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    Default Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    As I scroll through my collection of bottles, decants and samples, I noticed something was missing. I have loads of scents for making me feel calm, refreshed, feminine, grounded, some are ethereal, woodsy, warming, cooling, uplifting, zen-ing, floral, bright, citrussy, the list goes on and on. What seems to be missing are the overtly sexy ones, or at least ones that go with lacy underthings. Piguet's Baghari seems to do that....but that's it! Could it be?? I've tried many leathers and animalics but can't take the musk or civet-drenched ones.

    So I ask, which frags make you feel sexy?
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Interesting question! Like you, my collection doesn't feature many "sexy" fragrances. I don't seem to often seek that quality in a fragrance, for some reason.

    I gave this some thought, though, and I do have a few favorites that I think fill the bill for me. Those would be two earthy roses, FM Une Rose and TDC Rose Poivree; two sultry tropical florals by Saffron James, Nani and Punono; and that wonder of a salty "skin scent", FM Dans Tes Bras.

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    Putain des Palaces is sultry and a bit trashy but because of the leather and incense makes you feel in control too. Very in your face

    Datura Noir is silky and smoothe and understated sensuality, more subtle

    Le Maroc Pour Elle, warm exotic sensuality

    Black Orchid to me is a dark sensuality, a bit of danger

    Bandit, female leather chypre, perfect for some of those nights.


    Then again I wear all of these to the office too, but they would go well with anybody who wants to feel sexier too, but that usually comes with a mindset of feeling and being sexy to me. I don't really associate a perfume with one mood only.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    As a man, some sexy fragrances for women that I like a lot are Light Blue, La Petite Robe Noire, Black Orchid, Love by Kilian, Angel and Kiehl's Original Musk (don't worry about the animalic notes in it, they don't smell like civet or castoreum per se). Hope that helps you in your quest
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    Ambre Sultan is almost pornographic; very sensual, always makes me feel sexy.

    NR for Her EDT is sex appeal in a bottle and Alien always makes me feel sultry.

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    Definitely Ambre Sultan
    L'Heure Bleue parfum de toilette
    Mitsouko parfum
    Chanel 5 parfum
    Un Lys

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    What interesting responses as this is certainly a very personal question on so many levels. Lian and l'Aventurier, I had completely forgotten about Black Orchid, but I also completely agree. I also own Kiehl's Musk but it is very skanky and animalic on my skin.

    Cannot believe I haven't tried Ambre Sultan. That overt aggression that you describe is very curious, indeed.

    Tell me, Minou2, is the Un Lys the Lutens or the 06130?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Interesting question! Like you, my collection doesn't feature many "sexy" fragrances. I don't seem to often seek that quality in a fragrance, for some reason.

    I gave this some thought, though, and I do have a few favorites that I think fill the bill for me. Those would be two earthy roses, FM Une Rose and TDC Rose Poivree; two sultry tropical florals by Saffron James, Nani and Punono; and that wonder of a salty "skin scent", FM Dans Tes Bras.
    I agree that it isn't a quality I search for either....hence the 'lack of'! But it's strange that in my largish collection, I can't find a tiny handful that fit that description. TDC Rose Poivree is naughty, you are right!
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    The Lutens version.

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    Perfect Veil
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Rochas Femme
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    Jaipur Homme
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    I'm with tdem on the Dior Addict! Also:

    Black Orchid
    Vintage Tabu (don't laugh - it's f-ing hot! )
    Bal a Versailles - it's naughty!
    Amarige
    Fracas

    Sometimes Coco or 31 Rue Cambon throw me a sexy sort of feel!

    edit: Forgot to add Shocking! (it's civet-sexy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nukapai View Post
    Ambre Sultan is almost pornographic; very sensual, always makes me feel sexy.

    NR for Her EDT is sex appeal in a bottle and Alien always makes me feel sultry.
    Good for you for being able to think about feeling sexy whilst feeling poorly - hope the cold remedies are kicking in!

    Interestingly, the fragrances that would make ME feel sexy are not necessarily ones that would appeal to my partner - or indeed a hypothetical one who was not anti-fragrance as such! The ones that spring to mind off the top of my head would be PG L'Ombre Fauve, Kenzo Flower Oriental, Ormonde Jayne Ta'if, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Bvlgari Jasmin Noir, Gucci by Gucci, Roja Dove Scandal, Guerlain Plus que Jamais and AP Maitresse (the latter in an obvious, Ann Summers kind of way). Maybe also FM Carnal Flower and Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    Good for you for being able to think about feeling sexy whilst feeling poorly - hope the cold remedies are kicking in!
    Heh, I have to be much worse for wear not to be able to think about that

    (Won't know until tomorrow whether my efforts today have made any improvements. Nurofen, afternoon nap, tea with honey & Eurovision song contest will either have helped or hindered).

