Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The biggest compliment you could ever give me

I can be sorta awkward when someone gives me a compliment. I tend to feel the pressure of giving one right back after they've given it to me. Not that it's a bad quality, but I just redirect the attention from me to that person.

Most people are flattered when you tell them any combination of the following:
You look skinny!
Where did you get that outfit?
I love your makeup today!
I need your purse!

Don't get me wrong... those are great compliments to receive. It's so thoughtful of someone to go out of their way to tell you something so nice. Personally, I am really bad at giving compliments. For whatever reason, I just don't think to do it. That doesn't stop me from thinking nice thoughts in my head though.

Anyways, that being said, there IS one compliment that makes me smile from ear-to-ear and it makes me want to have a full blown conversation with you about it. What could I be talking about? Smelling good, of course.

You smell good!
What perfume are you wearing?

When someone says those magic words, I light up! In fact, there is nothing more flattering (in my opinion) than someone saying that I smell good. I am a self-proclaimed perfume addict. I own an array of scents and I am pleased as punch whenever someone takes time out of their day to recognize my obsession.

I have talked about perfume a few times before (here & here). But I thought it would be wise to tell you which scent I get the most compliments about.

Tease by Victoria's Secret. It will rock your spouse's world. As the website says, the perfume has a "warm blend of black vanilla, frozen pear and blooming gardenia." Yummo. If that isn't heavenly, I don't know what is!

So now I'm curious... what's one compliment that makes you really really happy!? There's gotta be something that sticks out! Do tell :)


  1. Smell is my thing, too! I don't know if I'm just really lucky and clean or what, but my college roommate always awed over the fact that, "You've never ever smelled bad. How do you do that?!" Haha I'm very sensitive to smells, so I guess I've just always been conscious of it for myself! Now I need to go check out that Tease sent from VS :)

  2. Haha that's funny! I love when people tell me I look skinny, ha. I'm weird. :)

    1. Um YES! I would rather look skinny anyday. just call me the skinny stinky kid

  3. I'm afraid of smelling bad so I LOVE this compliment too. I wear Bvlgari and gets tons of compliments on it. I want to try to Tease. I also love to hear that I'm looking thin.

  4. I envy your 'scent addiction'. I can't seem to ever wear anything that the smell lasts on. On the honeymoon Brandon and I were part of the newlywed game and one of the questions he was asked was what perfume do I wear and he answered nothing. (truth 99% of the time) well she wouldn't let him use that as an answer so he said victorias secret. When i was brought back in to give my answers to see if they matched his, I said nothing, but she kept pressuring me that I had to answer something so I said the one true bottle of perfume I own, obv no what he answered. We were both so mad because we had the right original answers, it cost us being tied for the win :( oh well at least he knows

  5. I like when people tell me my hair looks good!! Haha

  6. okay I'm totally with you on this!! I have probably 50 really nice bottles of perfume and I LOVE when people tell me I smell good. I'd prefer that over most compliments really. Maybe not "your outfit is cute" that's a good one too. The rest of the compliments are really awkward. I love that I'm being complimented, but what the hell do you say in response to "you're so skinny.." uh.. thanks, i think? Like is that a compliment? or someone's round about way of saying, "girl eat a cheeseburger.." Not sure on that one..

    anyways, I found your blog because you commented on my guest post on Lindsey's blog- Life on Countryside! I'm excited to read more of your posts! :)

  7. Hmmm....the compliment I've remembered the longer (10 years now?) is when someone told me I was "Hardcore" after I did something I was really scared to do. I really like to hear something like that!

  8. Pleased as punch! LOL you're so cute! I've gotta check out that scent, it sounds yummy! I always wear Bath & Body Works midnight pomegranate and everyone compliments on it!

  9. I get all blushy when people say I smell good too!! To me that is like the best compliment for some reason haha