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View Poll Results: Perfume or cologne?

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  • I call it cologne because of convention

    6 20.00%
  • I call it cologne because it sounds more masculine

    6 20.00%
  • I call it perfume because it is an umbrella term for EDT, EDP and EDC

    11 36.67%
  • I call it perfume because to me there is no distinction between male and female fragrance

    7 23.33%
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  1. #1

    Default Perfume or cologne?

    What do you prefer to name 'Male fragrance'? Perfume or cologne?
    Does perfume sound girly? Does cologne sound more manly? Almost every single time I say perfume, someone tries to correct me and say it's cologne. Your view?

  2. #2

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    When i think of cologne, i allways think of something that you can splash on. So i just say perfume, because i think it as something you can spray. Dont know why, just do

  3. #3

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    Argh! I forgot the whole splash vs. spray thing :/

  4. #4

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    I found myself calling all fragrances perfumes. I just think it is easier.

    Sometimes guys don't understand why I am asking if I use the term perfume. They want to hear cologne, so I switch it. I will use perfume usually though.

  5. #5

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    Recently, I have been thinking that I want to use the word 'cologne' as a generic term for any man's fragrance, regardless whether the fragrance is an EDC, EDT, EDP, or Perfume.

  6. #6

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    I remember my father telling me, when I was a child, not to call men's perfumes perfumes but colognes instead, because perfumes was a term intended only for women's scents... Anyhow, I never stopped calling perfumes perfumes.
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  7. #7

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    I basically have always used 'perfume' or 'fragance', simply because we don't have a word like 'cologne' here.
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

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  8. #8

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    I prefer to call them either fragrances or perfumes in general, and if referring to a specific item, then it'd be EDT, EDP and so forth.

  9. #9

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    If it's EDT, I call it EDT. If it's EDP, I call it EDP. If it's an extract, I call it perfume. I use "cologne" for eau de cologne only.

  10. #10

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    I call men's scents colognes in real life because it is easier for distinction, but when posting here I use the term fragrance to avoid confusion.
    Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
    -Arthur Miller

  11. #11

    Wink Re: Perfume or cologne?

    i call everything cologne, i guess perfume just sounds feminine

  12. #12

    Default Re: Perfume or cologne?

    cologne is a lot of things in america and it probably includes edt edp etcccc...


    laurent
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  13. #13

    Default Re: Perfume or cologne?

    It's always been just "cologne" to me when it comes to men's fragrances unless I call it a "fragrance" .


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  14. #14

    Default Re: Perfume or cologne?

    Quote Originally Posted by Somedude
    What do you prefer to name 'Male fragrance'? Perfume or cologne?
    I prefer to name "male fragrance" pretty much just that....I call it "men's fragrance" or just "fragrance." Not all men's fragrance is cologne or perfume so I think it's best to just be more general.
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