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    Default The worst of the worst: Projection / Longevity

    As the title suggests, drop your fragrances that just have terrible longevity and horrendous projection.

    The following made my list:
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche sitting at 2 hours, with 1.5 hours stuck on skin
    Lacoste Essential Sport
    D&G The One
    D&G The One Gentleman

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    Default Re: The worst of the worst: Projection / Longevity

    As much as I love Gucci II, it's probably the weakest frag in my wardrobe for both projection and longevity.

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    Eau Mixte

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    Creed Royal Island Water and Virgin Island Water. I really like the pleasant softness of these scents but they just die on my skin and on my clothes they last not more than one hour.

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    Amouage Dia I can not smell it after ten minutes of applying it. And Creeds Neroli Sauvage I bought two samples from two different places and after twenty minutes on my skin both times it was gone with hardly any projection.

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    Erolfa by Creed
    Roger & Gallet Jean Paul Farina Edition Cologne
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    Beckham's Instinct

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    Wow, HDS, I can smell Erolfa all day long. Why we're all different.

    For me:
    Borsari Aqcua Classica and Ed Hardy Love and Luck.

    Millesime Imperial too if it's really hot. No problems on mild days though.

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    Love all of the below but longevity/sillage is an issue. Only wear them when I'm only going out for a short while

    Polo Blue
    Givenchy Pour Homme Red (Although I'm discovering in recent times it's not as bad as I first thought)
    Carlos Santana (Great while it lasts though)
    Hanae Mori EDT
    Higher

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    not sure about the projection, but i find cdg 2 longevity a little bit lacking

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    Cereus No.4 and Clinique Happy.

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    I love Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes, but longevity is nearly nonexistent. You put it on and get a great invigorating natural lime, then it is gone in minutes (or maybe I should say seconds). Too bad, really.
    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

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    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

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    Default Re: The worst of the worst: Projection / Longevity

    Quote Originally Posted by cannotavoidtrite View Post
    Creed Royal Island Water and Virgin Island Water. I really like the pleasant softness of these scents but they just die on my skin and on my clothes they last not more than one hour.
    This is irrelevant in a way, but I've been waiting for an opportunity to say that VIW lasts a good 15 hours on me! I love this one, so it's a bonus!

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    This stuff lasts all of 5 minutes:



    About 7 minutes:



    About 15 minutes:



    About 30 minutes:


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    Oh yes: sneezing for 5 minutes then nothing:


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    I forgot the worst! I'm not even sure if there is any perfume at all in Boss Night


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    I forgot another. Gone almost instantly on evaporation:


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    Creed Bois de Cedrat. I love it, but it disappears almost immediately into a skin scent even if I bathe in it.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Why "terrible" longevity and "horrendous" projection? Not all of us want to smell like the Empress of all the Russias all the time.

    On some hot days I only want to wear a simple eau de cologne, and if I have to work closely with people, a close skin scent that I can feel comfortable in is all I need.

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    Hermes d' Orange Verte - really like it, but so short lived, it's a deal killer for me.

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    Gone after 20 minutes

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    sean john - iamking
    hermes - concentree de orange de verte

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    On El- good scent, yet even after half an hour, any trace of longevity is gone in spite of generous and- often repeated- applications

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahep2007 View Post
    This is irrelevant in a way, but I've been waiting for an opportunity to say that VIW lasts a good 15 hours on me! I love this one, so it's a bonus!
    I have had the same experience with VIW...it lasts and lasts and lasts.

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    Amouage dia on me as well as dg the one and gentleman.

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    Burberry Weekend for Men doesn't last at all on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    I forgot another. Gone almost instantly on evaporation:

    No kidding. How can they keep selling this? 10-15 minutes. Maybe someone with a super sensitive nose can get something out of it. It's heavenly lime, but gone before you leave the bathroom to get dressed.

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree (the current version).

    Does last one hour max on me :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    Oh yes: sneezing for 5 minutes then nothing:

    I can still smell Bang on me the next morning! Worst for me, D&G The One & D&G The One Gentleman. Lasts all of ten seconds on me. On a good day. It's absolutely ridiculous.

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    For me Gucci pour homme 2 and Gucci sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serjery View Post
    As the title suggests, drop your fragrances that just have terrible longevity and horrendous projection.

    The following made my list:
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche sitting at 2 hours, with 1.5 hours stuck on skin
    Lacoste Essential Sport
    D&G The One
    D&G The One Gentleman
    +1 for D&G The One, which is a shame because it's a great scent.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    guess man.............3 mins if not less

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    PDN Cedrat, one whiff then gone.

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    Lacoste essential sport? Lasted quite long on me for a sport fragrance 5 hours about in summer heat. projeection wasnt the best but not the worst.

    Black by kenneth cole, CK Truth

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    I've at least sampled, if not owned, all of the above mentioned but I have one that beats them all by a mile ...


    ... Dior Cologne Royale !!!


    Such a shame because it's really a nice scent.

