Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
I recall reading this, but I can't remember where so take this with a grain of salt: customers in certain markets, especially the U.S., are extremely averse to buying a fragrance that's not marketed to their own gender. So AG just releases the same product in two bottles; that way men can buy the men's and women the women's.
Yep, especially because AG doesn't have specific "unisex" bottlings. I guess in this threak we're all aware that the perception of what smells feminine and masculine is not definite and changes with time and culture, but people usually need something to approve them in their decision to buy/wear/do something.
SotD: Divine - L'Homme Sage. I like it quite a bit. Smelled like hot milk with honey and spices most of the time. Also partially kind of dusty. Good longevity!
SotN: Red Flower - Ambrette (all natual) éxtrait. Citrus opening, geranium in the drydown and apparently musky ambrette. Decent longevity. See, Andy Tauer, this is how it's done.
I like it. Simple but well smelling.
Also, Red Flower - Guaiac éxtrait. Smelled unpleasantly fecal in the opening, roughly 20 minutes. After that it's a little woodsy, warm, citrusy (orange), probably some rose. Difficult to describe. It's good (after the weird beginning)! When I Google'd it, I found a review by Mr. Chandler Burr
. Longevity is ok so far.