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    Default boozy summer scents?

    Was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for boozy scents to wear this summer.
    I love VIW but I hate the performance of it. I also love RD Enigma but I wouldn't wear it in the summer.

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    I would suggest Frappin 1270 and Mona di Orio Vanille. These would work for the summer in addition to the cooler months.
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    Default Re: boozy summer scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by bleekerst View Post
    Was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for boozy scents to wear this summer.
    I love VIW but I hate the performance of it. I also love RD Enigma but I wouldn't wear it in the summer.
    Try these -

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Bart's
    Guerlain Homme EdP
    Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Men (a bit synthetic)
    Frapin L'Humaniste (this is often recommended but note I haven't tried this one)

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    Bal d'Afrique?

    Though on my skin it's quite feminine.

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    Idole by Lubin for any time of year.
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    Havana

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post

    Guerlain Homme EdP
    Frapin L'Humaniste (this is often recommended but note I haven't tried this one)
    These would be my suggestions also.

    Guerlain Homme EdP for a mojito.
    Frapin L'Humaniste for a gin sour. I have a sample: fantastic opening, but performance is questionable. Still, worth it imo, but only at discounter prices.

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    Paris Fidji is a good one that nobody talks about. It may be hard to find now, I'm not sure. This is a boozy rum with a lot of citrus, it's a bit creamy too.

    Holister Socal may work too. Haven't worn mine in a while, but it's a pina colada and boozy rum sort of smell, very tropical and inviting, very long lasting too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bleekerst View Post
    Was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for boozy scents to wear this summer.
    I love VIW but I hate the performance of it. I also love RD Enigma but I wouldn't wear it in the summer.
    What about the Parfum Cologne release of Enigma? It's a great fresh take on Enigma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Idole by Lubin for any time of year.
    That one would also work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Try these -

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Bart's
    Guerlain Homme EdP
    It may depend on how "boozy" you want it to be.
    ST BARTS is very poolside margarita kind of vibe.
    GUERLAIN HOMME is very mojito.

    Neither are very potent and I'm getting a tad of an "I like 'em loud" vibe from the OP. Maybe I'm wrong.

    Sorry to hear VIRGIN ISLAND WATER not performing for you. Somewhat oddly, VIW is beast on me.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Idole by Lubin for any time of year.
    I guess this one is fairly "rum-my." It's really a terrific underrated scent and would wear pretty strong in summer.
    A favorite of mine. Artful...
    Between Covid and retirement I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.
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    If you have a few thousand lying around, grab a bottle of Roja - Parfum De La Nuit 2.

    Best booze!

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    Guerlain Homme EdP has a very nice mojito note. I love it in summer nights as a night go out frag.

    Bvlgari Man In Black Cologne is a lighter version of the original and very suitable for evening wears during summer.

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    I'd give Amouage Sunshine Men a test. It's got a sweet sense too it and sort of a boozy vibe.

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    Still Life in Rio by Olfactive Studio is a nice boozy summer scent.

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    Calvin klein revael man is fresh, boozy, good performer and smells good imo, it 's also sweet

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    The newest from D.S. & Durga, St. Vetyver, is really good and matches your description perfectly. Good news: it's also slightly less expensive than Creed, and lasts longer, too.

    Just note that St. Vetyver is a completely different scent than VIW -- this one has a really unique rum note, vetiver of course, and some great citrus at the top.
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    Frank No. 2

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    Great recommendations already, also adding (perhaps with fewer sprays/dabs) Eau des Baux and Siwa by Memo Paris, while also Zara White Tag-this latter one with minimal boozy notes, at any rate of a very fresh, icy, minty citrus type
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post

    Bvlgari Man In Black Cologne is a lighter version of the original and very suitable for evening wears during summer.
    That's a nice one too - and quite underrated.
    Unfortunately performance is not the best on my skin.
    And it's probably discontinued. It's getting harder to find now in Germany, it's only available at some greymarket sellers anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Frank No. 2
    I love this one. I never would have thought it was boozy, but you're absolutely right.
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    Saint Julep by Imaginary Authors.

    It's sweet mint boozy, perfect for Spring and Summer with moderate performance.

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    Juniper Sling.... smells like good gin!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Idole by Lubin for any time of year.
    I agree wholeheartedly. Wonderful scent.

    I also second Guerlain Homme EDP.

    C&S Cuba works, too, if you can deal with the slight fecal note, and Aramis Havana is a good summer night scent.

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    Akro Haze.
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    Vodka on the Rocks from Kilian Paris

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    Still Life In Rio

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Idole by Lubin for any time of year.
    Hard to beat this. I'd also suggest Czech and Speake Cuba.

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    My personal favourite is Freeway by 4160 Tuesdays. It's not predominantly boozy but the rum&brandy undertones are rather lovely.




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