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    Default Suggest me some good LIGHT Orientals

    Guys, I'm looking to try things that you'd categorize as light orientals, nothing TOO spicy, but definitely smooth. What are some good light orientals?
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    Armand Basi homme
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    Chanel Pour Homme Concentrée really is a lovely light oriental

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    I think YSL, Opium has a few spinoffs that are lighter than the original bc they are intended for summer. Can anyone speak to that?

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    Default Re: Suggest me some good LIGHT Orientals

    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    Chanel Pour Homme Concentrée really is a lovely light oriental
    Yes, kind of an oritental chypre. A fine fragrance.

    I think Hermes Rocabar could fit the oriental category too, and it works very well in
    the colder months. Mild and pleasant scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApacheRosePeacock View Post
    I think YSL, Opium has a few spinoffs that are lighter than the original bc they are intended for summer. Can anyone speak to that?
    First off, thanks for the recs guys, keep em' coming. Second, I've always wanted to try the Opium flanker but can't find it online to test.
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    Habit Rouge and Ungaro II are a few non-heavy Orientals I have and like.

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    My first thoughts are the lighter concentrations of the big Guerlains. L'Heure Bleue, or especially Mitsouko, but go for the EDTs instead of the extraits. That way, the focus is on the bright topnotes instead of the heavy bases (though the heavy bases are the best parts, for my money).

    But in a way, asking for a light oriental scent is just begging for those toothachingly sweet citrus vanilla combos, or horror-of-horrors, pale fruity ambers, two of my least favorite types of scents. If that's what you're after, check out the Bois 1920 Vetiver or Sutra Ylang. Or any of the masculine side of the new Dr. Vranjes line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    My first thoughts are the lighter concentrations of the big Guerlains. L'Heure Bleue, or especially Mitsouko, but go for the EDTs instead of the extraits. That way, the focus is on the bright topnotes instead of the heavy bases (though the heavy bases are the best parts, for my money).

    But in a way, asking for a light oriental scent is just begging for those toothachingly sweet citrus vanilla combos, or horror-of-horrors, pale fruity ambers, two of my least favorite types of scents. If that's what you're after, check out the Bois 1920 Vetiver or Sutra Ylang. Or any of the masculine side of the new Dr. Vranjes line.
    I don't really know what I'm looking for, tbh I haven't really found it yet. In my mind Guerlain Cologne du 68 falls in line with the genre I'm looking for, but at least on my skin Cd68 is too floral for the first hour or two before becoming something I love. I'm actually very interested in L'Heure Bleue though.
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    Default Re: Suggest me some good LIGHT Orientals

    Two that are cheap, if only in price: Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur and Boucheron Jaipur Homme Fraicheur, the latter of which found too light for my tastes some time back.

    I have not sniffed Cologne du 68 so I couldn't tell you how either of the above compares.

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    A real cheapo is Realm for men. Lalique (lion, men) is a bit more money.

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    I may have a distorted image of what is 'light' since I LOVE heavy oriental fragrances, but you might want to give Shalimar Eau Légère Parfumée a try. That way you get a sort of light and sparkling impression of the mother of all orientals. And imo, Shalimar Eau Légère is a better fragrance than all of the current renditions of the regular Shalimar.
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    Habit Rouge EDC
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    I have one of the Opium 'flankers': Eau d'Orient (2007). And it's a very nice, light take on the original. I'm glad I bought it when I did because I haven't seen it anywhere since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trufflehunter View Post
    I have one of the Opium 'flankers': Eau d'Orient (2007). And it's a very nice, light take on the original. I'm glad I bought it when I did because I haven't seen it anywhere since.
    That's the one! Hopefully one day I'll get an opportunity to try it out.
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    Kenzo Time for Peace pour Lui
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    Default Re: Suggest me some good LIGHT Orientals

    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    "Light" and "oriental" don't often follow in the same sentence, but here are a few of the more perky and transparent orientals I have come across:

    Vol de Nuit
    Lolita Lempicka (not au Masculin)
    Tea for Two
    Reflection Man
    Missoni
    La Myrrhe
    Dune
    (the original, not pour Homme)
    Omnia
    Sort of a dumb question, but I've been interested in Vol de Nuit for a long time now. On TPC they ONLY have the vintage formula, and know how difficult it would be to obtain vintage formula, would sampling the vintage give me a good idea of what the current formulation smells like or are they too far away from each other to benefit from sampling the vintage?
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    Default Re: Suggest me some good LIGHT Orientals

    The two favorite "light" orientals in my collection are Mauboussin Homme EDP by Mauboussin and Signature for Men EDT by S.T. Dupont. Both of these selections are rich and classy, yet subtle. I might add that both have great longevity with moderate sillage.

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    Isn't Equipage usually considered a light oriental?

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    Hammam Bouquet. I don't personally like it, but I appreciate it.

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    Habit Rouge EDT Legere - Guerlain
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    Oriental Lounge by The Different Company

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    Idole de Lubin
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    Default Re: Suggest me some good LIGHT Orientals

    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    Others may disagree with me, but I think that sampling the vintage will at least give you a pretty good idea as to whether the contemporary version will appeal.
    Ok, that's what I needed to hear. I understand that most if not all will prefer the vintage, but as long as the general formula are basically the same and I can get an idea for what the current formula will smell like, I'm good to go.
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    Maybe Ormonde Man?

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    Chanel Allure Pour Homme

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    I have a sample of Habit Rouge, and I really don't like it. Don't know why, but it's just SO french (not that it's necessarily a bad thing), it just does not work on me. And I own Idole, and while I agree that it's light (weight), it's INCREDIBLY spicy, and always makes me feel hot.
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    Look no further - Must de Cartier Pour Homme Eau Genereuse. If you find this too light, then just stay with the regular Must de Cartier Pour Homme.

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