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    Hi everyone,

    I'm currently in Malaysia (tropical & humid) and have had very little luck finding an EDT that lasts long enough on my skin. Good sillage & longevity is key. I've a feeling this climate affects the scents differently (correct me if i'm wrong). Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance!
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    With hot weather, perfumes will evaporate much faster and last a shorter time (though sillage should be there, at least for the time they last).

    Most vetiver-based fragrances last a long time on me, and they are fresh too (eg Sycomore by Chanel), but other people have different experiences with their duration. Two completely different things that last a long time on me are Azuree and Private Collection by Estee Lauder (though Azuree isn't very fresh, so it may be overwhelming in the heat).

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    I'd certainly be suggesting a Vetiver - and Guerlain Vetiver is very good (and a whole lot cheaper than Sycomore).


    There are a number of Malaysian Basenoters who I'm sure will have ideas too.

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    Hello and welcome to basenotes. Yes, sadly the heat and humidity will do that to most fragrances even if they normally last longer in colder climates.

    If you have a favorite EDT already you may want to try spraying on shirt or sleeves. This is what I sometimes do. It will make the top notes last longer too. The only drawback is that it might stain your clothes but I personally haven't had this issue.

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    HI Cold fusion, since I just got back from the jungle myself I know what you are talking about.
    i ended up wearing vintage Fidji EDT every day. no, it wasn't overwhelming and I reapplied every 3 hours, but it was just what I wanted in that setting. I brought 5 samples with me and this is the only one that worked. I hear the modern EDT has been tweaked, though.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for tropical/humid climate?

    +1 for Guerlain Vetiver and I'll add Dior's Eau Sauvage and Escale a Portofino (unisex?).

    I also suggest Mitsouko - yes it's marketed to females but it blooms especially well when mixed with sweat and can withstand a lot of heat and humidity.

    I would also suggest that instead of spraying your inner wrists and chest/clavicle, try spraying the distance from the back of your hand, up to the elbow. I find that in humid, summer heat, this area of skin holds fragrance the longest.

    Spraying clothes helps for longevity too so +1 to that suggestion!
    When working in the garden on a hot day I wear a bandana under my hat (to catch the sweat) and often spray that with something - so you could try that as well - it's quite amazing how well you can smell something that's on your head!
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