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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    I don't agree. I don't think he's over-thinking, I think he's just thinking. And it wasn't a simple question at all. There are two questions that are distinctly different from each other, one posed to "gay" men and one to "straight" men, followed by a third direction for "bisexual" men to combine the two. Lots of interesting assumptions here one could unpack for analysis. Not simple at all. I'd also like to add that I think it's fine for threads to go in serious and light-hearted directions at the same time. I don't think it hurts either aspect; it simply expands the discussion.
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    I am bi.. so

    When I mix Chanel Egoiste and Guerlain L'instant Extreme together - I get the most reaction from others and that makes me feel sexy.

    I live in Nashville, so anything outside of the normal dept store stuff catches my attention. From the DJ booth, I smelled something intoxicating from someone right below me. Walked up to him and he said he just sprayed some Musc Ravageur in the men's room from a travel spray. That has been on my maybe list for a while and I think it will now be my next purchase.

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    Fragrance choice among groups is likely to have a more of a memetic factor and not a genetic factor.

    Imagine an undiscovered island of people. Imagine an inhabitant picks up an as-of-yet unknown, somewhat pleasing, fragrant root and starts rubbing it all over themselves. They have romantic relations with another islander, as is custom and normal. When they "break-up" the other partner is left with the association of the fragrant root. Soon, this particular fragrance becomes more popular than even the bottle of Aqua di Gio that washes up on shore one day...

    My point is, analyses of groups will likely produce conclusive data patterns, be it buying habits or even thoughts and opinions. Professionals involved in demographics and politics know this. It isn't a big deal and my intuition says that the differences in this case would probably be only slight shifts of the bell curve, most likely with memetic related causality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    I'm str8.

    Royal Water by Creed
    Really? does anyone else think Royal Water is a sexy frag?

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    I know I'll get sh*t for this, but Creed Aventus is by far the most alluring, sexy fragrance that they have ever put out. I think that, and I've been told that.

    GIT and Windsor have also gotten me a lot of lady-love.

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    You're right on, Killer! I never liked Habit Rouge very much until I smelled it on my innamorato. Now I like it enough to wear it myself on occasion.

    Our little joke is that he wears nothing but Habit Rouge, whereas I have an extensive collection, most of which he emphatically doesn't like. It never seemed to keep him from warming up to me, though! I guess there must be something else... Gee, I wonder what it could be?
    JaimeB...I love that word...so underused these days...innamorato...I also like "paramour." LOL!

    Actually, I don't see how perfume preference can have any bearing on sexual preference. It's like asking straight, gay or bi people about their preferences in liquors, wines and Champagnes...

    Really, now...

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    Let's not turn this into a debate about gender and sexuality, thanks
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    I'm straight
    I feel fahrenheit is still what makes me feel more aligned to my perceived image of myself.

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    I love Sand & Sable on a woman. My Mama wears Mitsouko which is very mature and matronly on her. I have'nt payed any 'tention to guys. I take that back. If I smell something I like on a man, I usually want the scent for myself. Most guys around here wears stuff that's too "newsprint-y" and common. Same with most chicks, too. All cucumbers and pears, or something biddy-boppy, teensy-weensy, air-head-ish, with no soul or depth.

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    I am straight and i would stop anyone in their tracks - man, woman or child if I smelled something enjoyable......that hasnt happened in a loooooong time.

    on myself.... Musc Ravageur used to make me feel like im walking out shirtless...

    I like Cuba Gold or GIT for daily feeling of moderate "sexiness".

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    I am 100% straight and I feel like walking sex while wearing Body Kouros.

    It is so rare to smell fragrances on men here that I like and appreciate almost anything. Anyway, it really depends on overall impression. I sprayed my best friend with Le Male and it smelled soo sexy (but he is attractive for women anyway) so maybe that..
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    Based on strictly female input, most of my female acquaintances made me feel, if not more sexy, but more confident, more socially adjusted and more fun-loving, outgoing while wearing some of the generic gourmands like Envy for men, although in some very rare and unlikely cases I got complimented for very classic, conservative, un-sexy frags too (but then again, what is sexy or not, I guess it is all so personal and subjective, no general rules apply)

    I also got compliments from both women and, oddly, from straight men (yap, I was pretty sure about that since they were either married or with gf) for wearing Dior Homme- yes, it really is a universally and timelessly sexy frag, so I can understand its appeal with all genders and orientations

    Coming closer to my own preferences... classic female frags on a lady drive me crazy, so much so that if the right female wearer puts on the right classic of the likes of good ole No. 5, Insolence or Miss Dior, it might become serious, it might even lead to more than just the right chemistry, namely even falling in love.

