share in return. Mostly all when I was still working.

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    I always do. I tell them they smell great and ask what it is. Life’s too short!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    I think you might need a hug.
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    I have complimented a woman at an ATM, a woman at a veterinary office, a young man in a grocery store and a neighbor taking a walk around the block!

    Sadly, the woman at the ATM, when I asked the name of her scent, snarled at me and sniffed, "I forgot." Yeah, right...

    One of the best compliments I have received was in front of a deli counter. The woman asked what wonderful perfume I was wearing: Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste. Another kind coimment came while I was picking up take-out Greek food, and the young man said my perfume reminded him of his mother: Estee Lauder Beautiful.
    "That lover which is like fragrance
    Whose voice is as beautiful as Urdu.

    She who hides in the flowers
    you can only find her from her fragrance."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdem1961 View Post
    I always do. I tell them they smell great and ask what it is. Life’s too short!
    My list of fragrance to splits HERE

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    I do if it's something that I want to know the name of. But I try to do it in a way that is non-creeper offensive.
    Currently wearing: Beach Hut Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdem1961 View Post
    I always do. I tell them they smell great and ask what it is. Life’s too short!
    Yes. Pure beauty.

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    Sure, It'd be rude not to!

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    Only my wife. Nowadays it's one short step from sexual harassment. Sad times.

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    If I like it, sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    The saddest thing is people getting defensive and pissy about people being friendly to one another. You guys been shit on too many times, or what?
    Let people be nice to each other. Not everyone relishes in being the local creeper.
    It's understandable to know why people don't care about engaging in human contact, fine, but it's just as understandable to realize some people enjoy it.
    Um, who's being defensive?

    Nobody is telling anyone not to be nice to anyone. I don't know why you would say that.

    If you care so much about people being nice to each other, then why are you labeling anyone a "creeper"?

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    I really want to sometimes but my britishness holds me back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    I really want to sometimes but my britishness holds me back
    Next time go for it. Could always try it with gusto verging on Tourette's and blurt it out to a great smelling passerby. Like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Next time go for it. Could always try it with gusto verging on Tourette's and blurt it out to a great smelling passerby. Like
    “Your Prada Amber pour homme Intense is FAB”
    This made me laugh -- thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    Um, who's being defensive?

    Nobody is telling anyone not to be nice to anyone. I don't know why you would say that.

    If you care so much about people being nice to each other, then why are you labeling anyone a "creeper"?
    Reflection is for dorks, am I riiiiight? At least you're asking questions, so that's a start. Great to see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Reflection is for dorks, am I riiiiight? At least you're asking questions, so that's a start. Great to see!
    Projection! Also great to see.

    You said people were being defensive about others being nice. What was I defending? It's your word. Can you not defend your use of it? I'll assume you can't based on your response.

    All I was doing was pointing out that it's sad to take so much pride because someone likes that you're wearing something that anyone else with enough money can buy. That's not worth taking pride in for an entire day, as someone else pointed out. People should take that much pride in their work and relationships with others, not compliments on material things.

    Again, if you care about people being nice to one another, then what is your purpose with these responses? You think a snide attitude is nice? "Reflection is for dorks, am I riiiiight?"

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    What you are saying is very easily viewed as defensive. I'm not being snide, I'm trying to help you out. Perceptions seem to be very inward leaning andnegative. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm just basing it on this thread and others previously similar to this one in which such behavior is exhibited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    What you are saying is very easily viewed as defensive. I'm not being snide, I'm trying to help you out. Perceptions seem to be very inward leaning andnegative. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm just basing it on this thread and others previously similar to this one in which such behavior is exhibited.
    You keep saying I was being defensive but won't explain how. I wasn't being defensive at all in my earlier posts. I don't even understand what I could be defensive about before you weighed in saying I was being defensive. In order for me to have been defensive prior to you weighing in, I would have needed to feel attacked in some way. I didn't, so I'm not sure what you mean.

    Telling someone "Reflection is for dorks, am I riiiiight?” is not helpful. That is not a helpful attitude. Labeling people as "creepers" is not helpful. Reflect on that.

    Oh, let me guess: you call out what you perceive as shortcomings in others without admitting to your own. That's sure what this looks like.

    If you want to be helpful, then explain what I was being defensive about since I'm not seeing it.

    Or maybe you're not trying to be helpful and are just trying to backtrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    You keep saying I was being defensive but won't explain how. I wasn't being defensive at all in my earlier posts. I don't even understand what I could be defensive about before you weighed in saying I was being defensive. In order for me to have been defensive prior to you weighing in, I would have needed to feel attacked in some way. I didn't, so I'm not sure what you mean.

    Telling someone "Reflection is for dorks, am I riiiiight?” is not helpful. That is not a helpful attitude. Labeling people as "creepers" is not helpful. Reflect on that.

    Oh, let me guess: you call out what you perceive as shortcomings in others without admitting to your own. That's sure what this looks like.

    If you want to be helpful, then explain what I was being defensive about since I'm not seeing it.

    Or maybe you're not trying to be helpful and are just trying to backtrack.
    Hey, ultra V! Thanks for replying back!
    I'm moonwalking, not backtracking. Backtracking is stepping backwards. My feet are sliding across the floor, gliding, floating.

    Well, I hate pointing out the obvious, so forgive me for doing so, but if someone says they like your fragrance and the reply would be 'hey, they have these at stores why don't you go there are get one if you like it so much and leave me alone, stoooooopid' that's not cool. Applying that to any item. Hey nice car. 'Well why don't you go to the car store and get one yourself and leave me alone, weirdo!' It's fine if you want to do that. It's nothing that I take personally.

