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

    I honestly think you men would smell wonderful to me , wearing all those perfume choices. I mean , what is labelled ' pour femme' in only on the bottle / and or box. The person on the street will never be able to guess you are wearing women's fragrances- they would probably think " oh, he smells great - not like anything I have smelt before " - this would make you avant garde ,mysterious and hip !
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi-hooked? View Post
    Same here. I am 6' 5" and 300lbs, all male, I wear what suits me, anyone got a problem with that???
    LOL! The Comte d'Orsay was 6'3", full of testosterone, and wore eau de jasmine on his gloves and took perfumed baths. He was also a bare-knuckles boxer and a duellist.

    Anyone making comments to the negative on his perfume would have had to address his comments to the tip of the Comte's sword or down the barrel of his pistol, or to his fist.

    LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    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.
    Perfume marketing is all hype, esp. in gender issues. Bravo for you, Nick!

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    I honestly think you men would smell wonderful to me , wearing all those perfume choices. I mean , what is labelled ' pour femme' in only on the bottle / and or box. The person on the street will never be able to guess you are wearing women's fragrances- they would probably think " oh, he smells great - not like anything I have smelt before " - this would make you avant garde ,mysterious and hip !
    I agree, mysticknot, it's all in the wearing and perception. I get many compliments when I wear Aramis and Le Dandy.

    I tend to ignore gender labels and use my nose to say what I like.
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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    Rive Gauche
    Mitsouko
    Diorella
    Bandit
    Cuir de Russie (Chanel)
    Sous le Vent
    Tommy Girl
    Givenchy III
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    Last edited by pluran; 13th December 2009 at 02:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillageMonger View Post
    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?
    No one to pinch from, darn the luck! But on occasion I do wear No. 19, Le Dix, Ma Griffe, or Amazone to work.

    BPAL The Ghost stays at home - I only have the one imp, and it's a nice iris to go to sleep to

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

    In private, everything goes
    Lately, I love to 'borrow' Paco Rabanne's Calandre

    Two other of my faves:
    PdN Le Temps D’Une Fête
    Opium

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    Oddly, some companies are coming up with "masculinity" and "feminity" ratings.

    Lucky Scent are using a little "meter" to gauge the masculine and feminine characters of their offering, with "unisex" in the middle.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Rose Ambre by Fragonard

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    Shalimar
    Nu EDT and EDP
    Jasmin Noir
    Fuel for Life pour Femme

    These are, IMO, unisex.
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Aoud Damascus is too beautiful for just women to wear

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    None, I wear frag in public, never in private; no matter which gender it's originally marketed for.

    My opinion is, "If you're too embarrassed to wear a particular fragrance in public, don't buy it or wear it at all."
    Q: How do you make a feminine fragrance masculine?
    A: Add 'Pour Homme' to the bottle
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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    None

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    I'm wearing L de Lolita Lempicka and I love it

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    I'll wear any of them in public:

    Bandit
    Crystal Noir
    Trussardi
    Hiris
    Jungle L'Elephant
    JPG Summer
    Currently wearing: Jubilation XXV by Amouage

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

    I wear regularly in public:

    Vol de Nuit
    Mitsouko
    Sous le Vent
    Dioressence
    Tabac Blond
    Bois des Iles
    Cuir de Russie (Chanel)
    Bandit
    Givenchy III
    Azurée

    Some like Odalisque, Shalimar and Apès l´ondée I would rather wear in private for my own pleasure.....

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

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

    mitsouko
    shalimar

    Ubar
    gold amouage
    DIA
    Jubilation 25

    opium
    diorella
    white patchouli

    parfum sacre
    N0 5

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    Tubereuse Indiana, I really like this scent, but in sparing amounts.
    Green Dragon

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    En Passant
    Une Rose
    Champs Elysee
    Lolita Lempicka
    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
    Bleu Lotus (Roger & Gallet)
    Black Orchid

    I do go over the top with my choice of female perfumes and I match them with what I wear. My best friend (male) only wears female frags.

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

    Shalimar EDT
    Samsara EDP
    Tommy Girl
    Patou 1000
    Chanel No.19
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Last edited by Diamondflame; 13th December 2009 at 03:46 PM.

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    I like to wear lots of women's perfume out and about, most often they're from Chanel. 28 La Pausa, Bel Respiro and No. 19 from my wardrobe, and Cuir de Russie, 31 rue Cambon, Sycomore and Eau de Cologne from samples/decants.

    Serge Lutens Sarassins is pretty much the only perfume that I wouldn't wear out and about because it's too feminine, even though I really like it and often put a drop on at home.

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    Recently, the following (in public):

    Shalimar
    Tocade
    Chanel No. 19
    Mitsouko
    Cuir (Lancome)
    Parfum Sacre (Caron)
    Poivre (Caron)
    Vocalise (Shiseido)
    Apres L'ondee
    Beyond Paradise (Women and Man)
    Jil Sander No. 4
    Joy (Patou)
    Vetiver Pour Elle
    Vol de Nuit
    Le Feu D'Issey
    Griff
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    To each his own, but why would a man want to smell like a woman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    To each his own, but why would a man want to smell like a woman
    Did you know that Old Spice was originally marketed towards women?

