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    Default Melon for the summer?

    I've come across a few Melon scents. They're usually pretty girly, but they suit a hot and humid day.

    Now I'm not talking about fruity, there are plenty of Apple and generic fruity, I'm talking specifically Melon...

    Though it's got very poor longevity and silage, I love my Vermeil White. Smells like straight up, albeit synthetic and candied, watermelon. Like a watermelon Jolly rancher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jivehippo View Post
    this!
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    On a more serious note, a good batch of MI does melon to an A+! Bergamotto Marino by Gianfranco Ferre also show a nice melon note, once in a while that is...
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    Default Re: Melon for the summer?

    I Profumi Di Firenze- Brezza Di Mare has a salty melon note. Very beachy and sunny.

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    Another one for Millesime Imperial.

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    I love Millesime Imperial! But .. It tends to die down quickly on my skin and also hot weather doesn't help it .

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    Default Re: Melon for the summer?

    Coney Island by Bond from Michel Almairac (a love/hate fragrance) immediately came to mind with the mention of mellon, with it's sweet caramel & honey dew mixed with salty margarita, it's ripe for cool summer evenings.

    Jaipur Homme Limited Edition by Annick Menardo also has a fresh & watery melon top note, which makes it more wearable in the summer than the original oriental, although is harder to find being a seasonal flanker.

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    Still another for MI
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravacosta View Post
    I love Millesime Imperial! But .. It tends to die down quickly on my skin and also hot weather doesn't help it .
    Agreed.I really like MI, too, but I don't get very good longevity with it either.

    Kenneth Cole Reaction is a pretty good melon fragrance with some patchouli, musk, and wood in the drydown that balances out the fruit nicely. Definitely a good summer scent, I used to wear it fairly regularly a few years back and went through two bottles.

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    Kenneth Cole Reaction - yes. It's a sort of Jolly Rancher take on melon.

    OK, I'll go ahead and say it: women love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Kenneth Cole Reaction - yes. It's a sort of Jolly Rancher take on melon.

    OK, I'll go ahead and say it: women love it.
    I gotta agree with this.
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    2. Creed - Aventus
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    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
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    KC Reaction is great, but has terrible longevity Paris Hilton for Men is a good long lasting melon scent on the cheap...but I'm fairly certain you'll find this one way too fem for your tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Kenneth Cole Reaction - yes. It's a sort of Jolly Rancher take on melon.

    OK, I'll go ahead and say it: women love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I gotta agree with this.
    Haha, yeah I thought about saying it, too I also used to get tons of compliments when I wore it. Just saw it at Ross the other day, might have to pick up a bottle for spring/summer.

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    Also by Creed, it may be just my personal opinion, but I also sense a watermelon note Royal Water- longevity is pretty decent too.

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    i have learned to avoid creed... and melon. my suggestion for a masculine summer scent is harmatan noir by pg. otherwise a 'lemon' might be better than 'melon'. a lot a stuff there to look for.
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    I agree that MI is the best melon, but you guys have to remember this is the guy that thinks its ridiculous to spend over $50 on a fragrance, so that's out of the question

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones602 View Post
    I agree that MI is the best melon, but you guys have to remember this is the guy that thinks its ridiculous to spend over $50 on a fragrance, so that's out of the question
    Maybe he could look for a split...

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    MI is my favorite melon...except for my wife's...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Maybe he could look for a split...
    yep... and creed splits fill in fast.... but if one won't spend $50 for 50ml, would one spend $60 for 20ml?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones602 View Post
    I agree that MI is the best melon, but you guys have to remember this is the guy that thinks its ridiculous to spend over $50 on a fragrance, so that's out of the question
    here is the compromise - halston unbound
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    Quote Originally Posted by mspa View Post
    here is the compromise - halston unbound
    Except that if I'm not mistaken Unbound has been discontinued for some time now and fetches a pretty good asking price last time I checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    Except that if I'm not mistaken Unbound has been discontinued for some time now and fetches a pretty good asking price last time I checked.
    haha.... damn... i remember buying it for $17 or so, 100ml, from ebay 3-4 years ago.... sold it short after..... i could not sell that 'nobile royalty' by da costa right away though... i still have that 'rare' scent
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    Please try Lacoste "Noir" you will not be disappointed!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mspa View Post
    haha.... damn... i remember buying it for $17 or so, 100ml, from ebay 3-4 years ago.... sold it short after..... i could not sell that 'nobile royalty' by da costa right away though... i still have that 'rare' scent
    Yeah, it's a bummer for sure that it's discontinued because Unbound was a great cheap summer scent...just like Bergamotto Marino

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    Doesn't get much better than MI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspa View Post
    yep... and creed splits fill in fast.... but if one won't spend $50 for 50ml, would one spend $60 for 20ml?
    Fragrancenet have a 500ml flacon of MI for $300 after coupon. That works out to 60 cents/ml. So, the juice alone for a 50ml split would cost $30. Just can't be split on BN.

