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    I'm pretty much new to the fragrance game and would like some designer recommendations. I'm 35 yo, from the Philippines (wet, hot, humid). Scent hopefully can be worn both daytime and night. Thanks in advance!


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    Welcome,
    In this mentioned environment, mostly "Vetiver, Geranium, grassy and Citrus based" fragrances are advised "by default". I would suggest you to give try these notes based scents and select a one based upon your "like" level.

    Some of them from designer sides are:
    Dior Eau Sauvage / Dior Homme Sport
    Versace Pour Homme.
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    BelAmi Vetiver
    Vetiver by Guerlain
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Thierry Mugler Mugler Cologne
    L`Occitane en Provence Eau de Vétyver
    Issey Miyaki L'Eau D issey
    D&G Pour Homme
    Nautica Voyage
    Azzoro Chrome Legend


    and many more .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    Welcome,
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Vetiver by Guerlain
    I also live in an overly hot and humid environment and I find these suggestions to be good....especially Guerlain Vetiver as it has a 'cooling', almost medicinal effect. It's such a complex, intriguing scent too which is hard to pull off without a fragrance being heavy and dense. Two thumbs way up on that recommendation.

    Another one I reach for frequently is Monsieur Balmain. It's pretty much all about lemon, mint and vetiver but it's well done and elegant. Very clean, classy and masculine. Try to get the older juice if you prefer more sandalwood than vetiver. I just got an older bottle and it's almost like a different fragrance and I enjoy the older and newer for different reasons. Thanks to hednic for hipping me to this gem.
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    That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
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    c.21 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Trans: Normandi Ellis
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfluousPastry View Post

    Another one I reach for frequently is Monsieur Balmain.
    I'm still trying to get this gem (didnt smell it yet but based upon reputation and feedback, it is highlighted) in my area but no luck. May be I'll order online soon.

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    Would also add to a possible testing list:

    Guerlain Homme Eau Boisee
    Givenchy pour Homme Blue Label
    Bleu de Chanel EDP
    Azzaro Visit and Bright Visit
    Chopard Noble Cedar and Noble Vetiver

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    Another for Mugler Cologne
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    Encre Noire Sport is a good one for the warmer weather. As previously mentioned, vetiver is a good note for warmer weather conditions.

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    Creed Millesime Imperiale.

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    Lanvin Oxygene Homme: This is a nice, inexpensive, woody, fresh scent. The women's version, ain;t too bad either, if you like sandalwood.

    Gendarme edc, or edp. Clean, cool, and soapy.

    Montana Homme (2001). Fresh lemon, in the beginning, fresh woody in the base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    Welcome,
    In this mentioned environment, mostly "Vetiver, Geranium, grassy and Citrus based" fragrances are advised "by default". I would suggest you to give try these notes based scents and select a one based upon your "like" level.

    Some of them from designer sides are:
    Dior Eau Sauvage / Dior Homme Sport
    Versace Pour Homme.
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    BelAmi Vetiver
    Vetiver by Guerlain
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Thierry Mugler Mugler Cologne
    L`Occitane en Provence Eau de Vétyver
    Issey Miyaki L'Eau D issey
    D&G Pour Homme
    Nautica Voyage
    Azzoro Chrome Legend


    and many more .....
    Thanks for the list Hitman. Your thoughts on Dior Homme as opposed to Dior Homme Sport? Not sure if it can be an all around/all year scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Another for Mugler Cologne
    I should blind buy this online since we don't have it here in the Philippines. How is it in terms of projection and longevity Hednic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmanluther View Post
    Thanks for the list Hitman. Your thoughts on Dior Homme as opposed to Dior Homme Sport? Not sure if it can be an all around/all year scent.
    both are lovable juices IMO.
    Dior Homme is more towards woody and leather-ish floral side (obviously, in a very sophisticated way) with calm and smooth smell to my nose.
    Dior Homme Sport is leaning towards citrus and spicy woody side with more green notes than Dior Homme.

    Both are very good to fit in all rounder cases IMO.

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    "apome" by mfk in my experience cuts through all the humidity and shines like nothing else, a bit more expensive but worth it imho.
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    A few suggestions -

    Azzaro Chrome
    Cool Water
    Grey Vetiver
    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmanluther View Post
    I should blind buy this online since we don't have it here in the Philippines. How is it in terms of projection and longevity Hednic?
    Longevity is very good om my skin (+8 hours). Probably my most successful blind buy yet and a very solid recommendation. Hard to imagine anyone disliking this one but of course your mileage may vary. You could also try Versace Man Eau Fraiche if you like the smell of frozen citrus fruits.

