Help me find an everyday summer scent!

    Help me find an everyday summer scent!

    post #1 of 36
    Thread Starter 

    Hey everyone. I'm new to basenotes but not new to the world of perfumes. I would definitely classify myself as a perfume addict, although I have yet to find my "signature scent" if such a thing exists.

     

    A few things you should know off the bat:

    • I'm 20 years old but I'm not afraid to try intimidating scents.
    • I absolutely adore traveling the world and my tastes in perfumes tends to reflect this (and change depending on the climate I'm at)
    • I tend to gravitate towards unique and unusual scents. I adore niche perfumery... and, although I do not completely rule out commercial scents, I love using perfumes with more natural ingreds & love roll-on perfume oils.
    • I tend to gravitate towards heavy white florals such as tuberose, jasmine and gardenia, which suit me fine in the winter but feel a little too heavy in summer (and I'm also getting a bit tired of constantly smelling of flowers...)

     

    Some of my favorite perfumes (that I own) are:

    • KAI roll-on perfume oil -- this smells heavenly! but again, can be heavy during the summer months (especially when in a very humid climate)
    • Vamp à NY by Honore des Pres -- I adore this! actually, this can definitely be a summer scent. it smells a bit like tanning lotion (in the best way possible) to me.  I also love this in the fall (months between Sept and Nov I used it most).
    • Mechant Loup by L'Artisan Perfumer -- This is my winter love. It's one of the more unique (aka non white floral) perfumes I own. It's a sweet gourmand, and unisex, which I love. Mechant Loup competes with only one other scent (below) as my signature winter scent, which is...
    • Nasomatto's Nuda -- a heady jasmine, pure and simple

     

    The newest perfume I've purchased is Bond no 9's Sag Harbor, which is, admittedly, much fresher than I normally go for but still floral. I do like this perfume, but I would not yet classify it as a "favorite" and, sadly, it does NOT last on my skin!

     

    Though I have amassed quite a collection, I am currently abroad in Singapore and have only a couple of scents with me right now. I am looking for a light, fruity perfume to be able to wear on the daily. It's very hot and humid here, so Nuda and Kai simply feel cloying...

     

    There is a Sephora close to where I live and I am leaning towards Oh Lola! by Marc Jacobs.

     

    I am NOT experienced at all with fruity/ fruit-based scents. I am looking for something unusual, wearable with stronger sillage than my bond no 9 and, of course, absolutely lovely. That's not too much to ask for, right? ;-)

    post #2 of 36
    Hello and welcome!
    post #3 of 36

    Check out Dior Homme Intense.

    post #4 of 36
    Thread Starter 

    Hi there. :) Thanks for the welcome.

     

    Side note-- I also love hearing about perfumes with a backstory. For instance apparently singer Lana del Rey uses Creed's Spring Flowers (a perfume originally created for Audrey Hepburn).

    post #5 of 36
    Thread Starter 

    SJG--will do! Just to be clear, I am female but I actually do love unisex and male scents. :)

     

    Edit: Just looked up Dior Homme Intense

    It seems to be a woody/ floral cologne. I will still test it out but I'm pretty much set with my winter scents. Looking for a lighter perfume for summer w/ decent sillage that lingers on the skin.

     

    Have any of you guys tried Dot by Marc Jacobs? I adore coconut...

    post #6 of 36

    White Linen by Estée Lauder

     

    Refreshing enough to be worn in the hottest climates. Not trendy, so good for an everyday signature. Not really fruity, but is very aptly named - smells like clean cotton sheets that have been dried outside.

    post #7 of 36
    Now where have I read this before?
    post #8 of 36

    Since you like Kai, you should try the original Marc Jacobs perfume:

     

    http://www.basenotes.net/products/marc-jacobs-marc-jacobs

     

    Lovely gardenia, and lovely in the heat.  When I lived in Hong Kong a friend wore this, and she always smelled great.  Not quite as hot as Singapore there, but hot enough!  Sephora in the US carries this, but I don't know about over there.

     

    Others threads have asked about this kind of fragrance, and the names that always pop up are:

     

    Annick Goutal -- Un Matin d'Orage

    Diptyque -- Do Son

    Jennifer Aniston -- Jennifer Aniston

    Van Cleef & Arpels -- Gardenia Petale  (if you hit the lottery smiley.gif)

     

    Good luck!

    post #9 of 36

    Give Creed millesime imperial a try, it gives a delightful fruity/melon feeling.

