Perfumery is not divided into masculine and feminine (scent has no gender; what we call masculine and feminine fragrances are often just a reflection of gender stereotypes that have developed in society over the past 100-150 years. For example, it is not true that flower perfumes suitable only for women, and fougere compositions are addressed exclusively to men). If you like a fragrance that says “not your” gender on the bottle, it only means that the brand's marketers thought it necessary to address it to someone else. The main thing in perfumes is pleasure, and you should pay attention only to what emotions they evoke in you.
Dasha answered correctly.
Fragrances really should not be divided into male and female. This division is purely marketing. We were taught that conventionally a woman smells like a rose, and a man smells like a cedar and that's it.
And everyone forgets that the same rose will sound differently on a man. After all, skin temperature, body odor (with which the perfume will mix), whether your skin is dry or not, humidity and air temperature, and a host of other factors play a role. Perfume sounds different for everyone. Therefore, you should not pay attention to gender divisions, as did the one who answered above) If you like the scent - buy.
For example, I am crazy about the "masculine" notes of tobacco, oud, pepper, wood and they sound much better on me than roses;)
Until the beginning of the 20th century, men and women, as far as I know, were stifled by the same perfume without "gender separation." Then it turned out that it was more profitable to sell separately for a number of purely economic reasons. For example, the creation of images (personal, gender-colored) for each perfume. Those. the client is already buying not a smell, but a story about an insidious witch or about a "careless rider" in a hot desert. Plus, certain perfumes are associated with certain celebrities - a girl is unlikely to want to smell like Beckham. Usually, male scents include leather, tobacco, chypre, pine needles, in general, all woody notes, and female scents, fruits, flowers, vanilla, powdery notes. But this is rather an outdated division, now a significant part of perfumes (especially selective brands) belong to unisex and they calmly choke both men and women. I now prefer just such scents, although I used "purely male" perfumes from time to time, especially as a teenager - nothing bad happened) Here is a good article on the topic: Why fragrances should not be divided into "female" and men's "
And the devil only knows, women are usually much softer. I am not a connoisseur. And usually girls bought me perfume, who likes what. Their choice was not very pleasant to me, but I am an unpretentious person. Since they like it, I will use it, it’s not difficult for me.
I did choose myself only once, at the end of last year. I asked the consultant to help, but all the men pulled me to puke. They're all heavy, or something.
That's why I took the female Euphoria Essence from Calvin Klein. This is a really gorgeous thing. From him directly smelled of the sweetness of berries. Blackberries and raspberries, if my memory serves me. It's okay that I used this perfume - it didn't happen. People perceived it normally. More precisely, no one expressed any complaints, and I did not ask people.