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Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« on: August 21, 2018, 06:59:02 PM »
Korea has four seasons ;D, though on a serious... note (hehe), the extreme difference in temperature and humidity means a guy has to be very careful with one's fragrance choice. A spicy and warm Winter fragrance is probably going to be unbearably pungent in Summer.

Since I loathe Korean department stores like Shinsegae, with their pitiful selection and sales people simply trying to sell you the "best"/flavour of the month fragrance (Dior 'Sausage', next to Johnny Depp's mug comes to mind), I haven't been able to explore new fragrances as much as I've wanted. Right now I'm using:

Work Summer - Bvlgaria Aqva Amara EDT/Burberry 'Mr Burberry' EDP
Work Winter - Prada L’homme EDP
Night Out - Bvlgari Man in Black EDP/YSL la nuit de l'homme EDT

I'm preparing to order a batch of samples to test out and I'd like to know your experiences with fragrances at work, going out, during Summer, Winter etc.

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 07:41:41 PM »
Tldr

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 07:44:51 AM »
All Winter - Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb.  I'll never get sick of it and I can't wait to start wearing it again  ;D

At work these days I wear Chanel Egoiste.  I was looking for something that smelled "classic" and quite "safe" and this works well for me. 

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 07:58:08 AM »
All Winter - Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb.  I'll never get sick of it and I can't wait to start wearing it again  ;D

At work these days I wear Chanel Egoiste.  I was looking for something that smelled "classic" and quite "safe" and this works well for me.

All definitely check out the Chanel one. The Bvgari Man in Black smells very similar to Spicebomb. For me, it works great on summer nights too, particularly if there's a light breeze, as long is I spray it under my clothing so it's not too overwhelming with the heat and humidity.

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 09:59:07 AM »
Viktor and Rolf in general. They carry a lot of my favorite scents.

But I can't ever find them in Korea, I always have to purchase overseas.  :cry:

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 11:31:59 AM »
Why wasn't this in the thread about the poster who thought the way they smelled was bothering the students?

Just askin'.

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 12:20:57 PM »
Why wasn't this in the thread about the poster who thought the way they smelled was bothering the students?

Just askin'.

Well, to be fair, perfume doesn't help body odor issues. It often makes it worse because now you've got BO mixing with another scent. Best case scenario you'll smell like BO and flowers, more common scenario you'll end up running around smelling like vinegar or burning tar.  :laugh:

Most everyone was pretty convinced that that poster's students were just ****** with her, though.
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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 02:01:01 PM »
I did my scent shopping going through duty free a few weeks ago at Incheon and picked up the Bvlgari Black which I like.  The only problem was they had the Bvlgari 'Le Gemme' range and that smelt ace, but at the cost of 250 000 - 300 000 won.  Truly good smells.



Next time, I go through I'll pick up a bottle.

300k, damn!
I've come across some super expensive fragrances, but since there's so much out there, I'm guaranteed to eventually find one I like just as much or better for under a 100 bucks.

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 02:35:37 PM »
you'll end up running around smelling like vinegar or burning tar.  :laugh:

"Parfum de vinaigre et de goudron brulant"

Hmm. That doesn't sound that bad. Put it in a fancy bottle, and I'm sure that there are people out there who will buy it!
Heck, there may even be people out there who'll buy it twice!

Something like this maybe?

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2018, 05:40:30 PM »
"Parfum de vinaigre et de goudron brulant"

Hmm. That doesn't sound that bad. Put it in a fancy bottle, and I'm sure that there are people out there who will buy it!
Heck, there may even be people out there who'll buy it twice!

Something like this maybe?


There's always someone, you can sell anything if you know how to pitch and market it.("The Lorax" isn't just a kid's book or movie anymore  :cry:).

The guy with the pet rock idea made a ton of money.

... honestly, I'd probably buy a bottle of that tar perfume to give as a gag gift. I'm part of the problem.
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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2018, 12:39:50 AM »
I found this at Olive Young. Helped me greatly during the last half of summer.

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2018, 12:50:56 AM »
I found this at Olive Young. Helped me greatly during the last half of summer.
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssss, I saw this a few weeks ago and thought I was losing my mind. hahahahaha
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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2018, 02:35:47 PM »
Jo Malone - Wood sage & sea salt.

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2018, 02:39:55 PM »
Jo Malone - Wood sage & sea salt.


Did you mean to post this in the Song thread?
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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2018, 02:50:04 PM »
Summer- Sander for Men
Winter- Hanae Mori

Korea's climate and general "bouquet" of random odors makes this place a little challenging. Like, I could wear Burberry Brit at home, but here it just seems to clash. It didn't even smell good on me anymore. I wonder if the change in diet had anything to do with it.....

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2018, 03:03:25 PM »
I found this at Olive Young. Helped me greatly during the last half of summer.

Ha, I also saw this recently and spent about five slack-jawed minutes, staring at the package.

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2018, 03:04:55 PM »
I found this at Olive Young. Helped me greatly during the last half of summer.

Ha, I also saw this recently and spent about five slack-jawed minutes, staring at the package.

I changed my first version of this sentence from "tube" to "package" so as to avoid double-entendres, but obviously that didn't work.

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2018, 06:05:55 PM »
I found this at Olive Young. Helped me greatly during the last half of summer.

Ha, I also saw this recently and spent about five slack-jawed minutes, staring at the package.

But did you buy it?

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2018, 08:46:32 AM »
Jo Malone - Wood sage & sea salt.


Did you mean to post this in the Song thread?
Nope. Jo Malone, not Post Malone  ;D

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Re: Fragrances you find works best for the Korean climate
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2019, 09:41:08 AM »
Sorry to resurrect an old thread...

I can't find Viktor & Rolf anywhere .  I was hoping to pick some up at the airport but it looks like they no longer have it.  Couldn't even find it in a department store in Japan. 

Has anyone seen it in stores here?  Are there any websites that can get it locally other than resorting to overseas shipping?

Thanks!