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    Default For those who are about the compliments ...

    So now that COVID-19 has pretty much kept a lot of us at home it doesn’t give us the an opportunity for compliments. So my question to you is have you discovered and been wearing during the quarantine? Also has your opinion changed of compliments were a big reason you wear fragrance? I live in a state that is still mostly shut down. Even though I’ve still been working compliments never really came easy for me. I still wear just whatever. Nothing has changed for me.

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by kidmetal24 View Post
    So my question to you is have you been wearing during the quarantine?
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    i've never been a big compliment seeker per se. But I have always enjoyed the occasional comment (including some not good).

    That being said, when I "scent up" it seems a little less relevant given on many days I won't encounter anyone at all. That sort of "dampens" the wearing experience.

    Nevertheless, I still enjoy wearing and may be tipping into "over sprayer" territory sometimes.
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    They have developed different personalities during isolation and compliment themselves.

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Though compliments were never personally speaking the main motive anyway, though always welcomed and gladly received when they did happen-the imposed isolation did change very little in fragrance habits. Both regarding the almost trademark frequency, often worn favorites and the number of sprays/dabs these were applied with.
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by blackaroma View Post
    They have developed different personalities during isolation and compliment themselves.
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    I can say I used to buy fragrances based on what was complimented and now that I have some years under my belt and a marriage I wear what I like for me. If someone else likes it then that’s great but it’s all about what I choose to wear and not wearing for the masses. I mean compliments are nice and all but I refuse to let it dictate what I wear.

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    I wear fragrances solely for my own enjoyment, so nothing has changed for me.
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    I've perhaps gotten a bit bolder with my choices while home during the quarantine. Good thing - wife is ready to go on that journey with me. Compliments were just an auxiliary thing, good if it happened, no expectations for them whatsoever.
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by kidmetal24 View Post
    Also has your opinion changed of compliments were a big reason you wear fragrance?
    Compliments is the last reason for me to wear fragrances, and who is older than 20yo and still thinks like that is here often seen as unsecure, or referred as a "bro". (and that's no compliment)

    So yes I've worn a lot more during quarantine, and probably bolder during the day since I was home.

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    What are you talking about? I get compliments every day! I’ll let you in on my secret ok? I’d apply my SotD, look in the mirror and repeat this powerful energising mantra:

    Dude, you smell sooooo GOOD!!

    If that still doesn’t make you smile, perhaps you should think about changing your name to ‘Debbie Downer’.

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    I wear fragrances for my pleasure, if I get compliments, they are welcome, so I still, have been wearing my regular rotation everyday.

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    I still wear my usual fragrances and don’t seek out compliments haven’t received them in years other than my wife. I’m sure I’m known for the guy that smells good at work regardless if it’s being complimented or not. This far into the fragrance hobby it’s about personal enjoyment, compliment whores are mostly in the beginning stages of the hobby.
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I’ll let you in on my secret ok? I’d apply my SotD, look in the mirror and repeat this powerful energising mantra:

    Dude, you smell sooooo GOOD!!

    .....ehhhh... are you really doing that?

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    My rotation has not really changed much, but have switched the occasional "daring" scent from after work to during work, since I'm working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. I do wear more during quarantine, especially if either my SOTD fades and/or I take a shower during the day/night. I wear at least two a day, but have been able to sneak in a third every once in a while. Always makes me happy that I'm able to do so.
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Just wanted to say everytime I see the title to this thread, I read

    "For Those About to Rock"

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    "We Salute You"
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    This reminds me of a dream that I had the other night. I dreamt that I was transported to a world where people could both enjoy the fragrances in their collection and enjoy the compliments that come from their fragrances. But, the craziest part of that dream is that there was no longer any need for either the "I wear fragrances for myself only" camp or the "I wear fragrances for compliments only" camp to argue back and forth about their differing ideologies....trying to prove to each other that their opinion is the only correct opinion. What a crazy dream.

