Today I was in a convenience store and the cashier was taking care of the man in front of me (I’d say he was in his 60s). As he stood there, I smelled a nice cologne which I hadn’t smelled in a really long time.
So I asked “Sir, if I may ask, what is the fragrance I’m smelling?”
He smiled and said “Jade East – old school”.
I laughed and said “Aaaah! Brings back memories.
He, the cashier, another customer, and I had a nice laugh.
I was telling a friend about it and she thought I was being a bit tacky. I disagreed – I said I’ve asked guys/strangers that question before. (Once because I wanted to buy the same after shave for my ex). Men don’t seem to mind the question, and I doubt they take it as a flirt thing.
Friend asked if I would have asked if he had been with a wife/girlfriend. I said "Yes!, without hesitation."
If I had leered or said "You really smell delicious" and followed him out of the store that would be different.
What say you, ehell?