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How to Tell if a Fragrance is for Men or Women?

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The world of fragrances can get quite overwhelming sometimes. And tricky too. Something you find perfect for a night out might probably be getting on the nerve of all your colleagues back at work during the day time. And something you finally like after trying out a million different ones might be meant for the opposite gender.

Speaking of which, how can you really tell if a perfume is meant for men or women?

Here are 5 quick tips to identify:

  • First of all, have a good look at the label and before you try it out. Most perfumes say clearly on their labels whether it is meant for men or women. Look for words like “pour homme” for men and “pour femme” for women in French perfumes
  • Floral, fruity, sweet and light scents are usually considered feminine
  • Woody, musky and strong scents are generally considered masculine
  • Citrusy scents are considered unisex
  • Last but not least, there are men who are more inclined towards floral and fresh fragrances and women who like strong woody fragrances. So you can go ahead and pick one category to be your signature scent. Most fragrances have almost the same base, so it’s more about perception than about composition.