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    Default Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    I hear a lot about Chanel No. 19 and I wonder if a man could wear this especially for casual friendly occasions.

    Already duely impressed with the masculine Antanaeus and Egoist. No. 19 seems brighter and more inviting perhaps.

    Watcha think?

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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    If you like it, and feel comfortable with the way it smells and holds then why not

    I just bought Chanel No.5 EDP - Stunning!!
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    If you like it, and feel comfortable with the way it smells and holds then why not

    I just bought Chanel No.5 EDP - Stunning!!
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    I think yes.
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    I don't know how No 19 Eau de Parfum wears, but I wear No 19 Eau de Toilette, which is heavy with galbanum, quite cold and with a bite, rather than warm and casual and inviting! So perhaps the Eau de Parfum or the Parfum are the way to go.

    Maybe Pour Monsieur Eau de Parfum would work as well - it's very classic, elegant, both bright and warm.

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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    I wear the vintage EDT.

    It's a sharp green fragrance that I wouldn't say leaned in either gender direction.

    If you like it, wear it!
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    As others have pointed out, it's quite green, and I find perfumes with green notes quite proper for men.
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    The EDT’s cool, dry and green profile makes it easy for a guy to pull off. But No.19 is one of Chanel’s more popular fragrances so there’s a chance women might recognise your worn scent for what it is. The EDP is rounder and a touch more floral. I find it leans a little further towards the feminine side compared to the EDT.

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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    The EDT’s cool, dry and green profile makes it easy for a guy to pull off. But No.19 is one of Chanel’s more popular fragrances so there’s a chance women might recognise your worn scent for what it is. The EDP is rounder and a touch more floral. I find it leans a little further towards the feminine side compared to the EDT.
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    If you like it.
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaTomas View Post
    Super shout out to Australia! Mel Gibson is my second cousin. His dad and my dad, 1st cousins , grew up in the same house together. That was here in the States before they moved to Australia
    That is so cool !! do you get to see him much ?
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    That is so cool !! do you get to see him much ?
    Not him so much as his dad, who visited from Sydney about 4x a year. Mel had a long conversation with my brother over the phone this year about his personal life which was disrupted by their bad divorce. Mel has improved much, sober now for over 10 years after having been pretty alcoholic. Much much better, and made that awesome movie Hacksaw Ridge which I own and have seen many times.

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    Absolutely. I own and use to wear it
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    In a word: YES.

    All forms of 19 smell great on everyone, IMO. As Luca Turin observes (several times) in The Guide, many of the femme greats from the past were much drier in profile than today's gooey frosting-coated donut cupcake sugar bombs (and both men's and women's fragrances are sweeter these days), so (I'm paraphrasing here, but the way he puts it is funny) discerning guys raid their grandmothers' collections.

    My own experience with putting No.5, No.19, Lanvin Arpege and Vc&A First on other people has taught me that (1) men's skin pulls the fragrances in a different direction almost immediately, and (2) the entire presence of a person, from their body, the way they dress, their voice--plus the unique mix of DNA, moisture, hair and microflora on everyone's skin--blend with whatever scent you're wearing, so that it's just part of your total presentation--unless you really pour it on; and, if you're doing that, you're probably not going out in publilc (I have completely different levels of acceptable scent volume for messing around at home vs. being around other people).

    I wouldn't worry about someone else recognizing a waft of No.19 coming off of you. If it registers with someone, they'll just think, "wow, that smells great on him," and keep going. Who has the time and attention to spend more than a second or two on total strangers? And--more to the point, I guess--who even cares what goes through peoples' minds? We've all become so self-conscious about everything, and the truth is, I don't think most people even notice each other anymore . . .

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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by thediamondsea View Post
    In a word: YES.

    All forms of 19 smell great on everyone, IMO...

    My own experience with putting No.5, No.19, Lanvin Arpege and Vc&A First on other people has taught me that (1) men's skin pulls the fragrances in a different direction almost immediately, and (2) the entire presence of a person, from their body, the way they dress, their voice--plus the unique mix of DNA, moisture, hair and microflora on everyone's skin--blend with whatever scent you're wearing, so that it's just part of your total presentation--unless you really pour it on; and, if you're doing that, you're probably not going out in publilc (I have completely different levels of acceptable scent volume for messing around at home vs. being around other people).

    I wouldn't worry about someone else recognizing a waft of No.19 coming off of you. If it registers with someone, they'll just think, "wow, that smells great on him," and keep going. Who has the time and attention to spend more than a second or two on total strangers? And--more to the point, I guess--who even cares what goes through peoples' minds? We've all become so self-conscious about everything, and the truth is, I don't think most people even notice each other anymore . . .

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    All very well said and helpful! Have a blessed day!

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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaTomas View Post
    Watcha think?
    Some men perhaps. Not me though.
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by thediamondsea View Post
    In a word: YES.


    My own experience with putting No.5, No.19, Lanvin Arpege and Vc&A First on other people has taught me that (1) men's skin pulls the fragrances in a different direction almost immediately, and (2) the entire presence of a person, from their body, the way they dress, their voice--plus the unique mix of DNA, moisture, hair and microflora on everyone's skin--blend with whatever scent you're wearing, so that it's just part of your total presentation--unless you really pour it on; and, if you're doing that, you're probably not going out in publilc (I have completely different levels of acceptable scent volume for messing around at home vs. being around other people).
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    The Vetiver in Chanel No 19 is a siren call to men, and men rock it, I'm sure. I wear Terre d'Hermes sometimes. And not many young women wear No 19, they won't identify it. Chanel No 19 in all its forms is the most beautiful fragrance in the world, to me.
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bal a Versailles View Post
    The Vetiver in Chanel No 19 is a siren call to men, and men rock it, I'm sure. I wear Terre d'Hermes sometimes. And not many young women wear No 19, they won't identify it. Chanel No 19 in all its forms is the most beautiful fragrance in the world, to me.
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    Default Re: Chanel No. 19 Fitting For A Man?

    I feel that entire genre of green floral and/or leathery floral chypre from that time period has moved very much into unisex territory, especially since there has been a lot of modern synthetic masculine and unisex fragrances guys wear that actually smell more feminine to me than 19 or many of it's peers. Granted, you have to like brisk florals and dry bases to feel these (regardless of your gender), but a big resounding yes from me!
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