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    Default Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    So with summer fast approaching especially here in AZ I find myself reaching for lighter type scents. I tried Parfums de Nicolai - L'eau Chic and I am really digging it's minty freshness.

    So, what are your favorite "L'Eau" scents? Any to recommend? Thanks!

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    Guerlain has 5 that are all great. Imperiale, du Coq, de Fleurs de Cedrat, Eau, and Cologne de Parfumeur. I prefer Eau de Guerlain.

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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    Eau de Patou (vintage).
    Currently wearing: KL Homme by Lagerfeld

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    - Guerlain Homme L'Eau and L'Eau Boisee
    - Declaration L'Eau
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoiste
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    I also like Eau de Patou.
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    Orange Verte, Mandarine Ambree, Gentiane Blanche, Pamplemousse Rose and Orange Verte Concentree (Hermes)
    Par Kenzo pour Homme (obviously by Kenzo)


    among others, all of them quite good (in my opinion) as warmer weather fragrances
    Currently wearing: Héritage by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    Another for Eau de Patou (vintage) and I'll add EauMer by Pekji and the original formula Eau d'E by Bogue.
    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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    My favorite is Habit Rouge L'Eau
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    Dior Homme Eau
    Current top 6:
    1. Frederic Malle The Night
    2.
    Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
    3. MDCI Chypre Palatin
    4. MFK Oud Cashmere Mood
    5. Amouage Sunshine Man

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    Frapin's L'Humaniste.

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    I love the L'Eau Mixte by de Nicolai, which I believe was the first in this house's L'Eau series. That crisp blackcurrant-bud note just really hits it.

    Another vote also for Eau de Patou. If you have an older bottle the soft incense in the drydown is an unexpected beauty.

    One that you don't run into so often is Eau Fraiche de Leonard. Went through bottles and bottles of this at one time. Moss, greens, lime peel, whispery powdered sandalwood - it says and delivers all the right notes.

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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    I recently bought Sisley Eau de Campagne. I love green perfumes, and its tomato freshness is very satisfying.

    cacio

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    Le petit grain
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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    This
    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX View Post
    Dior Homme Eau

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    Wow, lots of good suggestions here. I've never heard of Eau de Patou but it seems pretty popular, so I need to get my nose on this and some others mentioned here. This is exactly why I love this community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX View Post
    Dior Homme Eau
    I bought this one at the Macy's counter(where at the time, I thought I liked it - I have others in the "Homme" line) but unfortunately didn't work for me at home. It came off really sharp to my nose.

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee. Simple, light, refreshing, yet still very satisfying.
    I've seen this one Rec'd a lot too. The only thing that has stopped me from getting it is I want to test how different it is from the regular Guerlain L'eau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    - Guerlain Homme L'Eau and L'Eau Boisee
    - Declaration L'Eau
    +1 to all of the above

    Also, Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau is a nice under-the-radar flanker that smells more expensive than it is.

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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    +1 Eau de Guerlain

    Azzaro PH L'eau is a very nice flanker worth picking up for ~$10, but I wouldn't put it near the top of this list.
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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    May be a dumb question but what does L'eau mean? I know Eau is water.
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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    My favorite is Habit Rouge L'Eau
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee. Simple, light, refreshing, yet still very satisfying.
    agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I recently bought Sisley Eau de Campagne. I love green perfumes, and its tomato freshness is very satisfying.

    cacio
    This might be a summer blind buy for me. Another lover of green scents and always enjoy a bit of tomato leaf in my fragrances.

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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    Habit Rouge L'Eau ...surprisingly potent and long lasting for an eau

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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    +2 Eau de Guerlain.

    Habit Rouge L'Eau is a great one as well.
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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    Another for Habit Rouge
    Currently wearing: Herb Man by Dame Perfumery

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    Guerlain Homme L'Eau. Discontinued which is a shame...

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    Default Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee. Simple, light, refreshing, yet still very satisfying.
    +1 Love this one on a hot humid day in Florida.

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    Eau Sauvage

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    Thanks all! I will definitely be looking into all the Guerlain offerings.

    Also, for Eau de Patou, which of the bottles is the vintage one(cone shaped or round)? And is the vintage one the one that is marketed towards women? (not that I care, I will wear anything that smells great)

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