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    Hello, I am new to the fragrance community, and I am interested to know what the top 3-6 longest lasting and strongest mens colognes are (duration and intensity of scent), in BaseNoters opinions. Thank you in advance for your advice.

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    Hmm....top 3-6 huh? Well lets see here. In no order....

    A*men by Thierry Mugler
    m7 by YSL
    Opium EDP by YSL
    Rive Gauche by YSL (starting to see a pattern?)
    Pi by Givenchy
    Relax by Davidoff
    Last edited by Thrax; 9th July 2006 at 10:34 PM.

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    Joop Homme
    Angel Men
    Kouros

    Those are three of the strongest that i can think of off the the top of my head.

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    You mean Relax by Davidoff Thrax?

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    Default Re: Longest Lasting/Strongest Mens Frags?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiritussancti
    You mean Relax by Davidoff Thrax?
    No I think he means Xeryus by Davidoff

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    Damn, I'm glad that you boys caught that. Im out of it today. Relax by Davidoff....I'm an ass.

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    Yatagan!

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    I agree w/ the Pi suggestion, and also want to add L'Eau D'Issey. I REALLY want to like this one, but it's SO strong it always gives me headaches whenever I sample it. And I only put like a half squirt on each arm. POWERFUL (but very nice) stuff.
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    IMHO the old aromatics from years ago like Aramis, Balenciaga P/H, and Rochas Maccassar are the strongest and longest lasting frags. Relax would be included in that group.

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    Rive Gauche is one of the weakest fragrances I own so what am I missing?

    Strong and long lasting ones I own

    Aramis
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    A*Men
    Hanae Mori
    Lagerfeld Classic
    Havana

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    Quote Originally Posted by incedal
    Rive Gauche is one of the weakest fragrances I own so what am I missing?

    Strong and long lasting ones I own

    Aramis
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    A*Men
    Hanae Mori
    Lagerfeld Classic
    Havana
    Nothing. Those scents you've listed easily outlast RG's sillage.

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    There are some beasts out there. Some of the strongest and longest lasting I've encountered are:

    Villoresi Piper Nigrum
    Aramis Havana
    MPG Eau des Iles
    MPG Route du Vetiver
    Balenciaga Pour Homme
    Angel Men
    Tonatto Re
    Mazzolari Lui
    Caron Yatagan

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    out of my testing so far, definately Kouros by ysl and Pi.......I honestly get frustrated when i get a nice scented fragrance and it just doesn't last, it pisses me off, why waste money on water, Kouros is great and I love it, but damn I hope others can match it potency

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    Perhaps:

    Creed's Bois du Portugal
    (still detectable, albeit closely, after 24hrs)

    Creed's Original Santal
    (somewhat linear throughout its run just after its topnotes wear away)

    Gucci's Envy
    (powdery but longlasting drydown on me)

    But of course (as previously pointed out numerous of times) many things affect longevity (i.e. skin's pH and moisture/oil content, etc. . . .).

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    These are very long lasting, very strong fragrances:
    - No. 88 by Czech & Speake (original formulation)
    - L'Ombre dans L'Eau by Diptyque
    - Dilmun by Lorenzo Villoresi

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    A*Men
    Joop
    Silver Black (Onyx)
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    SANTOS by Cartier (formula of the mid-1980s)
    KL HOMME by Lagerfeld (formula of the mid-1980s)
    NO. 88 by Czech & Speake
    HAMMAM BOUQUET by Penhaligon's
    SIENNA by Crabtree & Evelyn
    ANTAEUS by Chanel
    NIAGARA by Courréges
    GIVENCHY GENTLEMAN by Givenchy (formula of the end-1970s)
    KNIZE 10 by Knize (formula of the mid-1970s)
    MACASSAR by Rochas (formula of the mid-1980s)
    TRICORN by Caswell & Massey
    SANDALO by Etro
    1445 by Castle Forbes
    NO.1 by Etienne Aigner
    J-H-L by Aramis/Estee Lauder (formula fo the mid-1980s)
    ARAMIS 900 by Aramis
    TABAC ORIGINAL / Mäurer & Wirtz (formula of the 1960s)




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    Joop! is absurd in regard to duration and strength. If I wear this and don't wash my clothes right away, the buck-nutty scent remains strong on my clothes for at least a week. After 3 or 4 days it starts smelling great once it is finally faded enough to smell "normal." I guess I have to apply this days in advance before wearing it out anywhere!

