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    Default What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Let's say the 10 bottles you think you'll be wearing the most or are most excited to use. Or 20. Or 5. It's up to you.


    Right now, mine's shaping up to be:

    Bleu de Chanel Parfum
    Eau Radieuse
    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cool
    Elysium Parfum Homme and Cologne
    Invictus Aqua
    Millesime Imperial
    Virgin Island Water
    Sean John I Am King
    Valentino Uomo Aqua
    L'Humaniste
    Virgin Mint

    I'm also gonna give Bal d'Afrique a whirl, but so far this one hasn't been working out for me.



    What are yours?


    Currently wearing: Black by Puredistance

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    GIT
    Cedrat Boise
    Eau de Patou
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme
    Silver Mountain Water
    Dirty
    Capucci Pour Homme
    Kumquat Wood
    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP
    Etro Vetiver vtg EDC
    Currently wearing: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

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    At the moment, mine would be along these lines:
    Fragrance du Bois: Baie Rose, Zest Marin, Oud Bleu & Oud Vert
    MFK: Aqua Celestia, Petit Matin, Grand Soir
    Roja Parfums: Vetiver, Elysium, Scandal & Danger
    Creed: Pure White Cologne, Jardin D'Amalfi, Selection Verte & Neroli Sauvage
    Xerjoff: Nio, Renaissance & Kobe
    Golfield & Banks: Pacific Rock Moss
    Diptyque: Philosykos EdP

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    Aramis Havana - Havana comes alive in heat and humidity, transforming from a dark, mossy green fragrance into a riot of spices. A true masterpiece.

    Aramis Tuscany - An immaculate, airy quasi-fougère that offers an aromatic portrait of the sunny Tuscan hills. Not one for high heat, but it's a nice wear most warm days.

    Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir - Linear and minimalistic, but somehow deep and intriguing and sophisticated, with a particularly striking Darjeeling note. It's very refreshing and performs well, making it a nice alternative to many of the beloved vetiver scents that get recommended for summer wear.

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme - A simple, but multifaceted portrait of coconut. You get a suntan lotion opening before it gives way to a kind of toasted, sweetened coconut framed by fresh coconut milk and a bit of woody coconut shell. Performance is light, but it's nice.

    Dior Eau Sauvage EDT - This needs no comment. A classic.

    Hermès Eau des Merveilles - An atypical, breezy, woodsy citrus scent meant to evoke ambergris. Its peculiar composition means it wears very differently depending on weather conditions; I think it's best on warm, sunny days. It always takes me on a mental vacation to the Mediterranean.

    Lalique White - This one has grown on me. A cool, greenish floral that's intensely refreshing.

    Odori Tabacco - One of the best tobacco scents I know. Not necessarily a summer scent--it's probably more autumnal--but I like wearing it in the evening.

    Remy Latour Cigar - This is my "easy reach" scent of the summer. This is the link in the chain between Aramis Havana and Burberry London. Take the Christmas out of Burberry London and sub in the tropics (i.e. overripe pineapple) and you'll get a vague sense of what this splendid thing is.

    S.T. Dupont Passenger Escapade - An atypical aquatic that uses a bit of a chypre/fougere skeleton. It's dark and woody. The dominant impression it gives off is of saltwater-soaked teakwood.
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    My main summer rotation:

    Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    Mancera: Wave Musk
    Aramis: Havana
    Hermes: Terre D’Hermes


    These are my trusted choices for Toronto humidity. I’m hoping one of my 5 Creeds makes it in the rotation but so far they have not.

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    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisée
    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale
    Mugler Cologne
    Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    JPG Fleur du Male
    Guerlain Cologne Eau Du Coq

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    Default Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Wouldn't call it a rotation, but I am looking forward to giving these multiple wearings this summer:


    Chanel - Eau de Cologne
    Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino (+ flankers)
    Creed - Virgin Island Water
    AdP - Colonia Intensa
    Clinique - Happy
    Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    Creed - Bois de Cedrat
    Creed - Jardin d'Amalfi
    Creed - Pure White Cologne
    The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    Kenneth Cole - Reaction
    Madhat - Mysore Lime
    Montale - Aoud Legacy
    Philosophy - Pure Grace
    Tom Ford - Reve d'Ambre
    Versace - Man Eau Fraiche
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Default Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Looking like this so far:

    Everyday rotation:
    Nautica Voyage
    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue pour Homme
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
    Versace Dylan Blue

    On days that are a little cooler, I might add:
    Versace pour Homme
    Club de Nuit Intense Man
    Currently wearing: Luna Rossa Carbon by Prada

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    Bulgari Aqua pour Homme
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Eau d'Hermes
    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Bruno Fazzolari Five
    Aramis Havana
    Heeley Menthe Fraiche
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Currently wearing: Havana by Aramis

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    Terre d’Hermès - Pure perfume
    Creed - Erolfa
    Christian Dior - Granville
    Frédéric Malle - Bigarade Concentrée

    Two of my own that I wear quite often in the summer in Mysore Lime and Piña Extrait.