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    For me sexiness rhymes with confidence. Every woman is sexy as long as she feels good in her skin and proud of her physic "qualities". You don't need a boob job or a perfume to feel sexy, just a little confidence, shoulders back and heads up. I don't buy/wear a fragrance specially to make me feel sexy, but one that makes me feel comfortable and confident.
    And what fragrances make me feel confident?
    Knize Ten
    Mitsouko
    Shalimar (with this one I feel like living in 1001 Nights)
    L'Heure Bleue (this one gives me a certain detachment, like "I feel too good in my skin to worry about "oh, my god, oh, my god, how do I look?" Actually I'm detached all the time)
    Last edited by anais; 17th May 2009 at 02:23 PM.
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    Angel-DH loves this one
    Mitsouko-I feel sexy, but DH is not a fan
    Feminite du bois
    Bulgari Black

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    I can't get off my girl when she's got Angel, Shalimar, or Agent Provocateur Strip on.

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    What DOSEN'T make me feel sexy? ..
    (Kidding)
    I feel sexy in:
    Knowing
    Jil Sander 4
    L'Or Torrente
    Mackie
    L'Arte
    Ambre Sultan
    most recently Pour Toi by Pink Room
    I like dark, bold Oriental scents for sexy.
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    Une Rose
    Rochas Absolu
    Fleur de Cassie (has a bad rap for being an eccentric neo-classical; is not so meaty as is often described)
    The cleanliness of No. 5 Eau Premiere is sexy in a breezy, early-1970s way)

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    If my partner likes me in a fragrance, then it becomes sexy! He seems to like florals (Eden, un parfum d'Ailleur et fleurs) but he also likes Angel occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'aventurier View Post
    As a man, some sexy fragrances for women that I like a lot are Light Blue, La Petite Robe Noire, Black Orchid, Love by Kilian, Angel and Kiehl's Original Musk (don't worry about the animalic notes in it, they don't smell like civet or castoreum per se). Hope that helps you in your quest
    Interesting. A few weeks ago I would have laughed at the thought of Love by Kilian being sexy, but somebody at work found it very sexy. Just when I thought it could be a little girl perfume.
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    Forgot to mention Armani Sensi and the drydown of Armani Diamonds (after fast forwarding the raspberry opening nonsense).
    Last edited by VM I hate civet; 17th May 2009 at 11:36 AM. Reason: emboldening issues
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    This just gets more and more interesting. It seems that Angel is high on the sex-pot list for both sexes. I tried it once on skin and it caused 2 root canals. Okay I'm exaggerating but it smells like cavity. I agree that sexy is/means confidence but sometimes linking scent and mood seem to work....hence aromatherapy, eh?

    VM- Ta'if??? Really? I'll keep some aside for you as it's a bit too grannygreyarse for me. I totally agree with the creamy smoke of Jasmin Noir though!

    Thanks for sharing everyone...what a fascinating sociological study this might be as I think this would also be culture-specific
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    From whose point of view? I feel myself sexy in Paloma Picasso but experienced adoration of me wearing La Maison de la Vanille (by a man). As an example...

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    Quote Originally Posted by senZuality View Post
    For me sexiness rhymes with confidence. Every woman is sexy as long as she feels good in her skin and proud of her physic "qualities". You don't need a boob job or a perfume to feel sexy, just a little confidence, shoulders back and heads up. I don't buy/wear a fragrance specially to make me feel sexy, but one that makes me feel comfortable and confident.
    And what fragrances make me feel confident?
    Knize Ten
    Mitsouko
    Shalimar (with this one I feel like living in 1001 Nights)
    L'Heure Bleue (this one gives me a certain detachment, like "I feel too good in my skin to worry about "oh, my god, oh, my god, how do I look?" Actually I'm detached all the time)
    I have to add something too.
    In my opinion it's a difference between "Which perfume makes you feel sexy?" and "Which perfume do you consider sexy?" (or he).
    I consider sexy perfumes as being sensual, velvety, animalic, ambery and/or vanilla warm. Again, Knize Ten, Mitsouko, Shalimar, L'Heure Bleue, Poison (I forgot to mention it in the previous post) are sexy and I wear them with confidence.

