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    Post Summer cologne for 21 year old college student

    I just recently got into fragrances and has been doing some research on here and youtube for the past 2 months. I mostly buy most of my reviews based on Marc's reviews (robes08). The only purchase I did not like was Encre Noire because I thought it was too hard to wear. I consider myself as a newbie to the fragrance game, but i think I'm getting better as I get to experience new scents. I am still having trouble with application because sometimes I can't smell myself but not sure if others can smell me. As summer approaching, what are you guys' suggestions for a good summer cologne for going out and such? Application of how many sprays and where would be appreciated as well! I will be working at boba shop this summer too so that's where I'm gonna be most of the time.
    I currently own:
    YSL La Nuit
    Cartier Roadster
    Versace Dreamer
    Creed GIT
    Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Aqua PH
    Dolce Gabbana PH
    YSL Rive Gauche
    YSL Body Kouros
    Le Male
    Cool Water
    Bvlgari Black
    Midnight in Paris EDT
    Hanae Mori HM
    Gucci PH II
    Chanel Allure Homme sport
    Pure Malt
    Nautica Voyage
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    Default Re: Summer cologne for 21 year old college student

    Versace Dreamer is popular, but others will be wearing it.
    GIT is always appropriate.
    Rive Gauche is refreshing in the summer.

    Since you work at a boba place test out Un Jardin en Mediterranee by Hermes. I like it for summer. It is an earthy fig with a little fruit that makes me want to walk in the sun.

    For application, remember that frags will project further in the heat and thus not last as long. For me summers mean a day frag and an evening frag. Winter frags are usually heavier and last all day.

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    Nice collection. Check out Bergamatto Marino. Nice for summer. And won't hurt the pockets either.

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    While not specifically Eau de Colognes, assuming you just mean fragrances then:

    +1 Begamotto Marino by Ferre. I'll also add Terre d'Hermes, which is a great choice year-round and Eau de Vetyver by L'Occitane, which is a great way to try a vetiver fragrance on a budget without sacrificing quality.
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    Thanks everyone for the input, I will check the recommendations out. I have heard great things about Terre d'hermea but I also heard it is better suited for older gentlemen. I just need something casual and easy to wear with good projection and longevity, price range should be $80 or lower

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    Impressive Collection - Why not go with Eau Sauvage

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    ThÚ Vert by Bulgari is nice. Ck One is good, too. I like Habit Rouge in summer. Oh, and what about Philosykos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NineInchNell View Post
    Impressive Collection - Why not go with Eau Sauvage
    i heard Eau Sauvage smells dated, no??

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    Quote Originally Posted by namterry View Post
    i heard Eau Sauvage smells dated, no??
    No. Where did you hear that from?

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    oh wait, there's a parfum version which came out last year. I thought we were talking about the EDT version

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    Cool water
    Voyage
    Gph ii
    Aqua
    Git
    Roadster

    These should cover all your bases.

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    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

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    Get Black Comme des Garcons. Thank me later.

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    Just tried it today...getting CDG Black would be a very bold choice for a 21 yo college student IMO. If you think Encre Noir is hard to wear, I think you'll find Black much more challenging. Also, I think this one could get a little on the cloying side when it gets hot.

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    Bleu de Chanel or Light Blue Pour Homme. I've recommended these frags to the college guys that I work with and they are extremely happy with my guidance :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post
    No. Where did you hear that from?
    Agreed. Eau Sauvage is not dated at all, IMO... As an aside, to answer the OP's later post, I believe it is indeed the classic edt being recommended and the parfum is a completely different smelling fragrance.
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri¨) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
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    Cartier - Declaration Cologne (its EDT strength though)
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

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    The boring Davidoff Echo works magnificently well in the sun.
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    I don't think Eau Sauvage is "dated", but it is not in the vein of modern fresh scents. perhaps that's the best of describing it.

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    Same thoughts --->>>
    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Agreed. Eau Sauvage is not dated at all, IMO... As an aside, to answer the OP's later post, I believe it is indeed the classic edt being recommended and the parfum is a completely different smelling fragrance.
    Eau Sauvage to me is a classic & timeless fragrance

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    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Living Stromboli ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Agreed. Eau Sauvage is not dated at all, IMO... As an aside, to answer the OP's later post, I believe it is indeed the classic edt being recommended and the parfum is a completely different smelling fragrance.
    I was gonna disagree, but I see what you're saying here. Eau Sauvage might not be dated per se, but it certainly doesn't smell modern, and most likely won't appeal to most people below the age of 30. It's one of the last things I would recommend to someone who's 21 years old, unless of course, he wants something "classic" smelling.

