Thread: your top 5 sexiest fragrances
On women: Chance (Chanel), Orange Blossom (Jo Malone), Un Jardin sur le Nil (Hermes), Allure (Chanel), Flower (Kenzo)
On me: Dior Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain, Green Irish Tweed, Egoiste (Chanel), Perry Ellis White
In no particular order:
Silver Musk by Nasomatto
Creed Green Irish Tweed - especially in cold weather
Havana by Aramis
Sorry, that was six - I could not just choose five...
Terre d' Hermes
Narciso Rodriguez For Him
Allure Homme Sport
For me its TdHermes, Burberry London, Opium, Le Male, and Bulgari pour Homme (!?!?!?)
Of all that I have sampled and own my wife says:
1. Creed MI- most elegant panty dropping fragrance.
2. Tom Ford TV-Very sensual, alluring fragrance.
3. D&G Light Blue- Generic, but very popular with the ladies.
4. ADG- The King
5. John Varvatos original- Dark leather cherry vibe, perfect for nights out
Elegant panty dropper? Why is that word suddenly used in every thread?!
I will have to shamelessly quote myself. Not because the post is any good, but because if I typed answers of similar content to every sexy-thread, I wouldn't have time to sleep.
I don't mean to be an ass, but really; fragrances are not sexy. And I'm not saying this in a discussion ending "to each his own" -way. That's not my point, it never is. What I mean is, that I can't imagine a situation, where a fragrance itself would be sexy. In a vacuum, without a context. It's kind of like saying that a piece of clothing is sexy in itself. Knowing yourself, understanding the situation, knowing how much to wear and to wear with confidence, that's sexy. It's really surprising how different fragrances I've found to be sexy. In some situations even a serious and reserved fragrance can be sexy, sometimes a sporty fragrance I usually wouldn't be that fond of.
i think Opium Pour Homme could be sexy when im like 35. right now its a little risky for me, but i still like to wear it
from what I own :
1. Carolina Herrera for Men
2. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
3. Dolce & Gabbana By Man
4. YSL Rive Gauche
...don't own 'em but Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan and Juicy Couture's Dirty English are pretty sexy IMHO (hehe SL and Juicy in one sentence...funny)
Bulgari PH Soir
i wore Armani Code today and a girl straight up told me i smell sexy
Based on responses from my wife (which is the opinion that matters most for this!), mine would be:
Kilian Straight To Heaven
TF Tobacco Vanille
Surrati's version of TF Oud Wood
Honorable Mention of Xerjoff Modoc
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Mr. Bond, you missed my point completely. Your argument against me doesn't work very well, since I agree with it wholeheartedly!
It would be goddamn refreshing if one of these sexy-threads would focus on what is sexy in a particular setting. Do you guys really think same fragrances are sexy, say, with a black tie and with a sporty outfit? Not ever have I thought a fragrance is sexy when I've been smelling it alone, without imaging a person that should be wearing it. That is, fragrance is never just sexy, it's sexy in some particular way. What happens when I smell for example a fragrance I've imagined a femme fatale should wear on a, say, young trendy girl? Not sexy!
What I'm trying to say with this is, that there are so many ways a person can be sexy. Same applies to fragrances. For this reason throwing names over and over and over again in a vacuum is tiring.
What's up with that attitude? None of that was directed to you, and I was not crying. I'm sorry if I came out as a whining dickhead, but my point was positive and productive.
I've been here for 6 years, and I've seen countless "top x sexy fragrance" -threads. I'm not saying we shouldn't talk about sexy fragrances - of course we should! What I'm trying to do is to contribute, so that the discussion about sexy fragrances would make more sense and be more detailed and interesting.
Just read through this thread and have a few observations.
1) Why does everytime someone say "panty dropper" some take offense to it. The term is obviously being used jokingly.
2) Surprised by the lack of aquatics mentioned here.
3) Surprised by the lack of mentions of Allure Homme Sport here.
4) Surprised by the mentions of Obsession for Men here.
1. Allure Home Sport by Chanel
2. Rochas Man
3. Zino Davidoff
4. 1 Milion Paco Rabanne
5. Fleur Du Male JPG
Fahrenheit isnt sexy? I went through this thread and didnt see one mention unless i looked over it
Rochas (The age range of female attention is quite interesting with this one)
Amouage Homage Attar
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
JPG Le Male
Sean Jean Unforgivable
Perry Ellis 360 Red
Hanae Mori HM
Aqualina Blue Sugar
Absolute Pour Le Soir
Santal de Mysore
1740 Marquis de Sade
As a relative newb, my list of frags that have got the most positive female comments are as follows:
2. L'Eau D'Issey
3. Hanae Mori HM
4. Cool Water
Are you saying the lack of edginess is positive?
