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    Default Scents for seasons

    Hey all,
    About a year ago I posted a question to the group about what scents you might choose if you could only wear one fragrance for each season. For some reason I was thinking about that again today and reflecting on how my preferences have changed through the year. As of this minute my choices would look something like this:

    Summer: Roger and Gallet - Eau de Thé Vert
    Fall: Serge Lutens - Chergui (it's that hay and honey note that gets me...)
    Winter: Frederick Malle - Musc Ravageur or my new favorite, Miller Harris' Feuilles de Tabac
    Spring: No clue here- Maybe SMN's Nostalgia, or my new rainy day fragrance, Diptyque's L'Ombre dans L'Eau

    Your choices?
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    Default Re: Scents for seasons

    you know, i've been thinking about this too ever since i started getting into frags. but yea, i've been wondering, does anyone know a good floral yet masculine scent for spring? i've been looking and it seems like vetiver, the jazzes, chacarel and tsar fit that description as well.

    but anyway, fall: GPH and orientals
    winter: gourmands and orientals
    spring: look above?
    summer: Mugler Cologne, Mambo, and maybe even the dreaded fresh scents like cool water if its really hot

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    Default Re: Scents for seasons

    I've been thinking that depending where each of us lives, we probably have quite different concepts of "seasons". Where I live it's generally close to 20 C (mid-70s F) year-round. Certain times of year we get more clouds and even a little rain, but otherwise there's relatively little variation in the weather.

    Thoughts?
    Do you smell what I smell? Vive le Crystal Flaçon!

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    Default Re: Scents for seasons

    You know, I think that's a neat question! *Let me see... *Okay, well of the top of my head, I'd think I'd go like this:


    Summer: *YSL pour Homme
    Fall: *Chanel Egoiste
    Winter: *Zino Davidoff
    Spring: *Guerlain Vetiver


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    Default Re: Scents for seasons

    One more try: any thoughts on a climate where the seasons barely vary in temperature but tend to vary between moist and dry?
    Do you smell what I smell? Vive le Crystal Flaçon!

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    d4, 70s the year round? That sounds almost ideal. Where do you live may I ask? As for Hawaii, I started a thread sometime back about fragrances that work well in hot and humid climates and got some good suggestions. They were naturally mainly of the green/fresh/citrussy variety. In other words, perpetual summer fragrances. Despite the, I like to experiment sometimes with fragrances that one is not supposed to wear in hot weather, just because.

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    Default Re: Scents for seasons

    Going to try to include the key fragrances from my collection, though I'm probably going to forget to include a lot of them. Anyways, the one's with a * mean I wear it year round

    Fall: Ungaro III*, Gucci PH, Boss Bottled, L'Artisan Tea for Two, L'Artisan Dzing!*, Floris Santal
    Winter: Gucci Envy*, Chanel Pour Monsieur*, Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, Lorenzo Villoresi Musk, Chanel Egoiste*, YSL Rive Gauche*
    Spring: YSL Jazz*, L'Artisan Voleur de Roses*, Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel
    Summer: Guerlain Vetiver*, Creed Millesime Imperial*, Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire*, Tommy T, Bvlgari PH*, Paco XS*

    I wear most of my fragrances year round - whenever I can, of course.

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    Default Re: Scents for seasons

    d4
    One more try: any thoughts on a climate where the seasons barely vary in temperature but tend to vary between moist and dry?
    Good questions and I have almost the reverse situation; here in canada we have two seasons: *July and winter.

    but to get back to the d4's subject -- what does one wear in perpetual late spring/early summer?

    first, i don't think you're restricted to greens & citrus and/or marines. *some spicy scents are actualy great in hot weather just like one finds spicy foods mainly in hot climates, too.

    here are frags i have smelled and thought good for spring/summer:

    bulgari thé verte
    carthusia mediterraneo
    carthusia uomo
    ag eau du sud
    ag l'eau d'hadrien
    laura biagiotti roma uomo
    lots by l'artisan:
    dzing!, Mure et Musc, thé pour un eté, passage d'enfer, navegar, bois farine, piment brûlant, vetiver
    few by diptyque:
    eau lente, l'ombre dans l'eau, Oyédo, Philosykos, tam dao
    three by lorenzo villoresi
    musc, piper nigrum, yerbamate *
    kiehl's original musk oil
    mark birley
    mat; male
    2 by frederic malle
    vétiver extraordinaire, bigarade concentrée
    2 from the different company
    divine bergamote , rose poivre
    fistfull from comptoir sud pacifique
    vétyver haiti, barbier des isles, aqua motu / motu, l'eau de gouverneur / l'homme, *musc alize
    calypso homme (christianne celle, calypso)
    boucheron jaïpur homme fresh
    acqua di palma
    * * Colonia asoluta, blu mediterraneo sicilian slmond / mandorlo di sicilia
    eadward ocean
    the people of the labyrinths luctor et emergo
    hanae mori
    3 from montale
    attar, aoud lime, geyland
    2 from cb i hate perfumes
    mr. hulot's holiday, cb93
    3 by hermès
    un jardine en méditerranée, hermèssence poivre samarcande & veitver tonka

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    Default Re: Scents for seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by myaccolades
    Going to try to include the key fragrances from my collection, though I'm probably going to forget to include a lot of them. Anyways, the one's with a * mean I wear it year round

    Fall: Ungaro III*, Gucci PH, Boss Bottled, L'Artisan Tea for Two, L'Artisan Dzing!*, Floris Santal
    Winter: Gucci Envy*, Chanel Pour Monsieur*, Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, Lorenzo Villoresi Musk, Chanel Egoiste*, YSL Rive Gauche*
    Spring: YSL Jazz*, L'Artisan Voleur de Roses*, Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel
    Summer: Guerlain Vetiver*, Creed Millesime Imperial*, Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire*, Tommy T, Bvlgari PH*, Paco XS*

    I wear most of my fragrances year round - whenever I can, of course.
    Wow. I think you and I have very similar fragrance preferences---almost everything above I either expect to like or like already.

    I'm sure I'd like a lot of niche fragrances too if I had the opportunity to smell them. The places I know carry only designer stuff, and I feel like there's still a lot of territory there I haven't explored yet.
    Do you smell what I smell? Vive le Crystal Flaçon!

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