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Man up – Tell us what kind of man you are!

One of our valued readers requested we comment on Male Fragrances.  So here it is!

This fashion savvy heterosexual male (“not that there is anything wrong with it”) had difficulties relating to the models and celebrities in fragrance print ads. He found that images of Matthew McConaughey / The One with his shirt off and the naked picture of Marc Jacobs/ Bang where neither  aspirational or relatable.

Which made me question – How many men actually buy their own fragrances and how many male fragrances are marketed to women and gay men?

What adverts do you relate to and when was your last fragrance purchase? Who was it for?

Over the next few days I am going to post videos from top selling mens fragrances and later in the week comment on some of the print campaigns.

We look forward to your opinions!

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Frankly, I am amazed how female models have kept off men’s fragrance campaigns! Surely that would appeal to men more!?

    November 21, 2011
    • I would agree. Maybe its because women are the ones who buy the most fragrances for men? I would be interested to see if anyone in the industry has some insight into this.

      November 24, 2011
    • David #

      Couldn’t agree more, surely a mix – dependent on segment/target – of women covers, “real” looking males, and the cliche look. All segments coved.

      November 25, 2011
  2. MDP #

    Women might be buying the fragrances, but is a greased up Marc Jacobs, spread-eagled over a bed of tinfoil and playing hide-and-seek with his genitals behind a massive bottle of bang really appealing to women?

    Seems to me like more of an ego boost for the man himself, Marc “I take pride in grooming” Jacobs. Or maybe I have missed the point and it’s actually a clever NYC tribute to Seinfeld, with Kramer after his butter-coated tanning session… “Stick a fork in me Jerry, I’m done”…

    November 25, 2011
  3. MDP, I don’t quite know what to say, other than…too funny!!!

    November 29, 2011
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    December 29, 2011
    • We really appreciate your feedback and support. Thanks so much x

      January 13, 2012
    • Thanks so much for the support – we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Hope to hear some more of your opinions in 2012. Cheers

      January 19, 2012
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    January 2, 2012
    • Glad you have enjoyed reading our opinions…we hope to hear yours again sometime soon. Olya and Hannah

      January 19, 2012
  6. That’s too kind. Thanks so much for letting us know you enjoy the site…Olya and Hannah

    January 13, 2012

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