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    Default What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    I adore orientals but the ones I own are a bit too heady for hot weather. Are there any good summer options?

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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    Have your tried L'Instant by Guerlain?
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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    I live in Singapore, so I can totally agree with L'Instant. Other good "heat" colognes are Chrome, Brit and Very Irresistable.

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    Guerlain L'Instant smells amazing on me until it mixes with my sweat. Then it turns pungent. What a pity because that's what's probably stopping me from buying it. :-[
    No longer offering decants. Sorry!

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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    Opium Eau d'Orient, or maybe the new fresh version of Jaïpur (?)
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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    Quote Originally Posted by Belial
    Opium Eau d'Orient, or maybe the new fresh version of Jaïpur (?)
    Opium Eau d'Orient is tricky... On some cooler days it's ok. But on the hot and humid scorchers, it goes cloying.

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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    I find Geir and Laguna suitable for spring and summer. Musc Alize is a borderline oriental that's also good in warm weather.


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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    L'Artisan Patchouli Patch would probably work in summer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by musky_monkey
    L'Artisan Patchouli Patch would probably work in summer...

    Yup! Works very well, but the longevity is poor.

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    I'm reaching for Jicky when I'll be craving an Oriental in the Spring/Summer.
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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

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    Must de Cartier pour Homme Vert Anis

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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    a light misting of Geir. Brit works well too, owing to its bright and fresh opening notes. Also, Dior Homme. I find it a hipper take on L'Instant.

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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae
    [quote author=musky_monkey link=1144721044/0#7 date=1144739116]L'Artisan Patchouli Patch would probably work in summer...
    Yup! Works very well, but the longevity is poor.[/quote]

    Many Basenoters have commented on the short longevity of many L'Artisan fragrances... but I have found that Patchouli Patch is quite long lasting - especially by L'Artisan standards.
    I suppose, once again, skin chemistry makes its mark...

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    I second Laguna.
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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    lolita lempicka

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    Default Re: What is a good spring/summer oriental?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sumatra
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    I respectfully disagree. IMO it would get waaaay too cloying and overpowering in high heat and/or humidity.
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    Gucci ENVY

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