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    Default What Is the BEST Summer Scent?

    I'm wondering what's the best summer scent that attracts a lot of attention, you know, the smell that goes perfect with sandals, when you're out in the streets, and you're out in the hot scorching weather wearing your sleeveless shirt, what fragrance is most refreshing and great?

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    Not too sure but I have some nominees

    Prada Infusion D'Homme - has that fresh white linen thing going on.
    L'eau D'Issey
    Cool Water
    Unbound
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    D & G PH
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Hummer (Trust me, it works wonders)
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    4711 is my no brainer for hot weather.

    I also use:
    Hammam Bouquet
    Hanae Mori PH
    Cravache
    Racquets Formula
    Tokyo
    Opium PH Summer Specials
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    Puro Lino
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    Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert (+/or Concentree)
    Lubin Eau Neuve
    Chanel Eau de Cologne, 31 Rue Cambon
    Dior Diorella
    Guerlain Vetiver, Vetiver Pour Elle
    Mugler Ice*Men

    These are a few of my personal faves

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    Hmmm..not too many of those sound familiar, but I like Tommy Bahama, the clear-bottled one, what do you think? That literally smells like the ocean and a bunch of palm trees/spring air.

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    Versace Eau Fraiche is good for a fruity, fresh fragrance.
    Seconding Prada Infusion d'Homme for 'fresh white linen'

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    I don't know anything about attracting attention, but Eau de Rochas Pour Homme is very nice for summer. Check it out if you can find it.

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    Totally second Puro Lino and Lubin Eau Neuve.

    I also like:
    Sisley - Eau de Campagne
    Frank - 01
    Profumum - Acqua di Sale
    Hermès - Un Jardin sur le Nil
    Hermès - Un Jardin en Méditerranée
    Moschino - Friends
    Bond No. 9 - Little Italy
    Bond No. 9 - Grammercy Park
    Givenchy - Insensé
    Diptyque - Philosykos
    Comme des Garçons - Skai
    Comme des Garçons - Rhubarb
    Comme des Garçons - 3
    Comme des Garçons - Calamus
    Comme des Garçons - Lily
    Perfumerie Generale - Ilang Ivohibe

    I'm already predicting L'Artisan's Fleur de Liane as my personal favorite this summer.

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    Check out Derring-Do by Ineke. A loong lasting, extremely vibrant metallic citrus.

    Also:

    AdP Colonia
    Art of Shaving Lemon
    MPG Sanguine Muskissime
    MPG Fraicheur Muskissime
    Versace PH
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    I frequently used to reach for Terre D'Hermes during the hotter months in socal, but since getting my bottle of L'Air du Desert Marocain, I want to try that out this summer.
    Spring/Summer Wardrobe: vetiver extraordinaire, rose 31, terre d'hermes!

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    My favorite summer scent is Un Jardin Sur Le Nil (Hermes). I have gotten compliments from three female coworkers on that one. My second choice is Acqua di Gio (Armani). Men seem to like it. For the more adventurous, Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere is excellent.

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    Creed Millésime Impérial
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudester! View Post
    I'm wondering what's the best summer scent that attracts a lot of attention, you know, the smell that goes perfect with sandals, when you're out in the streets, and you're out in the hot scorching weather wearing your sleeveless shirt, what fragrance is most refreshing and great?
    Escada Sunset Heat. I've tried decants of just about every "summery" scent I could possibly get my hands on, and Sunset Heat came on top. It's perfect for t-shirts, heat, and sandals.

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    Beyond Paradise

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    During the summer months, I like wearing

    Mugler Cologne - this is my favorite
    Kouros
    Lancetti via Condotti pour homme
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Montale Aoud Lime
    Bond Eau de New York
    Bond Wall Street
    Allure Homme Sport
    Montana pour homme (blue box)

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    Bvlgari Aqua, Live Jazz, Terre d'Hermes, Mugler Cologne and Tom Ford for Men out of what I own (and thats my order of preference). I have a bottle of Issey on the way though that might knock Live Jazz from 2nd place.
    Also, whoever said D&G pH during summer - maybe in cooler summers, but in 35 deg. C + here in Perth this would be unbearable!
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    Being at the mercy of 2 seasons here in central Florida My favs are not necessarily summer only scents:

    Nautica Voyage
    Chrome Azzaro & Visit
    Antonio Puig Sybaris
    Nina Ricci Signoricci
    Shiseido Balsala
    Givenchy Greenergy
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Etienne Aigner No 2
    Victor & Rolff Antidote
    Puro Lino
    Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey
    Lubin L'eau Neuve
    Last edited by silverbullet; 4th January 2009 at 05:24 AM.

