Skin scent and longevity, though very different, can almost thought of together. Its true that some skin scent can last, but in general I find that they don't. I'm not particularly fond of skin scents either. If they start out that way, they ultimately fizzle and die way to early. Conversely, I don't like something that starts loud either. I suppose there is a balance. There are a lot of great designers, but in these times it seems that profit margins are the master, where lower quality ingredients and concentrations are utilized.