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I'm just curious to know which female fragrances you have tried ? Maybe there are some you wear regularly, some that you think work fine on a man etc.
I know a lot of the niche perfumers market their fragrances as unisex - I'm thinking more of fragrances that are marketed as female - Chanel No 5 etc.
Thanks in advance.
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Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare
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Specifically marketed/classified/described as female fragrances by the respective fragrance houses:
Worn - None
Purposely sought out to try - None
Smelled many of my wife's and daughters' fragrances.
Last edited by hednic; 12th March 2013 at 06:44 AM.
I just wear what I like and to name a few:
Lolita Lempicka ....
I've tried/worn quite a few that are classified as "feminine" here on BN directory. I like the first three, but would only purchase the top two if I have the money. The rest, I really don't care about them:
Coromandel by Chanel
Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens
Sycomore by Chanel
Shalimar by Guerlain
Beyond Love by By Kilian
HDDP is on the money with the Chanel Exclusifs - it's staggering that they've been marketed as feminine, when I find some of them to be more masculine than they are unisex. Eau Suave by Parfum d'Empire is another womens fragrance I have no problems wearing, as is Edwardian Bouquet by Floris.
For some context, I'm certainly not one that subscribes to the idea that 'anybody can wear anything'; the vast majority of womens fragrances I'd never feel comfortable wearing, but there are a rare few that I feel are at least unisex.
In this forum, you'll find guys who have tried all sorts of female fragrances and worn them well. I've worn Black Orchid, but that one has caught on with enough men that it's sometimes sold among men's scents these days.
Current Favorites (not in any particular order)
Hanae Mori HM EDT
I've tried several but I've only owned:
Mitsouko - went in the garbage
Chanel 19 - now used as air deodorant
Coromandel - went in garbage Chocolate Hell !
Amouage Jubilation 25 (female) Loving it
* If Estee Lauder Private Collection was of better quality I would purchase it as well.
I have stopped using all but the Amouage. The Mitsouko was also fine but compared to the Amouage J25(similar) it was cat piss so I stayed with the J25.
The others are unisex "ok" but I became uncomfortable about them for being too unisex. I think my face turned bright red while wearing coromandel. Smelling like white chocolate was not for me. Great for a high schooler though.
I also like leather scents labeled as unisex but I tend to like a cologne made specifically for men.
For Sale:Gucci Pour Homme II , Amouage Attar,Lubin Idole http://www.basenotes.net/threads/313...dwide-Shipping
I have tried many sprays at the counter. Most are not for me even if I like them. But I own the following and wear rhem all occasionally.
Black Orchid. Projection bomb and works well on a confidant man. Maybe better than on a woman.
Sycomore. How is this considered a womans fragrance?
Womanity. Weird. Got it for halloween when I dressed as a zombie. Got a ton of complements.
Dior Addict (vintage). Vanilla. Good stuff.
Elixir des Merveilles. Orange chocolate gourmond. In some ways reminds me of TdH.
Acqua di Gioia. Aqutic fruit and sugar with a hint of cedar in the base. Very sweet. A guy can't wear this but I do as a guilty pleasure.
1. Epic Man by Amouage (29 wears)
2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (27 wears)
3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (22 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (21 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (17 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (17 wears)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
And I just bought Amarige
My wife's Armani Code.
And sometimes I spray my sheets with Paloma Picasso or Knowing.
Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.
Own FB's & use w/o a problem - Bandit by Robert Piguet & almost all the Chanel Exclusifs (as mentioned by HDDP) & the lovely Guerlain Jicky extrait...
Carnal Flower by Malle is AMAZING as well, but too floral for me to handle, I have 2-3 samples of this...
Own and wear on occasion:
No. 5 - samples
I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
As always, many thanks to all respondents. If you so desire, keep em' coming..........
I read on one of the other threads that one or more posters use the female D+G Light Blue - any thoughts ?
I own and wear Portrait of a Lady regularly. Despite the name, I don't consider it "feminine" leaning at all. Others I own and enjoy wearing are vintage Bal à Versailles Parfum, Ma Liberte and vintage 1000.
As far as which ones I have tried... Too many to mention.
Last edited by drseid; 12th March 2013 at 12:08 PM. Reason: added others I forgot I owned...
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Mitsouko by Guerlain, probably the best female scent on male skin.
This is a question that has been repeated many times on other threads. Once again; fragrance has no gender, if you like it wear it. When you go out, no-one can see the bottle. Marketing decides the sex to target. Fashions in fragrance change; what is "feminine" in one decade can become "masculine" in another.
I have worn Mitsouko, Shalimar, L'Heure Bleu, Apres L'Ondee, Bal a Versailles, Perfumer's Workshop Tearose, Bandit, Dzing, Jicky, Chanel 19. If I find any others that I like I will wear them. I do not care about marketing, only about the smell.
Bronze Goddess - estee lauder
Alien Essence Absolue -mugler
Zen original - Shiseido
Angel fragrance of leather - mugler
Sensuous Noir - estee lauder
-Cologne is the only fashionable thing that fits me! (Me, circa 1997-present)
Bal a Versailles, Balmain De Balmain, Shalimar, Jungle Elephant, Mitsouko, Arpege, Femme, Cabochard, Metal, Jicky, Agent Provocateur, Black Orchid, Aromatics Elixir, Jolie Madame, Habanita, Le Baiser Du Dragon, Magie Noire, Must de Cartier, Dior Homme, Cuir de Lancome, L'Heure Bleue, Miss Balmain, Bandit, Youth Dew Amber Nude, Oxygene, L, Cuir de Russie, Blv Notte, Silences, Magnifico, Azuree, La Nuit, Kelly Calache and Edwardian Bouquet.
None so far. Only smelled on women or from bottles.
Two Yves Rocher scents: Ispahan and Eau de Cedre Bleu
Tesori d'Oriente Jasmin
Considering to wear someday: Bvlgari Jasmin Noir (in any concentration), Chanel No. 19, maybe also Chanel Cristalle, Silences de Jacomo
Last edited by matts; 12th March 2013 at 04:04 PM.
Malle - Portrait of a Lady
Chanel - Bois des Iles
I think the only two I've tried that are listed as female fragrances are Beyond Love and Kere.
Beyond Love was a tuberose bomb with some coconut. Not my kind of thing
Kere is praline, caramel, apples and cinnamon. I really liked it, and people liked it on me.
Tried with success:
Donna Karan Black Cashmere
Kingdom by McQueen
D&G Light Blue
Most guerlain, chanels, and creeds. A couple Hermes as well.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
I wear regularly atleast these so called feminine fragrances:
Shaal Nur, Sycomore, Irisss, Eau de Shalimar and Chanel Eau de Cologne
Tried ? - couldn't even begin to recollect. I pay scant regard to gender marketing and prefer to approach each house with an open mind, and the intention of sampling everything.
Regularly use -
Vol de Nuit.
Feminite du Bois.
Bois des Iles.
Portrait of a Lady.
Last edited by JON RODGERS; 12th March 2013 at 06:10 PM.