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    Thanks for the feedback. Eau Fraiche seems too light.

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    A few to sample:

    Grey Vetiver
    Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
    Dior Homme - though it may be too heavy for your weather... but it'd be a FANTASTIC signature.
    Dior Homme Sport - don't be fooled by the word Sport. It's excellent.
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Mugler Cologne

    On the pricier side... Millesime Imperial could be fantastic.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Appreciate the feedback everyone. The significant other was able to smell Dior Homme and fell in love with it. Guess that makes the decision easier - hope longevity is not an issue. Also, planning to Blind Buy Mugler cologne due to the overwhelming recommendations.

    Thanks to all who replied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmanluther View Post
    Appreciate the feedback everyone. The significant other was able to smell Dior Homme and fell in love with it. Guess that makes the decision easier - hope longevity is not an issue. Also, planning to Blind Buy Mugler cologne due to th overwhelming recommendations.

    Thanks to all who replied.
    Oh, man... if you're buying Dior Homme, all I can say is rest assured, you've chosen a good one. As long as you like it, I can't imagine you regretting it. Dior Homme wears very well. It's long lasting, has nice projection, and the scent evolves a lot on skin. The base is particularly good.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Oh, man... if you're buying Dior Homme, all I can say is rest assured, you've chosen a good one. As long as you like it, I can't imagine you regretting it. Dior Homme wears very well. It's long lasting, has nice projection, and the scent evolves a lot on skin. The base is particularly good.
    Pretty reassuring LBI.

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    Original Vetiver
    Neroli Portafino
    Mugler Cologne
    Bulgari Aqua
    MY STEALTHY FREEDOM.

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    So I finally got Dior Homme. Love the smell but it does not seem to last that long and project well. 2 sprays on my neck, 1 on my nape, and 2 sprays on my shirt. Anything I'm doing wrong?

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    It's probably lasting longer and projecting better than you think. Just because those around you aren't commenting on it doesn't mean they're not smelling it. ...and there is such thing as olfactory fatigue where the fragrance sensors in your nose (or brain, I'm not well versed in this) become over-saturated and you can no longer smell a scent anymore.

    Also, what size bottle do you have? I noticed I wasn't getting much performance out of my first bottle of Habit Rouge (50 ml) and didn't realize until I got the larger 100 ml bottle that the small atomizer had much to do with it.

    Give it few more weeks of wearings and you'll get everything dialed in.
    It is true that fish stink. It is also true that the river is
    beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
    is noxious remains so.

    That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
    field. Bread made from the field tastes sweet, wine from the arbor
    sweetest. All things serve a purpose, but that is no reason to
    glorify what is abominable. A man must still watch where he walks
    and keep his sandals clean.
    c.21 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Trans: Normandi Ellis
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmanluther View Post
    So I finally got Dior Homme. Love the smell but it does not seem to last that long and project well. 2 sprays on my neck, 1 on my nape, and 2 sprays on my shirt. Anything I'm doing wrong?
    If you're spraying that much on your neck, you're bombarding your nose with fragrance and giving yourself a classic case of olfactory fatigue.

    Think about the last time you went to the movies. When you walked into the theater complex, BOOM, you're hit by an overwhelming smell of popcorn, but by the time the movie starts to play, you barely even notice the popcorn smell. The same thing happens with the coffee smell at Starbucks or bread at a bakery. It's olfactory fatigue - a subconscious self-defense mechanism. Your brain decides the smell isn't harmful and it starts to ignore it in order to pay attention to other smells that might be dangerous.

    For me, three sprays of Dior Homme is plenty. I wear 2 to the chest and 1 to the back of the neck. The BACK of the neck. Never the front or the sides.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    If you're spraying that much on your neck, you're bombarding your nose with fragrance and giving yourself a classic case of olfactory fatigue.

    Think about the last time you went to the movies. When you walked into the theater complex, BOOM, you're hit by an overwhelming smell of popcorn, but by the time the movie starts to play, you barely even notice the popcorn smell. The same thing happens with the coffee smell at Starbucks or bread at a bakery. It's olfactory fatigue - a subconscious self-defense mechanism. Your brain decides the smell isn't harmful and it starts to ignore it in order to pay attention to other smells that might be dangerous.

    For me, three sprays of Dior Homme is plenty. I wear 2 to the chest and 1 to the back of the neck. The BACK of the neck. Never the front or the sides.
    Thanks for the tip LBI. It's working so far.

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