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    Default Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    While I tend to favor Powerhouse 1980s and 1970s fragrances, there are many fragrances which cross the line both ways. I will occasionally spray on only three of my wife's many fragrances, all of which I enjoy ----> Fendi EDT, Hugo Boss Deep Red, and Sarah Jessica Parker's Covet. Fendi and Deep Red are the only two I would venture outside wearing on a day off from work, and I am curious if there are any other guys out there who pinch a few sprays from their wife/partner's "feminine" wardrobe, and which fragrances you dare pinch?

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    Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant, that is the only one I own currently that i wear regularly at work that is classified as female, but I have sampled many female scents

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    There are none that I wear in private that I wouldn't wear in public.

    Female scents in my wardrobe include (in no particular order):
    Balmain de Balmain
    Vol de Nuit
    Bandit
    Cabochard
    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue

    I don't pinch frags from my wife, 'cause she doesn't have many to pinch.

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    Obsession. I hate Obession for Men.

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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    I just wear scents - and I wear everything in my wardrobe in public.
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    Wink Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    The only feminine scent I own is Shalimar EdP, and now that it is getting chillier around here, I can bask in its warmth. One spray to the chest is enough, and I dress well enough on a daily basis to carry it off (the smokiness, rather more pronounced in the EdT, helps too).

    I have been playing around with layering The Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose and some of the other fragrances I own, but mostly I use it to scent my closet or occasionally my sheets; a ladyfriend recently complimented me on the latter, among other things.

    But while I enjoy the scent, Tea Rose is not really something I want to walk around smelling like.
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    I've wear:

    Chanel Coromandel
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Caron Tabac Blond

    There're others from samples/decant I can't remind right now. Anyway, I never take the perfume gender into consideration.w

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    Shalimar, No.5, and a few others. I'm always a little uncomfortable wearing them as nice guy+sweet/floral=gay, whereas model/jock+sweet=sexy... I'm the sweet guy who ends up being "just friends", shiat I think I'll order some champagne next time ;-)
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    HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...


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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    I've worn Mitsouko (the greatest fragrance ever, IMO), Cabaret, Eau de Courreges, and Cleopatra. Mitsouko is the perfect chypre, and Cabaret and Cleopatra are awesome rose/patchouli scents. I've worn them all in public.
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    Arrow Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
    nice guy+sweet/floral=gay, whereas model/jock+sweet=sexy...
    That is an interesting observation.

    I am neither a model nor a jock, as such, but I guess I have always implicitly understood, without actually engaging, the attitude factor you allude to by contrasting the athletic type with "nice guy".

    A pleasant, even pretty scent seems to play up the beta aspects of a nice guy's personality. Yet I can easily imagine a powerhouse fragrance on such a man coming off as (over)compensatory or even desperate, somehow disingenuous.

    Hmm....maybe you should stop being so nice?

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    Shalimar EDC & EDT & Samsara EDT. Public & private. Actually, those bottles are mine. I don't pinch from her, she pinches from me.
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    Le male, .....oh...wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I just wear scents - and I wear everything in my wardrobe in public.
    Bravo, petrucci, for your true commitment to scent connoisseurship. Disregard the label and sample the juice. Today, I--a woman--am wearing Aramis. Keep in mind that this was a scent originally made for women, but now marketed to men. I adore the floral and leather scent!

    Today, my husband wore one of my fragrances. Which one? Hermes Equipage! How's that for a twist? LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by PhinClio View Post
    There are none that I wear in private that I wouldn't wear in public.

    Female scents in my wardrobe include (in no particular order):
    Balmain de Balmain
    Vol de Nuit
    Bandit
    Cabochard
    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue

    I don't pinch frags from my wife, 'cause she doesn't have many to pinch.
    I adore Balmain de Balmain and Cabochard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    Hmm....maybe you should stop being so nice?
    Thanks, I'm working on it... asshole...


    Yeah, I know what you mean. I find if I wear something like Joop! Homme and be all friendly everybody's gaydar goes off. I think fragrance, like clothes, put me in the mood, not the other way round. I USE them to make me feel a certain way, so that's why I tend to actually prefer the sweeter smells, but wear the woody/spicy ones more instead.
    Just thought I'd share some personal insight there...
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    Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura, Azure Lime, Champacca Absolute

    HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...


    Most of the time I am very proud of the Basenotes community. Time after time I have witnessed the thoughtfulness, empathy & genuine friendship that members of this community extend to others - oldtimers & newcomers alike. There are other times, however, when egos get the upper hand and civility goes out the window. My philosophy is that I won't say anything here that I would not say if you were standing in front of me. Welcome to Basenotes, each and every one of us. ~ TwoRoads

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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Le male, .....oh...wait
    Very funny.

