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The Men’s Fragrances We Secretly Want for Ourselves

February 7th, 2017

Who says every woman wants to smell like a vanilla cupcake? Ok, I’m being cheeky here, but really: sometimes I feel that if I have to smell one more achingly sweet scented product, I’m going to lose it. Listen, there’s nothing wrong with vanilla, or sweet scents in general, if that’s what you like. But, if the perfumes and body products on the women’s side of the fragrance bar are leaving you cold (or, ahem, a little nauseous), I’d like to challenge you to ditch female-focused fragrances entirely and take a whiff of the men’s side of the store.

Sure, there is a typical “man scent” used in many products that can be just as off-putting as that generic baked-good perfume, but you’d be surprised by how many modern men’s colognes make perfect unisex scents. I’ve rounded up some masculine fragrances that fit the bill; let me know if you have any favorites that you steal from your guy on the regular!

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12 Comments under :: The Men’s Fragrances We Secretly Want for Ourselves
  1. npharney says:

    Yes! Thank you! I hate smelling too sweet (especially vanilla based scents) and I always love guys scents, and shower products. I want to go out and have a sniff of all of these

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

  2. Briana says:

    I wear Maison Margiela’s Jazz Club cologne and absolutely love it. I get compliments on it all the time! The same can be said for any Maison Margiela fragrance though.

    Briana
    http://www.youngsophisticate.com

  3. barb says:

    thought I was the only one, I only wear men’s cologne….

  4. karin says:

    I love Citron D’Erable…just about citrusy enough with some interesting other notes.

    • karin says:

      Have the DUDE as well…sexy…..FYI Sephora has this cute box of fragrances by Atelier Cologne in case you want to check them all out.

  5. Samantha Lee says:

    Mmmm I LOVE the smell of men’s cologne. I finally started wearing perfume (this past year) and love it. Excited to check out some of these though!
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  6. Ted says:

    Interesting think I might take a whif on the female side of the store !

  7. Laura says:

    My good friend wears Givenchy Play cologne and it smells so amazing on her!

  8. Kelly says:

    I love the wild smell! It brings back so many memories! Great article! Good point!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    When I was 18 I bought myself Baryshnikov Sport and I still love to wear it sometimes!

  10. chelsea says:

    If you love a men’s scent like i do, you HAVE TO try Dedcool Perfume, its a natural base unisex line. me and my hubby can share the scents and they are super sexy

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