I like D & G red cap for hot summer nights out
Thread: Orientals in the summertime..
Ok, not necessarily orientals, but are there any heavy perfumes that you often seen marketed for 'evening' or 'winter' but you wear them with equal success (or maybe they even work better for you) in the daytime or hot weather?
I like D & G red cap for hot summer nights out
I prefer the fruity, citrusy scents in the summer time. With all the heat and every thing feeling muggy, it is great to smell fresh.
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Dune would work great for summer.
Using a really light hand L'heure Bleue edp is wonderful in dry periods of summer as well as Creed's Vanisia, Chanel's Egoiste, Parfum de Nicolai 's Sacrebleue, Caron's Montaigne, Escada Collection and Margaretha Ley.
It's funny because the frags that I love and smell great on me in the winter just don't have the same effect for me in the summer. I tried on L'Artisan's Dzongkha last week. Man did it smell good on me, but I would never wear it in the summer. I will be getting a bottle for next winter for sure.
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I'll second Dune. I wear it almost only in summer.
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I second Dolce & Gabbana (red) for hot summer nights. It's perfect although it is a heavy perfume.
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This spring I have been attracted to Angel, Musc Ravageur, Eugenie, George Sand, and surprise surprise, Third Man. These are all rather rich scents, but the warmer weather seems to just give them a nice edge, like effect of toasting bread ever so lightly.
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What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache
Shalimar, and Chamade wear well in the summer, but I prefer to go towards a floral scent in the summer.
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I wear orientals all year. I try to get into the florals, and I think I want to wear them, but I find that when they heat up they smell....like hot, cooked flowers! Orientals just blend with my chemistry: they are warm, like a second skin.
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I tend to wear my orientals the whole year,but particular ones that work fine for me during summer are L'heure bleue edp (brought this one on summer holiday last year),Egoiste( a hit last summer )but also Jicky + Hypnotic Poison,JPG Classique,CK Contradiction,Attraction and L by Lolita Lempicka.
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L 'Heure Bleue edt
Douce Amere, a fresh oriental
Anne Pliska is one I almost exclusively wear in summer. This very ambery scent (notes of bergamot, amber, patchouli, geranium, musk and vanilla) smells somewhat fruity and fresh on me.
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thanks for all your lovely answers ! i love orientals but always feel self-conscious wearing them in warm weather. now i know it can be done i will experiment some more, and try some of these you mention :-)
Most of the time, I wear whatever I'm in the mood for without regard for time of year esp. as we spend so much of our time indoors in artificial environments. Sometimes I'm looking for a specific effect, e.g., a cold citrussy splash is refreshing when coming indoors on a hot summer day. Generally, I think any oriental blooms best in summer - and florals are best to me in cold weather. The warmth and humidity in summer accelerates the life cycle of a fragrance on my skin, and I get all kinds of things in orientals that I may miss on a colder day. When it's really hot and humid and I must be out of doors (ugh!), I don't want any fragrance at all. On a humid summer evening, I like lush tropical scents. So in answer to your question - by all means enjoy orientals in the summertime! :-)
p.s. I just bought Shalimar eau de Cologne for summer. It goes through all the Shalimar permutations (with the addition of leather and smoke, to my nose), but dries down more quickly and just leave that lovely vanillic Shalimar skin scenty quality behind. Very, very nice!
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