Cross-scenting

Cross-Scenting For Her

This desire to define one’s self led to a growing fascination with scents that had been deemed off limits in the past. A woman wearing a man’s cologne makes a statement much like donning her boyfriend’s watch. She’s breaking the rules, but just barely. She’s setting herself apart from the crowd in a way that forces others to marvel at her complexity.

Cross-Scenting For Him

Men are beginning to do the same sort of experimentation with fragrance, ignoring traditional fragrance gender boundaries, but perhaps at a slower rate than women. It’s increasingly okay for a man to get in touch with his feminine side, emotionally and cologne-wise. Some men, especially those looking to identify themselves apart from the Axe Body Spray-type, look for more unique fragrance blends that depart from traditional masculine notes. Scents such as Gucci Guilty Intense Pour Homme, Ralph Lauren’s Polo Double Black and Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million feature decidedly feminine notes such as orange flower, jasmine, bright mango and rose.