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    I always smell Agent Provocateur
    on myself the next morning, in fact
    there are more than few fragrances
    that last quite long on me.
    I'll get back with a few more.
    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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    Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me

    The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.

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    "Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
    Dhammapada

  2. #32

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    In my experience:

    1. Amouage Gold
    2. Sisley Eau du Soir
    3. Chanel Coco
    4. Guerlain Samsara
    5. YSL Opium
    6. CK Obsession
    7. Dior Addict
    8. Dior Posion
    9. Tiffany by Tiffany
    10. JPG Le Male
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    Current favorites:

    Jicky, Mitsouko, Shiseido Susuro,Or et Noir

  3. #33

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    Not ever perhaps, but that I've experienced

    Poison (when I was in my teens the whole city reeked of this stuff)
    Mazzolari Lui
    Musc Ravageur
    Ambre Sultan
    Creed Ambre Cannelle
    Creed Royal Delight
    Boellis Panama 1924
    Gaultier Le Male etc....
    Shalimar Extrait

  4. #34

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    I suppose today,
    Chergui has proved itself
    worthy of this thread .
    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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    Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me

    The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.

    Swami Niranjan-ananda

    "Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
    Dhammapada

  5. #35

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    In no particular order

    Gem - Van Cleef (an EDT!)
    Chloe Narcisse
    White Diamonds
    Youth Dew
    Aromatics Elixir
    Red Door (generally over applied)
    Amarige (same as Red Door)
    Wish - Chopard
    First - Van Cleef (yuck)
    Gucci (Brown bottle for girls)
    Ciara - Revlon
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  6. #36

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    Aromatics Elixir
    White Linen
    Shocking
    Amarige
    Ysatis
    JPG Classique
    Ambre Sultan
    Miel de Bois
    Le Dix
    Tabac Blond
    "I don't know the key to success,
    but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
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    I can ditto Obsession and Ysatis. Amarige is a little less so imo, but I apply it cautiously. Funny thing-- I love Amarige and thought I'd feel the same about Red Door because they share many fragrance notes, but Red Door is a scrubber on me. And boy does it require a good scrubbing to get rid of! I think this is typical of the mid 80s/early 90s fragrances, many of which are named repeatedly in this thread. We did everything big back then-- hair, shoulder pads, Laura Biagiotti sunglasses to shield us from the bright colors of spandex, blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick. Our perfumes needed to keep up with all that.

    I also wanted to put in a mention for Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum. My bottle is more than ten years old, and due to its strong sillage I only wear it on very cold evenings. Between living in Florida and California, I haven't seen too many of these. I always have to put it on at least 30 minutes before leaving the house, not only because I don't want to frag-attack anyone I'm with, but also because I often get stomach cramps before it settles down. Still, the drydown makes me feel luxuriously enveloped so I endure it. To paraphrase Arnold Bennett: "It's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it."
    Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
    Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
    -- Absolutely Fabulous

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    My wife & I share a bottle of Habanita de Molinard. Amazing stuff with powerful sillage & longevity. I sprayed some on a jacket (or, rather, wafted the jacket through a mist of the fragrance) and the scent is still there loud and clear--several days later!

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    Yep, Paloma Picasso for me too.

    Feminite du Bois lasts until the next day on me. Joy, if I'm lucky, gives me a little hug in the morning before vanishing.

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    Sisley - Eau du Soir. Beautiful stuff, but handle with kid gloves !
    Paloma Picasso.
    Montana, womens, ( not sure which one it was - Blue package / eau de peau ??? )
    Dior - Dolce Vita
    Lapidus pour Homme, ( One in the grey bottle - grey marbled packaging )
    Gucci pour Homme !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! Be careful - you can accidentally gas people with this stuff.
    Chanel - Coco
    Dior - Eau Noire............the most beautiful perfume ever created !
    Guerlain - L´Heure Bleue....esp. the edp or extrait.
    A-men - DISGUSTING !
    Angel - EQUALLY DISGUSTING !

    .......I´m very surprised to see no.5 appearing on lists......I find this soft and tranquil !

