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    Default Scent gurus, enlighten me!

    Hey guys, first post. I was wondering if you guys could recommend a summer scent for me. I use John Varvatos for the fall and winter...and maybe summer nights. I used to wear ADG and Issey Miyake, but I'm interested in trying something new for the summer. I've been seeing a general trend in the summer threads and have ordered a tester of Paul Smith- Story...I'm also curious about
    YSL- Live Jazz
    M7 Fresh(Cilantro note makes me nervous)
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    Anyone have any suggestions? It gets hot out here...around 115 in the summer. Right now it's around mid-80s. thanks much!

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    Welcome to Basenotes.

    Some summer scents I would recommend are:

    Asprey Purple Water
    Bulgari Aqua or Bulgari Aqua Marine
    Clean Men
    Clinique Happy for Men
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue pour Femme (I prefer this over the men's version)
    Guerlain Imperiale
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert
    Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin
    Sean John Unforgivable
    Thierry Mugler Cologne
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
    Yves Saint-Laurent Kouros (don't go heavy on it though)
    Yves Saint-Laurent Opium pour Homme Eau d'Orient

    Good luck with the hunt!

    Joe

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    Default Re: Scent gurus, enlighten me!

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Welcome to Basenotes.

    Some summer scents I would recommend are:

    Asprey Purple Water
    Bulgari Aqua or Bulgari Aqua Marine
    Clean Men
    Clinique Happy for Men
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue pour Femme (I prefer this over the men's version)
    Guerlain Imperiale
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert
    Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin
    Sean John Unforgivable
    Thierry Mugler Cologne
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
    Yves Saint-Laurent Kouros (don't go heavy on it though)
    Yves Saint-Laurent Opium pour Homme Eau d'Orient

    Good luck with the hunt!

    Joe
    What Joe said ^

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    Default Re: Scent gurus, enlighten me!

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Welcome to Basenotes.

    Some summer scents I would recommend are:

    Asprey Purple Water
    Bulgari Aqua or Bulgari Aqua Marine
    Clean Men
    Clinique Happy for Men
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue pour Femme (I prefer this over the men's version)
    Guerlain Imperiale
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert
    Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin
    Sean John Unforgivable
    Thierry Mugler Cologne
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
    Yves Saint-Laurent Kouros (don't go heavy on it though)
    Yves Saint-Laurent Opium pour Homme Eau d'Orient

    Good luck with the hunt!

    Joe
    Joe. Is this list a try and see if you'll like list only, or do you also like each and every one of them.

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    Default Re: Scent gurus, enlighten me!

    To the great list posted earlier I'll add Guerlain Vetiver- similar to Mugler Cologne but worth having, and Bvlgari Black.

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    Having spent at least $1,000.00 on samples searching for summer scents, I have only found 3 that are full bottle worthy. I'm sorry I can't suggest more. The summer citrus, fresh category is low on longevity, strength and sillage. If I could only have one it would be hands down Bigarade Concentree.

    Bigarade Concentree by Malle - Just got off the Barney's website from placing an order for this season.

    Menethe Moderne by DSH Perfumes - A fresh minty affair in EDP - just reordered this also

    Balle Match by Patricia de Nicolai - Grapefruit with a pepper, sounds weird, but it's like salt and pepper, they just work together

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    Aqua di Parma - Colonia Assoulta
    Baldessarini - Del Mar
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Creed - Neroli Sauvage
    L'Artisan - Voleur de Roses

    Those are a few extras to try.

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    L'eau Par Kenzo
    Moschino Friends
    Christian Dior Higher and Dune
    Versace Man Fraiche
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Guerlain Vetiver
    ck Truth
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme
    Bvlgari Aqua
    Dolce & Gabbana Masculine

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Joe. Is this list a try and see if you'll like list only, or do you also like each and every one of them.
    I currently have or previously had all of these fragrances in my wardrobe, and I like every one of them - I know it's part of my addiction, errr I mean hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I currently have or previously had all of these fragrances in my wardrobe, and I like every one of them - I know it's part of my addiction, errr I mean hobby
    Thanks Joe. I envy you. I wish I could find more that I liked so it wouldn't make my hobby so difficult.

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    luciano soprani UOMO and burberry weekend..

    P.S. im not a guru
    Last edited by jenson; 11th March 2008 at 06:53 PM.

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    I'd add Marc Jacobs for men to the above list.


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    Acqua Di Parma.

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    Thanks guys! You've all been a great help. I've been looking for samples and have found some on ebay, but they're all from different sellers which equals crazy shipping costs. Does anyone know where I can get samples in one place?

    Thanks again!

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    Bulgari BLV.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpowley View Post
    Thanks guys! You've all been a great help. I've been looking for samples and have found some on ebay, but they're all from different sellers which equals crazy shipping costs. Does anyone know where I can get samples in one place?

    Thanks again!
    Try scentmonkey.com. They sell samples of almost everything they have. I've purchased from them several times.
    Last edited by Niles; 12th March 2008 at 03:21 PM.

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    Okay thanks for all the suggestions guys. I actually found my scent. I went to sephora and smelled everything I could...and I ended up with Terre D'hermes. I LOVE how it smells. Perfect for this summer. Thanks guys!

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    Bvlgari Aqua
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Terre D`Hermes
    Armani Eau Pour Homme.

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