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    Default Recommend me a summer scent

    I've read other similar posts like this one on the forum, but they haven't helped me much. Here's what i'm looking for:

    1) I don't want it to be a niche frag.
    2) No soapy accord present.
    3) No "ozone" or induced sweet freshness notes.
    4) No water melon notes.
    5) No sour or metallic accords.
    6)It shouldn't be sweet, as in fruity.
    7) No orange or tangerine notes as predominate drydown.
    8) It has to be REFRESHING!!!

    I know i'm too picky. You can take a look at my Wardrobe as Guidance.
    Last edited by B.I.G.; 11th May 2010 at 01:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    How about a vetiver scent like Adolfo Dominguez'sVetiver Hombre?

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    I'd recommend 212 by Carolina Herrera.

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    DeepSilence
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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    Quote Originally Posted by B.I.G. View Post
    I've read other similar posts like this one on the forum, but they haven't helped me much. Here's what i'm looking for:

    1) I don't want it to be a niche frag.
    2) No soapy accord present.
    3) No "ozone" or induced sweet freshness notes.
    4) No water melon notes.
    5) No sour or metallic accords.
    6)It shouldn't be sweet, as in fruity.
    6) No orange or tangerine notes as predominate drydown.
    7) It has to be REFRESHING!!!

    I know i'm too picky. You can take a look at my Wardrobe as Guidance.

    you have double 6 !!

    How about Dark Blue?
    Last edited by DeepSilence; 11th May 2010 at 01:04 PM.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    I've come up with some recommendations myself. Pls tell me if they're worth it:

    1. G. Ferre - Bergamoto marino
    2. Roger & Gallet - Eau de The Vert

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    D Squared He Wood - yeah it has lots of synthetics in it, but also lots of wood too.
    L' Eau Par Kenzo Indigo - this version of L' Eau Par Kenzo is a little woodier and not as aquatic.
    KenzoAir - very fresh blend of anise and cedar. one of my favorites for the hottest part of summer.
    Declaration Essence by Cartier - still my favorite summer wood scent.
    Ulrich Lang NY Nightscape - refreshing musk and patchouli. Only problem is this is probably a niche fragrance.

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    +1 for Bergamotto Marino.

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    What about Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa? Yes, it's technically got citrus, but the Intensa version is more woody-centric than the original. I don't necessarily think of it as a citrus frag. Also, right now you can get the "Prestige" edition. It's a lovely presentation and only $135 for 6 OUNCES!!! Aside from that, I think your idea of R&G Vert is a good choice. Extra Veille is a good one, too, but again - the citrus. Any way you go, good luck.

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    L'eau Par Kenzo.
    Kerosene fragrance samples and bottles here: www.min.com

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    I've just purchased my 2 new summer scents:

    1. Aramis - Bermuda Tonic
    2. Davidoff - Cool Water Frozen (never really owned Cool Water before)

    Thank you all for your input

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    DeepSilence
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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    Quote Originally Posted by B.I.G. View Post
    I've just purchased my 2 new summer scents:

    1. Aramis - Bermuda Tonic
    2. Davidoff - Cool Water Frozen (never really owned Cool Water before)

    Thank you all for your input

    Are you Kiding us ?!
    none of us didn't talk about what you decided to buy

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamid View Post
    you have double 6 !!

    How about Dark Blue?
    Dark Blue by Hugo Boss is a spicy oriental. Even though I really like that one, I don't think this is what he's looking for.

    Try Chanel Allure homme Sport or Versace pour homme, these two are very much alike, another very refreshing scent that might catch your nose is Joop! Nightflight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamid View Post
    Are you Kiding us ?!
    none of us didn't talk about what you decided to buy
    hahahahah, I just ran through the thread, I can say LOL only

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    Last edited by Zgb; 11th May 2010 at 05:21 PM. Reason: double post

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamid View Post
    Are you Kiding us ?!
    none of us didn't talk about what you decided to buy
    I know

    But don't worry as i had noted down all suggestions and will consider them when making another purchase

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts may be a good choice -- it opens up with lime and tequila both very noticeable, and stays linear throughout. It's not your typical summer scent, yet it has summer and tropical written all over it. Also something I've been wearing lately with amazing projection is Paradox Green by Jacomo -- it's an extremely refreshing green scent that reminds me of Diesel Green minus the sweetness, Gucci ph II and little bit of Tommy Bahama; blended together superbly. My only major complaint is that I just can't seem to wear it continuously, it's a summer/spring scent but like St Barts, it doesn't seem to be very versatile. Also may wanna check out Michael Jordan.. it's somewhat of a grassy/pepper summer scent that's inexpensive and versatile. There's always Cool Water, and also the original Tommy Bahama (although it has leather notes, it's a very versatile 'any season' cologne

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    I had Paradox Green, but it smelled like bitter grass on my skin and i gave it away.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    I hope you enjoy your purchases. I have both Cool Water Frozen and Aramis Bermuda Tonic. I find myself spraying Frozen quite a bit, even thought my collection is getting quite too big. I don't think Bermuda Tonic is quite as versatile, since it does have that mixed drink vibe about it. I see someone else mentioned Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts. This one also conjures up a similar vibe to Bermuda Tonic, but maybe even more refreshing.

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    Yachting by Morabito

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    DeepSilence
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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    Quote Originally Posted by B.I.G. View Post
    I know

    But don't worry as i had noted down all suggestions and will consider them when making another purchase

    However, Thumbs Up for your choices

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    Live Jazz from YSL. Minty/citrus opening, with a (very) slightly sweeter vanilla drydown. Absolutely love it, easily my favourite summer fragrance in my collection by far. Incredibly refreshing, it just cuts through the hot air like nothing else I've tried.

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    CdG Vettiveru would suit you, I think. Bright green with wisps of white smoke.

    Maybe Dior's Dune - sort of a woody/green fig.
    Last edited by LiveJazz; 12th May 2010 at 10:28 PM.
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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    CdG Vettiveru would suit you, I think. Bright green with wisps of white smoke.

    Maybe Dior's Dune - sort of a woody/green fig.
    [Edit: Nevermind, it looks like you already chose!]
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Default Re: Recommend me a summer scent

    Your list of "thou shalt nots" is so long - I think you need an audience with the Pope to figure out what's actually allowed.

    Meanwhile, my hearty recommendtion: the notorious new Serge Lutens fragrance, L'Eau. The reviews thus far on BN have been so harsh that I simply had to buy it. As suspected, it's on the brilliant side, an amazingly new take on fresh. I am stunned and amazed that SL somehow figured out how to capture the scent of fresh-ironed linens. It's far more complex and sophisticated than "laundry detergent" or "Febreeze," per the casually-dismissive chatter you might have seen on BN from early testers. This one's going to gain in stature, IMO. Be the first on your block. You can pick it up at a reasonable discount online if you shop a little. I wouldn't worry about buying it at a discount - I think it's too new to be counterfeit material.
    Last edited by mrcologneguy; 12th May 2010 at 11:45 PM.

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