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    Default What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    I'd imagine that most women don't like a guy to smell feminine or be too similar to them. But I've noticed that a lot of men's fragrances, while somewhat pleasant, are really soft and seem feminine. Versace Pour Homme and Eau Fraiche for example.

    I tried out Chanel Eau Fraiche with a friend, and surprisingly, I thought it was pretty masculine at first. I really enjoyed it and thought "this is what I've been looking for." But then when it dried down further it got really soft, floral and feminine. I might give it another shot to see how it mixes on my skin when working all day.

    My question is, are there any women's fragrances out there that you actually prefer on a guy? That work really well? That smell a little masculine? Or is any guy wearing ladies perfume going to come across like, "Ugh, he smells like a girl."

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    Default Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    Great question for our ladies. I see occasional, very scattered, "this would be great on a guy" comments, but a bunch of such thoughts in one place would be nice, so that any disagreements can more easily be aired.
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    Default Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    Chanel No. 19
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    The original Opium. I've bought bottles for two different men and let's just say they enjoyed the effect wearing it had on me .
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    Cristalle from Chanel
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    Default Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    None come to mind.
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    Default Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Chanel No. 19
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    No 19 is very unisex, I received a few complements when wearing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Chanel No. 19
    Gres Cabochard
    I wholeheartedly second these. I think in general green, leather and Chypre fragrances marketed to women are great on men. With the current fashion for women's scents leaning extremely sweet, I think most people wouldn't recognise such scents as 'feminine' anyway.

    My husband has confiscated a few of my 'marketed to women' scents and they smell excellent on him:

    No. 19
    Azurée
    Cuir de Russie (I seriously think this is the best thing ever on a man)

    However, I also know a guy who wear Chanel No. 5, and it's awesome on him. I kind of like an unexpected scent on a man.

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    Cuir de Russie
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    I'll check out some of these. The Chanel No. 19 and No. 5 stand out.

    I wore Chance Eau Fraiche on skin the other day. Nah, that one is definitely feminine in my opinion. Opening could be considered unisex, but as soon as the dry down hits, there's this slight sugary-ness to it.

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    Default Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by justfoxie View Post
    The original Opium. I've bought bottles for two different men and let's just say they enjoyed the effect wearing it had on me .
    This is the one mentioned so far that I would most enjoy wearing. I have an old EDT sample, and it smells amazing - rich and complex.
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    Default Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    Amouage Dia smells great on my DH.

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    Caron Tabac Blond is wonderful on my husband.

    A dear male friend of mine wears Malle Une Rose and it’s glorious on him.
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