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    John Varvatos Vintage

    The following frags had terrific scents despite what some may think. Whiskey, tobacco, sandalwood, and amber. However they only lasted 15 minutes or so:

    Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw Southern Blend

  2. #62

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    Eau de Cologne Impériale
    Millesime Imperial
    Himalaya
    Silver Mountain Water
    4711
    Monsieur Balmain

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    YSL L'Homme
    Burberry London
    Green Irish Tweed
    Millesime Imperial
    Bond 9 New Haarlem
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  4. #64

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    Guerlain Homme L'Eau. Maybe my favourite scent bar none. Lasts about an hour. So frustrating.

  5. #65

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    Hermes Eau de pamplemousse rose. After 30 minutes it's gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro78 View Post
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau. Maybe my favourite scent bar none. Lasts about an hour. So frustrating.
    Wow............. I've been actually wearing this one today. Sprayed it on at about 9am, and it's now 5pm and this thing is *almost* as strong as when it started. It projects much less at this point, yes, but it's still pretty strong when I sniff my arm. I've always been surprised how strong and long lasting this one is, for a "light summery fragrance"... I can definitely still smell it on myself without raising my arm to my nose, 8 hours into it.

    Methinks you are just experiencing olfactory fatigue with this one - it happens, and unfortunately sometimes to scents we love. It really sucks when that happens. Ask someone around you to see if they can smell it on you a few hours into the wearing.

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    Spicebomb.
    Just because a fragrance is expensive, doesn’t necessarily make it smell better than a cheaper one.

    I can still pray in the U.S.A. (For now, anyway.)

  8. #68

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    Voyage d'hermess


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  9. #69

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    Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire, pretty short-lived on my skin.
    My current top five:

    Guerlain - Homme Intense
    Angela Ciampagna - Liquo
    Charenton Macerations - Christoper Street
    Dior - Fahrenheit Absolute
    Azzaro - Pour Homme (vintage)

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    Default Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Quote Originally Posted by Navyy8 View Post
    YSL L'Homme
    Burberry London
    Green Irish Tweed
    Millesime Imperial
    Bond 9 New Haarlem
    Wait, do you have new Haarlem on a list of fragrances that DON'T last? It's one of the strongest frags I own
    Seasonal rotation:

    Original Santal
    Apple Brandy
    Tuscan Leather
    Silver Mountain Water
    Lyric Man

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    Philosykos
    Almost Transparent Blue
    Black Tea

    Love them all but blink and you miss them

  12. #72

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    Dolce and Gabbana The One
    + 2

  13. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davem81 View Post
    +1. I also have a serious problems with Neroli Portofino for longevity, and as recently posted in another thread, By Kilians's Incense Oud.
    Ditto on neroli portofino.


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  14. #74

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    Dior, Eau Sauvage -- But perhaps this is the point bc the scent is intended as a traditional eau de cologne.

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    Dior Homme sport. I love the lime/cologne influences, but I get about 15 minutes from 5 sprays on my shirt so not worth it.

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    Armani Attitude
    Burberry London Limited Edition 2008
    Poivre Samarcande
    Geranium pour Monsieur

  17. #77

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    Burberry Classic for Men
    MadHat Scents

    MadHat Peel - (Citrus, Fruit, Bergamot, Vetiver, Woods) Limited Edition Summer Fragrance ONLY 25 Bottles Available *11 of 25 Remaining Currently

    NEW!!! Skiff (Floral Mukhallat, Tropical Fruit, Ambergris, Pacific Red Cedar) / Embers - ONLY 150ml Left (Un-burned Incense, Campfires, Leather and Resins) / Khus (Ruh Khus, Sandalwood, Rose, Geranium)

  18. #78

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    Lumiere noir pour homme
    Paestum Rose
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    Philosykos. 2-3 hours TOPS for me

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    Tom Ford Tusacan Leather.

    I'd love to buy this but all I get is maybe 2 hours of projection. It lasts a long time as a skin scent but that means nothing to me when I am paying $300.

  21. #81

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    Anything by John Varvatos. Some good frags but absolutely no staying power on my skin.
    Current Top Picks:

    Dolce & Gabbana PH (Italy)
    Aoud Legacy
    Virgin Island Water
    Aoud & Pine
    Cedrat Enivrant
    Vetiver Fatal
    Issey Miyake Summer 2009
    Mandarino Di Amalfi

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    Burberry London for me as well. This is the scent that got me hooked, the top is nice and the base is perfect (for me), unfortunately I think I'm the only one smelling the base. I have been considering leaving a small atomizer at work for re-sprays.

  23. #83

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    Burberry London
    Azzaro Pour Homme L'eau

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    I know this goes against the grain but Vikt dies on me. I love the creamy licorice-oud but after a blast in the first 30 minutes, it dies with a whimper and becomes a persistent skin scent.

  25. #85

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    Don't know if is just my bottle but Caron's "Pour un homme" just beat and run

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    Default Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Quote Originally Posted by Torvo View Post
    Don't know if is just my bottle but Caron's "Pour un homme" just beat and run
    Do you have a vintage bottle or a current production one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    Do you have a vintage bottle or a current production one?
    Must be current because the vintage dry down went on forever. I wore it for over 10 years as a signature scent.

  28. #88

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    Guerlain Homme L'eau. I get the initial blast out of the bottle and that's about it.

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    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
    D&G The One
    YSL L'Homme
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Dior Homme (Vintage)
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

  30. #90

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston H View Post
    Wait, do you have new Haarlem on a list of fragrances that DON'T last? It's one of the strongest frags I own
    Me, too!!!
    Life is too short to smell ordinary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    Do you have a vintage bottle or a current production one?
    A currrent formulation bottle, a tester boxed in plain box from Fragrancex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torvo View Post
    A currrent formulation bottle, a tester boxed in plain box from Fragrancex
    That explains everything. Trust me Caron PUH is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    That explains everything. Trust me Caron PUH is done.
    Do you think is something general? something due to Fragrancex storage or to the fact of being a tester?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torvo View Post
    Do you think is something general? something due to Fragrancex storage or to the fact of being a tester?
    I think your bottle was perfectly legit. The reformulation was awful. They did come out with an extrait version but even that IMO never captured the true fragrance how I remembered it.

    Basically forget anything old. It's over. Find something modern that suits your needs. You will be a lot happier.

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    Eau Sauvage
    Jicky
    Green Water
    Voleur de Roses

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    I think your bottle was perfectly legit. The reformulation was awful. They did come out with an extrait version but even that IMO never captured the true fragrance how I remembered it.

    Basically forget anything old. It's over. Find something modern that suits your needs. You will be a lot happier.
    I'd heard from a fellow Basenoter that the current formulation is decent and worth layering with the vintage. I hadn't bothered to getting the newer one yet and I think at this point I'm not even going to bother. Real shame... Seems the whole industry is gradually going down the tubes when you start seeing bell-weather fragrances being reformulated into junk. Forget anything old? On the contrary. Celebrate it and be sure to get old stock while you still can.

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    Azzaro PH - current/recent formula. Would expect something on the heavier side to have staying power, but I find this one loses its power far too soon. Great scent though.

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