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    Default Fragrances with reported poor perfromance that perform well for you?

    My skin must be strange, because there are very few fragrances that I get really good performance from, yet some notoriously bad performers seems to work well for me.

    Gucci Pour Homme II, John Varvatos and Burberry London all last a good 8 hours on me. How do these 3 perform for you and are there any others that work well for you, when most people say they are weak/don't project etc?

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    I get eight or so hours from Millesime Imperial which is always reported to have poor longevity due to batch variations.

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    Horizon by Guy Laroche, a light and often fleeting woody-spicy aquatic tends to perform well on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I get eight or so hours from Millesime Imperial which is always reported to have poor longevity due to batch variations.
    I recently bought MI and gave it it's first full wearing yesterday and it lasted pretty well for me too. Strange smelling frag, but very good!

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    Silver Mountain Water, Gucci Pour Homme II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    My skin must be strange, because there are very few fragrances that I get really good performance from, yet some notoriously bad performers seems to work well for me.

    Gucci Pour Homme II, John Varvatos and Burberry London all last a good 8 hours on me. How do these 3 perform for you and are there any others that work well for you, when most people say they are weak/don't project etc?
    The three you have mentioned all worked 'long time' for me -- are they supposed to be bad performers?My skin is very generous although I spray quite profusely, back of hands, chest and neck. One of Gantiers 'musks' lasted about 3 hours on me but they are notoriously weak.

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    GPH II does well on my skin as well. I smelled it a good 12hrs on Mon when I wore it. Even got a compliment on it which means that it was projecting fairly well.

    Edition Blanche also does well on my skin yet it catches some flack in the longevity department.

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    I haven't been as lucky. Actually the opposite. Sometimes I feel like I was lied to.

    The ones that do work for me are the less controversial scents that most everyone agrees works :

    Amouage Interlude
    Dior Leather Oud

    Are 2 examples. There is no question that these perform.

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    YSL L' Homme. I get at least 7 hours. With GPH I get at least 6 hours (good enough for me). I get about 6 with Silver Mountain Water.

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    I actually think that my skin eats this stuff up. When I hear you guys bitching about getting only 5 hours I'm like "wtf? I wish I had that sort of staying power on any of my scents."

    Same thing applies for projection

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    I was thinking about this yesterday. For over 2 years after I first ordered a sample, I put off buying Idole de Lubin EdT because, although I loved the scent, I thought longevity was lousy. Most reviewers agreed. I waited with breath baited for the EdP only to find it smelled like HP sauce.

    Then, recently, the dreadful rumour broke of the EdT's discontinuation. Palpitations ensued during the desperate hunt for the dwindling remaining stock of the EdT.

    Anyway, yesterday I wore it properly and gave it a good 10 sprays (plus 1 for luck). That was at 7 AM and it was still easily detectable by 6pm. Not loud but there.

    The trouble with samples is that you get so little it makes you wary of spraying 'enough'. Especially as I like to re-test and then keep a bit for reference. So false conclusions can be drawn.

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    As LeeRoyDaBoy stated:

    Silver Mountain Water

    Lasts all day for me and great silage.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I was thinking about this yesterday. For over 2 years after I first ordered a sample, I put off buying Idole de Lubin EdT because, although I loved the scent, I thought longevity was lousy. Most reviewers agreed. I waited with breath baited for the EdP only to find it smelled like HP sauce.

    Then, recently, the dreadful rumour broke of the EdT's discontinuation. Palpitations ensued during the desperate hunt for the dwindling remaining stock of the EdT.

    Anyway, yesterday I wore it properly and gave it a good 10 sprays (plus 1 for luck). That was at 7 AM and it was still easily detectable by 6pm. Not loud but there.

    The trouble with samples is that you get so little it makes you wary of spraying 'enough'. Especially as I like to re-test and then keep a bit for reference. So false conclusions can be drawn.

    Having to spray yourself 10 times is rather pathetic IMO. Not to mention extremely expensive if we are talking Niche.

    A good fragrance for me works it's magic with 4-6 sprays.

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    eau fraiche and rochas man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I get eight or so hours from Millesime Imperial which is always reported to have poor longevity due to batch variations.
    that's good to hear, i have been wanting to try this for a while and the notes look promising. I was just skeptical because some people say it goes away before the 4 hour mark.
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    I get OUTSTANDING longevity from 3 sprays of Gucci Pour Homme II. I'd say at least 10 hours. I get really good longevity from John Varvatos original too. gain, just 3 sprays. But here's a frustrating one for me: I barely got 4 hours from CdG 2 Man. It performed so poorly on my skin that I ended up selling it, which is odd since many get excellent longevity from 2 Man. So odd.

    I recently rediscovered Happy For Men and I got around 8 hours from it, which seems to be more than most people get. What an underrated spring/summer scent that one is. And what a perfect name.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Default Re: Fragrances with reported poor perfromance that perform well for you?

    I agree with Jack, I get really good longevity from my bottle of MI...probably 8 hours or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    Having to spray yourself 10 times is rather pathetic IMO. Not to mention extremely expensive if we are talking Niche.

    A good fragrance for me works it's magic with 4-6 sprays.
    Bully for you!

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    Gucci Pour Homme II and Burberry London both perform quite well for me.

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    To me, if you have to spray more than four times that's just pathetic (on the cologne's part). I expect more from a scent that I paid good money for. If I spray more than that I get nervous that I'm going to clear the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    To me, if you have to spray more than four times that's just pathetic (on the cologne's part). I expect more from a scent that I paid good money for. If I spray more than that I get nervous that I'm going to clear the room.
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    GPH II is always a good performer for me.

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    Good to see lots of you also getting good performance from GPH II, this gets quite a raw deal from a performance point of view on YouTube in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Bully for you!
    LOL

    I used to watch Monty Python. After re reading my post it does sound a little pissy....sorry

    Cheers Mate

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    I get 7-8 hours from John Varvatos original (and 10+ hours from John Varvatos Vintage). And I get 6-8 hours from Ananas Fizz. I even got 6+ hours from Bvlgari The Vert (EdC strength).
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    Most scents last pretty well on me. John Varvatos I can smell at the end of a work day, so I get 8+ hours from it.

    I never get why people say Creeds have poor longevity. They all last all day for me. I can smell them 8-12 hours or more later. Silver Mountain Water in particular has monstrous longevity on me.

    CdG has the poorest longevity for me, but still, I get about 6 hours on 2 sprays, and I easily get 8 if I up the number of sprays to 3-4.

    My worst performing scent is Santa Maria Novella (the cologne) which I only get a max of 3-4 hours from, but that's to be expected from a traditional EDC.

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    Gucci PH2 and D&G the One

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    Set sail St.Barts. This stuff lasts a long time on my skin (8+ hours).
    Currently wearing: Avant Garde by Lanvin

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    Burberry London, I usually get 6-8 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    Having to spray yourself 10 times is rather pathetic IMO. Not to mention extremely expensive if we are talking Niche.

    A good fragrance for me works it's magic with 4-6 sprays.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    To me, if you have to spray more than four times that's just pathetic (on the cologne's part). I expect more from a scent that I paid good money for. If I spray more than that I get nervous that I'm going to clear the room.
    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    THiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiS!!!!!
    Its comments like these that land us with the stuff we're getting now.

    You say "it should only require 4-6 or whatever arbitrary number you thought of" based on what?

    Your budget? The muscle power of your finger? Your perceived perfume experience?

    Is all this based on your very subjective opinion or are you in some way professionally qualified to make an objective point?
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