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    I find it strange when people, who will happily pay £200+ for a bottle of cologne, complain about longevity of a £50 fragrance.
    If you can afford a £200 frag, you can afford to re-apply a £50 frag. Re-apply with abandon would be my advice to these people. I just don't understand how their complaints are valid for the most part.

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    Price is not reflective of longevity. It's valid because other fragrances that are more and less expensive have greater longevity. It's a legitimate complaint.

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    Default Re: complaining about longevity

    If people are not satisfied with the longevity they're getting from a particular scent they should either re-apply it or not purchase that scent again.
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    Default Re: complaining about longevity

    Its not about the money, if any fragrance doesn't longer than 4 hours I'll pass. I also not a person to carry an atomizer in my man bag... if the fragrance is gone its gone.

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    Default Re: complaining about longevity

    It's really not about the price,a $20 bottle of let's say Ted Lapidus Pour Homme will last longer than some $200 bottles,but if you have a problem with the longevity either re apply or just leave it alone.

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    Default Re: complaining about longevity

    Don't believe price has anything to do with longevity. If that's the case, regular body sprays would cost $200.00. There are plenty of cheapies that last twice as long as the most expensive fragrances.

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    I have scents I like so much that I'll carry around an atomizer if I have to. I'm probably wearing The One for Men today, and may bring an atomizer along -- it's so good that I'll go the extra mile. That said, I do think complaints about longevity are reasonable, regardless of what the user can afford. First, I just plain don't want to carry around an atomizer, especially in summer when I don't have a jacket with extra pockets to put it in, and there are plenty of perfumes I can get where I don't need to. Second, as someone pointed out in a previous thread on this topic, you go to the bathroom to re-apply and now when you come out you've got that super-strong 1-minute-old opening going on, it's stronger than you might want it to be, everyone now knows you've re-applied and we all wonder if it's a "trying too hard" thing.

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    Not sure that it is correct to presume there is a relationship between price and longevity?

    For me, a fragrance has to last more than 4 hours to get a regular wearing - less than this, I may like the fragrance but it will be rarely used regardless of price

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    I hate hearing ppl complain about it. Hate it more when members trash a good fragrance due to longevity. Or on the flip side, hype up fragrances that are mediocre at best, just cuz it'd take paint thinner to remove. Certain fragrances are not meant to be worn in the daytime, some are meant to be worn at night. Same goes for different seasons. You can maximize performance if the product is used for its intended purpose
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    Tending to agree with the opinion that longevity and price are often unrelated.
    Currently wearing: Zara Man Gold by Zara

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    Reapplying is not the same because the perfume develops.
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    If I'm going to pay Big $$$'s for a fragrance it better last... Thats why most of us sample first... Body chemistry is a major factor in longevity... Diet and medicine can also play a role in longevity or lack of... Price and longevity are often unrelated And that I understand... I think that the general thought is price equals quality and that I understand also... I agree with the 4 hour idea... If a fragrance can't make it 4 hours, I'm not going to be interested...

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    I don't like re-applying. It's a pain in the ass. Unless it's absolutely outstanding, can't live without the smell amazingness, i don't buy unless the longevity is at least average.

    It's 2014. Perfumes keep getting more and more expensive, but there are still longevity issues with many. They really haven't figured out a way to improve this?

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    Why is it too much to ask a perfumer think about making something last if it is expensive. Men do not carry a bag around so it isnt like it is a easy thing to do to re apply.

    Would you drink a beer that tastes good but 1 minutes after it being poured it is flat?

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    Sorry but reapplying is not a solution always..
    Ocean wet wood..in an hour it's gone..yet silver wind wood lasts for hours.
    Both cost the same..

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    Im not rich, but if i really enjoy a fragrance im happy to consider paying £200 for it. Longetivity and all the rest of it is a bonus but thats about it. Theres no doubt in my mind that there are people in the industry desperate to supply brands like Creed and some others with there latest toxic soup, my opinion would be dont do it, because if they did, id stop buying. If Creed ever altered my nice and mellow GIT or SMW into something blatantly transparently synthetic (note, i say transparently, rather than the fragrance doesnt already contain synthetics) then Creed would lose my custom on that one, its as simple as that!

