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    Default I need an absolute sillage MONSTER!

    I know this has been covered before but my question differs slightly in some regards. As the title suggests, I'm looking for a really strong scent. When I say strong, I mean somewhere in the ballpark of Sung Homme in terms of strength of aura, sillage, and longevity. I need something that if I use two sprays it'll be enough for eternity.

    In addition, forget niche scents and stick to the ones that are mostly easy to find (IE department stores, perfumania, etc)

    I'm pretty much open to most scents, but stay away from the more controversial ones (IE Kouros...PS, how is the sillage on Kouros Body?)

    Finally, I'm not looking for anything over-the-top distinctive (IE one man show) but something that's still great.

    Thanks for the help!

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    A*Men.

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    Gaultier2

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    Opium pour Homme EdP (Yves Saint Laurent) - the EdT even more so
    Terre d'Hermès (Hermès) - two full sprays is enough
    Last edited by DesGrieux; 8th September 2008 at 08:16 AM.

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    Le Male / Fleur du Male

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    Christian Dior Fahrenheit
    Montale Black Aoud


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    I am curious, why is sillage the most important factor here? Wouldn't you rather wear a scent that you love, even if it's not a sillage monster?

    I can understand if you are just looking for suggestions to check out but still, it seems an odd question, like "which CD is mastered the loudest?"
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    Without doubts - Annick Goutal SABLES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I am curious, why is sillage the most important factor here?
    I don't think it is. Nothing to generalize, as usual.

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    Default Re: I need an absolute sillage MONSTER!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alicka61 View Post
    Without doubts - Annick Goutal SABLES.
    This is what I would recommend also, but is unfortunately not found in most major department stores and/or Perfumania in the US - but maybe it can found easily in Abu Dhabi

    For something easily found, not expensive, and a lot of sillage I would say Azzaro Chrome.
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    Ultra cheap, and ultra sillage - Grey Flannel!
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    Original Calvin. Classic scent. Great sillage and longevity. While discontinued, still easy to find.

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    Lagerfeld's KL Homme

    D&G PH

    Paul Smith London

    Mazzolari LUI

    Aramis

    Just to name a few...
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Yes, Body Kouros does have good sillage. Beware, it's nothing like the original Kouros (it's much nicer in my opinion).

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Ultra cheap, and ultra sillage - Grey Flannel!
    And while we're at it, Drakkar Noir too

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    Boss Number One!

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    Paul Smith London.

    Crazy longevity and sillage on this monster!
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    Perhaps Paco Rabanne pH

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    Another is L'Antimatiere. Smells like almost nothing on your skin but leaves huge clouds of sillage. You need to be moving to detect the scent though. If you are stationary, despite being surrounded by the scent, you won't notice it (due to the way the chemicals in it work - they are too large to be constantly detected and are only noticeable when first hitting the olfactory bulb, hence why movement is needed).
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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin and Cartier Santos Concentree
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    Giorgio for Men as well as 90% of my wardrobe - just pick one at random!

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    A*Men, that's sillage monster Juice right there. I'm curious too though...why exactly do you need a sillage monster?

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    Yatagan
    - A spritz of Caron may be quite continental, but (a flacon of) Guerlain is a perfumisto's best friend...

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    Azzaro Chrome
    Issey Bleue
    Body Kouros
    Opium
    CDG Avignon
    and all of the above

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    MontBlanc Individuel
    " Human beings are members of a whole,
    In creation of one essence and soul.

    If one member is afflicted with pain,
    Other members uneasy will remain.

    If you have no sympathy for human pain,
    The name of human you cannot retain."

    Saadi (13th Century Persian Poet)

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    Non Niche... tough one...

    Chanel Anteaus
    YSL M7
    Guerlain Heritage
    Boucheron Jaipur
    Minotaure
    Zino Davidoff

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    Paco Rabanne Black XS - Strawberry/Citrus explosion that lioterally detonates in the air as you put it on...last for about 6 months a spray.

