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    perfume

    Today I was told that perfume is something that women wear, and cologne something that men wear. Is it true?

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    Re: perfume

    Not a teacher.

    This is generally true. Well, men do not wear "perfume." Women may wear perfume, cologne, and whatever other scent they desire.

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    Re: perfume

    This is only partially correct, Beach Boy. The four major categories of scent are, in ascending order of quality, cologne, eau de toilette (or toilet water,) eau de parfum and parfum (perfume.) Cologne is the weakest and the cheapest, followed by the more concentrated eau de toilette. They are both used by men and women. While eau de parfum and perfume are used primarily by women, some high-end companies also produce fine eau de parfum for men.

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    Re: perfume

    British men use after-shave lotion rather than cologne or eau de parfum.

    Rover

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