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    Default Men who just like feminine scents

    Hi! I am a man... ;D Ok I am a gay man but as much as I have tried them I do not like fragrances meant for men... Well, I like the way men smell but though there are many fragrances which are reminescent of it (in a good way off course) I do not go for them. I always choose a female scent. They are richer and blended better IMO. I am not trying to attract any man with them... but I wonder if there are straight men who just enjoy feminine scents because they think they are better than masculine ones...
    My favorite scents are:
    Jicky, Magie Noire, Joop! Femme, Roma...

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    I love threads like this I am a straight (but not narrow minded) guy who LOVES and WEARS a lot of womens scents. You are correct. They are blended much better than mens and are much more refined. Most of the mens colognes that are in department stores have a terrible rubbing alcoholish smell to them i cant stand. They just smell cheap and colognish. Dont get me wrong, there are mens scents that i love too. Like the new Dior Homme, Insense', and Marc Jacobs for men. But there isnt much variety in the mens market so i have moved onto the womens market. Another reason i wear womens scents is because i like flowerey/floral scents and mens are very rarely floral. Except the aforementioned Insense' which is my all time favorite mens scent. There are horrid womens scents too that, like mens scents reek of cologne, smelll like cheap perfume. Some womens scents dont smell like anything except strong perfume. I stear clear of those. Examples of the womens scents i wear are Promesse, (awesome fruity/floral) Flowerbomb, Miss Dior(which i'm wearing today) Aeromatics Elixir (identical of Aramis 900) Agent Provocateur, Floris of London's Bouquet de la Reine, Michael Kors Island, Black Cashmere, Kingdom and others. In a nutshell.....i wear the scents i like with no regard to whether they are marketed to women or not.
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    I wore Pure Poison one time because my best friend (who's a girl) dared me----she later told me that it smelled better on me than it did on her. I would wear it again if the chance came up.

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    i generally like women's scents better in this way: if i walked into a room, i would rather smell a typical women's perfume than a typical man's cologne.

    however, it's quite different for me once actual people are involved. i generally do not like to smell very flowery or fruity scents on other guys. and although i love creed's spring flower, i would never wear it myself. then again, i do not like to smell much of anything on other guys to be honest. if i had my way, all men except me would smell neutral. haha.

    for women, i believe it is a bit easier for them to pull off wearing a guy's cologne, just like they can pull off wearing men's clothes better than men can pull off wearing women's clothes. in my view though, a woman would have to be very feminine to be able to wear a strong men's cologne well -- for "balance", and because the contrast can be appealing.

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    I'm getting kind of tried of all the men's and unisex fragrances out there, and I'm now finding myself looking into women's perfume. I've just started looking into them and I just love Amor Amor and Hanae Mori EDT.

    If you guys/girls can recommend any other good ones to look at, that would be very nice. ;D

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    I wear a lot of women's scents too. Lets face it, back in 19th century and earlier, there wasn't such a thing as men's or women's. People wore whayever they wanted basically. I say, if it smells good, wear it. I have worn Mitsouko to work as well as Tabac Blond and colleagues and students have asled me what the great 'aftershave' is that I am wearing...LOL.

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    I find many of the perfumes marketed to women to be quite good, but I don't think they are nicer and better made than the masculine frags. Perfume has no sex.

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    Wear whatever you know smells good on you for whatever reason you want it on you.

    I have yet to find a good rose scent that is masculine, although Costes is pretty damn close but after awhile it burns my eyes when I wear it from the cinnamon I guess...too bad.
    I have to admit women get better varieties and more options with their frags, but I'm sure they are pretty sick of floral scents just as much as guys are pretty sick of musk scents. I have to admit when I started searching around here I found lots of different stuff that I never knew existed. When I took a whiff of Chergui I instantly loved it and bought a bottle. Afterwards I found out women wear it too :-? Oh well, not gonna stop me from wearing it especially after the price I paid

    On topic, I love feminine scents but not on me. If you think about it guys are supposed to love feminine scents. I for one have lilac oil for my office smell, but I would never wear it. Why is this? Why do I love the smell of lilacs and roses but would never ever contemplate wearing those scents? Is it because I think women would not be attracted to me if I wore feminine scents? That's not very true because most of the compliments I get are for sweet colognes like Hanae Mori and Geir. Are the girls complimenting the scent by itself or how it smells on me?
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    Some guys I knew were afraid to wear Lagerfeld because they felt it was to powdery/floral for them. I think this was a frag that was a little 'Out-of-the-box' for its day. I use to wear it a lot but it has fallen into frags I like but cannot wear anymore because I overdosed on them................. ;D

