Originally Posted by JDBIII
I don't care if they smell feminine. A good perfume is a good perfume. Cristalle and Chanel 19 smell great on me as do 28 La Pausa and 31 Rue de Cambon. Live a little guys.
I also think Cristalle (and Cristalle Eau Vert ), No.18, No.19, No.22, La Pausa, 31 Rue Cambon and Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie are all extremely unisex and easily worn by men (though I think the Les Exclusifs range are largely marketed as unisex anyway). In fact Chanel's women's perfumes were always accused of being too masculine by many contemporaries, I suppose that fits with the style of Coco herself who was instrumental in getting women out of stays and into pants and men's tailoring.
Chanel's men's releases are broadly speaking some of the most distinctively masculine fragrances I can think of. They're not all coffee, oud, cocoa and tonka (the perfume equivalent of sticky toffee pudding all too often) like so many current men's perfumes are, but they take another route to masculinity; the crystalline sharp, razor neat, genetically well turned out, and effortlessly manly route.
Though I admit the Allure Homme range is somewhat less XY than the rest.