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    Cool Cheap and good as Monsieur Balmain? Very hot Summer!

    It's damn hot here in Brazil these days! Is there some cheap but natural smelling scent for summer to add? I was not a fond of summer/citrus scents until very recently, so i read about but didn't buy yet some potentially good ones (i suppose??!!): Concentree D'Orange Verte, Eau du Sud, Eau d' Hadrien, Monsieur Givenchy, Eau de Rochas, Tuscany. But would never buy for example: YSL pour Homme (too pungent) or other synthetic options. I want more natural smelling even if lovengivity is small.
    Any other suggestions? Did i list any that fits to my description? (natural, fresh, uplifting). Thanks! DD

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    What about things like Eau Sauvage or Boucheron pour Homme. Right now I'm quite enjoying Sisley's Eau d'Ikar, although it's nothing super special it's a great scent for warmer weather.

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    Bergamotto Marino by Gianfranco Ferre is an excellent summer fragrance you can find for a great price (I got a 100 ml for about $23 shipped).

    It's an aquatic with Neroli, Jasmine, and Bergamot as the stars of the show--these notes create a slightly soapy, clean floral aspect and there's a wateriness brought in via melon. A little white musk behind it all.

    I was floored by this one when I got in the mail about a month and a half ago. The price/value ratio is incredible. You won't be disappointed.

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    Concentree D'Orange Verte or Eau Sauvage
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    Default Re: Cheap and good as Monsieur Balmain? Very hot Summer!

    Eau de Guerlain is lemon overload.

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    Nautica Voyage
    360 Red for hot summer days

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    For an inexpensive lemon scent I recommend Agua de Colonia Concentrada by Alvarez Gomez. As the name suggests, it is 'stronger' than traditional EdCs.

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    Default Re: Cheap and good as Monsieur Balmain? Very hot Summer!

    +1 on Bergamotto Marino, and it smells natural. Another one to consider is Bvlgari pH Extreme.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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