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    Default Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Hi.

    I'm a perfume noob, and I have a weak sense of smell, so I can't really know when a certain fragrance has already lost its projection, and only have a very general sense of what it smells like, but I still wanna smell nice so I joined this site.

    I just wanna ask you guys here, to suggest a reasonably priced EDT that has

    -Good longevity
    -Good projection
    -Smells great
    -Works with almost all types of body chemistry
    -Great for hot/humid/sunny weather


    Something like you use 2-3 sprays in the morning, smells great, and you spray another round by lunchtime when it's already fading, like clockwork.

    Something not too strong and offensive, but smells great.

    Thanks.

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    If you like candyfloss and patchouli, Angel has incredible power and longevity; even with a weak sense of smell, you'll smell it loud and clear. It's usually considered a feminine, but it works for men too. By the same brand, the masculine would be A*Men, perhaps less distinctive, but certainly powerful.

    If you want fresh, perhaps Guerlain vetiver, a fresh and pleasant vetiver.

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Virgin Island Water

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    Issey Miyake

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Aramis New West for Him
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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Regardless of what you use I would counsel you to use more than 3 sprays. That said, Guerlain Vetiver is your answer.

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    try Voyage d'Hermes by Hermes - a lemon bomb with very good longevity and projection ...

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts. It's an EDC, but it lasts a long time. You can spray it 10 times and not offend anyone. It smells like sun tan lotion, tequilla, lime, and tropical bliss. It's $20 for a 3.4 oz bottle so reapplying later in the day is of no consequence. It is THE most tropical smelling cologne I've smelled. It straight up smells like a day at the beach in Hawaii followed up by a few margaritas at a tiki bar during sunset with the smell of your suntan lotion sweating off. I've heard it compared to Virgin Island Water, but VIW costs $$$$$ and Set Sail St. Barts costs $.
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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Thanks, everyone.

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Dr.Rudi:

    Why?

    I'm afraid I might overdo it and make everyone around me feel uncomfortable.

    I usually do 1 spray upper chest, 1 spray solar plexus and 1 on the back of my neck, before wearing my shirt.

    How much and where should I spray?

    Keep in mind I live in a humid place, sweaty and hot at times. The perfume might become too much in the high heat.

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    2 or 3 sprays is about right in the heat. Spraying more only makes you project more, it doesn't really make the scent last longer. If you find that the scent is completely gone (usually, when I think a scent is gone if I sort of waft my chest with my shirt I'll catch a whiff and know that it's still there and realize I don't need to apply more, so I'd recommend trying this method of scent detection!) just reapply. You can either bring the bottle along with you (not recommended) or get a small atomizer and take that with you and reapply as necessary. The atomizers are nice because you can always unscrew them and simply dab a bit of scent on if you want your reapplication to be discrete, or to lightly apply to one's wrists or forearms.

    Also, +1 Set Sail St. Barts.
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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    +1 Virgin Island Water

    On the bargain side of things, I'll add Bellagio for Men. Under $20 for a 100 ml bottle and quite pleasant smelling with above average longevity. Similar to L'Eau d'Issey, but to my nose much better smelling at a whole bunch less money.
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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Mugler Cologne

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    Creed Virgin Island Water, Original Vetiver, Neroli Sauvage, and Selection Verte
    Mugler Cologne
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport
    YSL Live Jazz
    Armani Acqua Di Gio
    Perry Ellis 360 Red
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    You should try gucci pour homme 2. It smells nice. And longetivity is good. I live in tropical place too, so I don't get poor longetivity with this cologne like many basenoters complain about.
    I got 10 hours plus longtivity.

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    Floris No. 127

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    Angel or A*Men for tropical weather? I think not. Tommy Bahama's Vintage Paradise is one of the most perfect hot weather frags I have ever smelled.

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Perry ellis 360 red, nautica voyage both cheap and good in hot wether

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulakenyo View Post
    Dr.Rudi: Why? I'm afraid I might overdo it and make everyone around me feel uncomfortable.
    I usually do 1 spray upper chest, 1 spray solar plexus and 1 on the back of my neck, before wearing my shirt. How much and where should I spray? Keep in mind I live in a humid place, sweaty and hot at times. The perfume might become too much in the high heat.
    I live in a hot place - quite often humid. But even so, I have an air conditioned house, I drive an air conditioned car, and I work in an air conditioned office.

