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Surviving the wind

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So I was wearing L'Homme by YSL yesterday. Knowing it is a light, clean, and inoffensive scent, I sprayed twice on each spot to cover its longevity issues: twice on the chest, twice on each side of the neck, twice on the back. Twice on my shirt. Smellin' good, feelin' good.

It was my dentist day, and as soon as I opened the front door of my apartment to go to my parked car 30 feet away, a strong gust of wind greeted me. Slapped me in the face actually, and it probably erased half of my scent the time I reached my car.

Windy, that was the forecast. But I didn't realize it was going to be THIS windy.

So I drove downtown, reached the building where the dentist is located, parked my car at the designated outdoor parking spot about two blocks away. There was no sign of the wind going weak when I opened the car door to walk to the building.

So about 10-15 minutes after I first sprayed L'Homme liberally, I was sitting there in the dentist office, reading The Hunger Games. A lady who was there first didn't even bother looking up when I sat few chairs next to her. She was too engrossed playing her iPad game.

L'Homme? I faintly smelled it. Skin-scent after my brief outdoor trek.

With that said, I am looking for a long-lasting, outdoor scent that

  • is powerful, yet pleasant and inoffensive
  • will survive the strong winds
  • is appropriate for casual or work setting
  • has minimal or no vetiver note
  • is easily available for purchase
  • costs no more than $120


From my wardrobe, I think Aventus is the only one that will perform, but even so, I still have some doubts.
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  1. uhbhatti88's Avatar
    Terre d'Hermes perhaps? all of the above, bit on the formal side, minimal vetiver

    Edit: just saw you have it in your wardrobe. I guess Rive Gauche then.
    Updated 14th April 2012 at 01:37 AM by uhbhatti88
  2. del's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by uhbhatti88
    Terre d'Hermes perhaps? all of the above, bit on the formal side, minimal vetiver

    Edit: just saw you have it in your wardrobe. I guess Rive Gauche then.
    Thanks for your comment. I haven't really analyzed any other colognes in strong winds, so I'll wear the TdH more this season. I agree with you that it is leaning towards the formal side.

    Planning on buying Rive Gauche (tin can) -- I personally like it, but I'm having second thoughts as my wife is not really fond of it.

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