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    Well, we're having this huge 90+ degree F heat wave in Fort Wayne right now that might extend for weeks (never mind that the weather forecasters are not that accurate here, even with Pinpoint VIPIR HD). As a result, 90% of my fragrance collection is virtually unusable until October. Even my holy grails. And man cannot survive on Mugler Cologne alone.

    So I need some emergency fragrance suggestions, as I'm going to go fragrance shopping tomorrow. As for local retailers: In this "emergency situation", I have access locally to Macy's, Von Maur, Ulta, and Perfumania. (No niche, please.) Anyone have suggestions? Feel free to take a look at my wardrobe, too.
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    Monsieur Balmain should be easy to find and is a good choice for summer.
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    Sunset Heat is my favorite summer scent. I get compliments almost every time I wear it.

    You probably have already smelled AdG, 360 red, PH Just Me, Unbound, and True Religion. I

    really like all of these a lot, especially for summer. The True Religion should be at Macys.
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    Azzaro Chrome

    Rive Gauche

    Tommy Bahama
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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport works well for me in Memphis heat and humidity.

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    I got a giant bottle of 4711 at a Ft Wayne TJ Maxx--may be worth a try. I have found most of the Bulgari fragrances to be pretty light, also (except for Black). Perfumania also has alot of Calvin Klein, so maybe they will have CKOne, et al.

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    Versace Man Eau Fraiche!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    Well, we're having this huge 90+ degree F heat wave in Fort Wayne right now that might extend for weeks (never mind that the weather forecasters are not that accurate here, even with Pinpoint VIPIR HD). As a result, 90% of my fragrance collection is virtually unusable until October. Even my holy grails. And man cannot survive on Mugler Cologne alone.

    So I need some emergency fragrance suggestions, as I'm going to go fragrance shopping tomorrow. As for local retailers: In this "emergency situation", I have access locally to Macy's, Von Maur, Ulta, and Perfumania. (No niche, please.) Anyone have suggestions? Feel free to take a look at my wardrobe, too.
    Heat Wave? Give me a break Dude! The weather is worse everyday in the Houston summers. Today it was 103 degrees fahrenheit with about 99% humidity. Simply lovely weather.

    I will try to focus on topic and provide my best guidance if I can. My favorite summer fragrances are:

    Tiffany for Men Sport
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste (Very masculine and refreshing even in the heat)
    Mugler Cologne (Will soon be acquiring a nice big very refreshing bottle!)
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Millesime Imperial

    I am sure that you will get many other suggestions from those of us that live in fairly hot climates. I also very much anticipate my friends in Lagos and Mumbai correcting me about how bad their weather is compared to the lovely climate of Houston.

    Good Luck,

    TJ
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    90 F is the normal everyday temperature over here.

    My survival kit includes Hermes Concentrée D'Orange Verte, YSL Jazz and Live Jazz, Versace PH and Clinique Happy.

    You could try some of your heavier stuff during the heat wave too. I have tried a few orientals and gourmands before and works out just fine.
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    In Ulta, try Aramis New West Skinscent for Him.
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    You seem to be a bit citrus light in your wardrobe. Do these shops you mention have Acqua di Parma Colonia - it seems to be pretty widely distributed these days? Or second the Hermes EdOV. How about Bulgari Eau de The Verte - pretty cooling?

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    absolutely, I recommend you give CH 212 Men a try. I know this has been out a while and departments don't carry it but sephora carries it. It was amazing today. I had forgotten just how much I like this. It is fresh, cool, and a hint of clean musk to smooth it out. It just sings. I wore it to my MA class tonight and the harder I sweat, the harder it worked to keep me fresh. Its great!
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    I think Kouros is great in the summer heat.
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    Light Blue
    Nautica Voyage

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    Highly recommend Bijan Nude, although to be honest I have never tried it in that kind of heat.

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    Default Re: HEAT WAVE!!! Suggestions?

    Yes, this is the time of year when I don't snicker at and belittle my sport fragrances, but heap praise upon them instead.

    Acqua di Gio - 90+ is when I truly appreciate this one
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport & Sport Cologne - perfect for ridiculous heat
    Tiffany for Men Sport - the designer golf shirt of sport frags - extremely classy, yet not too formal

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    You seem to be lacking citruses, traditional colognes, chypres, and florals. Allure Homme Sport is an easy pick at the mall, or order something like Pour Monsieur (original), Eau de Guerlain, Terre d'Hermes, or Diorella. If you want niche try Eau Neuve de Lubin, ELDO Je Suis Un Homme, or even Creed Bois de Cedrat/Citrus Biggarade.

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    Oeillet D'Inde by Montale

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    Greenergy by Givenchy but probably not available locally, only online.
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    Hugo XY if you can find it. A very cold and refreshing mint oriented fragrance.

    Also, Versace PH, AdP Colonia, Calvin Klein Man (another minty fragrance.. a bit heavier than XY but still very wearable in the heat), L'eau Par Kenzo, Live Jazz, Allure Blanche, Boss Pure.
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    L' eau par Kenzo pour Homme
    Second the Monsieur Balmain suggestion

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    Another one to consider is Infusion d'Iris - it's lighter than Infusion d'Homme.
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    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Cartier Declaration
    Givenchy Vetiver

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    I'll second Escada Sunset Heat, Perry Ellis 360 Degrees Red, and Hugo XY. They preform amazingly in the heat, and are cheap enough to buy to wear for a few weeks. My local Marshalls has Sunset Heat gift sets for 25 dollars, 360 Red gift sets for 30 dollars, and 1.7oz bottles of XY for 25.

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    I'm still sold on Lacoste Essential (broken record..k..kk..kk).
    Currently wearing: White Flowers by Creed

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    Armani Eau pour homme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerJuice View Post
    Heat Wave? Give me a break Dude! The weather is worse everyday in the Houston summers. Today it was 103 degrees fahrenheit with about 99% humidity. Simply lovely weather.

    I will try to focus on topic and provide my best guidance if I can. My favorite summer fragrances are:

    Tiffany for Men Sport
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste (Very masculine and refreshing even in the heat)
    Mugler Cologne (Will soon be acquiring a nice big very refreshing bottle!)
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Millesime Imperial

    I am sure that you will get many other suggestions from those of us that live in fairly hot climates. I also very much anticipate my friends in Lagos and Mumbai correcting me about how bad their weather is compared to the lovely climate of Houston.

    Good Luck,

    TJ
    Fellow Houstonian lol :P You think Platinum Egoiste works well in this crazy heat wave? I've tried it before and it didn't seem that bad to me but I don't know what others are thinking when I am near them so I don't wear it much in 90+ but now I will give it another shot.

    I will also second the L'eau par Kenzo suggestion by fraddicted, I just got it today in the mail and I think it would be perfect for super hot weather, can't wait to test it out. Also Nautica Voyage is a good choice too but I prefer the Kenzo.

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    Expensive, on the line of classic eaux de colognes:

    Dior's Eau Sauvage
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Hermés Eau d'Orange Verte

    Classic eaux de cologne:

    Jean Marie Farina Extra Vielle (not expensive), or any of Guerlain's classic eaux (expensive).

    Inexpensive:

    Vetiver de Zara - a good summer Vetiver

    These are outstanding eaux de cologne, very inexpensive and high quality, not easy to find in the USA, though:

    Agua de Pravia 1905
    1916, by Myrurgia
    Agua de Colonia Alvarez Gómez

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    I don't know if these are available in the stores in your area, but they are readily available online at reasonable prices:

    Hugh Parsons Blue
    Opium Eau d'Orient

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    I like Ice*Men for the heat. Especially the top notes.

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