     

    Also, consider lucky plaza in singapore for perfumes, good price. Steer clear of the electronics shop there, tourist trap.

    post #10 of 36
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks everyone! I tried Dot and Oh Lola (Sunsheer edit) because I liked the notes but neither of them really work with me. :( Unfortunately I really ended up disliking Dot & Lola Sunsheer is...very sheer/ kind of boring. I also tried Babydoll (a mango scent I believe) and it did not jive well with my skin. :/

    post #11 of 36

    1 . Versace Man eau Fraiche

     

    2. Calvin Klein one summer 2008 .

    post #12 of 36
    Thread Starter 

    I went to Sephora today and my favorite by far was Love, Chloe. Have any of you guys tried this scent?

     

    Edit: My second favorite was Carolina Herrera's 212 VIP

     

    Thoughts?

    post #13 of 36
    Carbone de Balmain
    post #14 of 36
    Bleu Chanel.
    post #15 of 36

    Welcome!

     

    Allure homme edition blanche - creamy lemon...long lasting.

    post #16 of 36
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks Gary! Chanel Allure homme edition blanche looks fabulous. Will definitely try to find one asap & test it out.

    post #17 of 36
    I like that one and I'm a guy.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nucker View Post

    White Linen by Estée Lauder

    Refreshing enough to be worn in the hottest climates. Not trendy, so good for an everyday signature. Not really fruity, but is very aptly named - smells like clean cotton sheets that have been dried outside.
    post #18 of 36
    Thread Starter 

    Just wanted to thank and update everyone! I almost bought "Gardenia" from the l'exclusifs de Chanel collection... but after spraying it on my wrist and waiting about an hour my cousin & I determined it smelled too "old class="

    6/22/13 at 7:26pm

    Serena Eden said:



    Hey everyone. I'm new to basenotes but not new to the world of perfumes. I would definitely classify myself as a perfume addict, although I have yet to find my "signature scent" if such a thing exists.

     

    A few things you should know off the bat:

    • I'm 20 years old but I'm not afraid to try intimidating scents.
    • I absolutely adore traveling the world and my tastes in perfumes tends to reflect this (and change depending on the climate I'm at)
    • I tend to gravitate towards unique and unusual scents. I adore niche perfumery... and, although I do not completely rule out commercial scents, I love using perfumes with more natural ingreds & love roll-on perfume oils.
    • I tend to gravitate towards heavy white florals such as tuberose, jasmine and gardenia, which suit me fine in the winter but feel a little too heavy in summer (and I'm also getting a bit tired of constantly smelling of flowers...)

     

    Some of my favorite perfumes (that I own) are:

    • KAI roll-on perfume oil -- this smells heavenly! but again, can be heavy during the summer months (especially when in a very humid climate)
    • Vamp à NY by Honore des Pres -- I adore this! actually, this can definitely be a summer scent. it smells a bit like tanning lotion (in the best way possible) to me.  I also love this in the fall (months between Sept and Nov I used it most).
    • Mechant Loup by L'Artisan Perfumer -- This is my winter love. It's one of the more unique (aka non white floral) perfumes I own. It's a sweet gourmand, and unisex, which I love. Mechant Loup competes with only one other scent (below) as my signature winter scent, which is...
    • Nasomatto's Nuda -- a heady jasmine, pure and simple

     

    The newest perfume I've purchased is Bond no 9's Sag Harbor, which is, admittedly, much fresher than I normally go for but still floral. I do like this perfume, but I would not yet classify it as a "favorite" and, sadly, it does NOT last on my skin!

     

    Though I have amassed quite a collection, I am currently abroad in Singapore and have only a couple of scents with me right now. I am looking for a light, fruity perfume to be able to wear on the daily. It's very hot and humid here, so Nuda and Kai simply feel cloying...

     

    There is a Sephora close to where I live and I am leaning towards Oh Lola! by Marc Jacobs.

     

    I am NOT experienced at all with fruity/ fruit-based scents. I am looking for something unusual, wearable with stronger sillage than my bond no 9 and, of course, absolutely lovely. That's not too much to ask for, right? ;-)

    6/22/13 at 8:22pm

    hedonist222 said:



    Hello and welcome!

