I only wear fragrances so I can post in the SOTD thread on basenotesI concede that the part you quote is hyperbole. I should have qualified the point - and may have done on re-reading, but I won't go back and edit it now it's been picked up on - as it is not the whole reason or purpose for wearing fragrance, but it is the primary or main reason. Consider basenotes and fragrance enthusiasts as a subsculture - as mentioned in my post, having its own social hierarchy, its own norms that differ from the wider culture, and as mentioned some people make 'sniffing' a priority over 'wearing'. This doesn't change the fact that the main reason men wear fragrance is to smell good to other people, with the next and obvious point being that they want to smell appealing to women (ofc allowing for different attitudes among LGBT men). There is another, perhaps more important use for perfume, and that is its use in sacred ceremony. But this is not about wearing fragrance - anointing is something different to wearing - and I don't think it takes away from the point, either. I have to be honest, I have never quite bought the idea that someone only wears fragrance for themselves. It seems to be the same self-deception some women use to explain/justify wearing make-up. I think I've touched on the areas where the more personal approach to perfume applies, but I'd be amazed if you truly dgaf what other people think about what you wear in public?