Dior Homme edt, 50ml bottle should do it!
and what nobody else is wearing. i don't have alot to spend though. gift. help!
Dior Homme edt, 50ml bottle should do it!
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What do you like already? That way we'll know what to suggest.
It seems that it's supposed to be a gift for someone. I can't really figure out a recommendation until "unconventional homosexual" is clarified further.
Here Le Male is a symbol of homosexuality. It's weird but it has happened.
Le Male costs more than Perry Ellis 360 White so get the Perry Ellis. It's long lasting and IMO easier to wear since Le Male's top note is just a chemically polluted aroma.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
You might want to look into Chanel No. 19 - not that I think that it doesn't work well on a convention heterosexual male
Erm, well, depends a lot on what you're going for really. How do you want to smell? Are you trying to, erm, "advertise" with your fragrance? Are you just trying to smell good? Do you want to smell specifically masculine or feminine?
There are a lot of great female-marketed fragrances that still work on a guy, and would certainly not be standard fare because of that. Try out Prada Infusion D'Iris (powdery) or Tom Ford Black Orchid (rich, sensual) for female-marketed scents that definitely still work on a man. Hopefully you won't be scared away by the inhibitions that most men would unreasonably have against wearing a female-marketed scent.
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What is an "unconventinal homosexual"?
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I'm going to try to cover some bases here, it'd be nice to hear a little more about your friend to make the suggestion process easier though...
Flamboyant gay man: A*Men (for flamboyant straight men too)
Sophisticated gay man: Dior Homme
Shy gay man: Paul Smith Story
Playful gay man: Le Male
Sexy gay man: Black Orchid
I hope that helps!
Depending on what qualifies as "unconventional," just about anything could work. However, if you're a close friend, family member, or boyfriend, do pick something you'll like too.
For an unconventional sense of humor: Vera Wang for Men, or DSquared2 He Wood
Tom of someplaceIforgotbut Imsureyoucanfindit from Etat Libre d' Orange? Or is that too conventional. What is a conventional/unconventional male?
Pink or Blue Sugar if you are very broke and closest smell I can think of that is fairydust like
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
I've got it!!! An unconventional gay man is a "homophoboid", a gay with homophobic attitudes like disliking aeffeminitad men as well as expresions of gay pride, plus thinking gay marriage is rubbish.
Or else, he is a "lesbiano", meaning in Spanish a "male lesbian" - a transgendered guy who realizes she likes women.
Well, let's see, in the first case, something "butch", like Agua Brava by Puig or Aramis, or something else described as manly.
In the second case... mmm... well... mmm... Tabac Blonde??? Bandit???
Le Male is probably the most homoerotic thing I've seen in the fragrance industry, fragrance too, but especially the bottle. I know several gay men that wear it. Abercrombie Fierce has a pretty homoerotic bottle too (i ALWAYS peel off that sticker. So damn tacky)
I would second black orchid, blue sugar (if you are really into bending the hell out of gender fragrances), or anything with sweet, syrupy notes. My question is: why does your sexuality have to define your fragrance? Is there something out there that smells "gay"? (other than the obvious concept of wearing something very feminine). You want to be unconventional? Wear something masculine and strong, something classy. Theres no reason not to celebrate your masculinity instead of toning it down, like many "flamboyant" gay men do. So for your new fragrance, I suggest you go out and do some sniffing first, then come back and report what style of fragrance appealed to you, so we can give you better suggestions.
I think of a professor friend of mine who terms himself "post-gay".
He is weary of so much stereotyping, e.g.: Mariah-carey/ Sex-In-The-City Phites, Bears/Leather/Bars, etc.
In a new era, ostensibly progressed, he explains that he is free to define himself sexually in an idiosyncratic and creative manner! He happens to be gay, as he happens to be a brunette. And he's sexy!
He lives in Berlin btw. ( I truly feel that gay politics are much more evolved there than in the U.S., where Will and Grace is a landmark of progress!)
Anyway, he is entirely sexual; we all create a self image based on our particular interpretations of sexual atractiveness. Out perfume choices reflect this.
He is also a perfume friend, and like I do, wears what he fancies, as we all ought to.
I think of him, in particular wearing Egoiste, classic and accessible like a white shirt. But I say wear what you find sexy! That's unconventional.
Most gay men I know don't wear fragrances, but for an unconventional one, whatever that may be, perhaps something like Lonestar Memories or Burning Leaves? Or maybe something from the Comme des Garcons Synthetic line? L'Anarchiste might work as well. There's also a company called The Goth Rosary that has an array of unusual-sounding fragrances, but I don't know anything more about them than that. I would think one could safely say that nobody else in one's circle would be wearing a Goth Rosary fragrance (although there might be a reason for that).
Maybe this is what the OP means:
Conventional gay man: Jack from Will and Grace
Unconventional gay man: Omar Little from The Wire.
My SO has some gay colleagues (both women and men) and the men (both conventional and unconventional) have recently been wearing Ice *Men, Tommy Bahama Set Sail, Original Santal, Tom Ford Black Orchid and the Matsushima fragrance which smells like licorice.
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I really hope we can get there in the States soon!
EDIT: On topic, I think Le Male is probably woefully overdone by homo- and heterosexual males. OP specifically stated "what no-one else is wearing." Now, I'm not sure if that meant just other gay men, or if that meant in general. Because personally, I think Unforgivable is a very good scent, but this will not apply if you meant "general public" and not "general gay public." Anything Clavin Klein, Fierce, and Acqua di Gio are also likely not to qualify, whichever your standard.
What's your price range?
My vote so far: Diesel Fuel for Life. Very unconventional as far as the male population at large goes, and also probably pretty unconventional within the gay population. More of a "hipster" fragrance. Maybe it's just my area but I never smell it.
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This might sound goofy, but I've been buying Possets' "The Gingerbread Whorehouse" for friends (regardless of gender and sexual orientation) because it smells great.
The bonus is that it has a fabulous name that's wonderful to reply when people ask 'what are you wearing?'
You might take that approach - buy a great smell that you think your friend will like and forget about the stereotying. (Bandit, Borneo 1834, Vol de Nuit, Jicky, Kouros...)
Ah, mentioning the fantastic Jicky has given me an idea: what about Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur?
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Omar, one of the best characters ever. The Robin Hood of Baltimore.
I've never seen an 'unconventional male homosexual' section in the local Sephora, only sections marketed at men and women. However, I can recommend a few I don't hear about, or smell on others, outside of Basenotes:
Comme des Garçons Skai
Les Néréides Oriental Lumpur: Spice and woods
Yves Saint Laurent M7 (pretty much any scent from YSL)
Christian Dior Dior Homme, Eau Sauvage,Jules...
Jo Malone Black Vetyver Café
Bulgari Bulgari Black
Jean Paul Gauliter Gaultier²
Thierry Mugler Mugler Cologne
Flower Princess, perhaps? I don't say that because it's feminine-sounding. I recommend it because most gay men, myself included, have an affinity for Wang.
LeSystemeD' signed off the minute he posted this and has not been back.
Started a nice conversation and disappeared, which proves that Basenoters don't need an OP to have a party. Just open the door a crack and we are there!
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