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    Default Re: Men who just like feminine scents

    Hi Sanzio! I'm a lesbian who likes to wear MEN'S frags, lol! My favorites (this week, lol) are Burberry Brit, Burberry London, Chrome, & Dolce & Gabanna PH. However, if I had to classify ABSOLUTE favorites, they are the unisex Silver Mountain Water, & CKbe.
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    A feminine frag can work well on a masculine guy and vice versa. But I guess it's just a way to sell more because people don't have to worry if a fragrance is too masculine or feminine. For normal people it would probably take ages to find the right one if they had to test EVERYTHING out there, both the feminine and the masculine ones. It's already much of a hazzle to find something you really like so I guess it's just a way for normal people to narrow it down.

    However, the main reason I don't wear feminine fragrances is that I'm not at all masculine enough for it. It would feel extremely awkward if I wore something feminine so I won't bother to test them. Right now I wear Bulgari Black almost all of the time which is considered a unisex. In my opinion a LOT more masculine than feminine though. I wonder if any girls actually use this one. If I met one she would sure leave an impression though. ;D

    I don't really care what people wear as long as it smells good on them.

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    Too bad we were'nt more like dogs, then we would go around and sniff each others butts. Frags would be pretty pointless really ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noseorgy
    Too bad we were'nt more like dogs, then we would go around and sniff each others butts. Frags would be pretty pointless really ;D

    Some of us ARE just like dogs...(don't mind me, carry on... just getting to know you better... back here...sniff sniff... hmmmm smells like... )
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    Are we talking about feminine scents or female scents? *To me there is a distinct difference. *Many fragrances, even those designed and marketed toward men, contain dominant feminine notes or themes. *Personally I love fragrances that have a bit of a feminine edge to them and find overly masculine scents loaded with leather, tobacco, and musk to be boring and blunt. *A fragrance does at least have to have some masculine notes to it for me to like it though. *Some of my favorite feminine male fragrances are Rochas Man (chocolate and lavender), A*Men (chocolate and peppermint) and Hanae Mori HM (too many notes to list). *There probably are fragrances out there marketed to women that I would wear, but I don't have the time or the drive to explore them. I think scents with some feminine notes work really well on me because I look very masculine, I'm an amateur bodybuilder and a pretty big guy. I feel like wearing an overtly masculine scent combined with my image would just be overkill, like the figurative equivalent of repeatedly hitting someone over the head with a large billboard that reads "I AM A MANLY MAN"

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    My personal opinion ... in the fashion world ( fragrance, clothes, etc ... ), women have better EVERYTHING ...

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    Default Re: Men who just like feminine scents

    Quote Originally Posted by Killer Vavoom
    .....Perfume has no sex.
    Huh ?
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    I think that when we smell frags on other people, we aren't smelling them in a vaccum. Meaning, the person's looks, carriage, voice, personality...all of that probaby affects how we perceive their scent. So what might seem feminine by just reading the notes might seem just...refined...soft....intriguing....or something else on a man. Likewise, I have worn men's frags and been told that a smell very sexy by men. I doubt they are perceiving the scent as masculine, you know? There are a few things that would seem too feminine on a man to me, but that's completely subjective. I don't dig a soliflore or baby powder on guys, but then alot of guys would probably not be terribly wild about me smelling strongly of cedar and/or patchouli. You have to wear what speaks to you, I think.

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    The other day, I was on my way to the gallery and ran into a friend (Mary) and she was wearing Coco Mademoiselle. I remember thinking, "she sure smells good", and then "I bet I could wear that!".

    My question is and I am sure this has been asked a million times.

    What traditionally marketed to women fragrances do men wear? I am thinking about Chanels and maybe Kingdom by McQueen? I just love Chanel perfumes. They are so well made.

    Thoughts?

    Kelley

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    The only men that I ever knew who wear women's fragrances are fragrance hobbiests like those here.

    I never knew of any man in the general public that wore or wear women's perfume.

    I was quite surprised abou this when I joined Basenotes, but I quickly understood how fragrance hobbiests are since I involved in a lot of hobbies.

