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    Default Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Hello,
    The title is very explicit. If it is the case, which one do you wear?
    I used the quotes because I really don´t know if that rigid structure exist anymore.
    For example, sometimes my wife wears my Givenchy Gentleman and it´s incredible how good smells on her.
    I think as soon as the spray hits the skin, the parfum becomes what the wearer is.
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    My wife enjoys wearing Lalique Pour Homme EDP and Guerlain Heritage EDT and Bvlgari Man Black Orient and Bentley for Men Intense.

    Her favorite scent at the moment is Tom Ford Fougere d'Argent.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Bel Ami is in my regular rotation.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    I wear men's fragrances--most notably Clive Christian X and Polo Blue. Ninfeo Mio is on a pretty short wish list (because my wish is my command.) I wear them because I want to smell them. I don't feel they advertise who I am like a simple, semi-sweet floral. I don't wear fragrances to be sexy -- ha, yeah, lying my ass off -- I don't usually wear fragrances to feel sexy but I never go to Kroger doused in a men's perfume.

    I don't go to Kroger to feel sexy, either, btw.

    Gender and sexiness and perfume go together. Sexiness is most profound when one advertises one's authentic sense of self. Being a social creature, I am bound to my culture and my traditions. It's a long, long history of marketing that hits parfumery like every other aspect of life. Just as a petite blonde can look enticing in black leather because of the emphasizing contrast, any woman can wear any fragrance: it's either her traditional projection of self, or a contrast to it. The same goes for any man.

    In the world, every aspect along the entire spectrum of existence is someone's authentic sense of self.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    I'm another Bel Ami person, also Virgin Island Water, Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood, Parfums de Marley Oajan, SL Cuir Mauresque and MKK, some Amouage attars and Reflection Man, and Mazzolari Lui. I don't really consider gender marketing when I'm sniffing something. If I like it, I buy it.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    I've never paid attention to gender marketing in perfumes. Several fragrances in my collection are marketed as masculine, and of those, I most often wear Knize Ten, Pour un Homme, MKK, Midnight in Paris, Cigar and Havana.

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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shycat View Post
    I wear men's fragrances--most notably Clive Christian X and Polo Blue. Ninfeo Mio is on a pretty short wish list (because my wish is my command.) I wear them because I want to smell them. I don't feel they advertise who I am like a simple, semi-sweet floral. I don't wear fragrances to be sexy -- ha, yeah, lying my ass off -- I don't usually wear fragrances to feel sexy but I never go to Kroger doused in a men's perfume.

    I don't go to Kroger to feel sexy, either, btw.

    Gender and sexiness and perfume go together. Sexiness is most profound when one advertises one's authentic sense of self. Being a social creature, I am bound to my culture and my traditions. It's a long, long history of marketing that hits parfumery like every other aspect of life. Just as a petite blonde can look enticing in black leather because of the emphasizing contrast, any woman can wear any fragrance: it's either her traditional projection of self, or a contrast to it. The same goes for any man.

    In the world, every aspect along the entire spectrum of existence is someone's authentic sense of self.
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    Thanks, everyone for the answers.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Sure I do! Most prominently:

    Eau d'Hermes
    Eau Sauvage
    Eau de Patou
    Aramis Havana
    Romeo Gigli Sud Est
    Declaration (and flankers)
    Halston Z-14
    Guerlain Vetiver (in fact, lots of male vetivers)
    The Third Man
    Moustache de Rochas
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    I’ve worn and enjoyed

    Habit Rouge, Heritage
    Egoiste
    Pour un Homme, The Third Man
    Rocabar
    Endymion
    Angel Men, BMen
    Envy for Men

    Gender marketing doesn’t faze me. I wear a fragrance for the way it smells to me and on me.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Quite often!

    Sartorial by Penhaligons
    Egoiste by Chanel
    Greed Irish Tweed by Creed
    London by Burberry
    Boy by Chanel (unisex but marketed towards men)
    quite a number of the 'aquatic' perfumes

    When I chose samples I pay no heed to the feminine/masculine advertising, however when describing a perfume I will used those designators as there are certain characteristics and notes that traditionally are associated with both.
    Something something....something....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Sure I do! Most prominently:

    Eau d'Hermes
    Eau Sauvage
    Eau de Patou
    Aramis Havana
    Romeo Gigli Sud Est
    Declaration (and flankers)
    Halston Z-14
    Guerlain Vetiver (in fact, lots of male vetivers)
    The Third Man
    Moustache de Rochas
    All acceptable. You girls just keep your hands off our Lauder for Men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purecaramel View Post
    You girls just keep your hands off our Lauder for Men.
    A challenge! Hear that, ladies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Eau de Patou

    Whaaat?
    Do you mean Patou Pour Homme?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roro View Post
    Whaaat?
    Do you mean Patou Pour Homme?
    Nope, Eau de Patou. The "male" one -- with the blue cap!

