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    I find humidity more than heat really eats up frags on me.
    What do you go for to stand up to and cut through humidity ?
    What would you recommend from my wardrobe?
    (Guerlain Vetiver yesterday got eaten up by humidity sad face emoticon)
    Today I went for Polo Blue EDP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ifti View Post
    I find humidity more than heat really eats up frags on me.
    What do you go for to stand up to and cut through humidity ?
    What would you recommend from my wardrobe?
    (Guerlain Vetiver yesterday got eaten up by humidity sad face emoticon)
    Today I went for Polo Blue EDP.
    Every time I try any of the Polo Blue line, I get no longevity or projection. It sucks because the stuff smells pretty good. I tried the Blue Gold over the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Every time I try any of the Polo Blue line, I get no longevity or projection. It sucks because the stuff smells pretty good. I tried the Blue Gold over the weekend.
    I'll see how it goes with Blue. Added note, whilst filling an atomiser this morning, the Blue sprayer expels less than normal. Normal I pit at 100 sprays /10ml. Blue was like 150? Also found that with stuff I thought didn't last long ( Yataghan) so I double up !!

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    Usually vetivers do well on me in humidity-things like Sycomore, Vetiver extraordinaire, and so on. But then you said the Guerlain didn't work for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ifti View Post
    I'll see how it goes with Blue. Added note, whilst filling an atomiser this morning, the Blue sprayer expels less than normal. Normal I pit at 100 sprays /10ml. Blue was like 150? Also found that with stuff I thought didn't last long ( Yataghan) so I double up !!
    Man, I sprayed Blue EDP on me like a madman, like about 15 sprays. Couldn't smell it after a few minutes. I've also tried this with the Blue EDT. Can't smell the stuff on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemelimelle View Post
    Patchouli works for me, especially the one from SMN.
    Ha cool, yeah did think about Giorgio or GG today. Got a few days of foggy humidity forecast so I'll give em a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Man, I sprayed Blue EDP on me like a madman, like about 15 sprays. Couldn't smell it after a few minutes. I've also tried this with the Blue EDT. Can't smell the stuff on me.
    Ah that sucks! How is the 'Gold' version? Much different from EDT/EDP?

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    I typically go for something cool and salty. In my wardrobe currently, I have two that fit the bill: S.T. DuPont Passenger Escapade and Arquiste Sydney Rock Pool. The green-woody quality of the former makes it last longer than the breezy coconut-tinged marine quality of the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ifti View Post
    Ah that sucks! How is the 'Gold' version? Much different from EDT/EDP?
    Keep in mind that I have only worn each one two or three times, so I do not have a ton of experience with the Blues. But the Blue Gold, to me, was too similar to the rest of the lineup. I'm sure if you are familiar with the others and wear them quite often, you will notice a difference.
    For me, I didn't. And the strength and longevity may be an issue as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ifti View Post
    What do you go for to stand up to and cut through humidity ?
    Nothing special. Whatever I'm wearing does just fine when I'm outside.
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    These, but they need to be over-applied -

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    Ive found the amouage attars hold up quite well in the humidity.

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    From your wardrobe Habit Rouge would probably last through the humidity but it may be a bit heavy to wear in warmer weather...

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    Mint works well (Lush Dirty), followed by fresher vetivers like Vetiver Extraordinaire.
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    It can get pretty humid in Indiana, but I still wear my normal wardrobe. I'll probably change it up more often once my wardrobe expands but I usually don't divert from that, no matter the seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Mint works well (Lush Dirty), followed by fresher vetivers like Vetiver Extraordinaire.
    I would rely on vetivers too. I neither live nor vacation in high humidity environments, but have lived in them. Vetiver with the proper supporting cast is the compromise between the muscle needed to last and the lightness necessary to cut through the dampness and heat and provide a little perceived relief. Guerlain Vetiver and Roger & Gallet Open come to mind, though the latter may be a touch heavy for a July day in, say, Philadelphia.
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    Bleeker Street works well for me
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    One example would be Sycomore EDT, I too enjoy vetiver in humid conditions.
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    Azzurro di Capri / Bruno Acampora

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    So far, had good results and can recommend without hesitation especially Mugler Cologne- not the strongest projection admittedly, however its longevity is good too downright outstanding even if this one is a fragrance that remains quite discreet throughout the day, but its freshness not decreased even in extreme or difficult weather condition
    (as suitable for extremely warm as much as freezing but also humid, rapidly changing etc. weather)

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    Aventus performs exceptionally well in heat/humidity.

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    Why fight it? Work with it...

    I use Philosykos by Diptyque for humid occasions. It's a milky coconut and fig tree. Very green, but not overpowering. Lasts 4-6 hours, but you'll catch whiffs of the fragrance when you least expect it.
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    IMHO anything dry /resinous and unsweetened will work well in the humidity. Frankincense, for instance. Also, avoid spraying on skin as you tend to perspire more under humid conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    IMHO anything dry /resinous and unsweetened will work well in the humidity.
    ... like LADDM, for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    IMHO anything dry /resinous and unsweetened will work well in the humidity. Frankincense, for instance. Also, avoid spraying on skin as you tend to perspire more under humid conditions.
    Tidy suggestions all
    Yep I went with Yataghan today, it's a little breezy , seems to work well for wafting around Yataghan !

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