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    Default Do you wear your age?

    In my short time here I've noticed numerous comments about fragrances being mature, or old, or youthful, and I am curious if members will decide against wearing or buying a fragrance because they feel it is to old or young for them. Or do you worry about it at all?

    Are there fragrances you once loved but now feel you have outgrown? Or if you are young are you holding off on wearing something simply because you think it makes you smell old?

    As I am in my early 50s I would fall on the older side of the membership here, but I never think about how I might be thought of by others if I wear something considered youthful, so I was curious as to how the rest of you feel about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treading View Post
    In my short time here I've noticed numerous comments about fragrances being mature, or old, or youthful, and I am curious if members will decide against wearing or buying a fragrance because they feel it is to old or young for them. Or do you worry about it at all?

    Are there fragrances you once loved but now feel you have outgrown? Or if you are young are you holding off on wearing something simply because you think it makes you smell old?

    As I am in my early 50s I would fall on the older side of the membership here, but I never think about how I might be thought of by others if I wear something considered youthful, so I was curious as to how the rest of you feel about this.
    Yes and no. I'm 52, but I wear whatever I like regardless of what category the fragrance falls into. If I like it, then it's good to go.

    I have a proclivity to like and wear power scents, possibly due to my age group growing up with substantial scents. However, not everything that falls into this category is good just because it's strong.

    Try alot of scents and don't concern yourself with youthful or old-style fragrances. If it works for you, then it's a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treading View Post
    In my short time here I've noticed numerous comments about fragrances being mature, or old, or youthful, and I am curious if members will decide against wearing or buying a fragrance because they feel it is to old or young for them. Or do you worry about it at all?

    Are there fragrances you once loved but now feel you have outgrown? Or if you are young are you holding off on wearing something simply because you think it makes you smell old?

    As I am in my early 50s I would fall on the older side of the membership here, but I never think about how I might be thought of by others if I wear something considered youthful, so I was curious as to how the rest of you feel about this.

    I`m 35 and think i`m to young for Cartier Pasha.. You are in early 50s.. Do you think you are to old for A*Men?

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    i think when people say it smells like an old lady, I think it is more a memory of how their grandmother or grandfather might have smelled......some memory that makes them associate the smell with old or old fasion. To some polo smells like an old guy.,,but when i was on my teens everyone wore polo green! Shalimar to me smells old. Guy I work with is 65 and he made a comment to me the other day. he said " God Shalimar is the sexiest scent in the world! All the girls used to wear that!" I was just thinking to myself yeah all the old ladys.....I think its more the memory of the smell.
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    I used to wear "young" fragrances because that's what suits me... but as my fragrance habit grew to the point I'm at now, I started wearing fragrances more for myself than others, and so I slowly started to wear the classics (ie. "mature" fragrances).

    They don't suit me in the conventional sense, but they're classics for a reason! I'm sure if enough "young" people wore "mature" fragrances, they would lose the "mature" connotation and become "young" fragrances.

    In the end, I think you should wear wtv you want - at the worst, you'll smell intriguing! If on the other hand you want to smell "conventional" go with the fragrances that seem to suit your age group... but that's so boring
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    BALLS I say .... wear it if you love it

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    This topic is probably the most overlooked and abused in the world of fragrance.
    One of the beautiful characteristics of traditional Eau de Cologne is it can be worn by any age or gender.
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    Don't think about it or worry about it.

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    CHANEL PM is one of my favourites.. It`s mentioned as a mature "gentlemans" fragrance, but i love it so much that i use it any case!

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    Default Re: Do you wear your age?

    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    Yes and no. I'm 52, but I wear whatever I like regardless of what category the fragrance falls into. If I like it, then it's good to go.

    I have a proclivity to like and wear power scents, possibly due to my age group growing up with substantial scents. However, not everything that falls into this category is good just because it's strong.

    Try alot of scents and don't concern yourself with youthful or old-style fragrances. If it works for you, then it's a winner.
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    It's a good question.

    When I go to the malls, the young ladies pushing men's fragrances are always sticking scents like ADG and various CK scents under my nose. I consider these clubbing fragrances. I'm a 47 yo married dad of three small kids and I'm sorta past that. So, to answer your question, I sort of do categorize fragrances.

    That is not to say however that I don't agree with those of you who say "screw it" wear what you want. Because you're right. Age is just a number.

    I often wonder how much more use younger people would have for Rive Gauche and Caron pour un homme if people didn't always describe it as a barbershop scent.....like that's what kind of "toilet water" you'd find in Floyd the barber's shop in Mayberry: "Ehh, ehhh Andy, Andy....ehhhh you want some Rive Gauche....ehhh ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh...."

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    I'm twenty-one and wear mostly niche orientals and florals. I seriously have no idea what age things like CdG Original, Tubereuse Criminelle or Aoud Cuir De Arabie represent.