    Well, okay... the "alleged" male one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Nope, Eau de Patou. The "male" one -- with the blue cap!

    Well, okay... the "alleged" male one.
    Don't do this to me! lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    I've never paid attention to gender marketing in perfumes. Several fragrances in my collection are marketed as masculine, and of those, I most often wear Knize Ten, Pour un Homme, MKK, Midnight in Paris, Cigar and Havana.
    You have my utmost respect for wearing Knize Ten. Even I can't pull that off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Sure I do! Most prominently:

    Eau d'Hermes
    Eau Sauvage
    Eau de Patou
    Aramis Havana
    Romeo Gigli Sud Est
    Declaration (and flankers)
    Halston Z-14
    Guerlain Vetiver (in fact, lots of male vetivers)
    The Third Man
    Moustache de Rochas
    I think I might be one of the few if not the only one around here who can't stand Eau d'Hermes.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Quote Originally Posted by purecaramel View Post
    You girls just keep your hands off our Lauder for Men.
    No worries there, we have Cabochard!

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    You have my utmost respect for wearing Knize Ten. Even I can't pull that off.
    Aw, I'll bet you can!

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    Yes, I have done so for years and far too many to list. The first was my big brother's Old Spice around 11 as a teen I think the first was YSL Homme?

    I consider all perfume to be unisex.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    My wife smells amazing in 2 Man, except she generally prefers not to wear any scent.
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Like a lot of the other women posters, I also wear whatever men's perfume strikes my fancy and I think work with my skin chemistry. Penhaligon's Duoro and Endymion are in my regular rotation and for some reason Fragonard's classic Eau de Cologne is marked as "for men". I sometimes reach for my husband's bottle of Opium as well, though less now that I have other similar smokey, amber, spicey scents in my own wardrobe I like better.

    Gender is a social construct anyway and doubly so when it goes for inanimate objects. Wear what you like. Play with societal expectations. Break convention.
    My current rotation:
    Vetivers: Root of all Goodness by Parterre & Autumn 19 by Ffern
    Skin scents: Shermine by Pierre Guillaume & Goddess by Lush
    Work horses: Magnetica by Voronoi, Paithaini by Penhaligons & 154 by Jo Malone
    Currently wearing: Autumn 19 by Ffern

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    My wife’s current favourite for herself: MDCI Invasion Barbare. But don’t ask her what she’s wearing ‘cuz she could never remember the name nor does she care to.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Thank you Ladies (and Gentlemen) for your generous answers.
    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    I think I might be one of the few if not the only one around here who can't stand Eau d'Hermes.
    Oh, I don't think you're alone in that. It's divisive for sure, especially if you're at all cumin-averse. Same with Cartier's Declaration.

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    Too many to count but I wear:

    Habit Rouge EDP
    Derby
    Egoiste
    Terre d'Hermes
    Bel Ami
    Equipage
    Sartorial
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    L'Homme Ideal EDP
    Tiffany for Men
    3rd Man Caron
    Pour Un Homme Caron
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    John Varvatos Artisan Pure
    Dior Eau Savage
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Eau du Navigateur & Eau du Caporal
    Floris Ormonde
    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime

    I think Timbuktu runs masculine, too.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Thanks again for the answers.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    On the other side, I have to admit that Im very conservative regarding me using "female" parfums.
    But in these months I was wandering how could YSL Opium pour Femme would smell on me. My guess is that I have to go to a store to test it.
    But here is my question (asking from an ignorant spot): Do you know how this parfum works on a man? Have you experienced this?
    Thank you very much.
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    Default Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    My thinking is very similar to most of the posts; I absolutely disregard gender designations in relation to scent. I feel it's shortsighted of a house to sideline at least half of the population by promoting a fragrance as masc or fem. Now, it may be my imagination but it seems that lately more scents are being labelled as unisex. Maybe someone has realized that "for men" and "for women" is an unnecessarily exclusive label? If I like it, I wear it. Terre d'Hermes, Declaration, Eau de Cartier, Prada Infusion D'Homme, Encre Noir, Oscar de la Renta pour Lui, Eau de L'Occitan have all coloured my cloud, among many others. And so far I've never had any comments like "say...you smell especially manly today!" I want to please my nose, and if it finds happiness pulling in wafts of leather/lumber/pine pitch/rubber/pepper/flannel/tobacco--bring it on! I respect people who occasionally like to colour outside the lines...




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