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    The now discontinued Ispahan by Yves Rocher, Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari, possibly vintage
    Cuir de Russie by Chanel
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Like Manco the bounty hunter said to Senor Martinez in For A Few Dollars More: I don't wear 'em.

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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    (None anymore. In fact I can't even stand the idea of doing so. Tell me a fragrance is marketed towards "females" - and I will smell the "female" component of it which makes it unbearable for me. Maybe it's because right now I don't like females much anymore.)

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    Chanel = Mademoiselle

    I loved this so much on the women i dance with, i decided to wear it myself. Love that dirty note in it....lovely fragrance.
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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    I wear everything in my wardrobe in public.

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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    Quote Originally Posted by DesGrieux View Post
    (None anymore. In fact I can't even stand the idea of doing so. Tell me a fragrance is marketed towards "females" - and I will smell the "female" component of it which makes it unbearable for me. Maybe it's because right now I don't like females much anymore.)
    Yes of course. I mean, no, not at all. So maybe it is maybe. It depends.

    Cabochard and Tabu. They are femenines but they smell like many men's so I just wear them. Shalimar, the smokiness is perfectly male, so one shot is enough. But, I tried Nª 5 and I could not bare it. It has been months I have been thinking about Opium (the original)... I keep on mustering on it.

    On the other hand, I tried Le Male (pour Homme) and, well, it just felt oddly uncomfortable - I had this weird sensation, something to do with calling the atention of the ones around me in a shriekish, histerical, way. At odds the way Hermes' Equipage and Guerlain's, Dominguez' and Zara's Vetiver make me feel. Don't ask me why.
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    At least 1/2 of my wardrobe is marketed as women's, and I wear all of them in public. No. 5, Shalimar, Vraie Blond, Chinatown...I don't care if I smell girly...I still smell good.

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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    I think I have a nice handful of "female" scents in my wardrobe. I have no issues wearing anything I own in public - a prerequisite for all my purchases in the first place.

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    In my "own" collection I have:

    A Scent Issey Miyake
    Le Feu d'Issey Issey Miyake
    Bronze Goddess Estée Lauder
    Black Orchid Tom Ford
    Blue Grass Elisabeth Arden
    Stephen Jones Millinery CdG
    Jungle L'Elephant Kenzo
    Vol de Nuit Guerlain
    L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
    Citizen Queen Juliette Has a Gun
    LPNo9 for Her Penhaligons
    Youth Dew Amber Nude Estée Lauder

    ...plus a few others that dont immediately spring to mind.

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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    Tom FordBlack Orchid
    Makes my wife mad

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    So many different opinions...

    The other day, my husband borrowed my Equipage...
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    Cool Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Le male, .....oh...wait


    You forgot Versace Dreamer--You'll grow golden locks in your hair, pine for true love and write bad poetry.

    BTW, I can't stand it myself, but how about Old Spice? Did they reformulate it after it came out as a woman's frag in 1937 and bombed?

    Why any sentient being would wear Bandit is truly a 5 star koan.
    (Though I admit the history behind its creation is interesting.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post


    You forgot Versace Dreamer--You'll grow golden locks in your hair, pine for true love and write bad poetry.

    BTW, I can't stand it myself, but how about Old Spice? Did they reformulate it after it came out as a woman's frag in 1937 and bombed?

    Why any sentient being would wear Bandit is truly a 5 star koan.
    (Though I admit the history behind its creation is interesting.)

    Gassho,

    Mario
    Parfum D'Orsay's Le Dandy was marketed originally to men and women in the 1920s took to it. It was advertised as a women's scent well into the 1950s. Now it is sold as a men's scent after the mid-1990s relaunch and reformulation.

    Go figure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    At least 1/2 of my wardrobe is marketed as women's, and I wear all of them in public. No. 5, Shalimar, Vraie Blond, Chinatown...I don't care if I smell girly...I still smell good.
    Same here. I am 6' 5" and 300lbs, all male, I wear what suits me, anyone got a problem with that???
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    In public I wear Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Vol de Nuit, Nahema, Cologne du 68, Lolita Lempika, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel No. 19, Cuir de Lancome, Jicky, Parfum Sacre, Fendi Theorema, YSL Nu, Chamade, Shalimar, Teracotta and more.

    At home, Le Parfum, Nuit de Noel, Monatigne, Cabochard, Bal a Versailles, Balmain de Balmain and more.
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