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    What is your craziest longevity story? I ask this because this morning I wake up(its 8am) and I clearly smell the Le Male that I applied the previous morning(9am) without putting my arm to my nose and a completely different shirt and everything. I could smell it right now just as if I have freshly applied some other fragrance with avg projection.

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    Portrait of a Lady was over 30 hours at near full strength on skin (even after a couple showers and a dip in the pool). It lasted well over 4 days on my jacket sleeve where some of it must have rubbed off on it while wearing it.

    Runner ups are Bogart pour Homme, Crown Imperial and Giorgio for Men in that order.
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    D&G Pour Homme (Vintage formula) - When applied this was strong and I thought nice for the first few hours. The problem was is that ten hours later it was as strong and unyielding and never changing from when I first applied it. Another five hours it had faded a bit but was still their. I wake the next day and I can still smell it," does this frag ever quit as it has outstayed its welcome" . I remember asking myself.

    I ended up just giving it away.

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    Knize Ten Gold. It was still clearly present 24 hours later. I'm sure it would have lasted even longer if I hadn't had a shower.
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    Wenge by Donna Karan was my biggest surprise regarding longevity ,over 20 hours.

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    I'm pretty sure my skin eats scents, I put PoaL on my arm last night and I can't smell it at all, and it died down after a couple hours. Every once and a while I'll get a spike in longevity from just a random scent for no reason. It must be an Ohio thing, the weather can't make up it's mind and neither can my skin.

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    The longest-lasting I own is Gris Clair, followed by Santos Concentree. I'm not keen on Sables but that rivals Gris Clair for longevity.
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    Montale Attar - all day

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    24 hours with One Man Show Gold easily

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    As someone with generally awful scent longevity on skin, I am happy with Caron pour un homme.

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    I was very happy to smell Montale's Black Oud the next day and still very strong. But the winner in my cabinet is Clive Christian's C for men. It is out of this world.

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    ELDO Rien, probably. It's a bitter leather that stays on for days.

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    I once got 15 hours or so out of Lapidus Pour Homme. It might have gone on indefinitely if I didn't have to shower.
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    Default Re: Longest longevity you have ever experienced?

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    Knize Ten Gold.
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    ELDO Rien
    These are quite insane indeed. I also get an exasperating lasting power from a bunch of Montales. They stick around for monthes...


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    Cool Water. It lasted through numerous swimming sessions and over 24 hours. Although it was 2 sprays on the same spot. and to be honest, almost nauseating, It seemed really synthetic, which I can't specifically remember from the previous time I tried it with just the normal one spray.

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    Annick Goutal Sables, three days and two showers later and it was still there.
    Currently wearing: Tzora by Anat Fritz

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    Maybe it was because I was younger back then, but Jovan Musk for Men always lasted a long time and projected like crazy when I was a teenager. The scent lingers on the shirt for a couple of days.

    Last month, after purchasing Colors for Men by Benetton, I sprayed it on me at around 8PM and woke up at 6am the following day still smelling it. It will probably last longer if I didn't have to shower that day. I was surprised as I don't remember it lasting that long when I first had it back in the 90's.

    From my current rotation, L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme seems to be the winner in terms of longevity. It stays with me the whole day.
    Currently wearing: Bergamote 22 by Le Labo

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    Default Re: Longest longevity you have ever experienced?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matkinson View Post
    Cool Water. It lasted through numerous swimming sessions and over 24 hours. Although it was 2 sprays on the same spot. and to be honest, almost nauseating, It seemed really synthetic, which I can't specifically remember from the previous time I tried it with just the normal one spray.
    I tried this and thought it was really unpleasant. tried to wash it off after an hour or so but couldn't get rid off it (which put me off even more).
    Agree with op about Le male, can still clearly smell it next morning, same with paco rabanne. the only thoing I have tried stronger than these ones is Kouros. Lasts on clothes for at least a week. This is a plus factor for me as I love it.

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    Default Re: Longest longevity you have ever experienced?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matkinson View Post
    Cool Water. It lasted through numerous swimming sessions and over 24 hours. Although it was 2 sprays on the same spot. and to be honest, almost nauseating, It seemed really synthetic, which I can't specifically remember from the previous time I tried it with just the normal one spray.
    Are you sure it wasn't just chlorine?

    Seriously though, Romeo Gigli Sud Est is definitely up there in longevity.

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    Knize Ten, Drakkar Noir, Fendi Uomo all outlasted, on me, even 24 hours, being remotely perceptible even the second day after application
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    I once got 15 hours or so out of Lapidus Pour Homme. It might have gone on indefinitely if I didn't have to shower.
    Lapidus is King of Longevity. Nothing comes close to this beast.
    LLAM has a tendency of overstaying its welcome.

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    Ambre Sultan.
    I could detect it on my wrist after three days and six showers.
    For some reason I don't always get the same results from my fragrances but some that I have been able to smell the next day are:
    Opium Pour Homme edt & edp
    L'instant de Guerlain PH Extreme
    Jaipur edp
    A*men
    Egoiste (not the current formulation)

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    Probably Kouros. Can't even wash that $hit off...

    Also it seems like synthetic ouds have a fixative effect and last FOREVER... Montale and Cruel Intentions By Kilian come to mind.

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    Ambre Sultan. One small spray on my wrist the first time I tried it instore, and I could still smell it 2 days & a couple of showers later.

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    Leather Oud
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    Antidote, L'Instant Extreme, Ungaro III (especially if I raise my body temperature), Jaipur EdT (never tried EdP), Santos Concentree, Opium EdT... in no particular order.

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    Aventus always lasts 24+ hrs on me

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    Yves St-Laurent - Kouros : Last on my body for more than 24-30 hours and days on my clothes. Even after a shower, I can still smell it. This is really strong.

    Another one that last forever is Ambre Fetiche from Annick Goutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamwires View Post
    Aventus always lasts 24+ hrs on me
    I wish I got that kind of longevity from Aventus. I get maybe five or six.

    TF Santal Blush lasts a good 30 hours on me, even surviving showers where I specifically try to scrub it off.
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    I accidentally spilled a little Tobacco Vanille from the flacon on my hand: 48 hours later it was still a skin scent.
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