    Body Kouros - less sweet than Rochas with 16X lasting ability and sillage.

    D&G Light Blue (female edition) - strongest citrus/floral I know.......last forever.
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    Eau Sauvage Extreme

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    Rive Gauche

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    Givenchy Gentleman - easily available through on-line retailers

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    Opium EDP!!!!

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    Carlo Corinto
    Georgio for Men
    Joop!

    We're talking Chernobyl strength & sillage...

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    L'eau de Issey
    Nightflight by Joop!
    D&G pour Homme
    Lolita Lempicka au Masculine

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    Kouros is king, but not necessarily of a realm I want to visit ! LOL.
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    Aramis Original

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    cheap and best
    Muelhens Carrera

    try it sir...you wont be disappointed

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    We all walk different paths. Although I like to make a good impression, my choice of scent is based almost entirely on how I like it and what it does for me. I think it is a good thing to be considerate of others. It is possible to over-apply fragrance, and create the effect of a drive-by shooting. Some suffer from environmental sensitivity. I'd like to put in a plug for subtlety.
    Pax
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    black aoud and TdH
    Spring/Summer Wardrobe: vetiver extraordinaire, rose 31, terre d'hermes!

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    Opium Pour Homme Eau de Parfum by Y.S.L.
    "The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the "thinker." The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.

    You begin to awaken"

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    Pitralon. No contender, in the sillage department.
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitralon

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    Default Re: I need an absolute sillage MONSTER!

    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post
    Perhaps Paco Rabanne pH
    definitely agree. hardcore sillage.

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    Montale - Black Aoud ....if you don't bathe, it will stay on you for days!
    Annick Goutal - Sables ......ditto

    Someone else mentioned Grey Flannel - total MONSTER.....you will have to scrub and scrub to get that smell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josechan1 View Post
    Montale - Black Aoud ..

    I was going to recommend this 1 as well, powerhouse, but a little on the niche side.

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    Thank you for the overwhelming responses, I love this site!

    Anyways, to get the questions. First of all, my country listing was wrong (sorry) and I have changed it accordingly (US). About needing a lot of sillage, I find that my skin is just not very receptive to scents and I dont want to layer the scents with the soap, bodywash, etc because my skin is sensitive so I'd like to stick with the soap I'm currently using. In addition, I currently own Hanae Mori EDT and I love the scent (especially initially, the citrus blast is nice but it disappears in about 30 minutes) but it has absolutely no lasting power (2-3 hours if I'm lucky) and it is almost all but gone in 5 hours, even if I touch my nose to the places I sprayed. However, I also own Sung Homme. At first, I was not a fan but have slowly grown to enjoy the complex and mysterious scent. The longevity and sillage is exactly what I'm looking for. 2 sprays and I find that I have a wonderful but not overpowering aura.

    I've looked up every scent mentioned and I've created a makeshift list:
    A*Men - I've already tried this on paper, but I will try again on my skin
    Azzarro Chrome - I do enjoy citrus scents so I'm looking forward to this
    Grey Flannel - Unbelievably cheap, I have to check it out
    Opium pour Homme - I'm not sure if I can find the EDP, will the EDT still have good strength?
    D&G pour Homme - Sounds distinct, will check it out
    Paul Smith London - Also sounds distinct and interesting
    Paco Black XS - Will try to find as well
    Body Kouros - On paper, the notes look like something I would enjoy

    This is just a quick list, I will look into ALL the other ones people have suggested when I get the time soon!

    Thanks again.

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    The Opium EDP is out there: beautyencounter.com

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    Opium EDT has pretty massive sillage even if you don't end up buying the EDP.

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    Geir for men.

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    I think all you need is Joop Homme which is the king, god, lord of sillage and lasting on the skin.

