which perfume 1- have better projection ? 2 - which scent female love it ?
Interesting thoughts Hammy. The sense of smell is so primal! Maybe we need to pay more attention the people who smell really great to us. I can think of two dating instances where I just hated the guy's choice of fragrance & yep, we were very different people in the end.
No proven theories here...just an interesting thought.
which perfume 1- have better projection ? 2 - which scent female love it ?
If there were one or two female fragrances that you would LOVE to smell on a man, what would they be?
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What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
I love Shalimar and hermes orange vert on a man but I would like to smell l'Aritisan VDR and Creed Ambre Canelle... maybe someday?
1. Asja by Fendi seems like it was created for a certain kind of subtly well-dressed, intelligent man. A great oriental for unisex wear, less obvious than Opium (but I like that feminine on confident men too).
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Ok, so thinking of how vague and bland a description "well-dressed, intelligent man" was, I googled the phrase, found this:
No Asja or Bandit for him--he's too cuddly, but sounds like his lady has both.
Burberry Brit and Mitsuoko.
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Currently smelling from Asja edp one hour in:
Soft oriental--verging on floriental/classic non-girly floral, dry fruits/honey/light pipesmoke that comes and goes, and mostly a clove/carnation drying down to the oriental genre's version of a skin scent. It's a little potpourri or winelike and certainly wintery. It gets described as similar to Serge Lutens Arabie, which I can see, but that one is harsh while Asja is strong but whispery and not as daring as Arabie.
Most are either really into the bottle and presentation of Asja or really repulsed by it. Its look seems like a riff on the extremity of "orientalism" in perfume history, kind of old Hollywood fine line between costumey silliness and elegance. For any more masculine type who would care to wear it, the spray edt (or rarer large spray edp) in the gold and black wood-like ricebowl bottle would probably smell more like a men's scent applied lightly. But if one is the type of guy who will wear edp (really this edp is difficult to apply from the tiny black flacon): best to avoid the mini black flacon edp that has black and gold stripes on the sextagonal box. Those were a promo batch, and mine had gone off due to the bad packaging and now smells weakly of soap. The plain no stripes red and black edp box with the same little black flacon inside smells better due to the packaging fitting better, likely. Those minis with the black rather than red caps seem best! Fendi's packaging was a bit inconsistent and confusing, but that's all perfume I guess ...
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[B]Bal a Versailles[B]. And yes, Shalimar.
Like anomie et ivoire was saying, it would depend on the type of guy. The guy I'm refering to is the sweet tall man type.
Fille D'Eve, Habanita, Bal A Versailles, En Avion, Tabac Blond
Dans La Nuit Vers Le Jour Sans Adieu Je Reviens Vers Toi.
L'Heure Bleue or Bal a Versailles because I think they might be harder for a man to pull off. and though not as daring as BaV or LHB I could totally see a man in Vintage Antilope by Weil,
Though in a recent interview it has been said that my future husband prefers to go scentless,[I can fix that] though I spend hours dreaming up what delightful things I'd like to spray on him. I think he'd be so sexy in a really spicy,leathery, floral.
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"I guess it's like most dreams, people work hard for them, they take time, When you arrive you aren't sure if it's what you expected. Hopefully it's better, but I guess that is why people dream and choose to chase them" ~anonymous.
"You’re buying stars to shut out the light. We come alone and alone we die And no matter how hard you try I’ll always belong in the sky" ~ Marina and The Diamonds
many, including Bandit, Tubereuse Criminelle, Sous Le Vent, Jolie Madame, Tabac Blond, En Evion, Vol De Nuit...many....
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My eldest son wears Shalimar. The chypre loveliness of Mitsouko would be outstanding on a confident man. I'm looking forward to smelling Brad Pitt in No 5. A boyfriend from my late teens/early 20s smelt fabulous in original Rochas Femme. Diorella is interchangeable with Eau Sauvage.
Musc Ravageur. No contest.
T.F. Tobacco Vanille.
No, I am not black, yes, I am African.
the girl love scent ? pure havane ? m7 ? la nuit perfume ?
I know a womens taste in fragrances can differ from there male counterparts. So what would you like the man in your life to wear?? How would you want your man to smell? Include scents for each occassion...summer, winter, day and evening.
i do like the gender bending so
for sure nothing too butch, or aquatic
in general i like warm things oudth , chypres but for men sure also flowers and some sweetness ,a bit animalic can (civet yes! )(but usually i prefer this more in women s perfume )but all depends on the total
my real favorite has vetiver, oakmoss,, lavender ivy and patchouli and amber it s very summery and put s me instantely in a good mood
my favourites on a man:
Uomo? De Moschino.
Dior Homme Intense
Hello girls, I'm a 25 guy and I want to know your opinions on three fragrances.
I've sampled a lot and narrowed it down to only three I would like to have as my signature, just choose the one that makes you weak on the knees (or if you dislike them all, please say so too):
1. Carolina Herrera - 212 Men
2. Abercrombie & Fitch - Fierce
PS.: FIERCE is not popular at all where I live(no A&F stores in my country), so judge it only by the smell
3. Chanel - Allure Homme Sport
All three are very versatile in my opinion, and I could wear them all year.
Please, let me know which one is the best smell and compliment getter!
My choice is easy: Carolina Herrera 212 Men. Wonderful fragrance. Attractive, versatile and not very common. Good all around.
Abercrombie&Fitch - IMO is generic, nothing special. Many folks like it.....but, very common. Not a bad thing, just...rather blah.
Chanel Allure Homme Sport. Why not just Allure? I've smelled Allure on a few men and it smells divine!. Allure Sport, not so much.
That's my opinion, since you asked.
Thanks Lorien! Yes, I want sincere opinions like yours lol
Keep them coming girls, please
Oh, and about the original Allure...I don't know, I didn't care much for it. Not that appealing to me and I had the feeling that sometimes it's too strong.
I liked the sport version better.
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my choice is La Nuit Le Parfum.
So there has been plenty of discussion of this on the male frag boards... but I thought I would take it to the source. Ladies, what fragrances do you ladies like to smell on a 30-40 something man and why?
I guess the reason I ask is that there is clearly a diverse age range on the boards and as professional 36 year old man I was curious. I definitely feel like some fragrances are more appealing to a younger crowd just like there are some 80s powerhouses that I feel "old mannish" for a lack of a better term (this is not meant be offensive).
When it comes to fashion, I have to admit, I cringe when I see men my age wearing True Religion jeans... that's just not right. Then again, I don't feel comfortable in tweed either. So clearly, when people say... anyone can wear anything... I get that sentiment but...
Top notes of... sweat, gasoline, motor oil; a heart of deer musk and gunpowder, resting on a base of sex and testosterone... Mandom.
I can tell you that Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme is a definite win for me. It's a very sexy, warm, inviting scent that works wonderfully with my husband's chemistry. That's the key. You have to find something that works with YOU, because what my husband wears might smell different on you. I also love John Varvatos and Jean Paul Gaultier, too.