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  • Yatagon - Caron

    5 3.76%
  • Ormonde Jayne Pour Homme

    1 0.75%
  • New York - Parfums de Nicolai

    7 5.26%
  • Z-14 - Halston

    3 2.26%
  • M7 - YSL

    19 14.29%
  • Black Orchid - Tom Ford

    10 7.52%
  • Piper Nigrum - Lorenzo Vilorresi

    4 3.01%
  • Jaipur - Boucheron

    14 10.53%
  • Black Aoud - Montale

    39 29.32%
  • Other - Please Post

    51 38.35%
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  1. #1

    Default Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    I'm sure there's other polls posted and I did a search and found some similar posts, but were outdated. Since 2006 I've sampled about 480 different frags and found some that were my power hitters. I'm looking for those fragrances that fit that class without longevity being a factor, but does help I would like to know your choices. Multiple selections are allowed. If not on the list, please share that.

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    Jack
    Last edited by silverbullet; 19th February 2013 at 06:07 PM. Reason: Sp?

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    In my collection, that title goes to Mitsouko.

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    Lapidus Pour Homme

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    From my wardrobe, Drakkar Noir and Knize Ten.

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    Default Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    From my collection these are tops in projection...

    Portrait of a Lady
    Bogart pour Homme
    Giorgio for Men (vintage)
    Giorgio VIP
    Bijan for Men (vintage)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    My are a toss up between Jaipur & Black Aoud.

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    Kouros
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    In your set, hard to beat the Montales for sheer power.

    If we include attars, then also Tribute can project like crazy. Nonetheless, the most powerful frag I've ever smelled was the demonic Complex by Boadicea. Like being dipped in a tannery. Unwearable and scary.

    cacio

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    Black Aoud

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    Other - Giorgio for Men.

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    Your List: Black Aoud.
    My Wardrobe: Vintage l'heure bleue extrait.

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    Amarige
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    Oud Pur Oriental by Montale

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    Black Afghano

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    Amouage, Interlude Man. Two sprays from a sample vial is beastly on me, lasting 24 hours and ending up on my t-shirt and the button down worn over it for days even though I sprayed directly on skin, and the scent definitely projects. That's 2 sprays from a sample vial sprayer with 1 to the chest and 1 on my back. It's not even from an actual bottle sprayer! Wow.
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    Montale BA rules & will win the poll IMO.

    I have very dry skin & good parfums last abt half the time on me compared to any others. But BA is a monster 12+hrs. Other worthy mentions are almost all the other Montale's / Amouage's (mainly the attar's) / Lapidus PH / Malle's MR or POAL / surprisingly Knize 10 / Amen & Le Male - all fall in the 6-10 hr category...

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    Yatagan, Kouros and Aramis.

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    Montale Black Aoud.

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    From my collection

    Kouros(vintage)
    Montale Black Aoud
    Giorgio for Men (vintage)
    Giorgio VIP
    Bijan for Men (vintage)
    Macassar Rochas(vintage)
    Last edited by Hovo; 24th February 2013 at 05:13 AM.

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    Agar Musk - Ramón Monegal

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    I'm surprised that zero people so far have mentioned A*Men. That scent is #1 on my list from my collection when it comes to projection and sillage... any more than 1 spray of A*Men on me will choke a rhino.

    Honorable mentions go to M7 and New York, though both are weaker than A*Men on me (still, don't go over 2 spritzes on either).
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    Default Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    I voted cor Black Aoud. I love it and it xoes not fail!

    With that said, I once sprayed three sprays of Fleur du Male and went out to a gay nightclub. It may be the only time people turned and stared at me because of my fragrance. I have to admit choking myself out! I still sort of like the smell but in very small doses.
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    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Weird. New York is my favorite from the list, but I've never thought of it as a power scent. In fact, I always found it a rather subtle yet distinct chypre.

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    Wearing Olive + Pear today I've realized that for the first 3 to 4 hours this may be my strongest projecting fragrance, followed by Aventus, Norne, and LDDM.

