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    I just bought my first bottle of Mitsouko EdP. I remember the first time I smelled it; I was mesmerized and hooked on it's beautiful melody of notes.
    How do you wear it? Do you spray your chest and wrist or in addition spray your shirt? My skin usually eats fragrances for dinner and I have to spray my shirt and sometimes my hair, but not so much with Mitsouko. It generally lasts for about 3-4 hours and longer as a closer to the skin fragrance.
    I have quite a few samples of fragrances considered unisex (ie. Chanel no.19, Cuir de Lancome, Shalimar...) and I have worn them around the house, but I haven't grown a larger pair enough to wear them out! I love all of them and I want to wear my new Mitsouko proudly down the street, but I think it's so ingrained in a lot of men to not wear "womanly" things that I HAVE to get over. Any words of Wisdom for me?

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    Do whatever you like without compromise: this is you!
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    Don't have it yet, but if I'd have the opportunity, I'd probably wear it.
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    My favourite version is the still-with-oakmoss extrait; to me it is earthy and round with full, ripe peaches.
    The current EdP is altogether a much brighter and more youthful affair that leaps off the skin.
    Instantly recognisable - I was lucky enough to sit next to a woman on the tube a couple of weeks ago who was wearing it.
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    I wish I could wear womanly fragrances. They tend to be so well better made than mens fragrances, generally speaking. It's not that I don't have the cohones to pull it off, I just don't like the feminine scents on my skin. I envy the guy who can pull it off.

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    When I tried it some time ago in a shop I got peach and this horrid peanut butter vibe, it really put me off to say the least.

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    Default Re: Men That Wear Mitsouko

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    When I tried it some time ago in a shop I got peach and this horrid peanut butter vibe, it really put me off to say the least.
    Wow! Jack, I had never heard that before. That would be a turn off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    I wish I could wear womanly fragrances. They tend to be so well better made than mens fragrances, generally speaking. It's not that I don't have the cohones to pull it off, I just don't like the feminine scents on my skin. I envy the guy who can pull it off.
    senore01 I love to wear some that are more masculine and not nauseatingly floral/fruity. I especially like the ones that settle into leather notes, so, a chypre like Mitsouko is a suprise for me to love. I just started becoming interested in unisex fragrances when I joined BN's?!
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    Mitsouko is perfectly masculine. I'm sure that, if smelled out of context, a casual sniffer would not be able to say it's a feminine. Besides, as you say, feminines are now syrupy florals.

    This is the first step. You will then be able to move to Joy, Rive Gauche, Anais Anais and more.

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    Default Re: Men That Wear Mitsouko

    I have worn all the frags you mentioned in public, and no one raised an eyebrow. They may be marketed to women but they smell great, and Mitsouko would smell good on anyone IMHO.

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    I was very confused as i noticed after joing in BN, that many men use womens perfumes. If i smelled somewhere some man using women's perfume, it would confuse me a lot. But that does not mean that i would be small-minded or disapproved it, it's just that i couldn't use myself a feminine perfumes. I agree that if one likes to wear them, there is no reason for not to do so. Everyone should wear whatever they enjoy!
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    I wear shalimar edp, so dont be shy with mitsouko... fragrance have no gender
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    Default Re: Men That Wear Mitsouko

    Charlie Chaplin's signature fragrance was Mitsouko, if I'm not mistaken. His Mitsouko will not have been the same as the one we have today, but I think it's still pretty unisex. The older the vintage the better. My favorites to wear are the 70s/80s EdC, and the PdT from the 80s. I also have the current EdP, and would not hesitate to wear it. Maybe go a bit light though to see how it works on you throughout the day.
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    This is by far my most favorite and easy to wear womens frag. I initially bought it for my girlfriend but then decided to get my own bottle. I think fragrances from way back then are really considered more unisex by todays standards. I also own a good sized amount of Shalimar Perfume de Toilette which I think is also stunning on a man. Chanels Cuir de Russie, Bois des Iles, and Cuir by Lancome(I own them all!) are all designated for women but very wearable for men. Have no shame my friend, you are not alone in wearing what you like when you like!

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    I love wearing Mitsouko EdP. And I'm quite triggerhappy with it als well.
    1 or 2 at the neck, 1 at the back of my head in my hear, 1 at my chest or on my shirt and 1 on each hand or arm.
    People are amazed when they ask me what I'm wearing and I tell 'em it's a womans fragrance and it's almost a hundred years old.
    Just started on my 2nd bottle and I'm sure I will always keep it in my collection. Magical stuff!

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    I heart men who wear Mitsy
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    I've seen old ladies wear this. If they can, you can!

