By - greenbagmaria
After work I went to my car yesterday, put my bag in the backseat and checked a message on my phone.
My colleague came running to me and said „I smelled you the whole parking lot so I knew you are still here! It’s still the best perfume you have!“
Nasomatto Duro is my signature scent and he tells me every day that this is - even though I’m a woman - the most fitting perfume for me.
My cat licked dolce and gabbana light blue pour homme off my wrist recently… and I feel like that’s the best compliment.
I mentioned someone telling me I smelt like shampoo when wearing Chanel **Égoïste** in a comment. I have another story about the fragrance: I was passing through Charles de Gaulle airport security at a fairly quiet time and I was the only one there. I was wearing *Égoïste* and the bottle was in my clear bag in my hand luggage and the lady took it out to check the volume. I was close to her and she complimented me on how good I smelt; I thanked her and told her that it was the fragrance she was holding. She asked for permission to uncap it and sniff from the sprayer and even called one of her colleagues over to smell it. Both said it was an unusual perfume (from the squeaky clean, "blue" fragrances which they undoubtedly smell on most guys) but in a good way.
Preschooler a I was helping him with his pull-up: "It smells like...a cookie store(bakery)"
Okay so one day i was on a stroll with my friend on his bike... It was a rainy day and the roads were filled with water and there were puddles on every single corner... On that day i wore Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male and Guerlain L'Homme... So we passed this one guy who was also on his bike, he stopped right in the middle of the street and i felt weird about him doing so but didn't pay much attention to it... 30 seconds later that guy tries to approach us while we are riding and asks which one of us is wearing a perfume... I reluctantly said i did... Now do remember that it's all happening while we are riding... My friend got scared thinking that this random guy might be trying to rob us or maybe trying to do something worse.... So he rode really fast and tried to escape from him as soon as possible... And he did it while i was in the middle trying to explain the other guy what i was wearing... It was a really weird day but i felt good that i somehow got somebody's attention towards my fragrance... I can't remember anything more weird than this tbh... But they're are some really interesting instances that have happened, but not quite similar to this one
Ex from back in the days I used to smoke a pack of day: ‘wow what shampoo do you use I have to buy it? You smell so good it’s unbelievable.’ - Chanel platinum Egoiste, so not exactly a shampoo but go figure.
Once when wearing Chanel **Égoïste** (cinnamon, rose, sandalwood), I had a friend tell me that I smelt like shampoo. I jokingly asked him from where he got his shampoo.
Haha go figure!
P.S. MENTION THE FRAGRANCEEEEEE
I work in an office/factory as an IT guy so I have to wear the whole shebang ( dress shirt, pants, Tie ) so although its a factory I can get away with wearing Aventus. I had a lady walk by my office and say "Bitch, you smell good... What are you wearing?" I told her what it was and she seemed to know what I was talking about and she said it smelled good and we both went our separate ways.
I started dying laughing afterwards for her calling me a bitch in the middle of an office with other workers around. out of the few compliments Ive gotten throughout my time I think this will be the best one forever.
I'd also like to mention I've never spoken to this Lady before this time and I havent seen her since. I believe she works in the factory area, which I dont go into much.
Some lady at UPS told me she wanted to eat me when I was wearing Burberry Her and brought her coworker over to smell me too lmao
My boyfriend told me once I smelled like his grandma “in a good way” 😫 I was wearing beautiful belle by Lancôme. The most compliments I’ve ever gotten was La vie est Belle but it was way too heavy for me.
I wore Gentle Fluidity Silver to a wedding and a friend said I “smelled divine”.
I think about it nearly everyday.
It really is that good
I was wearing Baume du Doge one day and someone was like “it smells like a really clean hampster cage in here” and now I can’t unsmell it LOL it really does smell like a hampster cage. A very clean one but a hampster cage nonetheless.
My boss also told me I smelled really “elegant and classy”, I was wearing jazz club layered w a spritz or two of good girl by Carolina Herrera. He’s not the type to mention stuff like that and I was surprised.
Omg you made me really LOL!!! Just because I had a hamster and know exactly what it smells like.
It’s a really unique smell that baume du doge captures wonderfully LOL I worked at a pet shop for a few years so I’m very familiar with the smell too and it’s seriously uncanny. Sample it if you can!
"Your perfume smells like it came from an angel's teet" - a random man in Starbucks.
What was it?
I think Versace Crystal Noir!
Uuh I have that!!
You smell like a fire hazard. It's nice - Shaghaf oud Abyad
Back in my early college days, went to a small house party and upon entering a room, a girl immediately said 'Holy fierce, thats fuck.' It was unusual because she said it like it was a bad thing 😅
What perfume was it?
Fierce. During that time I'd say it's one of the few fragrance just about anybody I hung around could easily recognize by name. It was THE fragrance
“You smell like one of those cover-up scents in a porta-potty” I was wearing BR540!
Are u sure they meant that as a compliment
They did not. I guess I should have filed this one under insults.
Ouch, considering the price of BR540, that hurt extra.
That or they are used to super high class porta potties, you never know.
