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    Default 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    I think I'll give every scent in my collection a try, but for this summer I'll stick to 5 scents that are perfect for the hot weather and to keep it reasonable under a budget, you can buy 100ml of all of these respectively for less than $100.

    Before I start, honorable mentions:
    1. Cool Water - inexpensive, a great sweet green aquatic that never fails
    2. Bulgari Aqua - starts out as a good oceanic aquatic, but has an interesting drydown

    Onto the list.

    5. Love and Luck (Ed Hardy) - For those like myself who find the Ed Hardy label a bit immature, it is a bit easy to pass this one up, but if you have the open-mindedness to give it a chance, you are in for a real treat. With orange/mangos and spice, it makes an interpretation of Millesime Imperial that is impressively spot-on, despite using completely different ingredients. It's big flaw is that the heavenly opening will die down in an hour or two, but for short events, this one of the first scents I reach for.

    4. Fahrenheit (Christian Dior) - This is the one on my list that is not a fresh/fruity/citrus scent. It is more of a sweet floral scent that is masculine. Some liken it to gasoline and fresh cut grass, which wouldn't be entirely false, but a boldly unique scent like this was made carefully to ensure that it is sweet and elegant, while having such daring notes. The heat will project this admirable work of art even more. Not for everybody, but many of those who do like it will love it.

    3. Acqua Di Gio (Giorgio Armani) - Yes, it's a best-seller, the most promoted scent at any Macy's and JC Penny's but only because of its success. In it's own right, it has a perfect citrus scent without being too sour. It is a little metallic and a little sweet, which makes it a perfect well-balanced combination. Sure a few other people will be wearing it, but not as many as you would think. This is an easy compliment getter and perfect for hot weather.

    2. Eau Fraiche (Versace) - This is one that I (and probably everyone else) has ignored for the fall/winter/spring, probably because its lack of strength and longevity. But in the summer, a scent like this would project perfectly. Sprayed on a card, this scent may seem pungent but this is the kind of scent where skin chemistry really makes a difference. I would say this is similar to Light Blue, but fresher more distinct and it goes to lengths where D&G's scent doesn't go. It is fruity, fresh and just waiting for you to dab it on and go through
    a big bottle of it this summer.

    1. Reaction Connected (Kenneth Cole) - A 2011 release that got mixed in with many of the other mediocre fragrances. Excellent bottle design that makes it very portable and durable is a plus. Notes are said to be apple, orange, persimmion, with some spices in the mid-notes and some oakmoss in the basenotes. Even in the drydown it remains fresh and doesn't lose that enjoyable opening. This one did not get much hype and I think many people slept on it, probably because Kenneth Cole has had a history of releasing ho-hum fragrances. However, when I tried it is was the closest a modern scent has ever gotten to perfections It evoked some positive emotions in me that I haven't felt in a long while when it comes to testing cologne. I tried it a few times and still need to do a lot more testing on it to find what season it is best for, but it works great in the summer. Give it a few years and I think people will discover what a masterpeice this one is.

    90 degree weather? Game on.

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Silver Mountain Water
    Coney Island
    Bigarade Concentree
    Sel Marin
    Menthe Fraiche

    special mention of Pulp and Iris 39, which I could EASILY switch out with any of those.

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    I love Silver Mountain Water, it is good all-around.

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Virgin Island Water
    Dior Homme Sport
    L'Homme
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    Allure Homme Sport

    All good options for scorchers.
    "I drank what?" -Socrates

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Limon de Cordoza
    Monsier de Balmain
    Sienne D'Orange
    Eau D'Orange Verte (spelling)
    Ninfeo Mio

    Truthfully I don't pay attention to seasons.

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    If asked to pick from my collection, I'm going to reach for the following (in no particular order):

    Aventus by Creed
    Silver Mountain Water by Creed
    Terre D'Hermes by Hermes
    Live Jazz by YSL
    L'Homme by YSL

    Others:
    Guerlain Homme by Guerlain
    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme by Chanel
    Geir for Men by Geir Ness
    Last edited by del; 26th June 2012 at 02:54 AM. Reason: Added Geir for Men
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Del and Shiny Beast, great lists.

    Hednic, I'm not familiar with any of the ones on yours. Based on what you've posted on the forums the past couple of months, I trust you know what you're talking about for sure.

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    Dunhill - Desire Blue
    Tommy Bahama - Sail to St. Bart's
    Nautica - Voyage
    Bang - Marc Jacobs
    Azzaro - Visit

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    original santal
    chanel allure edition blanche
    millesime imperial
    dior homme sport
    ysl l'homme

    also in rotation: orange sanguine, l'humaniste

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    See below
    Fragrances I can not live without as of 7/2015
    Oud Wood , Dior Homme , Creed Silver Mountain Water , Dior Homme Sport , Bond No.9 Bleecker Street , Bois 1920 Extreme , Dior Homme Intense , L'Occitane Vetyver ,

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    how is wall street by the way? i hear its like an MI.

