scents and age groups

scentaholic

Member
Jan 17, 2002
Hello!
Do you guys believe that certain scents are more appropriate for
certain age groups?I haven't read anything about it in the archives.

The reason i ask is that recently i find myself wanting to explore
the more classic scents such as the Guerlains, The Givenchys as well
as the Annick Goutals to name a few.

However a couple weeks ago i found myself experimenting with the
original Givenchy and the Givenchy Monsieur(the 2 i believe) and
while i really enjoyed both these scents on me,the salesgirl said
they smelled too "old" for me,saying that while they smelled
nice,they are better siuted for a an older gentleman.I was taken
aback as i never have given this much thought.I like the new "fresh"
scents but i get bored of them rather easily and find they lack
originality and lasting power.I have read here that younger women
prefer scents such as Polo Sport and Acqua di Gio.

Let me say that i am 39 and dress casually,especially since the hot
weather and my job allows me to dress as i wish.The salesgirl thought
i was in my early 30s(first compliment i got from her).In colder
weather i dress casual also but will also dress up in suits on
occasion.I have also read here that one would not wear Boucheron with
jeans for example,which i agree with.

The point is,should i avoid the classic Guerlains and Givenchys and
go for something more mid-range from these houses?If so,which ones
are more suited to my style,judging from what you know.?I like the
smells but would they clash? I hope Casran fits the bill as i am
getting it anyhow!!


I am asking as i am fragrance hunting tomorrow night!! YUM YUM
 

staffoja

New member
Nov 1, 2000
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 06:09:21 +0100
Sender: staffoja [email address redacted] scents and age groups
From: staffoja [email address redacted] Christian,

Don't listen to the salesgirl! I think you are never too young for a great
fragrance. I think if you wear what you feel like waering it will suit you. At
39, I don't think any
fragrance is too old for you. I know people in their 20s who wear these
"older" fragrances, and if anything, it adds an air of sophistication, and
confidence. If you'd
like a younger smelling Guerlain, Coriolan might be the one for you.. Annick
Goutal's Eau de Sud, and Eau de Hadrien could be worn by anybody at anytime as
well.
Givenchy's Xeryus Rouge just manages to straddle the border between casual and
formal. I think it could bne worn with anything, including a suit.

Have a good fragrance hunt, as you look forward to the arrival of your Casran
-which you will love!

Regards,
John [email address redacted] wrote:

Hello!
Do you guys believe that certain scents are more appropriate for
certain age groups?I haven't read anything about it in the archives.

The reason i ask is that recently i find myself wanting to explore
the more classic scents such as the Guerlains, The Givenchys as well
as the Annick Goutals to name a few.

However a couple weeks ago i found myself experimenting with the
original Givenchy and the Givenchy Monsieur(the 2 i believe) and
while i really enjoyed both these scents on me,the salesgirl said
they smelled too "old" for me,saying that while they smelled
nice,they are better siuted for a an older gentleman.I was taken
aback as i never have given this much thought.I like the new "fresh"
scents but i get bored of them rather easily and find they lack
originality and lasting power.I have read here that younger women
prefer scents such as Polo Sport and Acqua di Gio.

Let me say that i am 39 and dress casually,especially since the hot
weather and my job allows me to dress as i wish.The salesgirl thought
i was in my early 30s(first compliment i got from her).In colder
weather i dress casual also but will also dress up in suits on
occasion.I have also read here that one would not wear Boucheron with
jeans for example,which i agree with.

The point is,should i avoid the classic Guerlains and Givenchys and
go for something more mid-range from these houses?If so,which ones
are more suited to my style,judging from what you know.?I like the
smells but would they clash? I hope Casran fits the bill as i am
getting it anyhow!!

I am asking as i am fragrance hunting tomorrow night!! YUM YUM


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MR._SOD

New member
Nov 3, 2001
--- In [email address redacted] [email address redacted] wrote:
Hello!>
The point is,should i avoid the classic Guerlains and Givenchys and
go for something more mid-range from these houses?If so,which ones
are more suited to my style,judging from what you know.?I like the
smells but would they clash? I hope Casran fits the bill as i am
getting it anyhow!!
Vetiver by Guerlain is great for the younger man. In fact when they
remade the bottle and gave it a huge push last year they advertised
with a modle who looked to be in his mid 30's. NOT A GRANDPA!!!
Looking at the ads for a fragrance reveal who the fragrance is
targeted for usually. Claiborne fragrances usually show young people
since the Claiborne scents have that fun unsophisticated bubble gum
quality (no offence Tammy). Aqua de Gio features a man in his late
20's and is meant for the more serious but still young man. true
that the more sophisticated and heavy a scent the more it fits an
older man. But in my mind what you wear should reflect what you
feel. The scent has to fit the sense!

