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    First time i tried it, i did it thinking it was a Male Frag... It smelled like a male frag (ok, not so MALE, but Male enough )... later i discovered it was a female frag... well, for me, looked usable, i showed it to my mom and loved it.

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    After reading this thread I have decided to wear Mitsouko for the first time today. My wife will be impressed.

  3. #63

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    We can and we do!
    I have the latest EdP version and I love it! I think Mitsouko came from a time in fragrance history - when borders between men and women/male and female were more blurred...more ambisexual! I'm happy with the version I have but I would love to get my hands on a vintage bottle no matter at what cost! This is stuff of MAGIC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruspotter View Post
    I have read several articles saying we can, but although it is excellent and mouthwateringly perfect in every way, isn't it just a little bit too feminine for a man? I wish I had the guts to wear Mitsouko, maybe transversely I'm just not man enough?
    The ground truth is: nobody cares! As far as Your frag doesn't cry as a fire alarm it will never be heard against all that scents around, starting from laundry detergent ending somewhere around intimate hygiene. Mitsouko has been designed before functional fragrance took over.

    And, if someone would take notice, the first she thinks would be, that it isn't "fresh". A lot to talk about then. You may invite her to prove in person Your dayly grooming ritual before breakfast trustworthy. If she denies, should You really care about her thoughts about You?

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    Default Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    Inspired by this thread I wore Mitsouko (vintage EdT) to my boot camp class this morning at the gym. It performed nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruspotter View Post
    I have read several articles saying we can, but although it is excellent and mouthwateringly perfect in every way, isn't it just a little bit too feminine for a man? I wish I had the guts to wear Mitsouko, maybe transversely I'm just not man enough?
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    I've never understood why Guerlain doesn't market this for both women and men. I think sales would be even better if it were. I've always thought of it as a more refined Aramis actually. I still think it's a breathtaking fragrance.

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    I love to wear Mitsouko, but alas my wife hates the smell of it with a passion. She threatened to divorce me if I didn't get rid of it. I still have a 75ml EDP and a vintage 50ml EDC - no divorce yet.

  9. #69

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    Most certainly. I normally wait for cold damp autumn days before wearing the Parfum de Toilette. I find this version to be the most 'masculine' of the other formulations. In fact, masculine is probably not a good word, more like deep, rich and woody. I also hit the clubs in winter wearing Shalimar extrait and I get several compliments. The extrait version is the smokiest vanilla heaven. As its been said, no one will know you are wearing a fragrance MARKETED (as opposed to made) for women. GO GO GO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensual View Post
    I took one sniff of it and ran (away). Gender marketing had nothing to do with it.
    My thoughts exactly. I cannot remember ever smelling a scent that is so highly revered, yet so instantly repulsive to me.
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    I'm surprised people are saying its so recognizable. I wish I traveled in circles where it was recognizable. I would have said that if someone was enough of a perfumista to recognize Mitsouko then they would be enough of a perfumista not to be hung up that a guy is wearing it.

    Now if it were Chanel No. 5, I would expect it to be recognized universally.

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    Default Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    Bottom line - if you like it, wear it. Dont worry about other people. That being said if you still are unsure i would suggest wearing the EDT as the EDP is little bit overpowering

  13. #73

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    Mitsouko smells beautiful on me. I usually wear extrait, and just a bit. Smells just as appropriate as a masculine scent as anything else I own.

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    The scent to me smells like play dough. Call me strange.

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    Mitsouko is not particularly feminine, I think. Indeed, it is challenging and austere; the boldness is to wear something so unrevealing rather than something that is feminine. The peach note could potentially puzzle some people, simply on account of it being a fruit rarely encountered in perfumes.

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    Easily. That said, I did encounter an old lady wearing it.

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    This is one I wear - don't ask me why - preferaby from early spring to early summer plus when I intend to spend the day outdoors. It goes together so nicely with sunshine, crisp air, a breeze. It has never crossed my mind to wear this at night to an invitation etc. Having said that, Mitsouko is an easy wear as a man. The plush peach note in the new extrait is sublime, but maybe slightly less man-friendly than the harsher vibe (although sometimes slightly too synthetic for my liking) of the EdP. Vintage Mitsouko is not for me, but the new reformulated brighter jus is!

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    Default Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    @Bruspotter: Of course, it is always a matter of time & circumstances, too. The liberties men can take in one place, yours for example, may not be as self-understood in other parts of the world.

    Maybe Guerlains Derby could be your bridge. This and Mitsouko rare really not far apart, I love (and wear) one as much as the other for evening affairs.

    Also, please read Kevin's answer to your question here!
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    Bumping this thread as I am buying Mitsouko.

    Many Guerlains are quite unisex and Vol de Nuit, Shalimar, Habit Rouge, Derby and Jicky at at the top of my list.
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    Perspective on gender marketing:

    One of the most male-specific marketed frags out there is STETSON. Close your eyes and sniff. Is your mental image a cowboy hat or a lacy bra? It's girlier than Mitsouko, no question.

    That said, I can't wear Mitsouko. Most chypres don't agree with my body chemistry, and I prefer less 'dense' compositions anyway.

    If you like it and can pull it off, you definitely should.

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    Don't get the edt, at any rate, Primrose. I tried some the other day for the second time, and for the second time was unimpressed. Perhaps the edp is superior, but I shrug at the edt. A non-event to wear, rather than challenging.

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    Default Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    I tried the PDT concentration last month. 3 sprays on my skin and the scent filled the whole room. My mom said it was a satanic smell ... love it

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    I would be so thrilled to smell this on a guy. Most of my male friends and co-workers who wear scent don't wear anything quite that good or interesting.

    Thanks to andylama, though, I'm now dying to get back to the US and try Stetson. I also hear Lady Stetson is quite similar to Chanel No 22.
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    Default Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    I've worn both Shalimar and No. 5. I really want to add this to my legends collection.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?

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    "Viri autem propria maxime est fortitudo." Cicero

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    I find this very very unisex. I thought it was for men when I initially tried but the salesperson told me it is for women and I should try something else.

    My sister wears it and so do I. Like Primrose said, many Guerlains can be easily worn by men even if they advertise to women exclusively. I love Jicky, Vol de Nuit, Shalimar, Apres L'ondee, etc.

    I prefer Mitsouko EDP.

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    Have to say I much prefer to wear Jicky and L'Heure Bleue. Still have and wear Mitsouko EDT too, mainly at home to relax though. Might have to give the EDP a sniff.

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    I wear it often in the autumn. It's marvelous and warm and I can't imagine anyone ever thinking it smells girly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe C View Post
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    Yes, I agree that the newer Mitsouko has less "teeth." No more oakmoss but, for me, still enjoyable.
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    Vintage Mitsouko is God. Any questions?

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