Why are perfumes/colognes/anything else scented gendered the way they are?

The more I read through this sub and the more I read about it in general, I wonder why people have to gender fragrances the way they do in the first place? I’m a man, and I more than strongly prefer a lot of the feminine scents. I mean, I would far rather smell like vanilla, rose or apple cinnamon than morning dew musk or whatever the hell they come up with. however, I find they aren’t nearly as effective at lasting throughout a work day, or whatever I might be doing. Is there a scientific reason why more “delicate scents” tend to be less effective, or is it just another sexist marketing ploy?

Also speaking of sexist, why would so many other men would rather eat a plate of hot coal than smell of anything floral? I’m honestly curious.



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