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    Default A Question for Gay, Straight and Bisexual Men

    1) Gay men: Which fragrances do you think smell the sexiest on other men?

    2) Straight men: In your opinion, which fragrances make you smell the sexiest?

    3) Bisexual men: Answer both of the above.

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    Other guys I like Eternity , Musc Ravaguer or just good old fashioned clean

    .... bisexual men , dont even get me started on that ole chestnut - rolls eyes to the heavens

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    I used to think Rive Gauche was the sexiest. But then the most "unsexy" person in the world started wearing it and I've completely gone off it. So now the fragrance I've found sexiest (recently) turned out to be Dolce & Gabanna The One for men, which shocked me as I find it completely boring on! I don't think I have an ultimate 'sexiest' scent that I've smelled on a man, but Versace Crystal Noir AND Dior Addict should be worn by more men IMO. They are damn seductive.
    Anything citrus is a turn off though.

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    I'm not sure I believe in the legitimacy of these three categories and I don't make a distinction between what smells sexy on me vs. what smells sexy on other men. There are body chemistry issues which cause many fragrances to smell different on different people, but I doubt those have anything to do with "sexual orientation." It'll be interesting to see what others think.

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    Really doesn't affect me one way or another, in terms of base attraction. That being said, I'd appreciate anyone wearing a fragrance I enjoyed smelling.

    I'm sorry to say, the kind of fragrances the average guy wears just aren't that interesting me.

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    i think tobacco vanille or tuscan leather make me feel and smell the sexiest, among others, i got many sexy colgones.

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    I was hit on by a very cute guy the other day while wearing Pi. But to me Pi is not one of those scents I feel sexy wearing. I'm at my sexiest state of mind when I wear Body Kouros or Alien.
    By the way, I'm not bi.

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    I'm str8.

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    Jean Patou's JOY on a woman drives me crazy....
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    I actually enjoy smelling a crisp Eau de Cologne or bright citrus scent on men.
    In the evening, I think leather based scents are nice on men...Cuiron and Tuscan Leather especially.

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    Default Re: A Question for Gay, Straight and Bisexual Men

    My partner likes and wears Egoiste. I think it smells fantastic on him.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    If anyone finds me 'sexy' I can assure you it has nothing to do with the fragrance I'm wearing. But personally I think more men should wear orientals and chypres... enough with the 'sport whatchamacallits'!

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    The notion that perfume is an enhancer of sexual gravitation must be the biggest fallacy in our world of scent.
    Leave that to the hordes that follow the marketeers in a world of ignorance.

    In reality, it works the other way round--if you love a person (the gay/bisexual/straight parameters do not apply here, as this fact applies to us all irrespective of our sexual orientation), you'll probably begin to accept their scent, even if you never liked it in the first place.

    What I'm trying to say is: you might love a scent because of a person, but the scent will never enhance your attraction to them, or theirs to you. Scent appreciation has to do with many things, such as nostalgia, trying to relive a past moment, genuine inclination to the smell of that scent, etc...

    If you hate Yatagan, for instance, and you happen to have a sudden crush on a guy, him wearing Yatagan will not drive you away from him. In fact, you are likely to develop an appreciation for Yatagan with time passage. It's that simple.

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    "Paco Rabanne pour Homme -- it is up to you to make it unforgettable"

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    As I've said in another thread; I have fond memories
    of a man in Givenchy's PI, but I guess, that most frags
    can be sexy, on the right man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    In reality, it works the other way round--if you love a person (the gay/bisexual/straight parameters do not apply here, as this fact applies to us all irrespective of our sexual orientation), you'll probably begin to accept their scent, even if you never liked it in the first place.
    This

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    i've seen someone love a scent before they ever saw the person connected to it. for example, my aunt has always liked cops and carpenters. men with lots of chissimo ala jean paul belmondo. she visited me one day and was wondering what smelled so good. then enters my driver fresh from his mourning routine of trimming his moustache and splashing on some cologne. he smelled fougerish/ brutish but mind you brut is expensive in my country since nobody produces it locally so it is an imported good. it would have to have been something even cheaper or more local. ah chissimo! i don't know it's like the chicken and the egg to me.

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    I know this isn't a direct answer to the OP's question, but regarding smelliing sexy, for some reason the most un-sexy thing (IMO) is somebody that's blatantly trying to smell sexy. People aren't sexy because of how they smell or what they wear (necessarily) - sexy comes from inside - from the soul. It's definitely nice when somebody cares enough about their hygeine, etc... to put on a nice fragrance (subtlely) but as far as putting on a fragrance that's going to make you sexy - not gonna happen. Okay, somebody else can have the soapbox now...

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    My Wife would be better at giving an answer to this question.....Gary

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    Hi everyone. Long-time fragrance lover. First time ranter.

    The nature of this question is, most likely without intending to be so, a tad bit homophobic, much in the same way the idea of gendering fragrances reinforces sexism. Orientation has nothing to do with olfactive preference. Zip. Zilch. And digging for a connection between the two is a marketer looking for a quick answer to a far more complicated question.

