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TigerJuice

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Dec 9, 2007
I went to the club. Plaid shirt with the 2 buttons popped showin all my chest hair, I wore a giant fake gold chain, some sunglasses, spiked my hair. I sprayed Kouros on my chest 5 times a minute before I walked on the club. I had like 4 random women all over me telling me I smelled delicious.

You sprayed Korous on your chest five times a minute? Then the reason your location is undisclosed is because the women cannot leave you alone? :) I am just kidding. Congratulations if this works for you.


TJ
 

baldheadjim

Super Member
Aug 16, 2009
Gotta give more praise to AVENTUS. Gave my 17 year old son a decant with one instruction - Never more than one spray to the neck. He says several girls gave him so many compliments.
 

coney718

Super Member
Feb 24, 2011
Out of the ones I own, YSL La Nuit, Le Male and most recently Bleu de Chanel are the top compliment getters.
 
Aug 9, 2012
I have a lot of women in my life and have received many compliments before on various fragrances; however, my favorite fragrance--the one I absolutely adore, has received nothing but shame. Every single girl I have worn it around has been completely disgusted by it. Girls that have given me compliments on previous colognes tell me to not wear it no more.
At first, I thought it was a bad batch or something and have since purchased another but nothing has changed.

I live in a tad warmer weather, Southern California. Could this be a factor?

Could it be my skin chemistry?!
I have tested it on my clothes as well and similar reactions.

In fact, my sister said she wanted to puke after being around me once and I only did 1 spray!

I am at a loss for words.

The fragrance I am referring to is La Nuit De l'homme by YSL EDT
Shocked to say the least considering the opposite reaction everyone else gets.
 

Greek Trojan

Super Member
Sep 16, 2012
I have a lot of women in my life and have received many compliments before on various fragrances; however, my favorite fragrance--the one I absolutely adore, has received nothing but shame. Every single girl I have worn it around has been completely disgusted by it. Girls that have given me compliments on previous colognes tell me to not wear it no more.
At first, I thought it was a bad batch or something and have since purchased another but nothing has changed.

I live in a tad warmer weather, Southern California. Could this be a factor?

Could it be my skin chemistry?!
I have tested it on my clothes as well and similar reactions.

In fact, my sister said she wanted to puke after being around me once and I only did 1 spray!

I am at a loss for words.

The fragrance I am referring to is La Nuit De l'homme by YSL EDT
Shocked to say the least considering the opposite reaction everyone else gets.

I live in socal and also haven't had stellar reaction to testing. For whatever reason La Nuit turns into a powder bomb on my skin (according to females).
 

Mario Justiniani

Basenotes Dependent
Sep 6, 2005
I went to the club. Plaid shirt with the 2 buttons popped showin all my chest hair, I wore a giant fake gold chain, some sunglasses, spiked my hair. I sprayed Kouros on my chest 5 times a minute before I walked on the club. I had like 4 random women all over me telling me I smelled delicious.

Only 4? Next time wear white socks to match the plaid/shirt/fake gold chain outfit
 

MikeJ

Basenotes Dependent
Jul 18, 2012
6 months of wearing fragrances daily and today was my...SECOND compliment. Fine by me, as long as I know the smell is nice.
 

senore01

Basenotes Dependent
Apr 11, 2012
Perhaps you have extremely dry skin and your fragrances are not projecting to others? I find it so difficult to believe that you don't get compliments more often.
 
Aug 9, 2012
I also think that a lot of people are too shy to give a compliment. I'm sure many have thought: "Ohh you smell nice" but when it comes down to it they can't project the words out their mouth cause they think it's embarrassing or whatever.
That's why most people garner compliments from those individuals that they are close to or know well enough.
Also, depends on the environment you're in daily. If you work behind a cubital all day, you won't get much attention.
If you go to school or a party/club then you'll get plenty.
 
Jul 7, 2012
I live in socal and also haven't had stellar reaction to testing. For whatever reason La Nuit turns into a powder bomb on my skin (according to females).

I have a bit of this problem too. I wouldn't say it becomes a powder-bomb on me, but it definitely becomes more powdery than I'd expect. Something about it doesn't work with my skin. It isn't terrible, but it doesn't work for me, which is a shame because it really is good stuff. Ah well!

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I also think that a lot of people are too shy to give a compliment. I'm sure many have thought: "Ohh you smell nice" but when it comes down to it they can't project the words out their mouth cause they think it's embarrassing or whatever.
That's why most people garner compliments from those individuals that they are close to or know well enough.
Also, depends on the environment you're in daily. If you work behind a cubital all day, you won't get much attention.
If you go to school or a party/club then you'll get plenty.

Following up on that last part: if your job includes a lot of interaction with the public, you'll get a LOT more compliments than if you work in private, and it's not just because you see more people. Friendly interactions with strangers will get you compliments, partly because many people appreciate being helped or served and want to say something nice to express their gratitude... and they'll usually find something easy to compliment. Smelling nice, having great looking glasses or unique looking hair... that stuff is easy to notice and so, it'll get complimented.
 