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    Azzaro Now is a decent choice. My friend just bought a 1.7 oz. bottle for $14.99 at Marshalls. It's really fruity and seems like it would be ideal for the warmer months. I have yet to try Terre d'Hermes in the warm months since I bought it during the fall. Horizon by Guy Laroche is a discontinued fragrance but is also one that pops up in my local Marshalls once in a while. My friend just bought another 1.7 oz. bottle for $5.99. Lacoste original can also be a good choice. I'm sure the Calvin Klein fragrances are decent summer wear as well.

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    My favourite 'summer only' scent is Vetiver hombre by Adolfo Dominguez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royal View Post
    Escada Sunset Heat. I've tried decants of just about every "summery" scent I could possibly get my hands on, and Sunset Heat came on top. It's perfect for t-shirts, heat, and sandals.


    Royal, what does it smell like? Can you describe? I hope not some cheap bubble-gum, lolli-pop type smell..

    Have you smelled Tommy Bahama, the clear bottled one? That smells real nice for summer, what do you think?

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    Dior - Bois d'Argent

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    There are so many great light or uplifting summer fragrances. Too many to chose from and there will be new ones out too. These are some favorites:

    Dry citrus & woods: Signoricci, Live Jazz, Bois d' Cedrat, or Diamonds for Men, Bigarade Concentree

    Crisp summer gourmands like: Kenzoair, Cereus No. 11, Ice Men, Eau de Iles

    Light woods / incense: D Squared HE Wood, Kyoto, Wall St., Maestrale, Jubilation XXV

    Light green/florals like: Angelique Sous la Pluie, Eau de Campagne, Scent One Hinoki, Tumbuktu, Bleeker St., 28 La Pausa, L'Homme de Coeur, Gendarme.

    Summery vetiver: Sel d' Vetiver, Carlos Corinto Vetiver, Vetiveru, Vetiver pour Homme

    The post was asking for what is the "BEST" summer scent and I guess I could narrow it to 3 bests: Sel d' Vetiver, Timbuktu, Jubilation XXV.
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    Bulgari Aqua
    TdH
    Armani Mania
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    Mugler Cologne, clean, fresh and musky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudester! View Post
    Royal, what does it smell like? Can you describe? I hope not some cheap bubble-gum, lolli-pop type smell..

    Have you smelled Tommy Bahama, the clear bottled one? That smells real nice for summer, what do you think?
    It's a very fruity scent, but I wouldn't call it bubble-gum or lolli-pop at all. It isn't too sweet like far too many designer "summer" scents are, it just smells of tropical fruits. It's surely for a younger set though. It dries down to a wonderful light (not on silage, mind you) fouegre sort of scent, it reminds me of the beach, sandals, and t-shirts to be quite honest. I haven't touched the clear bottled Tommy Bahama though, but I'll put it on my "to sniff" list. I've ordered 30 decants of various scents that I thought would epitomize "summer", both designer and niche, and somehow the Sunset Heat came out on top. Your mileage may vary, as all scents will.

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    Bvlgari-Aqva

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    My vote for best summer scent would have to be Ricci Club Haute Concentration

    There's so many good summer frags out there to be had, but I like this the best.

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    I like Erolfa on hot summer days.

    I like Terre d'Hermes on extremely hot days.

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    My list of favorite summer scents are:
    Blvgari Aqva Marine
    Nautica Voyage
    D&G Light Blue
    Acqua Di Gio
    Versace Man
    Eternity Summer (2007)
    Lacoste Essential
    Lacoste Style In Play
    Alfred Sung Hei
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    I will second (or third!) the following: Signoricci and Eau de Rochas pour Homme. I would like to add L' Artisan's The pour un ete and Balmain's Monsieur Balmain.

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    I will add Bond No. 9 Central Park.

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    Some great suggestions so far, I would add Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Tuscan Cypress. Beautiful for summer but not aquatic if one is that way averse.

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    Virgin Island Water - Creed
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa
    Mugler
    Burberry Summer for Men
    Allure Homme Sport Cologne
    Citrus Verbena Summer - L'Occitane
    Aromatic Lime - Montale


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    Last summer my most-worn fragrances were:

    TdH
    Eau Sauvage
    Chanel PM (1955)

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    Creed Millisime Imperial - some say it has a watermelon note, and others call it an aquatic. If it agrees with your skin, you will get compliments.

    Montale Red Vetyver - I really think this one shines with heat. A calmer spicy scent and I got compliments when walking by two ladies, on separate occassions.

    Tauer's L'Air du Desert Morocain - an all-year scent, something about the heat can seem to reactivate it after you think it is gone.

    Montale Aromatic Limes - I think this one is more wearable than the Aoud Limes, at least it was for me. I dont disagree with Aromatic Limes being a great summer scent, but if the Auod is too strong, this one is a good alternative. Not like Green Irish Tweed by Creed, but then again, it has some similarity at times.

    Acqua di Parma Colonia - I love this scent, and though it may peter out after 4 hours, it is very, very nice, very civilized, very wearable in summer.