    Fragrance probably has more to do with the way in which we engage in social relationships than it does with singular interactions (health and hygiene excluded of course). But once you move away from the holistic side of fragrance, into the more ritualistic, sense-memory side, you start to realize that any particular person's attraction or repulsion to particular notes is in itself a testament to thousands of cultural influencers, compounded in a particular second in time. For example, if you and I as kids had a killer day while selling lemonade, your mom washed the house in lemon scented cleaner, and you later in life started sipping cocktails with a wedge of lemon in it, you're most likely going to find the scent reminiscent of happiness and purity, as well as revelry. When these things become cultural staples, we inadvertently train those unfamiliar with the scent to act or fill in the way we have learned from our own past experiences. Think about the way we pass along language. Though, an individual trauma or negative response can override this. It's that whole notion that scent is connected to our fight/flight mechanism in the brain.

    If you are instead asking how to get any of this particular groups to be an advocate for your scent, start by paying attention to their lives. Listen to their stories. See what is affecting them today, and use the power of olfaction and authentic brand messaging to tie it in with past relate-able experiences. Use that earlier idea I had mentioned about language to stitch them back in.

    But please, stop encouraging the flattening and oversimplification of fragrance, which has been so solidly tied to all areas of human existence since man grew a nose. It has been there in love and war, sex and death, friendship and love, health and spirituality... if it were ever that simple to understand, would civilization after civilization have adopted it as a key aspects in temples and the description of their ideas of the divine?

    I know it gets lost in the constant onslaught of mass-market drivel that is continuously pumped out into the market, but do we really still need to ask the gender and orientation question about fragrance?

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    Straight male here, so I only know what is sexy on me from female responses:

    Girls like on me...

    Aqua di Gio
    Herrera for Men
    Original Vetiver (Creed)
    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
    Happy
    Egoiste Platinum
    New Haarlem

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier1145 View Post
    Hi everyone. Long-time fragrance lover. First time ranter....yada, yada, yada..
    It was a simple question. I think you're over thinking this.

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    I got compliments for Heritage :P the current formulation. Not even egoiste manage to get that hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier1145 View Post
    Hi everyone. Long-time fragrance lover. First time ranter.

    The nature of this question is, most likely without intending to be so, a tad bit homophobic, much in the same way the idea of gendering fragrances reinforces sexism. Orientation has nothing to do with olfactive preference. Zip. Zilch. And digging for a connection between the two is a marketer looking for a quick answer to a far more complicated question.

    Fragrance probably has more to do with the way in which we engage in social relationships than it does with singular interactions (health and hygiene excluded of course). But once you move away from the holistic side of fragrance, into the more ritualistic, sense-memory side, you start to realize that any particular person's attraction or repulsion to particular notes is in itself a testament to thousands of cultural influencers, compounded in a particular second in time. For example, if you and I as kids had a killer day while selling lemonade, your mom washed the house in lemon scented cleaner, and you later in life started sipping cocktails with a wedge of lemon in it, you're most likely going to find the scent reminiscent of happiness and purity, as well as revelry. When these things become cultural staples, we inadvertently train those unfamiliar with the scent to act or fill in the way we have learned from our own past experiences. Think about the way we pass along language. Though, an individual trauma or negative response can override this. It's that whole notion that scent is connected to our fight/flight mechanism in the brain.

    If you are instead asking how to get any of this particular groups to be an advocate for your scent, start by paying attention to their lives. Listen to their stories. See what is affecting them today, and use the power of olfaction and authentic brand messaging to tie it in with past relate-able experiences. Use that earlier idea I had mentioned about language to stitch them back in.

    But please, stop encouraging the flattening and oversimplification of fragrance, which has been so solidly tied to all areas of human existence since man grew a nose. It has been there in love and war, sex and death, friendship and love, health and spirituality... if it were ever that simple to understand, would civilization after civilization have adopted it as a key aspects in temples and the description of their ideas of the divine?

    I know it gets lost in the constant onslaught of mass-market drivel that is continuously pumped out into the market, but do we really still need to ask the gender and orientation question about fragrance?
    Wow, take it easy man!

    I personally think threads like this are very entertaining and sometimes even informative cuz I do think sexual orientations and genders do effect one's attraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    It was a simple question. I think you're over thinking this.
    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 used to go out with someone who wore Habit Rouge , and it was a real turn off ! We didn't last very long , I think the fragrance had a large part in that decision too !

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    Let's not turn this into a debate about gender and sexuality, thanks
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Christian Dior Dune for Men, Burberry Touch for Men (still my leading compliment-getter), and M7 all make me feel extremely sexy. Dune is more a daily-wear scent, but it is classier than the modern citrus or aquatic daily-wear fragrances. Touch and M7 make me feel like I can walk into any room naked and the only thing people would ask themselves is, "What is that fragrance he's wearing??"

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    Musc Koulai Khan is crazy sexy on a man, and in a differnt vein A la Nuit. Worn with confidence, it a huge turn on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    The notion that perfume is an enhancer of sexual gravitation must be the biggest fallacy in our world of scent.
    Leave that to the hordes that follow the marketeers in a world of ignorance.

    In reality, it works the other way round--if you love a person (the gay/bisexual/straight parameters do not apply here, as this fact applies to us all irrespective of our sexual orientation), you'll probably begin to accept their scent, even if you never liked it in the first place.

    What I'm trying to say is: you might love a scent because of a person, but the scent will never enhance your attraction to them, or theirs to you. Scent appreciation has to do with many things, such as nostalgia, trying to relive a past moment, genuine inclination to the smell of that scent, etc...

    If you hate Yatagan, for instance, and you happen to have a sudden crush on a guy, him wearing Yatagan will not drive you away from him. In fact, you are likely to develop an appreciation for Yatagan with time passage. It's that simple.
    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?
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