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    I got no idea what kind of frags would suit me. Personalitywise I would say the ones I love also suit me. I got a comment from a SA telling me that Bel Ami suits me much better than amazone. So I guess that means "edgy" fragrances with a statement. Could be feminine or masculine. I detest nice, girly frags and I am also not nice anc girly. As for the physical appearance, dunno.... I'm relatively tall and not skinny and more or less blonde. Don't know if all my frags, especially the heavier, spicier ones, suit a middle blonde with light skin. But I don't care. I guess personality and taste is more important. On the other and, when for exampoe thinking of my boss with light skin and red hair, I just can't see him pull off heavy stuff. Well, he doesn't actually wear anything, so I don't have the experience...

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    No. I'm 5'8" and 125lbs, I'll go to work today wearing jeans, and I might wear Fracas, Knize Ten, Egoiste, or Kiehl's Musk. And nobody's going to complain that my perfume doesn't match my look. I think we forget that the rest of the world isn't obsessed with fragrance and most people probably wouldn't recognize what we're wearing anyhow.
    Currently wearing: Mitsouko by Guerlain

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    The way I dress is totally separate from the fragrance I wear. Period. Two separate things in my mind.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Rose Ambre by Fragonard

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    I usually determine what I'm spraying on that day will be best suited for the weather and the occasion
    Since I dress for the occasion what I will spray for the occasion will usually match

    I think if a person cares for their fashion, they will care for what they spray for the occasion

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    I don't "match" outfits to scent at all.

    I can wear the same outfit and choose a different scent each time.

    I do choose my scent, however, according to the company I plan to keep and don't wear anything loud at work.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Rose Ambre by Fragonard

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    I tend to look the same every day, so it would make for a boring hobby if I had to 'match' the fragrance.
    Currently wearing: Bel Ami by Hermès

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    What scent goes with the urban lumberjack look?
    nvm
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    Not really, I use to think of a scent more like a complement and even a contrast to my looks, almost like a mask or a costumely outfit showing hidden sides of myself, far more than just looks-wise.
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    What scent goes with the urban lumberjack look?
    Terre d' Hermes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    I'm a middle aged white man driving an eighteen wheeler, rocking to Beethoven on my Ipod, while wearing Chanel No. 5. The notion that a fragrance could have a gender or be innapropriate seems completely nonsensical to me. Refusing to bow down to social convention has it's consequences of course.
    LOL, the road is a lonely place...they must love you at the truck stops.

    Seriously though, I match my colognes to my style all of the time. Then again, I might be a little OCD. Different colors get different colognes. Formal and casual get different colognes. I don't think that it's necessary for others to do this, just one of my strange habits(there are several).

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    Rather than focusing on physicality influencing scents, I think scents are more a reflection a one's persona at a given time, which would encompass a myriad of considerations at the time of choice, such as mood, weather, dress attire, etc.

    I view a fragrance as an extension of one's essence on that day, and view the particular scent as an embellishment and enrichment of one's person.

    (As an aside, occasionally, there is an incongruence in the selection, intentionally or otherwise, which would be either be a flop or an interesting contrast.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    No. I'm 5'8" and 125lbs, I'll go to work today wearing jeans, and I might wear Fracas, Knize Ten, Egoiste, or Kiehl's Musk. And nobody's going to complain that my perfume doesn't match my look. I think we forget that the rest of the world isn't obsessed with fragrance and most people probably wouldn't recognize what we're wearing anyhow.
    True, most people will probably think one just smells plain weird anyhow, unless it's something very mainstream/contemporary.

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    you look like your frags
    them frags look like you!
    Currently wearing: Encre Noire by Lalique

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    The best answer I can give is...sort of. I wear a frag depending on how I feel that day. Sometimes what I'm doing that day, or how I'm dressed that day will play into he equation, but I usually just go with how I'm feeling. Do I want something light? Fruity? Woody? Room-filling projection? Close to me? Etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    What scent goes with the urban lumberjack look?
    There's one called Lumberjack Werewolf by Smell Bent that might go with your look.

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    I think that commercials or marketeers want us to believe that if you wear a certain fragrance, you're becoming the person they describe. For example a rich manager, a muscled sporter... For me that has the wrong effect. I find the model for D&G's Light Blue so "of another planet" (=stupid perfection) that I really don't want to smell the stuff.

    I think it's very discriminating that one shouldn't wear a certain fragrance because he is older, a brunette...

    Just spray what you like ;-)

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    Oh my gosh, I love this post!
    Quote Originally Posted by joe mcclaine View Post
    As my BMI is officially 'butter' and I have a face like a bag of smashed crabs I find I can wear pretty much anything and still get the same effect.
    I wear the fragrances I like, and I am lucky if my socks match most days. Best not to over think it.

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    I associate fragrances with clothing more than actual physical appearance, but even then it's not much.
    Last edited by Switch245; 15th November 2012 at 06:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dagawami View Post
    Do you believe that certain fragrances are more suitable for certain looks? I'm not talking only about your clothing (e.g. suit/tie vs t-shirt/jeans), but also your physical appearance - e.g. youthful/mature, tall/short, fat/fit, blonde/brunette, tanned/fair, etc?

    Any examples you can think of?
    Nope. If I were to look at things that way, my collection would be 4, not 46 frags.

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    If that was the case, I curious which look would suit Salvador Dali?

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