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    Platinum Egoiste for day.

    TdH or Fahrenheit for evening.

    A lot of nice ones mentioned already, too.

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    Versace Eau Fraiche
    Millesime Imperial
    Aventus
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Philosykos

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Cannot do only 5.
    Mostly in rough order,
    some totally random higher or lower than they should be:



    1. Creed Selection Verte
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Hermes Concentre D'Orange verte
    4. Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes
    5. Annick Goutal Eau D'Hadrien
    6. Creed Virgin Island Water
    7. MPG Pour Le Jeune Homme
    8. Sisley Eau De Campagne
    9. Parfums De Nicolai Cedrat EDC
    10. Amouage Ciel Man
    11. Xerjoff Casamorati 1888 Mefisto
    12. Montale Boise Fruite
    13. Creed Silver Mountain Water
    14. Dior Homme Cologne
    15. Unforgivable Multi Platinum
    16. Penhaligon's Eau De Cologne Anthology
    17. Eau De Rochas homme (newest formula)
    18. Creed Erolfa
    19. YSL M7 Fresh
    20. Prelude to Love by Kilian
    21. Mugler Cologne
    22. Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
    23. Amouage Arcus
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    ^ this guy means business

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    noirdrakkar, what a great post! Thanks for adding your excellent descriptions. Seriously!

    My pick is Versace Pour Homme. People often compare it to Chanel Allure Homme Sport, but it smells floral rather than fruity and less candy-sweet to me. I haven't had a chance to wear it when it's really hot, but so far this summer, I'm really enjoying it.

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    Philosykos
    Virgin Island Water
    Les Exclusifs de Chanel Jersey
    Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige
    Geranium Pour Monsieur

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    Je Suis un Homme
    Bigarade Concentre
    Cravache
    Fat Electrician
    Ungaro II
    for swap/sale:



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    Eau de Guerlain
    Colonia Assoluta
    Fico di Amalfi
    Mugler Cologne
    Vetiver Vert

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    Millesime Imperial (the warm-weather King)
    Green Irish Tweed
    Mugler Cologne
    Tabarome Millesime
    Silver Mountain Water
    Aventus
    Aqua Fahrenheit

    *I don't wear a ton of Creeds in the Fall/Winter, but in the Spring/Summer, this house dominates for me.

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    From my current collection:

    1861 by Xerjoff
    Virgin Island Water by Creed
    Aqua Unversalis Forte by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    Fougere Royale by Houbigant

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Five scents for summer?

    Mystifying

    I wear 10 or 20 different scents just for going to the beach.
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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    In no particular order:

    APOM pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Aventus by Creed
    Central Park by Bond No. 9
    Hamptons by Bond No. 9
    Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    Lys Mediterranee by Frederic Malle
    Vetiver Eau Glacee by Guerlain

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    5 scents for summer:

    Absolute pour le Matin
    Cologne du Parfumeur
    Moderne, Thirdman
    Oolong Infiniti
    Extract of Limes Cologne

    see signature for the rest of the summer line up.
    SUMMER COLOGNES: Gabriella Chieffo Aquasala • Dior Homme Cologne • Boudicea the Victorious Oxford • Penhaligons Lothair • Molecule 01 • Azemour les Orangers • AdP Essenza • Byredo Sunday Cologne • Ginepro di Sardegna • Maestrale • Iris Nazarena • Versace Pour Homme •

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by swix View Post
    noirdrakkar, what a great post! Thanks for adding your excellent descriptions. Seriously!
    thanks man, anytime

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    I'm kind of surprised to see Versace Eau Fraiche mentioned so much. I got a sample of it and I felt like it just smelled like soap after a while.

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    Not that I can afford any of these, but...

    L'humaniste
    Eau du Sud
    Bigarade Concentree
    Colonia Intensa
    Eau de New York

    There are plenty more summer drags I think are great, but you did say only 5.

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by ttlpal View Post
    I'm kind of surprised to see Versace Eau Fraiche mentioned so much. I got a sample of it and I felt like it just smelled like soap after a while.
    Sometimes you don't need a really complex scent to go out on a nice summer day.

    I think Eau Fraiche, more than most scents, relies on skin chemistry. I'm very warm skinned so it projects well.

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    Default Re: 5 Scents for Summer 2012

    Virgin Island Water
    Unforgivable Multi Platinum
    Terre d'Hermes
    Dior Homme Sport
    Xerjoff 1861

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    In no order:
    -Guerlain Vetiver
    -Selection Verte Creed
    -Caron Puh
    -Ysl Live Jazz
    -Cologne Sologne PdN

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