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Stop Gendering Fragrances


I cringe every time I hear a scent referred to as "masculine" or "feminine".

Scents don't have gender.

I've encountered some pretty 'masculine' smelling women, and some very 'feminine' scented men.

It's no surprise that candle making, which began in the 4th century BC by Herbert Von Chandlerstick is a little behind the times and I know what you mean when you use these terms. You want something like whiskey & musk for men, and maybe a lavender & sage for women. 

I know a lot of women who like whiskey. I know a lot of men who like sage.

Why is it problematic?

The 'masculine' scents are strong, the 'feminine' ones are delicate.

Can we stop this madness?

Describe the scents instead?