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    Bond no.9 Wall Street has an excellent melon note - but then a wet dog may show up and jump all over you. Definitely test before you buy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Just can't be split on BN.
    Can't be split on BN? Did I miss something? Did the rules for splits change here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Can't be split on BN? Did I miss something? Did the rules for splits change here?
    There's always been a cost per ml restriction here. At fragrancenet's discounted price, I don't think it qualifies to be split here. I could be wrong.
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    While Millesime Imperial is best when it comes to melon, Heeley - Figuier has a distinctive melon note.

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    Default Re: Melon for the summer?

    The most obvious choice - MI - has been beaten to death already.

    Considering the price constraint, by far my fave for a cheap melon would be Polo Blue. It's $40.15 on Fragrancenet for a 2.5oz.

    The melon is a non-descript, generic melon, but I'd call it closest to watermelon to my nose, Like most melon fragrances, longevity is short but it's quite pleasant, if a little mainstream-smelling, for that duration. Pretty ideal for Summer casual and post-gym wearing.

    In the proposed price range, this is my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    Paris Hilton for Men is a good long lasting melon scent on the cheap...but I'm fairly certain you'll find this one way too fem for your tastes.
    Might be, but worth a sampling nonetheless! So thanks for the recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    Considering the price constraint, by far my fave for a cheap melon would be Polo Blue.
    Completely forgot about this one. This is a great recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    This thread was over after the first reply.

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    A melon note is featured in CK One Summer '14, but not too prominent. The fragrance itself it unisex

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    I think lacoste essential has a melon note. And surprisingly playboy Miami has a nice watermelon note that lasts for a bit.

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    Joop Splash. It's melon overtop an aquatic base

    It can be found cheap at Wal-Mart

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    KC Reaction is great, but has terrible longevity Paris Hilton for Men is a good long lasting melon scent on the cheap...but I'm fairly certain you'll find this one way too fem for your tastes.
    I still haven't bought any Paris Hilton for Men, but "sampled" it again the other day from a tester and about 5 hours later was eating a chicken sandwich and still smelled the distinct scent of melons on the back of my hand - it's fruity, yep, it is, but it's a good fruity. I may have to spend $9.99 and add it to the horde of cheapies.

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    Kenneth Cole Reaction is nice, but MI is amazing!

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    Never knew there was so much MI love here. I love it too and will be my SOTD most of next week. I get good longevity, around 6 hours and its never overpowering, just understated sophistication.

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    Givenchy Insense ultramarine, ADG, MI

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    L'Artisan Fleur de Liane

    Such a green melon-y scent.

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    Is is just me, or does Nautica Voyage have a bit of a melon vibe?

    I bought a small bottle for $5.99 at Ross just to check it out, it's a decent summer fragrance. And I sort of thought "cantaloupe" when I wore it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan SRB View Post
    Givenchy Insense ultramarine, ADG, MI
    Ultramarine incense, really? Hmmm... I remember liking the scent alright, just didn't recall the melon. Might have to pick up another sample. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    M.I. all the way

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    Yep, Millesime Imperial is just a gorgeous scent. You won't get much better than MI if you want melon. It smells so damned good.

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    Paris Hilton for Men is a good one. Also Jordan 23 is pretty decent.
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    Herrera Chic for Men maybe as a cheaper alternative.....
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Yea, its all fresh mellon and magnolia flowers to my nose and ofc cant forget the tobacco Try CH Chic too.
    Melon in IU is fresh and like the melon peel, in Chic its sweet like the pink part of the melon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Ultramarine incense, really? Hmmm... I remember liking the scent alright, just didn't recall the melon. Might have to pick up another sample. Thanks.
    Yea, its all fresh mellon and magnolia flowers to my nose and ofc cant forget the tobacco Try CH Chic too.
    Melon in IU is fresh and like the melon peel, in Chic its sweet like the pink part of the melon.

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    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Breath of god by gorilla perfumes has a nice melon vibe, followed by incense.

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