    Suggesting that someone reflect IS helpful. It's helpful and healthy. I don't want anyone to be a creeper and I urge people to not be that way. Maybe they need to be aware of that for their own good. That is extremely helpful. Why else would I put it in there? Friends hold each other accountable, no? Friends don't enable each other. And I would say you're getting defensive by trying to turn table (classic defense) but I don't want your head to explode. HA!

    We all have shortcomings, ultraV, for sure! There's nothing wrong with being open about them and acknowledging them. But saying 'No, I don't....YOU DO!' doesn't really work either.

    But this is getting WAY off topic. Do you compliment other people's cologne, Ultravisitor? If you were wearing something awesome, I would let you know. It really doesn't matter what happens afterwards other than I enjoy the scent, and I thought I would speak up. Maybe that could lead to a discussion about other fragrances. Maybe you would tell me to go die. Who knows! lol
    If I do see you, though, I will compliment you. I WILL! I'll sneak up behind you, you won't even know it's coming. So watch your back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    If I smell something I like, I speak up. Almost every time. I say something nice about it and ask what it is.
    This is me, but I don't always ask what it is. My HR Director wore something nice yesterday. I complimented the scent and let it go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Well, I hate pointing out the obvious, so forgive me for doing so, but if someone says they like your fragrance and the reply would be 'hey, they have these at stores why don't you go there are get one if you like it so much and leave me alone, stoooooopid' that's not cool.
    Okay, but nobody is doing that. Nobody said anybody should do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Suggesting that someone reflect IS helpful. It's helpful and healthy. I don't want anyone to be a creeper and I urge people to not be that way. Maybe they need to be aware of that for their own good. That is extremely helpful. Why else would I put it in there? Friends hold each other accountable, no? Friends don't enable each other. And I would say you're getting defensive by trying to turn table (classic defense) but I don't want your head to explode. HA!
    You called me creepy and defensive because you didn't like an opinion of mine. Why do you get to attack me like that? And you say I'm turning the tables on you because I'm asking you to justify your attack?

    All I did was express that I thought it was sad for someone to take so much pride in a compliment of little meaning. What is defensive and creepy about that?

    If you think it's helpful to reflect, then why would you label someone a creeper for feeling that way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    We all have shortcomings, ultraV, for sure! There's nothing wrong with being open about them and acknowledging them. But saying 'No, I don't....YOU DO!' doesn't really work either.
    Okay...but where is your reflection? Again, you were the one labeling me and calling me defensive. That's an attack. Why? And what makes you think you are in a position to be telling others to reflect when you can't even seem to do any of your own? Otherwise, saying "No, I don't...YOU DO!" is EXACTLY what you're doing.

    You're the one who attacked me when I wasn't even talking to you or about you. I was simply answering the question of the thread and giving my opinion. If anybody needs to reflect and admit to shortcomings, it's you. "Friends hold each other accountable, no?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    The saddest thing is people getting defensive and pissy about people being friendly to one another. You guys been shit on too many times, or what?
    Let people be nice to each other. Not everyone relishes in being the local creeper.
    It's understandable to know why people don't care about engaging in human contact, fine, but it's just as understandable to realize some people enjoy it.
    Nice SOTD. Is it vintage or modern Fahrenheit and do you get any differences?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Could always try it with gusto verging on Tourette's and blurt it out to a great smelling passerby. Like
    “Your Prada Amber pour homme Intense is FAB”
    A simple "you smell nice" is enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Nice SOTD. Is it vintage or modern Fahrenheit and do you get any differences?
    Thank you for the compliment! See how easy that is, everyone (looking in certain directions)? SEE (staring straight in one exact direction)??
    Sheik, nice SOTD to you as well. I wish I had vintage Fahrenheit. I'll get around to it one of these days. Mine is current. A couple years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    The saddest thing is people getting defensive and pissy about people being friendly to one another. You guys been shit on too many times, or what?
    Let people be nice to each other. Not everyone relishes in being the local creeper.
    It's understandable to know why people don't care about engaging in human contact, fine, but it's just as understandable to realize some people enjoy it.
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    "If you let it go now, that will be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will compliment you."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Thank you for the compliment! See how easy that is, everyone (looking in certain directions)? SEE (staring straight in one exact direction)??
    Sheik, nice SOTD to you as well. I wish I had vintage Fahrenheit. I'll get around to it one of these days. Mine is current. A couple years old.
    Well thanks very much.

    I have vintage Fahrenheit and worn modern from the last few years many times. The new one is very good and fundamentally still Fahrenheit. The main differences I’ve found are mainly complexity - the vintage scent is more colourful and more facets, whilst the newer one is more singular but still a worthy fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Well thanks very much.

    I have vintage Fahrenheit and worn modern from the last few years many times. The new one is very good and fundamentally still Fahrenheit. The main differences I’ve found are mainly complexity - the vintage scent is more colourful and more facets, whilst the newer one is more singular but still a worthy fragrance.
    True. True. I have a hard time trusting Ebay sellers but would love a vintage Fahrenheit.

    I don't know if this has been discussed but sometimes I will wear a cologne just to see if anyone will comment on it. Like an experiment of sorts, to me. From the standpoint of observing human response and reaction, it's interesting to me to see who reacts to certain scents and how.
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