Are there any gender neutral smelling massage products?

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Are there any gender neutral smelling massage products?

Kindred Kindred
I'm interested in a massage oil/cream, but as far as I can tell they all sound either floral or sweet. Can anyone recommend one that would be a little more gender neutral? It doesn't have to be masculine, but something subtle would be preferable to floral/fruity. Thanks.
01/10/2011
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NuMe NuMe
Both lavender and vanilla are considered gender neutral. They're also supposed to be scents that turn a man on. So I'm assuming that means that men like them. lol

And there are a lot of massage oils, lotions, bath products and candles in these scents.
01/10/2011
Illusional Illusional
Vanilla does smell nice!
01/10/2011
Kindred Kindred
The wife ixnayed lavendar. I would have thought vanilla would be sweet, but I'll look into that as an option. Thanks NuMe.
01/10/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Kindred
The wife ixnayed lavendar. I would have thought vanilla would be sweet, but I'll look into that as an option. Thanks NuMe.
There are vanillas that are considered foody scents and ones that aren't. Hard to explain, but you know it when you smell it.

And sorry about the lavender. I LOVE lavender!!!
01/10/2011
Taylor Taylor
I don't know if there's a health food store near where you live, but they often have massage oils that are unscented or have a more gender neutral scent. I prefer Jojoba, grapeseed, and sweet almond oils and none of those will have a scent unless you add a scented oil to it.
01/10/2011
Kindred Kindred
@NuMe - Unfortunately, lavender doesn't agree with the wife's nose for some reason.

@Taylor - Thanks. I'd like some scent, just nothing overpowering or sweet. However, I will keep those options in mind because I think I'd rather have odorless than overpowering.
01/10/2011
Taylor Taylor
do you like woodsy scents? Sandalwood is pretty popular with men and women
01/10/2011
Kindred Kindred
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do you like woodsy scents? Sandalwood is pretty popular with men and women
I don't mind woodsy scents. I was originally thinking of using one oil for both of us, but I guess we could use two separate oils for each of us.
01/10/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Taylor
do you like woodsy scents? Sandalwood is pretty popular with men and women
Careful with recommending sandalwood. It gives me a horrible headache. I hate that smell!
01/10/2011
Taylor Taylor
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Originally posted by NuMe
Careful with recommending sandalwood. It gives me a horrible headache. I hate that smell!
yeah there definitely isn't one scent that will make EVERYONE happy. I wish I had them here at my home to help pick a scent. I've got about 50 different essential oils I'm sure I could find something that they would like.
01/10/2011
Kindred Kindred
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yeah there definitely isn't one scent that will make EVERYONE happy. I wish I had them here at my home to help pick a scent. I've got about 50 different essential oils I'm sure I could find something that they would like.
Thanks, I really appreciate your help. I guess I'm just surprised that all of the scents sound so feminine. Is that just the products that EF carries? Are there more masculine scents available or is gender neutral the best I can do?
01/10/2011
Taylor Taylor
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Originally posted by Kindred
Thanks, I really appreciate your help. I guess I'm just surprised that all of the scents sound so feminine. Is that just the products that EF carries? Are there more masculine scents available or is gender neutral the best I can do?
Sorry to take over the thread. I am very passionate about massage oil lol. I am a massage therapist though so I guess that makes sense.

The only oil I've tried from EF is the KamaSutra line so it's really the only one I can say much about. The one I tried from them smelled a bit like almond extract, I didn't care for it too much. The Lelo ones seem pretty promising as being gender neutral but I'm not willing to pay that much for an oil. I really need to try more of the oils on here.

I couldn't say there really are too many masculine scents for massage oils. I know many of the guys I work on tend to choose scents like peppermint or eucalyptus but most seem to want unscented.

if you want my extremely biased opinion of the best smelling massage product it's this it is a light herbal scent.
01/10/2011
Kindred Kindred
Don't apologize at all! This all started when I got an Afterglow massage candle. I really like it, but felt that it was a bit expensive not to mention wasteful having to buy the container each time. I like that the scent we got is not too strong. That's when I thought to just try a massage oil instead. The Kamasutra oils have gotten good reviews, unfortunately, the names of the scents are not very helpful.

However, maybe I'll keep some of both on hand. I'd really like to try the Bourbon, that sounds like what I'm looking for. Thanks again for your help.
01/11/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I hate super girly or floral scents, so I have a collection of things that I think are pretty neutral...

I was about to recommend the JimmyJane Beyond Euphoric lotion - it has a warm spicy fragrance with sweet top notes, but it's been discontinued There is another scent that's close though, and I really like the product (it's a little thicker than normal massage oil). It's the Swede Flower Power Teasing Massage Oil. It's billed as vanilla/chilli/ylang ylang. To me it's very warm, a little spicy, and very sexy.

The Afterglow Special edition in Absinthe and Sugar Water is fairly neutral - it's lightly sweet with kind of a sparkling spicy addition.

And the Shunga exotic massage oil in orange smells very much like true orange oil, more like the rind than super sweet.

The Kama Sutra oil of love fragrance original fragrance is kind of like a chocolate and warm vanilla with a hint of cinnamon, which I think is pretty neutral, but that might just be me. The product is a little sticky for a long massage though.

And if you don't mind something a little stronger, the Intimate Organics products in the goji berry & cocoa bean fragrance are nice as well. The cocoa is warm and the berry is a very deep tangy fragrance.

Hope that helps!
01/11/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I hate super girly or floral scents, so I have a collection of things that I think are pretty neutral...

