Best BPALs for SUMMER - is it hot, sweltering, sticky outside? good scents for warm-weather activities
Posted 04 February 2004 - 12:16 PM
Obviously it will be really hot so I want something light and fresh.
Thinking about it more though, is perfume a good idea in hot, sticky weather? Perhaps not. :P
How do those of you in warmer climes approach your perfumes?
Posted 04 February 2004 - 05:18 PM
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Posted 04 February 2004 - 07:30 PM
Ingenue strikes me as a light spring scent too - it's a very pretty floaty floral with melon.
I haven't tried Embalming Fluid, but that one sounds promising.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 04:27 AM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 04:48 AM
From the site:
An incomparably enticing blend of intoxicating aquatic scents and florals.
The florals smell like white flowers to my nose. Maybe some waterlily as well? It doesn't seem like the kind of scent that would become too potent in the heat.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 05:31 PM
Actually I'm going the end of April so I'm hoping it will just be a nice warm escape from the Seattle "Spring". I'm going for Jazz Fest and to meet my beau's family who live there. I'm glad to hear that the humidity won't be as bad as I thought - I can deal with heat since before moving to Seattle two years ago, I spent most of my life in Phoenix. I'm just not used to any humidity. I discovered in Key West last year that most of the heavier perfumes I wear just don't work well in humidity and light florals just aren't me. I'm checking out some of the fruit and tea blends to see if those might work.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 06:47 PM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 06:54 PM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 06:57 PM
If you're not into light florals. :P
Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:39 PM
Oooh Jazzfest is fun. Great food too. Tons of varieties of Gumbo are made since Jazzfest is also a sort of heritage festival. New Orleans period has wonderful cuisine. I never ate better than when I lived there. And you should have good weather at the end of April. Probably in the low to mid 80s (which is perfect to me), maybe a bit humid, but it shouldn't be too bad.
Posted 07 February 2004 - 05:20 AM
The Apothecary (I am completely in love with this scent! I ordered more less than 4 hours after getting the sample, if that tells you anything)
Old Glasgow - bright, crisp heather on swaying grass
Old Shanghai - sparkling lemon and tea, among other things
Posted 05 June 2004 - 01:04 AM
Nothing too sweet--I had Bliss on earlier & while lovely in the AC, as soon as I was outside I smelled like a fresh baked chocolate cake--making me feel even more heat oppressed.
So what to get??? I desire something that will last a good while...I have Embalming Fluid which I find nice, but something else that's a little less sharp (I think it's the green tea in it)
Posted 05 June 2004 - 01:12 AM
hmmm let me see...
Zephyr, Unseelie, Desdemona, Luna
Posted 05 June 2004 - 01:20 AM
Blood Rose is very juicy, but I wouldn't call it refreshing. Do you like mint? Pain or Mad Hatter might be worth a look. Cheshire Cat is very juicy and since it tends toward citrus it's more what I'd think of wearing in the heat.
Let us know what you pick!
Posted 05 June 2004 - 01:35 AM
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Posted 05 June 2004 - 02:31 AM
Have you tried Tears or Tempest? Both of those are really crisp, fresh scents, although not juicy. If you can get your hands on Snow White, that's a really great scent...perfect for what you want. Otherwise, how would you feel about a floral with some juicy notes in it? Perhaps Muse, Endymion, or Delirium? I've found that anything with white florals in it seems a lot less heavy to me than the normal florals...
Anyhow, those are just some thoughts.
Posted 05 June 2004 - 02:45 AM
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Posted 05 June 2004 - 03:48 AM
this may be all psychological: since it smells like cold dark sharp things, making me THINK of same, i feel colder. (and presumably darker, sharper, etc. heh.)
my $.02 - though as an alternate i will second the "arkham" vote -
Posted 05 June 2004 - 03:50 AM
Posted 05 June 2004 - 04:45 AM
I look forward to trying Ultraviolet though .. sounds delicious. I like the mintyness of Mad Hatter so I'll have to try that one.