    Leave that kind of thing to the Hermes and Frederic Malles of the world yeah, because it doesnt belong with some of the houses, thats why certain brands have certain images, to make them stand out from the rest, not so everyone conforms uniformly.

    I guess some people like all hamburgers conforming and measured exactly a la mcdonalds and buger king to, well thats not personally me or to my tastes...
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    ^ so are you saying that you think Creed uses all natural and organic ingredients without any sort of chemicals?

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    Did you read above properly? Anyway, as i was saying my GIT and SMW are fine without it being a freakshow, they are mellow in theme by default, anything else with those 2 in particular would just be straight out of a horror movie, thats why we all have choice...

    Maybe some people like horror movies, regular customers from that brand in particualr cleary dont i would imagine...

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    Solution to poor longevity: Stop killing your nose by spraying on 72 sprays (believe me, no one around you thinks that your frag has poor longevity, they are actually praying that it will stop), give your nose a MUCH needed break, go back to spraying one or two sprays, and, bingo you can smell your fragrance again...and you'll realize that it actually DOES last a lot longer than you initially thought now that your nose isn't going into panic mode because it is being bombarded by extremely intense smells from every angle for so long.

    I really do think that people either want their frags to project to the neighboring country, or they want them to last until 2015 by spraying the whole bottle on because they think it's too weak. I smell almost all of my frags almost all day long...even the "poor" longevity one's and I just spray one or two sprays...and I know it can't be just a skin chemistry thing. Do I smell all of them very strongly all day, no, not all of them, but that's ok people, you don't need to have a scent bubble with a radius of 17 miles to consider a frag to have great longevity and projection. Stop over applying and stop killing your nose and you'll see what I mean.

    I'm really meaning this tongue in cheek...I'm not being all passionate, and I'm definitely exaggerating, but I think my point is made. Are there stronger frags than others, yes, are there frags that last 10 minutes and then "poof they're gone" heck no...all frags are going to last at least a couple of hours, even though I, personally haven't found one yet...every frag I have smelled has lasted at least 4 hours, every single one of them, most last 6-8, and a few others 10-14, so I have a tough time believing the reviews that say that frags are gone after a few minutes...I think those people need to go get their noses checked or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMA View Post
    Did you read above properly? Anyway, as i was saying my GIT and SMW are fine without it being a freakshow, they are mellow in theme by default, anything else with those 2 in particular would just be straight out of a horror movie, thats why we all have choice...

    Maybe some people like horror movies, regular customers from that brand in particualr cleary dont i would imagine...

    Maybe you need to read the original post. Don't worry, no one is attacking your precious Creed.

    We're talking about fragrances with POOR longevity.

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    Default Re: complaining about longevity

    Not just that brand, any brand, if a company has designed a fragrance to be a certain way, then thats the way it is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    Solution to poor longevity: Stop killing your nose by spraying on 72 sprays (believe me, no one around you thinks that your frag has poor longevity, they are actually praying that it will stop), give your nose a MUCH needed break, go back to spraying one or two sprays, and, bingo you can smell your fragrance again...and you'll realize that it actually DOES last a lot longer than you initially thought now that your nose isn't going into panic mode because it is being bombarded by extremely intense smells from every angle for so long.

    I really do think that people either want their frags to project to the neighboring country, or they want them to last until 2015 by spraying the whole bottle on because they think it's too weak. I smell almost all of my frags almost all day long...even the "poor" longevity one's and I just spray one or two sprays...and I know it can't be just a skin chemistry thing. Do I smell all of them very strongly all day, no, not all of them, but that's ok people, you don't need to have a scent bubble with a radius of 17 miles to consider a frag to have great longevity and projection. Stop over applying and stop killing your nose and you'll see what I mean.

    I'm really meaning this tongue in cheek...I'm not being all passionate, and I'm definitely exaggerating, but I think my point is made. Are there stronger frags than others, yes, are there frags that last 10 minutes and then "poof they're gone" heck no...all frags are going to last at least a couple of hours, even though I, personally haven't found one yet...every frag I have smelled has lasted at least 4 hours, every single one of them, most last 6-8, and a few others 10-14, so I have a tough time believing the reviews that say that frags are gone after a few minutes...I think those people need to go get their noses checked or something.
    I tend to agree with this. I have some fragrances that last 8-10 hours on me, probably more to others smelling me, and some claim its gone in 1 hour. Burberry London is a great example, if a person cannot smell this after an hour or two then its the persons nose not the longevity of the fragrance.
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    I think anyone seriously into fragrance or at least wearing it everyday is going to be overspraying eventually by default, or there tastes are getting bolder as time goes on.