I was about to recommend the JimmyJane Beyond Euphoric lotion - it has a warm spicy fragrance with sweet top notes, but it's been ...
That does help, thanks. We have the Intimate Organics foot foreplay and really like it, but personally I find the goji berry/cocoa a little sweet smelling. I want to try the lemongrass/coconut massage oil, but it is currently out of stock. I just may have to try a bunch to find which we like best.
01/11/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
I reviewed the LELO Flickering Touch massage oil in Spicy Clove and Amber. Both my partner and I love it and we agreed that the scent was pretty gender neutral, perhaps a bit masculine, but definitely not floral or fruity. I highly recommend it.
01/11/2011
Kindred Kindred
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I reviewed the LELO Flickering Touch massage oil in Spicy Clove and Amber. Both my partner and I love it and we agreed that the scent was pretty gender neutral, perhaps a bit masculine, but definitely not floral or fruity. I highly recommend it.
To be honest, I forgot to look at LELO's massage oils. I looked at their candles but forgot to look at the oils. The scents seem nice. They seem like they pair a feminine with a masculine scent to balance them out. They are pricey, but I will consider them. Thanks for your input.
01/11/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Absolutely! This one is very woodsy No vanilla or lavender here...

link
01/11/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Absolutely! This one is very woodsy No vanilla or lavender here...

link
What scent do you have? I didn't see it in your review and these are again useless scent names. Why do they do crap like that? Yes "Tantric Breeze" sounds cool, but for all I know it could smell like an elephant's fart.
01/11/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Rockin'
I reviewed the LELO Flickering Touch massage oil in Spicy Clove and Amber. Both my partner and I love it and we agreed that the scent was pretty gender neutral, perhaps a bit masculine, but definitely not floral or fruity. I highly recommend it.
I agree with Kris, having reviewed this same scent. I've also got a vanilla & Creme De Cacao scented LELO massage candle on my desk at the moment and it's a really nice vanilla scent. It's not sweet at all (I am not a fan of too sweet scents either) and not at all overpowering. So that's another option as well.

You might consider visiting a health-foods store, as Taylor suggested and trying out the essential oils they usually sell. Most have testers you can smell to see if you like a scent. This might give you some insights on what scents both you and your partner like, so when you read the feminine sounding names, you know exactly what smell you'll be getting.
01/11/2011
ScottA ScottA
Make your own. Go to a store that sells essential oils, find a few that you like, and put them in almond oil or coconut oil.
01/11/2011
Alicia Alicia
link has apple and orange scents, I don't consider them to be strictly feminine scents and my husband doesn't seem to mind those.
01/11/2011
Illusional Illusional
Oooh, all awesome ideas.
I love oils!
01/13/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Kindred
What scent do you have? I didn't see it in your review and these are again useless scent names. Why do they do crap like that? Yes "Tantric Breeze" sounds cool, but for all I know it could smell like an elephant's fart.
I believe it was the ginger one.
01/13/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
In your quest to find a massage oil you like, you most definitely should try this one: link It is surprisingly cheap, too! You'll be blown away for the quality at that price. Plus, it smells absolutely delicious. While it does not smell feminine, I can't exactly say it smells masculine though either. It's about as gender-neutral a scent as you can get (though a yummy-smelling scent!). It is not too sweet, but rather has a nutty scent with a subtle spice (for lack of a better description). For some reason, it sort of reminds me of European cream-filled pastries, though, for my husband, the scent does not seem to evoke this association. Despite not being able to adequately describe the scent, I will say that it does smell pleasantly complex. Even my picky husband likes it and willingly chooses to use it for hand jobs.

I also second the suggestion for Swede Flower Power Teasing Massage Oil. It also smells yummy. My picky husband did not object to the scent of that one either. I wrote a review on Flower Power and I tried to describe the scent in the review.

I have smelled a couple of LELO's massage oils at a local shop and was impressed with the Pomegranate and Black Pepper scent. It smelled very sophisticated, but not feminine (IMO, at least).
01/13/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
This is going to sound crazy but Dr. Love Silkening silicone lubricant makes a great odor-free massage oil. It lasts a long time and just leaves the skin feeling soft if you don't wash it off.
01/13/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Alicia
link has apple and orange scents, I don't consider them to be strictly feminine scents and my husband doesn't seem to mind those.
That is on my list of options to try. My one concern is that most reviews have said the fragrances are strong and fruity. I'm afraid they will be too fruity, but then again I won;t know for sure until I try. Thanks.
01/13/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
In your quest to find a massage oil you like, you most definitely should try this one: link It is surprisingly cheap, too! You'll be blown away for the quality at that price. Plus, it smells absolutely delicious. While it does not smell ...
I put Sensuous on my list after someone else recommended it. Now I will definitely have to try it. I was worried with the "passion flower" scent, but so far everyone has said it doesn't smell floral at all.

Swede Flower Power is possible also. I didn't even consider it since it was listed under oil based lubricants. Thanks for pointing that one out.

And I might try the LELO products, but they just seem extremely expensive relative to other products available.

Thanks for your suggestions.
01/13/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
This is going to sound crazy but Dr. Love Silkening silicone lubricant makes a great odor-free massage oil. It lasts a long time and just leaves the skin feeling soft if you don't wash it off.
I'd like for it to have a scent, it definitely adds to the experience for me. The problem is finding one that we both will like, and for me that's one that is not flowery or sweet. Thanks.
01/13/2011
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