Originally Posted by scentsitivity
While I have perceptions that a fragrance tends toward masculine or feminine, it is really a presumption in most all cases. After all, I never really smelled that man's fragrance on a woman, or vice versa. If I did, I might change my opinion altogether.
, this was discussed some months ago and went on for pages in the forums. It got to the point where the mods were keeping an eye on the threads.
I agree that gender in scent is presumption. I also think culture and time period play a role, and today, in marketing. The gender designations of fragrance in the Western world is really an invention of the end of the 19th century. Before that time, fragrance was fragrance. Both men and women wore musks, spices, and florals. (I add that this was men and women wealthy enough to afford the luxury of perfume.)
One BNer said he'd like to smell Odori Tabacco on a woman during a "romp."