Which scent gets you the most compliments? Pt.2

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Basenotes Dependent
May 22, 2013
Funny. I wore Bois Imperial for work for the first time yesterday, I just got a 10 ml bottle, and I was about to write something like "no compliments at work, even when wearing BI" but that would just sound silly. And we never compliment each other on fragrances at my work place. Haircuts, clothes, good manners and so on but never fragrances. The only one I can remember in five years was me complimenting a co-worker :) Don't know why it like this really.

But! I had a meeting with my boss before the end of the day. I sat in a room and waited for her, and immediately as she entered she complimented me for smelling so good. She told me how good it was and that it was really fresh. That was 8 hours after application, so this one is very potent!

After coming home I reapplied two small sprays for the evening dinner I was invited to. I met with two friends and I got complimented for smelling very nice as I came. That is not unusual though. My friend knows my passion for fragrances and compliment me from time to time. Friend number two chimed in and told me it was a really good one. I said I wanted to freshen up before the dinner and asked if it was too much. He is usually pretty straight forward but he said it was perfectly fine.

This seems to be very like-able. I can't really see why :) But sure, it is pretty nice. But I know many other fragrances that is without getting this reactions
It’s an absolute compliment monster - in part because there is nothing like it
 

ChuckW

Basenotes Institution
Aug 21, 2001
Funny. I wore Bois Imperial for work for the first time yesterday, I just got a 10 ml bottle, and I was about to write something like "no compliments at work, even when wearing BI" but that would just sound silly. And we never compliment each other on fragrances at my work place. Haircuts, clothes, good manners and so on but never fragrances. The only one I can remember in five years was me complimenting a co-worker :) Don't know why it like this really.

But! I had a meeting with my boss before the end of the day. I sat in a room and waited for her, and immediately as she entered she complimented me for smelling so good. She told me how good it was and that it was really fresh. That was 8 hours after application, so this one is very potent!

After coming home I reapplied two small sprays for the evening dinner I was invited to. I met with two friends and I got complimented for smelling very nice as I came. That is not unusual though. My friend knows my passion for fragrances and compliment me from time to time. Friend number two chimed in and told me it was a really good one. I said I wanted to freshen up before the dinner and asked if it was too much. He is usually pretty straight forward but he said it was perfectly fine.

This seems to be very like-able. I can't really see why :) But sure, it is pretty nice. But I know many other fragrances that is without getting this reactions

Good for you! Glad you had a good experience that evening!
 

ToughCool

More Cool Than Tough
Basenotes Plus
Jun 12, 2008
revisit it in a changing season. I get different vibes from it

I’m on full wearing #4 and it’s much colder. I can tolerate it better but still get nothing that people are praising and am still left with a “Deep Woods Off” feel. I really want to like it. I sprang for a bottle. I’ll keep trying
 
Jan 20, 2019
I’m on full wearing #4 and it’s much colder. I can tolerate it better but still get nothing that people are praising and am still left with a “Deep Woods Off” feel. I really want to like it. I sprang for a bottle. I’ll keep trying

Try reducing the number of sprays by 1, until you get to a point where maybe you don't get that "Green & Orange can" accord?
 

Rock72

Super Member
Apr 30, 2019
I hardly ever get a compliment from my wife but the other day, she calmly let me know how much she enjoyed a fragrance trail I left in ANOTHER ROOM! Now, that was a pleasant surprise. GENTLE FLUIDITY SILVER.
I think it wears quite well, and I have received compliments on it. Very enjoyable.
 

NickZee

Basenotes Dependent
Sep 19, 2014
I was in an old steam train and the young female conductor said I smelled smelled amazing - JPG Scandal Pour Homme.

Though she did mention it leaned feminine. The airy caramel note does link it to female gourmands but Scandal PH is a lot woodier than most feminine gourmands and it also has a big mandarin note in place of florals.
 

Toxicon

Basenotes Dependent
May 29, 2021
One of my fragrances earned quite the compliment the other day, just not in the expected way.

While my mom is in town visiting, she always has a blast picking through my perfume cabinet and sampling blindly. Her tastes run the gamut, and on this particular day she was wearing Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin (blood red rose + geranium, with just a hint of sweetness). She had on a single spray to her neck and half a spray on the back of her hand. Very light application overall, yet it absolutely filled our living room with sillage for about 3 hours. Every time I'd come back in, it was the first thing I smelled - and it smelled great! On her skin, it took on a much more feminine character than it does on mine, but it just smelled like fresh roses (very natural smelling all in all).

Several hours later, my wife comes home from work, comes about 6 feet from my mom and stops in her tracks. "WHAT is that smell??? It smells incredible in here. [Gesturing to my mom.] Is that you? That's one of the best things I've ever smelled." Needless to say, I think they both want bottles for Christmas now.

Mind you, I've worn FdB several times around her and never earned a compliment :-/
 

ToughCool

More Cool Than Tough
Basenotes Plus
Jun 12, 2008
Well it happened….after me saying it smelled of bug spray and I didn’t believe the compliments on Bois Imperial..it happened.

I was wearing sweats from being outside putting up Christmas stuff and was asked to go to the store. What the heck..2 soft sprays as I head out…I’m still feeling nuclear but whatever. As I’m in self check out this woman who always says hi to me and works there helps me with something. Her quote..”are you wearing cologne? I’ve never smelled anything like that. It’s wonderful…and just the right amount.” 😀

Last part made me laugh
 

sunny5011

Basenotes Junkie
Jun 24, 2009
Got a couple recently....
Entered the elevator at Shangri La, lady in the elevator said wow it smells amazing in the elevators too! - 2 sprays of GIT to neck
Another this morning for Tabac Rouge
 

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