Thread: Best men's cologne for summer
I'd like some advice from you, dear people. Currently on my mind are Kenzo pour homme, Davidoff cool water and Bvlgari aqua.
But I'd like some more insights!
Thank you in advance
heya sorry you been waiting for anyone hehe
ok here i have jpg summer and im using it now and it has great longvity and great strong scent
Allure Homme Sport Cologne
From the ones you have listed that you're interested in, I think you should check out Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone. It can be worn in other seasons, but I think it plays very nice with warm summers.
Green Water by Jacques Fath is nice, as is Opium Eau d'Orient pour Homme. There are SOOOOO many others I could list, yes, but these two just popped to mind right away this A.M.
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Barry (Jock) beat me to it. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne (clear bottle) is awesome for summer. It's my SOTD and has garnered me many compliments in the past.
I was torn between it and Terre d'Hermes this AM. We finally have a beautiful day after downpours the last two.
Current faves: Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, MFK Masculin Pluriel, Dior Homme Eau, TDH Parfum
I think Burberry's new offerring, The Beat, will be excellent for Spring/Summer. I can't wait to order it.
One that I have dusted off following the first temperature reading over 10c is Balmain Monsieur. It is an exceptionally well balanced citrus offering, and once you have survived the rather intense opening, it blooms into a delightfully refereshing fragrance.
Anything with vetiver makes a great summer scent.
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Get classic and sophisticated - Aqua di Parma Colonia.
btw - you're right to pick up Kenzo as well. The Eau paur homme (?spelling) is mesmerizing, soft and fresh.
Thank you everyone, interesting insights indeed!
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My summer staples include:
Kenneth Cole Reaction
L'eau d'Issey Summer (I have the '08 version)
L'eau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche
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hugh parsons blue
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and the forbidden Aqua di Gio/ raplh blue...
Acqua di Parma - Colonia Assoluta
Hugh Parsons Blue
Gai Mattiolo Uomo
Acqua di Parma Colonia
I second the Bulgari Aqua and reccomend Mugler Cologne, Terre'd Hermes, Chanel Allure Homme
When it's hot and I've got to go out in it, I usually reach for Vetiver de Puig.
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Friction de Foucaud Body Tonic :
(from company promotional material):
When French military officers were living in Indochine (modern-day Vietnam) during the first part of the 20th century, many experienced skin irritations that often occurs in humid tropical climates.
Madame Lucienne MERLE who was living in Indochine responded by concocting her now-famous skin treatment, Friction de Foucaud Invigorating Body Tonic. Not only did the soldiers use it to cure their rashes, they soon became addicted to it for daily use due to its refreshing sensation and fragrance.
Upon their return home, the soldiers helped spread the popularity of the tonic and it quickly became a favorite grooming product among men and, later, among women as well. The original formula, created by Madame MERLE in 1946, has not changed and the product is still used by the French Foreign Legion today. The Foucaud body tonic owes its success to its secret aroma therapeutic blend of menthol, camphor, and essential oils of orange, lemon, lavender, rosemary and thyme.
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Creed Imperial, Erolfa, Royal Water, Green Irish Tweed, lacoste essential, Chanel allure blanche, Dunhill Pursuit, Bulgari Aqua, Bulgari Aqua Marine ( if you're into that scent) guerlian imperiale, narciso rodriguez musc, not so much the edt, too heavy for summer ( I think).
There is also Aqua di gio, worn by just about every teenager, good scent though.
There is Polo Modern Reserve, not as strong as original polo.
I would have to say the best ones out of all of them, are Erolfa, and Bulgari Aqua. In my opinion both can be worn in the daytime and evening. Hopes this helps.
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An aquired taste but...Fire Island from Bond. The smell of warm skin that has been in the sun, mixed with sweat/salt suntan oil, and sand. It took me time to get my arms around it, but it is dead on sexy and different from the standard fare citrus summer frags most will wear. This one will be in heavy rotation for me this year for warm temps. This could be a signature scent for someone also.
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Some that have yet to be mentioned:
Chanel PM (not the Concentree)
Diptyque Phylosikos (and Virgilio....though it's been discontinued)