    6/22/13 at 8:29pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Check out Dior Homme Intense.

    6/22/13 at 8:32pm

    Serena Eden said:



    Hi there. :) Thanks for the welcome.

     

    Side note-- I also love hearing about perfumes with a backstory. For instance apparently singer Lana del Rey uses Creed's Spring Flowers (a perfume originally created for Audrey Hepburn).

    6/22/13 at 8:34pm

    Serena Eden said:



    SJG--will do! Just to be clear, I am female but I actually do love unisex and male scents. :)

     

    Edit: Just looked up Dior Homme Intense

    It seems to be a woody/ floral cologne. I will still test it out but I'm pretty much set with my winter scents. Looking for a lighter perfume for summer w/ decent sillage that lingers on the skin.

     

    Have any of you guys tried Dot by Marc Jacobs? I adore coconut...

    6/22/13 at 9:10pm

    nucker said:



    White Linen by Estée Lauder

     

    Refreshing enough to be worn in the hottest climates. Not trendy, so good for an everyday signature. Not really fruity, but is very aptly named - smells like clean cotton sheets that have been dried outside.

    6/22/13 at 9:28pm

    treeman5823 said:



    Now where have I read this before?

    6/22/13 at 10:07pm

    DaveStPaul said:



    Since you like Kai, you should try the original Marc Jacobs perfume:

     

    http://www.basenotes.net/products/marc-jacobs-marc-jacobs

     

    Lovely gardenia, and lovely in the heat.  When I lived in Hong Kong a friend wore this, and she always smelled great.  Not quite as hot as Singapore there, but hot enough!  Sephora in the US carries this, but I don't know about over there.

     

    Others threads have asked about this kind of fragrance, and the names that always pop up are:

     

    Annick Goutal -- Un Matin d'Orage

    Diptyque -- Do Son

    Jennifer Aniston -- Jennifer Aniston

    Van Cleef & Arpels -- Gardenia Petale  (if you hit the lottery smiley.gif)

     

    Good luck!

    6/23/13 at 12:10am

    Sammmy said:



    Give Creed millesime imperial a try, it gives a delightful fruity/melon feeling.

     

    Also, consider lucky plaza in singapore for perfumes, good price. Steer clear of the electronics shop there, tourist trap.

    6/23/13 at 3:05am

    Serena Eden said:



    Thanks everyone! I tried Dot and Oh Lola (Sunsheer edit) because I liked the notes but neither of them really work with me. :( Unfortunately I really ended up disliking Dot & Lola Sunsheer is...very sheer/ kind of boring. I also tried Babydoll (a mango scent I believe) and it did not jive well with my skin. :/

    6/23/13 at 5:26am

    xtr.pwnzor said:



    1 . Versace Man eau Fraiche

     

    2. Calvin Klein one summer 2008 .

    6/23/13 at 6:00am

    Serena Eden said:



    I went to Sephora today and my favorite by far was Love, Chloe. Have any of you guys tried this scent?

     

    Edit: My second favorite was Carolina Herrera's 212 VIP

     

    Thoughts?

    6/23/13 at 6:46am

    hednic said:



    Carbone de Balmain

    6/23/13 at 11:21am

    kimo said:



    Bleu Chanel.

    6/23/13 at 1:46pm

    Gary F said:



    Welcome!

     

    Allure homme edition blanche - creamy lemon...long lasting.

    6/23/13 at 4:32pm

    Serena Eden said:



    Thanks Gary! Chanel Allure homme edition blanche looks fabulous. Will definitely try to find one asap & test it out.

    6/23/13 at 7:43pm

    fragrance123 said:



    I like that one and I'm a guy.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nucker View Post

    White Linen by Estée Lauder

    Refreshing enough to be worn in the hottest climates. Not trendy, so good for an everyday signature. Not really fruity, but is very aptly named - smells like clean cotton sheets that have been dried outside.

    6/26/13 at 12:47am

    Serena Eden said:



    Just wanted to thank and update everyone! I almost bought "Gardenia" from the l'exclusifs de Chanel collection... but after spraying it on my wrist and waiting about an hour my cousin & I determined it smelled too "old class="





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