My favorite summer fragrances are:
Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior
Monsieur de Givenchy
Green Water by Jacques Fath
Vetiver by Guerlain
Pour Homme by Yves St. Laurent
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Boucheron Pour Homme eau de parfum (evening)
Gotta give another vote for Mugler Cologne. I love this fragrance!
I live in southern California, so it's fairly warm most of the year. If I'm not mistaken, some of Croatia has a Mediterranean climate. Anyway, I like Roger and Gallet Extra Vieille, Guerlain Eau du Coq, and Eau Sauvage.
Sel de Vetiver
Soliel de Capri
Jesus, I started this thread in april last year! :D How did it pop up all of a sudden? :D
This revoked memories indeed! Although I still find myself to be a beginner, year ago I was a pure newb :)
My collection has grown so much since then...and continues to grow...
Eternity Summer 2006
Cool Water Frozen and Happy Summer
Cool Water Game
Chrome (but they say Bijan Wicked is better, haven't tested it though)
Paul Smith Story
L'eau D'Issey Summer 2007 (still searching for a bottle!)
Jil Sander Sun Men (would love to test the "Fresh" version)
Versace Man Eau Fraiche
Dunhill Desire Blue
1. Mugler Cologne
2. Issey Miyake L`Eau Bleue
3. Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
Yachting or Beach by Pascal Morabito
YAAAAAYYY!!! Summer cologne thread again. End of winter soon, I hope.
Creed Erolfa - favorite aquatic in my collection
Acqua di Parma Colonia - timeless classic
Roger Gallet Extra Vielle - 200+ years old; they must be doing something right. I keep a bottle in my gym bag, too. Frequent reapplication may be happily necessary.
Cartier Pasha Fraicheur Menthe - very nice take on mint
Creed Neroli Sauvage - love this one year round, but the citrus notes are particularly appealing in warm weather
1 - Mugler - Cologne
2 - Yves Saint Laurent - Kouros
3 - Creed - Millesime Imperial
4 - Yves Saint Laurent - Live Jazz
5 - Chanel - Pour Monsieur
The Mugler really lifts me up, smells exactly like a sunmilk we used when i was very young...brings back happy memories.
Lacoste Essential & Style in play
allure homme sport
I have sympathy for the idea of just wearing less scent when its hot, which is what I do in the spring or fall. If you live in a climate where summer temp's reach 100+ and/or is very humid for a couple of months or so, changing to a different kind of fragrance is very helpful. Of course we are months away from that heat right now, but I am travelling and just passed over the equator and that humid hot weather all comes back to me.
These are some really good summer heat fragrances. I know most of these have been mentioned but they are heat tested and proven to work well-
Mugler Cologne - as everyone says it just works well as a refreshing green scent.
Chrome - In the years this classic has been out nobody has improved upon the steely cold, crisp drydown notes of the Chrome kind of fragrance.
Kenzoair - very dry woody with a bite of anise - excellent in the heat.
Chanel Allure Home Sport Cologne - (clear botttle) Smells just like grapefruit going on and seems like an Annick Goutal Hadrian wannabe but, the spicey Allure drydown that layers woods over vanilla mixes nicely for a grapefurit sherbert effect that works wonders in hot weather.
Erolfa - the classiest sparkling aquatic there is in hot weather. I always get stopped wearing it - mostly older ladies, but hey - it works!
M by Banana Republic
I'm probably one of the very few who like it a lot, but my summer fave has become Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone over the last year.
So, my last year thread has developed even further :) Nice advices everyone! ;)
Monsieur Balmain is NUMBER ONE (lemon + sandalwood)
Vetiver de Puig
The Dreamer (2-3 sprays max)
Creed Imperial, Erolfa, and SMW. Also Bulgari aqua/marine. Also Chanel Allure Blanche. Chanel allure sport is good too.
Creed Royal Scottish Lavender
allure homme sport
versace man eau fraiche
Cool Water, Versace Man Eau Fra´che, Mugler Cologne, Infusion d┤Homme, Opium pour Homme Eau d┤Orient Poesie Chine, Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger and Dior Homme Sport for example
L'eau par kenzo homme edt
L'eau de Issey Summer
l'eau d' issey pour homme
versace man eau fraiche
This thread pops up once again, I started it in 2009. and still it ressurects from time to time :D
It is nice, though, to be reminded of the past times and my own beginnings here, now with all these years past I myself could give some recommendations despite the fact.
