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    Default Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    There are a good amount of unisex fragrances that sometimes get lost to men wearing them based on gender advertisement. What are five female fragrances from each of your favorite houses or houses you have tried that men can pull off without being overly feminine no limit on list of houses list em!
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    Azzaro Azzaro Pour Homme
    Guerlain L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP
    Guerlain Heritage EDT
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT
    Christian Dior Dior Homme EDT
    Ralph Lauren Polo

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    Vintage Diors: Miss Dior, Dioressence

    Apsarah by Pryn

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    Any fragrance is unisex, depending on the tastes and body chemistry of the wearer. But certainly some vintage “feminine” frags like Caron Tabac Blond and Piguet Bandit are easy wears for macho guys. They’re certainly more butch than BR540.

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    Chanel Chance and Chanel N19 are pretty easy to wear;

    YSL libre is rather masculine,

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    Bandit practically has balls

    Turbulences by Louis Vuitton is an easy wear for a man

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    Not my favorite, but Armaf Club de Nuit Intense for women is very unisex.
    Maya Njie Tropica is marketed in some places as purely feminine scent, but gosh I love it!

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    Don't know that I can list 5 for multiple houses, but will contribute:

    Marni by Marni.
    My husband wears Stella Rose Absolute.
    Along a similar rich floral vibe: Tom Ford Black Orchid.
    I second Naw's Chanel No. 19 recommendation.
    Lutens Feminite du Bois
    YSL Opium
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    HERMÈS Eau des Merveilles and a number of its flankers. This has been my primary orange citrus scent for the past few years.

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    Also, the two masculine-leaning scents in the Shadescents collection, Velvet Teddy (dirty wild honey and tobacco) and My Heroine (pepper, graphite, tobacco, leather).

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    Herba Fresca

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    Portrait of a Lady by FM
    I second Chanel 19 .
    Current top choices:
    1- Portrait of A Lady
    2- Guerlain Derby
    3- 40 knots by Xerjoff
    4- Bond 9 New York Oud
    5- Mamluk by Xerjoff
    6- Coromandel by Chanel
    7- Naxos by Xerjoff
    8- Chanel 19
    9- Dior Oud Isphahn
    10- Richwood by Xerjoff

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    +1 Hermes Eau des Merveilles, and if you want a more 'masculine' take, try the Bleue flanker

    Guerlain Shalimar EdT (the leather and citrus is more pronounced in the EdT, at least the vintage I have)
    Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria range, pretty much all citrus based scents are good to go, same for Dior's Escale range
    Dior Addict (smelled this on a man once, it was glorious)
    Prada Candy Night (don't laugh, it's a dry gourmand)
    Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit (great take on tonka and sandalwood, similar vibe to Bruno Acampora's Sandalo)
    JhaG Lady Vengeance (comparably easier to wear than Portrait of a Lady in my opinion)
    Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto Eau de Parfum (dusty gourmand in a leather jacket)

    I'm not even going to go into all the 'Prive' lines by different houses and niche marketed purely as unisex since that is up to the wearer to decide whether it is liked or not.

    But honestly, wear whatever you like as long as you're comfortable doing so.

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    Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
    Le Dix by Balenciaga
    Shalimar (EdT) by Guerlain +1
    Portrait of a Lady by Malle
    Coromandel by Chanel
    Currently wearing: Chakai by Rituals

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    Default Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Rather than what I wear, I'd suggest what others can try out -

    Bottega Veneta
    Azuree
    L'Heure Bleue
    Mitsouko
    No 5 EdT

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    Default Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    But honestly, wear whatever you like as long as you're comfortable doing so.
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    Default Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Based on what I myself own and enjoy, or would wear based on testing:

    Chanel: No. 5, No. 5 Eau Premiere, No. 19, No 19. Poudree, Cristalle (EDT and EDP), Coco ... and pretty much the entire Exclusifs line
    Guerlain: Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit, Jicky, Shalimar
    Dior: Addict, Hypnotic Poison
    Hermes: Eau Merveilles, Jour d’Hermes, Twilly
    Mugler: Angel (and its many flankers), Angel Muse, Aura
    Amouage: Interlude Woman, Lyric Woman, Epic Woman

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    Any fragrance is unisex, depending on the tastes and body chemistry of the wearer. But certainly some vintage “feminine” frags like Caron Tabac Blond and Piguet Bandit are easy wears for macho guys. They’re certainly more butch than BR540.
    I'd agree with the last part - BR540's success baffles me.