    I guess a lot of men over the decades did and do want to smell like a woman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    To each his own, but why would a man want to smell like a woman
    I think you'd be surprised at how the same fragrance can smell very differently on an average guy, compared to the same worn by an average woman.

    Even for the ones that don't, styles have changed so much over the years that some of these don't smell very "feminine" anymore (Vintage leather fragrances seem to lead that pack, but tobaccos, and other chypres maybe aren't far behind )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    To each his own, but why would a man want to smell like a woman
    Clyde, I know that you are new here, but many people "genderbend" scents because we wear what we like and look beyond the label on the bottle.

    Atttitudes toward scent change with time.

    For instance, there were really no gender distinctions in perfumes in the early part of the 19th century (and earlier) and both sexes wore floral scents, including rose and jasmine.

    Le Dandy was marketed to men but later sold to women. I also understand Aramis was marketed to women and is now sold as a popular masculine scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    To each his own, but why would a man want to smell like a woman
    I understand your concerns. It's more for the 'advanced class'...not everyone gets to this level. Besides, a man who is truly confident of his own masculinity does as he pleases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    It's more for the 'advanced class'...not everyone gets to this level.
    Disagree. I've been there...moving backwards, and I'm happy with it. Can't really explain why I tend to think answers like these are in a way "fundamentalistic". I can totally understand why people who experience female perfumes as "female perfumes", being a man, don't want to wear it. If I wore Mitsouko and it would transcend me into something other than my grandmother (who in fact wears YSL "Elle" - so any other grandmother) I'd wear it. This "expert-talk" activates some dark side in me, so I'd rather stop now.

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    of what i have...
    Hermes Hiris
    Hermes Kelly Caleche edt
    Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Guerlain Vol De Nuit
    Guerlain Mitsouko

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    Kenzo Power...I've got this lipstick/crayon thing going on. Bleh!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I understand your concerns. It's more for the 'advanced class'...not everyone gets to this level. Besides, a man who is truly confident of his own masculinity does as he pleases.
    I agree with diamondflame. If it smells nice to you, what the heck, wear it. I neglected to mention that in MY wardrobe I have Ivoire by Pierre Balmain, which some consider to be a "feminine" scent. I consider it to be one of the best, feminine or masculine. I am crossing the 'line' a bit more often because I am more progressively seeing fragrances as just that - fragrances. It really depends on the wearer's body chemistry and what he or she feels comfortable with - NOT as a pre-labeled, pre-determined (by some anonymous entity) feminine or masculine fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesGrieux View Post
    Disagree. I've been there...moving backwards, and I'm happy with it. Can't really explain why I tend to think answers like these are in a way "fundamentalistic". I can totally understand why people who experience female perfumes as "female perfumes", being a man, don't want to wear it. If I wore Mitsouko and it would transcend me into something other than my grandmother (who in fact wears YSL "Elle" - so any other grandmother) I'd wear it. This "expert-talk" activates some dark side in me, so I'd rather stop now.
    Halfway been there myself, and not moving backwards. Still, what I sense behind your words deserves attention, because you speak the truth, unless I misinterpret.

    Turin (as the first, already in the nineties) advised people not to take gender classification too seriously. But he didn't ask his audience to completely ignore it ! Not all men are alike and not all perfumes have been designed for men as a group, least for specific individuals. Every man should only wear what he likes. But it would also be wise to keep an awareness for differing perceptions of people around us. Even the biggest narcissist needs a certain amount of acceptance by others. The best advice of fellow BNers may be wrong in real life situations. But it is harder to get true responses from other guys and girls around us, particularly when they are neither frag enthusiasts nor convinced that smell adds anything to the man they are stuck with during a significant part of the day, or even to the man they fancy.
    Last edited by narcus; 15th December 2009 at 09:22 AM.
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    Default Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    Quote Originally Posted by narcus View Post
    Halfway been there myself, and not moving backwards. Still, what I sense behind your words deserves attention, because you speak the truth, or what I get out of your comment.

    Turin (as the first, already in the nineties) advised people not to take gender classification too seriously. But he didn't ask his audience to completely ignore it ! Not all men are alike and not all perfumes have been designed for men as a group, least for specific individuals. Every man should only wear what he likes. But it would also be wise to keep an awareness for differing perceptions of people around us. Even the biggest narcissist needs a certain amount of acceptance by others. The best advice of fellow BNers may be wrong in real life situations. But it is harder to get true responses from other guys and girls around us, particularly when they are neither enthusiasts nor convinced that smell adds anything to a man they are stuck with part of the day, or even to the man they fancy.
    That's an interesting perspective, and certainly one that you have brought in, narcus - thanks. I don't think I had this complex answer in mind when writing the comment.

    I made my comment "just" against the "connoisseur-attitude", i.e. that one has to develop etc. in order to appreciate female scents on yourself. If body chemistry makes you smell like a woman - because of what you associate with the "scent of a woman" - and one feels uncomfortable in that, I see no point in trying to persuade someone with the argument of "advanced level" or 'higher class of fragrance perception'. If Mitsouko, for example. "works" and adds to the "aura" of oneself - why not wear it? In any other case I'll leave it to women to enchant me with that fragrance.

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