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    Hi, Its really hot in here and no matter what fragrances I use, like l'eau d'issey or GIT I get really crappy longevity since the summer is here.

    Its almost like im wearing nothing. Usually im okay but since the summer begin im missing smelling good lol

    Somebody else experiencing this?!

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    I was actually going to post this exact same thread the other day. I live in Las Vegas and with super dry air reaching temps of 110 in the afternoon, I get about 2 hours of longevity even from my strongest fragrances, with about 20 minutes from my weaker ones. Incredibly frustrating.

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    Yes,I found this frequently happens in heat. It's crap, I agree ! ( Super dry here too however even in humidity ,because of sweating, I found fragrances just didn't evolve as they should )
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    Don't have this problem in UK ;o)

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    Yup. Oklahoma summers are notoriously humid and that's the killer here... when it isn't over 100, then it's just the heat that cooks it off. It just means I "get" to apply more often if I am out and about in the heat.
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    When I lived in Vegas I had to wear a LOT more scent for it to last. Now that I live in a humid climate it seems to last longer with fewer sprays.

    Scents do seem to evolve diffferently in the humidity to me. Ones that I thought were really weak and not very good (like Azzaro - Pure Cedrat and Lanvin - Vetivyr) bloom fantasticly here.

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    Contrary to belief about sweat making a fragrance project more, I gotta disagree. If you sweat it'll just water down the fragrance and make it slide right off your skin. At least with my experiences, I notice this. If it's just a sunny day and less humidity, then the sun just heats up the skin and body temperature which creates that wonderful projection.

    I find the sun to help my fragrances, but too much humidity to make them disintegrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Contrary to belief about sweat making a fragrance project more, I gotta disagree. If you sweat it'll just water down the fragrance and make it slide right off your skin. At least with my experiences, I notice this. If it's just a sunny day and less humidity, then the sun just heats up the skin and body temperature which creates that wonderful projection.

    I find the sun to help my fragrances, but too much humidity to make them disintegrate.
    This I completely agree with !
    It is exactly what happens to me in humidity. I can't win ....dry and hot- little sillage, fragrance has to be applied frequently. High humidity - sweat diluted the fragrance even extrait, and you don't get very much at all. This has happened with Mitsouko ,Shalimar in extrait form . It does irritate the hell out of me.

    So the question is... where is the perfect place ,for a perfume nut to live ?

    dnc-I reckon the UK is pretty good............
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    I will try to wear something on clothes only, something already linear or with nice top notes. The scent is not gonna to evolve but at least if I can smell something it would be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    So the question is... where is the perfect place ,for a perfume nut to live ?

    dnc-I reckon the UK is pretty good............
    I haven't been out of the US, so can't really say. But Colorado and areas in California have fantastic conditions. Ideal to me would be sunny with a breeze. Here in Florida we have those days every now and then, but not much lately.. humidity.. global warming.. the world is ending!

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