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    Default Going To New Orleans In A Few Weeks

    Hey everyone, I'm going to be heading you New Orleans in a few weeks. I've never been and was wondering how hot/ humid it is there? Trying to decide what frags to bring. For people that know or live there a heads up would be much appreciated. Is it similar to Nashville? I went there last year around this time.




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    I'm not in that area right now, but I'd imagine it's about he same as it was last year. It is down south near the coast, so it is extremely hot and humid, worse than Nashville for sure. You will break out in a sweat within minutes of walking outside.

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    Ridiculously hot and humid. Lol. As stated it's down south near the coast and surrounded by water so yeah. I went in August a few years back and I gotta tell you it is a different kind of humid and hot! Very muggy feeling.

    With all that being said it is easily been my favorite trip. It's like a different culture down there, amazing place to visit I loved every minute the food was amazing the people are very nice. Very much the Big Easy!

    Make sure to go to Cafe Du Monde, Felix's, Acme Oyster Bar and Dragos for good eats. Wear some comfortable shoes if you're gonna be walking the Quarter a lot.

    Okay the main fragrances I wore while down there was Chanel Allure Homme Sport which did amazing. And Versace Eros only one spray that mint note seemed to really have a cooling effect.

    Enjoy yourself!!!
    Last edited by frostyicy; 3rd July 2017 at 02:55 PM.

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    Jazz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Jazz
    Actually Live Jazz would possibly be amazing there!

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    I've lived within 30 minutes of New Orleans area all my life.

    Today the high will be 93 but it's the humidity......
    The heat index will be in triple digits. Leave your gourmands and thick/heavy and sweet scents at home along with your jacket. You'll break a sweat between the cab and the hotel door LOL!

    Bergamots, nerolis, citrus's, Vetiver's, and aquatics all work well. You can also get away with fougere's and green scents and woody's.....especially in the evening..

    I'd suggest:
    Bergamot 22
    Nio
    Millesime Imperial
    L'humaniste
    Maitre Parfumeur Jeune Homme Extravagante
    Maitre Parfumeur Racine
    Original Vetiver
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Sel Marin
    Acqua Viva
    Mugler Cologne
    1872
    Aqua Universalis Forte
    Silver Mountain Water
    I love New York for Fathers
    Lalique White
    Guerlain Homme
    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee
    Aventus
    Vodka on the Rocks
    Eau De New York
    Cedrat Boise
    Riverside Drive
    Bleecker Street
    Bergamot Extrait
    Grey Vetiver
    Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
    Scent of Peace for Him
    Straight to heaven splash of lemon
    Colonia
    Colonia Assoluta
    Green Irish Tweed
    Masculine Pluriel
    1725 Casanova
    Vert Des Bois
    Great Jones
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Patrick
    Garrigue
    Rive Gauche
    Dia Man
    Oud Wood
    Spice and Wood

    Completely avoid thick, heavy, and overly sweet scents.
    Last edited by Dandydude; 3rd July 2017 at 03:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    Actually Live Jazz would possibly be amazing there!
    100% -- but hard to find (retail anyway)

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    Aquatic, Vetiver and Citrus fragrances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandydude View Post
    You'll break a sweat between the cab and the hotel door LOL!

    Completely avoid thick, heavy, and overly sweet scents.
    Good advice!
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    I lived in New Orleans for thirteen years and feel like every drop of perfume I wore there from April to November was wasted, sweated off in mere minutes. My shoes and leather coats mildewed while sitting in the closet.

    Bring a lot of EDCs and body sprays and keep them in the fridge, to hose yourself down when you walk back in out of the heat.

    And besides, if you're staying in the French Quarter, every square inch of the place will reek of jasmine and honeysuckle from sundown to sunrise anyway. (Away from Bourbon Street, that is.)

    - - - Updated - - -

    I should have mentioned -- there are two bespoke perfumeurs in the French Quarter worth visiting. They don't carry brand names, just local and in-house stuff, but are fun to visit and for souvenirs, takehome gifts, etc.

    Hove Parfumeurs
    434 Chartres St.
    http://www.hoveparfumeur.com/

    New Orleans Perfume
    805 Royal St.
    http://www.neworleansperfume.com/

    (You can tell by their 1995-era websites how old-fashioned they are.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tensor9 View Post
    I'm not in that area right now, but I'd imagine it's about he same as it was last year. It is down south near the coast, so it is extremely hot and humid, worse than Nashville for sure. You will break out in a sweat within minutes of walking outside.
    Worse than Nashville... I'm going to die haha. I'm from Washington st


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandydude View Post
    I've lived within 30 minutes of New Orleans area all my life.

    Today the high will be 93 but it's the humidity......
    The heat index will be in triple digits. Leave your gourmands and thick/heavy and sweet scents at home along with your jacket. You'll break a sweat between the cab and the hotel door LOL!

    Bergamots, nerolis, citrus's, Vetiver's, and aquatics all work well. You can also get away with fougere's and green scents and woody's.....especially in the evening..

