Code of Conduct
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 31 to 60 of 131
Just Starting Out Sponsor
  1. #31

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by DolceThaDon View Post
    I do not understand why it is such a problem? I know loads of women that wear more men's fragrance than women's fragrances because they like the smell better , but no one ever says anything about that .. But the second a man wants to wear a women's perfume , there is something wrong with him? This is 2013 and people should be able to wear whatever they want.. I feel perfume may be marketed to different genders and some notes may be considered feminine or masculine but overall that is because we have been conditioned to think like that.. Back in ancient times men use to wear rose and jasmine not just women.. I wear whatever I like, and a lot of women's perfume work perfect for me.. Why would I limit myself? If there is a fragrance that I like and want to experience , than I am going to wear it and not think twice.. As far as others smelling it on me, I do not really care what others think? I have worn a green floral like Gucci Envy for women and was told that my cologne smelled really fresh! Can you imagine that? If I'm going on a date with a girl, I might just choose a more masculine fragrance but at the end of the day I am not going to let labeling ruin my experience of perfumery..
    In my experience many people/women probably wouldn't mind if a male friend would wear a women's/very sweet perfume but wouldn't approve when it comes to their boyfriend. The reason being that they don't wish to have sex with their friend.

    I've never encountered a woman wearing Quorum so I don't know if it would be off putting if one's girlfriend wore it.

  2. #32
    Dependent TNBLUEMIKE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Knoxville TN
    Posts
    4,026

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    I enjoy the fragrance no matter what. I use to be a traumatized by the labeling but I love Amouage Memoir Woman which I seem to pull off quite well. I will have no hesitation trying Malle's Potrait of a Lady or Carnel Flower in the upcoming months.

  3. #33

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    I find that an overly masculine fragrance feels out of place when I'm frolicking about in my pink tutu and 6 inch pumps.

  4. #34
    Dependent magnus611's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    5,346

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by DolceThaDon View Post
    I do not understand why it is such a problem? I know loads of women that wear more men's fragrance than women's fragrances because they like the smell better , but no one ever says anything about that .. But the second a man wants to wear a women's perfume , there is something wrong with him? This is 2013 and people should be able to wear whatever they want.. I feel perfume may be marketed to different genders and some notes may be considered feminine or masculine but overall that is because we have been conditioned to think like that.. Back in ancient times men use to wear rose and jasmine not just women.. I wear whatever I like, and a lot of women's perfume work perfect for me.. Why would I limit myself? If there is a fragrance that I like and want to experience , than I am going to wear it and not think twice.. As far as others smelling it on me, I do not really care what others think? I have worn a green floral like Gucci Envy for women and was told that my cologne smelled really fresh! Can you imagine that? If I'm going on a date with a girl, I might just choose a more masculine fragrance but at the end of the day I am not going to let labeling ruin my experience of perfumery..
    I don't get it if you don't care, what people say : then why are you deciding to wear something more masculine on a date..is it maybe that you don't want date to be confused by you wearing and extremely floral women fragrance...you are contracting yourself, you say It doesn't matter but if it's a date with a girl I suppose I does matter, which one is it...just for a matter of clarity .....and no I'm not trolling just quoting you and mean no disrespect....peace
    Last edited by magnus611; 12th December 2013 at 05:06 PM.
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

  5. #35
    Basenotes Junkie
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    786

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    I personall would not feel comfortable wearing womens perfume. It smells very nice though on my wife.

  6. #36

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I find that an overly masculine fragrance feels out of place when I'm frolicking about in my pink tutu and 6 inch pumps.
    Grow up.

  7. #37

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post
    I personall would not feel comfortable wearing womens perfume. It smells very nice though on my wife.
    Fine. Wear what you are comfortable with; but do not criticise those who disagree with you, and let them wear what they enjoy.

  8. #38
    Super Member Gary F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    450

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Welcome to Basenotes! Fragrance - like fashion - is a way for each person to express their individuality, so I say wear what ever you want and allow others to do the same without concern about what the label on the bottle says. Enjoy!

  9. #39
    Basenotes Plus
    PalmBeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    3,214

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I find that an overly masculine fragrance feels out of place when I'm frolicking about in my pink tutu and 6 inch pumps.
    A Hippo in a Pink Tutu and 6 inch pumps. Mmmm, can't even imagine this, but would love to see a picture.

