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    Default Your favorite scent for rainy days?

    I've moved back to the midwest recently, and it seems like it hasn't stopped raining since. While I hope that the sun comes out soon, I can't help but think that I might need to explore a few more fragrance options appropriate for grey days. I've been enjoying Encre Noire during this wet spell--just seems to fit. What about you--favorite scents for rainy days?

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    Burberry London
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    encre noire
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    Anything leathery, tobacco-smelling, musky or gourmand for my wardrobe, to my nose, there are several fragrance notes which are set in a better light as soon as the climate becomes damp and cool

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    Angeliques sous la Pluie
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Green Irish Tweed
    Apres L'Ondee
    Tokyo by Kenzo

    To name a few...!

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    L'Artisan's Tea for Two is a great on a rainy day.

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    whatever i feel like
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    Paradox Green as of late.

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    Default Re: Your favorite scent for rainy days?

    I personally don't have a fragrance(s) that I wear specifically for rainy days.
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    green irish tweed

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    Default Re: Your favorite scent for rainy days?

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    whatever i feel like
    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I personally don't have a fragrance(s) that I wear specifically for rainy days.
    +1 ... I don't wear specific frags went it's raining!

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    I wear L'Heure Bleue on dark and rainy days.

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    My wardrobe is based around rainy days...I live in SEATTLE. I have a hard time trying to figure out what to wear when it gets hot. I love Hermessence Poivre Samarcande, Tom Ford Amber Absolute and Cuir de Russie by Chanel...thats off the top
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    Sometimes it's Halston 1-12, sometimes it's Caron 3rd Man, sometimes it's PdN Nicolai Pour Homme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrk View Post
    encre noire
    Good Choice

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    I find that [b]Grey Flannel[b] and Narciso Rodriguez for him work especially well on rainy days.

    Also, Bulgari Aqua and Six Scents "Wicken 3000", when looking for something lighter/fresher to wear on a rainy day.
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    Creed Acier Aluminium
    Encre Noire
    Burberry Brit
    Creed Green Irish Tweed

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    Ineke Derring-Do is supposedly best for rainy spring days. I have a decant that I wear for those occasions.

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    Snarky is as snarky does.

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    Iris Silver Mist ... both redolent of a chilly fall day and warming from it.

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    Wow - just from the thread title, I thought Encre Noire too.

    The first grey rainy day after a warm spell, it just perfectly evoke the mood.
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    I like Jontue, of all things, when it's raining. A shot of Demeter Thunderstorm on the ankles for accent, sometimes.

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    +1 on the Narciso Rodriguez. I also like Krizia Time for rainy days.

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    Well, REL and Erolfa and Vintage Tabarome stay at 5 stars on a rainy day though they smell nothing alike
    -- As does Antaeus.

    But the following jump up to 5, imho:

    Hermes Rocabar
    L'Occitane Vetyver
    Chanel Egoiste
    Jacomo de Jacomo

    Need I tell you they smell nothing alike?

    And, come to think of it, Minotaure by Paloma Picasso and Tuscany/Etruscan by Aramis could probably weather a hurricane, let alone a little rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrk View Post
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    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djamison66 View Post
    +1 on the Narciso Rodriguez. I also like Krizia Time for rainy days.
    Krizia Time is such an underated frag. To me it's the perfect Woody Floral Musk scent out there.

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    Default Re: Your favorite scent for rainy days?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post
    Angeliques sous la Pluie
    I love wearing that one on a rainy day too.
    And anything with vetiver...
    I love cologne.

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    Vetiver extraordinaire

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    zino davidoff is my favorite for rainy days.

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    Hermes Equipage, Creed Tabarome Millesime

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    No specific fragrance for rainy days.

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    M7, Bulgari Blv, and Burberry London are all good for rainy days. Yes, I do adjust scents to the weather. I have sunny, hot day fragrances, chilly winter day fragrances, etc. And I frequently break my own rules about this, too.

    Good thread!

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    Mitsouko

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    Xeryus Rouge and Jacomo Rouge

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I find that [b]Grey Flannel[b] and Narciso Rodriguez for him work especially well on rainy days.

    Also, Bulgari Aqua and Six Scents "Wicken 3000", when looking for something lighter/fresher to wear on a rainy day.
    Good suggestions.
    Its pouring here today and my SotD is Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir. I'm liking it.
    I also used to own Lanvin L'Homme and it was so nice on rainy days.

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    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui
    Trussardi Uomo
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Burberry London
    M7

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    Jean-Claude Ellena's Ambre Narguilé.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blas View Post
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    I wore Body Kouros yesterday for the first time (came in the mail yesterday)
    I do like the scent very much but it was a rainy day and for some reason i was getting nauseas (i wore 2 spays to my neck)

    Strong scents dont really work for me in rainy days.

    Clean Man works nice, 212 Men, the original burberry...and armani mania

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Hermes Equipage, Creed Tabarome Millesime
    Tabarome Millesime works so nice in rainy days. +++
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    A few drops of pure essential oud oil to SOTD are really uplifting.

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    Default What would you wear on rainy days?

    What would you wear on rainy days?

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    This thread has 44 posts on exactly the same question and was last added to yesterday. Thought it might help out with ideas.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/252...for-rainy-days
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    Sycomore by Chanel it's my light on rainy days.

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    Eau de Gloire by Parfum d'Empire.
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    Kenzo Power! Kenzo Power!

    I basically only wear that one when it rains.
    I refuse to sink.

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    i need to be comforted when it's grey and wet...so it's either l'Heure Bleue or Mitsouko by Guerlain.
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    Original Vetiver, Creed

    The whole green theme seems to go okay with wetness.

    Oud Wood, Tom Ford

    Walk in the forest wearing this on a mildly warm & rainy day -- it's like you're WEARING the forest.

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    Horizon by Guy Laroche would be beautiful on a crisp rainy day.

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    Dior Fahrenheit is the best fo winter/autumn rainy days.

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    Ted Lapidus PH
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    When its rainy I love to wear Bvlgari Aqva.

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    For me the decision is usually based upon what I wore last. I want contrast. Two similar orientals in a row, for example, is something I avoid.

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    Default Re: Your favorite scent for rainy days?

    I find myself reaching for L'Artisan's beautiful Passage d'Enfer when it's raining, especially a cool rain.

    I also like L'Artisan's Voleur de Roses and CdG's Kyoto when it's wet outside.

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    One that hasn´t been mentioned so far: Jil Sander Man

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    i reach for something dark and woody...perhaps Burberry's london or Dior Farenheit. of course you can take the other route and reach for something more bright and lighten the atomosphere around you and reach for a fresh fragrance.

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