Giannino

Super Member
Jun 3, 2010
I have over 50 fragrances in my wardrobe (45 or so too many) which I wear daily and I can honestly say, I can't recall the last time I received a compliment.
Am I bothered? Absolutely not. Do I smell divine almost all of the time? To my nose, absolutely without question. Here endeth the lesson.
 
Aug 9, 2012
I have over 50 fragrances in my wardrobe (45 or so too many) which I wear daily and I can honestly say, I can't recall the last time I received a compliment.
Am I bothered? Absolutely not. Do I smell divine almost all of the time? To my nose, absolutely without question. Here endeth the lesson.

Maybe, it's your personality. You might be one of those hard to approach guys. I am the same way. Many girls say I am intimidating to approach...I don't know why. I'm sure many who have walked by you have said, "damn, he smells good"...
Especially, when you wear that Musc Ravageur :laugh: :thumbsup:
 

staticx

Basenotes Dependent
Jun 6, 2011
Got Avant Garde by Lanvin as a gift from my wife few days back, though, I was not very keen to buy it, but she got it for me...my God! what a compliment getter it turned out to be!! Wore it yesterday to a party and got over a dozen compliments from both sexes..:thumbsup:
 

TheOldMonk

New member
Dec 12, 2012
Had a date go the right way, and back at my place my shirt was unbuttoned, and the chick was going nuts smelling my chest. Well, thanks to Original Santal and my rugged good looks, I scored the big one. Or I should say small one, she was a 5'2 Asian... ;)

My current girlfriend loves Grey Vetiver. And she likes Costume National homme in the evening when it calms down a little. (at first it's pretty heavy, but last all day strong. By evening it's perfect for her)
 

journeyfan

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Feb 22, 2006
I have worn fragrances for over thirty years and had never recieved comments no matter what i wore.
However i have just started wearing " La Perla Essence " by Grigioperla and everytime i get people asking me what it is.
Men and Women both have asked.
I am surprised there has been little talk of this fragrance because i think its an absolute Gem.
 

NARMAK

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Nov 19, 2012
Had a date go the right way, and back at my place my shirt was unbuttoned, and the chick was going nuts smelling my chest. Well, thanks to Original Santal and my rugged good looks, I scored the big one. Or I should say small one, she was a 5'2 Asian... ;)

My current girlfriend loves Grey Vetiver. And she likes Costume National homme in the evening when it calms down a little. (at first it's pretty heavy, but last all day strong. By evening it's perfect for her)

lmao, did you just admit to cheating on your current GF with an Asian lady you also took on a 'date'? :p. I'd be careful while sniffing and rolling, your GF doesn't smell another woman on you lmao
 

MikeJ

Basenotes Dependent
Jul 18, 2012
Perhaps you have extremely dry skin and your fragrances are not projecting to others? I find it so difficult to believe that you don't get compliments more often.

Absolutely true. My skin does tend to absorb whatever I wear. Interestingly, Pure Malt, even over A*Men tends to be the only thing that projects. When I received a compliment, I had sprayed it on my shirt. I am doing this more often now.

I also think that a lot of people are too shy to give a compliment. I'm sure many have thought: "Ohh you smell nice" but when it comes down to it they can't project the words out their mouth cause they think it's embarrassing or whatever.
That's why most people garner compliments from those individuals that they are close to or know well enough.
Also, depends on the environment you're in daily. If you work behind a cubital all day, you won't get much attention.
If you go to school or a party/club then you'll get plenty.

Very true. People do not want to come off as "strange" for complementing someone on a fragrance. Although...I can't see why someone would think someone else is strange for doing so.
 
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CologneFan85

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YSL La Nuit de L'Homme gets me noticed the most, perfect for cold weather and the nightlife
 
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CologneFan85

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A Men also, but you have to be careful wearing it no matter what flanker it is can be way overpowering. A fellow worker of mine make the room smell like a damn bakery wearing the original! Not good
 

chorando

Basenotes Member
Aug 9, 2007
Today i was complimented for the first time in years by a female friend - enthusiastically so. I was wearing tommy girl.
 

Manteuse

New member
Dec 14, 2010
I tailored my purchases to suit the last tally. From those I've gotten a few compliments.

Burberry London 2
Le Male 1
Rochas Man 1

I have however never received compliments for Green Irish Tweed or L'eu Dissey curiously. Perhaps due to dry skin or other factors. It be great if someone could devise a more thorough census to control the many variables though.

How many compliments? How long ago? How many frags do you have and what do you have? Age of complimenter? Age of wearer? Etc.
 
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Jul 7, 2012
+1 on Hanae Mori, H.M.

I tailored my purchases to suit the last tally. ... I have however never received compliments for Green Irish Tweed or L'eu Dissey curiously. Perhaps due to dry skin or other factors. It be great if someone could devise a more thorough census to control the many variables though.

How many compliments? How long ago? How many frags do you have and what do you have? Age of complimenter? Age of wearer? Etc.

There are too many variables for that to be possible if you really think about it. Everyone's skin is different, we all wear scents differently, and every woman has different tastes. That last point is especially important. Just because a woman compliments a guy on a scent, it doesn't mean she represents most women's tastes at all. I have one female friend in particular who loves scents that just about all of my other friends would hate. It cracks me up.

