Awesome frags for tropical weather?

    Awesome frags for tropical weather?

    post #1 of 40
    Thread Starter 

    As the title suggests, I'm looking to find an awesome frag for tropical weather (Hawaii) that i can use fairly often.

    In my earlier college days, i had this one cologne from PacSun called Platinum by Issue No. 1. I used to get the load of comments every single day from my coworkers, friends, and my favorite, random girls grin.gif. It was soooo good, that one of my coworkers would always just come up to me, start sniffing from my chest and go up towards the neck just because she absolutely loved the scent. As soon as i ran out, i went to back to buy more...only to find out they stopped selling it. A year later, they brought it back and i bought it without smelling it. I get home, rip it open like a child on Christmas morning, slap it on. Then i get a waft of this putrid scent. They reformulated it. I was so disgusted it just sits on the shelf.

    Ever since then, I've on the hunt for that a frag that draws out the loads of compliments. So far in my line up i have (from favorite to least favorite)

    Lacoste Blanc, Black XS, HM by Hanae Mori, Eau Fraiche, Love & Luck, Curve Appeal, Millionaire by Lomani, Subtil for men, Kenneth Cole Black.

    I also have samples of L'homme YSL, The One D&G, Essence D'Orange Cartier, Gucci PH 2, and Spicebomb. I actually like Spicebomb (for the warm spice and it's enticing) and PH 2.

    post #2 of 40
    Bleu de Chanel, Virgin Island Water, & Mugler Cologne
    post #3 of 40

    AdG if you want compliments.

    post #4 of 40

    Personally I use Creed Virgin Island Water (as suggested above) and Bond No 9 Coney Island.

    For hot weather, a vetiver is also a good option. There are plenty of good ones as you can read on this board.

    post #5 of 40
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mick_TrickView Post

    Bleu de Chanel, Virgin Island Water, & Mugler Cologne

    Thank you for the quick replies, guys. I will say this, i do like Bleu de Chanel, but i do not like the price tag at the stores. I need to get my hands on a sample of Creed's Virgin Island Water, though. I've been contemplating about that fragrance for like the past month. I've heard good things about it(boozy and tropical), then i've heard some bad things about it(longevity issues). How long does it last on your skin?

    post #6 of 40

    6 hours + on my skin

    post #7 of 40
    Thread Starter 

    wow! thats pretty decent actually. and the weather where you're at?

    post #8 of 40
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by harimonstrView Post

    wow! thats pretty decent actually. and the weather where you're at?

    Today it's about 30 - 32 Celcius.

    I know some people find many Creeds not long lasting enough but I've never experienced a problem and I have Virgin Island Water, Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya, Original Santal and Aventus. Aventus is the least potent IMO.

    You should get a sample or buy a small decant and test it out for yourself.

    Good luck!

    post #9 of 40

    Creed is good for tropical weather, in my opinion

    post #10 of 40
    Armani Code Sport (don't underestimate this one)
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    post #11 of 40
    Creed MI, Erolfa, Bois de Cedrat, Perry Ellis 360 Red, Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert.
    post #12 of 40
    Herbs and a jammy rose - Caligna l'Artisan Parfumeur
    post #13 of 40

    Aramis Havana, either the original or the reissue as they are virtually identical to my nose.


    Edited by kbe - 7/23/13 at 7:21am
    post #14 of 40
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TLSView Post

    Personally I use Creed Virgin Island Water (as suggested above) and Bond No 9 Coney Island.

    For hot weather, a vetiver is also a good option. There are plenty of good ones as you can read on this board.

    Indeed Vetivers are excellent for hot weather; their are also very versatile for all kinds of situations, dressy or relaxed. VE by Malle would be an excellent choice, more so that rougher ones such as Etro's or MPG's.
    post #15 of 40
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TLSView Post

    Personally I use Creed Virgin Island Water (as suggested above) and Bond No 9 Coney Island.

    Bingo. +1

    post #16 of 40
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by harimonstrView Post

    Thank you for the quick replies, guys. I will say this, i do like Bleu de Chanel, but i do not like the price tag at the stores. I need to get my hands on a sample of Creed's Virgin Island Water, though.

    +1 on Bleu de Chanel for hot weather. If you don't like the price, you're most certainly not going to like the price on viw (at least not for full bottles).
    post #17 of 40

    What work best for me are:

    Hermes Concentree d'Orange Verte: Supremely refereshing

    YSL Live Jazz: Light minty-vanilla

    Cartier Eau de Cartier Essence de Bois: Ultra-light M7

    Kenzo Jungle pour Homme:Nutty woody, exotic and very, very well complimented.

    (I live in 34 - 38 Celsius weather, and quite humid)

    post #18 of 40

    Virgin Island Water and Bergamatto Marino are my favorites for tropical weather.

    7/23/13 at 1:26am

    harimonstr said:



    As the title suggests, I'm looking to find an awesome frag for tropical weather (Hawaii) that i can use fairly often.

