Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 23 of 23
o
  1. #1

    Default Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Whats a widely available and easily accessed (price-wise for the many not the few cologne type frag that has some power!? Better than average projection and longevity.
    Prolly not looking for "innovative" takes on the cologne theme or quirky angles - just a solid traditional no frills cologne. I get that it might be an oxymoron - strong/long lasting cologne - but humour me

    As always indebted to you
    Currently wearing: Polo by Ralph Lauren

  2. #2
    The_Cologneist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    10,016
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Ferrari Radiant Beramot is very "cologne" inspired imo. Taking the classic bergamot note, giving it an old school twist with a modern appeal. Very simple, pleasant fragrance, that may fit your criteria.
    "I am not trendy" -Thierry Mugler
    Currently wearing: On El by J del Pozo

  3. #3
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Búzios Brasil
    Posts
    296,617

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Cologne A La Russe

    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  4. #4
    Basenotes Institution Darjeeling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Here I am.
    Posts
    11,350

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    They don’t really exist, and what’s considered powerful or long lasting is all relative. Powerful compared to a traditional EdC, yes, but not compared to other fragrance styles.

    All the best ones in my experience get rather pricey, although Castile can apparently be picked up at a good price.
    Otherwise, in terms of designers, I guess Mugler Cologne and Dior Homme Cologne , although they kind of drift too far from the traditional style for me to truly put them in the same group.

    Edit - oh yeah, the Ferrari scents like bright Neroli and Radiant Bergamot.
    Last edited by Darjeeling; 14th July 2019 at 12:30 AM.
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
    3. Yes, it has been reformulated.
    4. Looking for a signature scent? You've come to the wrong place.

  5. #5
    The Devil in the Details
    Zealot Crusader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Seattle/Bellevue
    Posts
    7,878
    Blog Entries
    9

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Penhaligon's Castile or Bond No 9 Eau de New York, both if bought from a discounter.
    oh look, I have a signature
    Currently wearing: Sybaris by Antonio Puig

  6. #6
    The_Cologneist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    10,016
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Hmm, maybe I misunderstood the topic. I do believe A&F Fierce is a "cologne" and it has very good performance. Same for Tommy Bahama older ones, like the original in the brown bottle, and Very Cool has pretty solid performance for an EDC.
    "I am not trendy" -Thierry Mugler
    Currently wearing: On El by J del Pozo

  7. #7
    User of Toilet Water

    Bangkok Hound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Posts
    4,170

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    A couple of Acqua di Parmas come to mind: Colonia Essenza and Colonia Pura. They might be more modern than you want, but the average person would probably consider them on the old-fashioned side.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    15,888

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Patrick by Fragrance’s of Ireland might work for you here.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Eau de Rochas Homme. Smells like an herbal, robust EDC, but performs like an EDT. As a bonus, it's super cheap.
    Currently wearing: Beau de Jour by Tom Ford

  10. #10

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    'Cologne Grand Luxe' (2006) by Sonia Constant for Fragonard Grasse - Paris
    'Cologne Grand Luxe' (2006) by Sonia Constant for Fragonard Grasse - Paris (01ba0).jpg

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    250

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Cologne indelible by FM

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
    1. Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi
    2. Eau D'Hederin by Annick Goutal
    3. Neroli Portofino by Tom ford
    4. Gris Clair by Serge Lutens
    5. L'Ombre Dans L'Eau by Diptyque
    6. Colonia by Acqua di Parma
    7. Scandal by Roja
    8. Sublime Vanille by Creed
    9. Moon Safari by Memo
    10. Pour Homme by Paco Robanne

  12. #12
    Basenotes Institution Darjeeling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Here I am.
    Posts
    11,350

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Quote Originally Posted by satyen View Post
    Cologne indelible by FM

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
    This would normally be my number one suggestion, but not exactly accessible in terms of price. Distribution seems pretty good, it not sure if it’s easy to find if you’re outside a major city.
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
    3. Yes, it has been reformulated.
    4. Looking for a signature scent? You've come to the wrong place.

