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    Default Question for both Guy & Girls, About Male Fragrances

    I know this is the Male Fragrance section, but I am sure there are Females here as well, and I'm sure we all would like to hear from each other.

    Guys: What do you like girls to smell like? What do you like to smell like?

    Girls: What do you like guys to smell like? And what do you like to smell like?

    Brand preference? Specific Fragrance Preference? Specific Ingredient Preference?
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    Default Re: Question for both Guy & Girls, About Male Fragrances

    There are many ideas in this thread...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/212...le-compliments

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    Default Re: Question for both Guy & Girls, About Male Fragrances

    Love to smell rose, iris and orange blossom on my wife.
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    Not so much a specific brand preference, but so far, I generally liked when citrus, gourmand and some, not all, floral notes, oddly sometimes even masculine fragrances (may sound strange, but be stunning on certain ladies) was worn.
    Currently wearing: Antaeus by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    There are many ideas in this thread...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/212...le-compliments
    Thank you, I may be quoting some things from there later.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Love to smell rose, iris and orange blossom on my wife.
    Good point, I added the question "What do guys like girls to smell like?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Not so much a specific brand preference, but so far, I generally liked when citrus, gourmand and some, not all, floral notes, oddly sometimes even masculine fragrances (may sound strange, but be stunning on certain ladies) was worn.
    I've been thinking of working with citrus, it's smells are easily available to anyone that wants to extract them.

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    It's beginning to look like market research here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    It's beginning to look like market research here....
    I do not have the means to distribute anything, I am planning on making smells, but not to turn around and sell. I just want to try some things out, and maybe make my own signature smell(s). So anyone that posts is contributing to future smell discussion.

    I am about to drop some, possibly, uncharted ideas on you guys here in a few weeks.
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    What sort of 'uncharted ideas' ?

    If making for oneself, something that one personally likes is usually a nice idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    What sort of 'uncharted ideas' ?

    If making for oneself, something that one personally likes is usually a nice idea.
    I have been pretty poor most of my life, so I only have experience with things like Rosemary and Citrus and Lemon Grass and Lemon Balm and stuff like that. So I want to get an idea of what is out there.

    I am currently getting materials to do steam extracts on Benzoin Gum, Orange Peels, Cinnamon and Spearmint. I am also getting some Menthol Crystals, and a few solvents. (If anyone can share what this "Perfumers Alcohol" is that I have been hearing about, I would appreciate it).

    I don't want to give too much away before I get into the experimentation myself, so I can just take pictures and show everyone how to do it themselves. But Benzoic Acid and Cinnamaldehyde have some interesting reactions that can be explored.

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    Default Re: Question for both Guy & Girls, About Male Fragrances

    There are some threads about alcohol in the DIY Section.
    basenotes perfumer's alcohol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    There are some threads about alcohol in the DIY Section.
    basenotes perfumer's alcohol
    Awesome, thank you. I feel like I am about to know a lot more about perfume from that, I assume it's the solvent that everyone uses.

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    There are different sorts of alcohol used - the threads have info on them.

    This sticky thread might be handy too.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/158...-(Version-1-0)

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    Like to smell Rose on my lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    There are different sorts of alcohol used - the threads have info on them.

    This sticky thread might be handy too.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/158...-(Version-1-0)
    I decided to go ahead and give away my plan. I plan on creating not just designer smells, but designer molecules. Like I can make someone their own version of Damascone that has never existed on the planet as far as we know. And I will teach everyone how to do it themselves, no one will need an extensive lab. Just a safe area and a few safety supplies. I will not be promoting it for amateurs, just as a means of furthering the fragrance industry.

    There are just some VERY simple molecules that have yet to be explored.

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    Guys:
    1. good! Feminine or masculine, doesn't matter to me, just appeasing to me.
    2. A god damn man! I know most of you wouldn't have a clue what that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Guys:
    1. good! Feminine or masculine, doesn't matter to me, just appeasing to me.
    2. A god damn man! I know most of you wouldn't have a clue what that is.
    Musk?
    Earthy tones?
    Fecal tones?
    Straight up Pheramones?
    Kush?

    What does a man smell like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDopeyOne View Post
    Musk?
    Earthy tones?
    Fecal tones?
    Straight up Pheramones?
    Kush?

    What does a man smell like?
    Can't help ya with that, ya either got it or ya don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Can't help ya with that, ya either got it or ya don't.
    They did a test, and men that take testosterone supplements or who worked out more had a more attractive natural scent to blindfolded women.

    So it might be the Pheramones. Like when you start to like the smell someone leaves behind on a pillow.

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    Default Re: Question for both Guy & Girls, About Male Fragrances

    Thing is, we don't tend to walk round wearing blindfolds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Thing is, we don't tend to walk round wearing blindfolds...
    I know, she just said "Either you have it or you don't" about the smell, so it seemed like a blind thing to me.

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    Generally, I like citrus / fruity / floral scents on a woman. Soft and sweet strike me as feminine attributes.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
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    9. Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
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    I've smelled TONS and TONS of sexy fragrances from female passerby's. I just dont the name of them, nor am I familiar with the notes.

    I like to wear Bond No 9 New York Patchouli.

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    I like to wear Bond No 9 New York Patchouli.
    I will look that up.

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    My absolute favorite on my gf is Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey. Really gets me going lol.

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    I like men to smell like men, like their natural warm skin scent. How a man smells after he works out or after he's been intimate with a woman. Of course he would have had to be clean before the workout(s). If he happens to have Bvlgari Black on him on top of that, I just might have to stop myself from pouncing on him. JPG le male, YSL la unit, Gio, Curve, Chrome, Tom Ford Oud Wood.

    I like to smell like warm sweet skin too, gourmands and lately getting into fresh soft florals, yet to find a floral I love tho. I think I got the handle on the warm woody gourmands, but not on the fresh florals/fruity yet. I'll be taking notes on the type of fresh clean fruity/florals men like on women..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDopeyOne View Post
    Musk?
    Earthy tones?
    Fecal tones?
    Straight up Pheramones?
    Kush?


    What does a man smell like?
    Musky

    And..... Sativa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexxxy View Post
    I like men to smell like men, like their natural warm skin scent. How a man smells after he works out or after he's been intimate with a woman. Of course he would have had to be clean before the workout(s). If he happens to have Bvlgari Black on him on top of that, I just might have to stop myself from pouncing on him. JPG le male, YSL la unit, Gio, Curve, Chrome, Tom Ford Oud Wood.

    I like to smell like warm sweet skin too, gourmands and lately getting into fresh soft florals, yet to find a floral I love tho. I think I got the handle on the warm woody gourmands, but not on the fresh florals/fruity yet. I'll be taking notes on the type of fresh clean fruity/florals men like on women..
    Wow, thank you. Very informative.

    So you think woody warm flower smell, plus an unknown variable of natural allure is best for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lexxxy View Post
    Musky

    And..... Sativa
    LOL. Sounds like a combo guys would probably even actually like to wear.

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    When I get in from work, I like my partner to smell like cooking fat

    Usually means she has included some chips in the evening meal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    When I get in from work, I like my partner to smell like cooking fat

    Usually means she has included some chips in the evening meal
    LOL You have been conditioned. Have you guys heard of the new lotions and shampoos that are made of like Cake and Yogurt?

    Do not go camping with a female that is covered in cake.

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    Sounds like a research and development mole.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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