Thread: The longevity god
Magie Noire; lasts overnight on me, got some on a silk robe about 2 weeks ago & it's still there.. *sniff*.. mmmmm
Fracas, Carnal Flower & Beyond Love are also hot contenders. l too wish all of my frags could do this!
"What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
For me it has to be Tauer's L'air du desert Maroccain, L' Artisan's Patchouli Patch and Armani Code.
I agree with many of the ones mentioned in the thread, but MPG - Magnolia Pourpre is tenacious beyond reason.
Many of the mentioned stubborn frags above undergo diminishing of the projection power, but This monster retains its prowess to an alarming degree. You might wanna scrub it with a knife. I love it, nonetheless.
Terre d Hermes
"Burn their homes and churches.Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again.
For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a new Armenia."
Using: Antaeus, The Dreamer, Eau Sauvage and Voyage d Hermes
Wishing: Tuscan Soul by Ferragamo and Concentré d Orange Verte
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather goes on for days and days even after my annual bath it lasts on the skin
Someone has mentioned this already, a lot of times the whole blended basenotes do not last, just one note. Everything else has burnt off, one has the tenacity of a Bull Terrier. So what you can smell the next day is probably not as pleasant and enjoyable!
Gucci PH - the cedar from this is still going the following morning.
Antaeus - that Leather note is easily 20 hours +
Tiffany for Men & Boucheron pour Homme - the Oakmoss in the base of these 2 must be irradiated, it has a half-life approaching 30 hours.
The only fragrance I have tried where the drydown smell is still unaltered next morning is Pi.
Dior Intense 12-15 hrs
Original Santal 12+ hrs
Amen 24 hours
Bvlgari Soir 12 hours
If you mean total longevity, time when you can smell atleast base notes close to skin then all my fragrances are doing well. I get 6+ hours out of everything I have. Usually much more. On average it would be:
Dior Homme Intense
Black Suede Touch
TOP 3 hot weather:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Lalique Encre Noire
3. Creed Millesime Imperial
TOP 3 cold weather:
1. Dior Homme
2. Eau Des Baux
3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
Hermes Bel Ami and Terre d'Hermes pure parfum. Also YSL Pour Homme concentree.
If you investigate for some relatively unknown longevity god just try this one-Guerlain Homme Intense Eau de Parfum.
Moreover,the projection is outstanding.
While I have the likes of Opium pour homme, Perry Ellis White, Pi, M7 and Lagerfeld Classic to name a few, it's Egoiste that tops them all. I wear it for Friday night out, still there the next morning I wake up, survives the shower, and wifey smells it on me till late pm. Talk about longevity! (That's Egoiste, on me.)
Joop! Homme lasts a couple of weeks on me, even when I shower and apply other fragrances. It is impossible to get rid of.
P.S. It's pretty nasty.
1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
2. YSL M7
3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
5. Dior Homme/Intense
6. YSL Opium
7. Azzaro Pour Homme
8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
9. YSL Live Jazz
10. Burberry London
Christian Dior Fahrenheit 32
Prada Infusion D'Homme
Ermenegildo Zegna Zegna Forte
I can smell them on me the next day.
Bond no. 9 - Broadway Nite. It was a nightmare. I did not care about it much to begin with and then it resisted all attempts for washing it off. I was still getting whiffs of it from my wrist after two weeks - no kidding!!! (And I do shower and change my clothes every day - just to eliminate a hypothesis ).
I don't dare to test any more Bond no. 9 scents.
Le Male and One Million for me. I sprayed a little bit on my hand before I went to sleep to test out the longevity. I woke up about 8 hours later. Yup...still there, even though I only used a little bit!
TOBACCO VANILLE the reason why i capslocked it's because its a very loud and long lasting fragrance, im talkin about shower and still smells, and breaks past 15hours on my skin
Also pluses to Paul Smith London (got a bit of that under my fingernails while decanting and could catch it 3 days later) though on skin probably over the 16-20 hour mark or more.
Tauer's stuff, especially LDDM has gone well over 24 hours on my skin.
In addition I've caught whiffs of Aventus probably close to 20 or so hours after applying (though that one's a bit of a dark horse in this category).
And last but not least I'll include a heartfelt nod to Black Aoud. High projection, sillage and longevity on all accounts.
Vintage Rochas Macassar. I know of no masculine that lasts longer.
