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    Cool Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by groomdedz View Post
    I actually live in a tropical country. So hot here, even at nights. Frags like Davidoff Cool Water magically disappears after 2-3 hrs lol.
    Have you considered Bay Rum? Even a C+ one like Royall might work as long as the cloves aren't set on overkill.
    OK. Of those previously mentioned make it another vote for:

    Sel Marine by Heely (aquatic)
    Monsieur Balmain (citrus)
    Vetiver Extraordinaire (um . . .Vetiver?)

    And of those NOT mentioned thus far:

    1. More vetiver suitable for walking through lava::

    Vetiver by Guierlian
    Vétiver by Annick Goutal

    2. Aromatics:

    Bowling Green (probably among the best bets, and of course, discontinued --there's always a bottle popping up on e-Bay, though)
    Infusion by Bombay Sapphire--Yes, it smells a bit like the gin. Good stuff.

    3. Aquatics/ Semi Aquatics:

    Himalaya by Creed
    Salt Air by Demeter Fragrance Library

    4. Citrus City:

    Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes
    Lowe Para Hombre
    Versace L'Homme
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Cuir d'Oranger by Miller Harris
    Gai Mattiolo Uomo
    Signoricci by Nina Ricci
    Iskander by Parfum d'Empire
    Bois de Cedrat by Creed.

    Frankly, most citrus frags, no matter how superb, vanish in a few hours--and that's in normal weather.
    At the gates of Hell, it 's worth your while to get a small plastic sprayer to load up to re-apply, assuming you find one that you love.

    Begin your search on Amazon, it's the largest website for variety-- If it's niche, they'll redirect you to that site.

    The very best of luck to you.

    Cooling off,
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    My ultimate hot weather scent is Azzaro Chrome - that's for when I want a scent to last, and have that fresh shower smell about me all day long. There are plenty of good hot weather scents about for tooing and froing between airconditioned offices and shops, but if one gets sweaty, most conk out or get washed away. Chrome doesn't.
    Regards,
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    +1 For Live Jazz.

    You may also want to try Horizon by Lancome.

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    Great post Mario.

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    +1 Bond No. 9 Coney Island

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    Guys what do you think of Nautica Voyage?

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Herrera 212 Men
    John Richmond for Men
    Mugler Cologne
    And classic Davidoff Cool Water

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Mugler Cologne, Creed Original Vetiver, Dior Homme Cologne 2013, Bergamotto Di Calabria and Bergamotto Marino are all variations on a similar theme to me - Bergamot, Citrus Blossom, Vetiver and a smooth White Musk.

    The end result is a cross between citrus notes and very highest quality soap. They all really cut through in tropical heat, but sadly all of them become skin scents pretty quick.

    I'd agree on the Citrus minty suggestion as well, L'Humaniste is a great choice. I can vouch for Guerlain Homme L'Eau too, tested in the Caribbean to great effect. Live Jazz would also fit, but try before you buy on this one, some people get a lot of the coriander note (like me) so it ends up smelling like salsa dip

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    IMO, The ultimate HOT weather scent is Creed Pure White / Original Cologne.

    Almost has a cooling effect on the skin. And smells darn good! And lasts a lot longer than a fragrance of that type should. Only drawback? The cost.

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by groomdedz View Post
    Guys what do you think of Nautica Voyage?
    LOVE it. Dirt cheap, but I would like it if it were 5x more costly than it is. Great scent.

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Another good one!
    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche. Very fresh, clean, and pleasant.

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by groomdedz View Post
    Guys what do you think of Nautica Voyage?
    Great longevity-garners compliments..
    I have a few backups..

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by groomdedz View Post
    Guys what do you think of Nautica Voyage?
    Personally don't care for it.
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Eau Sauvage.
    by the time you can afford good speakers, you can't hear the difference

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Great aquatic cheapie. Been using this one for a few years.
    Quote Originally Posted by groomdedz View Post
    Guys what do you think of Nautica Voyage?

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    Cartier Declaration - We had 38c here yesterday and Declaration was still detectable on my skin after all day wearing. It is my most reliable scent in summer. A good smell also.
    Currently wearing: Himalaya by Creed

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Eau Issay INTENSE!

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    E d OV by Hermes

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    Anything bergamot
    for swap/sale:



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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Lbm-jm
    Which one is that?

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    A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue

    Most people said it last only 4-6hrs but I got 8+ on me. You might need to sample it.
    My current top 10 fragrances :
    1. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    2. A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
    3. YSL L'Homme Libre
    4. Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain
    5. Rania J. Ambre Loup
    6. Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant
    7. Parfum MDCI Ambre Topkapi
    8. Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    9. Heeley Sel Marin
    10. by Kilian Back to Black

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    lacoste essential
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Nio Xerjoff
    Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
    Mugler Cologne

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    Seconding especially Mugler Cologne
    Currently wearing: Black Tag by Zara

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Prada Amber is pretty good.
    Top 5
    1. Monsillage Aviation Club
    2. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Pluriel
    3. Chanel Pour Monsieur
    4. Tom Ford Oud Wood
    5. Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain

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    Versace Man Eau Fraiche is the ULTIMATE 90+ degrees (F) scent. It cuts through the heat and cools you down. In fact, it ONLY works in 90+ degrees, lol.
    I wear fragrance to smell good to everyone, not just myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Which one is that?
    Sorry -- so lazy

    Lime, Basil and Mandarin - Jo Malone

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    4711 Ice
    Bergamotto Marino
    Nautica Voyage
    CK Summer
    All of which are cheap.


    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lemon Fresca
    Atelier Cologne Pomelo Paradis

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Vetiver by Guierlian
    +1

    I live in central FL and 8 months out of the year we have 90% and higher humidity. The Guerlain is fresh, refreshing and has a complexity that few 'lighter' scents can rival. I mean, I took Hednic's advice and acquired Monsieur Balmain (which is excellent if you can get anything but the most recent formulation) but the simple citrus/wood/herb composition leaves me kinda bored, though it is long lasting for a citrus-based fragrance.
    It is true that fish stink. It is also true that the river is
    beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
    is noxious remains so.

    That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
    field. Bread made from the field tastes sweet, wine from the arbor
    sweetest. All things serve a purpose, but that is no reason to
    glorify what is abominable. A man must still watch where he walks
    and keep his sandals clean.
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Awesome thread for me! Thanks yall! Lots I'm looking up now! Only one I've tried is Nautica and coney island [one of my favorite].

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