    I'd suggest:
    Bergamot 22
    Nio
    Millesime Imperial
    L'humaniste
    Maitre Parfumeur Jeune Homme Extravagante
    Maitre Parfumeur Racine
    Original Vetiver
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Sel Marin
    Acqua Viva
    Mugler Cologne
    1872
    Aqua Universalis Forte
    Silver Mountain Water
    I love New York for Fathers
    Lalique White
    Guerlain Homme
    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee
    Aventus
    Vodka on the Rocks
    Eau De New York
    Cedrat Boise
    Riverside Drive
    Bleecker Street
    Bergamot Extrait
    Grey Vetiver
    Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
    Scent of Peace for Him
    Straight to heaven splash of lemon
    Colonia
    Colonia Assoluta
    Green Irish Tweed
    Masculine Pluriel
    1725 Casanova
    Vert Des Bois
    Great Jones
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Patrick
    Garrigue
    Rive Gauche
    Dia Man
    Oud Wood
    Spice and Wood

    Completely avoid thick, heavy, and overly sweet scents.
    Much appreciate all of the advice! Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I lived in New Orleans for thirteen years and feel like every drop of perfume I wore there from April to November was wasted, sweated off in mere minutes. My shoes and leather coats mildewed while sitting in the closet.

    Bring a lot of EDCs and body sprays and keep them in the fridge, to hose yourself down when you walk back in out of the heat.

    And besides, if you're staying in the French Quarter, every square inch of the place will reek of jasmine and honeysuckle from sundown to sunrise anyway. (Away from Bourbon Street, that is.)

    - - - Updated - - -

    I should have mentioned -- there are two bespoke perfumeurs in the French Quarter worth visiting. They don't carry brand names, just local and in-house stuff, but are fun to visit and for souvenirs, takehome gifts, etc.

    Hove Parfumeurs
    434 Chartres St.
    http://www.hoveparfumeur.com/

    New Orleans Perfume
    805 Royal St.
    http://www.neworleansperfume.com/

    (You can tell by their 1995-era websites how old-fashioned they are.)
    Very cool! Thank you for the advice and thank you for the perfumers suggestions! I'll definitely have to check that out! Thanks again


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmacallister23 View Post
    Worse than Nashville... I'm going to die haha. I'm from Washington st
    I moved there from Seattle. Yes, you're going to think you'll die. Just surrender to it.

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    Avery perfume is worth a visit as well.
    They have some unique and some obscure niche offerings.....
    If you need any restaurant suggestions hit me up....I've eaten pretty much everywhere in the city

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandydude View Post
    Avery perfume is worth a visit as well.
    They have some unique and some obscure niche offerings.....
    If you need any restaurant suggestions hit me up....I've eaten pretty much everywhere in the city
    Thanks ! I'll definitely take more recommendations!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmacallister23 View Post
    Thanks ! I'll definitely take more recommendations!


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    Avoid Tourist traps like:
    Mothers (over rated )
    Acme oyster
    Galitoirs (hasn't been good in years)
    Port of Call (unless you are up to date on your tetanus shot)
    Pat O'Brian's
    Tropical Isle


    5 For Breakfast
    Brennan's (world famous breakfast at Breenans)
    Court of Two Sisters
    Lüke
    Camellia Grill
    Trolly Stop Cafe (open 24 hours..the New Orleans Greasy spoon)



    5 For Lunch check out:
    Lüke (Get the burger just as it comes) it's a John Besch restaurant in the Hilton on St. Charles next to One She'll Square
    The Couchon Butcher (thank me Later)
    Mopho
    Juans Flying Burrito (the original on Magazine) funky/groovy Mexican Fare with great Margaritas
    R&O's (you are gonna want a po boy and this is the spot) get the meatballwith italian sausage and a order of debris fries. Wear elastic waist pants LOL!

    5 for Dinner
    *Commanders Palace (believe the hype) get the Bread pudding soufflé, turtle soup, Shrimp Henican, Any Fois gras preperation. The soft shell crab, veal chop, stuffed quail, and literally any fish is amazing. Actually not a bad value either. Sit in the garden room and ask for the tour before you leave. (Best overall experience....over service at its best, best atmosphere, among the best cuisine)

    *Pelican Club
    A little snooty and pretentious but I dare you to find a better upscale spot (food wise) "check out the cioppino"

    *Restaurant August Besch's flagship bring your wallet its worth every penny

    *Irene's Hidden Gem that every local knows about

    *Clancys' wonderful neighborhood restaurant

    5 must do's
    Stroll Decatur and the French Market, Royal Street and the French quarter (during the day) and Magazine Street.....Lots of funky shops, street musicians (stop and listen to the live music at Palm court near the french market, Get a Muffuletta from Central Grocery, and have a cup of Joe at Cafe Dumond)

    Visit the World War II Museum you simply can't miss this. Best thing the city ever did.

