Originally Posted by Ekove
I'm personally not offended, I just think if you start considering "Femininity" as a barrier for trying on perfumes, you're missing a lot. If he doesn't like the fragrance that's one thing, but if he likes it but think it's too feminine, he should take the risk.
Personally, I think Black Orchid is a little hard to describe for me. It's definitely Feminine, but in a dark and mysterious way. And I honestly can't imagine it smelling great on a woman. The easiest way to describe it for me is a "Feminine scent for men". And another thing is, I don't think something like Black Orchid is anywhere near being so feminine to wear for a man. Perhaps it's because I know quite a few guys who wear britney spears Fantasy and Pink Sugar. Now that's crossing a line...
For me, and I have probably said this multiple times, the biggest horror would be when someone opens my closet where I stock the perfumes and they see I use feminine ones. This hobby is already weird enough to non-Basenoters. Let alone if they would find out I'm buying feminine ones, or at least, buying perfumes that are marketed
I can imagine some people can easily get away with this. Let's not forget that Basenotes is a very multicultural place. We all live in very different "worlds". You have the working class. The rich ones, which is definitely here at Basenotes. Next to that comes personality: you have the fashionistas, people who are extravagant. Straight / gay and so on. If Basenotes would be a perfume, it would be a terribly complex blend of oils.
I see some people on this board that have issues with certain opinions. Almost attacking people personally because they think their opinion is the holy grail of all opinions. That is very wrong on a multicultural forum like Basenotes. It's simply arrogant.
Asking people to use different words or reformulate their posts, to me, that is not done. Everyone is free to speak out as he wants. When I do not like Bang by Marc Jacobs, I don't need a person telling me I should visit a tittie bar and spray on some Kouros. That happened in another topic by the way. Let's respect everyone's different opinions. And let's speak out freely.