Hi, ladies. The guys over at the other forum are always dissecting and discussing 'masculine scents'. But I wonder if what they think is 'masculine' actually corresponds to what the women feel is 'masculine'. Some of us figure that if we can't imagine a woman wearing a certain fragrance, then that qualifies for a more masculine scent. But what really defines 'masculinity' in a scent?
So to all ladies out there, what do YOU consider 'masculine' in a scent?
Describe them if you will. Much appreciated. Thanks.
Hm, masculine that I like? Anything with a whiff of "barbershop" for some reason I just loooove that kind of scent. Makes me weak in the knees. Woods, musks also very good. And some of those uber sexy 80s scents are just perfect. They bring back happy memories as that is when the serious boy chasing began
Masculine that I could live without---> aquatic scents
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Antaeus - even the name is manly.
The original Dunhill was wunderbar- do they still make it ? I LOVE that !
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Smoky, leathery, spicy; one in particular that I adore on my DH: Alan Cumming's Cumming. It's the most virile fragrance that I can think of at the moment.
Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse
I have to agree with lilybelle, this is extremely subjective. For my own tastes, I prefer to smell drier or herbaceous scents on a man, and sweeter notes & florals on a woman. Sometimes the blends are interchangeable...Citrus, for example, has zero boundaries, while patchouli depends upon it's strength, variety & partnering notes... but hey, that's just me!
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As long as men don't smell as though they fell into a flower garden at high noon, I think anything goes. If Sean Connery can wear Jicky, imagine the possibilities! Personally, I like herbal scents and fern/grass scents. Leather is great, but it can be overbearing. (This is from the woman who believes in everything to excess) The water scents have been done & overdone (such a shame) so I would stay away from those for about a decade!
Masculine? It says so on the bottle!
Actually, scent, IMHO, is really gender neutral. One of my all-time favourites is Kelly Caleche EDT with a nice leather note.
As a rule, men tend to stay away from too many florals. Again, just my opinion, I'd go *nuts* for a man in florals!
I end up saying this time and time again: "masculinity" is determined by the man wearing the scent, not the scent itself. He could douse himself in YSL Paris and his virility and masculinity in my eyes would not be affected at all.
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"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
As a woman who wear any men's scents I can,
Some that are "too masculine" for me to wear comfortably:
Van Cleef and Arpels pour homme
Ralph Lauren Polo