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    Creed Selection Verte
    Penhaligon's English Fern

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    I can not spend my summers without :

    ACQUA DI PARMA ASSOLUTA
    EAU D' HADRIEN ( both Edt and EdP ) - Annick Goutal
    EAU DU SUD - Annick Goutal
    L' EAU DES HESPERIDES - Diptyque
    L' EAU DE NEROLI - Diptyque
    EAU DE LIERRE - Diptyque
    EAU LENTE - Diptyque
    TERRE D' HERMES - Hermes
    DIOR HOMME - Dior
    EAU SAUVAGE - Dior
    CARNAL FLOWER - F.Malle
    VETIVER EXTRAORDINAIRE - F.Malle
    ENCRE NOIRE - Lalique
    PASSION BOISÉ - Frapin
    KNIZE FOREST - Knize

    At least these ones.......
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    I hear a lot of good things about Aramis Bermuda Tonic, though I've never tried it. Mugler Cologne is the most versatile all around fragrance you can buy, perfect for summer. I really, really liked Paul Smith Story when I was in Jamaica this summer, the heat and humidity really brought out the vetiver and other green notes. Another recommendation I have to make is for an extremely cheap, extremely long lasting silage monster that I really like and believe is appropriate for summer...Perry Ellis Portfolio.
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    I am a fan of Clean, or Creed Silver Mountain.

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    If I ahd to narrow it down to absolute best: Creed Millesime Imperial

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    I don´t know all scents but for me till now Terre d´Hermes which is also good for winter but ideal for summer and declaration from cartier are my favorites.
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    No idea what the "best" is, but a few I like are:

    Kenzo Power
    Agua de Loewe
    Verino Pour Homme
    Hugh Parsons Blue

    A few I want to try / buy are:

    Miller Harris - Citron Citron
    Miller Harris - Tangerine Vert
    Hugh Parsons - 99 Regent Street
    Hugh Parsons Yellow

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    Racine by MPG
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    Creed's Green Valley and Imperial

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    TdH
    Erolfa
    Cool Water-Happy Summer (or any other version)
    Allure Blanche
    ...and pretty much most of the other ones that have already been mentioned.

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    +1 on the Miller Harris Tangerine Vert. Surprisingly good lasting power on a citrus scent.

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    hmmmmm....

    Creed - Virgin Island Water

    Hermès - Un Jardin en Méditerranée

    Dior - Higher

    Clinique - Happy for Men

    Hermès - Vetiver Tonka

    Balmain - Monsieur Balmain (rarely tho. was my first cologne, like, ever! bought it when i was 11 after falling in love with the sample i got in Paris the year before :lol

    Calvin Klein - ck One Summer (the orange gradient bottle)

    YSL - Kouros Eau D'Ete (actually works all year around lol)

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    Day- Original Vetiver-Creed
    Night-Virgin Island Water-Creed

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    A few years ago I would have said D&G Masculine, but in recent years I have not found anything that I like better than Acqua di Parma Colonia.

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    Concentre d'Orange Verte by Hermes.

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    Without a doubt, Miller Harris Tangerine Vert.

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    Royal, where can I find Sunset Heat, not online that is, no one has it.

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    I sometimes see Sunset Heat at Marshall's/Ross/TJ Maxx and most discount perfume shops.

    My addition to the thread is Eternity Summer (especially the 2008 and 2006 versions). It tends to smell chemical but damn I love it in the summer.

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    Concentre d'Orange Verte by Hermes.
    Really good for hot summer, I like the wetness of eau more, but it just can't last.
    Concentre, though, smells far too dry/parched in cold dry air, whereas eau still smells wet in cold air.
    Concentre for summer!

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    This thread has been up for a couple of days and got me thinking. Aside from what I personally wear, I think that Kenzo, as a house, pretty much has the summer scents covered. All of their frags have a summer quality, even the spicier ones feel fresh and clean to me.
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    What makes a scent good/bad for summer? Would SMN Acqua di Cuba be a good summer scent?

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    Interesting question, mrshackleford. I imagine it has a lot to do with one's environment. For me, the oppressive, drenching, soupy air of a Savannah summer has me wearing frags that simply feel light on my skin. Anything cloying or thick is just adding insult to injury in our kind of summer. There are some frags that come alive with a light sweat, and I'd guess that for folks with less humid summers, that might be an attraction. What do you think?
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    Last year's summer rotation included:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta & Iris Nobile
    Bulgarie Eau Parfumee at The Verte & Rouge
    Estee Lauder Azuree Soleil / Bronze Goddess
    Bois 1920 Sandalo e The
    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Parfum d'Empire Osmanthus Interdite
    Kenzo Amour & Vintage Edition Peace
    Guerlain AA Figue Iris & Mandarine Basilic

    Add one more vote for Miller Harris Tangerine Vert--it is one of my favorites.
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