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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    What I wear depends on the situation. Longevity is a factor as well as the type of scent. I wear the more fleeting ones when I only need a few hours out of it, and the beasts when I will be out for a long time.
    THIS.
    When i go to work i use those who have good projection/longevity/sillage, and if i go to a two hours coffe or something iŽll use scents that usually lasts 3-4 hours

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    Not. I"ll just won't buy if the bottle is too expensive.

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    Not. I"ll just won't buy if the bottle is too expensive.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    I carry scents around in my purse anyway. So I have no problem doing a touch up during the day if it wears off. But I am unhappy if an expensive fragrance does this. I'm much more willing to reapply when I know its not as much $ per spray.
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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    Yeah if other options are there to choose from.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    It doesn't stop me from wearing. However, I will not knowingly buy short lasting frags, I want at least six hours. I have two in my collection that do not give good longevity they are Himalaya and Pure Shot. Himalaya is great for work but fades right around 5-6 hours. Pure shot I use for the gym or jogging.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    yes. If I want a skin scent I apply lightly. When the situation requires adjusting the volume a frag should be strong enough to allow adjusting. Weak frags are annoying and a waste of money.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    It has prevented me from buying certain frags...even with a sweet discount.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    no it doesn't
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    I'm truly jealous you get great longevity/projection from Aventus, on me it doesn't stay so long. Although my first post on BN was about Aventus and how I couldn't smell it at all, but received two compliments on it (my first ever fragrance compliments, no less). Projection and longevity is an issue for me, if I'm sitting in the office then Aventus or Blenheim Bouquet are fine because it doesn't really matter if they're gone after a couple of hours. But if I'm going out in the evening, I like to know my frag will still be noticeable by others throughout. Chanel frags seem to linger on me for hours, it's quite remarkable, so they're my choice for occasions when I really want to be noticed.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    Depends....I'm debating between one fragrance I LOVE, and one that smells similar (and in some ways, I actually love MORE) but has poor longevity/sillage/projection compared to the other. (It is about 1/4 the price though.) Somehow I have a feeling I might end up with both, or a mini of the one because I DO love it. And minis are cheap.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    I want longevity above sillage.
    Right here.

    Low longevity has stopped me buyiing fragrances, but that doesn't mean I won't buy scents that don't last a long time. Even knowingly. There is plenty of room in my wardrobe for fragrances that only last an hour or two as there are many times when I go out and do not stay out longer than that. Also, I love wearing scents to bed so whatever I wear only needs to last long enough for me to drift off.

    Lastly if I'm just sitting around the house being able to wear numerous scents in one day can be very entertaining.

    I do begrudge spending a lot of money on fragrance that dissapears swiftly though, unless it's the nature of the scent. Such as a citrus, or EDC. It's one reason I'm very wary of L'artisan.

    Excessive longevity can actually be a drawback, but this is such a rarity. I mean scents that last multiple days, and with enough oomph that spraying anything over it would compromise the second scent.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    I am a bit control freak, so I've made up some fragrance rules for myself and one of them most certainly is:
    1) It must last as long as 5 hours least, so every fragrance I test, I usually mark down the time when those five hours are over and then I sniff again to see if it is still there.
    I have to feel it with my nose upon my wrist, do not care if it's not "all around the place" as I sometimes do enjoy that people can smell my fragrance only up close.

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    I just wear more and reapply if possible. Ordinarily, I wear more than the average person but get no comments unless someone is very close to me.
    In the case of a weaker juice I wear even more...and then some! If I really like a scent I don't want to miss out on it for the reasons of poor longevity or projection.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    If it is a scent that projects like a bomb and then becomes a skin scent, I usually spray a lot more (but I'd wait an hour or two before going out).

    If it's poor longevity overall, I just carry an atomizer.

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    Sure, sometimes it does. If it's the type of scent that I would want better longevity or projection from, then I probably wouldn't buy it in the end. But there are scents that I prefer to have different performance characteristics from--for something I might wear to the office, I would go for low projection and preferably no sillage.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    If I like the scent enough then I don't care about longevity. I'll just carry around an atomizer to re-apply.

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    Yep, to a certain extent, doesnt need to be too loud or powerful, but at least able to last arnd 3-4h. Wouldnt wanna get an expensive scent and starts spamming it cos its too weak, thats just waste of money.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    While good smelling things are always nice, if it's something that I really like but it's weak, and I could wave a magic wand and have it last longer and project better, I almost always would.

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    If a fragrance doesn't last 4 hours, I won't buy it.
    If a frag has poor longevity/sillage, I will be less likely to pay a lot for it. There are exceptions where a fragrance touches me and I have to have it, no matter that it is fleeting...

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    Not at all.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Absolutely not.

    If anything, excessively enthusiastic projection & sillage stops me from wearing certain fragrances on certain occasions.

    But if I like the frag, I'll probably end up buying it at some point anyway.
    Currently wearing: Askew by Humiecki & Graef

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    Most definitely. If the longevity and sillage are found to be weak I do not spend my money. I bought Erolfa from Creed, was sold by the house and the fact I had GIT. Never have I been more disappointed in a scent at any cost. So much so that I am not willing to try another Creed scent unless it is given for free. This however goes for any producer with a product of weak longevity and poor sillage.

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    "Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?"

    Projection: No. In fact, there are times when I specifically choose scents with less projection. I'm not somebody who believes that more projection is always better. For clubbing, I suppose it is. For an intimate date, oh heck no. That's a bad time for a projection beast.

    Sillage: No. I do appreciate a scent with good sillage, but a lack of sillage won't prevent me from wearing a scent I like.

    Longevity: Sort-of, but in reverse. I tend to wear scents I get great longevity from more often, which means scents with less longevity get worn less often. I'm more likely to not buy a scent I get poor longevity from in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowan- View Post
    excessively enthusiastic projection & sillage stops me from wearing certain fragrances on certain occasions.
    EXACTLY. +1.
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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    Yes, it feels cheap to me and I end up giving it away. Goodbye D&G The One. Miss you except for your projection/longevity

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    Default Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    Very much so, yes. It's my number one criteria actually (as long as I enjoy the scent). I wear fragrance for my own sake, I want to be able to enjoy a whiff of it all through the day. If you don't you pretty much spent money for other people to enjoy your fragrances. Doesn't make sense to me, considering there are hundreds of other more important aspects to consider if you want to make a "good impression", you yes-sayer.
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