Thread: Stronger Colognes
Hey guys I have been using Sean John Unforgiveable exclusively and while I love it, I find It isn't strong enough and doesn't keep it's bite for too long. What would you all reccomend for something "louder" and longer lasting, but something that isn't "musky".For reference, I love the smell of SJ, but HATE the Polo original. Any ideas? It's for daily use btw. Thanks!
Last edited by kovalchuk71; 27th June 2009 at 04:52 PM.
Thanks, but Im not looking for something that knocks me oN my a** haha. Just something with a little more pop that lasts longer.... I almost threw up when I smelled Kouros
Maybe Jaipur Homme, Drakkar Noir, Versace L'Homme, Chanel Antaeus, some fragrances of the Serge Lutens range
On me, Unforgiveable hangs around for a long time, but barely projects after the first hour or so.
Quite frankly, with the possible exceptions of Emporio Armani He and Bvlgari PH, just about any other scent you can think of will be louder than Unforgiveable.
For something stronger, affordable and suited for daily wear I recommend Michael for Men by Michael Kors. This is an excellent juice that "pops" from initial application and is really easy to wear summer and winter. Its not exactly a fresh scent but it isn't too heavy either with patchouli, smoke and a little leather.
If citrus is what you want, then be prepared to expect a short live span on the skin; it is just the nature of the beast (although there are a few notable exceptions Profumum Acqua Viva being one). The way to get around this is to transfer a few mL into a spray vial and carry it with you, and re-apply as needed.
Here are a few citrusy/fresh scents you may like but they will have about the same longevity as what you are now using.
- Monsieur Balmain
- Guerlain Imperiale
- Guerlain Du Coq
If you want to spend a little more then you could try:
- Montale Bois Fruites or Red Vetiver
- Perfumerie Generale Yuzu ab Irato, or Cologne Grand Siecle
- Creed Silver Mountain Water or Millesime Imperiale
- Nasomatto Absinth
- Profumum Acqua Viva or Acqua di Sale
- MPG Pour le Jeune Homme
Last edited by surreality; 27th June 2009 at 08:37 PM.
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Definitely L'eau d'Issey PH, and I'll throw in Calvin Klein Escape for men, Dior Dune for men and maybe Carolina Herrera 212 for men (the original)...all mega projection on me.
If you like Unforgivable and you want more projection and longevity....Bond no.9 Wall Street is the no-brainer.
I also may add Versace Man, and Escada Magnetism .
l'eau d'Issey lasts (noticeably) well over 12 hours on me.
Dunhill Pursuit is somewhat similar, with a distinct orange note, and Creed Silver Mountain Water has a similar (but much 'richer') dry-down, with alot more oomph.
Theres also a 'rip-off' version called Unjustified that lasts alot longer than the real version, however you don't get the distinct dry down of Unforgivable, only the top notes.
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Try Salvador Dali. It's tarry black with a big green punch and pops like a firecracker.
Try Polo Black or Double Black....they're nothing like the original, and since you like UF they'd be a step up.
Do the D&G fragrances hold up? How about Gucci?
L'eau D'Issey can be found at most dept stores and Sephora. This one is big, fresh, and lasts and lasts.
D&G The one is alright, sillage is good for the 1st 2 hrs then it dries down to almost a skin scent. For something stronger fr D&G do try D&G Pour Homme (1994).
Most of the Gucci men fragrances are quite strong. Even the newer Gucci PH II delivers quite well in terms of sillage & longevity. However pls avoid the new Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme. this one fails terribly.weak sillage and longevity. I have this on me right now and the fabric softerner on my clothes is actually stronger.
Hugo Boss Number One is one of my favorite power houses.
Does Double Black project for a decent amount of time? I want to escape the citrus for a change and find a more "manly scent"... I went to ulta the other day and really liked the following
Polo Double Black
Kenneth Cole Black
Gucci Envy (that one was Alright, not great)
D&G Platinum Egoiste
Any more suggestions of other colognes, preferably ones I can find at a dept store or a sephora/ulta/perfumania? I'm looking for long sillage and decent projection.....
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