Originally Posted by Al Gae
I actually made my first venture into the ladies fragrance department to get a sniff of this; it sounded very intriguing. I was actually hunting for something from the private collection... Anyway, Nordstrom's is always cool with samples, and after my roommate went to bed, I sprayed a little on.
I totally get a little cotton candy, but only where I sprayed on my wrists (cleaner skin, I assume). The scent emanating from my where I sprayed my chest is much darker and interesting. It's similar to the truffle scent I get from my undies (j/k). It's a little sickly-sweet, but addictive.
I'm fairly new to the fragrance obsession, and I grew up in a fairly macho community. I'm not an overly macho guy myself; I don't wear pink, and I have a hard time feeling comfortable wearing floral scents. I would like to be dashing enough to wear this, but I just don't have the flamboyance, in the parlance of our times.
Agree 100%, and come to think of it, I did get the cotton candy more when it was on my wrists and arms. I'm a big time arm sprayer, much more than chest and neck. I try to avoid olfactory fatigue, and this is the best way doing it by spraying far from the nose; besides, I can't physically sniff my own neck.
I also do agree with the majority on the scent, sweet, dark fruits, coconut. Yup, it's all there, but it's got that whole "big bag of granny's make-up" thing too.
Anyways, for those of you who can pull this, props to you. For me, it's got nothing to do with the gender a fragrance is marketed towards, I wear Chanel's No 5 from time to time, and most men wouldn't be caught dead wearing it, so it is simply preference.
Originally Posted by flashpoint321
First, let me say that I wish "society" would make no distinction between male and female fragrance. It's a vestage of sexism. But that being said, Black Orchid stinks! After all this discussion, I decided to wear it yesterday. After managing not to get sick, I concluded I could get the same fragrance from mixing rotting fruit and flowers. I just don't find that smell appealing, for a man or a woman. (But I did have it around since it was given to me at a fragrance fair I attended).
LOL, gotta admire the honesty, totally get the rotten fruit vibe too.. <braces self for comments lol>