    Anyone I tell about this is also very surpised and tell me they wonder about those men that do, hobby or no hobby.

    I said it in numerous posts before, I never did, do not and never will wear woman's fragrances since they are made to help a woman be feminine. And there would be someone who would recognize the scent - and it would definitely matter to me if they would wonder why I would be wearing it. * *

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    Default Re: Men who just like feminine scents

    I have yet to find a good rose scent that is masculine
    Although not listed in the fragrance pyramid on basenotes, I recall hearing Safari (Ralph Lauren) has a rose note in it.

    Just because a fragrance is expensive, doesn’t necessarily make it smell better than a cheaper one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321
    My personal opinion ... in the fashion world ( fragrance, clothes, etc ... ), women have better EVERYTHING ...

    Yea, and all we got was these ultimately totally useless appendages...


    My favorite "ladies" scents that I wear regularly:

    Apres L'Ondee (i am running out!)
    Kingdom
    Habanita
    Chanel No. 19
    Feminitè du Bois
    Poivre
    Tabac Blond
    Bandit
    Le Baiser du Dragon
    Hypnotic Poison
    Theorema
    Mitsouko

    But never all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff
    Yea, and all we got was these ultimately totally useless appendages...
    i use mine a lot! ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid
    [quote author=Griff link=1132424459/15#20 date=1132465071]Yea, and all we got was these ultimately totally useless appendages...
    i use mine a lot! ;D
    [/quote]


    or...

    does it use YOU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff
    or...

    does it use YOU?

    :-*
    it's hard to tell...

    is there a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid
    [quote author=Griff link=1132424459/15#22 date=1132465563]
    or...

    does it use YOU?

    :-*
    it's hard to tell...

    is there a difference?
    [/quote]


    Actually...Good point. No, there is no difference...

    Nevermind.

    Carry on.

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    Default Re: Men who just like feminine scents

    As presents, I've bought around 50 women's scents since the start of the year - I even sprayed some of them on my wrist in order to compare them to their male equivalents on the other wrist. I disliked them all and invariably, after half an hour, found myself rushing for the scouring soap to wash them off.

    Beats me why the effusion of praise for women's scents over men's scents above - with a few exceptions (e.g. Dune, Angel, D&G, Moschino Couture) most of them are just one floral concoction after another. Men's one's are infinitely superior in my opinion, and I really enjoy smelling them in a shop. But when I have to go and smell women's one's, I consider it a chore akin to ironing shirts.
    Renato

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    Has anyone tried Bal à Versailles by Jean Desprez? This is one of those mastepieces which are so complete as they are that we just give up analyzing the notes and ingredients separately any more and just say, "Wow". It's one of those scents which directly stimulate our emotion center in the brain. According to the descriptions, there are Rose de Mai (Bulgarian Rose), Grasse jasmin, patchouli, spices, ambergris, vanila..... But analyzing what are in it does not fully explain the beauty of this fragarance. It's as much complex and one-of-a-kind as Jicky is. I usually do not wear "flowers". But all the players including rose de mai (Bulgarian rose), Grassse Jasmin, patchouli, ambergris...etc are just so perfectly blended that it's truly an oriental fragrance rather than "flowers bouquet". Yet, it's very dry and no aldehyde is added like Coco. It, therefore, does not smell cosmetic. Rather it smells truly natural throughout. One sniff and all you can do is just sighing, saying "I can die for this scent!". It's sweet, but never cloying. It makes you feel very noble and sexy at the same time. Anywone who has not sniffed it yet. Try the parfum version of Bal à Versailles. You'll be hooked on it!

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    I¨m trying today L´Enfant from a sample of Divine. I´m enchanted whit the note of jazmine that I´ve found in it.
    Have I to resign this marvel of perfume for this one catalogued for woman?. I do not believe......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321
    My personal opinion ... in the fashion world ( fragrance, clothes, etc ... ), women have better EVERYTHING ...
    Agreed

    Hermès - Eau des Merveilles is the one female frag that gets the most rotation on my skin.

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    Default Re: Men who just like feminine scents

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    ...Beats me why the effusion of praise for women's scents over men's scents above - with a few exceptions (e.g. Dune, Angel, D&G, Moschino Couture) most of them are just one floral concoction after another. Men's one's are infinitely superior in my opinion, and I really enjoy smelling them in a shop. But when I have to go and smell women's one's, I consider it a chore akin to ironing shirts.
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