    I consider sexy Habanita BUT I can't wear it. I can't torture myself just because it's considered sexy and I want to become sexy smelling like it. I don't become sexy just because a perfume is considered sexy. I don't wear a perfume just because my husband considers it sexy. I wear it because I like it, I feel comfortable and confident wearing it. My husband didn't like Mitsouko and I continued wearing it. He got use to it so much that he thinks now it's sexy. Just because of my attitude.
    Last edited by anais; 17th May 2009 at 04:10 PM.
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    What a great thread
    I seem to be on the lookout for these kinds of perfume lately, they have to be warm though for me.

    Obviously my favourite Coco Mademoiselle makes me feel good. Also just discovered that I love one of the Agent Provocateur ones, Maitrese........very sexy. Whoever said about the agent provocateur strip one? where do you get this from? I'd love to try it, but not actually seen it anywhere and what does it smell like?

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    Fun thread! I'm always looking for that quality in scent simply because I never really get that vibe from *any* perfume. All the other qualities I get: calming, meditative, cleansing, refreshing, yadayada, but sexy? Nu-uh.

    Closest thing I have (but I'd call it sensual rather than sexy) is JM Dark Amber & Ginger Lily. And it's true, Ambre Sultan is quite sexy in that understated salt on sun-warmed skin after a day at the beach way. I'm at a los for more examples.
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    Hypnotic Poison is sexy like a great-fitting pair of jeans and killer heels.

    I feel Kate Hepburn sexy in Tabac Blond.

    Fracas also comes to mind but I can't put my finger on why....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post
    Whoever said about the agent provocateur strip one? where do you get this from? I'd love to try it, but not actually seen it anywhere and what does it smell like?
    It is in larger department stores - I have seen it in provincial branches of Debenhams, say, and it smells of geranium stems wielded by a dominatrix. Maitresse is more your babydoll nightie type of sexy - I quite like that one and the body butter in the gold ingot thingy is very luxurious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovethescents View Post
    VM- Ta'if??? Really? I'll keep some aside for you as it's a bit too grannygreyarse for me. I totally agree with the creamy smoke of Jasmin Noir though!
    If you don't like L'Air du Desert Marocain (and you don't!), this one will not be your cup of tea either. It is a very haunting incense scent to me, after a rather sharp opening. But no grannies in sight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    If you don't like L'Air du Desert Marocain (and you don't!), this one will not be your cup of tea either. It is a very haunting incense scent to me, after a rather sharp opening. But no grannies in sight!
    Adore haunting, adore incense (cue CdG2Man or the incense series), also adore grannies but this one hits me with her handbag. I'll pass her on to you--handbag included :-)
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    MPG George Sand is somewhere between Bal a Versailles and Amouage Jubilation 25.
    BaV just has too much civet for me but GS and J#25 are among my top holy-grail sensuous frags.
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    Black Cashmere of all things makes me feel sexy.

    Tabac Blond is another.

    All kinds of scents are sexy on certain days. The weather, my mood, my clothes, my plans... the right fit will feel sexy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovethescents View Post
    Adore haunting, adore incense (cue CdG2Man or the incense series), also adore grannies but this one hits me with her handbag. I'll pass her on to you--handbag included :-)
    We can't have you at risk from belligerent grannies - your line of work puts you at enough risk of physical assault - I'll gladly put her up in a secure unit at my house!
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    Gotta be Carnal Flower.
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    Great recs from everyone!

    My top picks are:
    Chanel No 5 Elixir Sensuel
    Mitsouko
    Ambre Sultan (very sensual indeed!) If I'm not wearing it, sometimes make DH wear it!

    Bal a Versailles: Never really considered this one for a hot moment, but now I'm thinking it might just do the job. MMMMMMMM. Pondering. Yes, it is definitely dirty enough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    MPG George Sand is somewhere between Bal a Versailles and Amouage Jubilation 25.
    BaV just has too much civet for me but GS and J#25 are among my top holy-grail sensuous frags.
    I totally agree with the civety BaV....I've never tried the George Sand....sounds glorious!
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    oddly Mitsouko makes me feel incredibly sexy I know it is an old lady perfume but I just feel amazingly sensual when I wear it
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    This is an interesting topic.

    Much as I love perfume, wearing perfume or smelling my husband's perfume does not make me feel sexy. My husband and I both seem to find the natural smell of our partner to be more sexy than any perfume.