    See the Oak tree Canopy and Mansions on St Charles. One of a Kind experience

    Get a Sazerac . Not just any....the originals were made at the Roosevelt and they are still churning them out.

    The carousel bar it's one of a kind and in Hotel Monteleone

    make sure you sneak into Antoines for a meal also they do a decent jazz brunch and it's the oldest restaurant in America.
    Ask your waiter to show you around....it has the longest wine cellar in America.
    Last edited by Dandydude; 4th July 2017 at 03:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandydude View Post
    Avoid Tourist traps like:
    Mothers (over rated )
    Acme oyster
    Galitoirs (hasn't been good in years)
    Port of Call (unless you are up to date on your tetanus shot)
    Pat O'Brian's
    Tropical Isle


    5 For Breakfast
    Brennan's (world famous breakfast at Breenans)
    Court of Two Sisters
    Lüke
    Camellia Grill
    Trolly Stop Cafe (open 24 hours..the New Orleans Greasy spoon)



    5 For Lunch check out:
    Lüke (Get the burger just as it comes) it's a John Besch restaurant in the Hilton on St. Charles next to One She'll Square
    The Couchon Butcher (thank me Later)
    Mopho
    Juans Flying Burrito (the original on Magazine) funky/groovy Mexican Fare with great Margaritas
    R&O's (you are gonna want a po boy and this is the spot) get the meatballwith italian sausage and a order of debris fries. Wear elastic waist pants LOL!

    5 for Dinner
    *Commanders Palace (believe the hype) get the Bread pudding soufflé, turtle soup, Shrimp Henican, Any Fois gras preperation. The soft shell crab, veal chop, stuffed quail, and literally any fish is amazing. Actually not a bad value either. Sit in the garden room and ask for the tour before you leave. (Best overall experience....over service at its best, best atmosphere, among the best cuisine)

    *Pelican Club
    A little snooty and pretentious but I dare you to find a better upscale spot (food wise) "check out the cioppino"

    *Restaurant August Besch's flagship bring your wallet its worth every penny

    *Irene's Hidden Gem that every local knows about

    *Clancys' wonderful neighborhood restaurant

    5 must do's
    Stroll Decatur and the French Market, Royal Street and the French quarter (during the day) and Magazine Street.....Lots of funky shops, street musicians (stop and listen to the live music at Palm court near the french market, Get a Muffuletta from Central Grocery, and have a cup of Joe at Cafe Dumond)

    Visit the World War II Museum you simply can't miss this. Best thing the city ever did.

    See the Oak tree Canopy and Mansions on St Charles. One of a Kind experience

    Get a Sazerac . Not just any....the originals were made at the Roosevelt and they are still churning them out.

    The carousel bar it's one of a kind and in Hotel Monteleone

    make sure you sneak into Antoines for a meal also they do a decent jazz brunch and it's the oldest restaurant in America.
    Ask your waiter to show you around....it has the longest wine cellar in America.
    Thanks so much! Can't wait to check some of these places out!


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    Walk the length of Frenchman St. at night (music club row), and stop in the Apple Barrel to have a drink and meet a bunch of crazy locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    Ridiculously hot and humid. Lol.

    Enjoy yourself!!!
    What this guy said. I'm not from New Orleans, but I'm from South Louisiana (about 2 hours west of the city). If you've never been to this part of the country in July, you don't know what you're in for. Definitely pack fragrances for 90 degree plus temps, and nearly 100% humidity. That being said, New Orleans is a great place to visit. Hope you enjoy it.
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    Hi! Have a great time.
    Definitely visit Hove, on Chartres Street in the Quarter. They've been around since the 1930's. I remember my great-grandmother's vetiver scents from Hove. It's definitely a throwback. You have to check it out!
    They have small gift baskets of their stuff - soaps and things - that I would send to out-of-town people as Christmas gifts. It's very New Orleans - and very anti-shopping mall aroma.
    I was lucky enough to live in the French Quarter through the 1990's. It was great to perfume my big, 1840-era apartment with those original scents.
    Above all, have fun!
    Happy travels -
    mammakay
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    First off, read Dinner at Antoine's and Jitterbug Perfume. To eat, I love Camellia Grill, Commander's Palace (yes, really) and Gumbo joints everywhere. (there is one off of Magazine Street that is like Brigadoon). Everybody rushes to the nearest Po'boy but for me it is all about the Muffuletta. But then that is just me. YES to Hove. Remember--where ever you are from and however you were raised, it is okay to have a Sazerac before lunch while in New Orleans--in fact, highly suspicious if you do not. I would wear Mugler Cologne all day long or (old school Royalist) Eau Imperiale. Enjoy and full report with pictures!

    Oh, and The Columns Hotel. Drinks on the terrace.

    I take it you have read Confederacy of Dunces? If not, there is still time!

    And, you know, thinking about it, while you must see the Quarter, there is always the Faubourg.... But, then, that is just me.
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