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    Default Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Just itching for my next scent and with the summer coming up I've been looking though my collection and practically all of my warm weather fragrances have some kind of citrus/fruit base. Any good ones out there with no citrus or fruit? No pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit .. etc?

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    Prada L'Homme

    Carven L'Eau Intense (I don't know...grapefruit is listed in the pyramid and it might be there a little bit, but this one's mostly about mint and lavender to me)

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cool

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Sport


    Fwiw, all of these are very nice, especially the first three.
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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    How about Penhaligon's Castile? Very little citrus to my nose.

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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    This is a very good post/thread. I am waiting for more inputs.
    Currently wearing: Black Aoud by Montale

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    Le Vetyver - Lubin

    Apart from the opening, it has very little citrus in the base. It has a fresh, soapy, woody feel with hints of tobacco.

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    Creed SMW/Xerjoff Mefisto
    Creed Himalaya
    Creed GIT
    Creed Viking
    Heeley Sel Marin

    Most of these have some citruses listed, but to my nose, they're not really perceptible - the overall smell is not fruity.

    also
    Amouage Beach Hut
    Amouage Bracken
    though they're not so ... fresh. Debatable whether the're good for hot weather.

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    Eucris (1912) by Geo F Trumper
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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Wouldn't the Jardin Series, by Ellena, be a good example? Sur Le Nil is fresh green mango, en Mediterranee is fresh Figs, and so on.
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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Seconding GIT.

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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Green Irish Tweed
    Tom Ford Beau De Jour Signature
    Dior Homme Original as well as the 2020
    ADG Profumo
    Mont Blanc Explorer
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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    There are also a number of fougere and aromatic fragrances that have very little or no citrus. Montblanc Legend comes to mind.

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    Get yourself some aldehydes.
    My sotd Superstitious is a beautiful one for the summer.
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    Profumum Roma Acqua di Sale

    It's wonderful in the summer heat. It's virginia cedar, seaweed, salt and myrtle.
    Currently wearing: Patchouli 24 by Le Labo

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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackaroma View Post
    Get yourself some aldehydes.
    My sotd Superstitious is a beautiful one for the summer.
    If only it was cheaper.

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    Miller Harris La Feuille
    Eau Parfumee au The Bleu Bvlgari
    Kenzo PH
    Kenzo Air
    Dior Dune PH

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    Vetiver-prominent fragrances are usually good alternatives in the warm weather months.

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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    Vetiver-prominent fragrances are usually good alternatives in the warm weather months.
    Guerlain Vetiver has too much citrus in it. Maybe Givenchy Vetiver?
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    Apart from the countless obvious vetivers, I would like to suggest two Malles. Geranium Pour Monsieur and Angeliques sous la Pluie.

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    Vetiver Insolent is amazing, and incredibly versatile. I've worn it in freezing temperatures as well as the Spanish summer heat. What it lacks in citrus, it makes up with a spiced, slightly herbal vetiver vibe. Great stuff.

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    Many great recommendations already mentioned, also adding:

    Houbigant Fougere Royale, Trussardi Jeans Men, Horizon by Guy Laroche, Versace Black Jeans and Green Jeans, Cartier Roadster and/or Declaration Bois Bleu, (with less applications of this primarily spring/autumn scent) Guerlain Heritage EDT, Knize Forest

    some of these may still have minimal citrus, but most are quite citrus free once the top notes pass and the mid to base development remains

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    GIT for me as well...
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    Eau De Minthe
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    CdG Zagorsk (violet, hinoki wood) - icy in winter; refreshing in summer
    Caron Yatagan (freshness provided by artemisia)
    +1 Knize Forest and in the same fougere vein, Penhaligon's Sartorial for more business wear; Aramis Tuscany (aromatic herby fougere)
    Hermes Equipage Geranium

    Etro Ambra (a light amber suitable for summer heat, freshened with geranium, perhaps rose geranium, but not so much rose)
    ETA : Etro Shaal Nur (lighter incense, suitable for summer wear, but it does have some citrus)
    ETA2 : Etro Palais Jamais (non-citrus vetiver, with a green tea note)

    Anatole Lebreton : L'Eau de Merzhin (herbs, hay, grass)
    Parfums d'Empire : Corsica Furiosa (garrigue, herby)

    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Tom Daxon Iridium
    Hermes Hiris
    Summer 2020 : Guerlain Vetiver; Penhaligon's Juniper Sling; Etro Gomma; Palais Jamais and Dianthus; Hermes Equipage Geranium; Aramis Tuscany; Caron Yatagan and Third Man; Knize Ten ; Parfums d'Empire Eau de Gloire and Corsica Furiosa; Anatole Lebreton L'Eau de Merzhin; Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pour Homme
    Currently wearing: Équipage by Hermès

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    Quote Originally Posted by incense+heliotrope View Post
    CdG Zagorsk (violet, hinoki wood) - icy in winter; refreshing in summer Caron Yatagan (freshness provided by artemisia) +1 Knize Forest and in the same fougere vein, Penhaligon's Sartorial for more business wear; Aramis Tuscany (aromatic herby fougere) Etro Ambra (a light amber suitable for summer heat, freshened with geranium, perhaps rose geranium, but not so much rose) Anatole Lebreton : L'Eau de Merzhin (herbs, hay, grass) Parfums d'Empire : Corsica Furiosa (garrigue, herby) Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP Tom Daxon Iridium Hermes Hiris
    Etro Vetiver as well, as another fairly non-citrus summer option

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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    What's the humidity like where you live?

    Royal Oud is one of my summertime favorites - but - summers are warm and dry where I live. Dry dry dry. Humidity drops really low here in summer and we go weeks without rain, and if we get a heatwave, humidity drops even lower.

    In weather like that, Royal Oud is marvelous.
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    Curve
    1725 Casanova
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    Tom Ford Extreme
    Interlude Man
    Pomelo Paradis
    Aqua Universalis
    Bigarade Concentrée
    Hanae Mori H.M. EDT
    Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
    Tom Ford Noir Eau De Toilette
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum

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    Etro Vetiver as well, as another fairly non-citrus summer option
    I've been wearing this in the heat we're having, as part of my plan to wear 'allegedly unsuitable for summer' frags ! I find it really dark, almost tarry-sticky, licorice-y (but aniseed is refreshing, see fougeres above), and find no citrus in it. It's the darkest vetiver fragrance I know; darker than Encre Noire; almost as deep as a vetiver EO.

    I wore Hiram Green Hyde yesterday; Anubis today; plan to wear Tauer's Lonestar Memories tomorrow.
    Summer 2020 : Guerlain Vetiver; Penhaligon's Juniper Sling; Etro Gomma; Palais Jamais and Dianthus; Hermes Equipage Geranium; Aramis Tuscany; Caron Yatagan and Third Man; Knize Ten ; Parfums d'Empire Eau de Gloire and Corsica Furiosa; Anatole Lebreton L'Eau de Merzhin; Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pour Homme
    Currently wearing: Équipage by Hermès

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    What's the humidity like where you live?

    Royal Oud is one of my summertime favorites - but - summers are warm and dry where I live. Dry dry dry. Humidity drops really low here in summer and we go weeks without rain, and if we get a heatwave, humidity drops even lower.

    In weather like that, Royal Oud is marvelous.
    I never considered RO as such but will give it a go. I'm really intrigued to try it out in the heat.
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    Default Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    I have wear oud rouge intense yesterday and it was great with the hot weather here in paris.

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    Geranium Pour Monsieur

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    Tom Ford White Patchouli is fresh and bracing. Very energizing!
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