Midnight in Paris EdP Projection is BEAST MODE, Longevity is BEAST MODE!!! Compliment factor BEAST MODE!!!! My personal favorite fragrance!!!
A*Men is another great one. Chocolate, Caramel, Vanilla....what female doesn't find that sexy. Longevity is 12+ hours, Projection is good for the first maybe 5 hours and then dies slowly, compliment factor....haven't directly got any compliments from it, not unless a female was all on me and she will say I smell good, not sure maybe this doesn't project as much as I think. Idk
Paco Rabanne pour homme, it's a beast.
what happened to M7 ?
One scent comes to mind: Aramis.
A classic leather with both sillage and longevity.
"No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Dior Homme Intense
Or if you want to go niche/decant:
Le Male Terrible
Van Cleef&Arpels pour Homme
Peau d' Espagne
RARE PERFUME DECANTS - FACEBOOK (closed group) - Hundreds of ultra rare extraits available, including Djedi and Nombre Noir.
A*Men and Pure Malt tend to be a huge hit in this category.
+1 Original A*Men/Angel Men by Thierry Mugler
+1 Egoiste (not Platinum) by Chanel
The Third Man / Number 3 / Le3e Homme de Caron by Caron
Animale Animale for Men by Animale Parfums
DHI (reformulation is plenty strong) or Angel Men. I'd go with DHI because it's a little more versatile, weather-wise, and also more unique, since you said popularity/commonness is a concern.
Also, if your Aventus didn't last and was a skin scent, there is something wrong with your Aventus.
A*Men. Not only is it strong but it actually smells very good.
Kouros (the king!), Polo Green, Rive Gauche, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, Joop!
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No one mentioned the version of Lapidus on steroids: One Man Show Golden Edition.
Dior Eau Sauvage PARFUM lasts more than 24 hrs. Try that.
Le Male or Egoiste
L'eau d' Issey
Black Orchids TF