Niche releases marketed to men are probably the easier wear for a woman, but as difficult as some of the classic masculines would be to pull off, there are a few off the top of my head that would smell interesting on the female persuasion.
Ungaro II and MCM Twenty Four Evening feature a prominent civet note. I think women could wear both of these.
Man! I saw the title of this topic, and the first fragrance that lit up inside my head was Ungaro II with its sensual creamy texture. Oh, how delicious that would be on the right woman. (I would say "great minds think alike", but I know better than claiming to be half as great a fragrance mind as AromiEritici. Chapeau, monsieur. )
I share Apicius' position that there probably are more masculines that women can successfully carry than those they cannot. And even with those masculines that are unlikely to suit a woman, there are alternatives that are more or less similar, which are suitable for women. So, let me try and push the envelope a little bit here with some "powerhouse" masculines. For example, one masculine that I love, but I can hardly envision on a woman is Quorum; (well maybe Principal Agatha Trunchbull from the movie Matilda is an exception). However, I can imagine women successfully pulling off Sung Homme, which I find to share several characteristics with Quorum. A counter example would be Pierre Cardin pour Monsieur, which I find to share certain aspects with Ungaro II; (front-and-center citruses, and most importantly an inky carnation) . While Ungaro II would be exquisite on a woman, P.Cardin PM on a woman would confuse me to no end. Two other such pairs I would like to mention are Cartier Pasha (OK for women, I would say) vs. VC&A Tsar (not OK, in my opinion), and Rochas Globe (OK) vs. Paco R. Tenere (not quite OK). One common thread I observe in these examples is that the ones I do not find very suitable for women make use of one or more notes in some aggressive way, while their suitable counterparts round off those notes by making use of some counterbalancing aspects. For example, pine and moss in Quorum, orange and carnation in PC PM, patchouli and artemisia in Tenere, and fresh spicy (coriander, etc.) and green notes in Tsar are used aggressively, (pushing the limits, if you will). Whereas, their counterparts in Sung Homme (soapy floral notes), Ungaro II (vanilla, creamy floral notes and civet), Globe (fresh/sweet/spicy floral notes) and Pasha (a more pronounced sandalwood aspect) are smoothed out and rounded off effectively with balancing aspects.
As I wrote this post, I realized that while I enjoy Sung Homme, Ungaro II, Pasha and Globe quite a bit, I like Quorum, PC PM, Tsar and Tenere better, respectively, and prefer them for my own use. Interesting. I guess I will reflect a little more on this.