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    Default male frags that can be unisex

    Are there any male frags that can be applied to women also.

    Is the dreamer a good candidate?

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    All of them.
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    I think of fragrances as "genderless" in general. Just like red isn't male or female.

    Nevertheless, some fragrances do appeal to me more as a woman than others when I'm considering a man's fragrance.

    I find anything that is very citrusy or that is strongly aquatic to smell quite neutral in terms of gender.

    With spicy scents it depends entirely on the scent.

    I noticed a Spicebomb scent strip in a magazine yesterday and tried it on my wrist. It seemed to have potential as a female fragrance to me. I'll have to try the actual scent when I get to a bigger city.
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    I wear Dreamer, DH, Spicebomb, A*Men TOF and Pure Havane. I would happily also wear Eau Sauvage, Guerlain Vetiver, YSL Pour Homme and any other old skool citrus chypre. I also wear MKK which many think leans towards the masculine and gets lots of love on the Male Frags forum.

    Im from the "if you love it wear it school"
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    I do generally prefer very stereotypically feminine fragrances to masculine ones, but I enjoy some classic masculines: Grey Flannel and Eau Sauvage are two.
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    I wear A*Men and Fahrenheit when the mood takes me





    EeeK, I've just done my first post on here!

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    Welcome TheDivineMrsM

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDivineMrsM View Post
    EeeK, I've just done my first post on here!
    Welcome, TheDivineMrsM!!

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    Some masculine frags are so appealing to me that I marvel that they were not made for women!
    Some of my 70s vintage favs are HO HANG - balenciaga & Comptoir Sud Gris (very rare).
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    Thank you Alityke and lilybelle

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    Habit Rouge, Green Irish Tweed, Millisime Imperial, APOM pour homme, 1725 Casanova, Invasion Barbare.

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    haven't smelled the dreamer--- but there are very few scents marketed to men which I would not also wear. I have many in my collection and wear them. No one has accussed me of being a cross-dressing female impersonator yet.
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    Lol, Knit!! I've been wearing fragrances from the men's aisle since I was a teen and nobody has accused me of being a cross dresser either. And I've worn some rather masculine scents, in terms of gender classification, Givenchy Gentleman being one of them, when I was a teen. I also like Equipage and Obsession for Men (vintage, I don't know the current version). All of the ones I've mentioned I feel comfortable wearing except for GG, which I haven't smelled in eons so I don't know how I would feel about it today. Jaipur Homme is also nice. I can see a female wearing that easily. NOT that people shouldn't wear whatever makes them happy - because I truly believe that - but it seems like one that would suit a woman well, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    haven't smelled the dreamer--- but there are very few scents marketed to men which I would not also wear. I have many in my collection and wear them. No one has accussed me of being a cross-dressing female impersonator yet.
    I have too many "men's" scents in my collection to count. Ditto for not being called a cross-dresser.

    I have and wear The Dreamer. It is not at the top of my list.

    I prefer Habit Rouge and Derby.
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    Gris Clair
    Tribute
    Sharif
    Memoir Man
    Yatagan
    Tirrenico
    Sel Marin
    Lyric Man
    Micallef's Gaiac
    Profumum's Olibanum
    Mecca Balsam
    Hindu Kush

    there's also a ton of sandalwood fragrances, too many to list

    etc, etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    All of them.
    theoretically, but in practicality no woman should wear polo green

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    Cactus Shot by Everlast: a sweet fig that's balanced just right, nothing particularly "masculine" about it, sort of a milder, more natural smelling Xeryus Rouge.

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    I think the dreamer can easily be worn by a woman. It is not my favourite, though.
    I do own and wear lots of male scents. I think it is also a matter of dosage. If you don't exaggerate, most scents will work.

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    I haven't tried The Dreamer. I own and wear Jil Sander Man Absolute (this is a scrumptious ambery-vanilla-leather) and Dior Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    theoretically, but in practicality no woman should wear polo green
    Says who?

    If she wants to wear it, she can damn well wear it - and I have known women who have worn it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Says who?

