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2024 to Be India's Hottest Year on Record. Here's How to Stay Fresh and Fragrant | A List of 10 Best Perfumes for Indian Summer

Updated: May 5

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released a worrying prediction: 2024 is on track to be the hottest year ever recorded in the country. With temperatures consistently exceeding seasonal norms, this summer promises to be a scorcher. While staying cool with proper hydration and loose clothing is crucial, feeling fresh throughout the day can be an additional challenge. Fear not, there are solutions! This article offers tips on keeping cool and fragrant even in the face of scorching temperatures with a list of 10 Best Perfumes for Indian Summer.


Tips To Beat the Heat & Stay Fresh:

Hydration is Key: Water is your best friend during a heatwave. Aim to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Opt for cooling beverages like coconut water, buttermilk (lassi), or herbal teas.

Light and Breathable Clothing: Ditch the heavy fabrics and opt for loose, breathable clothing made from natural fibers like cotton or linen. Light-colored clothing reflects sunlight, keeping you cooler.

Cooling Showers: Take regular cool showers throughout the day to lower your body temperature and feel refreshed.

Perfume for Scorching Days: While traditional perfumes can sometimes feel cloying in hot weather, there are fragrance options specifically designed for these conditions. Here's a selection of perfumes perfect for staying fresh during an Indian summer:

Citrus Scents: Citrus notes like lemon, grapefruit, and mandarin orange are known for their invigorating and uplifting properties. These scents are perfect for feeling refreshed on a hot day. Consider perfumes like:

10 Best Perfumes for Indian Summer

COOLWATER NEW EDITION: The Coolwater New Edition by Perfume Parlour (inspired by Davidoff Cool Water for Men) is an Aromatic Aquatic fragrance for men. Top notes are Sea water, Lavender, Mint, Green Notes, Rosemary, Calone and Coriander; Middle notes are Sandalwood, Neroli, Geranium and Jasmine; Base notes are Musk, Oakmoss, Tobacco, Cedar and Ambergris. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 8-to-9 hours.



IRISH TWEED: The Irish Tweed by Perfume Parlour (inspired by Creed Green Irish Tweed) is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for men. Top notes are Lemon Verbena and Iris; Middle note is Violet Leaf; Base notes are Ambergris and Sandalwood. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 8-to-9 hours.



ORIGINAL VETIVERT: The Original Vetivert by Perfume Parlour (inspired by Tom Ford Original Vetiver) is a Woody Spicy fragrance for women and men. Top notes are Bergamot, Ginger and Mandarin Orange; Middle notes are Haitian Vetiver, Sandalwood and Iris; Base notes are Musk and Ambergris. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 7-to-8 hours.



SAVAGE: The Savage by Perfume Parlour (inspired by Dior Sauvage) is an Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. Top notes are Calabrian bergamot and Pepper; middle notes are Sichuan Pepper, Lavender, Pink Pepper, Vetiver, Patchouli, Geranium and elemi; base notes are Ambroxan, Cedar and Labdanum. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 8-to-9 hours.



AVVENTO: The Avvento by Perfume Parlour (inspired by Creed Aventus) is a Chypre Fruity fragrance for men. Top notes are Bergamot, Black Currant, Apple, Lemon and Pink Pepper; middle notes are Pineapple, Patchouli and Moroccan Jasmine; base notes are Birch, Musk, oak moss, Ambroxan and Cedarwood. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 6-to-8 hours.



INVICTO: The Invicto by Perfume Parlour (inspired by Paco Rabanne Invictus) is a Woody Aquatic fragrance for men. Top notes are Sea Notes, Grapefruit and Mandarin Orange; middle notes are Bay Leaf and Jasmine; base notes are Ambergris, Guaiac Wood, Oakmoss and Patchouli. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 7-to-8 hours.



CCXII FOR MEN: The CCXII FOR MEN by Perfume Parlour (CH 212 Men) is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for men. Top notes are Green Notes, Grapefruit, Spices, Bergamot, Lavender and Petitgrain; middle notes are Ginger, Violet, Gardenia and Sage; base notes are Musk, Sandalwood, Incense, Vetiver, Guaiac Wood and Labdanum. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 8-to-9 hours.



MAN IN BLACK: The Man in Black by Perfume Parlour (inspired by Bvlgari Man in Black) is an Amber Floral fragrance for men. Top notes are Spices, Rum and Tobacco; middle notes are Leather, Iris and Tuberose; base notes are Tonka Bean, Guaiac Wood and Benzoin. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 7-to-8 hours.



HAWAS EXTREME: Hawas Extreme by Perfume Parlour (inspired by Rasasi Hawas) is an Aromatic Aquatic fragrance for men. Top notes are Apple, Bergamot, Lemon and Cinnamon; middle notes are Watery Notes, Plum, Cardamon and Orange Blossom; base notes are Ambergris, Musk, Patchouli and Driftwood. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 8-to-9 hours.



DYLAN BLUE AQUA: The Dylan Blue Aqua by Perfume Parlour (inspired by Versace Dylan Blue) is an Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. Top notes are Calabrian bergamot, Water Notes, Grapefruit and Fig Leaf; middle notes are Ambroxan, Black Pepper, Patchouli, Violet Leaf and Papyrus; base notes are Incense, Musk, Tonka Bean and Saffron. The lasting in hot & humid environs is expected to be 8-to-9 hours.



P.S.: The longevity mentioned in the article is based on inhouse tests and may vary depending on body conditions.


Application Tips:

·         Apply perfume to pulse points like wrists, neck, and inner elbows for better projection.

·         For long-lasting freshness, layer your fragrance with a lightly scented lotion or body oil.

·         Avoid applying perfume directly to clothing, as some ingredients can stain.

·         Store your perfume in a cool, dark place to preserve its scent.

By following these tips and choosing the right fragrance, you can stay cool, fresh, and fragrant even during India's hottest summer on record. Remember, feeling good starts with feeling cool and confident!

 

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