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    Default Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I have been on a journey of self discovery into the realm of feminine and unisex frags and I was wondering which masculine or unisex frags you ladies like to wear. Do you wear them in public or just for your private pleasure?
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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I wear some men's fragrances at home and out (with exception of the Uomo as it is really potent and a bit harsh IMO).

    Chanel - Egoiste
    YSL - Uomo
    Christian Lacriox - Tumulte
    Annick Goutal - Eau de Sud ( though I think it's unisex?)
    AG- Mandragore (unisex)
    YSL- Opium for men (and Opium for women which I think is good for men too.)
    Caswell Massey- Tricorn and no. 6
    Yves Rocher- Blue Cedar (I think this is unisex?)
    Guerlain - Vetiver and Frozen Vetiver (samples at the moment but my intention is to get a bottle eventually.)
    fresh- Sandalwood Vert
    Guerlain - Coriolan
    Diptyque - Tam Dao (unisex)
    Jo Malone - Lime Basil & Mandarin cologne (unisex)
    Kiehl's - Musk edt (unisex) (wish every man in the world would wear this stuff!)
    Clarins - Eau Dynamisante (unisex)

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I wear them in public.

    Some favourites:
    Chanel Égoïste (my first and an old signature)
    Annick Goutal Eau du Fier, Sables and Vétiver (my favourite vetiver!)
    Caron Pour un Homme and Yatagan
    Creed Vintage Tabaróme
    MPG Ambre Précieux and Santal Noble
    Thierry Mugler A*Men
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Oh, my, Gardens, too many to count, but here are some (many of these are considered unisex, but it's all perception anyway. ) I wear them whenever I want. No reservations about this at all.

    Coriolan, also
    Aramis
    Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Arquiste Aleksandr
    1740 Marquis de Sade
    Derby
    Habit Rouge (EDT and EDP)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    ELdO Tom of Finland
    ELdO Delicious Closet Queen
    Bleu de Chanel
    Piver Cuir de Russie
    Back to Black
    Guerlain Arsene Lupin Dandy
    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP
    Santos de Cartier
    Floris No. 89
    D.R. Harris Mayfair
    Taylor of Old Bond Street Original No. 74
    Mark Birley Charles Street
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Hermes Equipage
    Terre d'Hermes parfum
    Knize Ten
    SL Cuir Mauresque
    SL Vitriol d'Oiellet
    Caron Troisieme Homme
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    L'Occitane Eau des Baux
    VC&A Tsar
    VC&A Midnight In Paris EDP
    Ralph Lauren Safari Pour Homme
    Grey Flannel
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Canali Black Diamond
    Rosine Rose d'Homme
    SL Sarrasins
    SL Chergui
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Long list for me.

    Creed
    Bois du Portugal
    Original Santal
    Santal Imperial
    Royal Delight
    Green Valley

    Caron
    Pour Homme
    3rd Homme

    Chanel
    Pour Monsieur
    Egoiste

    Parfums de Nicholai
    New York
    Baladin

    YSL
    Opium Homme
    M7

    Dior
    Homme

    MPG
    Blu Gris Iris
    Eau d'Iles
    Santal Noble

    Guerlain
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Jicky

    Serge Lutens, I class all of his as unisex

    There are many more. But to be honest I don't even think of fragrances as male unisex anymore. I just if I love it buy it.
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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Trumper's Eucris, wherever, but mainly at home (I don't go out much). I like it in very hot weather.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Among my favorites:

    Chanel Egoiste
    Knize Ten
    Eau des Baux
    PdN New York
    PdN Vie de Chateau
    Tom Ford Noir
    Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia
    Tom Ford Urban Musk
    YSL M7
    HdP Ambre 114
    Bulgari Black
    Trumpers Sandalwood
    Kiehl's Musk (never really thought of that as unisex, but I guess it is)
    SL Fumerie Turque
    SL Cuir Mauresque
    SL Muscs Koublai Khan
    SL Tubereuse Criminelle
    FM Musc Ravageur
    ELd'O Tom of Finland
    ELd'O Je Suis Un Homme
    Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel

    I'm sure there are others, but I can't recall at the moment. And for me, all fragrances are fair game for any occasion, in public or private.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I have worn Eau Sauvage, Dior Homme, Terre d'Hermes,
    Eau Noire and Pi in my time. I do not wear them regularly
    except Eau Sauvage in the summer.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I wear many, but several on a very regular basis.