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    A*Men
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Égoïste
    Jaïpur Homme
    M7
    Yatagan
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    Ones that I own / want to own / like (in addition to the longevity criteria) are:

    It's no surprise that so far sweet / oriental fragrances have dominated:

    YSL M7
    YSL Body Kouros
    SL Chergui (in fact anything by Lutens)
    Chanel Egoiste
    Gucci Envy
    Gucci PH
    F Malle Musc Ravageur (don't really like this, but I'll give it credit, it lasts for ages)

    And then's there's the aromatic / uber-macho / powerscents:

    Antaeus and PMC (full marks to Chanel!)
    Azzaro PH
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Guerlain Derby
    Dunhill Edition
    D&G PH

    all have fantastic longevity.

    Many of these should be broadly available and some on big discount!

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    Havana
    Tuscany
    A*men
    Opium EDP
    Jaipur EDP
    Any Creed Millesime (ha!)

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    Thanks for the incredible response gentlemen!... I'll get some Yatagan, Givenchy Gentleman, Creed Imperial and Hanae Mori ASAP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraven
    Thanks for the incredible response gentlemen!... I'll get some Yatagan, Givenchy Gentleman, Creed Imperial and Hanae Mori ASAP...
    Just remember, you asked for the longest lasting and strongest, not the nicest smelling... LOL.

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    Warning, the imperials tend not to last that long (I own a full bottle of Millésime Impérial EDP and it still only lasts a few hours, tops).

    Quote Originally Posted by Kraven
    Thanks for the incredible response gentlemen!... I'll get some Yatagan, Givenchy Gentleman, Creed Imperial and Hanae Mori ASAP...

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    I think Creed Imperial lasts fairly long. I live in the hot and humid South, and 4 spritzes on the chest last 6+ hours.

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    ZZ, are you talking about Millisime Imperial? If so, then I would have to disagree. While it lasts a solid 4 hours on me, other people have reported that it has abysmal lasting power on them. Even with the 4 hours on me, or the 6 on you, it is still a far cry from being worth a mention as being one of the longEST lasting/StrongEST men's fragrances. I mean, let's be honest, it would get eaten alive by A*Men/Joop/Kouros/Laguna/etc. In fact I think a lot of the scents mentioned here were rather silly mentions. When someone asks a specific question, I really think that it's best to give a few really good answers than a huge list of sort of good answers. Aside from the fact that the good answers are more helpful, if tons of people give huge lists it gets really messy fast.

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    I knew Creed would be controversial.

    The Millesimes last easily 12 hours on me, and lose very little of their strength throughout the whole day. In that respect they are very similar to some of the EDP strength fragrances I have. I actually have to be careful not to overspray (ie 3 or more sprays to the neck) as I know it will not fade all day if I do. This has been the case with Neroli Sauvage, Millesime Imperial, Silver Mountain Water and Green Irish Tweed in particular of late.

    All this goes to show that there are many factors other than the composition of the scent which go towards dictating its longevity. Some of which I believe are:

    The wearer's skin type;
    The time of day the fragrance is applied (don't ask me why, but frags I apply in the morning often outlast ones I apply in the evening);
    The climate the wearer lives in;
    How physically the active the wearer is;
    Artificial climate factors such as indoor heating or air conditioning.

    I'm sure there are others.

    So, take advice on longevity with a large caveat, and remember there is no unequivocal answer to the question!

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    I don't even have any problems with Creed's none-millésime Vetiver (1948), which also last though the day... But I wouldn't call them powerhouses.

    Opium EDP
    Kouros
    A*men
    Lorenzo Villoresi's Vetiver

    and the most powerful by far (of the ones I own that is): Amouage Gold for men.

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