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    Default The most fleeting cologne of all...

    Which one would you pick? Which one disappears the fastest on you?
    Personally, I'd have to say Guerlain's Eau de Cologne Impériale, which is certainly incredibly beautiful - and literally gone in a flash. Another strong contender would be Eau d'Orange Verte, which lasts only slightly longer. Another Hermès, Brin de Réglisse, flies away very very fast, too, although the drydown does stick around significantly longer than Guerlain's ephemeral imperial water, at least on me... The same thing goes for Chanel's amazing Eau de Cologne from the Exclusifs range - and their Pour Monsieur certainly doesn't outstay its welcome in any way, either.
    I'm curious about your opinions. Of course it goes with the traditional citrus-dominant cologne style that it tends to evaporate almost immediately (and don't get me wrong - that is part of its charm!) - but which one runs away the fastest of all?

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    Amazingreen by cdg

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    Millisime imperial

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    - Don Algodon Cool for men: A Spanish cheapie that lasts well for 1 hour only and smells like Cool Water was made out of 2 ingredients; very fresh though! The bottle says it's an edt!


    - Agua Lavanda: High quality lavander splash on that lasts for 1 hour (could easily be layered with Caron PuH) It's not an edt though.

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    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Clinique Happy.

    You almost need to spray it right into your nose, or you might miss the whole show...

    The term Happy Hour does not apply to this - it is giving it a little too much credit.
    Seasonal favorites:

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    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
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    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    The One for Men by Dolce & Gabbana.

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    Well if we're going traditional colognes, I say either Mr Taylors by TOBS or 4711. I get a good 15-20 minutes out of 4711, but have to really go hard with the application. Mr Taylors disappears almost immediately for me. I actually get decent longevity out of d'Orange Verte.

    As so many people have taken 'cologne' to mean 'mens fragrance' I'll add CK Free to the mix. That stuff is very fleeting.

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    For me the winner for the shortest longevity goes to Creeds Neroli Sauvage. I got two samples from two different places as I thought the first time I tried it there must have been something wrong with the sample. But no both samples lasted 20 minutes and it was gone. Beat that.Hah

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    For me it's Creed's Erolfa.....Seems like it's gone in a minute!!!
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    +1 for The One

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    I recently bought a bottle of Photo by Lagerfeld. I like the smell but hardly stays not even an hour.. frustrated as hell!!

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    Has anyone noticed varied longevity from the same bottle? Sometimes it seems the difference can be as much as three to four hours. Maybe it's just my perception. Any thoughts?

    The shortest one I've found is Eau de Cartier Essence de Boise. It lasts 30 to 60 minutes and then it's simply gone.

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    Without a doubt, D&G's, The One. Spray it, blink twice, where did it go?

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    Eau d'Orange Verte is the most fleeting scent scent I've come across. I literally think it lasted 10 minutes on me.

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    +1 for The One. Shame as I love what is happening for the brief minute or two I can smell it.

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    Banana Republic Classic
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    Fourth place goes to The One and Bleu de Chanel
    Thrird place is for Eau de Orange Verte.
    Second place is for Light Blue by D&G.
    Eau de Cartier isn't able even to create a memory in my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    The One for Men by Dolce & Gabbana.
    +1. Nice scent, but terrible longevity.

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    This lasts about 30 minutes, it's a pity because the opening blast of grapefruit is quite nice and then the whole show is over and you're left with nothing, for the price I would have expected more:


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    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    This lasts about 30 minutes, it's a pity because the opening blast of grapefruit is quite nice and then the whole show is over and you're left with nothing, for the price I would have expected more:

    Forgot this one and Eau de Gentiane Blanche.

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    Chanel's Eau De Cologne is surely one of the most fleeting around....


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    Gendarme disappears somewhere between the nozzle and my skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alvus View Post
    Forgot this one and Eau de Gentiane Blanche.
    Strangely enough that lasted ages on me....

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    Villoresi Uomo

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    +1 to 4711. I get less than an hour out of it. Smells good for that time though.
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    Agua Lavanda and Eau de Cologne Imperiale are both quite fleeting, but Trumper's Extract of West Indian Limes lasts only few minutes, and so is more fleeting still.

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    Comme des Garcons Ouarzazate...I love the stuff, it's awesome, but it goes so fast...makes me sad.

