A good 8 hours for me. One thing I hear all the time is the projection stays within 3 feet of you. I have to disagree with this. This is easily my most projected scent in my small collection. And I own Joop! Homme and 1 Million if that tells you anything. I really think you just have fatigue. Give it a few more applications and avoid spraying near your face (this includes your neck) and you won't get that fatigue.
When I say avoid the neck, I'm just saying don't spray it to where the spray could accidentally enter your nose and ruin your olfactory senses.
I only have a sample of this, and it has a strong opening, so I also recommend not spraying close to ther nose. I guess I need to re-study it again because its longevity on my skin is average -- about 5 hours. The regular L'Instant lasts all day on me.
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I used to think this doesn't last on me, and the first time I used Extreme using my spray sample from Surrender to Chance, I got turned off. I usually do 3-5 sprays with my frags, but after understanding this deeper, I realized I only need 1.5 sprays... two, if I want it to project even more.
I find L'Instant Extreme potent with outstanding longevity, and truly excellent projection. The scent is really nice, and I think it is worth owning a bottle. Like I previously posted, do not spray your neck as it is so strong. The chest area, IMO is perfect, even under the shirt layered with a sweater.
Maybe slightly as far as the root beer is concerned. I get a classier version of the original obsession for men. As for longevity on my skin, I get 12 hours on most days@ 2 sprays max for me. Love this scent. So glad I picked up a full bottle of this after having a sample of this. This is one of my most complimented scents. I even pull this one off in the summer with only one spray. Not too heavy at all being in the mid west here. This one will always be in my collection and I am trying to hunt down another bottle of this, as it is getting very difficult to find. Can't even begin to imagine what a reformulated version of this one would be like, IF it ever comes down to that
Good projection and 12+ hours longevity. Sprayed on the chest it manages to scent my shirt and sweater even though I wear an undershirt and let it dry before putting my clothes on. Actually, I wouldn't mind it being a little less potent