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    Default What "womens" frags work great for men

    I will start by say Black Orchid. My gf bought this for me and i dont even think she knew it was a womans frag. Anywho...i love it and enjoy wearing it.

    Im sure Chanel will make this list.

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    Too many to list. However the Chanel you speak of is Sycomore, I'm still surprised it's marketed towards women.

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    Default Re: What "womens" frags work great for men

    None I can think of.

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    However the Chanel you speak of is Sycomore, I'm still surprised it's marketed towards women.
    On Chanel's website, Sycomore is not listed under women's or men's. It's listed under Les Exclusifs de Chanel with no gender designation.

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    I can't really even make a distinction anymore. I'm wearing Miss Dior (the 1947 one!) today and I struggle to find anything feminine in it. It smells like an old library.

    Some of my standbys:

    Jicky
    Shalimar (though the GF complains it's too feminine)
    Diorella
    Bal a Versailles
    Hiris
    Y
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Default Re: What "womens" frags work great for men

    Mitsouko
    Shalimar PdT
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Sycomore
    Lots more I cant think of, but most were created way before frags were really geared towards men and so they were only listed as for women.

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    If you can wear Black Orchid then I think it is safe to say that you can wear pretty much any women fragrances that you like . Give the following a try

    Everything from Lolita Lempicka
    Everything from Thierry Mugler
    FlowerBomb by Viktor & Rolf
    Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari
    Hypnotic Poison by Dior
    Midnight Poison by Dior
    No 19 & 5 by Chanel
    Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Too many to count, I agree, but for starters:

    (Rule of thumb is wear what you like.)

    Shalimar
    Shalimar Initial
    Jicky
    Mitsouko
    Bandit
    Jolie Madame
    Cabochard
    Miss Dior (vintage version)
    Vol de Nuit
    Narcisse Noir
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Chanel No. 19
    Chanel No. 19 Poudre
    Alien
    Cuir de Lancome
    Habanita
    Chanel Coco Noir
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Vintage Cachet is one that rarely gets mentioned, and I vastly prefer Shalimar Light to original Shalimar. I also like vintage Ma Griffe, but as others have said, "too many to mention."

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    The classic Guerlains and most Caron fountain extraits.

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    Default Re: What "womens" frags work great for men

    IMH experience,

    - orientals,
    - some chypres

    Floral, aldehydic and floral aldehydes don't work on me. Please be aware, I said "on me". I know many in Basenotes enjoying these.

    The bottom line is: try by yourself.

    If I have to mention brands: too many. Among these, Obsession, Must, Habanita, Coromandel, Sycomore, Jersey, La Basier du Dragon, Quartz, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Je Reviens, Cabochard, Chanel N° 19, Midnight Posion, Hypnotic Poison, Magie Noire, Dior Homme... and any other I havn't tried.

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    Just because I wore it the other day and everyone else is mentioning either niche or vintage : try Versus Versace (2010 - purple box). Sweet but not cloying, projects ok and lasts a really long time.

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    Memoir Woman
    Hypnotic Poison
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    Default Re: What "womens" frags work great for men

    Though I've never tried it (unfortunately), I hear Epic Woman is one hell of a scent (just like its Man companion).

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    Chanel No 19 for sure

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    Coco Chanel Parfum

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    i would never wear a womans fragrance.

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    One stands out -- BANDIT

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    Amouage Epic Woman

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikthegreek View Post
    i would never wear a womans fragrance.
    You've obviously walked into the wrong thread then. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    Many of the ones I find wearable have been mentioned here already, but I'll cast my vote for:

    Jicky
    Mitsouko
    Vol de Nuit
    Cabochard
    Aromatics Elixir
    Azuree
    Alliage
    Shalimar Parfum Initial l'Eau
    Jubilation 25
    Diorella
    Dioressence
    Bal a Versailles
    Angel
    Givenchy III
    31 Rue Cambon
    Y

    There are some mentioned here that I'm not comfortable with, including Shalimar and many of the Carons, for example - but everyone is different. I may change my mind about that eventually.
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    Currently, these are the women’s fragrances I have in my year long rotation. I’m still testing some of them.

