Originally Posted by torata
Anyone have any general advice on what notes or specific perfumes work well in this kind of climate?
Some of the fragrances that get review complaints about weakness and dismal projection, British Sterling for example, can be safer to wear out on a hot, humid day than something meant to project well in a 20C dehumidified office.
Dry woody fragrances don't seem to be affected quite as much as orientals, and maybe chypres less than fougeres. I personally enjoy Sequoia, Yatagan, even l'Anarchiste as casual scents most of the year.
Citrus scents and eaux de cologne work well because they tend to burn off quickly enough that you can reapply at lunchtime without choking the people around you. It's not like citrus is an unusual scent for the tropics anyway.
On the other hand, if you're going to be getting a bit sweaty, make sure that you don't buy anything that doesn't work with your skin chemistry. For example, I sometimes test a sample by wearing it for yardwork - you shouldn't ever be getting *that* hot and sweaty under the collar at the office (and if it turns out to smell *good* you now have an excellent choice for clubbing)