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    Default men's fragrances that can smell nice on women too?

    It is my first post here. Nice to meet you all. Hope my question is not out of place.

    I found I prefer unisex scents to typical women's ones. And now,I am thinking of men's fragrances too. But I have no idea about them at all.

    Do you think which men's fragrances work well on women too? At least I don't want to let men think "oh my, this lady smells like a guy". Actually have you ever pleasantly sniffed men's fragrance on a woman?

    Thanks!

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    Welcome to Basenotes, kingyo!

    My wife loves Yatagan, L'Anarchiste and a host of other men's fragrances. Even better, I like them on her as well!

    I am running out the door and will post a more detailed reply when I return.
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    Kouros smells better on my girlfriend.. than it does me
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    welcome Kingyo ...
    I have found in the past 12 months or so that my ladies friends have enjoyed Bogart PH & Vermeil , these are both sweet type frags .
    cheers

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    I wear several "masculine" - my favorite, Bvlgari Black, is really considered more unisex now, as are Etro Heliotrope and Messe de Minuit. I also enjoy wearing New York by Parfums de Nicolai, Egoiste by Chanel, Gucci Pour Homme and Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui.

    Ironically, the only time anyone commented that it smelled like I was wearing a men's fragrance was when I was wearing Number One by Parfums de Nicolai, a feminine fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deck89 View Post
    Kouros smells better on my girlfriend.. than it does me
    i feel sorry for your girlfriend

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    Gucci Pour Homme 2

    Black xs for him

    Roma uomo

    Terre d'hermes (it works on my girl)

    erm...I'll ask her again later on. Funnily enough for the last week shes been goin through my smells instead of her own, finding "unisex" smelling ones.

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    Habit Rouge by Guerlain (try the Eau de Cologne formulation)

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    Hermes Terre on a woman can be a magical thing...
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    Dior Homme
    Fahrenheit

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    i feel sorry for your girlfriend
    I do too.. She now has to shave her chest!
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    When I was a teenager, many of my girl friends used to wear Azzaro. They loved it.

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    Every now,and than my wife will spray on a little L'Homme de Coeur on, and it smells marvelous on her.Probably better on her than on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Habit Rouge by Guerlain (try the Eau de Cologne formulation)
    Agree. The EdT smelled magnificent on a friend. Better than it smells on me.
    Dior Homme smells great too. You can pull off most male fragrances really, you skin chemistry is most likely to make the fragrance smell not too masculine.
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    A lot of good suggestions, let me add:

    Egoiste
    New York
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Yerbamate
    Witness
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Monk
    Jo Malone Amber & Lavender
    Mazzolari Lui
    Ormonde Man
    Royale Heroes 1805
    Tabacco Toscano - Santa Maria Novella

    [apologies to Perfume_Addict, she mentioned Egoiste and New York before I did!]
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    I think the new Prada Infusion d'Homme smells great on women. When I went to Neimann, one of the SA's had it on and it smelled absolutely divine on her.
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    Kingyo, my pretty darling, all men's fragrances smell great on women.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Just kidding and having fun!

    I think some of the men's classics are simply supurb on women and demonstrate great taste by the fact that a woman picks them.

    Dior's Eau Sauvage, for example, Guerlain's Habit Rouge, Dior's Jules, Givenchy Monsieur and even Givenchy Gentleman. Those on a woman would really turn my head. Any woman picking those would be riveting to me, and I'd want to know about the rest of her tastes in life because her taste had led her to those.
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    I must confess I really prefer classical feminine scents on women.

    However, I feel Minotaure would be nice, especially in a nice japanese women, which I believe you are. Welcome.

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    I realise the ladie in sngapore are sick of fresh ones while alot of younger adults still cant give up their ADG for Bvlgari Aqva. My good friend loves ADG and he has back ups as well. so i decanted bvg aqua for him almost cetain he would join me in using ADG as room fresherner. Alas he came back with bvg aqva MARINE.it smell exactly the same as ADG minus some summer citurs notes.

