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    Default Re: Top 10 Fragrances for Summer 2009

    Monsieur Balmain
    Mazzolari by Mazzolari
    Une rose chyprée
    Sycomore
    Timbuktu
    Fleur de Sel
    Lauder for men
    Amir by Laura Tonatto
    Albi by Laura Tonatto
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    Post Re: Top 10 Fragrances for Summer 2009

    No particular order...

    1. Eau Pour le Jeune Homme..MPG
    2. Eau d'Hadrien..Annick Goutal
    3. Racine..MPG
    3. Blenheim Bouquet..Penhaligon's
    4. Eau Sauvage..Dior
    5. Eau de Rochas Homme..Rochas
    6. Live Jazz....YSL
    7. Acqua di Parma Colonia..AdP
    8. Pour Homme..YSL
    9. Lavanda Tonica..AdP
    10. Any, and all Vetivers you see in my drobe. My favorite note.
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    Default Re: Top 10 Fragrances for Summer 2009

    Amit,

    Reflection has a big brother? More details please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    Summer is officially behind us here in India. The monsoons are with us now after which it'll warm up a bit before delving into a short lived winter. Here's my top 10 list, in no specific order, irrespective of season :

    1) Parfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve -- Anyone who's read my review of this scent knows that I'm a slave to this magnificent juice. Amber, woods, incense and animalic musk done in a rather sensual manner. This puts me in the mood for some lovin, literally.

    2) Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere -- Another BNer described this juice as "drop dead gorgeous" on another thread, and I concur!

    3) Parfumerie Generale Bois de Copaiba -- I was never a fan of "orange" in fragrances until I stumbled upon this little gem. Probably one of the most resinous and rich scent I've ever used, unbelievably potent and lush. Sample it to believe it!

    4) Serge Lutens Amber Sultan -- Densely herbal with ambery underpinnngs, works surprisingly well in the heat. Don't be afraid to wear this bad boy out on the hottest of days.

    5) Serge Lutens Chergui -- Such a complex and amazing juice, one of my all time favorites. Leather, tobacco, honey, hay, musk never smelled so good together.

    6) Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain -- Middle eastern spice-fest, ambery and incensy, this is another juice that works better in the heat, IMO. Beautiful stuff.

    7) Amouage Jubilation XXV -- Complex, transparent and very wearable. Class and sophistication in a bottle.

    8) Amouage Dia for Men -- Quite possibly my favorite floral scent, followed by PG Louanges, Dia seems to outclass XXV by a margin. The drydown on this is to die for.

    9) Khadin Attar -- Amouage Reflection Man, meet Khadin -- your BIG brother. Unbelievable longevity, great sillage, and outshines Reflection on all fronts IMO.

    10) Arafat Attar -- Bears some resemblance to Chanel's Allure Homme Sport. I could call it the Allure Sport with a middle eastern twist. Absurdly good longevity, but slightly softer and low sillage.

    Phew!

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    I like that many lists don't come close to only containing summery scents! Lots of variety of styles are represented.

    Thus far these have received the most attention from me this summer:

    1. Guerlain Philtre d'Amour - uber citrus
    2. Hermes Vetiver Tonka - edible vetiver
    3. Eau Fraiche de Christian Dior - radiant citrus
    4. Pour Monieur '55 - chypres rule
    5. Givenchy III - see no. 4
    6. Chanel Bois des Iles - because I got a vintage bottle
    7. Dior Homme Cologne - perfection
    8. ELDO Nombril Immense - transparent patchouli
    9. Mugler Ice *Men - coffee + patchouli over ice
    10. Eau d'Hermes - because it is Eau d'Hermes

    Interesting my list has almost no niche....

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    I actually love the summer fragrances. Here's my list.

    1. Mugler Cologne - All around staple. You cannot go wrong here.

    2. John Varvatos Artisan
    3. Virgin Island Water
    4. Vetiver - Guerlain
    5. Light Blue - D & G (Not the Men's one. The unisex one.)
    6. Citrus Verbena Summer- L'Occitane
    7. Hermes D'Orange Verte
    8. Very Cool - Tommy Bahama. Now this one I wear because it never ever fails to get me a compliment as basic, non- silliage, non-longevity as it is.
    9. Burberry Summer - 2008
    10. Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa
    11. Habit Rouge Sport - Guerlain
    12. Green Tea Tropical - Elizabeth Arden - For when I get out of the shower and just want to chill.
    13. Eau de Paco Rabanne pour Homme - Another just out of the shower juice.
    14. Shower Fresh for Men - Clean

    Thanks Mike for the Thread.

