Everything I tried from Madini lasts forever. And they are very inexpensive and in my opinion very good quality.
They also sell samples. One of their samples will give you countless wears.
I also agree that Angel would be quite bad in hot weather. I am not a big fan of it, but the hot summer day when I wore, was not a pleasant one.
I would also add Shalimar Eau Legere Parfumee. Not a sillage monster but it holds its own in the heat.
Sisley's Soir de Lune, killer sillage and staying power!
Pecksniff's Chypre green if you want a fresh citrus fragrance which really stays for hours.
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Ordered my Bottle of Angel from Ebay, waiting for it. heard it has a smell dat make u feel like eating it. Wonder whether the ppl in streets may wanna eat my woman. lol
Escada Collection by Escada; sweet woody soapy. It's OK for hot weather.
I would like to chime in with the sillage and longevity monster that is Givenchy's Amarige :
and i agree on the mentioned fracas, angel, opium ("vintage" now i guess) and for the chanels, it's always best edp and parfum of course.
Euphoria is nice -nicer for many than Angel (which can be too masculine on some women due to a very strong patchouli note).This lasts probably 8-12 hours on me and I drive 10-20 minutes to work and back in an un-air conditioned car.In the deep south.In 80 + degree weather.
Just received out bottle of Angel, & this is my take on it;
Too masculine & im kind of getting a headache. Not suitable at all for a warm climate. My woman did not like it at all. & I wore it for 1 day & still i have the smell on my clothes.. after 1 day it smells nice but initially its kindof a headache generator. so i guess gourmands arnt gonna do it in the hot weather. Good bye Angel!
Well after all i guess we are looking for a good summer scent here, a fresh/aquatic one like Cool water, but it has to last the whole day long & must project damn well.. Pls suggest me few.. i prefer the ones of the mainstream.
Dune by Dior has great lasting power and sillage. Also Youth Dew and Cinnabar by Estee Lauder. All 3 have been pretty much totally neglected by the 20's and 30's generation, so you have the added bonus of not smelling like everyone else. Same thing with Opium, always a sexy classic that can be relied upon for a bold statement, great longevity, and again slightly forgotten by the younger generation.
Sorry, I just read your last post and none of the fragrances I suggested are aquatic, they are all warm/spicy oriental types. The most mainstream aquatic that comes to mind for me is L'eau D'issey by Issey Miyake. Major sillage, my manager has been wearing this for years, and I always know when she has been in a room. Also, I don't think that a lot of people consider Tom Ford White Patchouli or Black Orchid to be aquatic, but I get definite notes of aquatic/greens in both. Good luck!!
Deep Roses by Montale - 12 hours +
Boise de Violette by Serge Lutens - 12 Hours +
Joop! Femme has lovely sillage and lasts all day. Inexpensive but very good quality for the price. Starts off as a floral aldehyde but has an amazing vanilla deydown.
Did you try Armani Acqua Di Gio? It sounds like what you're looking for.. aquatic/fresh/floral. Don't know about sillage/longevity as I have only smelled it on paper.
I really liked the Michael Kors Island scents for something summery/oceany/fresh, but I know it's not everyone's cup of tea. It amplified like CRAZY in the humid midwestern summer, though.
I'm not surprised its giving you a headache- tenacity for hot climates are all well and good, but it also has to perform well in the heat and not strangle you. Angel would be a monster in a hot climate!
Kai is a refreshing, cooling scent with ample sillage and longevity in the Eau de Parfum concentration. You must have a love for gardenia though. I agree with the suggestion of Dune, shares the same qualities- but is a marine floral. another is Datura Noir by Serge Lutens, its a cooling and clean almond and coconut scent which really holds up well in the heat. Light Blue by D&G and Deseo by JLO are also good.
An aquatic with big sillage and longevity might not be the easiest thing to find. Un Jardin sur le Nil has a lovely aquatic je ne sais quoi and decent longevity. Another good aquatic is Ferré Bergamotto Marino. Although any of these two could be esily worn by a man, they are not masculine-smelling.
Magnolia Romana is my hot-weather fragrance this Summer.
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