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    Default Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    Had to stop a woman today to ask her what she was wearing even though she wasn't very attractive. Like the title says, is there anything similar to this for men? Im still considering wearing the female version if I can't find a good enough equivalent.

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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    Versace Eau Fraiche and Paco Rabanne Black XS

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    Uh, you do know that there is a Light Blue for men? It looks the same as the regular D&G for men bottle except different colours.

    http://www.perfumeemporium.com/mens-...our-Homme.html
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    versace eau fraiche is a dead ripoff of D&G light blue.....

    its a plastic baby blue bottle...
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    Yeah I thought about Fraiche...but wow, never thought about Black XS. I'll have to try that tommorow!
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    Yeah but I dont like DG Light Blue for men. I also dont like Polo Blue for men, but love the women's version.
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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    Well you could always just wear Light Blue for Women. Great scent. Or, like Hyde recommended get Black XS by Paco Rabanne. BXS is a tad more strawberry prominent, but it shares that same uplifting, fresh and bubbly accord that DGLB does. I should know - my boyfriend wears this all the time.
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    The Versace smells like Light Blue for Men should have smelled.

    The Light Blue for Men that come out form D&G just smells like incredibly lame Light Blue for Women - it has no point.

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    I'd say wear D&G Light Blue for women....I think a lot of members here wear it and its fine even if it is supposedly a woman's scent....I fell in love with it the day i smelt it and bought it rightaway...I wear it with aplomb....It don't matter if its a woman's scent.

    But if it is something that you cannot really accept, then go for Versace eau Fraiche. Its been mentioned by the members already and it is indeed VERY similar to Light Blue pour women.

    As for Black XS by Paco Rabanne, I don't think it smells ANYTHING like Light Blue for women. IMO Black XS smells like a sickeningly sweet 'concentrated strawberry jam'.

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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    Versace Eau Fraiche has been mentioned, so how about Terre d' Hermes? It has the nice grapefruit and woods you're after, along with some "manly" earthiness, gunflint, and cedar.
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    My wife & I have discovered that Moschino's I Love Love (for women) smells remarkably similar to D&G Light Blue (for women.)

    The Moschino has much better longevity than the above mentioned D&G and Versace Man Eau Fraiche.

    If you like this type of scent (and all three are very much alike), try the Moschino. Superior lasting power.

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    I can barely tell the difference between Black XS and Light blue for women on a tester card
    Otherwise plenty of guys wear light blue for women
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    Try Montale Soleil de Capri. You won't be dissapointed, the best alternative to D&G Light Blue (though Versace Man Eau Fraiche is next best).

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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    Man, I really wanted to like Man Eau Fraiche. The citrus was just too sharp on my skin. I was expecting it to be smoother.

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    P.S.....you want to try something that smells like D&G Light Blue but better...... - Eclat L'anvin.....amazing scent.
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    I agree with this recommendation.

    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    Try Montale Soleil de Capri. You won't be dissapointed, the best alternative to D&G Light Blue.

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    If you like DGLB, then just go for it - even if it's supposed to be feminine. It's marketed as unisex in certain parts of the world, you know, and I know guys who wear it as well.

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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    Try Montale Soleil de Capri. You won't be dissapointed, the best alternative to D&G Light Blue (though Versace Man Eau Fraiche is next best).
    Interesting. I have a sample of SdC (from Robbie) and I sampled it once, I don't remember if I liked it or not. But I will look for my sample, to see if I get the D&GLB connection.
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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    I'm confused. Is there a perfume concentration of Light Blue? You called it Light Blue perfume, as if women's fragrances are called perfume and men's are called something else, perhaps "colognes". The fact is that they're all perfumes. Perfume means "through smoke". Beyond that there are a variety of perfume concentrations, such as edc, edt, edp, pdt, parfum (pure perfume), etc.

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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    im pretty sure bond no. 9 scent of peace is the bond that smells just like light blue for women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leor_77 View Post
    Had to stop a woman today to ask her what she was wearing even though she wasn't very attractive. Like the title says, is there anything similar to this for men? Im still considering wearing the female version if I can't find a good enough equivalent.
    Sorry mate cant help you,but i am sorry you had to stop a woman who wasnt very attractive !!!!!!

    Sounds very shallow!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdnba View Post
    im pretty sure bond no. 9 scent of peace is the bond that smells just like light blue for women.
    emphasis on "for women."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justaroma View Post
    Sorry mate cant help you,but i am sorry you had to stop a woman who wasnt very attractive !!!!!!

    Sounds very shallow!!!!!
    Yep.

    Personally, I find Scent of Peace to be much more floral (lily of the valley, specifically), and D&G Light Blue for Women to be lighter, with more emphasis on citrus and apple.

    And Lanvin's Eclat d'Arpege (if that's the one you're talking about, Acceptfacts) has some similar notes, but IMO it's missing the citrus and again jas a clear floral edge, to my nose. Still, PM me if you'd like to try a few mls, Leor.

