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    I am a heavy smoker (every 2 hours), I need a recommendation for daily hot and humid weather condition in my country (Malaysia), I need something fresh/ very noticeable that suitable for day (office and outdoor) and night and long lasting, thanks in advance

    I have armand basi,versace dreamer,ck eternity,police,adventure quasar, polo safari,polo explorer, armani diamond, issey miyake, boss element, bvlgari extreme/aqva,dunhill desire,armani code,boss pure,blue jeans and cd fahrenheit.

    any suggestion?thanks guys
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    I'd go with the Armand Basi or Issey Miyake.
    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    I'd go with the Armand Basi or Issey Miyake.
    Thanks man, we have the same nose..both of them are my favourite

    any more suggestion from others?

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    the best perfume for you is to stop smoking.
    unico grande amore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Wüst View Post
    the best perfume for you is to stop smoking.
    Agree !!!!
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    There was an interesting brief essay by Luca Turin in last NZZ Folio last August. Check out the link here. What I loved about this piece was the idea that part of the perception of beauty has to do with the concentration required to get at it, that you are often in the position of smelling, as it were, between smoke molecules or listening through ambient noise, and that these screens of smell or noise or whatever then become part of the perception of beauty. I like that. Enjoy and a warm welcome to Basenotes.

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    Really interesting essay. This part surprised me:

    Quote Originally Posted by Luca Turin
    It is perhaps no accident that some of the greatest perfumers alive are dedicated smokers. You can see them in the street in the fragrance district of midtown Manhattan, smelling strips in one hand, cigarette in the other, watching a crew dig up the road.

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    lunz~ I'm so sorry that you came to this forum seeking fragrance recommendations and received admonishments instead. I'd like to offer a sincere welcome to Basenotes.

    Guerlain Vetiver is a classic citrus and earthy vetiver scent with a touch of tobacco smokiness blended in masterfully. I think you would enjoy it in your climate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by an_oud_girl View Post
    lunz~ I'm so sorry that you came to this forum seeking fragrance recommendations and received admonishments instead. I'd like to offer a sincere welcome to Basenotes.

    Guerlain Vetiver is a classic citrus and earthy vetiver scent with a touch of tobacco smokiness blended in masterfully. I think you would enjoy it in your climate.
    This is a great suggestion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by an_oud_girl View Post
    lunz~ I'm so sorry that you came to this forum seeking fragrance recommendations and received admonishments instead. I'd like to offer a sincere welcome to Basenotes.

    Guerlain Vetiver is a classic citrus and earthy vetiver scent with a touch of tobacco smokiness blended in masterfully. I think you would enjoy it in your climate.
    Just received my bottle of this today, really really great recommendation.

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    I notice that you like Polo scents. I wore original Polo (green) back in my smoking days, and people thought it worked nicely. The newer Polo Modern Reserve may do so as well, although it is less smoky and more leathery. Something to consider. I also know a smoker who wears Givenchy Pi Neo, and it blends nicely with the tobacco, in my opinion. Strong and long-lasting, too. However, none of these scents are very fresh or cooling. I agree that the Issey Miyake might be a great choice in terms of offering freshness in hot and humid conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Wüst View Post
    the best perfume for you is to stop smoking.
    He wasn't asking for smoking addiction advice

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    Last edited by silverbullet; 11th March 2009 at 02:44 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Wüst View Post
    the best perfume for you is to stop smoking.
    Please keep your witty answer to yourself. Thanks anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by an_oud_girl View Post
    lunz~ I'm so sorry that you came to this forum seeking fragrance recommendations and received admonishments instead. I'd like to offer a sincere welcome to Basenotes.

    Guerlain Vetiver is a classic citrus and earthy vetiver scent with a touch of tobacco smokiness blended in masterfully. I think you would enjoy it in your climate.
    At last, I found someone who is nice and humble, thank you for the suggestion, I just ordered it from fragrancex.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    There was an interesting brief essay by Luca Turin in last NZZ Folio last August. Check out the link here. What I loved about this piece was the idea that part of the perception of beauty has to do with the concentration required to get at it, that you are often in the position of smelling, as it were, between smoke molecules or listening through ambient noise, and that these screens of smell or noise or whatever then become part of the perception of beauty. I like that. Enjoy and a warm welcome to Basenotes.
    Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I notice that you like Polo scents. I wore original Polo (green) back in my smoking days, and people thought it worked nicely. The newer Polo Modern Reserve may do so as well, although it is less smoky and more leathery. Something to consider. I also know a smoker who wears Givenchy Pi Neo, and it blends nicely with the tobacco, in my opinion. Strong and long-lasting, too. However, none of these scents are very fresh or cooling. I agree that the Issey Miyake might be a great choice in terms of offering freshness in hot and humid conditions.

    PS - Welcome aboard!
    Thanks for the suggestion, I am going to shop for those 2 items (Polo Modern Reverse and Givency Pi Neo)

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    i dont understand why you included your smoking habit to help you find reccomendations. what makes things different that you smoke, smokers need different fragrances or something? sorry if i sound harsh but to me it makes no sense why you included that. But i will suggest chanel allure and dolce and gabbana pour homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avfcdamian92 View Post
    i dont understand why you included your smoking habit to help you find reccomendations. what makes things different that you smoke, smokers need different fragrances or something? sorry if i sound harsh but to me it makes no sense why you included that. But i will suggest chanel allure and dolce and gabbana pour homme.

