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    Default Top 10 strongest/most powerful perfumes ever?

    I have read quite a bit lately about lasting power, sillage, application, skin chemistry and perfume styles by time period. I am just wondering, in the end...if you were to make a classification of the 10 strongest perfumes you have ever encountered, what would those be? Unfortunately, I found that "strong" does not always equal "best smelling" and that often times, "divine smelling" perfumes are not necessarily the most prominent or long lasting; but for those with skin chemistry problems, the right strong perfume can be a blessing.

    With my limited expertise and wardrobe, these are the fragrance I found to be the strongest (strong meaning a good mixture of lasting power, sillage, projection, strength, etc). They are not in order of strength. What has been your experience?

    1. Opium
    2. Anglomania - Vivienne Westood (goodness, what a monster).
    3. Aromatic Elixir
    4. Obsession
    5. Ysatis (even the EDT seems quite potent)
    6. Femme Rochas (but I am not sure)
    7. Shalimar EDP (one of the very few gorgeous AND strong)
    8. Angel (???) (people say so, and I thought so too, but after a while, it stopped being a laster on me - husband could confirm, it was not just olfactory fatigue).
    9. Giorgio (one of those horribly smelling scrubbers)
    10. Samasara EDP or Poison Dior...(not sure which)

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    1. coco (i own the edt and it lasts forever on me)
    2. shalimar
    3. salvador dali
    4. n 5
    5. dior homme
    6. fleur du male
    7. samsara
    8. fleur du male
    9. opium
    10. ysatis
    c*

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    1. youth dew
    2. ysatis
    3. coco
    4. opium
    5. wrappings
    6. knowing
    7. CINNABAR!
    8. Angel
    9. Saks Fifth Ave. for her
    10.ciara

    And BTW ~ I love, or have loved, most of these!!!

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    Default Re: Top 10 strongest/most powerful perfumes ever?

    Great question, syracusa! I will be interested to see if any of my favorites are mentioned (none, so far). I often say I prefer scents that are subtle and close-to-the-skin -- but I have wondered if any of them are loud to the people around me.
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    Just thought of one... Gaultier2 seems to tick most of those criteria for me.
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    Tenacious with a capital T:

    Annick Goutal Sables
    Lolita Lempicka
    Musc Ravageur
    Ambre Sultan
    Pink Sugar
    Aimez-Moi
    Sicily
    Bal a Versailles
    Femme
    Nirmala

    Thank heavens I adore them all!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Poison by Christian Dior
    Incense by Norma Kamali
    Youth Dew by Estee Lauder
    Black Orchid by Tom Ford
    Fracas by Piguet

    Sorry...I can't think of more.
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    Giorgio (yuck!)
    Tabu (great but most people wear too much!)
    Wrappings (had it, loved it but got rid of it because it didn't come in a less intense form)
    Canoe (men)
    Paris
    Coriandre


    Can't think of any others just now...

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    Black Aoud belongs up there with the big ones.

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    If we are talking about strong, in a good sense, as staying power, these are the ones I wear that I think meet the bill:

    Shalimar
    Samsara
    Lolita Lempicka
    Obsession

    Worn by others:

    Angel
    Opium
    Ysatis
    Youth Dew
    Fracas

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    Sublime EDP by Jean Patou
    Hani Mori for Men EDP
    Tabac Blond extrait by Caron
    Parfum des Merveilles (extrait) by Hermes

    Teddius

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    Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Poison
    Exclamation
    Il Bacio (!!!)
    Gio
    Amarige
    Fendi
    Chanel No.5
    Xia Xiang
    Gucci Rush

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    White Diamonds! Any list of top ten strong, tenacious, sillage-monsters must include this
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Default Re: Top 10 strongest/most powerful perfumes ever?

    Poison
    Giorgio BH
    Ciara
    Aromatics
    Youth Dew
    Tabac Blonde
    Isadora
    Chantilly
    Lou Lou
    SL Ambre Sultan (and Arabie)
    Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source

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    Strongest scents that I can think of just now:
    Poison
    Dior Addict
    Giorgio
    Aromatics Elixir
    Angel
    Youth Dew
    Obsession
    Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant
    Opium
    Versace Blonde

    Honourable mentions to : Amarige, Oscar, Blue Grass, Montana Parfum de Peau and Hypnotic Poison.
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    Fendi
    Michael Storer Winter Star
    Giorgio
    Bijan
    Poison
    Opium
    Monyette Coquette Tropique
    Youth Dew
    Paloma
    Sunflowers

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    Kingdom

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    I can't believe nobody has mentioned the gawd aweful white diamonds. Seriously, is it that strong or do old ladies dump the whole bottle on?

