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    Cool The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    The one that will pierce through the obnoxious odor because of the exceedingly hot temperature and still maintains the freshness as if you just had a shower?

    Unoffensive, safe, versatile, and well-liked by common noses. Not the panty-dropper type really. Just a nice-smelling scent which even yourself will enjoy sniffing. Kinda gives you the idea that even having a bad day because of the hot weather, you know that everything is cool and fine

    Might be in the same league with Acqua di Gio or even higher and easy to acquire online.

    Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by groomdedz View Post
    The one that will pierce through the obnoxious odor because of the exceedingly hot temperature and still maintains the freshness as if you just had a shower?

    Unoffensive, safe, versatile, and well-liked by common noses. Not the panty-dropper type really. Just a nice-smelling scent which even yourself will enjoy sniffing. Kinda gives you the idea that even having a bad day because of the hot weather, you know that everything is cool and fine

    Might be in the same league with Acqua di Gio or even higher and easy to acquire online.

    Any suggestions?
    Also, try MPG Pour Le Jeune Homme and Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. Both have power and have citrusy. You can find both online.

    P.S. Fragrance won't drop any panties. Your personality is totally responsible. Women will go crazy for a nice man EVEN if he wears no fragrance at all. This is the truth.
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    Derring Do by Ineke is one I like a lot in the warmer weather. An aquatic done right, unfortunately, it gets no play here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Also, try MPG Pour Le Jeune Homme and Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. Both have power and have citrusy. You can find both online.

    P.S. Fragrance won't drop any panties. Your personality is totally responsible. Women will go crazy for a nice man EVEN if he wears no fragrance at all. This is the truth.
    Yeah, that's very true. I just used that term to point out those sexy fragrances. Thank you!

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

    L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme is my choice

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SpentaZ View Post
    L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme is my choice
    Great scent, very noticeable in the crowd. An optimistic version of Bulgari Aqua lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post

    P.S. Fragrance won't drop any panties. Your personality is totally responsible. Women will go crazy for a nice man EVEN if he wears no fragrance at all. This is the truth.
    On the other hand, a lot women also go crazy for complete jerks that drench themselves in 1 Million, so these things really need to be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by groomdedz View Post
    ...maintains the freshness as if you just had a shower?

    ...Unoffensive, safe, versatile, and well-liked by common noses...

    Any suggestions?
    Gendarme immediately comes to mind. There is a reason so many politicians roll with it and it's so cheap you can buy one for everywhere. Your home, car, office and gym locker could all have a bottle of this stuff for under $100. I suggest you sample it and let it drydown. It smells like freshly dried clothes or just showered skin.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by SpentaZ View Post
    L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme is my choice
    This or
    Vettiveru by Comme des Garcons
    Jardin sur le Nile by Hermes

    I haven't tested it in extreme heat yet, but I'm thinking Sel de Vetiver by the Different Company could join my rotation next summer.

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

    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Heeley Menthe Fraiche
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Bond No 9 Coney Island
    Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire

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

    +1 for Neroli Portofino & Virgin lsland Water.

    Maui by MCMC Fragrances.
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    I think frederic malle bigarade concentree, does a excellent job on these days.

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

    Creed Aventus comes to mind.
    If you want something cheaper: Penhaligon Opus 1870 IMHO

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

    Gendarme 20. Slightly less musky than the Gendarme EDP, and the regular Gendarme does not hack it well in real tropical heat.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Live Jazz
    Original Vetiver
    Sel marin

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

    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Gendarme 20. Slightly less musky than the Gendarme EDP, and the regular Gendarme does not hack it well in real tropical heat.
    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.

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

    erolfa

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SereneGreen View Post
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    360 Red
    Aramis Bermuda Tonic
    Prada Amber
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    I live in Phoenix, where every day is a scorcher. Here are my favorites for the hot weather:
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Neroli Portifino
    Mugler Cologne
    Sel Marin
    Creed Original Vetiver

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    +1 to Vetiver Extraordinaire

    I normally turn to minty ones for the heat - L'Humaniste & Malle's Geranium Pour Monsieur are great in this aspect - once u spray, it feels like being drenched in menthol & jumping into ice cold pool - refreshing for sure. Only drawback with L'Humaniste is it's longevity (some BN say it lasts 8 hrs, on me, it's gone in 2-3hrs, so re-application definitely recommended)...

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

    If it doesn't last or with poor versatility, I wont like it.
    My pick will be (according to longevity)

    Rive Gauche - 11 hours
    Le male - 10.5 hours
    Dior homme intense - 9.5 hours
    Terre D'Hermes Parfum - 9.5 hours
    Dreamer - 8 hours
    D&G pour Homme - 7 hours

    Sometimes they can go on for more hours depending on environmental factors

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    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Lbm-jm

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

    Prada amber pour homme can hold up for a few hrs..... it's the epitome of clean smelling without over doing it.... but Leau D'issey is the one for this task ....cheerios

    honrable mention.....TDH
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche. Very fresh, clean, and pleasant.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
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    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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

    The likes of Le Male is so inappropriate here. I have PR 1 Million and I really regret buying it. Its a chemical bomb here and becomes worst as the weather gets hotter.

    I used to have Bulgari pour Homme Extreme, then I tried Versace Eau Fraiche and I was so hugely disappointed. I don't understand the hype, seriously. No offense, but it has no character. It smells nice but kinda generic though. I don't know, but maybe because I had Bulgari Extreme first before Eau Fraiche. Those two frag smells the same to me, except Bulgari Extreme got personality. Just my opinion though.

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

    Eau Fraiche is good, but IMO longevity is kind of lacking in super hot weather.(I actually prefer PH, over it if your going Versace) Leau D'Issey is pretty much the king of hot weather scents with regard to long lasting and overall smell, not to mention it's a very good compliment getter.(panty dropper too I suppose?lol) I would also mention Nautica Voyage is a great one not to be over looked either.

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

    Dior Homme Cologne (2013)
    Last edited by rmlj; 10th December 2013 at 07:02 AM.

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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.

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

    Guys what do you think of Nautica Voyage?

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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Eau Issay INTENSE!

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    E d OV by Hermes

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    Anything bergamot

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