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Top 5 Summer Fragrances


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Aug 16, 2021
Still pretty cool here in the Midlands (UK), so I'm including Givenchy Insense in the June lineup. Usually more of a Spring fragrance for me.

My other 4 will be Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT, Byredo Bal d'Afrique, Rive Gauche PH Light and ADP Colonia Assoluta. Not sure what I'll be wearing in July yet, but Sisley Eau de Campagne and vintage Monsieur de Givenchy will definitely be worn a lot!


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Jun 10, 2012
I have always lacked fresh 'summery' scents. Here's my starting list when push comes to shove, and it's almost there -

Aqua Universalis
Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
Sel Marin
Allure Homme Sport Cologne
Chanel Eau de Cologne

Then I have Silver Mountain Water and L'eau d'Issey pour Homme as fresh scents, though usually enjoy these two in slightly cooler weather.


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Dec 20, 2022
Hanuman by Boadicea The Victorious (Bal D'Afrique but better imo)
Renaissance by Xerjoff (mandarin vibes)
Tahitian Gardenia by Ensar Oud (gorgeous fruit and flowers over oud)
Aventus by Creed (I know, overrated but sometimes you want that pineapple in the summer)
Aqua Vitae by MFK (nice citrus zesty ambery mix)


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Jan 21, 2006
The top 5 list might be in progress/vary over time (depending on both climate and other variables) but usually chose quite consistently to wear during a few recent summers, in otherwise no particular order:

Horizon by Guy Laroche
Mugler Cologne
Azzaro PH l'Eau
regular Azzaro PH (and possibly the summer limited edition do currently own as a further summer "wildcard")
Eau Sauvage EDT.


always learning--often laughing
Feb 8, 2017
I wear whatever I want whenever I want regardless of season, but if I did limit myself to my traditional summer or warm weather fragrances I own today, these would be the 5:

1. Aqua di Parma Colonia (the original from 1916)
2. Guerlain Vetiver edt
3. Dior Eau Sauvage edt
4. Azemour Les Orangers
5. L'Occitan by L'Occitane

honorable mention: Victorinox Swiss Army (This one is really growing on me, and I love the lavender in here)


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Sep 15, 2009
Some great lists above. I agree that for me it’s a list in flux. Here are my current fave five:
—Cerruti 1881
—Lauder for Men
—Boucheron PH EDT
—Cool Water

Equipage, Bel Ami, and even Quorum (all with a light trigger), would come close behind. Garden party magic.

Looking at my list, it does strike me as a sort of ‘80s greatest summer hits list. It would have probably been more challenging personally had I said what are your summer go-tos from last last 5-10 years. Other than H24, I’m really not sure…🙃


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Basenotes Plus
Nov 17, 2018
Imperial Millesime by Creed
Aquaman by Rochas
Erolfa by Creed
Costa Azzura EDP by Tom Ford
Pool Boy by Clandestine Labs

those are current faves for summer. It's summer here quite early in the year in Florida.

Scent Detective

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Dec 15, 2015
How about 23: :)

Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff
Green Valley by Creed
Blu by Agar Aura
Five by Bruno Fazzolari
Jupiter by Hendley
Indolis by Areej Le Dore
Amber Cologne by Bortnikoff
Dirty Ginger by Heretic
Virgin Island Water by Creed
Selection Verte by Creed
Kazehikaru by Di Ser
English Fern by Penhaligons
Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler
Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford
Juniper Sling by Penhaligons
Sicillian Limes by Shay & Blue
Set Sail St. Barts by Tommy Bahama
St. Johns West Indian Lime by West Indies Bay Company
Douro Portugal Lords by Penhaligons
Saint Julep by Imaginary Authors
Clubman Reserve Gents Gin by Pinaud
Canoe by Dana


Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Oct 14, 2015
A lot of mine have already been listed. I’ll mention 2 that I haven’t seen: (1) and old standard now for me is Banana Republic 78 Vintage Green. And (2) a newly acquired Mercedes Day will get some wearings this summer.

But I’m also the kind of person that will wear heavy(ier) fragrances in the summer, when it’s the right one. Meaning, if it possesses a ‘dryness’ too it as some Oud fragrances do, then I’ll give it a whirl. It’s after 10:30pm and still 80F degrees and I’m wearing Original Santal by Creed. Was sitting outside wearing it too. I’m weird like that. Kouros will see some action too. But I will also admit that mostly fresh, clean, and/or citrus forward stuff typically rule my summer wearings.

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