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post #12871 of 19927
I can definitely see how people would not like Terre d'Hermes - it's not constructed as a crowd pleaser.
post #12872 of 19927
Oh, I'm just not that used to prominent orange notes. Will try Orange Verte these days.
post #12873 of 19927
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have you ever worn a womans fragrance? (serious question)

I can answer for b1os, because it's the same answer for pretty nearly all the regulars in this thread. Yes, we all wear fragrances that are marketed to women. Some of us do that more than others. For example, I think it's fair to say that rach and I wear feminines a lot, while people like Thomas and Baron and Rambo wear them much less. I think HORNS and b1os, for example, are more in the middle.

Fragrances aren't like clothes, in the sense that there's a very bright line between what is conventionally regarded as appropriate for women and what is appropriate for men. (Indeed, many older feminines would register as quite butch in today's marketplace, where women's scents tend to be very girly and sweet.) If you go to luckyscent.com, you'll see that they represent the gender of a fragrance on a continuum. I don't always agree with how they place them, but in general I think the idea of a continuum is much better than the idea of a simple binary.

Thanks for the response. I had never thought about it to be honest, apparently marketing is really affective. frown.gif

I will try the Chanel one more time.

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I gave Terre d'Hermès another try. Liked it better today.

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post #12874 of 19927
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Thanks for the response. I had never thought about it to be honest, apparently marketing is really affective. frown.gif
I will try the Chanel one more time.
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As HORNS mentioned in his post, marketing plays a huge role. Goutal literally puts the same fragrance in two different bottles, one feminine and one masculine. There was a time when fragrance in general was regarded as somewhat feminine, so marketers got the idea of creating fragrances and marketing them specifically to men. That's just a way of increasing the market for fragrances.
post #12875 of 19927
Speaking of Annick Goutal, Ambre Fetiche parfum for the evening. Not bad at all. smile.gif
post #12876 of 19927

Floris no 89

post #12877 of 19927
Td'h doesn't do it for me personally. I like voyage d'hermes better.

Today I'm wearing insense again.
post #12878 of 19927
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Td'h doesn't do it for me personally. I like voyage d'hermes better.
Today I'm wearing insense again.

I've never tried Insense, but I've been curious for a long time because of Luca Turin's review. You're not wearing the Insense Ultramarine, right? Just the regular one? How do you like it?
post #12879 of 19927

Scent of the day: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille,.. Not even going out, just pleasing myself for the evening :)
 

post #12880 of 19927
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Not even going out, just pleasing myself for the evening smile.gif

In that case, you might prefer Cumming.

Piper Nigrum today.
Diptyque Boulevard 34 yesterday.
post #12881 of 19927
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In that case, you might prefer Cumming.
Piper Nigrum today.
Diptyque Boulevard 34 yesterday.

Well played!

I've been surprised how much I enjoy Cumming (I mean the fragrance, hence the capital letter). Other than the very open, which is quite aggressive, it's a quite pleasant earthy, boozy scent.
post #12882 of 19927
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I've never tried Insense, but I've been curious for a long time because of Luca Turin's review. You're not wearing the Insense Ultramarine, right? Just the regular one? How do you like it?

It's the original insensé not ultramarine. I like it. It's a very green smelling floral to me, with kind of an unpleasantly sharp opening that smells like a dated, flowery, liquid hand soap or bubble bath.
post #12883 of 19927
Trying to finish up a bottle of Cristalle EdP before I move back to the US in a few weeks. Don't want to pack or bring it with me!

Wearing it fairly regularly as of late, I realize how much it diverges (in a bad way) from the EdT. I've said this before, but I really realize it now. They tried to tame the weirdness of the original to be more versatile in autumn/winter, and instead just made it worse, losing the weird tart crispness of the original to become a heavier sort of sour in the EdP. Not BAD, for sure, but nothing I'd really scour the earth in order to find.
post #12884 of 19927
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Well played!
I've been surprised how much I enjoy Cumming (I mean the fragrance, hence the capital letter). Other than the very open, which is quite aggressive, it's a quite pleasant earthy, boozy scent.

I like it as well & am thinking about a purchase when my sample is finished.
post #12885 of 19927
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I gave Terre d'Hermès another try. Liked it better today.

Td'H has been my daily scent for the past couple of years. I used to wear Rocabar but when I smelled Td'H for the first time I was hooked. Have never received as many compliments and inquiries as to my cologne as with Td'H.

Of course, it's always a matter of personal taste and body chemistry!
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