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    Default Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    I hope this is not a duplicate survey. What are your top five niché fragrances for warm/hot weather? Please include one or two for burning hot weather. The following makes the list for me. Not in order of preference.

    1. Bigarade Concentrée
    2. Aventus
    3. Millésime Impérial
    4. Bergamote 22
    5. Italian Bergamot

    Honorable mention: Neroli Portofino, Erolfa

    Your recommendations of Heeley fragrances are also welcome! I will soon sample some maybe.
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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Aventus
    Bleecker St
    Kobe
    Millesime Imperial
    L'Humaniste

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    In no particular order:
    Creed VIW
    Creed MI
    Frapin L'Humaniste
    Wall Street Bond No.9
    Heeley Sel Marin

    Honorable mention:
    Dior Homme Sport 2008/2012 (too good not to mention)

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Bleeker Street
    Aqua Universalis
    Amyris Homme
    MI
    Javanese Patchouli

    All hot weather. I'm in South Fla.

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    For really hot weather, I like these "niche" ones best:


    Creed - Original Cologne
    Creed - Virgin Island Water
    The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    MFK - Aqua Universalis
    Bond No. 9 - Bleecker Street
    Current Fall Favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Creed - Aventus
    5. Dior - Vetiver
    6. Armani Privè - Cedre Olympe
    7. Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
    8. Ermenegildo Zegna - Javanese Patchouli
    9. AJ Arabia - I
    10. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back

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    L'Artisan Batucada
    Ineke Derring Do
    Creed Erolfa/Windsor
    Le Labo Bergamote 22

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    L'Heure Fougueuse IV
    Sous le Vent
    Vetiver Pour Elle
    Mito
    Myrrhe et Delires

    Counter-intuitive but great in the tropics:

    Opus VI
    Tiffany for Men
    Ubar
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    No order

    Nio
    L'Humaniste
    Bergamote 22
    Millesime Imperial
    Sel Marin
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    My favs:

    Channel Allure Edition Blanche
    Cool Water
    Green Irish Tweed
    TDH
    Molecule 01

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    its good to see Bleecker Street getting some love!

    1a) Xerjoff Kobe
    1b) Profumi del Forte Tirrenico
    3) Bond Bleecker Street
    4) Diptyque Philosykos EDP
    5) Creed Silver Mountain Water

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    MI is a good one. Aventus could easily get out of hand.
    Currently wearing: Original Santal by Creed

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    Heeley Sel Marin
    A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Montale Red Vetyver
    Diptyque Philosykos
    Last edited by SpentaZ; 19th April 2014 at 05:30 AM.
    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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    1861
    L'Humaniste
    Bergamote 22
    Philosykos
    Sel Marin

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    Grey Vetiver
    Jardin D'Amalfi
    Chanel Allure Sport
    GIT
    Omega Aqua Terra

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Currently:

    Sevigne #5
    Eutopie #6
    Prince Giancarlo
    Coeur Couronne
    Cedre Du Liban
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    Periplo
    Aventus
    Chanel's Blanche
    Meharees

    Most used: Mugler Cologne.
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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Menthe Fraiche - Heeley
    Absolue pour le Matin - MFK
    Panama 1924 - Boellis
    Atao - Lostmarc'h
    Vetiver - Dior
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    Esprit du Tigre
    Mito
    Cravache
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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Ah, Creed and Chanel Allure, the great niche heritage...

    Anyway for me Diptyque does the freshest and more "summer-y" scents around. But also Mente Fraiche or Sel Marin by Heeley can be very nice in hot weather.
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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Right now I'd say...

    Mito
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Eau De Tarocco
    Sous Le Vent
    Terralba


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    L'Humaniste
    Eau du Sud
    Green Valley (of all the Creed copycats they have done, why couldn't Bond do a copycat of this?)
    Nouveau Bowery

    and then what? Divine Bergamot? Bleecker Street? Ginestra? Menthe Fraiche? Balle de Match? Tangerine Vert? Oh, decisions, decisions!


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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Niche or designer is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is the individual fragrance.

    Five or so. Better in vintage formulations when possible:

    Eau de Guerlain
    Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Live Jazz
    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Signoricci 2
    Vetiver pour Elle
    L'Heure Fougueuse
    Eau de Cologne Imperiale
    Sous le Vent
    Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    Kenzoair
    Eau de Cartier
    Passage d’Enfer
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Dirty (Lush)
    Oyedo
    Mugler Cologne
    Geranium pour Monsieur
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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Like Pluran, I make no distinction between niche and designer as when deciding what I wear it is irrelevant...

    The five I likely will reach for most this summer are:

    Anat Fritz (original) by Anat Fritz
    Tzora by Anat Fritz
    Coeur de Vetiver Sacré by L'Artisan
    Eau d'E by Bogue
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver by Mona di Orio

    A couple more that could just as readily been in the list above and will get similar use are:

    Sud Est by Romeo Gigli
    Oud Shamash by The Different Company
    Last edited by drseid; 18th April 2014 at 10:26 AM. Reason: Added a couple others...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    I'll split the top 5 list in two:

    During the day, casual:

    - Virgin Island Water
    - Francis Kurkdjian Amyris pour Homme

    During the night, formal / date / night out:

    - Carner Barcelona D600
    - Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    - Creed Aventus
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    I hope you don't a woman replying here, but so many of the traditional summer scents are unisex anyway. I must say, I like Pluran's, Mr. Reasonable, and Hedonist's way of thinking a little outside the box (scents outside of the usual Creeds, etc...). Here would be my picks:

    Eau de Guerlain
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel
    Etro Palais Jamais
    Parfums de Nicolai Vie de Chateau Intense or Eau Fraiche
    Etro Shaal Nur (summer-suitable incense)
    Chamade or the male version, Corolian (Chamade pour Homme)
    TDC De Bachmakov
    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    AA Pampelune
    Diptyque Philosykos
    Profumvm Acqua Viva
    Hermes Une Jardin Mediterranee
    Hermes Eau des Merveilles
    Parfums d' Empire Azemour des Orangers
    Currently wearing: Rose Ishtar by Rania J

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    Including both the ones currently owning/owned and the ones tested, in no particular order:

    ADP Colonia
    Also by ADP, almost any fragrance in the Blu Mediterraneo range, especially Cirpresso di Tsocana being a personal favorite
    Creed OV
    Hugh Parsons Yellow
    Knize Forest
    Currently wearing: Black Suede by Avon

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Neroli Portofino
    Millesime Imperial
    Aventus
    GIT
    Cedrat Boise

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Good ones have been mentioned. I'd like to add

    Bond No 9 Coney Island

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    Default Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
    Neroli Portofino
    GIT
    Sel Marin
    Ciel Man
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    Frederic Malle The Night
    Roja Dove Semi Bespoke 14
    Roja Dove Roja (Haute Luxe)
    Kilian Eternal Oud
    Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum
    Roja Dove Great Britain
    Nabeel Spirit of Dubai Baz

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    Colonia Assoluta
    Fico di Amalfi
    Vettiveru
    Cedrat Enivrant
    Mugler Cologne
    BdC

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