I once had an older lady flag me down to her table in the restaurant I work at and ask me what aftershave I was wearing, and when I told her she just said 'ahh Tom Ford' and then gave me a sort of pointed nod. Was wearing soleil blanc
I also had a couple of older ladies look me up and down as I poured them wine and one said 'you smell lovely' and the other said she loved my hair and wanted to run her hands through it. (I bleached my hair and let it grow out, then cut it, so now I have a sort of 90s florida style frosted tips going on.) I think I was wearing fool around by roads, which is a sort of unisex oud floral fragrance.
A lot of the compliments I get are very tame unless they're from friends in which case it's naturally overexaggerated I.e you smell fuckable or some variety of that kind of expression
Not unusual maybe but here's what I've been told the rare times I've been complimented
- "you smell like a cupcake" "what perfume were you wearing when you came visiting me? My whole house smelled like you after you left" Pink Sugar
- It was me and a group of friends, a girl sitting across the table said "okay but who's wearing this perfume? I can't stop smelling it, I'm obsessed" , it was JPG La belle or La belle le parfum (One of the two)
- "have you been to a bakery?" , "I couldn't stop smelling you, you made me hungry", "you smell like Alpenliebe" : it was Lush Let the good times roll
- this guy and I were on the same bus, as soon as I got on he looked at me, then got off at my stop, chased me and asked me about the perfume I was wearing and he said "can you please tell me the name of the perfume you're wearing? I've been following your scent trail since we both got off the bus and when I realized it was you I had to know!" It was Zara Rose Gourmand!
- a group of girls followed me in the club after I got out of the bathroom to ask me about the perfume, I gave them my travel atomizer, a guy wanted me to tell him the name so he could get it for his girlfriend and another guy the same night commented on it saying it smelled aphrodisiac. It was my signature, juicy couture gold!
- years ago a lady who worked behind the counter in a bar "I love your perfume, what is it?" "It's Alien" "omg, is this what Alien smells like? Can I smell it up close?"
- "omg you smell so good, I cau ght a whiff of your perfume what is it?" It was Versace Crystal Noir Edt
ETA: I completely forgot that a bus driver once said "What a nice smell!", I'm pretty sure he was talking to me as I was the only person on board haha, it was La Perla J'Aime La Nuit!
May I ask how many spritzes you do and where?
In particular VLJ gold, jpg, crystal noir edt.
I'm an over sprayer! I spritz both sides of my neck, nape, hair, wrists, back of hand, clothes and chest area (in the summer only). Crystal Noir I remember that time I hadn't sprayed much infact I was surprised, it was a breezy spring day and I had for sure sprayed it in my hair so when it moved the perfume traveled in the air
So like 10 of vlj gold?
I'm an oversprayer too and have gold on the way to me hah.
I would say 7/8
10 sprays of JPG and someone is gonna sue you haha
Hah! I know, JPG is very strong. I don't have la belle but Scandal basically lasts forever.
I do 10 of carolina herrera good girl legere.
I have Good Girl EDP and I still cannot tell whether it's a sillage monster or not
Dang those are some legit compliments
If you're referring to Pink Sugar I think it was because a) the guy said it smelled delicious and b) the person who said her house smelled like me ended up buying it for herself. I very much do not think they were offended by it. 😉
Do people usually comment on what you smell like, I feel like if I get int compliments there “you smell nice” or “what are you wearing”. I have no idea what movie this is from, but I remember a friend telling me about a classic movie scene where a guy backhandedly compliments a woman by asking her if she was wearing violet perfume, and then telling her that she smells like his grandmother. Then tried to backtrack and say, no, in a good way! Does anyone know what movie that could be from?
That's an insult 🤦♂️
You smell like a church!
MM by the Fireplace?
Oooh which fragrance was it if you do not mind sharing?
"Old Mansions and Museums" is the NEXT release from MMM 😂
You smell like gummy bears😩
Why sad? Gummy bears is the best candy ever.
I agree. Gummy bears are delicious. But Jo Malone is pricey and I want people to really smell the notes of the frangipani, ylang ylang and jasmine when I wear it.
But hey, there are worse things to smell like. I’ll take the compliment of smelling like gummy bears🤣
Givenchy L'inderdit or moschino toy 2 by any chance?
Jo Malone’s Frangipani. But i do love Givenchy L’inderdit, have yet to try Moschino Toy.
"OH! Bougie cupcake!" - Hermes Rhubarbe Ecarlate + unscented pumpkin butter (lotion0 from Haus of Gloi which lent it a creamy tone.
"You smell the way I'd like my room to smell all the time" while wearing Molecule 02.
Got told "You smell like Mcdonalds fries" while wearing Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male EDP
Being very familiar with Le Male, I can't imagine how someone would draw that comparison. Unless the guy they bought the fries from was wearing Le Male or something, lol.
Lmao 😂😂😂😂 nooo! I love Le Male, it's sexy to me!
Ikr, after spending that much money that's the last thing you wanna hear
I wore Dossiers version of BR540 (Ambery Saffron) with B&BW's lotion Vanilla Whiskey (can't remember the exact name but it was from this fall), and got told I smelled expensive by my classmates.