    I would say the real litmus test for such selections would be whether non-basenotes/fragrance enthusiasts could 'easily wear' each female scent or not. In many cases, the answer is arguable or, even, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    I'd agree with the last part - BR540's success baffles me.

    I would say the real litmus test for such selections would be whether non-basenotes/fragrance enthusiasts could 'easily wear' each female scent or not. In many cases, the answer is arguable or, even, no.
    It would be interesting to see what their thoughts were if they smelt them all blind and were just asked for their opinions on the perfume. No mention of gender or even what you're trying to find out...
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    Default Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Portrait of a Lady
    Coromandel
    Mitsuko
    Black Orchid
    Angel Muse
    Current Favorites:
    Roja Parfums Sweetie Aoud
    Creed Viking
    Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade
    Xerjoff Naxos
    MFK Oud Satin Mood Extrait

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    Default Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    A few that I own that I think are considered women's scents:

    Chanel - Eau de Cologne
    Philosophy - Pure Grace
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Estée Lauder Knowing
    Fendi Theorema for woman
    Currently wearing: Background by Jil Sander

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    Default Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    I would say the real litmus test for such selections would be whether non-basenotes/fragrance enthusiasts could 'easily wear' each female scent or not. In many cases, the answer is arguable or, even, no.
    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    It would be interesting to see what their thoughts were if they smelt them all blind and were just asked for their opinions on the perfume. No mention of gender or even what you're trying to find out...
    I read a study recently in which they did just that, and the test subjects generally showed no gender preference for scents. However, it was a small test, and I don't know what scents were tested. I'd be curious about a larger test—more subjects, more frags.

    Guys who are totally into powerhouses and such may be less inclined to "cross over," but given what's marketed as masculine to a younger clientele these days, I wouldn't be at all surprised to find most guys can't tell the difference without the packaging. And women have never much cared.

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    Aromatics Elixir
    Youth Dew
    Black Orchid
    Currently wearing: Bogart by Jacques Bogart

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    It would be interesting to see what their thoughts were if they smelt them all blind and were just asked for their opinions on the perfume. No mention of gender or even what you're trying to find out...
    Absolutely. I thought of that whn writing. I think, by and large, 90% of fragrances would put people off if they werent your mass market, fresh designer 'thing', so maybe it doesn't help...
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    Anything you enjoy!
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    Default Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Tom Ford Black Orchid.
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    Black Orchid
    Quote Originally Posted by Ifti View Post
    Black Orchid
    Dont listen to them. Black Orchid is suitable for neither men nor women
    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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    4. Looking for a signature scent? You've come to the wrong place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Anything you enjoy!
    This .

    However if pushed I would have to say Original Aramis Cologne or if you prefer Azurre, Early American Old Spice, Sycomore EDT, Dior Amber Nuit, Cabochard.
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    Black Orchid works best on a woman. Same as high heels.
    A few favourites

    Bois du Portugal by Creed
    Aventus by Creed
    Jubilation Man by Amouage
    Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery
    Incident Diplomatique by Jovoy
    Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942
    Pour Monsieur EdT by Chanel
    Eau Sauvage (vtg) by Christian Dior
    Eucris EdP by GF Trumper
    Polo (Cosmair) by Ralph Lauren
    Currently wearing: Worth pour Homme by Worth

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    One more seconding of No. 19 as much as adding Escale a Portofino by Dior, Le Dix by Balenciaga, Versace Red Jeans, Yardely April Violets and not least Bvlgari Jasmin Noir (perhaps due to a basic principle comparable to Black Orchid, not just due to fairly similar naming and comparable style/release years but also belonging to these fascinating and almost intoxicating florals that can be unexpectedly unisex)
    Currently wearing: Baobab by Tesori d'Oriente

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    Creed Royal Princess Oud, smelled like a cross/offspring between Royal Oud and Jardin d’Amalfi. She was born a princess but destined to be king. LoL.

    Most men don’t wear it because they are terrified of the name, neither do most women because it smells a bit masculine.




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