    Don't be afraid of others being uncomfortable - it won't happen. I just think it's easier to spray in the morning, and not have to refresh in the afternoon. I will often refresh if I have a function after work; and always if I have a shower before going out in the evening.

    Where to spray?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/286...t=#post2330957

    How much - I go two each side of the neck, two each pectoral muscle, two each crook of the elbow.


    For a more succinct view of how many, I bow down to the experience of my friend petruccijc.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/275...=1#post2143640

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Thanks again, everyone. I appreciate it.

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    Actually, so did I; good discussion. Should we go to a good fool-proof EDT for Winter and cold weather now?

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Hey guys.

    I did some test runs of some "hot weather" EDTs where I'm from, (80s-90s fahrenheit)
    I just apply 1 to 3 sprays (neck and chest)

    CKone
    Aspen
    DG Light blue for men
    Perry Ellis red 360


    The other ones seem OK, but PE red 360 seems to be offensive to others. Some people cough or have runny noses when I'm very close. It's disappointing because I already bought a 100ml bottle.

    I have weak sense of smell, so I read other people's reaction on how I smell, more than I actually smell the EDT myself.

    Maybe I'll only wear Red during cooler nights, and minimum application.

    Planning on getting not vey expensive"fool proof" ones like Cool water and Curve, or maybe Swiss army, Nautica or David Beckham instinct.

    Any more suggestions?

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    I like Yves Rocher Noix de Coco in summer, a blast of pure sweet coconut! I have yet to meet a man or woman who doesn't like this scent, although a lot of men won't wear it as they perceive it as sweet and feminine.

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Thinking about layering Aspen and cool water. Good idea or bad?
    I just wanna smell fresh and inoffensive. Smelling like a million bucks for cheap would be a bonus.

    I live in a small, rural fishing town, very casual wear all the time. Just a tshirt, shorts and sandals most days. Sometimes a collared shirt, blue jeans and shoes when going to church or going out of town.

    It's hot out here, and I sweat really easily and I want to smell refreshing for a longer time.

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    I have a personal dislike for Light Blue and other aquatics in general. The one thing that could be said is that it covers fish smell and garlic well and for a long time, so if that's the purpose, it certainly delivers.

    Are you sure people have runny noses because of your smell? I doubt strongly. Very occasionally, a person could have an allergy to certain components of a perfume, but it shouldn't be a general thing. So unless the person with the runny nose is your significant other, you're probably misinterpreting the situation.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Thanks, cacio.

    It would be nice to wear more daring EDTs in the future, but my main purpose for using perfume is to smell nice and fresh in our tropical climate. So my choices are mostly lighter EDTs or aquatics.

    It's "cold" season this December to February, and we're lucky if we reach 15 to 18 degrees C, during the coldest period around next month. I don't think heavy, formal smells are too appropriate.

    Noon time temperatures are in the high 20's to the high 30's, almost all year. Sweaty as heck too.

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulakenyo View Post
    Thinking about layering Aspen and cool water. Good idea or bad?
    You won't know where Aspen stops and Cool Water begins. They smell very similar. Go for it!
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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    +1 for Virgin lsland Water. l find it projects nicely without being too much, & lasts really well in hot weather.

    Also try Allure Homme Edition Blanche for lemony-freshness.

    Armani Acqua di Gioia is another quality fragrance for summer that lasts well, with refreshing notes of lemon & mint.
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    YSL Live Jazz works well in hot / humid conditions.

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    Nautica Voyage EDT, an absolute gem of a breezy aquatic.

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    Burberry London

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Virgin Island Water
    Yes.


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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No.
    Haha.

    For smell alone, I'd like to suggest Voyage as well. A nice aquatic, but like the majority (not all), it does have longevity issues.

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    Creed's Virgin Island Water would be perfect for the heat. I think Creed Millesime Imperial would also be great for tropical weather.

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    nautica voyage is one of the best fruity aquatics that lasts and projects for the 25$

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    Default Re: Most "fool-proof" EDT for tropical weather?

    Thanks again, guys.

    Nautica Voyage was all sold out in the shopping mall perfume section that I checked before christmas. Best seller.

    I've read good things about Lacoste Booster too, here.

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