Bois Blonds - Atelier Cologne and Rocky Mountain Wood
Summer of 2010 is hot! Record-setting hot! (here in the Eastern US). What fragrance are you wearing the most this summer? For me, these scents are getting a lot of rotation right now (in no order):
1. Roadster -- very cooling, green and summery
2. Aventus -- I'm obsessed with this new Creed!
3. L'eau Au Masculin -- a fresh version of one of my all-time favs.
4. VIW -- weekend relaxation!
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Bois Blonds - Atelier Cologne and Rocky Mountain Wood
1. Acqua Di Gio - my work fragrance. I have to get rid of it fast because juice is loosing its topnotes.
2. Nightflight - this is my newest summer fragrance so I tested it lot and had same amount of wearing as ADG. I use it when I dont want do any statement with fragrance.
3. Aqva PH - my previous year signature. I use it much less than before because I prefer fragrances with sweet base right now and its only one that I use that I smelled on another people too..
Current TOP 5:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
3. Dior Homme Intense
4. Encre Noire
Gianfranco Ferre's Bergamotto Marino and Acqua Azzurra
Rochas Moustache edt concentree and Eau de Rochas pour Homme
Davidoff's Cool Water
It's been Fragonard's Vetyver as most-used in my summer so far.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle
Nicole Forhi Homme
Miracle Homme L'Aquatonic by Lancome
Antonio Puig Quorum ( vintage )
Tabac Original by Mäurer & Wirtz EDC
Czech & Speake Cuba
Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia
Chanel N 22 EDP
Fleur Narcissus by LArtisan
Tom Ford Black Orchid
Boucheron Jaipur EDT
Ormonde Jayne Ormonde
Patricia Nicolai New York
Tom Ford Men Extreme
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Eau de Guerlain
Lime Basil Mandarin
(it was a hot July)
Eau de Guerlain
Cologne du Parfumeur
Nicolai Pour Homme
Lots of Le Labo and thanks to several Basenoters persuasiveness I seem to be falling for Amouage in a big way
Oh and Tuberose , this summer its all about the Tuberose too
John Varvatos - Artisan (really nice and fruity when you start to sweat)
Guerlain Homme and DKNY Men
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
I've worn Bogart pour Homme most so far this summer I think.
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
Montale Black Aoud
Nihil Obstat Ben
Aramis Havana and Versace PH
YSL pH Concentree, 4711 and Vetiver de Puig
Just PM to you Force of One!
Please check out my selling list:
Gucci Envy men, Rive Gauche pour homme, Villoresi Uomo, Dior Homme vintage, Body Kouros, Narciso Rodriguez, quality samples etc.
1) Selection Verte
2) Imperial Millesime
3) Terre D'Hermes
It has been quite hot where I am. I still struggle with summer fragrances. I cannot seem to find any
Anyways, here are my most worn ( in no specific order) :
1. Mugler Cologne
2. Cartier Declaration
3. Il Profumo G-11
4. Z Zegna Extreme
5. YSL La Nuit de l'Homme
Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Nicole Miller (vintage), Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge...etc.
Seeking decant/sample of Jil Sander Feeling Man, Cacharel Nemo, Bijan for Men EDC, Lanvin for Men, Giorgio VIP, Il Lancetti and other old school frags ....etc. I have samples to swap.
Please PM me !
Un Jardin Sur le Nil
Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
Granted, we've known each other for some time. It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine. ~ Common Sense
Un Jardin en Mediterranee
Verbenas of Provence (Jo Malone)
Vetiver by Guerlain
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Silver Mountain Water
D&G The One
Ferragamo Pour Homme
Sous le Vente by Guerlain
Concentre d'Orange Vert by Hermes
Vent Vert by Pierre Balmain
Theorema Esprit d'ete by Fendi
I've enjoyed Dior - Escale a Portofino in hot weather, but it has been a very cool summer here in the San Francisco Bay Area. TDC - Sublime Balkiss and L'Artisan Parfumeur - Fleur de Liane are two recent favorites that "feel like summer" to me, but I haven't really had the chance to test them in the heat.
I seem to wearing loads of Kenzos
and Hammam Bouquet
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I find myself having fun with all sorts of fragrances this summer since it hasn't been as hot. I now like wearing orientals and you name it in warm/hot weather. I used to wear my vetivers and citrus compositions only but not this year.
That being said, I like the warmer weather becaue it allows me to wear more of my scents and more often too. I went through a whole bottle of Mugler Cologne in a matter of weeks and almost finished my Silver Mountain Water before giving 1/4 to a friend, went through my Heritage too.
Allure Homme Édition Blanche
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Concentre D'Orange Verte
Probably Cartier Declaration.
