I think it leans on the feminine side - but so what?
I know everyone seems to say this is for men and women (and I adore this scent), but when I wear it I keep looking around for the hot girl who's wearing this stuff - even when in my apartment alone!
So I ask you this - in your opinion, is this a true unisex fragrance or do you feel it leans a bit in the feminine direction?
I think it leans on the feminine side - but so what?
My DH and I both wear it, it smells quite different on each of us and I must say I LOVE it on him.
So, although I love the scent, the above issue is keeping me from taking the plunge. I posted here to see if anyone else had the same experience.
Although I love this fragrance, I don't want to buy a bottle if I am just going to end up wanting a beautiful woman to wear it instead of me. Does that make sense?
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I wear it frequently and really love it. I even have a small atomizer in my office and if I spray a couple times, my whole team comes in to enjoy it.
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Definitely unisex. I've worn it, my sister has worn it & I smelled it on men. It smells differently to me on the guys, definitely more masculine.
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I had the same feeling about it ! I really liked it but felt it was just a little bit too feminine to be comfortable with , but I guess it is all about what you think you can get away with, while not feeling too self conscious !! I think that Eau de Cologne and Sycomore are the most unisex in the range , I have EdC and it is one of my all time favourite purchases !! (despite the price)
Hell yeah , its great stuff I tells thee
I'm joking, of course - I only mean to say that if you enjoy the way it smells - and especially if it turns you on! - then you shouldn't feel any compunctions about wearing it whenever and wherever you like. I do happen to think that nearly all fragrances have the potential to be unisex in that it's more about the attitude and individual chemistry of the wearer that anything inherent in the fragrance itself. As Andy Warhol once said, "I'm sure the right hormones can make Chanel No. 5 smell very butch."
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I don't know if I'd call it feminine, but it is definitely very, very sweet. The notes themselves don't scream feminine to me. Masculine and feminine scents can be as sweet or sweeter.
Anyway, gender irrelevancy aside, it's too sweet for me.
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I personally like it and wear it.
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I'd say unisex. I adore it.
Very unisex. Coromandel was in my Top 5 this past summer. It's just really fun wearing a patchouli fragrance and still feeling like it wears in an opulent, sparkling manner.
Hell of a fragrance. My girlfriend wears it a lot and it smells excellent.
It's too radiant for me, but it's ok for anyone as long as they don't use too much.
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Very well done fragrance, very feminine side of unisex to me though.
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Coromandel is a fantastic fragrance that anyone can wear.
It might be leaning towards the feminine spectrum, but so are many "masculine" fragrances nowadays.
Just wear it and enjoy!
I find it a more chocolatey take on patchouli that works nicely in cool weather. It's a 'polite patchouli' . . . pretty unisex IMO but I can understand it might be a bit sweet for some tastes - best used lightly.
Last edited by mr. reasonable; 8th June 2011 at 09:48 AM.
I agree that it leans more feminine, probably due to powdery/perfumey chanel style. I owned it before but replaced it with the more raw/in your face/hairy chested/ but sensitive inside Borneo 1834.
I know this is a male discussion, but from a female's prespective I totally love my husband wearing Coromandel. He is a real alpha male type and gets lots of positive comments when he uses it.
I find it a little too 'confectionary' for my tastes but that's probably why many others love it. Without more prominently masculine/unisex elements acting as counterweights I too feel it leaning towards the 'feminine'. Would thus expect to smell it off a woman.
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Last edited by mr. reasonable; 23rd May 2012 at 06:01 PM.
It smells nice, but I'm not so keen on it. It's pretty floral and I don't reallyget too much patchouli from it.
A scent like Coromandel would normally sour on my skin - getting too cloying and unraveling into a mess of overly-sweet notes that almost gag me. Sadly, Heritage EdP and a handful of others do this on my skin. Coromandel approaches that point but never gets there.. I love the transformation to the earthy (almost like wet mud) dry-down that is patchouli.
As an aside, I wore this to a physiotherapy session and one of the staff went door-to-door until she found "THAT smell". It was Coromandel, my SOTD, and she wouldn't let me leave without telling her exactly where and how to get a bottle!
Short Answer: Yes
Slightly Longer Answer: Yes, with a caveat. I find the smell completely unisex, but it has an odd texture. A certain weightiness, a plushness that I associate with feminines moreso than with masculines. It's very opulent, and because of this can, I would assume, through some wearers off.
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