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    Way too many to choose from and consider. Each day will continue to be a pleasant surprise
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    Default Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    I just continue with my daily rotation, I am not seasonal with my selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Wouldn't call it a rotation, but I am looking forward to giving these multiple wearings this summer:



    Clinique - Happy

    The Different Company - De Bachmakov

    Madhat - Mysore Lime
    I tried to get into Happy, but for whatever reason it doesn't really work on me. I get more white musk + florals than orange aquatic, which I was hoping for. Seems like a skin chemistry thing because I've smelled it on other people before and it smells really good. It also smells good on paper.

    I've been considering giving De Bachmakov another shot. I think the reason I got rid of it was performance related, but I can't be sure. Maybe it was reformulated? I know that the first time I sampled it it smelled much more intense and vibrant and complex than the bottle I bought several years later.

    As far as Mysore Lime, I think I gotta head over to Madhat and see what's in store for the summer. I've heard a lot of good things about this one.



    Quote Originally Posted by yiannid View Post
    Bulgari Aqua pour Homme
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Eau d'Hermes
    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Bruno Fazzolari Five
    Aramis Havana
    Heeley Menthe Fraiche
    Heeley Sel Marin

    I'm glad you mentioned this last one. If I buy anything new for the summer I think it'll be Sel Marin. I sold it off a couple of years ago but I miss it. It's been the best aquatic for 10 years running...there's nothing like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Terre d’Hermès - Pure perfume
    Creed - Erolfa
    Christian Dior - Granville
    Frédéric Malle - Bigarade Concentrée

    Two of my own that I wear quite often in the summer in Mysore Lime and Piña Extrait.
    I can't remember the name anymore, but I bought a small bottle of something from you about three years ago and it was great fruity aquatic. The bottle was like a yellow/gold frosted color. It was really nice.

    What do you currently have in stock that you'd recommend for summer?
    Currently wearing: Black by Puredistance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I tried to get into Happy, but for whatever reason it doesn't really work on me. I get more white musk + florals than orange aquatic, which I was hoping for.
    Have you tried AdP Colonia Pura? That's my favorite orange-driven aquatic. It'd be in my rotation but I'm just about out of it.
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    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisee
    Guerlain Heritage EDT
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT
    Guerlain Habit Rouge L’Eau
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Christian Dior Dior Homme

    So far this is going to be the lineup.
    Last edited by speckmann0706; 10th June 2019 at 12:00 PM.

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    Default Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Most likely in order of how much use it will get:

    Dunhill Icon
    AdP Colonia Intensa
    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street
    D&G The One

    Of course i will still keep using my others but i would bet those will see the most use, if i were to keep track

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    Default Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I tried to get into Happy, but for whatever reason it doesn't really work on me. I get more white musk + florals than orange aquatic, which I was hoping for.
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    I have another program running to get my wear count up to 10 on as many fragrances as possible, so I won't have a very regular rotation.

    However, I have kept my summer frags untouched until very soon. I'll be wearing a lot of:

    Acqua di Parmas (Assoluta, Pura, Club, Essenza)
    Tom Ford blue bottles (Neroli Portofino, Mandarino di Amalfi Acqua, Sole di Positano)
    Hermes colognes (Narcisse Bleu, Gentiane Blanche, Jardin sur le Nil)
    Oliver & Co - a very good, new discovery (Ambergreen, MOUSSE I & II, Vetiverus, Colonia)
    Currently wearing: Roadster Sport by Cartier

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Aqua Amara?
    Amara could have been so nice if that opening burst of mandarin wasn't so thinly drawn.
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    Aramis Tuscany per Uomo, Cartier L'Envol EDP, Dior Eau Sauvage EDT, Guerlain Héritage EDT, Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme EDT, Lalique Pour Homme Lion EDP, Michael Kors Michael for Men (Vtg), Odori Tabacco, Tom Ford Noir Anthracite, Tom Ford Ombré Leather