Al
 

scentaholic

Member
Jan 17, 2002
--- In [email address redacted] staffoja [email address redacted] wrote:
HI Christian,

Don't listen to the salesgirl! I think you are never too young for
fragrance. I think if you wear what you feel like waering it will
39, I don't think any
fragrance is too old for you. I know people in their 20s who wear
"older" fragrances, and if anything, it adds an air of
confidence. If you'd
like a younger smelling Guerlain, Coriolan might be the one for
Goutal's Eau de Sud, and Eau de Hadrien could be worn by anybody at
well.
Givenchy's Xeryus Rouge just manages to straddle the border between
formal. I think it could bne worn with anything, including a suit.

Have a good fragrance hunt, as you look forward to the arrival of
-which you will love!

Regards,
John Stafford

[email address redacted] wrote:
Thanks John,You and Al are absolutely correct!I will definetely try
guys and thanks for answering!
Hello!
Do you guys believe that certain scents are more appropriate for
certain age groups?I haven't read anything about it in the
The reason i ask is that recently i find myself wanting to explore
the more classic scents such as the Guerlains, The Givenchys as
as the Annick Goutals to name a few.

However a couple weeks ago i found myself experimenting with the
original Givenchy and the Givenchy Monsieur(the 2 i believe) and
while i really enjoyed both these scents on me,the salesgirl said
they smelled too "old" for me,saying that while they smelled
nice,they are better siuted for a an older gentleman.I was taken
aback as i never have given this much thought.I like the
scents but i get bored of them rather easily and find they lack
originality and lasting power.I have read here that younger women
prefer scents such as Polo Sport and Acqua di Gio.

Let me say that i am 39 and dress casually,especially since the
weather and my job allows me to dress as i wish.The salesgirl
i was in my early 30s(first compliment i got from her).In colder
weather i dress casual also but will also dress up in suits on
occasion.I have also read here that one would not wear Boucheron
jeans for example,which i agree with.

The point is,should i avoid the classic Guerlains and Givenchys
go for something more mid-range from these houses?If so,which ones
are more suited to my style,judging from what you know.?I like the
smells but would they clash? I hope Casran fits the bill as i am
getting it anyhow!!

I am asking as i am fragrance hunting tomorrow night!! YUM YUM


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http://www.basenotes.com

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vannojo

Well-known member
May 5, 2001
What the sales clerk told you was complete b---s---! I am pushing
sixty and I'll wear what I like. Frankly I don't give a damn about
the opinion of a person who has reached the lofty level of sales
clerk. Have the self confidence to wear what fits your mood and the
hell with what anyone else thinks about it.

John V
 

j_dubyah

Member
Jun 1, 2001
Hear! Hear! Well-spoken, John. I completely agree. Sometimes I
wonder why they just don't have self-service fragrance counters so we
don't have to put up with the attitudes and opinions of SOME sales
clerks. Most are great, but the few that are bad ought to have to
wear a scarlet letter or something to warn us away. I, too, am a
completely independenat fragrance wearer. I wear what I want when I
want regardless of season, family group, and most opinions. The only
thing I try to be conscious about is the potency. AGAIN, well-said.
J.W.


--- In [email address redacted] [email address redacted] wrote:
What the sales clerk told you was complete b---s---! I am pushing
sixty and I'll wear what I like. Frankly I don't give a damn about
the opinion of a person who has reached the lofty level of sales
clerk. Have the self confidence to wear what fits your mood and the
hell with what anyone else thinks about it.

John V
 

scentimus

Well-known member
Oct 7, 2000
All I can say is scent is a very powerful tool that not many think is.

Woman have a much keener sense of smell then us men. Scent is one of our old
primal instincts back in the cave man days the man with the most funky musk
got all the booty ...lol Woman the most associate scents with things in
their past.

Certain scents can make an impression that your conservative or try to act
much older than you are. All this can happen without you even opening your
mouth.

Paul [the scentimus]
 

John.com

Well-known member
Oct 7, 2000
--- In [email address redacted] [email address redacted] wrote:
Hello!
Do you guys believe that certain scents are more appropriate for
certain age groups?I haven't read anything about it in the archives.

The reason i ask is that recently i find myself wanting to explore
the more classic scents such as the Guerlains, The Givenchys as
as the Annick Goutals to name a few.
The older fragrances have a greater amount of character and warmth
missing from many of Todays breed. Aramis, the Guerlains, Halston I-
12 and Z-14 all illustrate this well. Usually more suited for a
formal setting? Probably, but fit for all.

Adios,
John
 

Vialman

Member
Jan 27, 2001
LOL "lofty level of a sales clerk"
Hi John:)
I agree with you..some of those drones are not fit to sell such fine
scentual products lol
There are a few that I deal with( in Norsdstrom and Saks) that really
make my purchases pleasurable!
After we all retire from basenotes..we could start a training
course...how not to be a "lofty sales clerk" LOL....keep spritzin' JV!!
<vialman>ernie
 

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