hmmm with some scents i share your problem. i too struggle with pure malt which is a shame because the opening is lovely,
1 try not to sniff the cologne as sooon as you have applied it , this will most likely knock out your nose.
2 spray on clothes this definitely holds the fragrance if you go back to the shirt you wore the day b4 it will still be on it
or get some frags that really project like beasts
joop,1milllion, ambre sultan,musc ravageur,new haarlem,dreamer ,allure
all of the above last n project well on me