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    To feel sexy, I would put on
    Bulgari Black
    Bulgari Blu Notte
    L'Instant pour Homme
    Gucci by Gucci
    or even Miel de Bois.

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    Guerlain Samsara...edp or extrait

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    Parfum Sacre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    It is in larger department stores - I have seen it in provincial branches of Debenhams, say, and it smells of geranium stems wielded by a dominatrix. Maitresse is more your babydoll nightie type of sexy - I quite like that one and the body butter in the gold ingot thingy is very luxurious.
    Ooooh I love that description hang on I'll get the whip out ....ahem.

    Our big Debenhams used to to do Agent Provocateur, but haven't seen it for a while. House of fraser does it but not seen strip in there, maybe it was a limited edition or something?

    I'm definitely after Maitresse though.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovethescents View Post
    I totally agree with the civety BaV....I've never tried the George Sand....sounds glorious!
    G. Sand is fantastic, IMO. Just make sure you get the one made by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, not the other Parfum Historiques. It's very confusing.

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    Thierry Mugler Angel is super sexy... I like it specifically for nighttime. It's sweet and a bit musky, you only need to use a little as it's quite potent. I've had tons of compliments on it!
    http://www.shop.co.uk/43075/thierry-...er-angl25spdec

    Kai perfume oil is a boutque brand I found in the US that's quite popular there, its light and really good for daytime. My little secret :-) Not sure where to find it in the UK!!

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    Delrae Amoureuse - definitely a bombshell fragrance with its big flowers and animalics

    Bal a Versailles - particularly in extrait

    Tabac Blond - ditto

    Rochas Femme - the updated version with cumin (haven't yet tried the vintage, though I'm dying to)

    Kingdom - another one with cumin (I'm noticing a trend)

    Fracas - 'nuff said.
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    Apparently, according to research (which I can't be bothered to dig up now, but read about recently), the perfumes that make us feel most attractive/comfortable/sexy are closest to our "own smell". We choose them because we want to advertise and amplify, rather than to mask. Not sure if there have been many studies on this, or just the one, but if that's the case, it makes me think of my choices. (Should have added Balahe on my list; it's been such a recent re-acquisition that I'm still getting used to wearing it, but I definitely get a sexy vibe from it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nukapai View Post
    Apparently, according to research (which I can't be bothered to dig up now, but read about recently), the perfumes that make us feel most attractive/comfortable/sexy are closest to our "own smell". We choose them because we want to advertise and amplify, rather than to mask. Not sure if there have been many studies on this, or just the one, but if that's the case, it makes me think of my choices. (Should have added Balahe on my list; it's been such a recent re-acquisition that I'm still getting used to wearing it, but I definitely get a sexy vibe from it).
    Fascinating! I must be flowery and skanky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nukapai View Post
    Apparently, according to research (which I can't be bothered to dig up now, but read about recently), the perfumes that make us feel most attractive/comfortable/sexy are closest to our "own smell". We choose them because we want to advertise and amplify, rather than to mask. Not sure if there have been many studies on this, or just the one, but if that's the case, it makes me think of my choices. (Should have added Balahe on my list; it's been such a recent re-acquisition that I'm still getting used to wearing it, but I definitely get a sexy vibe from it).
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    Fascinating! I must be flowery and skanky!
    That IS interesting! I must smell closest to a salty rose. Trying Gres Cabaret, for example, was a revelation for me because I felt so "at home" in it. Hmmm...

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    In order of sexiness:
    Black Cashmere (husband LOVES this on me...so obviously it makes me feel attractive...)
    Shocking
    JLo Glow
    Tabac Blond (depending on mood)

    Definitely not Ambre Sultan. I don't get what's sexy about that one at all, I have to steel myself to wear it, and then only sparingly because it's so heavy. But each to his/her own eh?
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    Well, rather serendipi... err, LUCKILY, the first lecture at today's perfumers' symposium was by the guy who did the research I mentioned! Will post about it on here when I feel less braindead. But yes, essentially, what I said above can be concluded from the studies. We apparently choose the scent to amplify our natural body odour rather than to mask it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nukapai View Post
    We apparently choose the scent to amplify our natural body odour rather than to mask it.

    I'd say that the fact of putting on a fragrance pretty much makes me feel sexy ...