    SPRING:
    Aimez-Moi EDT
    Amazone
    Armani
    Azuree
    Casaque
    Coriandre
    Cuir Cordoba
    Dioressence
    Dhajala edp
    Givenchy III
    Gucci No 3
    Intimate
    Joy Parfum
    Kingdom
    Le Temps d'Une Fete
    Leonard by Leonard
    Miss Dior Cologne
    Mitsouko
    Moment Supreme
    Parfum de Peau
    Rose Poivree
    Sensuous
    Vacances
    Vivara
    Vivre

    SUMMER:
    Absynthe
    Bronze Goddess
    Bigarade
    Calandre
    Cucumber
    Eau De Givenchy
    Eau De Patou
    Eau Ed Rochas
    Eau Parfumee au The Vert Extreme
    Envy for women
    Extract of Limes
    Grass Oil Cologne
    Tendre Poison

    FALL:
    ACCENTI
    Aphrodisia
    Badgley Mischka
    Capucci de Capucci
    Chanel 5
    Chaos
    XS Extreme Girl
    Femme
    Féminité Du Bois
    Fendi
    GFF Donna (GFF F.)
    Habanita
    Hot Couture collection #1
    Knowing
    La Perla
    Ma Liberté
    Moods
    Oblique REW
    Paloma Picasso
    Quadrille
    Rumba
    Salvador Dali
    Strip
    Theorema
    Woodhue
    Y
    Yohji

    WINTER:
    24, faubourg
    Absolu
    Alien
    Alien Essence Absolue
    100% LOVE mini
    ANNE KLEIN II
    Arpege
    Bal a Versailles
    Balahe
    Bandit Parfum
    Black Cashmere
    Boudoir
    Cuir de Lancome
    Dune
    Eau De Parfum - Helmut lang
    Hypnotic poison
    KL parfum
    L
    L'Arte di Gucci
    La Nuit - Paco Rabanne
    Le Feu Dissey
    Le baiser dragon
    Lolita Lempicka
    Magical Moon
    Magie Noir
    Moschino
    My Sin
    Mystere
    Obsession
    Opium
    Organza Indecence
    Poison
    Shalimar, parfum
    Tabu
    Youth dew Amber Nude
    Zen
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikthegreek View Post
    i would never wear a womans fragrance.
    You must be a hoot at parties.
    My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    On Chanel's website, Sycomore is not listed under women's or men's. It's listed under Les Exclusifs de Chanel with no gender designation.
    Interesting, on both Basenotes and Fragantica it's listed as feminine.

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    Diorella & Bandit!


    Also Cuir de Russie, with not tamed hesitation and Sycomore not doubt at all.
    Last edited by Papi Le Bon; 21st November 2012 at 06:20 PM.

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    Ones I wear and own:

    Jicky
    Hypnotic Poison
    Cuir Beluga
    Sycomore
    Coromandel

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    and

    plus:

    Norell
    Arpege for women
    Bleu de Chine
    Diva
    Manifesto
    Omar Sharif pour femme
    Zinnia Floris
    White ginger

    and many, many more
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    you said it girlfriend aint that the truth lord have mercy my sweet cherry pie x
    Quote Originally Posted by nikthegreek View Post
    i would never wear a womans fragrance.

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    Angel Thierry Mugler

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    I salute mr. Stinky for such a thorough list. Any good fragrance will smell good on anyone. Imagine that. Sure there may be individual tastes and perhaps personal chemistry issues with certain kinds of scents or certain notes, but most fragrances marketed to men and women share the same basic chemicals, notes, scents...there is no "note" that is found exclusively in fragrances marketed to one sex or the other, so it's just a matter of proportions and concentrations. Is there a concentration of a certain chemical that forces one fragrance to develop one sex or another? Who decides? What if a concentration is just over or under that arbitrary limit? Tastes have changed a lot even in a few decades. Fragrances that may have been marketed to one sex 80 years ago might have much more in common with fragrances marketed to another sex now. Who knows in another decade or two what the fashion may be? The distinctions may be meaningful to some youngster lacking confidence in himself or herself who needs a masculine or feminine marketing campaign to reinforce the gender identity, but once one has developed some confidence in that department, the arbitrary distinctions mean nothing, and it's just a question of what smells good on you. As it should be. Pardon my rant.

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    The kiss of the dragon , my favorite

    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    The Dior Poisons.
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    I think Paco Rabanne's "Metal". I want some!

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    Amouage Reflection For Woman... So gooood.
    The butterfly
    perfuming its wings
    fans the orchid

    --Basho

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    My favorite is Kingdom by Alexander McQueen.

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    There are loads, but I especially enjoy Edwardian Bouquet
    Formerly known as Inselaffe

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    Bell' Antonio is one of my top rated and according to the directory for the ladies only!

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    Dior Homme.

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    ^^^ugh


    Anyway, By Kilian Love

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    Wearing Magie Noir today. Works quite well. Apart from that my penis fell off earlier and I really started to fancy a male colleague.

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    Definitely Hypnotic Poison from Dior. This is one of my all time favorite fragrances, male or female.

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    Aramis J.H.L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balthazar View Post
    Aramis J.H.L
    J.H.L. is a men's scent. Perhaps you’re referring to cinnabar.
    For those about to stink, I salute you!

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    Eau de Soir (Sisley)

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