Limon de Cordoza
Both by The Different Company
I;ve been looking for a very sharp, crisp, clean, and fresh scent to cut through the summer heat. Everything I've found and liked so far (some of which i've bought) are more suited for cooler temps or night wear. It seems that everything I like fits that category.
I'm having a hard time finding something very crisp and clean for summer. Citrus, aldehydic, fresh, vanilla, etc. I've been having to resort to my ferrari light essence.
I do have Guerlain Habit Rouge which is quite fresh but, a but on the sweet side. I've also found Allure Homme Sport, Hugo Boss Just Different and Lacoste Essential.
Limon de Cordoza
Both by The Different Company
As tart as any frag you will find.
My favorite frags to cut through the heat are vetivers, especially Chanel Sycomore and Malle Vetiver extraordinaire. But many other, cheaper ones too.
Guerlain Vetiver seems to fit what you're looking for, and shouldn't be too expensive.
Kenzo Pour Homme is a nice ozonic/aquatic, and Tokyo has an interesting citrus accord that's fairly unique.
Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia and Uomo have great citrus/herbal top-notes in a more traditional mold.
I second Cacio's suggestion of Sycomore as well.
A good cheapie that really cuts through the summer heat is Izod for men. (tart lime, orange, mint, with a cotton note in the middle all resting on a hint of tobacco and incense in the base). Very tart and fresh lime and mint vibe, with the ever so slight tobacco and incense note giving it a very unique drydown. And it can be bought for $15 at Marshalls/TJ Maxx and online.
Others I like in extreme heat are Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne version, Mugler Cologne, Acqua Di Gio, Bond's Andy Warhol Montauk, CB I Hate Perfume's At the Beach 1966, Perry Ellis 360 Red, Burberry Summer, and Burberry Sport.
Cool Water Frozen
Silver Mountain Water
Bulgari Aqua Marine
GIVENCHY Play Sport! Gets alot of hate, but give it a try! I have 30 bottles and this is by far my favorite! But I am younger so if your 40 and up, Id say no. The notes are beautiful, and it has such a nice subtle dry down!
Notes: Peppermint, Ginger, Lemon leaf, and Lavender! Beautiful!
Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler
Roadster Sport by Roadster
Infusion D'homme by Prada
L'ombre dans L'eau by Diptyque
Fleur de Liane by L'artisan
Guerlain Homme by Guerlain
Paul Smith Story by Paul Smith
Was in Orlando recently and found
Cartier Declaration Bois Bleu
which in under 80 temperatures can be a little safe and neutral, to perform admirably in the tropic heat.
...try Eau de Campagne by Sisley; it's great...!
Give YSL Live Jazz a try.
''Sam ! Don't be detected.''
just give bvlgari extreme a try
Seasonal favorites :
Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London & La Nuit de L'Homme
Spring-Autumn : Aqua Fahrenheit & Bvlgari Pour Homme
Summer : Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Aqva & Bvlgari Aqva Marine
All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel
Indispensible : The Dreamer & Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Pour Homme & Bvlgari Aqva
Choose any of these:
L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme by Kenzo - Initially, one is treated to a biting and sparkling blast of yuzo, somewhere between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange, with its lemon-like tangy and floral aspects. This sharp and bright citrus slowly pairs with ho leaf, which tinges the pseudo-lemon with its spicy and sweet, floral and rosewood overtones, yielding an almost lemon, furniture polish accord, morphing the stark citrus into a luscious smoothness. The refreshing, watery middle beckons. Here, in the heart, the pseudo-lemon is immersed in a bath of lotus flower, with its lovely, water lily greenness with a hint of mint, sharp and fresh ozone notes, as well as refreshful aquatic notes, with its faint, marine and mint accord, and steeps into a soothing lemonade. Pleasant white musk usurps the cool blend into the awaiting base, imparting its sweet and floral facets, and its cohort, green pepper, adds a kiss of earthiness before meandering to the light and airy drydown. A wonderful fragrance to be turned to in the heat of the summer, this fresh and crisp composition is a vibrant, green, lemony and woody scent, and has average longevity and projection. In the sweaty dog days of the summer, you need this!
Gai Mattiolo Uomo by Gai Mattiolo - Upon application, one is treated to an invigorating wave of hesperidic notes, with their citrus highlights of lemon, bergamot, tangerine and orange. A touch of neroli with its spicy, overripe orangey aspect also presents, while star anise imparts its sweetish, smoky licorice and slightly woody facets. This fascinating melange floats on a cloud of perfumed hedione, with its tinge of citrusy jasmine and woods, and wafts to the awaiting middle. Here, in the pleasing heart, the opening mix is subsumed by a somewhat bracing concoction of lively and woody pepper, menthol-ish clary sage and nutty coriander. A sweet rose presents as well. An oceanic fucus provides an undertone of salty, aquatic plant life. Transitioning to the waiting base, the aquatic brew is encased by creamy and delicately balsamic sandalwood as well as honeyed and slightly smoky guaiacwood. A fresh-linen musk, akin to a fabric softener dryer sheet, showers the woods, and leads to a refreshing drydown. This pleasant, masculine composition is ideal for spring and summer, and has average projection and very good longevity. Given its inexpensive price point, it's a must have.
