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    I have come to the conclusion that I love powdery scents. I adore Armani Code and Dior Homme, as well as Buberberry Brit for men. What scents are similar to these? Are there some powdery scents that can be used in summer as well?

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    Helmut Lang (edt or edp) is the first thing that comes to mind when I hear powder. As far as summer use, I've always found Burberry Touch has worked well for me in the summer. If you want powder overload, try Villoresi's Teinte de Neige.

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    I enjoy spicy powdery scents myself. I think they work just as well in summer, but you may wish to vary applications accordingly. Try some of these:-

    Arpege pour Homme by Lanvin
    Jaipur Homme by Boucheron
    Play by Givenchy
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge by Jacomo
    Touch by Burberry
    Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC
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    Penhligon's Racquets Formula. Soapy, fresh, powdery yet refreshing. Moderately sweet.

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    Kenzo Power. Not overly powdery, but just enough to keep it light.

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    L'ombre Fauve by Parfumerie Generale...Heavy...Sweet...Musky and very powdery...X

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    L'ombre Fauve by Parfumerie Generale...Heavy...Sweet...Musky and very powdery...X
    For summer?

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    Royal Copenhagen, which i use here in the tropics all year round.
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    Amouage Gold and Reflection is very powdery.

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    l'Heure Bleue by Guerlain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene View Post
    For summer?
    Tempreture and humidity are seldom a problem in northern europe...X

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    Salvador Dali Black Sun
    Serge Lutens Chergui

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    Miller Harris Fleur Oriental. Baby Powder in liquid form. It would work well in warmer months as even though it is an oriental, it goes for a light musk base instead of a heavy amber.

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    FUBU Plush for Men is a "must have" if you like strong powdery frags.

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    +1 Amouage Reflection. This works excellently in the summer heat, too. I love powdery scents and Reflection Man is probably my favorite of all time.

    Some other good ones:
    Prada Amber (better in cooler weather, though)
    Fleur du Male (ok w/ light application in all but the hottest of weather)
    Armani Diamonds (similar to code but a bit more woody and chocolatey)
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    i second l' heure bleue. and may i add bal a versailles. and well, generally speaking, many perfumes at the top half of michael edwards' fragrance wheel. from soft floral all the way through to woody oriental.

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    Surprised Canoe hasn't been mentioned, and it's a cheapy. Brit is quite powdery too if that's your thing. NVM you said Brit lol
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    PS By Paul Sebastian fits that bill well & so does Lagerfeld Classic.

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    If you like Code and Homme, you will probably NOT like Caswell-Massey, but powdery it is. Classic barbershop powder, very much in the Old Old School style (it was released in 1840).
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    Cassandra by Jean Arthes

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    Rouge Royal for men is another. I was never able to find the notes, but my guess is orris/iris, pepper, benzoin, star anise, and vanilla. There may be a little bit of a melon note too, and there is some spice as well (at least one person thinks it is cinnamon).
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    Dior Cologne Blanche dries down to the most delicious powdery sweet note. I'm loving it in the hot Texas sun!

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    Baldessarini Strictly Private - fairly unknown, solid power, similar to Dior Homme, not to compare with other Hugos

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    Jaipur Homme is the most powdery I've ever owned. I found a bit heavy for summer, but try it.

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    Along with Cologne Blanche is another powdery scent by Francis Kurkdjian, and one that I personally like better, MFK Cologne Pour Le Matin
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    Jaipur Homme by Boucheron is probably the most powdery scent that I have ever worn, and yes it can be worn in Summer if, and only if applied in moderation.
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    +1 to Prada Amber and Fleur du Male

    while I love Dior Homme, I find the sweetness gets to me a little.

    I've been using Santa Maria Novella Melograno, which has a bit of a powdery soapy fruity thing going on.
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    I have never understand what people mean by "powdery". What sort of powder are we talking about here?? Talkum? gunpowder? flour? detergent? rouge? I think... what does powder smells like? This is a mystery...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    I have never understand what people mean by "powdery". What sort of powder are we talking about here?? Talkum? gunpowder? flour? detergent? rouge? I think... what does powder smells like? This is a mystery...
    it's a soft face-powder type note, as well as baby-powder.
    it's coming mostly from certain musks, iris (orris) and violets molecules (ionones), anisole, and some other molecules/oils as well.
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    To all the ones mentioned, I should add Dana's British Sterling. I know, I know, it is a drugstore cheapie with negative reviews but, believe me, I enjoy talcum powder-like notes and this one is powdery in that sense. Not lasting though.

    Another one that has not been mentioned is Fragonard's Zizanie, somehow a restrained version of Jaipur with spicy topnotes reminiscing of Old Spice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Royal Copenhagen
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    I definitely second Pollux's and perfaddict's suggestions of Zizanie by Fragonard and Royal Copenhagen. Lagerfeld Classic also fits the bill, but I personally would only wear it in the coldest of weather.

    Perfaddict....how does Lagerfeld Classic work in the tropical heat?

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    I like powdery perfumes too!

    Third man
    Habit Rouge
    Heritage
    Shalimar
    Prade Ambre
    Azzaro PH
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    A lot of great suggestions here, thanks! I'll try to find most of them soon

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    I found the "official" notes for Rouge Royal for men: "lavender, geranium, amalfi lemon, resin, cardamom, cinnamon, white honey, sandalwood and virginia cedar."

    Then I wore it yesterday. It is basically a highly blended powdery honey scent. The spices, wood, geranium, lavender, etc. are at best a bare hint. KISS Him features "amber crystals," and that note is very similar, just not powdery. Instead, there is clear cumin, anise, and lavender in KISS Him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    Helmut Lang (edt or edp) is the first thing that comes to mind when I hear powder. As far as summer use, I've always found Burberry Touch has worked well for me in the summer. If you want powder overload, try Villoresi's Teinte de Neige.
    nuff said.

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    givenchy pi neo, givenchy play, hot water, kenzo power, polo double black, blv homme, mainstream powdery examples...

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Royal Copenhagen, which i use here in the tropics all year round.
    Masculine baby powder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    If you like Code and Homme, you will probably NOT like Caswell-Massey, but powdery it is. Classic barbershop powder, very much in the Old Old School style (it was released in 1840).
    I think Snafoo is referring to Jockey Club in this post.

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    I agree with the Classic Cheapie Canoe

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    I am the opposite and don't like powdery scents. I thought Bvlgari Blv was super powdery. So much so that I couldn't like it even though I wanted to. The same could be said for Geir Ness.

    Kenzo Power is also powdery, but I'm kind of digging it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    If you want powder overload, try Villoresi's Teinte de Neige.
    Agreed.

    I can't imagine of anything being more powdery than this.


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