  13. #13
    Dependent Roky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Heilbronx
    Posts
    2,120

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Quote Originally Posted by cpp214 View Post
    Eau de Rochas Homme. Smells like an herbal, robust EDC, but performs like an EDT. As a bonus, it's super cheap.
    + 1
    Currently wearing: Cool Water by Davidoff

  14. #14

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Quote Originally Posted by cpp214 View Post
    Eau de Rochas Homme. Smells like an herbal, robust EDC, but performs like an EDT.
    Sounds spot on
    Currently wearing: Polo by Ralph Lauren

  15. #15
    Dependent crashtestbrummie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Birmingham, UK
    Posts
    1,541

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Dunhill Icon is a modern cologne on EDP steroids.

  16. #16
    Basenotes Plus
    thrilledchilled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Virginia, Florida
    Posts
    3,274

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Probably a bit expensive, but Bruno Fazzolari Five is a great cologne type (with fantastic composition) with exceptional performance.

  17. #17
    Basenotes Institution dougczar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    30,398

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

  18. #18

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Mugler Cologne, if looking for an affordable EDC style option in EDT strength.

    In addition to this one, Caron pour un Homme remains a good traditional style rendition on a lavender rather than just citrus dominated EDC, while Sartorial by Penhaligon's is essentially a more modern and pricier (but still fairly decent value for money, compared to its performance) rendition of this theme, while also more office, workplace appropriate, conservatively clean cut and no frills, with surprisingly minimalistic luxurious timeless elegance.

    Also, when in doubt ad/or in availability shortages, there are at least a few more options for little money and covering as many basics as possible of a fine EDC but also with improved, heightened price-quality ratio and strength/performance: Cerruti 1881 and also its Edition flanker, Lalique Homme EDP, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau, Best of Chevignon, Yardley Citrus&Wood.
    Currently wearing: Open by Roger & Gallet

  19. #19
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    15,888

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Quote Originally Posted by cpp214 View Post
    Eau de Rochas Homme. Smells like an herbal, robust EDC, but performs like an EDT. As a bonus, it's super cheap.
    +1

    This is the best answer in this thread. Look no further, OP. It ticks every box you're looking for (especially considering it's easy to find and inexpensive).

  20. #20

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    The most powerful 'cologne' type fragrances:
    1. Bond No. 9 Eau de New York
    2. Jo Malone Basil & Neroli (lasts 10+ hours, don't worry about the fact that it's a Jo Malone)
    3. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte
    4. Al-Haramain Neroli Canvas
    5. Penhaligon's Castile
    6. Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
    7. Xerjoff Nio
    8. Old batches of Creed Original Vetiver
    Top 30:
    1. Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    2. FM Carnal Flower/Iris Poudre
    3. Le Labo Bergamote 22/Mancera Soleil d'Italie
    4. Dior Oud Ispahan/Mancera Aoud Line/Mancera Roses Vanille
    5. Bond No. 9 Eau de New York/Bleecker Street
    6. Amouage Beach Hut Man
    7. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Grand Soir/Aqua Celestia Forte
    8. TF NP Forte/Tobacco Vanille/Santal Blush/Venetian Bergamot/Mandarino di Amalfi/Azure Lime/Vert Boheme/Italian Cypress/Oud Minerale
    9. Creed OV/RM/GIT/SMW
    10. AdP Essenza/Club/Oud

  21. #21

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    I also like traditional eau de cologne type fragrances.

    I had a sample of Geo Trumper Eau de Cologne some time back.It was quite powerful at least in my experience.However something in it did not agree with me so I ruled it out.

  22. #22

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne remains a hidden gem, especially in this category.

  23. #23

    Default Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Diptyque eau de sens.




Similar Threads

  1. helo for powerful niche frag for men
    By ben94 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 1st March 2016, 04:38 PM
  2. Your most powerful frag(s)?
    By ILikePeeps in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 13th March 2014, 10:07 AM
  3. Looking for a Dunhill Edition type frag with...
    By Rsq in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24th September 2011, 11:03 PM
  4. Please RATE my list...am I missing a TYPE of frag
    By SixCats in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 15th February 2006, 08:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000