Is there any way to improve lasting and sillage of a cologne?

    Is there any way to improve lasting and sillage of a cologne?

    post #1 of 16
    Thread Starter 

    Right now i am using Polo sport and it does not last more than 3 hours and sillage is also not upto the mark...any suggestions?


    Edited by emad91 - 8/14/13 at 9:47pm
    post #2 of 16
    Using a unscented moisturiser b4 spraying can help w/ longevity, not sure it would help w/ sillage or projection though.
    post #3 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post

    Using a unscented moisturiser b4 spraying can help w/ longevity, not sure it would help w/ sillage or projection though.
    Sound advice.
    post #4 of 16

    Mr Turin and Ms Sanchez endorse the spraying of your clothing. There's a you tube video of this, it's the Good morning America one. 

    post #5 of 16
    Just spray more.
    post #6 of 16
    Can anyone recommend an unscented moisturizer to use before fragrance? I've tried lots of unscented moisturizers (dry skin, especially in winter) and they all have their scents it seems.
    post #7 of 16

    Moisturizers did increase longevity indeed, but only marginally so far. 

    post #8 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by emad91 View Post

    Right now i am using Polo sport and it does not last more than 3 hours and sillage is also not upto the mark...any suggestions?

     

    Greater sillage:  Spray over a wider area of skin.  Greater area of molecules evaporating from skin into air at one time > more sillage.

     

    Lasting longer:  Also spray clothing, as suggested above.  This actually slows the development a bit. 

    post #9 of 16

    Unscented baby oil.

    post #10 of 16
    I've heard that spraying the hair is a good way to improve longevity.
    post #11 of 16
    I use this stuff, it has almost no smell.


    You could also try unscented coconut oil (it work even better than moisturizer), and of course spray your clothes.
    post #12 of 16

    Spray more, carry an atomizer with you and reapply as needed. That's what I did when I had Polo Sport back in College.

     

     

    4618

    post #13 of 16
    My suggestions and findings...

    Spraying clothing can help longevity, but doesn't always. And don't waste too much on it, skin can project better due to chemical reaction. Spray wrists and neck and shirt, 4 should do it.

    There are of course many frags that simply can't be done anything with in these regards. I've found most Ralph Lauren to be of this type, sans those of older generations like green bottle and Crest.
    post #14 of 16

    Here is the link to the Luca Turin interview where he and Tania discuss the application and longevity of your perfume

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYdKH2eAuJ8

    post #15 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bal a Versailles View Post

    Here is the link to the Luca Turin interview where he and Tania discuss the application and longevity of your perfume

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYdKH2eAuJ8

     

    LOve it, thank you! I've never seen them "live" before, and wow, Mrs. Sanchez talks so fast!

     

    Anyway, I've tried many different moisturizers and oils. The one that worked best for me is actually a healing balm by La Roche Posay called Cicaplast Baume B5 (unscented), and it's cheap, not expensive like their face creams. It's oily at first but my skin absorbs it quickly. There's something about it that makes fragrance last longer than other moisturizers. 

    Also spray you clothes like mentioned before, but again not all fabrics are good for it, 100% wool is the best.

    post #16 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by james1051 View Post

    Can anyone recommend an unscented moisturizer to use before fragrance? I've tried lots of unscented moisturizers (dry skin, especially in winter) and they all have their scents it seems.
    E45 emollient
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    8/14/13 at 9:30pm

    emad91 said:



    Right now i am using Polo sport and it does not last more than 3 hours and sillage is also not upto the mark...any suggestions?


    Edited by emad91 - 8/14/13 at 9:47pm

    8/14/13 at 9:55pm

    timmy-j said:



    Using a unscented moisturiser b4 spraying can help w/ longevity, not sure it would help w/ sillage or projection though.

    8/14/13 at 10:29pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post

    Using a unscented moisturiser b4 spraying can help w/ longevity, not sure it would help w/ sillage or projection though.
    Sound advice.

    8/14/13 at 10:59pm

    Bal a Versailles said:



    Mr Turin and Ms Sanchez endorse the spraying of your clothing. There's a you tube video of this, it's the Good morning America one. 

    8/15/13 at 12:55am

    hedonist222 said:



    Just spray more.

    8/15/13 at 5:38am

    james1051 said:



    Can anyone recommend an unscented moisturizer to use before fragrance? I've tried lots of unscented moisturizers (dry skin, especially in winter) and they all have their scents it seems.

    8/15/13 at 6:46am

    Ken_Russell said:



    Moisturizers did increase longevity indeed, but only marginally so far. 

    8/15/13 at 7:31am

    30 Roses said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by emad91 View Post

    Right now i am using Polo sport and it does not last more than 3 hours and sillage is also not upto the mark...any suggestions?

     

    Greater sillage:  Spray over a wider area of skin.  Greater area of molecules evaporating from skin into air at one time > more sillage.

     

    Lasting longer:  Also spray clothing, as suggested above.  This actually slows the development a bit. 

    8/15/13 at 12:41pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Unscented baby oil.

    8/18/13 at 8:53am

    Curly11 said:



    I've heard that spraying the hair is a good way to improve longevity.

    8/18/13 at 9:02am

    JiveHippo said:



    I use this stuff, it has almost no smell.


    You could also try unscented coconut oil (it work even better than moisturizer), and of course spray your clothes.

    8/18/13 at 9:05am

    del said:



    Spray more, carry an atomizer with you and reapply as needed. That's what I did when I had Polo Sport back in College.

     

     

    4618

    8/18/13 at 10:08am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    My suggestions and findings...

    Spraying clothing can help longevity, but doesn't always. And don't waste too much on it, skin can project better due to chemical reaction. Spray wrists and neck and shirt, 4 should do it.

    There are of course many frags that simply can't be done anything with in these regards. I've found most Ralph Lauren to be of this type, sans those of older generations like green bottle and Crest.

    8/18/13 at 6:45pm

    Bal a Versailles said:



    Here is the link to the Luca Turin interview where he and Tania discuss the application and longevity of your perfume

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYdKH2eAuJ8

    8/19/13 at 6:31am

    sycomore said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bal a Versailles View Post

    Here is the link to the Luca Turin interview where he and Tania discuss the application and longevity of your perfume

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYdKH2eAuJ8

     

    LOve it, thank you! I've never seen them "live" before, and wow, Mrs. Sanchez talks so fast!

     

    Anyway, I've tried many different moisturizers and oils. The one that worked best for me is actually a healing balm by La Roche Posay called Cicaplast Baume B5 (unscented), and it's cheap, not expensive like their face creams. It's oily at first but my skin absorbs it quickly. There's something about it that makes fragrance last longer than other moisturizers. 

    Also spray you clothes like mentioned before, but again not all fabrics are good for it, 100% wool is the best.

    8/19/13 at 6:20pm

    perfuma72 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by james1051 View Post

    Can anyone recommend an unscented moisturizer to use before fragrance? I've tried lots of unscented moisturizers (dry skin, especially in winter) and they all have their scents it seems.
    E45 emollient