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    Default Civet-based colognes?

    I mean mens fragrances.
    Can you think of any please?

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    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur

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    Wow! That was fast! Thank you :-)

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    I have a special alarm on my computer that goes off whenever the word civet appears anywhere on the Internet LOL

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    Not trying to be trouble, but have you tried Jicky? I don't think any of its starring ingredients say "woman" to most people, and it has a cologne "vibe" in the lighter formulations due to the citrus.

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    Kouros

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Not trying to be trouble, but have you tried Jicky?
    Why on Earth would that be trouble!? Jicky indeed has a very strong civet note (a little too strong in the early heart, IMO). It's the closest thing I can think of the a civet-based scent. I think it would be really hard to create a scent that is genuinely based on civet.

    Notice how there's no Le Labo Civet 32.
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    YSL Kouros?

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    Ungaro II, Givenchy Gentleman (Vintage), MKK (a soapy civet to my nose. It almost feels clean.)

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    Default Re: Civet-based colognes?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Why on Earth would that be trouble!? .
    Well, the OP asked for a masculine scent, and Jicky is traditionally femme ( though for a long while now, unisex ). Didn't want to seem like I was ignoring his question.

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I think it would be really hard to create a scent that is genuinely based on civet.
    Very true. I've worn the pure tincture of civet, and with nothing else... frankly, it just reeks. It needs "padding".

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    I agree with Galamb Borong - Jicky really is the one. Forget about the fact that it's in the women's section. It can easily be worn as a masculine, though I don't wear it (I may some day). I find it to be a civet bomb, and a definitive civet-heavy scent.

    The other masculine I'd pick would of course be Kouros.

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    Romeo Gigli, Bogart Furyo

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    Like the avatar says: Jicky.

    And strictly speaking this was traditionally (i.e. originally) unisex, though it's currently marketed primarily to women.

    Go to a Guerlain counter and do a side-by-side test with Mouchoir. See which you like better. Hard to go wrong with either, IMO.

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    Kingdom - Alexander McQueen

    Amouage Gold Men (King Civet! All Hail!)
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    #BBOG!
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    Gendarme V by Gendarme.Citrus notes and civet.

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    Default Re: Civet-based colognes?

    [QUOTE=shamu1;1778743]I agree with Galamb Borong - Jicky really is the one. Forget about the fact that it's in the women's section. It can easily be worn as a masculine, though I don't wear it (I may some day). I find it to be a civet bomb, and a definitive civet-heavy scent.

    Thank you, Shamu.
    What makes me wonder, however, is, wouldn't Jicky work as a guy-magnet? [LOL]
    Cause that's not what I necessarily need in my busy life.

    Shall I repeat, I'm interested in mens frags here, not scents targeted at ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Not trying to be trouble, but have you tried Jicky? I don't think any of its starring ingredients say "woman" to most people, and it has a cologne "vibe" in the lighter formulations due to the citrus.
    Yes, Galamb, good suggestion.

    What of Chanel Cuir de Russie? This is sold as a feminine, but many men wear it. Strong civet note with an aldehydic leather. The extrait really has a civet note, although, no doubt (and perhaps happily), a synthetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoteRosen View Post
    Shall I repeat, I'm interested in mens frags here, not scents targeted at ladies.
    From The Scented Salamander:

    "...Aimé Guerlain is reported to have said that he wanted to create,

    'an audacious, vigorous, and quasi revolutionary perfume: the perfume of an amazon, difficult to decipher, of which you wouldn't be really able to tell whether it was meant to be for a man or a woman.'

    And so it was; disconcerted by the novelty of the concept, women started adopting it en masse only after 1910 while men, meanwhile, decided it would be theirs."


    As others have hinted, Jicky was indeed the great grandfather of modern unisex scents, even if it didn't realize it at the time. Retailers' tendency to place Jicky with the womens' scents is recent development, based on little.
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    Pawel,

    Don't worry about the marketing of Jicky. It is essentially a fougere, which is traditionally a man's genre of fragrance anyway.

    I wear it in the EdT strength. It's a bit old-fashioned, and not terribly long lasting, but it smells great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoteRosen View Post
    What makes me wonder, however, is, wouldn't Jicky work as a guy-magnet? [LOL]
    Cause that's not what I necessarily need in my busy life.
    I don't thinik you have to worry about Jicky attracting other guys. I've smelled it on a woman, and even though it's a good scent, I don't think it smells sexy.

    Sounds like you're looking for a really macho scent Then Kouros seems like the no-brainer to me. I don't think you need to worry about attracting other guys with that one.
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    Thank you, Shamu.
    Now that's exactly what I had in mind. I know and adore Kouros, by the way.
    Regards,
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    Yes, Kouros would bit the bill.

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    kouros!
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    Default Re: Civet-based colognes?

    Of my testing, Jicky EdP had the most unashamed unblended civet. The EdT was nice. Mouchoir is great. Profumo.it makes Cologne d'Empereur, which has a little bit of civet and is very expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    I don't thinik you have to worry about Jicky attracting other guys. I've smelled it on a woman, and even though it's a good scent, I don't think it smells sexy.

    Sounds like you're looking for a really macho scent Then Kouros seems like the no-brainer to me. I don't think you need to worry about attracting other guys with that one.
    I am sorry to interject, but Kouros has a colossal, well-documented history of being the gay hallmark scent. More than Antaeus! Like Drakkar was for the lesbians.

    I second Amouage Gold Men (old formulation).

    And just to be clear, scents marketed to women do not attract men. It's just marketing, and we know that lots of older scents, from when gender delineations was a marketing concern, are essentially unisex and would be market as such today. Sexy is sexy sometimes, and unisex scents don't declare a gender preference. My BF is wearing L'Arte di Gucci these days, a dark, civety leather, and I can assure you noone is thinking it's a "feminine"scent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    I am sorry to interject, but Kouros has a colossal, well-documented history of being the gay hallmark scent.
    Well then, Rote Rosen, I guess you'd better forget about Kouros!

    Ungaro II, then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    I am sorry to interject, but Kouros has a colossal, well-documented history of being the gay hallmark scent. More than Antaeus!
    I'm not trying to be a jerk, but when and where was this? I remember in the 80's that there was a fog of Lagerfeld over Chelsea and the Village and in the 90's CKOne was all over West Hollywood. I don't remember Kouros; maybe it wasn't in the US? I like Kouros mind you, I just don't remember it as a big gay scent at least in the US. Could be wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmp00 View Post
    I'm not trying to be a jerk, but when and where was this? I remember in the 80's that there was a fog of Lagerfeld over Chelsea and the Village and in the 90's CKOne was all over West Hollywood. I don't remember Kouros; maybe it wasn't in the US? I like Kouros mind you, I just don't remember it as a big gay scent at least in the US. Could be wrong...
    Yeah, c'mon. Kouros was very popular and a best selling scent (and still is selling well). I suppose at any given time, there are some scents that gay men may favor more than others, but on average, I'm guessing that whatever is a popular male frag will be popular in the gay community. I doubt there are meetings where such things are discussed and appropriate gay scents appointed.

    I like Antaeus and Kouros with little regard for any of that.
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