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#1 Fae_Rae

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 06:30 AM

I've been wondering for a while which scents would be good for guys. I know one of my friends is on here looking for some "guy stuff" as he puts it, but its so hard o decipher which are for guys and which arent. What about making a new category with all the scents that are "guy approved"

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 06:37 AM

Have you seen this link, Fae? It might be helpful.

And welcome to the madness. :P

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 05:00 PM

That's spooky, last night my other half asked me to post exactly that suggestion on his behalf! Thank you for having me the trouble.

(I've shown him the list in the FAQ, but no, he'd like to see a whole separate section for male-friendly scents.)

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 08:31 PM

I quite like there not being a separate section for men. Everything is now based on the descriptions and the essential oils, rather than 'oils for men' and 'oils for women.' Simon got 'Fenris' as he loved the description, not because it suited his gender. :P The 'suggestions' list is a good way round the practical difficulties of not having separate sections.

I do think 'the male list' could have a higher profile on the site - I only found it because I looked at every single page! :shock:

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 03:41 AM

I agree with Alice. I know it shouldn't matter, but I'd be less likely to try a fragrance if it was in the "man" section, even if the notes sound tempting. I'm not really girlish, but my tastes doesn't really run towards unisex blends, but things can really surprise you! It keeps me having an open mind. Likewise, there are probably some scents that haven't made it on the Men Recommended list that could turn out well for them. Didn't someone mention once (or maybe it was on bust...) that snake oil did work for a guy they knew? I think it helps keep their mind open too. But moving the men recommended list to a more notiecable spot would probably be a good idea.

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 06:12 AM

...But moving the men recommended list to a more notiecable spot would probably be a good idea.


Yerah, you're right. I didn't even know there was such a list. If it was somewhere thats easier to find, twould be better.

Btw, Lucas kicks ass :P

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 06:26 AM

what if beth and co went through the perfumes and sorted them as 'masculine/unisex/feminine' and we implemented that in the search engine? then there wouldn't be an explicit division, but it'd be semi-easy to find... so men who want bay rum can have it :P

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 06:58 AM

That's probably the best idea. They can type in "guy" and get a list.

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 07:03 AM

i was thinking more of have it be an extra thingie, like an extra special optional selection thingie?

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 07:45 AM

Personally, I think the set up is good as is. I found the "mens list" exactly where I expected it to be.

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 08:13 AM

i was thinking more of have it be an extra thingie, like an extra special optional selection thingie?


I think that's definitely the best idea. That way, there's no separate section to maintain, just a marker in the database, and I could stop Jef grumbling that he can't find things to try :P

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 12:01 AM

I just received another request for a list of scents that are suitable for a man to wear. Though I think it's a matter of taste, here's my list of our more masculine and gender-neutral blends for future reference.

One of these days, I have to update the FAQ. :P


TRADITIONALLY MASCULINE
Antony
Arkham
Azazel
Baron Samedi
Bluebeard
Czernobog
De Sade
Faustus
Fenris Wolf
Golden Priapus
Iago
Jolly Roger
Laudanum
Lear
Loup Garou
Mad Hatter
Magus
Nero
Oberon
Othello
Titus Andronicus
Tombstone
Typhon
Vicomte de Valmont
Villain
Whitechapel


GENDER-NEUTRAL
All 7 Sins
All Celestials
All Tarot Blends
Absinthe
Anathema
The Apothecary
Aureus
Bacchanalia
Banshee
Black Forest
Black Phoenix
Blood
Bloodlust
Burial
The Caterpillar
Cathedral
Chimera
Chypre
Damnation
Darkness
Debauchery
Deimos
Depraved
Eclipse
Eidolon
Embalming Fluid
Endymion
Entropy
Hunger
Hurricane
Imp
Inferno
Jabberwocky
Lightning
Malediction
Noir
Omen
Oneiroi
Penitence
Phobos
Pulse Priapus
Rakshasa
Saturnalia
Serpentís Kiss
Shadow
Snake Oil
Thanatopsis
Torment
Umbra
Undertow
Voodoo
Zombi

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 04:25 AM

the 14th or so, i'll add mas/neutral/don't care to the search. [spring break, don'tcha know] :P

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 09:32 AM

Hmmm. Turns out some of my favorite scents are "masculine": Faustus, Laudanum, Othello. Gosh, they didn't seem masculine on me. Should I be worried? :P ... :D

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 09:46 AM

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 02:29 PM

i'm dying to try arkham out on my boyfriend - love the name too :P

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 02:43 PM

na no worries about whether you like a masc scent.
i have bluebeard and the catepillar and was confused by the idea of them on a guy... but i'm not good with getting male scents (my poor white trash ass likes every man to smell like old spice so i got help from bethy when getting my boy scents)

and i think thats what the list'll be used for. Scents good to introduce men to perfumery. my vote goes to Iago : )

i think jolly roger is more gender neutral...

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 03:28 PM

I wouldn't mind getting a masculine scent for the man I know, but he will be picky. It will have to be very masculine or he won't wear it. He refuses to even wear Sympathy for the Skin out in public and I think that is pretty neutral. Or am I wrong?

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 03:56 PM

LOL I can see where he might think sympathy seems a bit girly. I think a lot of foody scents might lean in that direction. You know baking = kitchen = estrogen mentality. :P

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 04:00 PM

Aah, maybe you have a point there. lol. I guess I will let up on him then. You saved him. Posted Image

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 04:19 PM

it also helps trying to match a name with his personality. Like my guy, he is obsessed with Wolverine from X-Men, acts like it too sometimes :D :P .... anyway, thinking of that, I got him Loup Garou and Fenris Wolf. They worked really well on him.

Oh, and i think it does have to do with your preference to some scents anyway, like i ordered Azazel and fell in love with it

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 02:45 PM

database updated and the search appends ('traditionally masculine' or 'gender neutral') after the description when appropriate [search for gold to see for yourself!]

i'll toss in the search for only (masc, neutral, masc/neutral, any) as soon as i figure out how to phrase it.

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:07 PM

it also helps trying to match a name with his personality. Like my guy, he is obsessed with Wolverine from X-Men, acts like it too sometimes :D  :P .... anyway, thinking of that, I got him Loup Garou and Fenris Wolf. They worked really well on him.

that did help. Jolly Roger sounded good to him as he was a sailor. I hope that one works for him. It sounds good.

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 06:55 AM

i thought saturn smelled masculine but i haven't found a guy to hold down and splash with it yet.

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 06:30 PM

it also helps trying to match a name with his personality. Like my guy, he is obsessed with Wolverine from X-Men, acts like it too sometimes .... anyway, thinking of that, I got him Loup Garou and Fenris Wolf. They worked really well on him.

Oh, and i think it does have to do with your preference to some scents anyway, like i ordered Azazel and fell in love with it


I wonder if that is why I like O so much...hmmmmm...

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