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    Have you tried Hanae Mori EDP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzon View Post
    About needing a lot of sillage, I find that my skin is just not very receptive to scents and I dont want to layer the scents with the soap, bodywash, etc because my skin is sensitive so I'd like to stick with the soap I'm currently using. In addition, I currently own Hanae Mori EDT and I love the scent (especially initially, the citrus blast is nice but it disappears in about 30 minutes) but it has absolutely no lasting power (2-3 hours if I'm lucky) and it is almost all but gone in 5 hours, even if I touch my nose to the places I sprayed.
    If longevity is your primary concern, check out Divatologist's blog - she is our resident expert on extending the life of fragrances:

    "THE DIVATOLOGIST PERFUME APPLICATION METHOD" Part I
    "THE DIVATOLOGIST PERFUME APPLICATION METHOD" Part II
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    If longevity is your primary concern, check out Divatologist's blog - she is our resident expert on extending the life of fragrances:

    "THE DIVATOLOGIST PERFUME APPLICATION METHOD" Part I
    "THE DIVATOLOGIST PERFUME APPLICATION METHOD" Part II
    good find!

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme!
    Luscious, unctious, syrupy bliss. Two sprays only otherwise the sillage will transform into a trail of destruction.
    Oh, and YSL Pour Homme. And what someone said about Grey Flannel, too!

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    I'll third Paul Smith London!

    This is one of those designer scents that if, it was release by a niche company, would get more respect here.

    Cartier Pasha and Hermes Rocabar are worth a test.

    I'll add Rochas Man and Aramins Havana. Discontinued I know, but worth searching for more reasons than just sillage.

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    Joop....it is not for me but it is crazy, strong and just wrong.

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    Joop and Le Male JPG
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    For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a new Armenia."

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    Boucheron EDP, Jaipur EDP, Yatagan, Antaeus, Egoiste, Habanita ....
    Last edited by mrclmind; 9th September 2008 at 02:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caoleus View Post
    Geir for men.
    This was what I was going to suggest - but I think it's similar enough with Body Kouros - same kind of power.
    "Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette

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    SL Ambre Sultan will knock down a wall if you apply more than one spray.
    top ten: L'Air du Desert Marocain, Black Aoud, Le Labo Rose 31, Bois du Portugal, Incense Rose, Millesime Imperial, Czech & Speake no.88, Terre de Hermes, Musc Ravageur, Nasomatto Duro

    Best layers: GIT and TdH, GIT and BA

    sample wishlist: Roses Musk

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Have you tried Hanae Mori EDP?
    I agree - the EDP gives better longevity and sillage. That's what I went with. But I have to confess, it's a bit Angel-like. Sometimes the gourmand aspect borders on bridezilla wedding cake. I find myself leaving the bottle alone for a couple of weeks, before my sweet tooth gets the better of me again!

    But perhaps that's not a bad idea - the EDP for "knock 'em dead" sillage days, and the EDT for close quarters. If you like one, you're probably going to enjoy the other.

    Still, there are a bunch of nice scents being mentioned here, and expanding the wardrobe is never a bad move. I'll throw in my vote for Yatagan (Kouros with a shower, a baseball uniform, and a pine-tar bat! )
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    I'll add and ramble......

    Rocabar by Hermes: Tried this one out at a scent dealer locally and it was insane on my skin. Like showing up for a string quartet recital with a Gibson Les Paul and a 100-watt Marshall stack. Just ridiculous.

    Quorum by Puig: Whatever happened to the honest $0.25 cigar? Well, my guess is that they all wound up getting smushed and pureed and used for making Quorum! Does to the olfactory senses what a laser-light show does to your eyeballs. Ehh....I still like it.

    Cigar Afficionado: Used to be pushed in department stores, but now you can find it on E-Bay cheap. More tobacco, but if it's kidkin' it's kickin'!!

    Jacomo de Jacomo: Waft-a-licious!! Just rages but in a cool non-destructive sorta way. And, yes, a quite frugal pricetag to boot!

    Last edited by Richie_B; 9th September 2008 at 04:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    Boucheron EDP, Jaipur EDP, Yatagan, Antaeus, Egoiste, Habanita ....
    Yes, yes, yes! Jaipur EdP is the sillage monster.

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