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    Its pretty amazing that people are still managing to get mad while discussing this topic, considering we have seen it so many times. I enjoy a good argument now and again, but you could at least make it about something else once in a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    Its pretty amazing that people are still managing to get mad while discussing this topic, considering we have seen it so many times. I enjoy a good argument now and again, but you could at least make it about something else once in a while
    Agreed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I haven't read it in 25+ years, but I should have still gotten that reference... It's very funny...

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    I hear you. If only I could remember the details of the greats I read so long ago. This one really struck a chord for me though, and stuck. (It wasn't my strategy as a mod either, despite what some might believe.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I'm not really into Creed, so I could have this wrong, but wasn't Royal Water the one that was formulated as a tribute to Princess Diana? If so, it wouldn't surprise me that it has a feminine vibe to it.
    One would think so.
    But at the Creed UK Website they do put Royal Water into the Fragrances for Men section, Fragrances for Women section and in the Unisex Fragrances section.
    http://www.creedfragrances.co.uk/products

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
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    Royal Delight - For Women but classified as Unisex...
    The subject theme certainly involves a blurring, mostly of perception, which personalises opinions further from a consensus position. But for this post, i had never thought of RD as feminine. To double-check, even Creed lists it as unisex. It may be flowery (Zino's jasmine, geranium and LotV are flowers), but it is not feminine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I heard a brilliant nose many years ago remind someone: "remember, it's only perfume...."
    I share Mick Jagger's sentiment, "I know it's only Rock 'n' Roll, but I like it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    The subject theme certainly involves a blurring, mostly of perception, which personalises opinions further from a consensus position. But for this post, i had never thought of RD as feminine. To double-check, even Creed lists it as unisex. It may be flowery (Zino's jasmine, geranium and LotV are flowers), but it is not feminine.
    From my sample to me this was heavy on the jasmine and smelled very girly to my nose. Where I live if I wore this say down the local drinking establishment I'm sure I would be taken out back and given a good hiding. Lol..........And I would problary be barred from drinking there for not been man enough. Lol So I am not gonna go out on a limb with this Creed as I may not have a limb to stand on after wearing it. Lol

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    I think it was Royal Water that the company made inspired by Princess Diana. It's lighter and seems to have a good measure of lime to it. Royal Delight I've thought of as a nice leather scent. I've liked Royal Delight much more than Royal Water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    I think it was Royal Water that the company made inspired by Princess Diana. It's lighter and seems to have a good measure of lime to it. Royal Delight I've thought of as a nice leather scent. I've liked Royal Delight much more than Royal Water.
    Right, confusing with all the "Royal..." but I think it was Royal Water we were discussing in regards to the Princess Diana question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    Right, confusing with all the "Royal..." but I think it was Royal Water we were discussing in regards to the Princess Diana question.
    Gotcha. I suspected it too. Looked like you guys were talking about exactly the same thing the whole time.
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    For all this is worth, all of the Serge Lutens offerings at www.parfum1.com are listed under women's scents.

    This includes the "virile" Musc Kublai Khan, of all things. There is also a nice discount until 14 February 2010, thanks to the sharing of petruccijc!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/244...bruary-14-2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    For all this is worth, all of the Serge Lutens offerings at www.parfum1.com are listed under women's scents.

    This includes the "virile" Musc Kublai Khan, of all things. There is also a nice discount until 14 February 2010, thanks to the sharing of petruccijc!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/244...bruary-14-2010
    Funny you mention MKK, because I was thinking of that one today. I feel it is the essence of a true unisex scent. It smells extremely manly, even macho, when worn by a guy, but I think it would smell extremely feminine if worn by a woman. I think Muscs Koubla Khan, more than any other scent I've ever smelled, truly molds itself to its wearer, no matter who you are.
    I don't like Serge Lutens fragrances in general, but MKK is a truly amazing work for this reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    For all this is worth, all of the Serge Lutens offerings at www.parfum1.com are listed under women's scents. This includes the "virile" Musc Kublai Khan, of all things. There is also a nice discount until 14 February 2010, thanks to the sharing of petruccijc!
    Sorry to veer further off topic, but with the discount and free shipping you can get MKK for $108, the older, EdPs are even cheaper, $98. Also, they seem to have added more Lutens to their line-up within the last days. Once in a lifetime deals. I bought a bottle of MKK, I couldn't resist! I am extremely curious as to where they are getting the stock on the recent releases like Serge Noir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles
    I have tried to wear florals that weren't over deep bases and I found them way too airy for my tastes. I don't feel that they're specifically feminine, just way too ethereal for me.
    Same here - the feminine fragrances I wear either have particularly dark/woody bases, or are loaded with enough fruit/green/non-sweet floral notes to create a unisex/genderless feel while avoiding banality. The pale pink florals or sugar candy scents...not happening. Doesn't fit me. I need a girl who can throw a punch, like the Guerlain sisters or those crazy Poison chicks.

    Honestly though, with few exceptions, I think almost any fragrance that has a woody/musky base has about a 99.9% chance of "working" on a man, regardless of its gender designation. Someone upthread mentioned Coco Mademoiselle being worn by young guys, and as ridiculous as it sounds in theory...I don't know. Coco Mademoiselle smells so awesome I think it could cross the most strident gender barriers, but regardless, nothing about the scent itself is unquestionably, inarguably feminine. If I met a guy wearing it I'd be more impressed with the fragrance as a whole than any specific accords that screamed "girly!" to me.
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    Frankly, I have to say that it irritated me that Acqua di Parma Colonia seemed to be designated unisex, and then when I asked the Community for a less expensive doppleganger to AdP, most people said Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille EDC, and surprise surprise this frag also is designated unisex. Now, I must again frankly say, at this point I don't care, because I like the lemony lemoniness of both and don't give a shat re the designation. You like what you like.
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    Some of the Creeds marketed for Unisex are very Masculine IMO




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