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    Default Re: mens colognes we like for ourselves

    If you can find it(discontinued), Derby by Guerlain is 'perfect' for a Lady.

    And FWIW, I just tried a sample spritz of Bandit on me and liked it.


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    It's interesting, I always told my son, I liked the notes in men's fragrances better than most women's. With that being said, even though I don't like sweet, fruity or flowery scents (most womens) Men's scents still smell too masculine on me, even though they smell delicious. I don't know. Maybe the "unisex" ones, but the one's made especially for men, I'm not sure. (haven't tried too many, so I'm not used to it, so I can't really say) I wouldn't say "no" to others liking it though. I always thought, to each their own, when it came to scents.
    Some scents are more feminine to begin with, so maybe those would be good. Don't want to smell like a lumberjack!

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    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme is my favorite. I always get compliments and even threw a Bloomingdales fragrance counter associate for a loop because she couldn't place the fragrance. I need to try a few more, there were some great suggestions in this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn Faust
    i'm just not in to a fruity or floral. i actually like many mens fragrances for myself.
    what are some other women are wearing? i like burberry for autum. polo blue for summer. and i was wearing the abercrombie and fitch woods for winter and autum but it is discontinued. i have been searching for a replacement.
    The fashion photographer Kelly Klein, wife of Calvin Klein, is quoted in the February issue of Marie Claire saying she has worn Creed's Vetiver (which is for men) since she was a teenager.

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    I like Armani Code PH on women.

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    Green Irish Tweed!!!

    I cannot get enough of this, on myself or on a man. Once, a guy I really don't like was wearing it, and I kept creeping closer to him to get a whiff.

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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

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    I just got a bottle of L Air du Desert Morocaine by Andy Tauer. It smells very strong in the beginning, but the drydown is woodsy and ambery. A lovely unisex scent

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    I like

    Men's:
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Armani Code
    Bvlgari Black
    Cartier Declaration

    Unisex:
    Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme
    Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc
    Sycomore
    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Atelier Cedrat Enivrant, Orange Sanguine, Mandarine Glaciale
    "Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once.
    A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth."
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    Knize Ten is in my wardrobe. Sometimes I put a spritz of Tea Rose under it.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
    Currently wearing: 1000 by Jean Patou

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    Oh, my, too many to list! I go for scent and not for marketed gender.

    Off the top of my head, SO like to smell Tom Ford Extreme on me.
    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

    "Thick dome of jasmine
    (Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine),
    Blends with the rose,
    (That blends with the rose),"
    "The Flower Duet," Lakme by Leo Delibes, 1881

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    you girls can actually wear ANY fragrances ever created.

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    I like and wear Bvlgari Black--I'd say it's the most gender bending of my loves. I tried Timbuktu but it read too masculine for me to enjoy on myself...and I am perfectly aware that that is 100% conditioning. I adore Portrait of a Lady, which seems to be about equally popular with men and women here on Basenotes. Another one I liked a lot (but not enough for a full bottle) is Frederic Malle's Cologne Indelebile.

    All that said--I love scents that are 20th-21st century feminine: big white florals, powdery notes, makeup accords. And vetiver really doesn't work on me. So I don't venture too far from the women's fragrance section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loukoumi View Post
    I just discovered Guerlain Vetiver. It is niiiiiice. smooth, warm soft, not floral. rather woody but not a dark forest smell. more of a sweetgrass smell. or like a bamboo mat in the rain smell.
    Ha ha!! I recently had couple female friends over, and one of them was wearing Guerlain Vetiver. I commented on it, and I could see she was "shocked" I recognized it so easily, and "afraid" she got caught wearing man's fragrance - what will people think?!? ;-) It smelled really good on her, though, so I had to smooth it over and tell her I wear No.5 Eau Premiere every now and then and enjoy it. Since then I've also added the new L'Eau to the collection - maybe I'll wear that next time I see these two ladies and see what they think.

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    Man, what an old thread! I just found 'Furyo' it's fantastic!
    And I especially like FMalle- Vetyver Extraordinaire.

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    A rave from the grave. I am sure I have commented before, I consider all fragrance unisex if I like I wear.
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