Epic Man! Pricey, yes, but absolutely divine, lasts forever, and sounds just like what you're looking for in a frag.
I am really tired of all these good scents out there that has poor longevity.
Dirty English isn't to bad, Tommy Bahamas not so bad (but even they stays approx. in the middle or below, (at least on my skin, approx. 3 hours), Zirh Ikon (extremely poor longevity), Celine Fever (a perfect scent by the way, rather poor longevity) amongst a whole lot of others I have tried; have a very poor longevity... Not to mention the overrated and overprised (at least here in Norway): Mark Jacobs Bang that leaves you with mostly nothing after ten minutes...
(I've even tried Burberry The Beat that supposed to have a lot of pepper in it, all i notice is the orange/citrus, what an disappointment that was, and should have good longevity after what I've been reading. On my skin; not at all).
So I thought some of you on the forum has some suggestions.
Anything, preferably with the notes in the title but not necessarily, I'm open to any good scent that lasts "a little" with all kind of notes but hopefully NOT with a clear vanilla or citrus tone.
AND, hopefully not the most expensive ones, I can't afford to try them after all
Please, give me some directions on which way to go now You can be sure I'll check each and every one of them out!
Have you tried Gucci pour Homme 1? It's very similar to both Dirty English and Tommy Bahama but I think it's better. Might be hard to track down a bottle and you might not want to considering it's so similar to the two you already have, but is maybe worth a sample
Le Labo Poivre 23 london city exclusive. It's just totally amazing.
As above, so below.
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Sa Majeste La Rose and Green Irish for sale- P.M. me
Villoresi Piper Nigrum would be the obvious choice IMHO. Pepper, fresh herbs, warm spice, woody-balsamic notes and it develops all day long.
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
I second both Epic Man and Piper Nigrum and I'll add
Malle French Lover
Fille En Aiguilles
Histoires De Parfums 1828
+1 on Piper Nigrum... Great stuff.
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
Frapin Caravelle Epicee
Agree with the guys who mentioned Epic Man. Quality, masculine powerhouse with great longetivity.
I also love Christian Dior Jules which is sadly discontinued. Epic man reminds me of a superior quality replacement for that one.
Opus 1870 by Penhaligons
Tauer's LDDM has great longevity, and to me it's a great spice. So is Frapin's Passion Boisee. Might not be your regular spice/pepper but it's well worth it.
Penhaligons L P No 9 - Very spicy.
+ 1 for Gucci Pour Homme I.
Thank you all for your suggestions; but you are way over (!, in fact miles away) from my budget so the search go on... I usually search for scents in the lower parts (sometimes lower to mediumof the price-range...
Bang by Marc Jacobs
Gucci Pour Homme I
Opium Pour Homme
Equipage by Hermes
Nobody mentioned Guerlain L'Instant (Extreme)!
When I read your thread title I immediately thought of Gucci PH (this one, which is what I think everyone else here was also referring to: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121989.html).
When my husband wears this, it persists over 12 hours even after his shower.
This is not costly!
Let´s see... spice+wood+little pepper that lasts +12 hours on the skin:
And can be found at a very good prices.
The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?