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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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    Default Re: Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    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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    Default Re: Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    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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    Default Re: Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    Perfect Veil
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Rochas Femme
    Kingdom
    Dior Addict
    Jaipur Homme
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: SummerbyKenzo by Kenzo

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    Default Re: Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    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)
    Last edited by ubuandibeme; 16th May 2009 at 10:49 PM.

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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.
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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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 01:23 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.
    Last edited by Hillaire; 17th May 2009 at 06:25 AM. Reason: sp

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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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    Default Re: Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    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 10:36 AM. Reason: emboldening issues
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    Default Re: Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    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 03:10 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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    Default Re: Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    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....
    Currently wearing: Arpège by Lanvin

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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.
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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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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    Default Re: Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    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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