There are many Montales (even the supposed reformulated ones or watered down ones) that last 14 - 16 hours on my skin. When I spray on my clothes. I can easily smell them the 24h+
Some have been mentioned here. I'll suggest Aoud Ambre.
This is what I would suggest. If there's a Sephora nearby, go down there and ask for a few samples of the colognes that the folks here at Basenotes have suggested and give them a try. At the end of the day you have to try them on your skin, and who knows, you might be surprised at what you end up liking. I used to hate Kouros, becasuse every time I smelled it on a tester strip it reminded me of a urinal cake, but after deciding that I wanted it in my collection anyways, I bought it and tried it on, and lo and behold, on my skin it smells wonderful once it dries down. Same thing for Yves Saint Laurent Pour homme and Drakkar. That, and it's kind of cool to go to beat of your own drummer. I also recommend Cartier Pasha, that cologne is a work of art and one of my favorites; and if one of the girl's at my work can pull it off,
Last edited by Omega1185; 3rd November 2013 at 04:39 AM.
Sounds like creed aventus may be right up your alley. Fresh, sophisticated, good sillage and projection, age appropriate and works well in warm and cold weather.
Lol @ Dior Homme smelling like an old university professor. If that's the case maybe you might dig something like Victoria's Secret Isle of Pink?
But in all seriousness, if you enjoy John Varvatos and Burberry London, it's time to sample their pricier kissing cousins Serge Lutens Daim Blond (apricot suede) and Five O Clock au Gingembre (spiced gingerbread).
Last edited by Diamondflame; 3rd November 2013 at 12:28 PM.
Chanel Egoiste is a good one with great longevity but doesn't project too loud.
Also LIDG falls into this category for me.