I'll try to make this short, but I won't make promises. What I think it comes down to is the person that is smelling or trying the fragrance. For me, I see it as an art. If I wanna smell like a flower, I'll put on something that smells like a flower. In the winter I'll wear heavy orientals, if it's spring I'll wear florals, if it's summer I'll wear citruses/aquatics, and if it's fall I'll wear something spicy/rustic. I don't wear fragrances to exude my own masculinity. I'm pretty sure, actually I'm certain that I am in fact a man. I think it's something innate, not learned. My dad, a mason, has no interest in fragrances. He spends as much time as he can outside and can't work a cellphone. Do you think he would rather wear Fleur de Male or Tumulte? The answer is obvious, but I guess we're discussing WHY. Is there any definite answer? I don't think so. Trying to answer that is like trying to figure out why I hate anise, the smell of cooking meat, and my bizarre music tastes (which I've had since I was a kid).