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    Default 'Orientals' that work better than most in Summer/hot weather?

    This winter, I have discovered that I'm an Oriental fragrance fan, particularly Woody Orientals and frags with a strong Benzoin note.

    A thought occurred to me that even spraying these lightly, they might not work in summer and most of them will have to go back in the cupboard.. and I think I will miss them!

    The feeling these fragrances create for me is 'cozy' - enveloped, warming.

    The tingle of strong sun on bare skin isn't really cozy, and still, hot humid air certainly isn't!

    This is probably why I don't think these frags will work all that well in summer.

    What fragrances do you have in your collection that could be considered Oriental but you use a lot in summer?

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    Default Re: 'Orientals' that work better than most in Summer/hot weather?

    I posted a similar thread a while back, that is chock full of some good suggestions: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/230...ummer-oriental

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    Armani Code Pour Homme works very well in the summer.
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    CdG White would be good, I think.

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    IMO, Jaipur homme EdT

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    Zino, M7, Egoiste, and Yatagan got a lot of wear last summer. They can really bloom in the heat.

    Un Jardin sur le Nil is one of my favorite summer scents and it's sort of an aquatic-oriental

    Shaal Nur, Heritage, Sublime, L'Heure Bleue, Shalimar edc, and Baghari will probably get a lot of attention this coming summer from me.

    All are best as summer evening scents probably, but also fine during noonday heat as well so long as you aren't craving refreshment from your fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I posted a similar thread a while back, that is chock full of some good suggestions: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/230...ummer-oriental
    Thank you Mike, I did use the search function before posting, and didn't find your thread or the one suggested in "Similar Threads" at the bottom of this page.
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    The Body Shop's Javari is a an affordable, good value for money choice extremely wearable during any season and/or weather

    To me, almost any male Opium, from the 11995 initial version up to its summery, lighter flankers within the Eau d'Orient range, works extremely well during summer/hot weather.

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    I found Lancome Hypnose to be nice in the spring/summer. Not too heavy, not aquatic light...just right.

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    Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme

    Serge Lutens Arabie worked suprisingly well in the desert heat. Rich but not cloying.
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    Armani Code was my first thought as a day scent. And perhaps L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme at night.
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    Bvlgari Black is a woody oriental tea scent with just a hint of leather, perfect for summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    Bvlgari Black is a woody oriental tea scent with just a hint of leather, perfect for summer.
    Yes but you're forgetting Mark Twain's " The coldest winter I spent was a summer in San Francisco. "

    In L.A. or any desert, in any humid environment, or anyplace else that's hot as hell, much as I like Bulgari Black

    Hm . . .don't know. Maybe at night?

    I think--perhaps Habit Rouge.

    No, I've never tried the EDC version but if anyone thinks it more appropriate for the heat, I'd like to know.

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    P.S. Of course if one describes Havana as " A Spicy Oriental " Instead of a weird kick-ass fougere, we have a winner!
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    I have been checking out what notes are in these suggestions, and Ginger features regularly. Which makes sense, Ginger can feel quite 'fresh'. Also Anise, and Clove were common, and to a lesser extent Artemisia, Mint, and Juniper.

    This has given me good ideas of what to try in Duty Free when I am on vacation in a few weeks (going somewhere lovely and tropical!), thanks guys. I might have to bump this thread after I have been to report back results
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