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    1) Pink juice / bottled fragrances

    2) Blue juice / bottled fragrances

    3) Both of the above

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    1) Pink juice / bottled fragrances

    2) Blue juice / bottled fragrances
    Exactly. When I'm trying to pick up bisexual men I'll often layer a blue fragrance and a pink one.
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    I have got MANY compliments when wearing Gucci Envy! Actually more men have stopped me & asked what I was wearing than women! It makes me feel good to know what im wearing sparks interest in others to @ least start a conversation with me!
    To be successful, you must smell successful! THATSMR2USIR

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    The usual caveats: it's not about the scent, it's about you; attraction to a man would probably make me like anything he wears, etc. Valid points, but let's have fun anyway. I (a gay man) find men smell sexiest in aromatics or orientals, preferably with a musky or woody base. In other words, old-school stuff that nobody my age wears anymore. The Acqua di Gio/Sean John/Light Blue stuff can actually turn me off at this point. It's not olfactory snobbery - aquatics and sheer greens or citrus just don't pique my interest or make me think licentious thoughts, which is the whole point of a "sexy" frag, no? I personally feel sexiest in anything with strong musk, wood or leather notes, but I make exceptions for the occasional powdery oriental or whacked-out gourmand (hi, Angel!).

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    girls like on me

    Pure Malt
    YSL Opium
    Tobacco Vanille

    i like..
    Chergui
    Musc Ravageur
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    I also feel like it has nothing to do with scent, but more to do with your experiences with an individual wearing one. For example, I once had a horrible experience with someone wearing Clinique Happy, and I will forever hate the scent, no matter who it was on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    ....I'm at my sexiest state of mind when I wear Body Kouros or Alien.
    Mmm, I love the idea of Alien on a man!

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    Tuscany smells the sexiest of anything I have tried. It's nothing but sexy!

    I think it would apply to all of the above.

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    I feel sexy in L'eau d'Hiver
    Im st8..but I recently went to a gay club with a friend. I wore Vetiver Extraordinaire..a Drag said Im the only one in the club that smells like a man...lol..I think it was a good thing..
    Im the be$t @ thi$

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    Really? does anyone else think Royal Water is a sexy frag?
    I do, on a female it is.
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    Rosehavn,

    You are a very naughty person, starting really contentious topics and then going really quiet!

    Gucci Envy for Men and Alfred Dunhill Desire for a men smell great on me (well I think so anyway, and that is the important bit).

    What about you?

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    See what happens when you give the Lurkers confidence? Geez. Treating me like they have 6 stars under their name. I admit I started some semi-controversial threads, but it was my way of getting involved. I didn't lurk very long. I decided to stir the pot instead.

    The fragrances I find sexiest on a man: 1) Speed Stick Deodorant "Regular" with no other fragrances. 2) Spicy oriental fragrances worn subtlely (1-2 sprays). 3) Desert Moroccain by Tauer 4) Anise/Licorice notes that are in fragrances that are NOT sweet. 5) I almost forgot the most recent discovery, which was when I sprayed Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille for the first time. My eyes rolled back in my head and I had a mini-seizure. I ended up laying on the floor crying, "OHHHHHHH TOMMMMM! OHHHHHHHHH TOMMMM!"
    It kinda sounded like a chant to the perfume god.
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    I found the following in a review (by a man) of Kouros: 'Virility and male sexuality, not in "gay" sense. My situation with that is how can something so masculine attract "gays"?' - so I gather that gays are not supposed to like manly scents on other men...I'm really confused by this LOL :\

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    I think By Kilian's Back to Black, Hermes Ambre Narguile (as well as Elixir des Merveilles), and Costume National 21 all make me smell smexy. Verreh smexy.
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    Really interesting thread on all levels, thanks Rosehavn!

    If I wanted to smell sexy, I might lay on some Ungaro II.

    But what I look for most now with fragrance is consolation and validation (Sables, Invasion Barbare, Myrrhe Ardente).
    Sans parfum, la peau est muette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosehavn View Post
    2) Straight men: In your opinion, which fragrances make you smell the sexiest?
    Balafre

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    I think all scents are strictly scents. What makes any scent sexy is how the person carries it. end of story

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    I, a straight man and 40 really like the older stuff.

    I know my post will cause a lot of eye rolling or furrowing of the brows but I really like my old vintage bottle of Avon's Leather aftershave.
    It adds, to me, some macho-ness to other scents like Varvatos Vintage.
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