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    Default What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    This is not to debate whether fragrance should be gendered or not
    Just, on the market (or fragrantica or even here), some fragrances are branded for female and I was wondering what your favourites where

    I really enjoyed sampling:

    Chanel n19 (especially for the first 20mn)
    And Loved Vol de Nuit by Guerlain (would have been insta buy if it performed bit better)

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    Bunch of Chanel fragrances. Especially Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles. Also, Malle Une Fleur de Cassie and Carnal Flower.

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    Bandit

    I mean, c'mon fellas -- these are the basenotes, BOOM!

    Leather, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ambergris, Patchouli, Myrrh, Castoreum, Oakmoss, Musk, Civet

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcelello View Post
    Bunch of Chanel fragrances. Especially Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles. Also, Malle Une Fleur de Cassie and Carnal Flower.
    The only one I know here is Carnal Flower and LOVE IT. It is however branded Unisex (rightly so), at least on Fragrantica and Parfumo

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Bandit

    I mean, c'mon fellas -- these are the basenotes, BOOM!

    Leather, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ambergris, Patchouli, Myrrh, Castoreum, Oakmoss, Musk, Civet
    Still need to try that one!

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    The only ones I have and wear are Stash by SJP and Nuits d'Hadrien.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Lots of Chanel’s and big 80s style florals like LArte d’Gucci, original Gianni Versace, Tiffany, Fendi

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    That I'd actually wear?
    Ariana Grande Cloud, Light Blue eau Intense or Divine Decadence. All are just slightly leaning feminine but with aspects that a male could pull off

    On a girl, Burberry Her

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Honestly, too many to single out one. The aforementioned Piguet Bandit, Chanel Cuir de Russie, and Guerlain Vol de Nuit are certainly contenders. Lenthéric À Bientot, Dana Emir, Grès Cabochard, Myrurgia Maderas de Oriente, D'Orsay Mystère, Caron Nuit de Noël and Tabac Blond, a bunch of older Patous…

    I'd wear any number of vintage feminines ahead of some contemporary masculines, and smell none the "girlier" for it.
    Currently wearing: Cellini by Fabergé

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    FM Parfum de Therese
    Xerjoff Irisss

    ...are two that come to mind.
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    K de Krizia. It's the only female fragrance in my collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    I'd wear any number of vintage feminines ahead of some contemporary masculines, and smell none the "girlier" for it.
    My sentiment exactly when I'm wearing K.
    Spray less, love more.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    so many.

    Mitsouko of course.

    My latest love is Dune by Dior, the feminine is absolutely stunning.

    And I love Chanel 19.

    Knowing by Lauder.

    Moment Supreme by Patou.

    So many others.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Miller Harris L'Air de Rien
    Alaia Paris
    Bvlgari Aqva Divina
    Prada Amber
    Pinrose Treehouse Royal
    Mac Shadescents line
    Elizabeth & James Nirvana line (bar White)

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Of the ones I've smelled on my wife - Joy
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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by maksidrom View Post
    Miller Harris L'Air de Rien
    I have been telling myself to sample more Miller Harris, they have some frag that absolutely look like my cup of tea. I have sampled etui noir and it was great

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    Samsara

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    Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori
    Jean Couturier Coriandre
    “I have often observed that [scents] cause an alteration in me and work upon my spirits according to their several virtues; which makes me approve of what is said, that the use of incense and perfumes in churches, so ancient and so universally received in all nations and religions, was intended to cheer us, and to rouse and purify the senses, the better to fit us for contemplation” - Montaigne
    Currently wearing: Greyland by Montale

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    That I've owned and worn:

    Patou Ma Liberte
    Cuir de Lancome
    Chanel Bois des Iles

    In that order
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    If we're talking about feminine fragrances as worn by a woman, most of my wife's collection works well for me. (How fortunate to be so smell-compatible!) Our mutual favorites include Mitsouko, Opium, Amouage Gold, Irisss, Lanvin Scandal, De Profundis, and Portrait of a Lady, amongst other worthy contenders. I think the only ones we both wear are Vol de Nuit and Jicky, but I could see myself wearing more of hers (esp. PoaL) if I didn't prefer to keep our fragrance profiles more distinct.
    Currently wearing: Cellini by Fabergé

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    Amouage Jubilation 25 EDP and Extrait

    Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum EDC EDT EDP

    Arquiste Ella

    Patou Ma Liberte

    Mitsouko Parfum de Toilette

    Lauder Private Collection

    Mugler Alien Essence Absolue

    Christian Dior Miss Dior
    Dior Dior

    Caron Tabac Blond EDC
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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by purecaramel View Post
    Mugler Alien Essence Absolue
    That was a shock to see in a Camel list!