    Best,

    Otto
    Last edited by Otto; 18th July 2009 at 02:10 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyDG View Post
    Amit,

    Reflection has a big brother? More details please!!
    Khadin is a local blend, not sure about pricing etc. as I've received it as a gift myself. I'll try and dig up more details on that aspect

    It opens with a very intense blast of Iris and a couple other florals which I'm unable to identify atm, blended with a dense "bark" of woods accord, vetiver and benzoin -- up close it reminds one of Reflection but the sillage whiffs are where the real magic is. Unmistakably Reflection Man "Intense"


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    Ah wow! Now I've got to be a pest and PM you

    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    Khadin is a local blend, not sure about pricing etc. as I've received it as a gift myself. I'll try and dig up more details on that aspect

    It opens with a very intense blast of Iris and a couple other florals which I'm unable to identify atm, blended with a dense "bark" of woods accord, vetiver and benzoin -- up close it reminds one of Reflection but the sillage whiffs are where the real magic is. Unmistakably Reflection Man "Intense"

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    1. GIT
    2. Allure Homme Sport
    3. Original Vetiver
    4. Chrome
    5. Hugh Parsons Blue
    6. L'Eau D'Issey
    7. Gucci Pour Homme II


    Interestingly(to me), Chrome was my favorite summer scent at the start of the summer ( about 2 months ago here). Now I find myself reaching for it less and less as the summer wears on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyDG View Post
    Ah wow! Now I've got to be a pest and PM you
    Kein problem mate


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    For this summer I'll be wearing Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive and Chanel Platinum Egoiste. Keeping it simple it seems!

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    1. Bond9 Riverside
    2. Bond9 Bleeckers st.
    3. M7 Fresh
    4. Paul Smith story
    5. Creed SMW
    6. Bvgari extreme
    7. Bvgari aqua
    8. Vesace man freich
    9. Ck Be
    10. CDG Sequoia
    Last edited by cmax; 17th July 2009 at 08:12 PM.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Fragrances for Summer 2009

    1. L' eau par Kenzo pour Homme
    2. Bergamotto Marino
    3.Signoricci
    4. Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    5. Monsieur Balmain
    6. Yatagan
    7. Versace L' Homme
    8. Monsieur de Givenchy
    9. R de Capucci
    10. Habit Rouge edc

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    Default Re: Top 10 Fragrances for Summer 2009

    Andy Tauer L’Air du désert marocain
    Hermès Concentré d’orange verte
    Terre d’Hermès
    Dior Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir
    Masaki Matsushima M;Men
    Guerlain Habit Rouge Sport
    Romeo Gigli Sud-Est
    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Jardin du Nil
    L’Eau par Kenzo Eau Indigo PH
    Fragonard Eau des Garrigues

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    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Encre Noir
    Chergui
    Rose31
    Jubilation XXV
    Dior Homme Intense
    Bois d Encens
    Purple Patchouli
    Aoud Damascus
    Musc Pavageur

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    Funny how I used to be an nonbeliever of specific scents for specific seasons. I've been such a hypocrite these past months

    1. Clive Christian 1872 for men: Starts out with a rich, herbal citrus, then slowly loses its fougre-edge and becomes a "lactonic chypre" (well...Gucci Rush or X for Women basically).
    2. Etro Vetiver: I bought this about three weeks ago, and have been utterly disappointed about it's sillage and longevity. Usually fragrance lasts longer on fabric, but this was a joke. A couple of hours into the scent and nothing...just a mere hint of smokiness. Voila, problem solved: this needs sweat to bloom!!
    3. Moss Breches: what's better than the whiff of mossy beeswax taking you by surprise in the humdity of summer.
    4. Chinatown: mutual satisfaction of both your gourmand and chypre demons.
    5. Iris Bleue Gris: the perfect iris for summer: citrusy, slightly powdery and timeless.
    6. Sarrasins: an unapologetic jasmine that never crosses the line into cloying while giving it a leathery edge.
    7. Tubereuse Couture: a wintergreen tuberose that has the most gorgeous sweet sugarcane note I have ever smelled. It's also fresh in a minty sort of way.
    8. Miel de Bois: It's smells much nicer on hot sweaty skin, than on fabric. A wonderful summer oriental.
    9. Eau du Fier: this is a chameleon. You spray this when you go out, you don't smell it for the next six hours, then all of a sudden...WHAM!!! Tar, smoke and tea!
    10. LaDdM: hate to sound like a broken record, but...ehm...perfect summer oriental.
    Last edited by scent; 18th July 2009 at 02:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    Summer is officially behind us here in India. The monsoons are with us now after which it'll warm up a bit before delving into a short lived winter. Here's my top 10 list, in no specific order, irrespective of season :