Everyone is different, so, the best thing you can do is make educated guesses. When sampling a scent, think about it from the point of view of the kind of person you'd like to attract. What are her tastes likely to be? I love smart women. Bookish. Maybe even nerdy or geeky. Brains with girl-next-door looks really do it for me. When I've been on dates with women like that, I've gotten great feedback on Gucci Pour Homme II. I own both Gph and GphII, and I think it's interesting how they seem to have such different personalities. Gph is a very manly hairy-chested scent. GphII is more charming and sophisticated. Both are excellent. Both attract a completely different kind of woman.

My point is that the list for this thread is an 'in general' sort of list. It's up to us to figure out what works for us and what we think the women we like would most likely enjoy.

It would be awesome if we could sort the list of most complimented scents by the age and personality of the women who gave the compliments, but creating a list like that would be one heck of a massive undertaking!!! That's the sort of market research companies spend a lot of money to create, though they don't share that info since it's like their own secret weapon. And it's worth noting that that sort of market research isn't always accurate (blah blah blah all kinds of unintended biases can drastically skew the results) ...it sure would be neat though. I'm such a sucker for quality research.

The best thing you can do is use the list as a guide for scents you might want to try, and make your own educated guesses, knowing the results may not work for you. Good luck!
 
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CologneFan85

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If you do not seem approachable, NO fragrance will get complimented. As of today Polo Double Black has received three compliments. But I am a very outgoing person...My two cents
 

Teach13

Basenotes Junkie
Aug 13, 2012
So far, the most comments I've had from women in general (ranging from the eighth graders I teach to my 84-year-old grandma) has been towards Tom Ford for Men Extreme.

The most comments I've received from my wife was when I wore my sample of Noir de Noir.
 

hod87

New member
Sep 24, 2012
Last week i got a really nice compliment on A*Men pure malt:

a friend of mine picked up me with his car. he had his girlfriend sitting next to him.
after few minutes in the car, his gf talked to me and said "i feel confsued, your fragrance makes me think sexual thoughts"
and she also said it is a very, very attractive smell.
 

treble777

New member
Dec 11, 2012
Re: Which scent get's you the most female complime

For me, people who know me compliment Blenheim Bouquet the most. But strangers (or colleagues, those who I wouldn't consider 'friends') have only ever complimented Aventus.
 

karlochacon

Super Member
Aug 3, 2012
CH Men Carolina Herrera

yesterday maybe it should not be a valid compliment :tongue: but but ex-gf told me like 5 times you smell good, well also complemented my shoes, my shirt and my pant :laugh:
 
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TennTarheel

New member
Dec 7, 2012
ADGio has gotten me hundreds of compliments, literally. I agree with some above on the fact that so many factors come into play when compliments on scent is being looked at. For one, even if a guy smells great but looks like a troll or never speaks a word to people, then obviously he won't get many compliments no matter what he is wearing. Obviously there are random exceptions, but compliments on a man's scent probably has to be prompted by some sort of attraction. It's just the world we live in.

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I agree totally.
I posted something way back on this thread along the lines of, 'no matter what fragrance you're wearing, it all boils down to how approachable you are and your persona in respect of receiving compliments on the scent you've got on'.

This whole thread is missing the point in my view. When one receives a 'compliment on their fragrance', this is more a compliment on you as a person, rather than what juice you've decided to spray on.
You could have on the 'best fragrance in the world' and not receive a single compliment if you were more introverted, unapproachable and perceived as a firm non-social type of person.

In retrospect, if an individual is more extroverted, social and approachable, that person is very likely to receive a compliment on their fragrance no matter what they have on - this is a fact and you only have to look at how many 'generic' smelling fragrances (I'm not a snob, I own many of these!) receive tons and tons of 'compliments' from the ladies.

Conclusion; the fragrance does not garner the compliments, but it's the whole package of you as a person which attracts the ladies to compliment on you!

^^^^EXACTLY!!! I just went back and saw this post and laughed. I guess there are some other guys that actually "get it" and beat me to the punch.
 

teepeeasel

Super Member
Dec 15, 2012
From my Mom while I was wearing samples of Memoir, Reflection, and Jubilation: "Wow, your smell reminds me of church when I was a kid. To be more specific, the smell of the statue of baby Jesus".

"Cool!? Thanks, Mom!"
 

Giannino

Super Member
Jun 3, 2010
Maybe, it's your personality. You might be one of those hard to approach guys. I am the same way. Many girls say I am intimidating to approach...I don't know why. I'm sure many who have walked by you have said, "damn, he smells good"...
Especially, when you wear that Musc Ravageur :laugh: :thumbsup:

That's probably true. I posted something yonks ago on this thread more or less on the same lines.
Basically, that women/people tend to compliment on the whole package that makes up a person; looks, confidence, appearance and most importantly - personality.
The fragrance one wears is merely an excuse for someone to pay you a compliment because they like you as a person, regardless of what the fragrance is.

MR is divine :thumbsup:
 
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