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    As far as recommendations go, I think the OP would like:

    Fierce
    Mugler Cologne
    Terre d'Hermes
    Bleu de Chanel
    Aventus

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    DO NOT blind buy Terre dHermes or Eau Sauvage. You will probably find them to be too "mature", even though everyone thinks that is not possible.
    Try Pradas Infusion or Amber Intense. They are very soapy clean and last all day. You will probably like Dior Homme Sport also.
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    Try Luna Rossa, it may fit the bill.
    Why not Angel Schlesser Homme (Thierry Wasser is behind this)? Woody, with some anise, a very nice and special scent I really enjoy - don't be fooled by the rice note listed, nothing off-putting.
    Molinard Homme III if you like marine vibes in fragrance.
    Good hunting!

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    Thanks everyone, I have been debating between mugler Cologne and prada amber Ph because I want to get a feel what soapy scent smells like. Is prada amber intense wearable during summer days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by namterry View Post
    Thanks everyone, I have been debating between mugler Cologne and prada amber Ph because I want to get a feel what soapy scent smells like. Is prada amber intense wearable during summer days?
    Amber intense is a completely different fragrance from Amber PH. Neither are really geared towards summer. Luna Rossa and Infusion d'Homme are better choices for the warm weather. Mugler Cologne is very good too.

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    Mugler cologne would be excellent choice
    Also Dior homme sport is a great warm weather fragrance
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    I think Prada Amber pH is very wearable in the summer. I dont really separate summer or winter frags though and you are going to inside most of the time so what does it matter. Just use less sprays of heavy frags in warm weather. Amber Intense is a heavy sweet soapiness and Infusion smells just like very expensive white soap.
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    Chanel Eau de Cologne is excellent; just realize that it lacks longevity, like most in that genre.

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    You have a good collection. Try Issey Miyake: L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post
    I was gonna disagree, but I see what you're saying here. Eau Sauvage might not be dated per se, but it certainly doesn't smell modern, and most likely won't appeal to most people below the age of 30. It's one of the last things I would recommend to someone who's 21 years old, unless of course, he wants something "classic" smelling.

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    As far as recommendations go, I think the OP would like:

    Fierce
    Mugler Cologne
    Terre d'Hermes
    Bleu de Chanel
    Aventus
    To me, "classic" and "dated" are two different things. Eau Sauvage is the former. I personally think it would smell great on anyone.
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    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri¨) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    I also wanna give issey miyake a try. What are you guys 'opinions on mugler Cologne projection because I heard it's a subtle fragrance

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    Quote Originally Posted by namterry View Post
    What are you guys 'opinions on mugler Cologne projection because I heard it's a subtle fragrance
    It is not a big projector, but it does smell quite nice.
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    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri¨) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    I went with Dior Homme Sport 2012 version, hope it will be a good buy

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    Perhaps Bleu de Chanel or Prada Infusion d'Homme. Both great and fresh, but with some balmy, comforting qualities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    DO NOT blind buy Terre dHermes or Eau Sauvage. You will probably find them to be too "mature", even though everyone thinks that is not possible.
    Try Pradas Infusion or Amber Intense. They are very soapy clean and last all day. You will probably like Dior Homme Sport also.
    I couldn't agree with this more.

    Also I will recommend Mugler Cologne it is a great fragrance and as soon as this weather is consistent it will definitely be worn a lot for me.

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    Habit Rouge l'eau awesome version of the edt that is great for hot temperatures.

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    Try Virgin Island Water. I cant wait to wear it a bunch this summer.

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    not to mention, Eau Sauvage only lasts for about 3 hours on my skin, then it becomes barely detectable, but it smells pretty good

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    YSL Live Jazz is a really good summer scent. I would highly recommend it.

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    I'm planning on wearing a lot of Cool Water, VIW and yes, Acqua di Gio this summer. I know the reputations CW and AdG have on the thread boards, but there is a reason they are still popular all these years. I also love Versace Eau Fraiche and Bvlgari Acqua Marine in the summer. IMO, the hotter it gets outside, the better these smell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post

    Also I will recommend Mugler Cologne it is a great fragrance and as soon as this weather is consistent it will definitely be worn a lot for me.
    This and Prada Infusion d'Homme.

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