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulR View Post
    At the moment, mine would be along these lines:
    Fragrance du Bois: Baie Rose, Zest Marin, Oud Bleu & Oud Vert
    MFK: Aqua Celestia, Petit Matin, Grand Soir
    Roja Parfums: Vetiver, Elysium, Scandal & Danger
    Creed: Pure White Cologne, Jardin D'Amalfi, Selection Verte & Neroli Sauvage
    Xerjoff: Nio, Renaissance & Kobe
    Golfield & Banks: Pacific Rock Moss
    Diptyque: Philosykos EdP
    Grand soir in the summer? what!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    Amara could have been so nice if that opening burst of mandarin wasn't so thinly drawn.
    I never felt it was thin (but I think I sort of get what you are saying). I had dismissed it years ago after trying it on paper, but recently got a bottle. It's quite nice stuff. Coming back to the mandarin, I don't think it's thin, but sort of dry and abstract rather than being realistic and juicy. It smells okay/nice up close, but smells great in the air. The overall vibe is definitely synthetic, but that's what they were going for, and it doesn't smell harsh or unbalanced.
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    MFK Amyris
    GIT
    Aventus (2017 lighter batches)
    Aventus Cologne (excited to try this)
    Reflection man
    Cedrat Boise
    MFK petit matin
    millesime imperiale
    SMW
    Virgin Island water

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    I purposely stocked up on some stuff for summer - yet summer is evading us here!!
    Hoping to give these some good wearings when it finally does warm up !
    1. Lalique White
    2. Guerlain Vetiver
    3. Polo Blue
    4. Lanvin Oxygene
    5. Dunhill Icon
    6. Bright Neroli Ferrari
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunny5011 View Post
    Grand soir in the summer? what!
    I like it, so I'll wear it! We get some cooler nights here, so as long as you use sparingly, it works just fine. Don't see why you have an issue.

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    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Habit Rouge L'Eau
    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    Etro Palais Jamais
    Etro Shaal Nur
    Boucheron Jaipur EdT

    Thinking about adding Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee
    Summer rotation : Guerlain Vetiver; Etro Palais Jamais and Shaal Nur; Penhaligon's Juniper Sling; Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP.
    Summer obsessions : Knize Knize Ten; Etro Gomma; Mona di Orio Cuir; Andy Tauer Lonestar Memories; Caron Yatagan
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

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    Some things I’ll be enjoying this summer
    Bigarade Concentree
    Eau Tres Fraiche
    Epice Marine
    Eau de Merveilles Bleu
    Eau de Hermes
    Paris-Venise and Biarritz
    Cristalle Eau Verte
    1932
    Hiris
    No. 5 L’Eau
    Sisley Eau de Campange
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    Cartier Brilliante
    Jicky edt
    Cologne de 68
    Neroli Outrenoir
    Pour Un Homme Caron
    Acqua Universalis Forte
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    - Roja Elysium Parfum
    - Boellis Panama 1924 Daytona
    - Slumberhouse Grev
    - Terre d'Hermes EdP
    - Acqua di Parma Colonia
    - Histoires de Parfums 1899
    - Floid Blue EdT
    Currently wearing: Oligarch by Roja Dove

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    Heavy Summer Rotation:

    Millesime Imperial
    Virgin Island Water
    Mandarino di Amalfi
    Sun Song

    Not worn as often but definitely a part of the summer rotation:

    Royal Oud
    GIT
    Aventus
    Costa Azzurra
    Viking
    Silver Mountain Water

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    Dior Vetiver
    Xerjoff Nio
    FO'AH 11
    Amouage Beach Hut Man
    Ex Nihilo French Affair
    Xerjoff Cruz Del Sur II
    LV Afternoon Swim
    LV Sun Song
    Zegna Mediterranean Neroli
    Chanel No. 22
    Fragrance du Bois Oud Jaune Intense
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    MFK Cologne Pour Le Matin
    Jul Et Mad Aqua Sextius
    Peccato Originale Polvere Di Etere
    Floris 1927
    Roja A Midsummer Dream
    Zoologist Panda 2017
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    Current Top 10 Of All Time
    1.Encens Mythique d’Orient
    2.L’Heure Perdue
    3.Le Monarque II/Argentium Halo De Lune/Sultanate Of Oman
    4.Candy Aoud/(Dior) Vetiver/Santal Noir
    5.Les Sables Roses/Mon Patchouly
    6.L’Heure Mysterieuse/Au Hasard
    7.Al-Khatt/Prolixe
    8.Le Monarque III/V/MAAI
    9.Fetish Parfum Pour Homme/Vision In A Dream Psychedelic
    10.Dhajala/Fidelis/Misia Eau de Parfum
    Currently wearing: Chypre Palatin by MDCI

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    GIT
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
    Diptyque Philosykos EDP
    MFK Aqua Universalis
    Eau Sauvage
    TF Oud Minerale
    Creed Royal Water




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