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    CK Be last about 15 minutes on me, even with more than 20 sprays

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    Clinique Happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    I have had the same experience with VIW...it lasts and lasts and lasts.
    Same here. VIW shouldn't even be in this discussion unless you buy a fake off of Ebay.

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    Cedrat by Parfums de Nicolaï, 15 minutes and that's it

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    Most L'Artisan Parfumeur.

    for swap/sale:





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    Quote Originally Posted by ROtto View Post
    Why "terrible" longevity and "horrendous" projection? Not all of us want to smell like the Empress of all the Russias all the time.

    On some hot days I only want to wear a simple eau de cologne, and if I have to work closely with people, a close skin scent that I can feel comfortable in is all I need.
    Amen to that.
    I'll always make time for cats and roses

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    Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Caron Pour un Homme, Dune, Fat Electrician, Oxford and Cambridge, Eau de Campagne, Elixir des Merveilles, Sarrasins, MKK, Ambre Sultan, Tocade, Dzing!

    Current obsessions:
    Le Temps d'Une Fête, Tom of Finland, Jasmin et Cigarette, Dirty (not dirty at all )

    "Perfume is an invisible art form, and yet one of the most evocative and personal."

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    LAVANDA TONICA has really low sillage for me, but the longevity is good.

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    well, I've seen many fragrances I liked that lasted like 30 mins to 2 hours...but worst of the worst....:

    D&G The one and The one Gentlemen: About 10 minutes.

    Gucci Pour Homme II: 30 seconds, literally.

    Oh I forgot most of the hermessence line, save for Ambre Narguile, Paprika Brasil and Vetiver Tonka...they all last like 10 mins on me.
    Last edited by Ekove; 4th September 2011 at 04:45 AM.

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    DEMETER fragrances are THE WORSE PERIOD!!!! You get 10 seconds of Longevity, maybe 5. SERIOUSLY!! And they are the worse MOST HORRIBLE smelling scents after that 10 seconds is up. Terrible drydowns. I'm glad I only paid $10 dollars for this stinky stuff. DO NOT BUY, what a rip off!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Same here. VIW shouldn't even be in this discussion unless you buy a fake off of Ebay.
    I have a sample vial of Virgin Island Water given to me by the official Creed counter at a respectable department store. It was not an ebay purchase.

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    Givenchy Pour Homme - non-existent
    Sean John I am King - non-existent
    Gucci Pour Homme II - 30 minutes?
    4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser - smells nice for a few minutes
    Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes - smells nice for a few seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney_Falco View Post
    Love all of the below but longevity/sillage is an issue. Only wear them when I'm only going out for a short while

    Polo Blue
    Wow, really? A coworker of mine wears it, and I can smell him across the office all day long. I have a bottle, but haven't worn it in ages because of him! I get incredible projection and longevity out of Bang, too, but I like it and probably apply more liberally than with others.

    Probably the worst for me is Eau d'Orange Vert by Hermes, which is a shame because I love it. A*Men Sunessence is pretty weak, too.

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    Clinique Happy is pretty weak also

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    Voyage d'Hermès. So disappointing because I absolutely loved it while it lasted. It seems to disappear almost instantly, sprayed on clothing I get maybe 15 minutes and a little bit of an afterglow. That's it.

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    i forgot dior - eau savage
    20 minutes and its gone

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    Virgin Island Water lasts about 1hr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    Virgin Island Water lasts about 1hr.
    Virgin Island works the best in high heat conditions. Hint Island Water. I get atleast 7 hours in the high heat. Don't even attempt to wear this below 85 degrees

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    I've become a fan of Gucci PH II lately. Even with one spray to the chest, I get wafts of it many hours later. It's got better sillage by far than Lavanda Tonica, that's for sure, but for me it's got really good sillage period, though it never really blasts you like some frags do. I'm thinking that may be the issue for some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serjery View Post
    As the title suggests, drop your fragrances that just have terrible longevity and horrendous projection.
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche sitting at 2 hours, with 1.5 hours stuck on skin
    Wow really? Last at least 4-5 hours on me.

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    By far the worst is DG gentlemen lol i put it on and after 15 minutes its gone lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    , D&G The ONE.
    I never really believed in the whole skin chemistry thing, but after coming here I realize that its either true or some people have a mucked up shnozola. D&G The One lasts all day on me, but then again every frag that I have does.

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    Cacharel pour l'homme: gone in an hour or so.
    Used to last all day on me back in the 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEARL View Post
    I never really believed in the whole skin chemistry thing, but after coming here I realize that its either true or some people have a mucked up shnozola. D&G The One lasts all day on me, but then again every frag that I have does.
    the one last a good while on my skin too, when i recent Bought it , it lasted 4 hours max
    and then aBout 2 weeks ago i used it to go to a party, applied at 9pm, and at 5 pm i could still smell it
    i was really surprised , Bcause i was carrying a 10ml decant in my pocket so when the 3-4 hours passes id reapply again But it wasn't nessesary.

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    Voyage D'Hermes
    Hermes - Eau D'Orange Verte

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    Eau de Cartier is a bit of a tease.

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