    That said my natural body scent must be ambery since I'd take amber (or at least amber dry down) over anything. Good to know ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nukapai View Post
    Well, rather serendipi... err, LUCKILY, the first lecture at today's perfumers' symposium was by the guy who did the research I mentioned! Will post about it on here when I feel less braindead. But yes, essentially, what I said above can be concluded from the studies. We apparently choose the scent to amplify our natural body odour rather than to mask it.
    Thank you for mentioning this fascinating research. When you have time, I'd love to know the source. The fact that I can't tolerate animalics seems strange because that's what we (as animals) secrete/excrete...although not in the usual synthetic form found in modern 'fumies. So much has to do with perception, eh?

    As for the Ambre Sultan, I finally acquired some. The heavy ambery musk was a no go for me, but curiously, my husband quite liked it! I gave the sample to him and told him to enjoy it when I'm working the night shift :-)
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    What makes me feel sexy varies depending on my mood that particular day In general though, I would say:
    -Fracas
    -Nu edp
    - Shalimar
    -Hypnotic Poison
    -Angel
    - Narciso Rodriguez For Her
    and finally Musc Ravageur. No particular order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    I'm with tdem on the Dior Addict! Also:

    Black Orchid
    Vintage Tabu (don't laugh - it's f-ing hot! )
    Bal a Versailles - it's naughty!
    Amarige
    Fracas

    Sometimes Coco or 31 Rue Cambon throw me a sexy sort of feel!

    edit: Forgot to add Shocking! (it's civet-sexy)
    Hey ubu - I'm right there with you on Bal a Versailles - it elicited a very passionate comment one time...and thereafter I've always felt it was the sexiest frag I own. Otherwise, my list is: Chanel Coco, AG Ce Soir ou Jamais (with that little naughty skank in the base), Guerlain Vol de Nuit, and Caron Montaigne. VdN and Montaigne both have that dark, dirty daffodil/narcissus accord that always makes me feel like I'm standing next to a very sexy man.
    Last edited by AnnS; 22nd May 2009 at 07:41 PM. Reason: I'm also going to add Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain which has an earthy sensuous quality.

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    Thank you for mentioning this fascinating research. When you have time, I'd love to know the source. The fact that I can't tolerate animalics seems strange because that's what we (as animals) secrete/excrete...although not in the usual synthetic form found in modern 'fumies. So much has to do with perception, eh?

    As for the Ambre Sultan, I finally acquired some. The heavy ambery musk was a no go for me, but curiously, my husband quite liked it! I gave the sample to him and told him to enjoy it when I'm working the night shift :-)
    Okay, for those who are interested:

    The first lecture at the symposium yesterday was by Craig Roberts from University of Liverpool. The Economist published a media-tarted version of some of his stuff.

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    I always get comments (men and women) when I wear Coco Mademoiselle.

    Men seem to like Calvin Klein Summer 2005...

    Personally, I like "Maitresse" by Agent Provocateur, Kelly Caleche and 24, Faubourg by Hermes.

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    list of Sexies

    The One by Dolce&Gabbana
    Heat by Beyonce
    Black Orchid by Tom Ford
    Cinema by Yves Saint Laurent
    Absolutely Irresistible by Givenchy
    Tabu by Dana
    Obsession by Calvin Klein
    Ysatis by Givenchy
    Knowing by Estee Lauder
    Bandit by Robert Piguet
    Gucci by Gucci
    Outspoken by Fergie by Avon
    Cabochard by Gres
    Fendi by Fendi
    Gucci Eau de Parfum by Gucci
    Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro
    Habanita by Molinard
    Le Baiser Du Dragon by Cartier
    D&G by Dolce&Gabbana
    Youth-Dew by Estee Lauder
    Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
    Delicious Night by Donna Karan
    Cat Deluxe With Kisses by Naomi Campbell
    Seductive Elixir by Naomi Campbell

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    I, as a man, feel sexy wearing the scents that come closer to female side.

    The Androgynous ALWAYS stimulates the sexuality. Maybe subconsciously, maybe consciously.

    Particularly Gaultier2 is the one that i feel most sexy.

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    My favourites are in common with many people here- the raunchier the better!

    Tabu
    Amarige
    Gucci EDP
    Bandit
    Bal a Versailles
    And husband's favourite- Alien

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    Fracas, Samsara, Alien & lntense Tiare make me feel the most sexy, in the sense that they seem to increase my awareness of my feminine power, if that makes any sense! My bf went crazy for Allure when l tried it on my skin. lf he remembers to buy it for me for Christmas, we could be in for some interesting times!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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