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    Default Matching fragrances to your look

    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?

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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?
    Not really.

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    Yes I do and that is reason why I wear certain fragrances (which I feel are more wearing me than I am wearing them) only when I am in right mood for them or am not around other people. I remember that there was old thread with people posting their pics and other recommending fragrances for them. IMO it would not be bad idea to start such thread again.
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    In my opinion if you are wearing a leatherjacket the Perfect scent would be Fahrenheit...

    When i wore my aero jacket i always sprayed some Fahrenheit.

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    Interesting thread. If the fragrance wore me it would matter.

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    Nah.

    But I do feel extra regal when I wear certain sandalwood perfumes.

    Its subjective though because I created the link between sandalwood and the feeling of regal.

    In the same way I associated lemon, orange and geranium for summer.

    Do I stick to these associations? No but they're generally there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Yes I do and that is reason why I wear certain fragrances (which I feel are more wearing me than I am wearing them) only when I am in right mood for them or am not around other people. I remember that there was old thread with people posting their pics and other recommending fragrances for them. IMO it would not be bad idea to start such thread again.
    sounds interesting. maybe we should !
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    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

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    My fragrances are beautiful. =)

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    I think that obese people wearing for example Blue Sugar could send a wrong message.

    Personally I find some scents too youthful and sweet for me. I prefer grown up ladies' scents to it.

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    Perhaps, but I never really cared about what was "suitable" for my looks. If I had to choose a fragrance based on my looks, I'd always be wearing some light fruity citrusy scent. bleh That being said, there are times when I do feel the urge to wear a scent that compliments my clothing. For instance, when dressed casually in the summer I'll often opt for a more tropical scent. Liikewise, if dressed in black for an evening out, I'll usually choose something a bit more edgy with leather or heavy spice notes.

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    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.

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    Well ,that is a MUST for me. I am matching fragrances with my looks because I match looks with every activity I do .
    So when I do business I dress smart and wear something sophisticated , when I hang out with the guys I dress casual and wear my signature scent .

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    This is something I've been thinking about. Like most of us here, I wear a selection of fragrances, and would like to know if some 'suit' me better than others. Not really sure how to assess this, as my own views are subjective, and based more on my preferences and (perhaps) my perceptions of myself (and indeed my perceptions of certain fragrances). I suspect there is more to this than simply how one looks and how one dresses...

    I'm not sure that I would necessarily limit my choices based on suitability, but I am interested in the concept...

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    Though there aren't hard and fast rules about it, I would say that I try to co-ordinate my scent and my appearance most days.

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    Though there aren't hard and fast rules about it, I would say that I try to co-ordinate my scent and my appearance most days.

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    No...I am not sure what would constitute a tall fragrance etc....answer is always the same....I wear what I feel like wearing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    My fragrances are beautiful. =)
    hehe

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    I wear what I feel like wearing and I am into unsiex scents as well as exclusively male fragrances. I wear what I feel is ME no matter what.
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
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    Not quite.
    The way you look (Not physical appearance) = Your personality, which ultimately dictates what fragrance you typically will wear...of course taste is the most important thing.
    Physical appearance isn't something you decide on, it's genetic, for the most part. I can't really see someone making a choice based on something they had no choice in.

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    I match my scent with my mood. But I can relate to smelling things and thinking, 'this is for a blonde', 'this is for a good girl', this is.. etc. , so it is more of a 'personality' assessment. Yes, in a way it would be fun to have people suggest what may suit you based on your pic. I have tried mentally matching a few acquaintances with possible frags they could wear but haven't been very successful.
    I guess my fragrance love has one main subject - myself.

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    Occasionally, but the climate and occasion are more important.

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    I believe that really obese people should not wear gourmand fragrances.
    No offense, just saying.

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    It's a free country (for now) wear what you like when you like.

    As for me, I always try to have a scent that is a match for my clothing and the season. Today I'm in a suit and it's about 65 degrees and dreary. I have TDH EDP on. I would not wear Creed VIW on such a day with such an outfit.

    Obese and skinny people can wear what they want. Geez, people are judgmental. People in those situations have it hard enough without us "perfect" people telling them what cologne to wear in addition to how much soda they can drink. Please.
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    I just go by how heavy (cloying) a fragrance is and whether it would be overbearing for the situation. I have my work friendly fragrances, casual, lounging, and formal fragrances. Lounging to me is shorts and a T-Shirt, casual collared shirt and jeans, and formal would be shirt and tie.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Default Re: Matching fragrances to your look

    I suppose it depends on whether one thinks of fragrance as a sign/symbol or as art.

    If it is something that signifies something to someone, then scents can be matched to looks based on all manner of different communicative intentions, conventional meanings, and predicted receptions.

    If fragrance is art, then it might be conceived of as a world unto itself i.e. if one is appreciating perfumery for themselves and the world thus revealed is entirely sensual and technical (notes, etc). At this level, it basically doesn't matter whether the scent matches the look because that isn't the point.

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    I just go by how heavy (cloying) a fragrance is and whether it would be overbearing for the situation. I have my work friendly fragrances, casual, lounging, and formal fragrances. Lounging to me is shorts and a T-Shirt, casual collared shirt and jeans, and formal would be shirt and tie.
    I have a similar approach. Powerhouse frags wouldn't cut it at my workplace because of increasing awareness of "fragrance sensitivity."

    Dirty English and M Generation for work. Burberry London would also be good, but my supply has run out.

    Sung Homme for casual or lounging, Happy or D&G Masculine for same, but only in winter.

    Gengis Khan for dressing up.

    But then sometimes I mix it up because I want to smell something regardless of what I'm wearing or doing...

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    Default Re: Matching fragrances to your look

    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.
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    I simply wear what smells good to me. I guess I've never really thought about what matches my appearance. I do however, often find myself trying to match a frag to the "occasion" or situation, along with the weather based on what "feels right" for me at the time.
    Currently wearing: Original Vetiver by Creed

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    Yes, totally: the same way punk music doesn't suit a relaxed senior on a lawn chair.

    Fragrances that don't suit people stand out to me like an off-key note in a chord. Then again, I suppose I'm a fragrance snob
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    Default Re: Matching fragrances to your look

    I have been known to get hung up standing in front of my collection deciding what would be best suited to what I am wearing, but this is an occasional problem, not an every day kind of thing.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
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    Default Re: Matching fragrances to your look

    Quote Originally Posted by rbaker View Post
    Occasionally, but the climate and occasion are more important.
    +1 An approach I have adopted for myself, with pleasing results.

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    What scent goes with the urban lumberjack look?
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