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    1 million. 8 hours in and it's STILL a bomb

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    Guerlain vetiver - chanel egoiste- amouage reflection men - LDDM - musc ravageur

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    Black Aoud...
    And, THE KING: Kouros
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    From your list, Black Aoud. Not on the list, Santal 33 by Le Labo.

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    Amouage, Interlude Man i get 12 + hrs

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    Amouage Jubilation and Interlude
    Frederic Malle Portait of a Lady

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    Lapidus Pour Homme

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    From the list is Black aoud

    from my collection are

    Puredistance M
    Black Afgano
    Tobacco Vanille
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    Boss Number 1
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    Platinum Egoiste
    Aventus
    "All of my 2012 batches of Aventus smell EXACTLY the same...even the grey market one with an Arabic lot sticker on the bottom of the bottle." - BT260

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    Default Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    From your list Yatagan.

    From my collection Giorgio For Men.

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    Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant
    Knize Ten

    from your list: Black Aoud
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    Knize Ten, Mugler Pour Havane, and - in hot weather - Creed Royal Delight.

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    Winter Star by Michael Storer. I seriously have to "spittle" it from the bottle. A full spray is way too much!

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    Bogart One Man Show Gold - thermonuclear!!!!


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    From my wardrobe I think it's Egoiste.

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    From my wardrobe, Tobacco Vanille, it's a bomb.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Tabac Aurea
    Tuscan Leather
    Azzaro PH

    These are my all day projection beasts

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    It has to be Rien for me...


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    Default Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    So far of the around 40 or so fragrances I have tested, there are 2 that stand out

    1. Aventus: Projection - 72.5 inches, Sillage - 33 seconds
    and
    2. Leather Oud: Projection - 66 inches, Sillage - 36 seconds
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    Ambre 114

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    Default Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    For me, the king is Joop! Homme. Tremendous projection and longevity.
    Montale's Red Aoud is a close 2nd.

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    From what I have tried and what I own:

    Dior Leather Oud
    Chanel Coromandel
    Montale Dark Aoud
    Mugler A*Men (eeeek)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    In your set, hard to beat the Montales for sheer power.


    cacio
    I agree - Montales are insanely powerful. It's a toss-up between BA and Cuir d'Arabie for the most overtly powerful fragrance in my collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Wearing Olive + Pear today I've realized that for the first 3 to 4 hours this may be my strongest projecting fragrance, followed by Aventus, Norne, and LDDM.
    Brilliant - now I really can't wait for my Slumberhouse sample set to get here. The combination of Pear and Olive sounds so different, and to hear it's a powerhouse? I'm excited!

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    Default Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Tobacco Vanille!

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    #1: Costume National - Homme. You can run, but you can't hide.

    Other radioactive fragrances:
    Paco - 1 Million
    Amouage - Interlude Man
    Amouage - Opus V
    Bond No. 9 - New York Amber


    Also,
    +1 on the Pear + Olive - A little goes a LONG way...

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    Amber Absolute is ridiculousness in a bottle! A* Men isn't too far behind.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Noir de Noir
    4. Tonka Imperiale
    5. Musc Ravageur
    6. Bois d'argent
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Oud 1

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    I'd have to ask somebody else. I don't know how a wearer can be aware of just how much they're projecting.

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    VanCleef and Arpels PH
    1 Million
    Sung Homme
    and Prada Amber seems pretty good
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    Kouros
    Bogart PH
    Giorgio
    Lapidus
    OMS Gold

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    1 Million is easily my strongest. I can use 1/2 spray and still smell if clearly at the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    It has to be Rien for me...
    This with out a doubt! Next in line is Egoiste Cologne Concentree, then Kouros

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    Eau Du Soir ~ Sisley
    Aromatics Elixir ~ Clinique
    Boss no1
    Largerfeld
    Lapidus
    Egoiste
    Basilie Uomo
    Lancetti Uomo
    Eau Noire
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    Default Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Perhaps Lapidus pour Homme, Giorgio Beverly Hills, One Man Show Gold. Bijan for men I remember to be pretty strong too.

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    i like bond no 9 new york oud which i hear is similar to montale black oud

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    Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Marbert Pure Man by Marbert
    Salvador Dali pour Homme by Salvador Dali

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    Black Aoud is an absolute beast on my skin.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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