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    Hello everyone i'm a 19 year old boy from Singapore where its essentially summer all year round.

    I'm looking to buy my first fragrance. I've sniffed around a bit and found that I like scents that are evocative and tending towards darkness, asceticism and sadness rather than masculinity or liveliness (spiciness).

    So far i've liked Zagorsk by CDG and Timbuktu by L'Artisan. However I can't really imagine wearing them in warm weather, so- Does anyone know a summer-usable scent that has "dark" overtones?

    Thanks in advance

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    Obssesion ck
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Bvlgari Black.

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    Horizon by Guy Laroche.
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    Drakkar Noir Guy Laroche for men
    Santos de Cartier Cartier for men
    PG02 Coze Parfumerie Generale
    La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent for men
    La Nuit de L`Homme Le Parfum Yves Saint Laurent
    Opium Pour Homme Yves Saint Laurent for men

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    Parfumerie Generale 06 L'eau rare matale

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    Bulgari Blv notte
    Bleu de Chanel
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Maybe an orange top note with tobacco, myrrh or patchouli base?

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    Amber Sultan by Serge Lutens

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    Lalique's Encre Noire - it's perfect for summer heat but it's got a hint of brooding/moody smokeyness to it. Cool bottle and box, very well priced, and a basenotes favorite. check it out!
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    AB Spirit Millionaire

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    Rose 31 - It's great all year round, but it really shines in hot weather. Lots of fumes wafting up on that one.

    YSL Pour Homme - Dark lemon that gives way to herbs and dark lemon. Really great in the heat. Lasts long.

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    M7 fresh, an autenthic dark summer fragance
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    I have to disagree with a lot of the suggestions. Ambre Sultan? In Singaporean heat... where the OP is suggesting that even Timbuktu is too much? Allure Homme Edition Blanche? What is dark about a lemon custard pie?

    It's hard to find a scent that is dark but suitable for extreme heat. I was initially thinking Memoir Man by Amouage - and I think it's worth a sniff - but I don't think it is ideal for those kind of temperatures. My next thought was both Romance Silver by RL and Gucci by Gucci PH - both have grape like hints to them, some light tobacco, and 'silvery' musks. Not especially dark, but they both smell silvery/grey, and are both light enough for the heat.

    Another scent to try is Harrods for Him by Bond No. 9. It smells of lavender and allspice (which itself smells like a mix of cinnamon, juniper, cardamom and nutmeg), along with some violet leaf, rhubarb and light woods. It smells fresh and crisp but purple in color.

    Last, but by no means least, I suggest Michael Storer's Djin. It is a mix of sharp grapefruit, cardamom, dark greens and dark but smooth musks along with a dark but smooth castoreum note. This is a very unique scent in that it combines citruses with castoreum. Light and dark, sharp but smooth. A very nice scent.
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