Clive Christian #1
Bulgari Black. That's it.
1. Allure Homme Sport
2. Bleu de Chanel
3. 212 men
4. Versace pour homme
5. Cool Water
In terms of ones where i've had very positive responses:
Dior Homme Intense
Le Labo Patchouli 24
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Spiritueuse double vanille
Straight to heaven
Green irish tweed, Millésime Impérial, Reflection man
From female feedback and personal taste:
Mugler - A*Men & Pure Malt
Creed - Aventus & Green Irish Tweed
As of right now, in no specific order
Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
Wow, tastes are so different.
I hate Musc Ravageur, to me it's so disgusting. Well, I'll give it one more chance....
Tobacco Vanille is too foody for me. I got a 10 ml decant bought blind. An ok scent but nothing spectacular, would never buy a full bottle...
So mine are currently (without order and more than 5)
L'Air du désert marocain (the late drydown is so sexy!)
Jicky (drydown is pure sex)
Déclaration (sex in a bottle)
Cuir de Russie
Bois des Îles
Maybe in the future Eau d'Hermès, still undecided
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CREED Aventus, GIT and Original santal
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille e Black Orchid EDP
La Nuit YSL
A*men, Pure Malt and Pure Havane
Here's my territorial pissing:
APOM Pour Homme
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
No specific order
YSL La Nuit
Bleu de Chanel
No order. Aventus, Carner Barcelona Cuirs, Pure Distance M, Amber Absolute. No FIFTH lol
Amouage Dia Man ( always hits the mark when things heat up)
Onda ( brings out the wild untamed side .....good on one ....better on both)
Geisha Noir ( marketed as unisex but leaning toward masculine .....stimulant for the senses)
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Dior Homme Intense is the epitome of sexy.
Current top 10 (No order):
1. Pure Havane
2. Menthe Fraiche
3. Tobacco Vanille
4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
5. Green Irish Tweed
7. Musc Ravageur
8. Tonka Imperial
9. Gucci Pour Homme II
10. Dior Homme Intense
Muscs Koublai Khan
L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme
I see this as a fairly open question. The top five 'sexy' fragrances could mean scents that seem sexy to me and make me feel desirable and attractive, it could mean scents that draw the most compliments, it could mean scents that have some kind of aphrodisiac quality, or it could mean scents women like or seem to appreciate.
Well for scents that make me feel desirable and attractive (partly perhaps due to the feedback I've received on them over the years) the no.1 is vintage Givenchy Gentleman. I could list others, but it's not something I've ever thought about. If I was in the mood to feel this way why would I wear my second best? Or fifth best?
For scents that draw the most compliments I'd have to once again put vintage Givenchy Gentleman in the list, but others are Montale's Sandflowers, Lanvin L'homme (of all things!) Obsession (the women's) Mandarina Duck Pure Black, and Givenchy's Into The Blue. These have all garnered a number compliments of late.
Scents that seem to work as aphrodisiacs? Well, from my point of view I'd have to say Fille d'Eve, Love, Chloe; Habinata, Tabac Blond, Annick Goutal's Tuberose and Gardenia Passion, the original Chloe, vintage Fracas, vintage Samsara, vintage Je Reviens and Dans la Nuit, and Love's Baby Soft. Yes, Love's Baby Soft (don't knock it)
Lastly I can mention some scents my wife appreciates: Givenchy Gentleman, Worth Pour Homme (vintage and reformulation) Chopard's Noble Cedar, and many a gourmand or vanilla-based scent.
#1 Amouage Reflection Man
Dior Homme Intense
Midnight in Paris
Allure Homme Edition Blanche
Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
Hmmmm I'll go with these
1. Dior Homme Intense
2. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
3. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
4. Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme
5. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
D&G The One
Diesel Fuel For Life (surprisingly)
Dior Homme Intense
Jaipur Homme, edp,
Midnight in Paris, edp,
Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense.
Tom Ford Noir de Noir
Ormond Jayne Homme
#TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89
In no particular order,
TF Noir de Noir
TF Tobacco Vanille
Midnight in Paris
Current Top 5:
1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Modern, sexy and unique:
Oud Wood (Tom Ford)
Runner-ups: Lumiere Noire, Helmut Lang EDC, Le Male
Sales thread here