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    Default Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    Does anyone get more than 20 minutes longevity with this one ?

    This would be bottle worthy in a second if it weren't for the poor longevity.

    Love the scent though.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    i DO get a very decent longevity on this one - 4-5 hours easy.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    i have dry skin and the longevity of BC is great compare to other citrus frags

    i get 5-6 hrs in autumn and 8-9hrs in summer
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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    I have a poor longevity as well

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    Easily 5 hours.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    I get above average longevity from this fragrance.

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    I agree, total waste if u r looking to buy a FB.

    I find this & most of Jean Claude Elena's frags to be lousy on projection / longevity. Only exceptions I found are TdH (edt & pure parfum) / cartier declaration; so I stay away from his other creations nowadays...

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    Did you actually own a bottle of BC?

    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    I agree, total waste if u r looking to buy a FB.

    I find this & most of Jean Claude Elena's frags to be lousy on projection / longevity. Only exceptions I found are TdH (edt & pure parfum) / cartier declaration; so I stay away from his other creations nowadays...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangalor View Post
    Did you actually own a bottle of BC?
    I have 4 samples of BC sent from Frederic Malle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    I have 4 samples of BC sent from Frederic Malle...
    also many other samples of Elena's creations as well, all tested 2-3 times on diff days, all were found WEAK...

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    The longevity is abysmal. I sprayed this again about 10 minutes ago and its already becoma a skin scent. Im am not understanding how people are getting this type of longevity.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    If you're a citrus fanatic, it's definitely worth buying. Other than that, it's too expensive for what it is.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    Beranium Chotato left a sample at my house and I wore it yesterday. I found it quite similar to Declaration, another Ellena creation.

    I got about 5 hours too, but after 1 hour it's mostly skin musk, which many cannot detect well due to the size of the molecules.

    I'm not particularly fond of frags that break down into nearly nothing so quickly. Also, I didn't like a metallic accord I think was dihydromyrcenol. I'll stick with Declaration Bois Bleu -- less cumin too.

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    I like it more than any other Malle, which isn't saying a lot TBH. I prefer Declaration, which is similar, as others have noted, but more ballsy.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    20 minutes seems like a bit dramatic.
    I get 5-6 hours of longevity, it's last quite a while for a citrus.
    Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    We usually eat this type of fruit (which we call Mandarine) and when you peel it, it has the same note that sticks to the hand. The smell sticks on the hand for hours and I got the same for this scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFragranceReview View Post
    20 minutes seems like a bit dramatic.
    30-40 minutes completely gone from my skin. No joke. Makes me wonder if I have a bad sample. Its an official sample which means nothing. I will opt for another to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    30-40 minutes completely gone from my skin. No joke. Makes me wonder if I have a bad sample. Its an official sample which means nothing. I will opt for another to be sure.
    where are you spraying it and how many sprays?

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    30-40 minutes completely gone from my skin. No joke. Makes me wonder if I have a bad sample. Its an official sample which means nothing. I will opt for another to be sure.
    Yeah that's rather odd. I've sampled it multiple instances over time since I was debating on whether to buy it since it was competing with Concentre De Pamplemousse Rose, and it's always lasted a good while.
    Make sure you actually wear it and not just sample it on your arm to really get a feel for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticushero View Post
    where are you spraying it and how many sprays?
    Ive tried several arms sprays and not a full wear. I understand that under the clothes may last longer. But on my other arm i tried Luna Rosa and that is still kickin pretty good after 3 hours or so.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    # of sprays does not matter, 1 full spray, even if its from a miniature sampler is good with rgds to testing - end point - BC is WEAK, even I love the scent, but i dont want to spend 200+ for abt 1-2 hrs of smell...

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    In my experience it has above average longevity for a citrus fragrance.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    It's definitely above average for me...2 sprays will last me all day...granted, at the end of the day I get little whiffs here and there, but it's still there all the same. I love the stuff!! It's my favorite citrus.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    The same. Strangely BC lasts 4-5 hours on me (not a citrus smell per se, but a mixture of rose, hay and orange peel oil) when usually my skin "holds" citrus scents just for an hour or two tops. Going to invest in another bottle of BC.



    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    It's definitely above average for me...2 sprays will last me all day...granted, at the end of the day I get little whiffs here and there, but it's still there all the same. I love the stuff!! It's my favorite citrus.

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    Default Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    I think people interpret longevity in different ways. Skin scent status does not represent longevity to many.

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