I know it's a wide-open question, but which fragrance do you use that has remarkable longevity and sillage? I'm looking for something that I will sense on myself for at least 12 hours without freshing up, and which others around me will notice.
Anything except Montale Black Aoud which, as I have posted before, is wonderful, but just very short-lived on me because of olfactory fatigue or whatever reason.
I have Reflection. How much do you use at a time? Two/three sprays? Or more?
Well, on me, I would list, alphabetically, (see also my wardrobe http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/47321 ; most of my listings have my subjective take on "longevity"):
Absolue pour le Soir
Azzaro pour Homme
Beyond Paradise for Men (I'm guessing others would probably not list this, but for me, it lasts)
Bogart pour Homme
Kouros (long half-life! ;-] )
Michael for Men
Number 3 / Le 3me Homme / The Third Man by Caron
Rive Gauche pour Homme
I can still identify each these on my skin 24 hours (or more) later.
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Bogart pour Homme is the longevity king on me, at least. 24 hours is not uncommon.
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
Edit: At first I thought the thread title said "which MALLE fragrance has the best sillage and longevity". None the less I stand by my recommendation.
Dior Homme Intense
L´Instant pour Homme Extreme EDP by Guerlain
A*Men by Thierry Mugler
Mazzolari Lui. I have only used this as a dab-on from a sample, but I imagine that a spray from a bottle would be devastatingly potent and last forever
to say masculine longevity is to say Fahrenheit
my current top five (always in transition)
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
eau de gloire parfum d'empire
Dia man Amouage
comme des garçons man 2
Also Annick Goutal Sables lasts over 24hrs.
M7 - it still lingers in my nightmares....
Opium pour Homme EDP
Montale Red Aoud
L'Artisan Parfumeur L'Eau du Navigateur
Jo Malone Rosewater & Vanilla
Thierry Mugler A*Men
Annick Goutal Ambre Fétiche
Lapidus Pour Homme
YSL - Kouros
Amouage - Jubilation XXV
Hasu No Hana
Peau d'Espagne - OMG -
Sandalo (Lorenzo Villoresi)
Versilia Vintage - Ambra Mediterrenea
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
All great fragrances, all lasting for a pretty silly amount of time (eight hours plus on me).
Chanel Egoiste +1
On my skin, definitely A*Men and Tobacco Vanille.
Paul Smith London
Kouros. Ten sprays. You'll smell it for the rest of your life, and so will everyone else in your area code.
My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2
I would add Versace The Dreamer
"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
Noir de Reminisence OMG can't get rid of it even if you wanted to