    Dior Homme is in my top 5, and I wear it often.
    Chanel Egoiste is also wear often
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur is a new acquisition, and I wear it to work regularly
    M. Micallef Gaiac is a love of mine

    I have too many unisex to list, but I wear them wherever and whenever I want. I probably prefer them to most feminines.
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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    "Woody Spicy" is my favorite category and many men's scents fall into this group. I wear woody/spicy/smokey men's scents about 75% of the time in the fall and winter. In the spring and summer, I wear unisex and lighter men's fragrances about 40% of the time.

    I wear many of the ones listed above. Here are some additional ones I wear:

    JPG - Gaultier 2
    Rochas - Rochas Man
    Thierry Mugler - A*Men Pure Havane
    Lalique - Encre Noire
    Givenchy - Pi and Play Intense
    Dsquared - He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood and He Wood Silver Wind Wood

    I know I'll get many more ideas about new ones to try from the lists given here!

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    With a couple of exceptions, I don't really know which of my fragrances are marketed to men or otherwise "categorized" as masculine. I just don't pay attention to that. If I like something, I wear it. Period. The majority of my fragrances are probably considered unisex, but I would venture to say that my fragrance preferences probably cant masculine rather than feminine. Or at least toward "big" fragrances.

    I also don't put any limitations on myself in terms of where I wear my fragrances although I may use fewer sprays when working in the office.

    That said, here are some that probably fall on the masculine side of the fragrance spectrum:

    Arquiste Aleksandr
    TFPC Amber Absolute
    AG Ambre Fetiche
    PdE Ambre Russe
    Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Parfumerie Generale Aomassai
    Lutens Arabie
    Slumberhouse Baque
    Lutens Chergui
    Kerosene Copper Skies
    Lutens Cuir Mauresque
    Lutens Fumerie Turque
    Lutens Gris Clair
    Halston Z-14 (definitely marketed to the men)
    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    L'Artisan L'Eau du Navigateur
    AG Myrrhe Ardente
    Mazzolari Patchouly
    FM Musc Ravageur
    Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan
    Huitieme Art Myrrhiad
    Satellite Padparadscha
    Frapin Speakeasy
    TFPC Tobacco Vanille
    Sonoma Scent Studio Winter Woods

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    Another lover of Chanel's Egoiste. Simply stunning.

    Also: Eau Savage, Stetson, A*Men, Lonestar Memories, Bulgari Black, Spicebomb.

    And, yes, I wear them in public.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Some of my favorites include

    Creed Santal Imperial
    Chanel Egoiste
    Guerlain Habit Rouge and Heritage
    Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel
    Hermes Rocabar
    Michael Kors Michael for Men
    Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    Rochas Man
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Annick Goutal Sables
    Penhaligon's Endymion
    Coty Wild Woods for Men

    I wear them as I do all my scents, wherever and whenever the mood strikes.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I have worn Fahrenheit by Dior, Maharadjah by PdN, and the CDG incense series. Also, I used to really like Old Spice so I would pour it in the rinse cycle when washing my clothes. I don't do that any more because 1) it doesn't smell as good to me nowadays, and 2) I don't want fragrance from my clothes to interfere with the scent on my skin (unless I spray the scent on my clothes, too).

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    L Artisan Timbuktu i wore it the most last winter

    Parfums de Nicolai Pour un Homme
    Amouage Homage

    and favourite of all Montale Cuir d Arabia

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Habit Rouge (EDP and extrait), and now that I've tried Bois du Portugal I'll probably do that too.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    My GF is quite partial to:

    Aventus
    GIT
    Original Santal
    Bois du Portugal
    MUSC RAVEGAUR!!!
    Reflection Man

    There is more but I'm to tired to list them all lol

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by lily-woods View Post
    "Woody Spicy" is my favorite category and many men's scents fall into this group.
    This is me, as well. And it is one of the reasons I thought I just didn't like perfume. I was just trying the wrong ones. I've sampled a ton of scents *marketed* for men, but the only ones I've loved enough to actually BUY a bottle are

    1. Montana Parfum d'Homme (make that 4 bottles, including one vintage)
    2. Aramis Havana (in the original bottle, although I gave it away not long ago. )
    3. Anucci (which ironically is a FLORAL marketed for men)
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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    La Nuit de L'Homme is my fave in this category. Bought a bottle just for me when I first tried it. I do wear it in public.

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    Bvlgari black
    SL Chergui and Un bois vanille
    FM Musc Ravageur
    TF tobacco vanille

    I tend towards the sweet end of scents.

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    I think about 50% of my fragrances are male releases, actually. I wear them out anytime I like, but one time when I tried out Fahrenheit and didn't have time to shower for a school board meeting, I felt pretty weird about it.