  10. #40
    Dependent CapriDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Sai Gon, Vietnam
    Posts
    4,564

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Prove it Jive

  11. #41
    Basenotes Junkie Sea Roses's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    717

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Modern man= perfect skin, guy liner, and a wardrobe of wonderful and varied fragrances.

    A beautiful library helps as well.
    Always keep Ithaca on your mind. Cavafy

  12. #42

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by David Ruskin View Post
    Grow up.
    Go away.

  13. #43

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    A Hippo in a Pink Tutu and 6 inch pumps. Mmmm, can't even imagine this, but would love to see a picture.
    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    Prove it Jive
    I'm wearing Chanel no 5 in this pic.
    image.jpg

  14. #44
    Basenotes Plus
    601red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Ft. Myers
    Posts
    787

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by David Ruskin View Post
    No it doesn't; it all depends on how the perfume smells. And if you like it; and if you like it on you. If you have enough confidence in yourself, the man will come through no matter what fragrance you are wearing.
    True.
    Currently wearing: Vintage by John Varvatos

  15. #45
    Moderator

    Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Spiritually, Kansas
    Posts
    13,379
    Blog Entries
    37

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Roses View Post
    Modern man= perfect skin, guy liner, and a wardrobe of wonderful and varied fragrances.

    A beautiful library helps as well.
    Thank you. This is a perfect demonstration of why there is really no answer. Guys need to wear what works for them and the people in their lives. It's your life - don't wear somebody else's fragrance.

    My wife vastly prefers that I wear no.5 Eau Première, than Antaeus. Even Égoïste, too heavy, bothers her. Generally speaking, she hates macho fragrances on me. Bleu de Chanel and Aventus are about the limit. She despises Kouros. I have to wear Big K, like my "Cabela's wear", when she's gone.
    * * * *

  16. #46

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I'm wearing Chanel no 5 in this pic.
    image.jpg
    Because of course all it takes to turn the most macho of men into a screaming nellie is a little spritz of Chanel 5. Amazing how powerful fragrance is, and amazing how thin the knife upon which a man's sexuality balances.
    Last edited by David Ruskin; 13th December 2013 at 10:27 AM.

  17. #47
    Basenotes Plus

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    13,380

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Yeah - and I bet if Angelina Jolie (or insert random current lady pin-up of choice) approached any of the guys previously lusting after her whilst wearing something (shock horror) not marketed to women they'd run as fast as their legs could carry them in the opposite direction.

  18. #48

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Me, smell like wear it, smell not like, don't wear it.

    Gender is only a six letter word in perfume
    DONNA

  19. #49

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    If the fragrance makes you feel good about you, then it doesn't matter on which side of the aisle it's marketed. Some women feel confident in Aramis; some men find nothing effeminate in wearing Coco Chanel. Fragrance has no innate gender.

  20. #50
    Basenotes Plus

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    674

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    If you feel good about your own masculinity (however you wish to preform it), then there is no need to worry about how a marketing representative and even a perfumer gender a fragrance. That which is macho now was not viewed as masculine at other points in history. Most of what we construct as "masculine" is highly culturally based. For example, in some countries, heterosexual male friends hold hands, in others they do not. What is acceptable as "masculine" behavior shifts and changes over time. On this note, I think I am going to put on my wife's Stella and crank out 10 sets of thirty push ups. BOO YA...

  21. #51
    Moderator

    Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Spiritually, Kansas
    Posts
    13,379
    Blog Entries
    37

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasman View Post
    If the fragrance makes you feel good about you, then it doesn't matter on which side of the aisle it's marketed. Some women feel confident in Aramis; some men find nothing effeminate in wearing Coco Chanel. Fragrance has no innate gender.
    This is the perfect point to interject about the last time a lady wore a "masculine" fragrance and I noticed. I noticed in a very good way. I can't be sure she wasn't layering it with something, but I don't think so. But it did smell a wee bit different to me - perhaps changed by the visuals of her dress (that's my theory on what many people ascribe to "men's and women's skin" making a difference). But all I can say is that it was really stunningly good. I know the fragrance - absolutely positive I've smelled it before - but could not name it, other than that it's one of woodier masculines. It didn't matter - the bottom line is that it was very attractive on her.
    * * * *

  22. #52

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    I just want to start by saying that I have a problem with the term Perfume for women and Cologne for men. Those two things talk about the concentration of the fragrance and shouldn't really differentiate the fragrance by gender. I get that it's the connotation now these days, but I have a feeling many people may be turned away by EdP's because of this belief.