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    Vallee des Rois by Mira Takla -
    will stay with you for days! I love this one, but use it only for special times!
    Bonnie

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    I'd say...
    Angel
    Opium
    Samsara
    Amarige
    Youth Dew
    Obsession
    Kenzo Jungle Elephant

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    SL Miel de Bois - this stuff stays and stays and stays, even on me.
    Angel lasts only a few hours on me, which is a shame as I like this.

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    Default Re: Top 10 strongest/most powerful perfumes ever?

    Youth Dew
    Aromatics Elixer
    Obsession
    Georgio and Georgio Red
    Poison
    Amarige
    Samsara
    Cinnabar
    Coco
    White Shoulders

    I actually own several of these but a little goes a verrrrrrry long way.

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    I own most of these, or have at least tried them:

    1. Red - Georgio Beverly Hills
    2. Deep Red - Hugo Boss
    3. Violette Angel
    4. Pink Sugar
    5. Gucci Rush
    6. Youth Dew
    7. Angel
    8. Red Door (YUCK!)
    9. Chanel no.5
    10. Dior Addict

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    1. Poison (ick!)
    2. Opium
    3. Obsession
    4. Youth Dew
    5. Shalimar
    6. Mitsouko (hurrah!)
    7. Body shop White musk
    8. Jovan musk
    9. Flowerbomb
    10.Black Orchid

    Just an opinion, don't hate me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddius View Post
    Sublime EDP by Jean Patou
    Teddius
    I am quite surprised to see Sublime mentioned here.
    It is one of my favorite fragrances, absolutely gorgeous, but on the downside, on me it is not at all strong or long lasting. I now have both some EDP and EDT and both concentrations have the same effect on me - gorgeous but they tend to disappear quickly or at least I stop being able to smell them very soon after application. And I DO apply!

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    Burberry Brit Gold
    Youth Dew
    Chloe (vintage)
    Escada Collection
    Balenciaga's Rumba
    Escada Margaretha Ley

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    OK...today I am wearing my mom's Madame Rochas EDT and boy, it is strong or what!!
    Trouble is it smells very synthetic/hair spray-ish on me. I almost wish it would go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    I can't believe nobody has mentioned the gawd aweful white diamonds. Seriously, is it that strong or do old ladies dump the whole bottle on?
    Totally forgot that one. I worked with a woman who wore this exclusively for years. You could smell her at least 10 feet away and around a few corners before she entered the room.

    My mom wore Il Bacio when I was a kid. She also had the body lotion, shower gel and the small bottle of pure perfume. She would wear it to church on Sundays.... and we would STILL smell it lingering around the entire house by Thursday. And I'm not even exaggerating! Seriously POWERFUL stuff!!
    I LOVED it though. It's such an intoxicating fragrance.

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    Ohh yeah baby, some of those already mentioned
    could make me weep , so I just have to reiterate them:

    Obsession, Amarige, Samsara
    Coco, Youth Dew, Aromatics Elixer
    Angel, Gucci Rush, Chanel no.5
    Poison, Black Orchid, Brit Gold
    Rumba, White Diamonds, Ysatis
    Fracas, Blonde, Tabu, Beautiful
    Rapture, Youth Dew Amber Nude
    Carolina Herrera, Chance, Organza
    Coco Mademoiselle, Nahema, Allure
    Allure Sensuelle, all Montales
    Carnal Flower, A La Nuit, Jil Sander No. 4
    Dolce & Gabbana for Women


    Some of these could last for days!!!!
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Provocateur View Post
    Ohh yeah baby, some of those already mentioned
    could make me weep , so I just have to reiterate them:

    Obsession, Amarige, Samsara
    Coco, Youth Dew, Aromatics Elixer
    Angel, Gucci Rush, Chanel no.5
    Poison, Black Orchid, Brit Gold
    Rumba, White Diamonds, Ysatis
    Fracas, Blonde, Tabu, Beautiful
    Rapture, Youth Dew Amber Nude
    Carolina Herrera, Chance, Organza
    Coco Mademoiselle, Nahema, Allure
    Allure Sensuelle, all Montales
    Carnal Flower, A La Nuit, Jil Sander No. 4
    Dolce & Gabbana for Women


    Some of these could last for days!!!!
    NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING lasts more than 6-8 hours maximum on me. And I could apply a gallon.

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    In no paricular order:

    Mazzolari Lui
    Knize Ten
    Musc Ravageur
    Fracas
    Amouage Gold for Men
    Nuit Noire
    A*Men
    Miel de Bois
    Sa Majeste la Rose
    Kouros

    Runners up:

    Ambre Sultan
    Habanita
    "Vintage" Tabarome
    Tabac Blond
    Antaeus
    Charogne
    Mazzolari Patchouli
    Eau des Iles
    Arabie
    Last edited by Off-Scenter; 28th February 2008 at 07:03 PM.

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