    My current favorite masculine frags are:
    Prada Amber pH
    Gucci II pH
    Bvlgari pH
    Dior Homme
    Bvlgari Aqva

    I don't have a problem wearing either of those anywhere and anytime I like, and Prada Amber pH has kind of become my signature scent as of late. The only time anyone has suspected that it's a masculine was when a friend commented "someone smells good in here" and wasn't sure if it was me or a mutual male friend.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I generally prefer unisex and slightly masculine fragrances over overtly feminine ones. I'm also new to collecting, so I don't have many. I've worn Sycomore almost every day for the last six months or so (at home, in public, anywhere), with great success.
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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    My three favourites are classified as unisex: Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche, Diptyque Volutes and L'Artisan Tea for Two. I could imagine a man wearing T42 but I've no idea how the other two would smell on a guy. I have never smelled them on anyone else so I just feel they are "mine".

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    i really love woody, smoky, spicy fragrances as well, so i'm fond of many men's scents that have already been listed. recently i've been wearing my sample of timbuktu and am thinking about getting an fb...

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    For fall and winter, Some of my favorite scents to wear are considered masculine or unisex:
    Mechant Loupe by Artisan Parfumeur
    Muscs Kublai Kahn, Arabie and Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens
    Gaultier2 by Jean Paul Gaultier
    L'air du Desert Marocain by Andy Tauer

    For cooler spring and summer days I like
    Terre d' Hermes and Vetiver Tonka by Hermes
    Fleur du Male by JPG

    My boyfriend's signiture scent, Endymion by Penhaligon, is the only male scent I don't wear outside, but it isn't because I would be ashamed or find it weird, but more that I associate it so strongly with him.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I used to wear 4711 occasionally when I was a teenager but don't really like it now.

    The only men's fragrance I wear is Givenchy - Pi.

    I am going to sample Spicebomb the next time I get to a bigger city. I like the magazine strip.
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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    For masculine scents I've used Dior Homme, Givenchy Pi, Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel. As for unisex scents, too many to mention. Favorites though are By Kilian Back to Black and Hermes Ambre Narguile and many others.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    M7, Yatagan, SL: Chergui, Borneo 1834, Cuir Mauresque, Arabie, Douce Amere, Bvlgari Black, cdg Avignon, pde Ambre Russe (top winter fave), Hermes Bel Ami. I don't consider any of the above strictly "masculine or feminine", just beautiful.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I didn't know which of my fragrances were masculine or unisex - I don't really distinguish. Some fragrances smell 'masculine' to me though, no matter what they are marketed as.

    I was surprised when I went through my wardrobe. I have a lot of unisex scents but not many masculine. I always thought I leaned toward masculine (read non-floral) fragrances, but that's not really true.

    Of the masculine, my favorites are Idole de Lubin, New York, Spezie, Kolnisch Juchten, Bursch, AbdesSalaam's Muschio di Quercia and Villoresi's Uomo.

    My wardrobe is filled with unisex fragrances. Of those which fall down on the masculine side, my primary ones are Musc Koublai Khan, Piper Nigrum, Splash Forte, Monocle Scent One: Hinoki, Czech & Speake's No. 88, Cuir Maresque, Cedre and Atelier D'Artiste.

    I have lots of unisex and a few masculine that feel very gender neutral to me.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Clarins Eau Dynamisante
    Bulgari Black
    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris
    Ormonde Jayne Man

    I wear them out & about.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, Un Jardin en Méditerranée, Voyage d'Hermes, Terre de Hermes
    Bvlgari Black
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre, Fille en Aiguilles
    Comme des Garçons Kyoto and Avignon
    L'Artisan Dzongkha and Timbuktu
    Tom Ford Black Orchid

    A very bland list, but I've only just started my collection.

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    It's not a male fragrance but I find Coco Noir Chanel, that I love and use, very masculine in the drydown.

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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I love citrus, spice and wood which means 'masculines' are always interesting to me. I wear them as the mood strikes me, although if they're at all animalic I save them for private use, as I would for any 'feminine' scent with animalic notes.

    If I've been wearing masculines for a period I often then go through a period of wearing sillage bomb feminines.

    Anyway some favourite masculines: Terre D'Hermes parfum, Concentre D'Orange Verte, Monsieur Balmain, Timbuktu, Ambre Sultan, Gris Clair, Creed Original Vetiver, YSL pour homme, Boucheron pour homme, Jo Malone Amber and Lavender. As for Chergui to me it's a feminine with a capital 'F'.

    There's a whole bunch of other masculines I'm interested in trying, but this is where I am right now.
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    Default Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    My wife loves to wear Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin which other women have mentioned enjoying as well.

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