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    Default What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    I see this used so much to describe a fragrance, usually dior homme or homme intense.

    Is it a literal smell comparison or simply a way of calling something feminine?

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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    It's usually the Iris note that makes people think of lipstick or make-up.

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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Why? How does any guy know what that smells like?

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    The iris note is used in a lot of cosmetics. So if you have ever had to get a packet of cigarettes out of your girlfriends handbag for a smoke then you will know the smell.

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    What?! You don't go around sniffing ladies cosmetics???
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    The iris note is used in a lot of cosmetics.
    Very true. Smell it in a lot of my wife's stuff.
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Interesting. Well, not really, just another reason to support my feeling superior, but sure fellas, whatever you say.

    I'll have to find something else to compare this smell to. Something manly.

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    I actually hate the smell if im honest... I just got a bottle of DHI today actually and its a massive turn off.. I want to like it, But when the heart of the scent is this lipstick, makeup, cosmetic smell.. its really hard to enjoy wearing it.. Im hoping it grows on me..

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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Partly a smell comparison, based on a certain more or less perceptible sensations (at least, in my opinion). DH is indeed one of the best examples because, to my nose, it has indeed this powdery, somehow sweet, at times slightly synthetic note I personally (again, purely subjectively) associate with the smell not just of lipstick, but also of makeup sets/kits altogether.
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Lol
    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    What?! You don't go around sniffing ladies cosmetics???

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Interesting. Well, not really, just another reason to support my feeling superior, but sure fellas, whatever you say.

    I'll have to find something else to compare this smell to. Something manly.
    Man lipstick?

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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    If you look closely at some of the macho actors in films closely you can tell they are wearing lipstick and makeup.lol

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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Yeah - probably smells much the same as any other lipstick

    Although Guerlain use a violet scent in some of their cosmetics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    If you look closely at some of the macho actors in films closely you can tell they are wearing lipstick and makeup.lol
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    If you look closely at some of the macho actors in films closely you can tell they are wearing lipstick and makeup.lol
    Yup! And most commentators on TV.
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    I used to have a lipstick - by Yardly. It was one of my first. It happened to be white and sparkly. Back in the 1960's. It smelled exactly like Iris Silver Mist. It was a creamy carrot-root scent. I was only 12 but I looked fab in my mini-skirt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    If you look closely at some of the macho actors in films closely you can tell they are wearing lipstick and makeup.lol
    Yup, nothing new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Interesting. Well, not really, just another reason to support my feeling superior, but sure fellas, whatever you say.

    I'll have to find something else to compare this smell to. Something manly.

    You'll have to find something else to compare the smell of lipstick to ?
    Like what ?
    What's so complicated about recognising the smell of lipstick ?
    ... and what is there to feel superior about not recognising it ?

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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Not all lipstick smells like this anyway. No need to get your panties in a bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Not all lipstick smells like this anyway. No need to get your panties in a bunch.
    They're called manties, and no bunching at all, just curious

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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Some smells more waxy and oily than others. Just go to the cosmetic counter sometime if you're curious. You can rub some on a q-tip and sniff it. Say you're looking for your sister or girl-friend.
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Femmy garbage? Did you actually say that?
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    [QUOTE=BeyondTheBox;3099693]I wish I knew, I have no clue what lipstick smells like. I'm a man, I don't go around sniffing femmy garbage. It has NO place in my life.



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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Classic overcompensation.
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    I thought anyone who had ever kissed a woman wearing lipstick knew what it smelled like

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    Might have sinus issues 'though?

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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    I thought anyone who had ever kissed a woman wearing lipstick knew what it smelled like

    This!
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Nope, no clue what lipstick smells like, or any makeup. Never gotten a smell from such things before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMav View Post
    Classic overcompensation.
    Classic underwhelming underdog comeback. Transference is the only true overcompensation. Well displayed here.
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    Default Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    So, maybe the way forward is for the O.P. to go sniff some lipstick as this thread isn't really making huge progress.

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