So many of the fragrances I like are marketed for men, that sometimes I forget which Fragrance Board I'm reading. I made that mistake yesterday, when I was perusing the women's fragrance section at Dillards. I'd heard such rave reviews and comments about "L'Eau d'Issey." So, when I spied a bottle across the throng of Christmas shoppers, I waded over to it. (My goodness, I hate shopping during the holidays.)

The smell was completely not alluring to me at all. And then it dawned on me that I was sniffing the version marketed for women, and that I possibly was mistakenly sniffing the wrong thing.

That happened for me with Rive Gauche and Rive Gauche pour Homme, as well, only vice versa.

For those who have sniffed both versions, what are their differences? And which do you personally prefer and why?