Eternity for Men - aptly named 24hrs+
Acqua di Giò pour Homme - believe it or not
Giorgio for Men and Polo - who's your daddy? 24hrs+
Krizia Uomo - an Italian Stallion
Rochas Lui - fabulous drydown
Will last throughout an apocalyptic nuclear war and still smell ! Use with caution, you have been warned!
If youre looking for longevity, stay away from Bvlgari Aqva. I've heard its longevity and sillage is good, but at 2 sprays to the neck, it barely lasted an hour, and even right when sprayed my girlfriend couldn't smell it unless her nose was within 3 inches of my neck. I liked the scent, but I was very dissapointed. The scent lasted a long time on my shirt however...
+1 Amoauge Jubilation XXV - and it is delicious
+1 Real Oud oil - as stated, sometimes you have to wait some hours for the drydown to progress enough to leave the house - now this can be for the horrible ones as much as for the awesome ones.
Surprisingly, the one with the most longevity on me is a designer: Prada Ambre pour Homme.
Amber Absolute is also excellent. Shame I don't really like the fragrance!
Black Aoud is a beast indeed.
Bogart pour Homme for me for sure. I get 15+ hours with that one.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
I've discovered many longevity kings:
YSL - Kouros for me is the longest lasting from this house (for men)
- Opium FOR WOMEN EdP (EDT is good too) has shocking longevity, the EdP may even last longer then Kouros
- M7 has excellent longevity, I don't think you'll have problems with this one
- Even Rive Gauche has respectable longevity for me
In conclusion... YSL doesn't make faint scents, all that I've tried from this house had great longevity.
Cristian Dior - Poison (Vintage Poison is a longevity bomb), The poison elixirs, Pure perfums for all their fragrances, Fahrenheit & Fahrenheit Absolute, Dior Homme Intense... these are the ones that last very long on me
Chanel - Anteus is the most persistent, but Egoiste, No. 5 and No. 19 also have fantastic longevity
Givenchy - Gentleman is really strong and tenacious, and so are Pi and Amarige
Cartier - I've only tried Santos but it blew me away. One of my faves definitely.
Less refined fragrances that have incredible longevity: Le Male, Angel and A* Men, JOOP! Homme, The Dreamer etc.
Most of the fragrances that I've tried have good and excellent longevity, even if I didn't like all of them.
Coromandel is my longevity god. A godly fragrance which stays on 24hr+ even after a shower.
Cannot get enough of it.
"+1 Amoauge Jubilation XXV - and it is delicious"
I could list a few, but the absolute monster for longevity would have to be Black Afgano. One spray will go on for days if you let it.
I got 13 hours of projection and 24 of lasting with Tobacco Vanille. THe most strong of my collection
le male for me
I've had luck with these surviving showers-
-Amouage Epic Man. It smells soooo good the whole way through, too
-Amouage Tribute. Same with the smelling good the whole way.
-Clive Christian X for Men. Lasts for days on clothing and lasts a very decent time on skin. Yep, I know it's pretty much hated around here, but it does last a looong time, and if you like X, chances are you'll enjoy the whole process.
-Amber Absolute and Bois Marocain by Tom Ford are both great for longevity for me.
-A*Men. By god, I think I like it and then I try to wash it off and no. It WON'T GO. I can't vouch for how it smells after a while, because by the time I'm trying to wash it off, I've already gotten sick of it so any remaining scent will pretty much smell awful.
Le Male, Amen, Tobacco Vanille, L'IDGE, DHI and alot of those heavy winter scents usually last 12+ on me. Half of the time they last around 24 hours
Other longevity monsters, apart from the aforementioned Black/Lime/Red Aouds would be Arabie, Habanita, l'Eau du Navigateur and many Arabian mukhallats. I LOVE long-lasting perfumes. Once I'm out of the house, it just has to last for the rest of the day...
PdN Patchouli Homme might deserve a place on this list too --
Paul Smith London
Kouros, Epic Man
These frags, and a few others I've tried don't come off with regular soap and water... is there a good way to get them off short of a chemical paint stripper?
A men, unfortunately. Tobacco Vanille, thankfully!
I can detect both on my skin even after 24 hrs....simply great!!
+1 to the guys saying LeMale, Joop, PS, Polo, Kouros, and TF Tabacco Vanille. I wish Grey Vetiver had the strength, and longevity of TV, but it's still decent. I got 24 hours out of Vermiel one time. Suprisingly I got 24 hours out of Dior Homme even though it is a weak scent IMO. I was suprised when I walked outside when I woke up and caught a wiff of Dior Homme.
The scent of a skunk's anal scent glands and/or clothes stained with the smoke after an Armenian BBQ.