Kenzo Pour Homme
Versace Pour Homme
Boss in motion black
Boss Elements Aqua
Davidoff Cool Water (my own No1 compliment getter)
Cerruti Pour Homme
L'eau d' Issey
Cheap and good - Thierry Mugler Cologne
Bit Expensive and Good - Acqua di Parma - Colonia Assoluta
Very Expensive and Good - Tom Ford Private Blend - Nerolio Portfino
Okay, so let's bring this one into 2012, guys! So, I live in Oklahoma where it is unbearably, miserably, hot and humid in the summer. Last year, temperature rose to 115 F and didn't drop below 100 F for ten solid weeks. So, while I too, feel that simply wearing less cologne IS a very good idea for the summer months, in some areas, regions like this one, I really feel that having at least one "summer scent" is very much the way to go. When just walking 50 ft. from your car to the solace of an air conditioned... anything, feels like being cremated alive, drenching you in sweat from head to toe, and making you contemplate suicide, and if you, like myself, must wear dress clothes to work, it's a very wonderful thing to feel and smell clean.
I should mention that I'm a temporarily misplaced northerner, and a usual wearer of gourmands, and wonderfully unique (designer, yet to explore niche) scents. I first inhaled Mugler's Cologne in Macy's two days ago, unlike the fragrances I typically admire, the scent isn't edible, intoxicating, compelling or complicated. It smells wonderfully light, and fresh; "like summer's nemesis in a bottle," I thought. Bright, different, citrusy, and... clean. It's wasn't sharp or pretentious, nor did it smell stereotypical, tired, or played-out in any way. It was truly unique, but didn't scream it whatsoever. As a fragrance, the quiet, creative, underachiever in the back of the classroom; the one, who, rather than engage in banal discussion, prefers simply to gaze out the window upon the sun-dappled world below. The silent prodigy. I can see why this scent is so frequently labeled 'the fragrance for those who dislike fragrances'. To me, what makes Mugler's Cologne so exceptional is that it is nothing more than the smell of "pleasant"; no more, and no less. Coming from the same mastermind behind the powerful, dark, rich, and evocative, A*Men, Theirry Mugler ought to be lauded for having successfully created the quintessential yin for his unequivocal yang. Although many people have already praised this fragrance, when it comes to Cologne, its genius lies not in complicate details, but, rather, in the paucity of them. For some, the scent of simplicity is too complex to understand, and for this reason I will be making this Mugler's Cologne my signature summer scent. Light, breezy, mellow, cool, easy, fresh, clean and refreshingly delightful. All hail Mugler! :happy:
The beautiful, otherworldly, fresh, lush, clean, futuristic-gleam of Mugler Cologne for the humid, dog days of summer and Terre D'Hermes for the other merely hot/warm ones. TDH is fantastic year-round though, providing a refreshing splash of bright, unique, elegant, refined, masculinity.
So, there it is, it popped out again :)
Nice to see an old thread, especially when it's your own - then you laugh seeing how inexperienced you were once, zealous. :)
How does the current formulation Cool water smell ?
I remember smelling Cool water on my uncle some 5 years ago and I was absolutely stunned, it was so fresh, minty, herbal, salty and instantly reminded me of the ocean but I never really got around owning it, no idea why........
Mine has a huge blast of lavender. I'm not sure if that's how it's always been but it's still smell pretty good
AdP Colonia Assoluta
I have to throw this little tidbit in, seeing as how you guys are talking about Cool Water. Personally, I love watermelon and every fragrance that I have tried that's supposed to have a watermelon note, doesn't, at least to my nose. "Cool Water Game" is a great little summer fragrance, and is the only one I have found that has a true watermelon note.
It's time to restock my Mugler Cologne. I remember always seeing this online for cheap. Now it's either not in stock, or very close to retail price.
Yeah, I only saved about $12 over retail by purchasing a 3.4 EDT of Mugler Cologne on amazon the other day, but it did come in a small kit with a delectable shampoo/body wash that is like heaven when I use it after coming home from the gym and before bed! So fresh and so clean, clean! :)
Thierry Mugler Cologne
Fahrenheit. Yes Fahrenheit. Always reminds me of going out on a hot summers night.
Dior Homme Sport