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    Default The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    (Please stick to Main-Stream Colognes, no "Musc Ravegur" (lol sorry i'm not that into niche), or "Bond no.9" stuff, but more so Department store/Mall Colognes)

    The most unobtrusive, 99.9% cannot "not" like cologne, that is very light, fresh, refreshing, and above all, soothing/calm/radiates freshness on hot sunny days when you are at a meeting, with friends, wherever, and with whatever clothes.

    Mine are;

    Bulgari Aqua

    Issey Miyake

    Halston Unbound

    Any you have? Thanks.
    Last edited by Dudester!; 18th June 2010 at 11:29 PM.

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Cool Water is my go to frag for those occasions.

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    ^Somebody mentioned in another thread the Cool W was the absolute WINNER with girls...is this true? I think it's ridiculous to say that ! I mean, it just smells like old laundry or detergent..what is So unique about this?

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    Ambre Sultan. But why not!

    Seriously though - L'Eau par Kenzo fits the bill.

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    Artisan/John Varvatos
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Azzaro Pure Vetiver
    Last edited by Bossa Nova; 19th June 2010 at 12:06 AM.
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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudester! View Post
    ^Somebody mentioned in another thread the Cool W was the absolute WINNER with girls...is this true? I think it's ridiculous to say that ! I mean, it just smells like old laundry or detergent..what is So unique about this?
    I understand what you mean, but I think that what girls tend to like is not always what male basenoters think is "special" or "unique". There's a difference between finding something that you think is great and interesting, and finding something that gets a high percentage of female compliments.

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    Eau de Cartier is nice and light. I bought a nice sample bottle at a shopping mall for $5. Cheap for such a nice fragrance. Give it a try.

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    Azzaro Now
    Hugo XY
    Versace PH
    CK One
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Armani's Gio of course.....Polo Blue and Black.....Mugler's Cologne.....Any of the Main Stream scents that have a Summer Fragrance are worth a try!!!
    Gary

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Mugler Cologne
    Last edited by pluran; 19th June 2010 at 12:49 AM.

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Aqua di Gio
    Gendarme

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    We have tropical climate, so heat is here every day. My light scents: Agua Fresca, Bergamotto Marino, Eau d'Orange Verte, Eau de Lalique, Un Jardin sur le Nil, Vetiver Hombre, and Vetyver Lanvin.

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    I'm no expert, but a couple that I have come across that might fit the bill:

    Azzaro Chrome
    Kenzo pour Homme
    Hermes d' Orange Vert (sp?) (very nice but the test spray didn't last 1/2 hour on me)
    Chanel Egoiste Platinum - one of my all time favs. To me it's a very clean, light scent but also very classy and elegant. I really like to wear it during the warmer weather personally

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    +1 on Mugler Cologne. You can't get anymore unobtrusive
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    Mugler Cologne can actually get very cloying and sickly. I almost got sick from it.

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    Heeley Sel Marin

    (doesn't Chandler Burr's listing it in NY Times make it mainstream)?
    Last edited by fjord; 19th June 2010 at 03:25 AM.

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    You can get Gendarme at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, so I vote Gendarme.

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    Prada Infusion D'Homme. It's the perfect clean scent, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeze View Post
    Prada Infusion D'Homme. It's the perfect clean scent, IMO.
    This one as well
    “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.”
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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Versace Eau Fraiche - this 1 screams fresh exotic fruits to me
    Acqua Di Gio - ...

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Eau de Rochas is always quite cooling on those particularly oppressive summer days.

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    Dune pour Homme
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Platinum Égoïste
    Allure Homme Sport
    Allure Édition Blanche
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

    ... to name a few!

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Old Spice White Water - and you don't even need to go to a department store to get it
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Bvlgari Aqua
    Bvlgari Aqua Marine - a synthetic mess, but I found out personally recently that this one is great hot weather fragrance!
    Boss in motion edition white
    Hugo XY
    Hugo by Hugo Boss
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Azzaro Chrome (lighter application)
    Versace Pour Homme

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Mugler Cologne and Dior Eau Sauvage (wish both had acceptable longevity on me).

    Kouros seems to work for me in hot weather but unobtrusive it ain't.

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    If you happen to come across a Banana Republic store, check out Banana Republic Classic. It's unisex as well. My wife and I really like this stuff.
    I guess you could think of this as kinda a nice change from AdG. A nice refreshing light grapefruit scent.

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    Default The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    I'll add Karl Lagerfeld Kapsule Light - it definitely is what it claims to be... light and refreshing!
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Dior Cologne Blanche

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    Bulgari pour Homme or Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne.

    Definately NOT Acqua di Gio like someone mentioned. A louder
    and more tenacious (sometimes even obnoxius) fragrance is
    hard to find.
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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    +1 on the classy Bulgari pour Homme.

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    +1 on Eau de Cartier... I also find myself wearing Guerlain Vetiver on those kind of occasions.

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    Pour Monsieur is the last thing I would wear a hot summer day. It also has serious sillage and is hardly unobtrusive. I think of it as a rich, winter, wool-sweater fragrance.
    Eau Sauvage would be my choice: light, bracing, refreshing, only faintly detectable after an hour or two. Classic.

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    Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche

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    Default Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Unobtrusive -- inconspicuous. These are something that may be noticed and only remembered as "he smelled nice" as they are somewhat disguised by design:

    Clean Fresh Laundry (Clean) -- "But it's for women!" they scream. Try it.
    Clean Ultimate (Clean) -- See above.
    Warm Cotton (Clean) -- Try it.
    Clean Men (Clean) -- Perhaps.
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