Live Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent - One is initially treated to a citric blast of bittersweetness from tangy grapefruit and zesty lemon. Sweet spearmint invades the citrus duet, and, with its brightness, fosters a refreshing and cooling sensation. This invigorating medley brews for a spell before meandering to the adaptive middle. Here, in the heart, heaps of coriander, with its spicy and faintly sweet grassiness, commingle with the tart and vegetal rhubarb leaf, and envelop the opening concoction infusing it with warmth and greenness. A faint strawlike something twinkles in the background, along with the minty citrus. Transitioning to the waiting base, dusty and dry cedar, somewhat floral and honeyed ambergris and a tinge of vanilla intermingle to generate a pleasing drydown. This all-season composition has average projection, after an hour becoming a skin scent, and longevity, 5-8 hours. In view of the foregoing as well as its favorable price point and wonderful versatility, an enthusiastic "thumbs up" is warranted.
If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? -Alexander Solzhenitsyn, novelist, Nobel laureate
Wanting to try:
Fougère Bengale, New Haarlem, Cafe Noir
Wanting to buy:
Yohji Homme EDT
Creed Silver Mountain Water.
"Christian Dior / You wasted your life
On aroma and clothes / Fabric and dyes." Christian Dior - Morrissey
Colonia did the trick for me today and Menthe Fraiche will do the trick tomorrow. At least I hope it will.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
3. Noir De Noir
4. Tobacco Vanille
5. Musc Ravageur
7. Dior Homme Intense
8. L'air Du Desert Marocain
9. Ambre 114
10. Plum Japonais
We really should consider merging a bunch of threads recently posted on this burning (sorry) topic.
Here's one: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/303...would-you-wear
Cheers, and keep your cool!
Acqua Di Gio - commonplace, but its there for a reason
Live Jazz - great mint and line scent, super cheap
Eau Fraiche (versace) - projects best in hot weather
Bulgari Aqua - decent aquatic, interesting drydown
Love and Luck - short longevity, but great opening
" very sharp, crisp, clean, and fresh " - Dior Eau Sauvage came to mind instantly.
For me, any fragrance that's musk-heavy gets ruled out as a spring or summer fragrance because it becomes very cloying and suffocating. (I'm looking at you Roadster and Terre d'Hermes - and just about anything Jean Claude Ellena has had a hand in creating.)
Eau Sauvage? Really? This may have been considered fresh and something for the college crowd when it came out 46 years ago, but next to modern aquatics and today's fragrances, Eau Sauvage always struck me as a heavy, retro scent with the pungency of mothballs.
You might look at two scents from Patrice de Nicolai to beat the heat: Cedrat (citron/lemon based) and L'eau Chic (mint/geranium based).
I don't rule out too many fragrances in my wardrobe based on the season though, either. For instance, it's a nice sunny day here in PA and I have my TdH on ready to head out the door now.
Not quite citric but this stuff definitely cuts through the summer heat: Kenzo Pour Homme. Last forever (12hrs or more) and gives you a coastal feel, including some of the less attractive elements of the shore Additionally, Dune for Men by Dior is killing the summer heat. That aromatic fig combo stays with me all day long.
Been trying out Beyond Paradise for Men by Estee Lauder and I feel like its supposed to last longer but what I get is mostly a skin scent after 3-4hrs. Perhaps this is a summery fragrance for the fall/winter. I'll give it another go in 3 months.
Lanvin Avant Garde
Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
VC&A Midnight in Paris
Dior Homme Intense
Davidoff Hot Water
If smelling good was a crime, I'd be serving a lifetime sentence....
- OE (olfactoryexperience)
I went out and tested out a few colognes which I really came to like that has yet to be mentioned..
Hugo Just Different by Hugo Boss. It smells very smooth, sweet and green. Just really refreshing and I love it, though my cousin said he hated it. Ah well.
Diesel Fuel for Life Homme: Again, I found it very soft and spicy, yet sweet, though not overly sweet.
Allure Homme Blanche Edition: It's a nice citrus but, the scent is just too literal. The first thing that comes in my mind is "lemony" when I smell it. I prefer a more complex scent.
On my other wrist I sprayed a cologne that I just CANT remember ..the dry down smells like fresh green/grass and I absolutely love it. I just dont have a clue as to what it was that I sprayed on. I'm going to have to return to the drug store and re-trace my steps to remember what it was. It may have been Hugo Boss Element.