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    Default "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    I saw a thread earlier this morning about Angel Liqueur de Parfum, and it got me wondering about other frags marketed towards women, that guys can pull off. Can you guys list some that arnt too feminine? Im a big fan of the Mugler house, but other houses are definitely welcome.
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    I reckon Cabochard by Gres is do-able. It's SO close to Aramis I'm sure I could get away with it...!

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    I own Chanel Bois des Iles and Coromandel, both are considered female fragrances within Chanel's Les Exclusifs.

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    +1 on Cabochard...

    Many, many, many more...here are some...

    Mitsouko
    Jicky
    Sous le Vent
    Bandit
    Diorella
    Jolie Madame
    Feminite De Bois
    Onda
    Nu
    Cristalle
    Portrait Of A Lady
    Tabac Blond
    Donna Karan signature EDP
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
    Metal
    Givenchy III


    ...many more....


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    +1 on Cabochard...

    Many, many, many more...here are some...

    Mitsouko
    Jicky
    Sous le Vent
    Bandit
    Diorella
    Jolie Madame
    Feminite De Bois
    Onda
    Nu
    Cristalle
    Portrait Of A Lady
    Tabac Blond
    Donna Karan signature EDP
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
    Metal
    Givenchy III


    ...many more....
    Aaaaand ...

    - Midnight Poison
    - Hypnotic Poison
    - Sycomore
    - Dioressence
    - Chanel's Eau de Cologne

    ... to add just a few more!

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Not too many. I even find some already mentioned way too feminine for me. In fact many that are called "unisex" are a little to feminine to my nose.

    The one that comes to mind as marketed towards women that is not really feminine is Portrait of a Lady. That seems pretty unisex IMO.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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    Tubereuse Criminelle/Jonquille de Nuit which are both surprisingly similar even though the main player Tubereuse/Narcissus dominate each respective scent.

    I'd +1 Portrait of a Lady.

    Many guys seem to wear Dior Homme Intense too [my pleasure Tropics]

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    Habanita, Azuree.
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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Lets not forget Shalimar.

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post

    Sous le Vent
    Portrait Of A Lady
    There are far too many to list, but these two immediately come to mind.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Habanita, Azuree.
    good calls...


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    31 rue Cambon

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimihendrix1117 View Post
    I saw a thread earlier this morning about Angel Liqueur de Parfum, and it got me wondering about other frags marketed towards women, that guys can pull off. Can you guys list some that arnt too feminine? Im a big fan of the Mugler house, but other houses are definitely welcome.
    Since you're a big fan of Mugler, you should try the original Angel EDP. I find it completely 'unisex.' Just go easy on the sprayer!

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    Almost any concentration of Chanel No. 19 and Dior's Escale a Portofino.

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    I own and wear the following fragrances marketed towards women:
    Shalimar: Vanilla and a hint of spice
    Shalimar Parum Initial: DHI's outrageous younger brother
    Hypnotic Poison: Almond and vanilla gourmand
    Midnight Poison: Should have been the first male Poison. Rose and patchouli.
    Coromandel: Divine white chocolate
    Sycomore: Classy Vetiver
    Black Orchid: Should have been unisex. Amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraghead View Post
    Midnight Poison: Should have been the first male Poison.
    Amen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    Many guys seem to wear Dior Homme Intense too [my pleasure Tropics]

    I can't believe I didn't think of that first.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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    Bal a Versailles, Miss Balmain, Rochas Femme, Lolita Lempicka L, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraghead View Post
    Sycomore: Classy Vetiver
    Black Orchid: Should have been unisex. Amazing.
    + 1 on these
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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    A Lot!

    Almost the entire Tom Ford Range, specially Black Orchid EDP and White Patchouli (this is ultra masculine)

    Almost the entire Poison range, specially Hypnotic and Midnight Poison (this is also very very masculine)

    Almost the entire Chanel Les Exclusifs range, specially Bois des Iles, Coromandel, Cuir de Russie and Sycomore (this is a manly powerhouse)

    Almost the entire Shalimar range, specially Shalimar EDT, EDP and Parfum, Shalimar Parfum Initial Shalimar Parfum Initial L'Eau and Eau de Shalimar (this is more masculine than Habit Rouge)

    Almost the entire Thierry Mugler range, specially Womanity (figs are not only for women), Angel (similar to Angel Men but better) and Alien (this is a woodsy floral clearly masculine)

    Also,

    Black Kashmere
    Cuir Ottoman
    Bal a Versailles
    D&G Light Blue
    I Love Love
    Opium
    Sun Moon Stars


    And much, much more.

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    I have never purchased fragrances specifically targeted to the female gender, but I am certainly going to snif several of the recommendations listed in this thread. Thank you so much.

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Perhaps Dior's Escale a Portofino

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    Mitsouko and Jicky.

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    Any that you feel comfortable wearing. If you love the smell on you, please go ahead and make the world a better smelling place-whether it's "feminine" or otherwise.

    Honestly, when I sniff perfume on anyone, regardless gender, I am not thinking whether whatever he/she is wearing is "masculine" or "feminine", but more about the smell itself (whether it's wonderful, different, poetic, etc.) I admit, I may be in the minority, but IME and IMO, a great smell always trumps whichever its gender/age/etc. target may be.

    Of course, you must feel comfortable wearing it, so it should match your personality/personal taste; you should love it. Otherwise, I don't see why we should limit our choices to scents with supposedly "masculine" or "not too feminine" notes on them. Wear whatever you like, that smells good to you and suits your persona.

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Guerlain's S. Double Vanille is considered a female fragrance.

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Cabochard by Gres
    Light Blue
    Black Orchid
    Dune

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Aromatics Elixir a while after applied, Brit by Burberry.

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    Default Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    It all depends on your tastes:

    - If you are offputed by amazing sillage and longevity, rest assure you will find many femenines unbereable.
    - If you realize that masculine versions of femenine scents don't have many differences, then you will find them quite good.
    - Aldehydes and white florals are markedly femenine.
    - Spices and woods are markedly masculine.

    For instance, I personally find Chanel N° 5 and Lanvin's Arpege way too femenine because of the aldehydes. Coromandel, a patchouli prominent scent - an ingredient widely used in masculine scents - , is a powerbomb to the point of annoyment. Cabochard is way too similar to Aramis. And Obsession for women works quite well if layered with its masculine version, for it gives the last one the presence it used to have before it became reformulated. Mitsouko is great, but it does smell old fashioned. Chamade is a nice chypre, but with marked floral notes, thus quite femenine. Quartz for women was described as masculine when compared with Dior Homme, which was described as femenine when smelt by family members without a clue as to their brands. Knowing has been referred to a fragance easilyworn by men, not to my nose. Aromatics Elixir has a prominent rose note that subsides after minutes because of the patchouli. First can be layered with VC&A for men if you want to get an idea of how it used to be years ago. The pre reformulated version of YSL's Opium makes a wonderful room deodorizer. And so forth.

    Try and judge by yourself.

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    Rochas "Femme" is totally suitable to men. I gave a bottle to my hairdresser, and her (macho Latino) husband swiped it! Guess I won't tell him "Femme" means "woman" in French.

    Gres, Cabaret
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