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    Default What exactly does "Pour Homme" mean?

    I never really understood what the term "Pour Homme" (or PH) actually means. I assume it's in Latin or French, can anybody explain this to me?

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    Default Re: What exactly does "Pour Homme" mean?

    It is French and it means 'for men'

    A lot of the times you wont see any ending to womens perfumes because they are the original scent. When they add something like pour Homme it is because they made a new version for men. That is not always the case but I find that to be the way it works most of the time.
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    Merde! Envyus beat me to it.
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    Yeah that makes sense, thanks.

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    Default Re: What exactly does "Pour Homme" mean?

    And just to follow up on EnYvuS' post, sometimes you'll see pour femme, which of course is for her.

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    How do you pronoune "pour homme"

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    The closest I can explain in writing is:

    "Poor Ohm"

    That is to say, the "Pour" is less of an Aussie "pour" eg: 'pour a glass of milk', and more drawn out as in "poor" with the "r" almost disappearing altogether.

    As for "Homme", drop the "H" and the last "e", and you're left with "Ohm" - a bit like the Indian swami meditation mantra!

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    Default Re: What exactly does "Pour Homme" mean?

    d'Homme is rarely used variant with a similar meaning, as in Claude Montana's Montana Parfum d'Homme and Messages d'Homme by Mariella Burani
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    I often find myself getting corrected by my sister for mispronouncing it.

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    That is totally incorrect. "Pour Homme" actually means 'for women'. If you are using a "Pour Homme" perfume, chances are you are using an overtly feminine floral, most likely marketed toward Britney Spears-loving pre-teens. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you may have to toss your entire fragrance collection in the circular file, or donate it to your young niece.

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    Last edited by somethinpositiv; 6th November 2007 at 01:01 PM. Reason: Added "Winking Smiley Face" to ease confusion, implies Irony and/or Sarcasm. Added "j/k!" to imply Irony and/or Sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    That is totally incorrect. "Pour Homme" actually means 'for women'. If you are using a "Pour Homme" perfume, chances are you are using an overtly feminine floral, most likely marketed toward Britney Spears-loving pre-teens. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you may have to toss your entire fragrance collection in the circular file, or donate it to your young niece.
    Irony in the Just Starting Out section? Even though this is pretty transparent, it's also rather sarcastic. Nice way to make a fella feel welcome...

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    It's official, Fleetwood has zero sense of humor. ;p

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    Or you can say "pour garcons"


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    Irony, in its place, is perfectly fab. But in the Just Starting Out section of the forum, it can cause confusion if it's out there without a nice clear smiley on the end of it. Just sayin' ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    It's official, Fleetwood has zero sense of humor. ;p
    This has been known for quite some time, just not on these boards. =)

    Anyways... what Clemmie said!

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    Default Re: What exactly does "Pour Homme" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    That is totally incorrect. "Pour Homme" actually means 'for women'. If you are using a "Pour Homme" perfume, chances are you are using an overtly feminine floral, most likely marketed toward Britney Spears-loving pre-teens. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you may have to toss your entire fragrance collection in the circular file, or donate it to your young niece.
    Yeah, I read this as a pretty patronizing post, too. Keep in mind, somethin, that irony, humor, sarcasm, etc can sometimes be difficult to convey online without the use of other cues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    The closest I can explain in writing is:

    "Poor Ohm"

    That is to say, the "Pour" is less of an Aussie "pour" eg: 'pour a glass of milk', and more drawn out as in "poor" with the "r" almost disappearing altogether.

    As for "Homme", drop the "H" and the last "e", and you're left with "Ohm" - a bit like the Indian swami meditation mantra!
    I thought I should just add a bit to this... the 'homme' is actually pronounced with something somewhere between an open o and an a, so more like the o in 'on'. The sound is actually a nasal vowel, but there's nothing like that in English, but it kinda sounds like awhm if you spell it out in English pronounciation
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    My French teacher from handmadewritings.com always says "guhsuns" and it sounds absolutely stunning! Also, I asked him about this "pour homme" thing, and he said that it means "for men" and it used to recognize men's version of parfume from woman's one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaileyBelmont View Post
    My French teacher from handmadewritings.com always says "guhsuns" and it sounds absolutely stunning! Also, I asked him about this "pour homme" thing, and he said that it means "for men" and it used to recognize men's version of parfume from woman's one.
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    Default Re: What exactly does "Pour Homme" mean?

    I have heard it translated " poor man" too
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    Far more than the actual meaning/translation, also assuming that it might represent, at least indirectly, possibly subconsciously how a certain perfumer, designer, house perceive masculinity and how they convey this through their scents

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    Default Re: What exactly does "Pour Homme" mean?

    pour monsieur, pour lui, per uomo, para hombre, etc., etc., etc.

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    Default Re: What exactly does "Pour Homme" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by davido View Post
    Or you can say "pour garcons"

    I doubt anyone would ever say that as afetershave/cologne isn't for boys, it's for men.

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