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    It's a BEAUTIFUL scent but I would definitely by embarrassed is someone recognized it on me (to be truly honest). But the reality is that even though it is instantly recognizable to a fraghead, it's not like the average joe will say "THATS MISOUKO! ITS FOR CHICKS" or something like that. I think we overplay that for scents that aren't 1 million or other very common among younger crowds are instantly recognizable. I don't think anyone would know unless they themsleves are old ladies who wear it regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    I just bought my first bottle of Mitsouko EdP. I remember the first time I smelled it; I was mesmerized and hooked on it's beautiful melody of notes.
    How do you wear it? Do you spray your chest and wrist or in addition spray your shirt? My skin usually eats fragrances for dinner and I have to spray my shirt and sometimes my hair, but not so much with Mitsouko. It generally lasts for about 3-4 hours and longer as a closer to the skin fragrance.
    I have quite a few samples of fragrances considered unisex (ie. Chanel no.19, Cuir de Lancome, Shalimar...) and I have worn them around the house, but I haven't grown a larger pair enough to wear them out! I love all of them and I want to wear my new Mitsouko proudly down the street, but I think it's so ingrained in a lot of men to not wear "womanly" things that I HAVE to get over. Any words of Wisdom for me?

    Peace and Thanks Guys!
    Good for you, Gardens! Mitsy is wonderful on anyone if they enjoy it. I have the parfum and the EDP and enjoy both.

    Wear what you like and don't apologise to anyone for it.

    So many scents go unappreciated because both sexes get scared off by the gender label. You might also try Jolie Madame (leather violet) and Bandit (leather) if you love smoky floral leather of Cuir de Lancome, which is what I would want on a desert island.

    And you MUST try Vol de Nuit in the parfum!
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    I have a decant of the current EdP. I find the EdT to be less peachy and more mossy, with a yeast like smell that iw a bit hard to overcome. The same for the extrait. So, my favourite rendition is the EdP with the silky bright peach notes slowly melting into a vetiver drydown. Definitely a unisex, when the first 10 minutew or so with thir grandmotherly vibe are over.'
    As I have a decant without atomizer I just dab it on y neck, which works fine (a bit difficult to dose so). I find it to be extremely substantial and long lasting without ever becoming overbearing. It has an extreme slow transition between the phases, which I havenever seen before. After 5-6 hrs on skin it still develops...

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    Wore it on my arm tonight and my wife said "EWWWW....SMELLS LIKE A GRANDMOTHER".

    LOL

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    It's quite a moody one but I enjoy the PDT.

    Go and smell your way along the top shelf of all the latest 'Men's Colognes' out there at any given time and then find a few classic 'Women's' chypres like Mitsouko, Bandit or even lighter stuff like Eau de Patou & Sous le Vent, and then tell me with a straight face that vanilla bombs like 1 Million, Spicebomb, Tobacco Vanille are 'masculine' and Mitsouko is 'feminine'.

    The 90's saw the advent of 'clean' for men, and the last decade has added sugar. On the evolutionary scale we've gone from Perrier to 7Up

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    It's quite a moody one but I enjoy the PDT.

    Go and smell your way along the top shelf of all the latest 'Men's Colognes' out there at any given time and then find a few classic 'Women's' chypres like Mitsouko, Bandit or even lighter stuff like Eau de Patou & Sous le Vent, and then tell me with a straight face that vanilla bombs like 1 Million, Spicebomb, Tobacco Vanille are 'masculine' and Mitsouko is 'feminine'.

    The 90's saw the advent of 'clean' for men, and the last decade has added sugar. On the evolutionary scale we've gone from Perrier to 7Up
    LOL! I like your metaphor. I think of Jolie Madame and Bandit and compare them to your "vanilla bombs." I guess this is the modern "masculine" version of the current women's fruity floral.
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    Perrier to 7up, very well said.

    Were it not that it's now more Kool Aid than 7up ...

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    Mitsouko has been my signature scent for many years; so much so, that friends can identify my presence in a room by association with the scent, sight unseen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    Mitsouko has been my signature scent for many years; so much so, that friends can identify my presence in a room by association with the scent, sight unseen.
    Nick! How nice to see you back. Yes, I thought of you and your beloved Mitsy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by döfä91 View Post
    If i smelled somewhere some man using women's perfume, it would confuse me a lot.
    My guess is that you wouldn't know. Unless you're already familiar with a perfume and know it by name, most people wouldn't be able to tell just from smelling it whether it's marketed to men or women.

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    Wear it!

    I'd be more afraid wearing something like Victoria Secret's Dream Angel's because IMO that's what 'Women Smell Like' where I live, they sure don't smell like Mitsouko (even though I wish they did).
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    Somehow I never get the grandma vibe. On my skin Mitsouko is just a wonderfully mossy chypre. Perfectly unisex imho.
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    I never got the grandma vibe either. The Mitsouko I know is much more butch than something like Dior Homme or all of the sweet gourmands that are so popular.
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    I don't get the "grandmotherly" smell either. I think that comment is coming from people that have not smelt a miraculous chypre if it blew up their nose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Good for you, Gardens! Mitsy is wonderful on anyone if they enjoy it. I have the parfum and the EDP and enjoy both.

    Wear what you like and don't apologise to anyone for it.

    So many scents go unappreciated because both sexes get scared off by the gender label. You might also try Jolie Madame (leather violet) and Bandit (leather) if you love smoky floral leather of Cuir de Lancome, which is what I would want on a desert island.

    And you MUST try Vol de Nuit in the parfum!
    I will make it a point to try Volde Nuit and thanks for the other hints! Your a Doll!
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