    I was a heavy cigarette smoker for several years until I switched over to smoking a pipe occasionally. The combination of the pipe tobacco doesn't go well with my Parfum d'Habit The lighter, citrusy fragrances blend better for me. Smoking definately alters those lovely top notes Allure & D&G are excellent examples
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    Black XS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avfcdamian92 View Post
    i dont understand why you included your smoking habit to help you find reccomendations. what makes things different that you smoke, smokers need different fragrances or something? sorry if i sound harsh but to me it makes no sense why you included that. But i will suggest chanel allure and dolce and gabbana pour homme.
    I really shouldn't be answering for Lunz, but as a smoker myself I can see two possible issues. For one there is the fact that smoking is said to impair the olfactory sense. So it makes sense that a heavy smoker might want something that he or she can smell that would be able to override a possible deficit in one's ability to smell.

    The other issue might be the ambience of the smoke itself. As someone else noted, the aroma of a fragrance that fits well with the ambience of cigarette tobacco might not necessarily mesh well with that of pipe tobacco.

    Just my thoughts. The original poster may have been asking for arcane reasons completely unknown to me.

    edited to add: He also mentioned heat and humidity, along with the smoking, as factors to be considered. And I agree. Something that might work for a smoker in the drier environs of Southern California, where I'm from, does not necessarily work well in the sauna summers of mid-Missouri, where I now live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avfcdamian92 View Post
    i dont understand why you included your smoking habit to help you find reccomendations. what makes things different that you smoke, smokers need different fragrances or something? sorry if i sound harsh but to me it makes no sense why you included that. But i will suggest chanel allure and dolce and gabbana pour homme.
    Well avfcdamian92, I don't understand why some people mention their skin color( "white"), endurance level ( "I'm the athletic type"), or whatever pointless trait they have. I can see smoker as something that is worth noting.

    Perhaps something opposite of a cigarette ( Mugler Cologne) or something I personally feel would go well ( Gucci pour Homme or Burberry London). Then again, I love these 2 scents and would recommend them shamlessly anyways.

    Anyways to Lunz, here are my picks buddy :

    Burberry London ( hope you don't mind designer, but perhaps wait in cooler weather )

    Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Baldesserini Ambre and/or the original

    Carven Homme ( so classy, yet restrained)

    Eau de Lalique ( refreshing unisex citrus)

    Canali Black Diamond EDP ( starts off similar to Cool Water, but has a good base to it as well. Get the Parfum, not EDT)

    Good luck Lunz.
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    I wouldnt bother trying to smell good, the stink of cigarette smoke will far outweigh any fragrance.
    The only one that can power through it is Joop! Homme. Make sure you use no less than 12 sprays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    I wouldnt bother trying to smell good, the stink of cigarette smoke will far outweigh any fragrance.
    The only one that can power through it is Joop! Homme. Make sure you use no less than 12 sprays.
    haha, you'll need a new bottle in no time. Saying the best perfume is to stop smoking isn't a personal thing. the smoke smell just won't go away, it's not related to the addiction of smoking. smoke is indeed to overpowering to smell just good.
    unico grande amore.

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    Default Re: Men Fragrance for Heavy Smokers

    Actually, as long as the original poster stays away from Joop Nightflight, he won't have to worry about causing a big bad smell. Ick.

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    Default Re: Men Fragrance for Heavy Smokers

    This OP of this thread is seeking fragrance recommendations. He states that he is a smoker, which some consider a relevant point when making suggestions.

    If you do not have a sincere and considerate fragrance recommendation for the OP, then this thread is not for you. The OP is not inviting you to comment on his social habit. If you would rather discuss your opinions on smoking tobacco and its effect on fragrance, please feel free to start a new thread, rather than hijacking this one. Again, the Original Poster is requesting fragrance recommendations. If you do not have a sincere fragrance recommendation for the OP, this thread is not for you.
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    Default Re: Men Fragrance for Heavy Smokers

    haha thank you ms oud girl for setting the record straight... too many times someone will open up a topic hoping for sincere help, and instead will be beaten with condescension and derision... some people need to heap insults or admonishments at others in order to quell their own lack of confidence or feelings of self-worth. To Lunz: you keep doing whatever it takes to make you happy, and for the love of god try Michael by Michael Kors the beauty in that relatively inexpensive fragrance will surely cover up any innocent wafts of smoke, and it only intensifies in the heat
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    One that I think would work well would be Cuba by Czech & Speake. It is excellent in warm weather, and it kind of fits my image of what a smoker might use. Rather than alleviating the effect of the tobacco, it envelopes it, and perhaps makes it a little more exotic.

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    Whatever. So often the same people that talk smack about the reek of smokers are the same that claim, "Oh, I had to use 12 sprays of ________ to get any longevity or a bit of sillage. It disappeared after 20 minutes." No, you don't have to use 12 sprays of anything, and it didn't "disappear"- don't worry we can all smell you, coming and going.

    Generally Lunz, I think aquatic type scents don't work well with cigarette smoke (and really, I think it depend on the type and smell of the tobacco/cig), while woody, woody-gourmand, amber and leathery scents do. I generally don’t follow weather designations beyond personal preference, just apply appropriately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leffleur View Post
    Generally Lunz, I think aquatic type scents don't work well with cigarette smoke (and really, I think it depend on the type and smell of the tobacco/cig), while woody, woody-gourmand, amber and leathery scents do.
    I was intending to suggest Quorum for that general reason... It definitely is better-suited to 1-2 sprays instead of 12.

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