    Haven't tried Versace Man Eau Fraiche, but as a woman who wears "men's" fragrances as well as traditional women's scents (thank you, Pluran, for the reminder that it's ALL perfume), I say just go for the Light Blue and enjoy the juice, forget the gender listed on the label.
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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    emphasis on "for women."
    the only reason i thought of it was because our questioner asked for a masculine equivalent. Since male and female frags are deliniated by what the manufacturer or this website deems them to be, scent of peace is as close to masculine as he will get to the scent of light blue for women without it being labeled feminine. Scent of peace i thought was unisex...thats why i recommended it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    Try Montale Soleil de Capri. You won't be dissapointed, the best alternative to D&G Light Blue (though Versace Man Eau Fraiche is next best).
    Yes - I smelled my sample of Soleil de Capri tonight and it is strikingly similar to D&GLB. And to Black XS, IMO. Wow - I should add these three to that other 'similar fragrance thread we've got going. The D&G though is going to be the cheapest option of the three.
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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    For similar scents like D&G Light Blue, I would recommend trying these ones:

    -Mont Blanc Star Walker
    -Versace eau fraiche

    I dont agree with Black XS and Terre D Hermes! They are very different things!

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    Yeah, I wondered if anyone was going to react to the OP's intense suffering in stopping a unattractive woman. Sheesh.

    Anyway, Light Blue is one of my favorites and I will always own a bottle. If you like Light Blue, wear Light Blue. Oh yeah, and do drop the attitude as wearing perfume can only do so much.

    Never smelled Black XS but I can't recommend Terre d'Hermes as a substitute for Light Blue.
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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    I've felt that Creed's Santal Imperial was what Light Blue for Men should have smelled like.

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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    I have a friend who is an SA in the biz.

    I let him smell some Paco Rabanne Black XS for Men and he loved it, having never smelled it before. The last time I went to go see him, he took a bottle of Light Blue by D&G and a bottle of Moon Sparkle by Escada (both fragrances marketed to women) and sprayed them together (one spray each). It smelled exactly like Black XS for Men.

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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    My wife's bottle of D&G Light Blue for women is on my dressing table. Right next to it is my bottle of the men's Black XS.

    Black XS certainly isn't the most masculine scent I've come across. Nonetheless, beats me how anyone can think these two are nearly the same, or that the unambiguously feminine D&G Light Blue can in anyway be considered as something akin to a unisex scent.
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    Default Re: Male equivalent to D&G Light Blue perfume

    I was very impressed and smitten when I smelled D&G Light Blue pour Femme. So I too thought about trying to find a "male" equivalent. I was very under-whelmed by D&G Light Blue pour Homme and several other fragrances that I tried. So I ended up purchasing the Light Blue pour Femme and am extremely happy with my decision. I very much enjoy wearing it and receive many compliments when I do.

    If you like it, wear it!

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    Please, before you buy Soliel de Capri, try it! It is nothing like D&G Light Blue (in my humble opinion)!!!!!!!!!! It is mostly citrus and synthetic white musk. There is no marine accord in it at all. I ordered a bottle from the Montale sale last year and had to give it away because I couldn't stand the synthetic smell of the white musk. It was headache inducing. It was also very linear and screamed "white musk" all day until I thought I would lose it!

    Instead, try Mare by Beth Terry. Sure, the marine notes in this are stronger than in the Light Blue, but it is heavenly. Here is the link to it: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122381.html

    Just remember, perceptions are going to be really different for different people. I am sure that over the years, even I have made some weird comparisons, in fact, I am positive I have. So, test before you buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintrman View Post
    Please, before you buy Soliel de Capri, try it! It is nothing like D&G Light Blue (in my humble opinion)!!!!!!!!!! It is mostly citrus and synthetic white musk. There is no marine accord in it at all. I ordered a bottle from the Montale sale last year and had to give it away because I couldn't stand the synthetic smell of the white musk. It was headache inducing. It was also very linear and screamed "white musk" all day until I thought I would lose it!

    Instead, try Mare by Beth Terry. Sure, the marine notes in this are stronger than in the Light Blue, but it is heavenly. Here is the link to it: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122381.html

    Just remember, perceptions are going to be really different for different people. I am sure that over the years, even I have made some weird comparisons, in fact, I am positive I have. So, test before you buy.
    I see that you have a differing opinion, which is fair. I don't consider Light Blue to be marine or aquatic at all, just light and fresh and fruity. And the white musk in Montale Soliel de Capri is subtle in my opinion, not a synthetic mess like something Calvin Klein would come out with. Beth Terry Creative Universe Mare lacks the sweet citrus fruityness, it's more like a watered down Bond No.9 Wall Street or Creed Erolfa, in my opinion.
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    I have been known to call the musk in Soliel de Capri the nuclear musk. It is perfume strength so apply lightly! I ended up giving the bottle to my mom and she loves it. I should have given it to someone that doesn't live in the same city so I won't have to run into them while they are wearing it! I know this sounds like I hate this fragrance, I don't. I wouldn't call it fresh and light though. Maybe fresh and heavy? Obviously, I liked it originally or I wouldn't have ordered it. However, it just got on my nerves.

    Light Blue, on the other hand is wonderful. I have often thought of getting a bottle. I sat next to a woman the other night at a concert and she was wearing Light Blue. I couldn't stop smelling her! Now that is fresh and light!

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