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    Default Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    The search for a watermelon fragrance sparked my fragrance hobby back in 2012.

    Seven years later, I still haven't smelled any fragrance that has “watermelon” as a main note that doesn't smell like candy (Jolly Ranchers) or lemonade.

    Tommy Bahama For Him seems like something I should try.

    What do you all think?
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    Default Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    If you want to go the cheapie route, Zara 8.0 has a decent melon note. Not watermelon per se, but more melon generally. It takes it more in the vegetal/cucumber direction than hypersweet candy.

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    Possibly also, on the pricier side of the fragrance spectrum, Creed Royal Water combines translucent citrus and other fresh notes with a certain hint of watermelon
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    Creed "Millesime Imperial" is supposed to have a fruity melon note although it was probably more potent back in the day.

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    Rush of Unicorns is a dead ringer for Creed's MI.
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    Default Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    Rush of Unicorns is a dead ringer for Creed's MI.
    Was unfamiliar with Rush of Unicorns, so I looked up prices and discovered that it’s more expensive than MI right now. I guess cause of it being out of stock on PV website? Idk. This may be the first time I’ve seen the clone more expensive than the original. Thanks for sharing. I’ll keep an eye out for a deal on it to test.
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    MI isn't what I'd call a watermelon fruity fragrance at all.

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    Default Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by mfinz8 View Post
    MI isn't what I'd call a watermelon fruity fragrance at all.
    Thank you!

    As stated, I started my fragrance hobby in 2012. I have definitely smelled all the overhyped Creeds that are regularly mentioned and pushed on this board.

    MI is was a shrieking metallic citrus rind with melon nuances.

    Royal Water is just citrus.

    Also, I’m not interested in niche as most of it is absolute nonsense with its pricing.


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    Default Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Love for Him by Annayake may work. Musky watermelon with aquatic elements. Testers with cap can be found around $20.

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    Default Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    Love for Him by Annayake may work. Musky watermelon with aquatic elements. Testers with cap can be found around $20.
    Thanks! I will check it out.


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    Default Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    CK Escape used to have a huge melon note back in the days, no idea how it smells now though. A&F Fierce Intense is another one with a watermelon accord but I haven't managed to procure a sample of it yet to try. First Instinct by the same house features melon accord but its a terrible, generic scent so avoid. Finally Herrera Chic For Men is another I wish to sample and it looks like it could be the best use of the note.

    Ideally I'd like to find a scent that created a nice, large cantaloupe kind of vibe. Not too sweet but palpably juicy would be great along with a few rougher accords to fill it out.

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    Laetitia by Angela Ciampagna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post

    Ideally I'd like to find a scent that created a nice, large cantaloupe kind of vibe. Not too sweet but palpably juicy would be great along with a few rougher accords to fill it out.
    You should try both Diorella and Diorama, preferably in vintage editions. Melons, greens, and little hint of skank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    You should try both Diorella and Diorama, preferably in vintage editions. Melons, greens, and little hint of skank.
    Yikes! I can't even imagine what a skanky cantaloupe would smell like or whether that is something I'd want to inhale Do you have a link to your impressions of the pair please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    Yikes! I can't even imagine what a skanky cantaloupe would smell like or whether that is something I'd want to inhale Do you have a link to your impressions of the pair please?
    Currently undergoing massive amounts of discussion in the ongoing vintage Dior thread. You could start here and work downwards -- or upwards, for that matter. There's a lot of talk of both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Currently undergoing massive amounts of discussion in the ongoing vintage Dior thread. You could start here and work downwards -- or upwards, for that matter. There's a lot of talk of both.

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    Shay & Blue Watermelons

    Longevity is short but it gives you what you’re looking for—watermelons. Just reapply it here and there.

    Recently, Parfums MDCI released Bleu Satin—a fruity, watermelons driven fragrance. But it’s expensive and the longevity is abysmal—literally 10 minutes. I thought it was terrible. A couple members seem to like it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambuccashake View Post
    Creed "Millesime Imperial" is supposed to have a fruity melon note although it was probably more potent back in the day.
    One of the better choices for the accord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Shay & Blue Watermelons

    Longevity is short but it gives you what you’re looking for—watermelons. Just reapply it here and there.
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    The watermelon accord was only present at the opening before it collapsed on itself.
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    I don't think Tommy Bahama Compass was very good, if that's the one you're referring to. Some great watermelon frags are Curve Appeal, and First Instinct. Beckham Signature is also ok, but very light, with poor performance. Curve Appeal is probably the most underrated, and also super inexpensive.
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    Default Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Go with your instinct and try Tommy Bahama For Him (2013), it has a nice watermelon note. Herrera Chic is worth trying too.

    Millesime Imperial is more of a salty melon if that sounds interesting

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    Have you tried Reaction by Kenneth Cole? You may just get a generic melon scent but I found the watermelon to be quite prominent.

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    Maybe Beckham's Signature for Men?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambuccashake View Post
    Creed "Millesime Imperial" is supposed to have a fruity melon note although it was probably more potent back in the day.
    Yes "Supposed to". But it is toned down compared to the older ones that makes it die out fast, and you don't get much of a fruity vibe to it anymore. Just clean and fresh in it's own way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
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    That one smelled like a cucumber if anything when I tried it long ago.
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