    [B]banana republic slate
    escada moonsparkle
    bvlgari aqva MARINE
    LDIssey PH summer 08.................
    the the lighter coloured more citrus smelingl dkny be delicious,
    fahrenheit summer..............
    Kenzo Par
    Burberry weekend men
    Buberry Touch
    CKin2 u him
    channel allure homme and homme sport.
    gucci ph 2
    Narcisso Rod. for him
    mont blanc sarwalker
    Gap Bold

    aigner X limited, tho the review section states, unisex, i find m 125ml ml bottle with only about 15 -20 sprays since early this year. But gave decant to a lday colleque and she loved it....... so much she wanted to buy it from me on the very day coz she's not seen it at the counters and boutiques even., but i told her she can pass me empty vials and id just refill for he anytime for free, i like the bottle, so it makes parf of my smal collection.
    aigner blue emotion too..... its male frag thats a bit more unisex. bougth it coz i couldnt find it anywhere else here in sg so a friend got 2 100ml bottles on my reqyest. along iwth one sample from HK, ive not open both bottles after using a smalampesyrranyone seen those around?
    Eau sauvage : my mum uses my ES certain days but mostly my gucci ph2
    She prefers to wear my LDIssey instead of her own summer 08 limited ed . I refused to ley herer touch my loewe solo coz tjeu coz i waitng pretty long for those.

    FGvenchy simply iresistable fres attidue f is nice on women

    Im actullay speaking from experiences with my mu. i'll ssk her l=which thers she have been secretly uaing...
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    Default Re: men's fragrances that can smell nice on women too?

    Yay! A woman after my own heart! I pretty much just wear men's & unisex frags. My favorites:

    Lolita Lempicka au masculine
    YSL M7
    Terre d'Hermes
    Kenneth Cole Reaction
    Clinique Happy
    Burberry Brit
    L'eau D'Issey
    Rochas Man

    As for unisex, my favorites are:

    Bvlgari Black
    Mugler Cologne
    CK be
    Gaultier2
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    Prada Amber and Antidote could/would smell great on a woman.
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    Awesome! Thank you so very much for your suggestions and interesting stories. You all made me smile.

    There are a lot of fabulous suggestions, on the other hand, some thoughts make me consider of difficulty wearing male fragrances.

    Smeller,I agree with you, I alredy have a classical female fragrance as my staple. As most of classic female ones are wearable to men, just I wanted to know if there is any male fragrances that I can handle with.

    Anyway, I will try them. Even testing would be fun to me.

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    I'll second the Burberry Brit, as well I would think John Varvatos and A*Men would be great as well. :brolly:

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    I don't think I could do without my bottle of Timbuktu...

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    Prada Amber and Emporio Armani White for sure. Cartier Declaration maybe.

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    I might attack my girl with some M7, it'd smell lovely on her.
    Also Dior homme could work well on a woman.
    I've noticed that skin chemistry does make a big difference too; Gaultier^2 is absolutely beautiful, lively and sexy on my girlfriend. On me, it smells like the bottom of a biscuit barrel.
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    Armani Eau Pour Homme

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    Jean Paul Gaultier's, Fleur Du Male, i think, is an obvious choice which no one has mentioned. Also, i agree that Lolita Lempica au Masculaine works well. I have never tried it, yet, but i suspect that Versace's, the Dreamer would work nicely on a woman. Anyone try this on their lady?
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    PATCHOULY PATCH (L'Artisan Parfumeur)

    Marketed as unisex (actually "girly") but... aphrodisiac

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    Great recs! Ones that I've tried and like on me, already mentioned, but I can attest they have potential...

    M7, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin, Caron Pour Un Homme, Rochas Man, A*men, The Dreamer, Obsession, Yatagan.

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    My favorites:

    habit rouge edt
    heritage
    farenheit 32
    a*men
    bvlgari black

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    Some of the men's fragrances which I actually prefer over the women's versions:

    1. Burberry Weekend for Men (The women's version doesn't smell anything alike, to me!)
    2. Obsession for Men (I just don't like the women's version at all.)
    3. Spirit for Men (Puig)
    4. Beyond Paradise for Men (Again, I don't like the women's version.)

    (I think I've mentioned this before on other threads. Sorry, if redundant!)

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    I would add:

    Idole de Lubin
    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    L'Artisan Timbuktu
    Malle Musc Ravageur
    Malle Noir Epices

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    Further great recs, thank you!

    Actually, Patchouli Patch is my mother's signature, and she gets tons of compliments on it.

    A*men is very new idea to me, I must try it too.

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    A couple others that I can't believe I omitted in my previous post:

    Clean Men
    Avon Tomorrow
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    Add another vote for Caron PuH. Man, I can't shut up about that stuff today.

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