Citrus types are nice for cooling down?
Thread: Summer/ Hot Weather Distinction?
A recent thread on the best summer fragrances brought a question to mind. Is there a distinction between summer fragrances verses hot weather fragrances in people's mind? I will be traveling to South East Asia for a month for work, and will be in very hot places. However, I will rarely be by the water, and it is not summer, so no need for a "summer vibe" if that makes sense. That said, it is going to be hot, so a certain type of fragrance is need.
All thoughts are appreciated.
Citrus types are nice for cooling down?
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I like patchouli frags in hot weather.
The only thing I wear in the hot days here in so cal are Chanel's Eau de cologne, Dior cologne royale, and creed milesime imperial .
I highly recommend all 3
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I break it out hot/temperate/cold. Each season obviously has it's own tendencies within those ranges, but I use temps more than seasonality for guiding my daily frag selections.
For me, "summer" & "hot weather" fragrance mean the same thing, when discussing fragrance.
Of course, here in the UK we don't necessarily *get* hot weather in summer...
"What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
I find "summer weather" and "hot weather" to be interchangeable most of the time but I'd argue that it would be better to discuss fragrances in terms of temperature/climate instead of seasons due to the fact that summer in one region is not the same as summer in another.
Cultural factors of different countries also effect what fragrances would work best/would be most appropriate but that is seldomly taken into account. F.ex. If you live in the Caribbean, such as I do, you could get away with wearing Virgin Island Water as a year-round fragrance... Maybe even to work.
Summer fragrances tend to be considered "warm weather fragrances" and as such a search for either term should bring up similar results.
I generally think of summer (warm weather) fragrances as being very heavy in "topnotes" (citrus, green, aquatic, etc), and winter (cold weather) fragrances to be dominated by "basenotes" (amber, vanilla, patchouli, etc.)
No difference between the terms, in my opinion.
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Greens all year around, Spicy and animalic for winter......
Last summer I wore Rose Extreme by M. Micallef and Gold Woman by Amouage on very hot and humid days. I felt as though I was suffocating and decided to bring those fragrances out during dryer, cooler weather. This proved to be a good plan.
patchouli frags in hot weather.
Woody Frags for Summer
unfortunately in the country i live in summer means hot very very hot