    1) Parfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve
    2) Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere -- Another BNer described this juice as "drop dead gorgeous" on another thread, and I concur!
    3) Parfumerie Generale Bois de Copaiba
    4) Serge Lutens Amber Sultan --
    5) Serge Lutens Chergui --
    6) Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain Beautiful stuff.
    7) Amouage Jubilation XXV --
    8) Amouage Dia for Men -- Quite possibly my favorite floral scent, followed by PG Louanges
    9) Khadin Attar --
    10) Arafat Attar --

    Phew!
    Wow ! Amit ... It seems that we must have exceptionally (and unusually) very similarly wired up noses !!! ... Or we certainly respond excatly the same way to the same scents! (I've never encountered that before !) ... For I would easily say that these are amongst my top scents as well ! (Except for the last two Khadin and Arafat which I have not had the pleasure of sniffing yet. But under the circumstances I will now make doubly sure to hunt them down. As I am almost certain to enjoy them just as much, going by the previous track record !
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    And Mike ... Thank you so much for putting me onto "Arancia di Capri by Acqua di Parma (Blu Mediteranneo )" ... For I too have been on the hunt for a scent that evokes that perfect tangerine rind. ... And from your description, this one seems exactly like what I have been looking for.
    I have been on the hunt for a tangerine scent ever since sampling Micallef's "Ete" , the "Summer" scent from her four seasons collection. Which is also the most mouthwatering tangerine rind of a scent that I have ever come across, so far. But I didn't really want to get the other 3 scents in the cofret, just to get my hands on the "Ete". ... So it seems that this "Arancia di Capri" will hopefully do the trick ! ... (I hope it's also a little more affordable !) ....
    So thank you so very much for this (another) excellent tip !!!

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    I tend to go to simple fragrance during summer time. And this year a lot of revisiting of old
    friends:

    Comme des Garçons Odeur 53: It still works wonders. 11 years old now, who would
    have thought that? The person I'm seeing at the moment and who has been presented to
    a few of my fragrances always say this one smells the most like me. She made a conn-
    ection I've never done before smelling it, but now agree upon: Red clover
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifolium_pratense)

    Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien: So simple. So beautiful. Love it from opening blast
    until the last parts of the dry down.

    Yves Saint Laurent Live Jazz: For cooler days.

    Beth Terry Mare: I never really cared for this fragance before, but it has it's purpose.
    Wearing it today. Smells both moist and light at the same time. Also very simple, but
    simplicity can often be beautiful.

    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Impériale: For obvious reasons.

    One fragrance I've yet to purchase, but which I recieved a sample of recently and now
    LOVE, is C&S Neroli. What a fantastic fragrance. Oh, I'm also fond of a sample of
    Le Labo Neroli 36. Don't know if I like it enough to fork up the cash necesarry though.
    Last edited by shifts; 18th July 2009 at 11:38 AM. Reason: Forgot Imperiale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybarite View Post
    Wow ! Amit ... It seems that we must have exceptionally (and unusually) very similarly wired up noses !!! ... Or we certainly respond excatly the same way to the same scents! (I've never encountered that before !)
    Cheers to that bro


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    In no particular order, since more then one should get the top spot:

    ADP Colonia
    Eau d'Orange Verte
    Mugler Cologne
    Eau Sauvage (neither extreme, nor faricheur Cuir)
    (oddly) Baldessarini Ambre
    YSL pour Homme (not concentree)
    Boss Elements Aqua
    Azzaro Visit
    Loewe para Hombre
    Trussardi Jeans

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    Quote Originally Posted by shifts View Post
    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Impériale: For obvious reasons.

    .

    I do love this as well....Just wished it lasted longer.
    Last edited by Otto; 18th July 2009 at 04:23 PM.
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    While it is still available look into Fendi Esprit d'ete. It is IMO better than the flagship and when you close your eyes you can feel the heat and wind comming off the beach. Be careful though as it is habit forming. Discontinued so, good luck finding it but, it is out there.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Fragrances for Summer 2009

    In no particular order:
    Anice (Etro)
    Eau de Sisley 2
    Mirto di Panarea (Aqua di Parma)
    Sanguine Muskissime (MPG)
    Vetiver (Annick Goutal) often layered with Sarassins (Serge Lutens)
    Angel Schlesser
    Route du Vetiver (MPG)
    Centaure (MPG)
    Bulgari pH Soir (recently discovered)
    Anthracite pH (Jacomo) (not very summery but recently aquired)

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    D&G PH
    Chanel Allure Sport
    SMW
    Himalaya
    Issey Miyake
    Platinum Egoiste
    Gris Clair
    Gucci Envy
    L'air Desert etc
    Ambre Sultan

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