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    UDV Black

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    wasted my money on this one Chevignon - forever Mine



    I sprayed on me like 5 times and 5 minutes later when I left my house going to work it was gone

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    Virgin island water
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Strictly judging by my own wardrobe: XXL by Daniel Hechter, any projection and longevity being gone in half an hour or even less.

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    Extract of West Indian Limes by Geo F. Trumper. It really is a shame because I absolutely love the invigorating blast of natural lime it begins with... Unfortunately, that beginning is also the end, as it disappears within a minute (litterally).
    Current Top Favorites:
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    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    +1 for D&G The One. Some of the best top notes I've ever smelt. This doesn't even turn into a skin scent...it completely disappears.

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    Tommy bahama disappears very quickly on me
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    Oud Wood , Noir de Noir , DHI , Mugler Cologne , Bond No.9 Bleeker St. ,
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    I think its unfair to put 4711 in this category.
    Its original purpose was to refresh the skin with a liquid, and then they innovatively added some fragrant materials in the formula, to it have smell while it does its job.
    Its like a shampoo, its normal a shampoo that the smell goes away seconds after application, the purpose is clean the hair and head.


    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Extract of West Indian Limes by Geo F. Trumper. It really is a shame because I absolutely love the invigorating blast of natural lime it begins with... Unfortunately, that beginning is also the end, as it disappears within a minute (litterally).
    Ahahaha that must be hilarious. What the brand has to say about this ridiculous issue? Or the SA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Ahahaha that must be hilarious. What the brand has to say about this ridiculous issue? Or the SA?
    They say "That means more $ for "Us", because you need to go through a bottle a day due to reapplying constantly. May I have your repeat order today? ... And you *may* want to stock up with a few extras for when you run out again, like tomorrow. ;-)
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    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
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    Mugler Cologne. I absolutely DRENCH my skin in it, and after fifteen minutes it's barely there; totally gone in an hour.

    Even worse than Bois de Cedrat, which used to be my most fleeting.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Bvlgari Blve

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    Eau de Cologne Impériale.
    No competition whatsoever!

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    Annick Goutal Duel.

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    Agreed. Creed MI

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    YSL L'homme didnt last an hour on me.Also another vote for Eau de Orange Verte,I was shocked how short lived it was.

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    Idole de Lubin.

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    Seriously? VIW last forever on me.

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    +1 The One

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Extract of West Indian Limes by Geo F. Trumper. It really is a shame because I absolutely love the invigorating blast of natural lime it begins with... Unfortunately, that beginning is also the end, as it disappears within a minute (litterally).
    Hmm... it lasts a bit more than a minute on me. Now Penhaligons Extract of Limes, that one can perform magic tricks.... unfortunately, its trick is a disappearing act!

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    David Beckham's line also have horrible longevity. I still have Intimately Beckham in my collection and that has horrible longevity which is a shame because I think the Beckham frags are quite good.

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    D&G The One lasts and projects very well for me, but what doesn't, and one of my absolute favorites is Creed Windsor I/II. On my skin I get maybe an hour, on clothing it lasts considerably longer so I do 10-15 there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    +1 The One
    Quote Originally Posted by PEARL View Post
    D&G The One lasts and projects very well for me, but what doesn't, and one of my absolute favorites is Creed Windsor I/II. On my skin I get maybe an hour, on clothing it lasts considerably longer so I do 10-15 there.

    same thing for me last some good time on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Clinique Happy.

    You almost need to spray it right into your nose, or you might miss the whole show...

    The term Happy Hour does not apply to this - it is giving it a little too much credit.
    My brother used to wear this and it would linger for hours. I've never liked it and found it quite annoying that it would be still visiting when he'd left hours ago.

    I was just sent a sample of Alvarez Gomez "Agua de Colognia Concentrada" and I really like it, but it was gone in about 10mins Seriously fleeting.

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    CK Be unfortunately.

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    4711 and Paradise for men by Alfred Sung. Sooooo disappointing.

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    I am King. Mr Houdini in a bottle. Big puff of purple smoke and then he is gone and so is my fruit salad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    Mugler Cologne. I absolutely DRENCH my skin in it, and after fifteen minutes it's barely there; totally gone in an hour.

    Even worse than Bois de Cedrat, which used to be my most fleeting.
    Maybe you have really dry skin, because bois de cedrat lasts 6-8hrs one me.

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    Just wore Creed Erolfa again today. Forgot how short-lasting that one is.
    Seasonal favorites:

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    2. Creed - Aventus
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    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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