"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."
Guerlain Homme Intense
Paco Rabanne Black XS
My summer favs: Penhaligon's - Racquets; Acqua di Parma - Colonia Assoluta; Dior - Homme Cologne
My winter favs: Chanel - Antaeus; Guerlain - Habit Rouge EdT; YSL - Kouros; Calvin Klein - Eternity; Burberry - Brit; Comme des Garçons - Wonderwood
Byredo Fantastic Man. I probably wear this at some point of the day atleast 4 times a week
After further review, it seems that the three I've worn most are:
My wife suspected as much and I confirmed it after scanning the 'drobe. And yes, they're probably my three favorite scents.
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Bvlgari PH Soir
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Dior Homme edt and edp
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
I do alternate, but this Summer I've used Xerjoff Nio and Kobe along with Hesperides by Essenze di Mezzanotte the most in the morning/afternoon and Uden and Fiero also from Xerjoff for the night when going out.
Guerlain's Vetiver, Green Irish Tweed, JF by Floris and Dunhill '34
Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
EldO's Fat Electrician
Creed's Millesime Imperial
Dior Homme Intense
Luten's Vetiver Oriental
Caron Pour un Homme
Chanel Pour Monsieur
I have worn Colonia and Assoluta by Acqua di Parma.....Central Park, Wall Street, Little Italy and Riverside Drive by Bond No.9.....Odeur 73 by Comme de Garcons!!!
Quite possibly Fahrenheit Absolute EDT
is it so hard to make it an EDP? Dior, make it happen.
Creed Silver Mountain Water
Aramis New West
Estee Lauder Metropolis
Bvlgari Aqua Marine
+"Do you spray below the waist?"
+"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer
+"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you." - Dr. W. Dyer
Mostly my newest discoveries: Creed Erolfa and Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche.
Followed by a few of my staples: Bvlgari Aqva, Mugler Cologne, 212 men, and L'eau D'Issey.
Concentre D'Orange Verte more than any other
Eau de Guerlain by Guerlain
Diptyque's L'Eau des Hesperides and Gendarme EDP.
"You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson
3.Chanel Platinum Ego
TdH and Declaration, though I'm also burning through samples of AdP Colonia and Colonia Assoluta, and Annick Goutal Eau de Sud.
To sweat is unavoidable. To smell of it either. So the frag couldn't fight against it without being overwhelming. The frag would preferably connect to that very bodily odor and try to transform it into something more interesting at least, if not pleasent. The technique of transforming a particular odor by connecting an other to it is well known in parfumery. Why not deal with body odors? That is the very utility core of perfumery isn't it?
<edit-1> To give an example: Givenchy Insense is besides it's qualiy as being a "floral for men" (it isn't, it is a aldehydic for men, not "floral") a scent that connects to male sweat. It doesn't turn sour and never peaks out as an overlay to ordinary stink. It takes the ride from fresh green towards salted cheesy smells without any dissonance. Anyone sniffing around would take the idea of someone taking overt care of himself, instead of a weak sister trying to hide underneath some aromachemicals ...
<edit-2> Givenchy III, a chypre directed against the wallets of females connects to - garlic! Just try as an experiment to eat as much of that "lilly of the kitchen" as possible e/g in butter applied to grapevine snails aka escargots, parsley ... . Luca Turin once mentioned that someone else mentioned the reason for chypres success being food. Again, connecting to B.O. is a purpose in traditional European perfumery. Your ELDOrado for sensual colognes could be the phalanx of well done original chypres and orientals instead of maligned "fresh" scents.
<edit-3 and out, promised> Valentino, Ocean Rain is a cologne that has a bite. Wearing that would for sure recall lucky days a the beach, hot days, eye watering smells of decomposing algae, and -no- silly ozone-something disney-fresh TV-adventures with Flipper. Being really at the shore makes a difference an intelligent human will argue anytime in the back of its mind. It connects to sweat too, perfectly.
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Lacoste Essential and L'Eau D'Issey.
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Creed Neroli Sauvage
Creed Green Valley
Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
Serge Lutens L'Eau
Dior Homme Cologne
Dior Eau Sauvage
somehow its been A*Men primarily, but overall ive worn literally everything in my wardrobe minus Deep Energy
Currently I am trying to finish my bottles of Grabazzi, Eau de lavande and Guerlains coq.
Since it has been cool, damp, almost autumnal and rainy summer where I live, I went for slightly "heavier" frags, like
Guerlain Vetiver, Ungaro III, Marbert Homme, Rive Gauche pour Homme, Chanel Antaeus and Francesco Smalto pour Homme
Infusion D'Homme and GIT