    In my earlier college days, i had this one cologne from PacSun called Platinum by Issue No. 1. I used to get the load of comments every single day from my coworkers, friends, and my favorite, random girls grin.gif. It was soooo good, that one of my coworkers would always just come up to me, start sniffing from my chest and go up towards the neck just because she absolutely loved the scent. As soon as i ran out, i went to back to buy more...only to find out they stopped selling it. A year later, they brought it back and i bought it without smelling it. I get home, rip it open like a child on Christmas morning, slap it on. Then i get a waft of this putrid scent. They reformulated it. I was so disgusted it just sits on the shelf.

    Ever since then, I've on the hunt for that a frag that draws out the loads of compliments. So far in my line up i have (from favorite to least favorite)

    Lacoste Blanc, Black XS, HM by Hanae Mori, Eau Fraiche, Love & Luck, Curve Appeal, Millionaire by Lomani, Subtil for men, Kenneth Cole Black.

    I also have samples of L'homme YSL, The One D&G, Essence D'Orange Cartier, Gucci PH 2, and Spicebomb. I actually like Spicebomb (for the warm spice and it's enticing) and PH 2.

    7/23/13 at 1:30am

    Mick_Trick said:



    Bleu de Chanel, Virgin Island Water, & Mugler Cologne

    7/23/13 at 1:31am

    heperd said:



    AdG if you want compliments.

    7/23/13 at 1:45am

    TLS said:



    Personally I use Creed Virgin Island Water (as suggested above) and Bond No 9 Coney Island.

    For hot weather, a vetiver is also a good option. There are plenty of good ones as you can read on this board.

    7/23/13 at 1:52am

    harimonstr said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mick_TrickView Post

    Bleu de Chanel, Virgin Island Water, & Mugler Cologne

    Thank you for the quick replies, guys. I will say this, i do like Bleu de Chanel, but i do not like the price tag at the stores. I need to get my hands on a sample of Creed's Virgin Island Water, though. I've been contemplating about that fragrance for like the past month. I've heard good things about it(boozy and tropical), then i've heard some bad things about it(longevity issues). How long does it last on your skin?

    7/23/13 at 1:56am

    TLS said:



    6 hours + on my skin

    7/23/13 at 2:02am

    harimonstr said:



    wow! thats pretty decent actually. and the weather where you're at?

    7/23/13 at 2:54am

    TLS said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by harimonstrView Post

    wow! thats pretty decent actually. and the weather where you're at?

    Today it's about 30 - 32 Celcius.

    I know some people find many Creeds not long lasting enough but I've never experienced a problem and I have Virgin Island Water, Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya, Original Santal and Aventus. Aventus is the least potent IMO.

    You should get a sample or buy a small decant and test it out for yourself.

    Good luck!

    7/23/13 at 3:03am

    NineInchNell said:



    Creed is good for tropical weather, in my opinion

    7/23/13 at 3:33am

    thines01 said:



    Armani Code Sport (don't underestimate this one)
    Creed Millesime Imperial

    7/23/13 at 3:50am

    rbaker said:



    Creed MI, Erolfa, Bois de Cedrat, Perry Ellis 360 Red, Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert.

    7/23/13 at 5:05am

    hedonist222 said:



    Herbs and a jammy rose - Caligna l'Artisan Parfumeur

    7/23/13 at 6:40am

    kbe said:



    Aramis Havana, either the original or the reissue as they are virtually identical to my nose.


    Edited by kbe - 7/23/13 at 7:21am

    7/23/13 at 7:29am

    jblanch1 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TLSView Post

    Personally I use Creed Virgin Island Water (as suggested above) and Bond No 9 Coney Island.

    For hot weather, a vetiver is also a good option. There are plenty of good ones as you can read on this board.

    Indeed Vetivers are excellent for hot weather; their are also very versatile for all kinds of situations, dressy or relaxed. VE by Malle would be an excellent choice, more so that rougher ones such as Etro's or MPG's.

    7/23/13 at 7:41am

    HAllen said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TLSView Post

    Personally I use Creed Virgin Island Water (as suggested above) and Bond No 9 Coney Island.

    Bingo. +1

    7/23/13 at 9:55am

    bbfan said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by harimonstrView Post

    Thank you for the quick replies, guys. I will say this, i do like Bleu de Chanel, but i do not like the price tag at the stores. I need to get my hands on a sample of Creed's Virgin Island Water, though.

    +1 on Bleu de Chanel for hot weather. If you don't like the price, you're most certainly not going to like the price on viw (at least not for full bottles).

    7/23/13 at 9:58am

    uhbhatti88 said:



    What work best for me are:

    Hermes Concentree d'Orange Verte: Supremely refereshing

    YSL Live Jazz: Light minty-vanilla

    Cartier Eau de Cartier Essence de Bois: Ultra-light M7

    Kenzo Jungle pour Homme:Nutty woody, exotic and very, very well complimented.

    (I live in 34 - 38 Celsius weather, and quite humid)

    7/23/13 at 9:59am

    sjg3839 said:



    Virgin Island Water and Bergamatto Marino are my favorites for tropical weather.





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