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    Question Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    For those who believe in season-specific scents, I'm curious how many folks might go against the grain and wear heavier scents in hot weather.

    My definition of heavier would include (from my wardrobe) scents like Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Ambre Absolute, Creed Royal Delight, etc.

    I've been gravitating towards purchasing mostly "colder weather" fragrances because I found that during the cold snap this past Christmas I was lacking some of the heavier, warm, "thick" fragrances. In other words, my wardrobe consisted mainly of aquatics/green fragrances.

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    I'm in Singapore, its hot and humid year round

    I'm wearing heavy doses of tom Ford Black Orchid.
    I love Montale Aouds..and wear them

    Some heavyweights which are loved in Winter.. BTW, i have only experience 1 winter on a holiday.

    Montale SOD / Keiko Loukoum
    Montale Vanille Absolu / Queen Aoud..

    So who says you can't do heavy in an oven.
    I'm sniffing my Tom Ford Black Orchid as I type.. and loving every min. :P
    Just spritz it on my neck again... so intoxicating ...

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    I do wear heavy winter scent in hot weather, but mostly for my own enjoyment.

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    It makes no difference to me what time of year it is or what the weather is like.

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    Realistically I'm in air conditioned comfort 97% of the day, so even massive heat doesn't maje too much difference.

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    I wear whatever I'm in the mood to smell regardless of temps. I simply adjust the amount if it's a heavy and it's warm / hot.

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    I go with 5 sprays to the chest with M7. No problems at all. Although i spent most of the day in an air conditioned place.

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    Yep. I tend to wear my orientals/gourmands on summer evenings/nights if I'm out & about.
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    I usually wear anything, anytime -- then again i'm a freak


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    Opium PH, Antaeus and Santos are seen, at least from what I gathered and questioned, far more "winter", rather than "summer" scents, but I would consider wearing them in summer too and, actually, during the whole year.
    Currently wearing: Antaeus by Chanel

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    I live in a very cold zone of Chile. Here the summer is very short, but I tend to use sometimes citrus in winter.....or sweet in summer....In general depends on my mood.
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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    It's not that I wouldn't wear "winter fragrances" in summer, or vice versa, it's that they simply don't appeal to me when the weather isn't appropriate. I'm not attracted to aquatics or heavy citrusy scents in the colder months and am not interested in oriental, heavy leather etc. in summer.

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    I'm with you on this one, though as others have said - having air conditioning allows one to control the climate to have it a bit cooler and the heavier fragrances won't, from my experiences, "spoil" or even sweeten from too much body heat.

    Quote Originally Posted by fraddicted View Post
    It's not that I wouldn't wear "winter fragrances" in summer, or vice versa, it's that they simply don't appeal to me when the weather isn't appropriate. I'm not attracted to aquatics or heavy citrusy scents in the colder months and am not interested in oriental, heavy leather etc. in summer.

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    I generally don't put much stock in the season-specific concept. There are a few things I won't wear at certain times, but that's strictly on a frag-by-fag basis.

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    I've come to realize that the stuff people call winter/fall that I wouldn't wear in summer are the ones I wouldn't wear much anyway if at all.

    Today on a roll with "less expensive fragrances" I wore Halston Z-14 in moderation. I have also worn Halston Z-14 to the beach...a light spray...

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    I wear whatever whenever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I wear whatever whenever.
    We aren't talking tennis skirts to baby showers, and evening dresses to Target...we are talking fragrances Mary. Please tell me you don't spritz A*Men Pure Coffee before heading out to walk that cute puppy of yours in the Florida heat.

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    Heavy fragrances often work exceptionally well in hot weather, and I wear them anytime! I also enjoy something fresh and green once in a while, especially during spring/summer when the weather is cool and maybe a bit rainy.

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    During the day I usually wear "lighter" fragrances b/c I'm in an office all day and I want to be polite. At night, if I'm out, I'll wear pretty much anything.

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    We aren't talking tennis skirts to baby showers, and evening dresses to Target...we are talking fragrances Mary. Please tell me you don't spritz A*Men Pure Coffee before heading out to walk that cute puppy of yours in the Florida heat.
    No. I usually use 8-10 spays of Fracas for that activity - paired with my Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress.
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    Yes, i just go light on the trigger.

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    I used to do it because I had a real hard time finding summer scents that I enjoyed as much as my heavier, cold weather fragrances... Thankfully, I'm starting to find quality stuff that works year round...

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. I usually use 8-10 spays of Fracas for that activity - paired with my Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress.
    Funny...I would have pictured you in something by Jil Sander or Prada. That is a compliment by the way.
    Fracas? My Lord, your dog must be wondering how he got adopted into this home. His sense of smell has to constipated after experiencing that much Fracas, along with those unfiltered Camels you smoke like the lady (Mary's Mom) in 'There Is Something about Mary'. Your skin looks better than hers though from your pics.
    Last edited by Jock_With_Scents; 1st July 2009 at 08:07 PM.

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    Yes I do.....not often but I do....and I do believe that there are certain seasons or times when certain fragrances are better choices......I can't take heavy scents when it is really hot......I'm the same with sweet scents.....There are Leather scents that I will not wear when it's hot.....Gary

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. I usually use 8-10 spays of Fracas for that activity - paired with my Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress.
    Now that's SASSY!! I would love to see that, along with spiked Manolos.


    But I think that some scents work regardless of season. Shalimar is glorious in summer heat, just as Opium is. Youth Dew and Azurée are also glorious. I think it is whatever makes you feel good. Although I will admit, I do have a difficult time with EdC such as Imperiale in the winter months, just a tad too citrus. But I have enjoyed Fracas in cooler temps and it is nice.
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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    There are certain classics that work particularly well when the temperature is high, but part of the fun of owning so many diverse fragrances is the process of trial and error.There really aren't any hard and fast rules, and as is often the case, it's what works for you.

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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    Interesting responses and results so far -

    Is it just me, or do people not have any trouble finding fragrances for the winter/colder weather? It seems there's a new thread asking "what fragrances are best for the beach/summer" almost weekly.

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    Hilarious!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    Funny...I would have pictured you in something by Jil Sander or Prada. That is a compliment by the way.
    Fracas? My Lord, your dog must be wondering how he got adopted into this home. His sense of smell has to constipated after experiencing that much Fracas, along with those unfiltered Camels you smoke like the lady (Mary's Mom) in 'There Is Something about Mary'. Your skin looks better than hers though from your pics.

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    Depends on the mood but I'm just never in the mood for Parfum d'Habit on a hot summer day. That would just make me plain uncomfortable. But at night, maybe. I just go light on the spraying.
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    Default Re: Do You Wear "Winter" Fragrances in Hot Weather?

    Seriously though....before I went into wardrobe minimalism mode 2009, I used to wear Heritage, Vintage Tabarome, AdCuba - SMN, and other heavy hittters in warm weather. I used only a a mimimal application under my shirt and they blossomed beautifully. I actually picked up more nuances, and notes jumping around, than I did in cool weather wearings. Wear what you want, when you want, but just be careful on application and use them on summer evenings more than days. Just my two scents.

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