    If she wants to wear it, she can damn well wear it - and I have known women who have worn it.
    Thank you, JC. Fragrance is such a personal choice. No limits at all for anyone who enjoys a fragrance.
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    Another member of the all fragrance can be worn by any sex that wants to wear it. If you skin can pull it off then no problem.

    Hell I own and wear MPG Eau de Iles and many of the guys find it too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Another member of the all fragrance can be worn by any sex that wants to wear it. If you skin can pull it off then no problem.

    Hell I own and wear MPG Eau de Iles and many of the guys find it too much.
    Donna, I own and wear MPG Parfum d'Habit and a former BNer stated it was a "hairy-chested" leather scent.

    To each his own taste, or "chacun a son gout."
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Says who?

    If she wants to wear it, she can damn well wear it - and I have known women who have worn it.
    Thank you, I used to wear it all the time . Who can pull it off? A tomboy w/ long hair, skiinny jeans and boots. That's who can pull it off.

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    Hey! There's a cologne named Givenchy Pi. That cologne smells like straight VANILLA!!! Really. It's so feminine to me. It smells great, but I think I'd be too embarrassed to wear something like that.

    Another one is Ferrari Black. I actually love wearing that one. My sister calls it the "baby powder" cologne, and she's right. It smells like some expensive type of baby powder.

    Also, try Kenzo Power. That one is kind of strange. It's like deodorant soap mixed with sweet flowers.

    If I think of anything else, I'll let yall know.

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    I wore Chanel Egoiste Platinum for many years, and I'm a straight woman. LOVE that scent, it's far too good to wait for a man to wander past wafting it ...

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    If I like a fragrance, I wear it - couldn't care less whom it is marketed at.

    Elena Vosnaki always is a nice read on fumes. Here is her little compilation on GENDER BENDER.
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    I have (and wear) a number of scents that are thought of as traditionally more masculine, but I'm with everyone who says fragrance is genderless. Wear what you like, regardless of how it's marketed. Some "masculine" fragrances that I have (and wear) are:

    Serge Lutens Gris Clair, Chene, Cuir Mauresque, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre, and Muscs Koublai Khan
    L'Artisan L'eau du Navigateur
    MPG Eau des Iles
    Diptyque Eau Lente
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Halston Z14

    I love strong woody, leather, and spice notes, and I also love big florals like Carnal Flower and A La Nuit. My tastes are all over the map, and I really don't give a flying rat's ass whether the bottle comes from the men's counter or the women's counter.

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    I have to admit, I don't always know which scents are marketed to men vs. women unless I see them in department stores, where I rarely shop. I don't read fashion magazines or watch TV, so it's sometimes hard to tell. Fortunately, I also don't care.

    The only male-marketed fragrances I cannot imagine wearing are those that remind me of men's deodorant or traditional aftershave. No idea what this genre of scent is called, but there are a few notes (lime + cedar? dunno) these deodorants/fragrances share in common that scream "men's locker room" and are beyond my ability to wear without feeling a teensy bit too butch. They're OK on men but a bit dull, IMO.

    Judging by this thread and discussions I'm seeing over in the "Men's Fragrance" section (I still don't get why Basenotes segregates its audience by gender), I love and own the following man-market frags:

    M7 (a relatively gentle oud/amber)
    Five O'Clock au Gingembre (fairly boring spicy thing I should pass along)
    Encens et Lavande (exactly as it says: incense and lavender)
    Encens Flamboyant (balsam campfire)
    Idole by Lubin (sheer spicy wood)
    Guerlain Vetiver (sophisticated vetiver)
    Borneo 1834 (dust/dark cocoa/patchouli/thatch)
    Eau de Campagne (crunchy green tomato leaf)
    Agua de Colonia 1916 (fleeting herbal orange blossom)
    Bois Blond (wood shavings)

    There are plenty more I'd like to own but don't yet, including:
    Cuir de Russie (Chanel) (luxurious leather)
    Acqua di Parma Colonia line that I can never get straight (herbal colognes)
    L'Air du Desert Marocain (Middle Eastern souk)

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    My own preferred men's scent is Guerlains Heritage - a beautiful, deep and dry oriental for those of us with too narrow hips and too sallow faces to wear the full blown va-va-woom stuff that's meant to be worn by - how can I put it - more womanly women.

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