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    Default Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Which fragrance in your collection would you be pleasantly surprised if you got a compliment?

    I think most of us here may have a fragrance or two that is on the other end of the spectrum when it comes to crowd pleasing fragrances. Sucks for them, too bad. oh well... you're feeling the need to wear it because...you just wanted to. That fragrance is __________

    For me its Oud Infini from Dusita or Mysterious Oud by Bortiknoff. Heavy animalic, barnyard esque.



    I'd be shocked if I got any compliment on either. I wear it occasionally for my own enjoyment but if someone said something positive about it. We'd probably hang out some time just because I'd be hard pressed to find someone else to like it as well.

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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Tobacco Oud doesn't seem to garner me any compliments.

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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Tom Ford Noir

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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    I would be surprised if I got a compliment on Tobacco Oud as well.
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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    It would be Gucci Guilty Absolute from my collection.
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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    It would be Gucci Guilty Absolute from my collection.
    True, I should also mention that in my collection as well.
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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    It would probably be Eau d'Hermes.

    However, I wouldn't be too surprised because I did get compliments on Absolue pour le Soir and Musc Ravageur.

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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    It would probably be Eau d'Hermes.

    However, I wouldn't be too surprised because I did get compliments on Absolue pour le Soir and Musc Ravageur.
    I've never tried the former but I am not surprised at all. Musc Ravageur is hardly shocking. You get an old school type "musk" that's similar to Shalimar and Jicky and then a spiced lavender vanilla dry down like Caron Pour un Homme. Good stuff

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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    creed pwc. i like it a lot, but seems like it wouldnt generally draw attention to itself.
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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldWineMemories View Post
    I've never tried the former but I am not surprised at all. Musc Ravageur is hardly shocking. You get an old school type "musk" that's similar to Shalimar and Jicky and then a spiced lavender vanilla dry down like Caron Pour un Homme. Good stuff
    What surprised me was that the people who complimented were young adults and I had a notion that they were mostly into sweet and aquatic stuff.

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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    What surprised me was that the people who complimented were young adults and I had a notion that they were mostly into sweet and aquatic stuff.
    I also hold that notion. I suppose everyone's preferences are different though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    Tobacco Oud doesn't seem to garner me any compliments.
    It's so good though! I'd be surprised if Beau de Jour or Guerlain Vetiver garner compliments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellbentforleather View Post
    It's so good though! I'd be surprised if Beau de Jour or Guerlain Vetiver garner compliments.
    And I would think these two would garner compliments!

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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Japon Noir. It’s something between the odd and the disgusting. (That’s why it’s “dustying”, lol).
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    MDCI Chypre Palatin
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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Quote Originally Posted by dealt7faux View Post
    Tom Ford Noir
    EDP or EDT? ...black bottle or clear-ish bottle?

    Your comment inspired me to pull out my sample of Tom Ford Noir Eau De Toilette. I could see it getting a compliment, but it's fresher than the EDP, and fresh scents tend to be easy compliment catchers. That being said... if I was choosing a scent to wear in hopes of pleasing someone else, I'd choose something else. I do like TF Noir though!
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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete or Epic Man.

    Not that they’re particularly stinky, but that relentless dry woodiness doesn’t seem to be a compliment magnet.
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    I don't get compliments as a rule, but if I were to pick one from my stash, I'd say Gengis Khan
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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    Japon Noir. It’s something between the odd and the disgusting. (That’s why it’s “dustying”, lol).
    I got one but it was from an individual who was familiar with the Private Collection when I was sampling stuff in the stores many years ago.
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    Possibly too many to mention, but especially (neo) powerhouses and/or best modes like One Man Show Gold Edition and also regular One Man Show, Lapidus pour Homme, Fendi Uomo, Marbert Homme, Lancetti Uomo Concentree, Giorgio for Men, Francesco Smalto PH, Prince Classic EDT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete or Epic Man.
    I got an unsolicited compliment on Epic Man. I made the mistake of mentioning the name & she was merciless in teasing me about it. "Are you an epic man?" I never thought about how corny the name was until I heard her say it. She really liked the scent though. Epic is one of the many scents I need to sample again at some point.
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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Zoologist - T Rex and Imaginary Authors - A city on fire

    Whilst I quite enjoy scents that are heavy with the cade oil I'd be pleasantly surprised if either of these were to garner any compliments.

    To be honest I very rarely get compliments even when wearing the crowd pleasing stuff. Doesn't bother me, I wear scent for myself. So long as what I'm wearing doesn't irritate or offend anyone who cares.

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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I got an unsolicited compliment on Epic Man. I made the mistake of mentioning the name & she was merciless in teasing me about it. "Are you an epic man?" I never thought about how corny the name was until I heard her say it. She really liked the scent though. Epic is one of the many scents I need to sample again at some point.
    I love the scent, but I’d definitely feel self conscious telling people what I was wearing. There’s a definite cringe factor there.
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    Default Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    I figure it'd have to be a pretty serious
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    EDP or EDT? ...black bottle or clear-ish bottle?

    Your comment inspired me to pull out my sample of Tom Ford Noir Eau De Toilette. I could see it getting a compliment, but it's fresher than the EDP, and fresh scents tend to be easy compliment catchers. That being said... if I was choosing a scent to wear in hopes of pleasing someone else, I'd choose something else. I do like TF Noir though!
    Black bottle EDP

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    If I got a compliment on Odori Tabacco, I'd be surprised, but pleased.

    If I got a compliment on M.A.C. My Heroine, I'd be surprised and suspicious.

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    Cerruti 1881. Not sure this is to current tastes.

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    Parfums de Marly Hamdani, a filthy good leather, but too much for the casual nose.
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