    I dont suffer from those problems, i dont wear everyday, its become strict routine now to ensure 3 sprays is the maximum for me, regardless of how subtle i think it may be.

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    Default Re: complaining about longevity

    I don't care about longevity. Why anyone would want to smell the same thing for more than a few hours is just beyond me anyway. Not an issue for me. This is a subjective experience in an aesthetic field, not a miles-per-gallon contest. It's like sorting and ranking Jackson Pollocks by square inches.

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    I think people are getting some wires crossed here. I don't think anyone is disagreeing here that some perfumes should be lighter in composition. There are many perfumes that pull this off flawlessly. They give you a light airy feeling, but have the lasting power to make you feel nice throughout the day.

    Others though are a victim of greedy corporations that want to cut costs and take in every penny whilst delivering an inferior product.

    And yes of course some will last longer on those with oilier skin. But for most, it is what it is.

    I absolutely must get at least 6 hours out of a perfume where I can smell it on myself without needing to dig my nose into my skin. This doesn't have anything to do with doing a "40 spray horror show" where someone can smell me across town. But I think that's a more than adequate time for it to develop and work for you.

    If all you're looking for is an hour or so because you "don't want to smell like the same thing for hours", scented lotion is probably more economical.
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    Default Re: complaining about longevity

    Many times in the last year I have read critiques of fragrances as being short lived, only to find upon trying them myself that they have better length than the critiques would suggest. I get at least 4 hours out of just about everything I try, and in most instances, much longer. Projection is a different story, thankfully.

    I have concluded that many such criticisms about longevity are in reality complaints about projection. And I don't need, or want, much in the way of projection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    Solution to poor longevity: Stop killing your nose by spraying on 72 sprays (believe me, no one around you thinks that your frag has poor longevity, they are actually praying that it will stop), give your nose a MUCH needed break, go back to spraying one or two sprays, and, bingo you can smell your fragrance again...and you'll realize that it actually DOES last a lot longer than you initially thought now that your nose isn't going into panic mode because it is being bombarded by extremely intense smells from every angle for so long.

    I really do think that people either want their frags to project to the neighboring country, or they want them to last until 2015 by spraying the whole bottle on because they think it's too weak. I smell almost all of my frags almost all day long...even the "poor" longevity one's and I just spray one or two sprays...and I know it can't be just a skin chemistry thing. Do I smell all of them very strongly all day, no, not all of them, but that's ok people, you don't need to have a scent bubble with a radius of 17 miles to consider a frag to have great longevity and projection. Stop over applying and stop killing your nose and you'll see what I mean.

    I'm really meaning this tongue in cheek...I'm not being all passionate, and I'm definitely exaggerating, but I think my point is made. Are there stronger frags than others, yes, are there frags that last 10 minutes and then "poof they're gone" heck no...all frags are going to last at least a couple of hours, even though I, personally haven't found one yet...every frag I have smelled has lasted at least 4 hours, every single one of them, most last 6-8, and a few others 10-14, so I have a tough time believing the reviews that say that frags are gone after a few minutes...I think those people need to go get their noses checked or something.
    Similar experience here. I apply two sprays--to the nape of my neck, if I am going without tie; OR to my forearm if the tie is on. Two is enough to get at least 4 hours out of darn near every fragrance I have tried. Projection, as said above, is something entirely different, but I work in an office, so projection beyond my own sniffer is not a plus.

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    ^ when I talk about longevity I always mean the time in which it can be easily smelled by at least myself.

    Annoyingly though some judge longevity by how long you can smell it in your skin, as in slamming your nose into your arm.

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    Kybid is right to point out how much olfactory fatigue plays a role in perception of longevity. For all of us, it's a worthwhile experiment to go easier on the sprayer for a few weeks, and see what effect that has on our experience of a fragrance throughout the day. It's much easier to overwhelm and fatigue the nose than we think.

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    I'm too lazy to reapply so no matter what the price is, if I cannot smell it after 8hrs then I'm keep complaining

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