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    Going on a holiday this summer with my GF.

    Wanted a niche(because of exclusivity) under $200! Something sensual, long lasting and masculine.
    Current niche possessions: PDN New York, Baladin, PDN pour homme and Creed BDP....

    Any recommendations would be appreciated?

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    Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur

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    Quote Originally Posted by foetidus View Post
    Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    Does it cloy in warm weather? The place I am visiting, is too hot in July, 85-90..

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    nice choice foe, I would say Acier Aluminum by Creed.

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    Acqua di Biella C'a Luna

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    Millesime Imperial By Creed, great in warm weather

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    Musc Ravageur works pretty well in hot weather. I wore it in Vietnam (humid, 30-35C)
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    MKK perhaps? Or perhaps then PdN Cologne Sologne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    Musc Ravageur works pretty well in hot weather. I wore it in Vietnam (humid, 30-35C)
    ordered a sample!

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    You already killed so many people here. Don't you know that ohhmygod? :P

    I prefer scents which are fresh and not so sweet or thick or too vanille or too cinnamon or too musky for hot weather.

    L'Artisant Parfumeur Tea for Two.

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    Amouage Lyric for Men

    CdG Laurel

    Serge Lutens Chergui

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    1725 Casanova by Histoires de Parfums

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    Rose 31

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Rose 31
    How could I forget this dirty sexy scent :P

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    Actually Rose 31 is pretty gud as well After many tries (3+)
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    Quote Originally Posted by goutam02 View Post
    Does it cloy in warm weather? The place I am visiting, is too hot in July, 85-90..
    I don't really know. It would never occur to me to wear it during the day - more of an evening / night fragrance. I think it is less cloying than BdP, though, which can get pretty cloying on me. For more general purpose Acier Aluminium or Millesime Imerial would work better, but I get not very much longevity from MI.

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    What about Acqua di Parma Colonia? In my opinion, it's the perfect warm (hot) weather fragrance. I have to admit, though, I just got it so I'm still kind of in the "honeymoon" phase with it. My judgement might be skewed.

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    Musc Ravageur is a really good choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirsmellzalot View Post
    What about Acqua di Parma Colonia? In my opinion, it's the perfect warm (hot) weather fragrance. I have to admit, though, I just got it so I'm still kind of in the "honeymoon" phase with it. My judgement might be skewed.

    i live in brasil and think it's perfect, but it's not a niche scent on my opinion.

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    Seems like you like lavender...

    Maybe Oxford and Cambridge.. it's old school, yet not dated, and works remarkably well in the heat for a lavender fragrance, due to its cool peppermint opening and oakmoss (as opposed to heavy musk) base.
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    The niche frags I consider in warm weather (during the day) are Baime and Etra by Etro, though there are many non-niche that I would also consider, including "super cheapo" Cuba Green.
    Last edited by Bigsly; 11th April 2010 at 04:59 AM.

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    Creed Santal Imperial.

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    Creed Royal Delight.

    Otherwise, sample first and don't buy on the first sniff. Wait for the drydown.
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    Thanks for all your advice!
    will make a choice among your recommendations, and shall let you know soon.... BTW, just sampled Tiffany for men, smelled exquisite... is it good for summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goutam02 View Post
    Thanks for all your advice!
    will make a choice among your recommendations, and shall let you know soon.... BTW, just sampled Tiffany for men, smelled exquisite... is it good for summer!
    Yes, it's absolutely superb for summer. A truly classic and beautifully rendered fragrance.
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    Lonestar Memories and L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer.
    They are both 100$ for a bottle (50ml, the only size I found).
    Also try the Nasomatto perfums. They are all 30 ml bottles with extraits. Also, not very expensive, for an extrait that is.
    You can try those fragrances if you want something different from Creed (they are kinda mass-produced, you know, everyone that loves fragrances must have Creed).
    The fragrances I told you to try are better then Creed.
    OK, one final suggestion, if you still want creed:
    MI and Bois du Portugal are the best Creed fragrances, along with GIT, Himalaya and Vinatage Tabarome.

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    +4 on Musc R

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    Why do I always seem to be the only one who mentions MKK's Lumiere Noire pour Homme? Totally versatile, incredible scent for any weather. Works just as well with a t-shirt and jeans during a hot days as it does for a night out.
    TOP 10
    1. Eau Noire Cologne by Christian Dior
    2. Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    3. New Haarlem by Bond No. 9
    4. Chergui by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    5. Francois Charles by Rance 1795
    6. Puro Intense by Nejma
    7. Usiku by Jo Wood Organics
    8. New York by Parfums de Nicolai
    9. Dia For Men by Amouage
    10. Silver Mountain Water by Creed

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    Can't help it..I'll give one more vote for MR!!! It's just sooo sexy! But...beware! Keep the bottle locked away from your GF..it's addictive!
    I'd give L'air du desert another vote too...but I don't know how it works in hot weather..That stuff is one of my big loves, but it's really strong.
    And a sexy and fresh (but spicy)frag: Reflection for men by Amouage...I wear it myself.

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