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    As having worked for quite a while from home as well (50-50) I wore way more of the heavy stuff at home-days I really love and do not wear to work (Kouros, Furyo, Antaeus vtg, Van Cleef&Arpels ph, Red Tobacco, Aoud Vanille etc.) All for personal enjoyment, as I am not looking for compliments
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    What are you talking about? I get compliments every day! I’ll let you in on my secret ok? I’d apply my SotD, look in the mirror and repeat this powerful energising mantra:

    Dude, you smell sooooo GOOD!!

    If that still doesn’t make you smile, perhaps you should think about changing your name to ‘Debbie Downer’.
    You only tell yourself that after applying cologne?

    I've skipped showers for a few weeks now and smell like finest animalic niche. No compliments when out shopping yet but it will happen eventually.

    So my question to you is have you discovered and been wearing during the quarantine?
    What I've discovered, wearing less perfume, not always getting dressed and going out and having been ill, is that a few perfumes, whilst nice and good, are mainly just workhorses and potentially could be culled.

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    I've been working both jobs during the shutdown. I share space in my office with a few others and when I'm bartending, I'm working very closely with others and with guests. So I try to keep others in mind when I choose and apply a fragrance.

    I also wonder if fragrance selection comes in to play when you are used to receiving compliments on a regular basis as opposed to never receiving them.. If it is something that happens with a certain regularity, you might be thinking about it when you don't even realize it. If you never receive compliments, you may not think about it and if you do then you have an 'I don't care' attitude.
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    The two jobs are rough either way. I do two jobs and just got called back to the second last week. Was working my day job the whole time but they were doubling my hours. My wife has been working from home for close to 3 months now and it’s gotta be tough trying to separate work from home that way.

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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    What are you talking about? I get compliments every day! I’ll let you in on my secret ok? I’d apply my SotD, look in the mirror and repeat this powerful energising mantra:

    Dude, you smell sooooo GOOD!!
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    I wear fragrances for my pleasure, if I get compliments, they are welcome, so I still, have been wearing my regular rotation everyday.
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by kidmetal24 View Post
    So now that COVID-19 has pretty much kept a lot of us at home it doesn’t give us the an opportunity for compliments. So my question to you is have you discovered and been wearing during the quarantine? Also has your opinion changed of compliments were a big reason you wear fragrance? I live in a state that is still mostly shut down. Even though I’ve still been working compliments never really came easy for me. I still wear just whatever. Nothing has changed for me.
    Generally stopped wearing fragrance given the lockdown situation in the UK but started testing fragrances again (stupid, expensive, but oh well).

    Opinion hasn't changed: fragrance is still an addition to style, and partly why I style a certain way is for public presentability. Compliments? Don't care, or at least don't want verbal praise. Some nice, elongated eye contact after a woman catches a waft of something on a train platform is perfect - that's the kind of compliment I put more value in than someone I know praising a scent.
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    Some nice, elongated eye contact after a woman catches a waft of something on a train platform is perfect - that's the kind of compliment I put more value in than someone I know praising a scent.
    Makes sense to me.
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    I will admit when it comes to my more expensive fragrances I have been much lighter on the trigger when I am isolated compared to before Coronavirus. However I was able to go on a date last week and go heavy with some aventus haha.

    But yes, I still wear fragrance every day; although my choice of fragrance and number of sprays is a bit more conservative than usual.
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    Default Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by m4l1ce View Post
    This reminds me of a dream that I had the other night. I dreamt that I was transported to a world where people could both enjoy the fragrances in their collection and enjoy the compliments that come from their fragrances. But, the craziest part of that dream is that there was no longer any need for either the "I wear fragrances for myself only" camp or the "I wear fragrances for compliments only" camp to argue back and forth about their differing ideologies....trying to prove to each other that their opinion is the only correct opinion. What a crazy dream.
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    Since Coivd I find that I don't want to apply fragrances that I only own 50ml of.
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