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    Going on 30 here and I wear and thoroughly enjoy a lot of the fragrances people claim to be for "old men". I lead a fairly traditional lifestyle, so that might account for my tastes.

    There are certainly a few fragrances many have determined are aimed at youthful, sporty folks that I thoroughly enjoy as well. But most of my favorite fragrances today came out when I was still a little kid. Some before I was even born..

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    Representing the younger folks at 22 here, and I can think of a few favorites of mine that I doubt were meant (if that's the right word) for my age group. Habit Rouge being the most stark example here, I don't think it's a huge hit with people below 30. My mom once commented that this smelled old for me, but I don't care, I wear it and love it, and that's what matters. If you're comfortable in it, you'll make it work. I got many, many compliments wearing Habit Rouge, because I liked it and felt comfortable wearing it. I guess that's what matters.

    I would say my SotE, Caron The Third Man, smells pretty mature too. I wore this a few times before but didn't really connect with it. Tonight I'm beginning to get why this is a classic.

    My absolute favorites and my everyday go-to fragrances, however, are more on the modern, young side.
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    Ask my mirror.

    Oh, taking about fragrances, I don't think fragrance has anything to do with age (just my personal opinion). It all comes down to each individual's personal preference.
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    We may need a new category , Uni-Age
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    ...no

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    I wear anything I like. I don't look or act my age, so why the heck should I smell my age?
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    Default Re: Do you wear your age?

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    I wear anything I like. I don't look or act my age, so why the heck should I smell my age?
    I whole-heartedly concur!
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    I have no problem wearing any fragrance but my tastes usually picks a scent that is age appropriate.

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    yes, because lets be honest, "classic" is NOT synonymous with "timeless". Thats not to say I dont own certain things I consider to be classic (cool water and eternity were released the year I was born, and I enjoy them very much, among others). Through heavy searching, I have an (albeit small) group of high quality and youthful fragrances that I feel suit my personality. I have recently began expanding my taste (finding pleasure in styles like Tom Ford for men and Polo's Modern Reserve, which in my eyes, fixes everything wrong with the original) but I am a swimmer and a flier at heart, as such I love aquatics, oceanics, and airy things in general. I never intended on amassing a hundreds-wide collection (and with my taste, to do so with quality frags would be impossible), so I am satisfied slowly finding them one by one.

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    I gave up age labels as soon as I started this hobby. Some SAs even thought I was too young for Platinum Egoiste... Pfff! I totally lost faith in the "age recommendation" system they use.

    I gladly wear Azzaro pH, Rive Gauche, and Shalimar.

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    Many of the scents I'm drawn to were created before both of my garndmothers were born and I'm a woman of 51 (albeit a very youthful 51, as people often look dumbfounded when I tell them my age). I don't care that a scent has been around since 1889, 1912 or whatever. If it appeals to me I'll wear it, even if it's known as a "masculine" scent. Today I wore vintage Mitsouko with skinny jeans tucked in motorcycle boots and chandelier earrings.

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    I intended to post this question weeks ago but kept putting it off until something happened today when I was browsing around the L'Occitane store. I was spraying Citrus Verbena on the back of my hand when a young sales person asked if I needed help. She proceeded to suggest that the scent might be "young' for someone like me. Now I don't think I look my age but then we all think that way for the most part, and although the comment surprised me I really wasn't offended by it, but it did remind me to bring this subject up to see what everyone else thought about it.

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    No. I don't even act my age.

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    I think we define scents by age and gender more here in the United States than most other places in the world and that's unfortunate.

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    Mid 20's guy here.
    When I wear a fragrance, it turns into my gender, age and race. It does not matter if it is freaking Mitsouko EdP!!!
    I have always been told that my fragrances do not smell like my age or gender. Thanks for the input fellas, but the good think is that I, girlfriend and other women love them . At any given day, I may burn some Habit Rouge, Rive Gauche, Domenico Caraceni, Kenzo Power, Rose Poivree, Fleur du Male, Zino, Guerlain Vetiver or Heritage...

    So Spray away, WooHoo!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    BALLS I say .... wear it if you love it
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    I have been wearing "old" fragrances, Youth-Dew, Shalimar, Arpege, etc..., since I was a 5 year old girl. I prefer to think of my selections as timeless, they may be considered "older" but I consider them classics. I guess there is no age, when it comes to fragrance for me.
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    I have paco rabanne ph and i regretted buying it because it smelled really old and dated. Then i went n bought azzaro ph and i loved it, never smelled old or dated to me. Certain ppl will give comments like dated or old man smell because their old relatives used that certain frag.

    Like many others i don't care about the whole frag and age thing. If i like it i'll buy it. even if all were bad reviews here if my nose agrees i'll agree to...lol.

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