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    Default If only it lasted longer?

    After sampling for awhile, I noticed a group forming in my samples stash..
    Those frags I would buy if only they had greater longevity.

    Are there any frags you passed up solely on longevity issues?

    My most recent culprits have been Speakeasy by Frapin and 1828 by HdP.

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    carner barcelona - cuirs, profumum roma - victrix, l'artisan - fou d'absinthe, and the list goes on

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    The only one I have not purchased (yet) solely because of longevity is Chanel Eau de Cologne. One of the best scents I have ever smelled. But the longevity is just so fleeting, I keep pushing the purchase off. But maybe this summer...

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    Was going to purchase another bottle of D&G The One. But the longevity is very weak IMO.

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    Default Re: If only it lasted longer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    Are there any frags you passed up solely on longevity issues?
    None.

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    ^ lol.

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    I sampled Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules, and tried it several times, I couldn't smell a thing after 10 minutes or so. It was very faint, then it's gone. I'm using the remainder of it by layering it with other scents. I've read Molecules 01 enhances the scent of its complementary fragrance. My short review is yet to appear here, but I gave it a thumbs down rating.

    I revisited The One by D&G, wore it last weekend. I think this fragrance works better during warmer season. It needs a little bit of heat to project, IMO. My initial ratings of neutral stays the same for The One.

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    No. I buy everything. It is easy to keep an atomizer nearby to reapply when necessary. I literally bathe in Jean Marie Farina, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    ..... and 1828 by HdP.


    1828. Really? I bought the little travel size of this about three years ago and it has great longevity!

    I wish that Sel Marin would last longer but it doesn't stop me buying it. Maybe if it lasted longer then it would lose something. I did buy Via Camerelle EDT recently. It is a particularly wonderful (unisex IMO) accord of bergamot and cedar with other citrus and florals. I know it's an EDT but honestly, squirt, pouf, gone. Get the EDP if you want it.

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    DG one

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    I don't own any Frapin's because they don't project or last on my skin.

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    JV original
    JV Artisan

    Great, great scents while they last, which is a dismal 30 minutes on my oily skin.

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    Here is a 2 pager from recently on this to add to the thread

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/324...t-on-your-skin

    As I put in here I always found Versace Man Eau Fraiche to be solid for summer but stopped trying when it would go away in 30 minutes.
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
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    I recently picked up Creed's MI and adore it. However, it is very fleeting, particularly the beautiful opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    I don't own any Frapin's because they don't project or last on my skin.
    Complete opposite experience here, especially Speakeasy which refuses to quit on me no matter what.

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    Creeds Neroli Sauvage lasted twenty minutes on my skin when I sampled it that I thought I must have gotten a dodgy sample. So I purchased another one from another place and again I just got twenty odd minutes then it was gone.

    Another two I would have purchased but did not last long at all are Eau D`Orange Verte by Hermes and Armani Eau Pour Homme (current version).

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    1) Cartier Declaration Cologne lasts about an hour on me, then it's gone. Glad I only got the sample even though it's such a lovely scent.

    2) +1 D&G The One. This is the most disappointing of the bunch for me because it's one of the few tobacco notes I have enjoyed.

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    Jo Malone. It's gone in ten minutes.

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    Aedes de Venustas
    I bought a bottle anyway

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    Default Re: If only it lasted longer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I would have purchased but did not last long at all are Eau D`Orange Verte by Hermes
    Try Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte instead. It lasts on my dry skin a good 6-8 hours, which is pretty darn amazing for a citrus based scent.

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    I did a few years ago.
    Now I don't. I buy them and reserve them for when I know I'll only be smelling the perfume for a short period.

    for swap/sale:





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    Chanel pour Monsieur - beautiful but oh so fleeting.
    For swap/sale: Vintage Tiffany for Men, 1 Million Absolutely Gold, Prada Amber pour Homme DELUXE version, Loewe Pour Homme, Pure Malt 2013, Floris Vetiver, Charriol Royal Leather, Dior Homme Intense, Chanel PMC, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Spicebomb, Trussardi Uomo, Obsession, others...
    http://tiny.cc/rd8ptw
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    all Varvatos won't be bought again!
    White by Lalique
    Rocky Mountains by desquared

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    Default Re: If only it lasted longer?

    Ya I can see JV. I bought the coffrette collection.
    Lot of D&G issues...
    And yes, I stand by my 1828 statement

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    +1 D&G The One.
    If only it lasted longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    After sampling for awhile, I noticed a group forming in my samples stash..
    Those frags I would buy if only they had greater longevity.
    No kidding, probably 3/4 of frags I've tried I pass up because they don't last.

    I'd love to wear old school eaux de colognes and bay rums in summer but I can't be arsed to refresh them every 45 minutes.

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    Oh John Varavtos... Quite possibly one of the best three or four I have ever smelt... If only it lasted longer than 30 seconds on my skin. It's strange too since other scents seem to last way longer than average on me...
    Current Top 10:
    1. Leather Oud- Dior
    2. Black Aoud- Montale
    3. M7 Oud Absolu- YSL (I really REALLY like oud)
    4. Green Irish Tweed- Creed
    5. Cuir de Russie- Chanel
    6. Straight to Heaven- By Kilian
    7. Aventus- Creed
    8. Pure Havane- Theirry Mugler
    9. Shalimar EdP- Guerlain
    10.Body Kouros- YSL

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    South Water by Lili Bermuda

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