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    Default New search...a spring/summer staple.

    I love strong fragrances, lasting power is important to me. Most of my wardrobe (at least the ones I use most often) lasts at least through the work day, 8 hours minimum. They also tend to be darker heavier frags. But with summer coming I want something more suitable to longer, warmer days. I don't care if the fragrance is new or older, niche or designer. It has to last though.

    I would really like to find something a bit fruity (not any sort of citrus except blood orange maybe) and even flowery. Not a huge fan of aquatics but an aquatic note would be OK. Berries, melon, peach, papaya, rhubarb, durian (OK, not durian), mango, various tropical fruits would all be good. Maybe a bit of musk or woods in the base, sandlewood, cedar etc..

    I really want something that lasts, and if it does not last at least make it cheap so I can re-apply.

    I have Bvlgari Aqva Marine, Hanae Mori and one everyone hates but me, Pi Neo Tropical Paradise. Need something different and new to me. I have considered Kenzo Power, Allure Homme Edition Blanche and one that I am almost afraid to mention for fear my masculinity will shrivel and fall off, Acqua di Gioia Giorgio Armani for women. I have to smell this one every time I go to Nordstrom's...

    Open to suggestions.
    My Favorites
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    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Amouage Tribute Attar
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    Montale Soleil De Capri

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    Oooooppps. The other ADG (men).

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    Habit Rouge!

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    Longevity is very important to me also, so there are a couple that I can enthusiastically recommend to you. Listen for Him by Herb Alpert can still be found and is a unique and very pleasant smell. I notice that it has an attractive, grape like note as one of its reviewers also noted. I believe it will fit your criterion, and it has excellent longevity (6-8 hours on me). Another you might want to consider is Quartz pour Homme by Molyneux. This is a real compliment getter, smells fantastic (subtle but elegant IMO), lasts 10+ hours on me, and is perfect for Spring and Summer wear. You should also be able to find this without too much effort, and for $30.00 or under.

    PS - You may also want to investigate Paris Hilton for Men.

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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    nautica voyage.. cheap too. fresh apple aquatic

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    Luca turin's favorite Paradox by Jacomo: fresh melony fruit salad for the summer. Unfortunately difficult to find, though cheap when found.

    Also Kenzo Flower (sparkly melony light floral) would do.

    cacio

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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    360 red another good cheapie

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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Luca turin's favorite Paradox by Jacomo: fresh melony fruit salad for the summer. Unfortunately difficult to find, though cheap when found.

    cacio
    I just looked this up and I will presume the one for women? Or the one for men?
    My Favorites
    1a. Slumberhouse Zahd
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Amouage Tribute Attar
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    Kenzo Power Cologne
    Aramis New West for Him
    Hugh Parsons (Blue)
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    APOM Pour Homme
    Aqua di Parma Colonia
    Millisime Imperial

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    Spring/Summer fragrances with good longevity...

    Kenzo Power EDT
    -- floral notes with vanilla dry down
    Solo Loewe EDC Intense -- very well blended and unique guava and aquatic notes
    Opium Pour Homme Eau d'Orient -- light spicy notes with vanilla dry down

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    ADP Colonia, Frapin L'Humaniste and Penhaligon's Castile.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Akahina:

    re: Paradox, what's referred to as female, the conical blue bottle
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10211800.html

    cacio

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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    Thanks, I thought that was the one... I may have to get this one blind (cheap enough that I won't feel bad) but there is not a single positive review here. That worries me a bit but I do tend to like things that others are so-so about.
    My Favorites
    1a. Slumberhouse Zahd
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Amouage Tribute Attar
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.


    The IFRA can bite me!

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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    Mugler Cologne is a fabulous spring / summer scent that lasts all day long. Very clean smelling.

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    Style in Play by Lacoste

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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    During spring/summer I tend to prefer vetivers and I suggest Vettiveru as one of the best bang for the buck. Incredibly long lasting, refreshing, easy to wear and...very reasonably priced. Also Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire preforms really good in warmer temperatures.

    I'm not much of a big fan of aquatics but Tirrenico by I Profumi Del Forte is a big winner in my book. Fennel anf fruity notes on a clean musky/mossy base. 12+ hrs lasting power. Last but not least you might want to check out Bahiana by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier which is a terrific exotic/fruity summer fragrance.


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    The garnet colored one from Hummiecki and Graeff is fruity but sophisticated fruity and long lasting.
    I suffered through it on my wrist for a few hours during a test application righty before watching a movie at the cinema.
    I dislike fruity perfumes.

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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    Granville (Dior Private Collection)
    1725 (Histoires de Parfums)
    French Lover (Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle)

    All very different but all potential staples depending on your taste.

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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    Aventus
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Aventus
    what he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    I'm not much of a big fan of aquatics but Tirrenico by I Profumi Del Forte is a big winner in my book. Fennel anf fruity notes on a clean musky/mossy base. 12+ hrs lasting power.
    Actually, what he said. Tirrenico does indeed have some lasting power.
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    Default Re: New search...a spring/summer staple.

    I recommend this pack: -Showergel, deo-stick, and EDT of Chanel Allure Edition Blanche.You will smell attractive and classy all day long!

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    Aventus
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport
    Lalique White

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    Fils De Dieu by Etat Libre D'Orange. I know you said no citrus, but it opens with... well, bright citrus, but it sits on a creamy rice base with a bit of coconut, ginger and a metallic edge.

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    + 1 Quartz Pour Homme

    I'll add my favorite, Aqua Quorum. I'll say Quartz is just as good though, but a tad bit more $ so AQ wins.
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    Byredo Bal d'Afrique, PG Un Crime Exotique, FM Une Fleur de Cassis.

    All fruity and interesting and with good lasting power.

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    just to name a few

    Kenzo power
    JPG fleur du male
    Lyric man
    Aventus
    MI
    GIT
    SMW
    Himalaya
    Bleeker street
    Chez bond
    Coney island
    Fire island

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    +1 for Bond No 9's Coney Island, Chez Bond, and Fire Island. I'd also add Andy Warhol Montauk to that list as well. If you are looking for longevity, sample the fresh scents from Bond. All are eau de parfum strength and have much better than average longevity for warm weather fragrances.

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    Sampled Frapin L'Humaniste recently and liked it a lot. Citrus, a bit of pepper, but mostly gin & tonic. On my list.

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    Oh man I can't believe I forgot this one Creed VIW

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    Style In Play by Lacoste would be perfect. Kourous for evening wear and longevity is still the king.

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    Live Jazz for rhubarb mint
    Polo Blue Sport for pineapple

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