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    That was a shock to see in a Camel list!
    LOL. It has a very clever, highly sweetened Vanilla Amber that's Buttered. One of a very few Fem Teethrotters that appeals.

    There is an added bonus in the bottle which cups in the hand like a Pear or a Bumcheek.
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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    PoaL to the best of my knowledge, like most Malle offerings was only relatively recently marketed specifically to Women (as found in their gender targeted perfume sets of recent years). So I don’t know if it counts…

    If it doesn’t, vintage Diorella ​has got to be mine.
    Current Top Ten:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Jasmin Antique (Rogue Perfumery)

    3) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie
    3) Giorgio V.I.P. Special Reserve (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie

    5) Dia pour Homme vintage edt (Amouage)

    6) Nombre Noir (Shiseido)
    7) Lucifer (Renaissance Fragrances)
    8) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren)
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy)
    10)Vetifleur (Rogue Perfumery)


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    I've taken an interest in jasmine, so TF Jasmin Rouge and Rogue Jasmin Antique. Though now that I think about it, I'm not sure Jasmin Rouge is marketed as "female", and some stores that carry a lot of TF have it in the men's fragrance section as well as the women's.

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    Vintage Dior Dune on the right woman’s skin is moreish and magical to my nose.







    Sorcery I tells you....
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    Bois du Portugal / Aventus / Pour Monsieur / Boss Number One (current)
    Sagamore (vintage) / Drakkar Noir / Bright Neroli / Cool Water (vintage)
    Patrick / Allure Homme / Jazz Club / YSL Pour Homme HC

    Currently wearing: Sagamore by Lancôme

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    Rochas Femme
    No 5 edc
    Tabac Blond

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    Mainly iris scents :
    Xerjoff Irisss, or cheaper/similar Prada Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue - rich, pillowy, bready iris
    I've not sampled Iris Silver Mist, but Hermes Hiris will do as an approximation of that dry, rooty style of iris.

    Bottega Veneta EdP : a fine suede/kid leather, deepened with plum note. Unisex but marketed fem.

    For getting to sleep, being insomniac : L'Heure Bleue EdP is soothing.
    Summer is here : greens, vetiver, aromatics. Daily drivers : Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT; Guerlain Vetiver, Etro Palais Jamais. Aramis Tuscany; Penhaligon's Juniper Sling; CDG Zagorsk; Caron Yatagan; Puig Quorum; Hermes Equipage Geranium.
    Sampling : Parfum d'Empire Eau de Gloire, Corsica Furiosa; Anatole Lebreton L'Eau de Merzhin; Chanel No19 Poudre; Knize Sec

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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    The vintage Opium.

    opium.jpg
    Currently wearing: Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

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    Paco Rabanne Calandre.

    Btw, was Vol de nuit originally marketed to women only? It's about aviation after all...

    cacio

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    Guerlain Sous Le Vent, Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit
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    Default Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian5701 View Post
    I've taken an interest in jasmine, so TF Jasmin Rouge and Rogue Jasmin Antique. Though now that I think about it, I'm not sure Jasmin Rouge is marketed as "female", and some stores that carry a lot of TF have it in the men's fragrance section as well as the women's.
    Another in this vein: Diptyque Olene.
    “I have often observed that [scents] cause an alteration in me and work upon my spirits according to their several virtues; which makes me approve of what is said, that the use of incense and perfumes in churches, so ancient and so universally received in all nations and religions, was intended to cheer us, and to rouse and purify the senses, the better to fit us for contemplation” - Montaigne
    Currently wearing: Greyland by Montale




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