In the sense that almost invariably fragrances for women are quite distinct from those for men. Do perfumes have something in common with people’s natural scent? Is the division in fragrances universal?
It’s just custom. There are some unisex colognes/perfumes, but feminine fragrances tend to be more sweet/floral smelling while masculine fragrances tend to be more woodsy/musky smelling.
Well, of course it’s just custom. But, like the OP, I’m wondering if it’s a pretty universal custom or if it’s mainly in Western and/or modern cultures.
For example, I’m not enough of a history buff to know, but maybe in the past different cultures used the same perfumes for men and women and female : male :: floral : musky is only more recent.