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    Hello everyone,

    I am new to the forums and in general a newer enthusiast too fragrance. I've always subscribe to the belief that a fragrance does not have a gender and you should be able to wear what you feel comfortable with. over the last several months I have tested a fair amount of fragrances and purchased some that I like. many of these fragrances have been women's perfume. I also found many clones that I like. I am in search of other fragrance that could be similar or that anyone would recommend. I am a gay man in his late twenties that enjoys unique scents. in general I don't enjoy extremely masculine woody scents. I also tend to not enjoy extreme citrus scents. Below is a list of my last five fragrance purchases.

    Tom Ford Black Orchid
    Tom Ford Violet Blonde
    Hanae Mori HM
    Theirry Muglier Alien
    Versace pour homme

    thank you for your input.

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    Dependent Francolino's Avatar
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    Jicky by Guerlain
    Mitsouko by Guerlain
    Jaipur pour homme by Boucheron
    too many to mention by Serge Lutens
    don't follow leaders, watch the parking meters !

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    Shalimar by Guerlain in any form
    Van Cleef & Arples pour Homme, the latest version or vintage...masculine but also a very nice floral
    Tea Rose by The Perfumer's Workshop if you like roses at all this is great
    Creed Royal Scottish Lavender is a very true representation of the main ingredient
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?

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    Rochas Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Rochas Man
    I second Rochas Man. Very easy to find and does not break your bank. Guys and Girls LOVE this scent. Have fun hunting!
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26141851.html"><img src=""> Laudano Nero by Tiziana Terenzi</a></div>

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    Some of your mentioned scents are saturated, somewhat floral and woody. I also second Serge Lutens, if it is within the budget, things like Arabie, any of the bois de, and others. For something quirkier and more avantgarde, you can check two other niche lines, CDG and Etat Libre d'Orange. In Etat Libre d'Orange, the smooth leather Tom of Finland (which sadly doesn't reproduce the worthy imagery on the bottle) or Jasmin et cigarette. In CDG, CDG2 man (incensy).


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    I agree with suggestion of VanCleef & Arpels pour homme. Great scent!

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