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    Ahhhhhh, some stuff on me, just last and last and lasts.


    I was wearing my clothes when I sprayed on some Blue Amber onto my wrists, 3 days later, I can still smell it off the clothes, and could smell it on my wrists for approx. 2 days Ah, and the fantastical Bois D'Argent, I put it on last night at 6pm, it's 8.47am, I could smell it uptill 20 minutes ago, then I had a shower :P! It's a long lasting cologne!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dewey eyed View Post
    Yep, Paloma Picasso for me too.

    Feminite du Bois lasts until the next day on me. Joy, if I'm lucky, gives me a little hug in the morning before vanishing.
    I really don't know what's with the lasting power of Patou fragrances. They are really beautiful and refined but honestly, they do not last at all and do not have that "in your face" strength; but then again, maybe they are purposely crafted to act that way.

  13. #43

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    I should add A La Nuit to my list. I sprayed a wee bit on this morning, and it's been going strong for 13 hours now. Fantastic.
    "I don't know the key to success,
    but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
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  14. #44

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    musc ravageaur
    organza
    arabie
    le male JPG
    eau noire dior
    arrogance
    diesel plus plus ??? (the milky one)

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    thanks
    as I see all the list are mainly women perfume
    have you idea for men from house of Jovoy ( strong that last)
    thanks for helping

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben94 View Post
    have you idea for men from house of Jovoy ( strong that last)
    thanks for helping
    These five perhaps:

    Jus Interdit
    Sombres Dessins
    Private Label
    Les Jeux Sont Faits
    Boise
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    vintage Dune - one drop/spray lasts forever

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    Cabochard
    Ysatis
    Blonde
    Angel (for the first 30 mins)
    White Diamonds
    Red Door
    Bal a Versailles
    Cinnabar
    Nirmala
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    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Smell Bent Prairie Nymph lasted three days on my daughter, it even survived a shower (though admittedly as she was a 4 year old it probably wasn't a very comprehensive shower). My skin is pretty much perfume eating but this one does last all day on me, and the citrus is very prominent throughout. That one is the clear winner in our wardrobe.

    Alien is very strong on us too, I only dab from the mini bottle, wouldn't risk spraying that.

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

    The strongest on me from my own collection are:
    Coromandel
    Carnal Flower
    Musc Ravageur
    L'Heure Bleue EDP
    Mahora EDP
    Mitzah
    Bois D'Argent
    Misia (which I find a tad bizarre since many claim it's extremely light but it radiates off me)
    "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Mademoiselle Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Coromandel by Chanel

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    Tauer,those that I have tasted.
    Youth Dew is killer, Extraordinaire.
    Lapidus Pour Homme Whoa!!
    Dakar, don't even open the bottle!

  22. #52

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    While not being able to mention a complete list of ten, Spellbound by Estee Laured definitely qualifies
    Currently wearing: Habit Rouge by Guerlain

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    Opium
    Youth Dew
    Chanel No. 5
    Shalimar
    Angel
    Tabu
    Coco
    Margaretha Ley Escada
    English Leather (Men)
    Old Spice (Men)

    Some of these I like a lot. Some I don't wear very often because they became so over done and you smelled them everywhere you went. A couple are for men and I remember them well. One I just can't stand (no, I'm not saying which one).
    Betsy

  24. #54

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    I sprayed some opium (new formulation/version) and everyone in the car could not stand it!

  25. #55

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    I have a last century edt Chanel No22. Its like an Atom Bomb, the fallout can be smelt in the next city.
    DONNA

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    I think vintage fragrances are on a completely different level to current fragrances when it comes to strength. These days I'm actually surprised when I smell something with good projection and longevity. So I'll make two lists:

    Vintage:
    - Opium
    - Poison
    - Bal a Versailles
    - Aromatics Elixir
    - Dior Addict
    - Angel
    - Samsara

    Current:
    - L'Instant
    - Oud Ispahan
    - Loukhoum Parfum du Soir
    - Chantecaille Frangipane
    - La Panthere extrait

    (With the caveat that those on the vintage list are - in their original formulations - much, much stronger than current ones.)
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