Wondering if you guys could make a recommendation on a fresh fragrance suited for summer, but with a masculine spice to it as well?
Erolfa, Bvlgari Aqva, 212 Men, and not exactly "fresh" but Terre d'Hermes too.
I would suggest trying:
Guy Laroche Horizon
Aramis New West for Him
I'd recommend Hugo Boss Energise.
I didn't think Bvlgari Aqva would be so good for hot weather, but it is, so I should recommend it.
I suggest you try Hugo Boss XY. Fresh, masculine and spicy.
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Terre d'Hermes would be my choice. I have heard really good things, though, about Bvlgari Aqua in the heat.
Cartier Roadster Sport. Not really spicy but its a nice clean elegant scent.
If you do want spicy try and get a bottle of YSL M7 Fresh...its similar to the original M7 but a little lighter which makes it a nice masculine summer scent. Im also trying to get a bottle.
Equipage by Hermes is great for any season: leather with a hint of spice, not heavy, just right.
For me, Creed Erolfa just doesn't last at all, nor does it have any strength while it is still there. The same goes for Creed Himalaya. On the other hand Creed Silver Mountain Water has great sillage and lasts all day. I cannot imagine why anyone would suggest Terre d'Hermes because there is absolutely nothing fresh about it. Very stuffy and pungent pine/vetiver smell. Spicy yes, but flat out offensive in the summer heat. Bvlgari Aqua is probably a good choice for you.
IMO Bulgari Aqua is a good aquatic, but has about as much spice as oatmeal.
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1. Eau Noire Cologne by Christian Dior
2. Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
3. New Haarlem by Bond No. 9
4. Chergui by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
5. Francois Charles by Rance 1795
6. Puro Intense by Nejma
7. Usiku by Jo Wood Organics
8. New York by Parfums de Nicolai
9. Dia For Men by Amouage
10. Silver Mountain Water by Creed
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Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo. It's exactly what you are asking for.
Creed Orange Spice
Floris No.89 (current formulation, which is more citrusy and less dense in its floral tones)
C&S Neroli...or any citrusy neroli as neroli/orange blossom has a spicy facet.
You may also want to try out some of the typical sports fragrances of today such as Dior Homme Sport etc : these usually are a combo of a short burst of citrus followed by a somewhat generic spice accord involving ginger, cardamom and some other spices.
This is easy: L'Artisan Navegar. Fresh but loaded up with pepper, ginger, and a hint of anise. An excellent woody/spicy fresh scent.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
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Today I tried the new Guerlain Homme l'Eau and I'll suggest that one. I really enjoy what I am sniffing now.
I'm gonna suggest Contradiction for Men. It's a nice citrus scent balanced with warmer spices.
Another recommendation is Grey Vetiver. This is a nice spicy vetiver scent with really bright citrus notes.
+1 for Cartier L' Essence de Declaration and also L' Artisan Parfumer Navegar. Both smell very fresh while having nice woods and spice notes.
Lancome Hypnose Homme and Givenchy Xeryus Rouge (not spicy) are oriental fougeres that can do wonders during summer evenings! There are ppl who almost sweared that JPG Le Male (also oriental fougere, not spicy)does wonders during summer evenings, I'm in the group of those ppl now too. You might want to try Boss in motion Black - to me one of best woody aromatic fragrances, excellent for summer. Gucci PH II, great versatile fragrance, not quite spicy but kind of close, beautiful during all seasons!
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+1 for Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
Its a great summer scent imo.
Go to sephora and get a sample first; i hated it first few times i applied it but it grew up on me.
Its a "Dirty Clean" scent. it has a nice aroma of burned wood but not in an ashey way.
Its a clean scent it reminds me a freshly cut yard with different kind of trees. Add a little aroma of burned gasoline from a lawnmower or something and thats how i see Grey Vetiver.
I am IN LOVE with the A*MEN Sunessence scent. I agree with most of the above suggestions and think there are some other successful summer editions. However, This Sunessence, IMHO, is the best combination of summery freshness and masculine spiciness. It is crisp, unique, creamy, and exhilarating. Oh yeah, good stuff.
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What about the wonderfully fresh and spicy Bois D'Orage (French Lover) by Frederic Malle?
I suggest Le Dandy by Parfums D'Orsay. A spicy scent with whiskey, tobacco and leather, pineapple and ginger with florals!
Complex and wonderful for summer.
Please note, the real Comte d'Orsay was not a perfumer, and this is all marketing spin from 1908. I do, in spite of this, enjoy the D'Orsay line.
The original Le Dandy became a women's scent until the 1950s or so. I am referring to the 1990s reformulation and re-marketing to men.
It is true that the Comte used a lot of perfume himself (eau de Cologne, and eau de jasmin on his gloves) and even took perfumed baths. He, his wife and mother-in-law also used orange flower water. There is only conjecture that Lady Blessington, his mother-in-law, was ever his mistress.
This is hilarious: the following article states the Comte was exiled to London for supporting Louis XVIII. LOL! Since boyhood, he was a staunch Bonapartist. At the time of the French Restoration, he was only thirteen years old.
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