I had a nursing instructor tell me I smelled heavenly when I wore Angel Muse. My compliments, when I DO get them are pretty tame. I rarely get compliments.
“You smell like sexy cough syrup”
TF Lost Cherry
I was wearing Armani Code Satin and an acquaintance said "You smell so good it makes me want to take you home and eat you".
"Mhmmm wow it smells like a pretty virgin woman" -
my sister when I was testing out Delina Exclusif.
“Smells like a nice clean dog after a bath” 🥲 to MFK a la rose
On the bright side they did say nice and clean.
“Smells like a glade plug-in in here” - my boss about grand soir
not sure if compliment?
Maybe he loves glade plug ins? 🤪
“You smell really sexy” a date commenting on my scent, I was wearing DHI
Once got one so vulgar I don't really want to type it out, it was quite sexually explicit, started with "yummy" followed by specific acts.
That’s a great name for a fragrance.
What was the fragrance or the sexually explicit acts lol lol ?
Let's be real, the post says nothing about either
"You smell so good, bet you taste even better."
A woman who was 9 years older than me.
That escalated quickly
I, too, get sexually harassed by older women somewhat frequently. Some women seem to have no clue they're being wildly inappropriate, probably because nobody's ever checked them on it.
Welcome to the world of women where it’s not unusual to get harassed from puberty on up
Totally understand that. We can all be better but men have a lot farther to go on the whole. Was just talking to my coworkers about how lots of men don't even have a concept about how much more women have to worry about their safety, like when biking home at night or even just riding the metro.
Exactly. Men might complain if some older ladies are overly attentive to them but it’s not even on par with the fear that women have and how they have to be constantly thinking of their safety and organize their life and very existence to be safe.
Well, not sexual harassment, in my case, we knew each other, and we liked each other.
Ha. I guess context matters.
i once had an uber driver rave and rave about the perfume i was wearing (mfk br540) and at the end of the ride, begged me to tell him what it was. definitely the most intense and positive affirmation of a perfume i’ve ever gotten
my boss told me ds & durga jazmin yucatan smelled “nice, like a lotion” lol
People in my apartment building now know when I use the elevator.
That’s a compliment to you?
What's the name of such magic potion?
Lol, I switched to Gucci guilty intense for fall. But I got Adriana Cloud recently and have applied it a couple of times alone and combined with Gucci guilty intense.
You need to start producing "Guilty Cloud", it's obviously a sure fire hit 😋😁
Ah, but are they now using the stairs 🤔😂
😂 no I don't think so. I have shared the elevator with a couple of them or met them in the hallway and got the same compliment.
“You smell wonderful, like the Arab ladies” and then several minutes of rhapsody about the wonderful perfumes Arab women wear - Lyft driver, while I wearing Byredo’s Black Saffron
I can totally see that! Black Saffron does seem like it'd appeal to the MENA market somehow. I love that the driver went into a bit of a reverie.
I was wearing Nemat Amber, my cat smeared her face into my wrist and then bit me. I feel like she was being complimentary
That is generally the highest compliment 😸 My cat does that if I use Aveda products 🤷🏼
My dad’s cat smells like Nemat Amber—idk how a cat smells like sweet clean laundry but she does. Maybe it’s a nice kitty cat scent!
“That’s very strong.” Tom Ford noir de noir
I will take it as a compliment even though I know it wasn’t
One of us!
My husband has twice commented that I smelled like "ochre, in a good way" while wearing Amouage Jubilation XXV. He was *very* proud of himself that he gave the same compliment twice (like, a full year apart) without realising it was for the same fragrance!
I mostly remember it because... heck, I'm shocked my husband even knows what ochre is. He's not exactly the artsiest of men.
I was thinkin 'how do you smell like a card game?'..still don't know the smell after google
You are thinking of euchre, not ochre
I believe he was thinking more of the colour than literal pigment so it was a very abstract compliment. He's told me I smelled "purple" before as well. As I said, unusual compliments, ha ha.
He might have synesthesia?
It's always possible but feels so unlikely as it's only around my fragrances that he's ever brought this up. I feel like we've also talked about synesthesia in the past (might have been a convo about Billie Eilish) and he said it made zero sense to him.
I have to ask - Jubilation XXV or 25?
XXV - the original men's.
I first read this as "okra," and was trying to figure out how in the world...
lol me too
Oh dear, I actually loathe okra so 😹 that would have been an interesting "compliment" for me indeed.
Haha I’m not even sure if I know what ochre smells like
I don’t even know what ochre IS. Off to Google it.
Trust me, neither does he.
CDNIM - gave her a hug and she said wow you smell good, then walking down the street trying to find the restaurant she paused and said omg Im sorry but you smell sooo good.
Wanted by night - you smell good what is that acqua di gio, I was like fckkkkk no lol
Cremo beard cream - mhmmm you smell gooood.
Appropriate response on the Azzaro one haha
lol yea I think my exact words were eww fck no lol