    On that note, I find that most women's fragrances are ok for men to wear. If you like it wear it. I do have to say that some fragrances which are very heavy on the floral's may stand out on men, but that's not necessary a bad thing.

  23. #53
    lotionlover's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Yorba Linda, Ca USA
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    I agree

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

  24. #54

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Oh course the thought of women's perfume on a man is somewhat strange to the average joe considering perfume is supposed to smell girly. But going off the actual smell it isn't that strange. There are a lot of women's fragrances that fall into the unisex-masculine category (more so unisex). Many guys on here own and wear Guerlain's L'Art et la Matiere line which is meant for women but work perfectly fine on men.

  25. #55

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    I wear Prada Candy. If there's ever been a fragrance that's hardcore marketed towards women, it's that one. I love it. I've received compliments on it ~~ my ex-girlfriend (who, honestly, only owned a few fragrances and didn't delve deep into this hobby or passion) thought it was sexy and never questioned that it was actually a fragrance marketed towards women. The gender split in fragrances has always been beyond ridiculous.

    I'm a hypocrite, or I've been a hypocrite in the past, as I've described scents as masculine or feminine, but it's subjective and it was only an opinion (example: I've described Aventus as being uber masculine and not feminine at all, but one of the reasons is because it evokes personal memories in my mind -- reminds me of riding to my late father's business that he owned when I was a kid, in the morning, and the fragrance just reminds me of that awesome time period in my life, and because it reminds me of my father, I associate it with absolute masculinity.)

    I get tiresome calling fragrances 'cologne', but I do it to avoid having to explain things to the average person that's socially conditioned by marketing.

    I had a friend over recently and he saw my box for LIDGE and he saw "parfum" and said, "Dude?! You wear perfume?!" Sigh. Yeah, the bottle clearly says "Pour Homme", meaning "for him", and just because it says "parfum", that's supposed to invoke feminine qualities in a bottle containing smelly water? Yeah, okay. And yes, I set him straight on the dealio as to the fact that it means the oil used in the fragrance.

    Shaking my head.

  26. #56
    Dependent TNBLUEMIKE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Knoxville TN
    Posts
    4,026

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Most houses are unisex and for good reason. I just don't think division should be made anymore. If you enjoy a scent you shouldn't dismiss it due to it's labeling just enjoy.

  27. #57
    Basenotes Member CASUAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Riverside County, California
    Posts
    39

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    I use hermes amber narguille and I love it. I Always get compliments on it from women*. I guess they never expect such a seductive sexy fragrance coming from a guy

  28. #58
    lotionlover's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Yorba Linda, Ca USA
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Rive gauche, Jean Nate, Tabu a few of my favorites. And theres Avon. Seduction Imari by Avon

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

  29. #59

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlottetwo View Post
    Why I have this question?
    Last week I bought a car perfume from tmart.com
    And then my friend John smelled, and then he began to talk about men use perfume with me
    He thinks that men use perfume is strange behavior.
    I suggest you ditch this friend and I'm not even kidding. Chances are he doesn't much like you and just waiting for his opportunity to bring you down. Find more supportive and non-judgemental friends.

  30. #60

    Default Re: Men use women's perfume

    I wore Rose and Jasmine (which are my favorites) on innumerable times and not a single female on my work place (there are hundreds) objected on that. Neither my male colleagues have objected that why I wore Rose and Jasmine. For God sake please come out of this marketing gimmick and the circle created around us by these companies. Perfumes have been used from time immemorial but there was no gender differentiation ever... Then why now? Do wear whatever you like... Believe me nobody bothers whatever you are wearing as for as it is smelling good... Peace

Similar Threads

  1. Perfume for women, fragrance for men?
    By Fragmeister in forum General Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 9th February 2013, 11:25 PM
  2. I know why many men's and women's perfume smell the same.
    By Pollux in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 16th May 2011, 03:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000