I can follow everything said about Fleur du Male to date, but what Irish says I bears wisdom: most fragrances are "as masculine or feminine as the man who wears it"
(overdoses excluded). Aside from all the precious thoughts on perfume as art, and besides of serving as an identifier of self, a perfume like this one is simply an expression of joy! It's like being at somebody's party, like the glass of champaign you, the fan of beer cans, occasionally hold in your hand for the toast. I also see FdM as the olfactory equivalent to the ring in the pirate's earlobe, or the carnation in your dinner jacket. In about the same time as champaign gets stale in your glass, Fleur du Male turns into that kind of warm, woody fragrance which is normally worn by men rather than women. Body Kouros comes to mind here. But there is a slight dissonance in the dry-down which BK lacks - to me like a tongue-in-cheek note. I love this Musk Ravageur for rebels, but then I have no wife to talk me out of it ! at cusut:
Please ignore what bbBD just said about 'these newbies'. I am appalled by the rudeness of his statement. Personal taste, preference and perception are always primarily
personal, and as such worthy of protection. They are nothing to be particularly proud of, nor are they something to be ashamed of or (worst), to be 'blamed'
for! Besides, this poster hasn't been here long enough himself to tell others they wouldn't know what they are talking about. And if it matters, I, an oldie here, also think that Dior Homme (EDT, 2005) is rather feminine or androgynous! I never bought it, and it was easy to ignore the initial hype! I recommend to give Dior Homme Cologne (2007) a chance though. In contrast to the original, I find DHC
perfect as a man's summer fragrance.