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    Default Which of these are not suited to hot climate?

    Hello everybody,

    I've been looking into buying (already own some in this list) some of these, but first I'd like to ask which are not suited to hot weather. I live in a city which is very humid all year long and temperature is never below ~73F.

    While at it, please help me determine which are day and which are night fragances, and how many spritz are (should) be needed for each of them.

    Here's the list:

    Gucci Envy
    Givenchy Very Irresistible
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Rive Gauche
    Live Jazz
    L'eau par Kenzo
    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    Bvlgari pour Homme
    Bvlgari Black
    Cool Water
    CK Be
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Acqua di Gio
    Romeo Gigli
    Polo Blue
    Antaeus
    Azzaro Visit
    L'eau D'Issey
    Fahrenheit
    Nemo

    Other suitable suggestions are also accepted.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Which of these are not suited to hot climate?

    Gucci Envy
    Givenchy Very Irresistible
    Givenchy Gentleman (This one's debatable.)
    Rive Gauche
    Azzaro Visit
    Fahrenheit
    Nemo (This one, too, is debatable.)

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    Default Re: Which of these are not suited to hot climate?

    I would add D&G pour homme to the list too. But then again, I hate that scent in any weather

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    Default Re: Which of these are not suited to hot climate?

    i live in a similar environment (south Florida) and i wear pretty much anything and everything i want. and i get away with it why? because i work in a climate controlled environment 9-10 hours of the day, so the temp outside isn't really a factor. i wore Visit last week, got great compliments. I wear Gentleman often and get compliments. The last time I work Envy, two of my coworkers swore they were going on their lunchbreak to buy it for their husbands.

    So take all advice on "cold weather only" fragrances with a grain of salt

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    Well, the humidity here is TRULY high. So that's a problem.

    And I work in a climate controlled environment as well, but I go out too, especially at night and it's rather hot. :/

    Is Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme really not ok for hot climates? I really wanted to try it :O

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    Please help a noob out ;_;

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    Default Re: Which of these are not suited to hot climate?

    I live in a pretty hot humid climate too. I agree that if you work in an air conditioned climate, it becomes less of an issue (although one still has to get oneself to work, often on public transport..). I would estimate that during hot weather, I would wear "hot" frags most of the time, with an occasional flirtation with a more powerful frag.


    I think these would be very suitable (the reverse of what you asked, I know):

    Live Jazz
    L'eau par Kenzo
    Bvlgari pour Homme
    Cool Water
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Polo Blue
    L'eau D'Issey

    These would work, but would be pretty powerful:

    Givenchy Gentleman
    Rive Gauche
    Antaeus
    Gucci Envy

    Have you thought about Terre d'Hermes? It's perfect. Also Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree.
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    Default Re: Which of these are not suited to hot climate?

    I live in a hot humid climate, too, and of the ones you named, I would be careful of these:

    Gucci Envy
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Rive Gauche
    Romeo Gigli
    Antaeus
    Azzaro Visit
    Fahrenheit

    the rest should be pretty safe. The following are my favorites for hot humid weather:

    Live Jazz
    L'eau par Kenzo
    Bvlgari pour Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver
    L'eau D'Issey

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    Default Re: Which of these are not suited to hot climate?

    I enjoy wearing heavier frags in hot weather, it gives them a completely different edge. However, I still prefer fresh / citrus / marine etc frags in summer.

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    Default Re: Which of these are not suited to hot climate?

    my two cents...

    Gucci Envy - Cool day/night
    Givenchy Very Irresistible - night
    Rive Gauche - cool day/night
    L'eau par Kenzo - any
    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme - night
    Bvlgari pour Homme - any
    Cool Water - any
    CK Be - any
    Guerlain Vetiver - day
    Acqua di Gio - day
    Polo Blue - any
    Azzaro Visit - cool day/night
    L'eau D'Issey - day
    Fahrenheit - night
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    I went to an art exhibition with my mother one time and wore rive gauche PH in the hot,humid,tropical climate and she that it smelled fresh. I agree with her, I think rive gauche is fresh and cooling,isn't that weird?
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    Default Re: Which of these are not suited to hot climate?

    Yes but no. I think of it as a cold weather scent, true, but can certainly see why it might smell "fresh" in warm climates. The anise note alone makes it very "crisp" on me, and there's something very like vetiver in the drydown that also keeps it smelling "crisp" on Yours Truly.

    To me, it's a sweater weather scent. But perhaps that should change -- maybe I should at least give it a try in warm weather.

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    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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