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    Default Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    Gents,

    Since I joined Basenotes earlier this summer I have been drawn to powerhouse fragrances with great scents, projection and longevity
    My wardrobe has increased from 12 fragrances a few months back to over 25 and more on the way as of this post.

    Fragrances like:

    Kinze Ten
    La Yuqawam
    Moussee Illuminee
    Al Harmain- Amber Aoud
    Interlude
    Chergui
    Halfeti
    Encre Noir

    Were as I experienced them..... powerhouse fragrances.
    This week I have sampled two new fragrances that make the list above IMO meek in comparison
    Hiram Green - Hyde
    Zoologist - T-Rex
    Both are mind blowing in strength
    Do you have some you would add to the list of powerhouse fragrances including ones that might be too much to wear.

    Looking forward to the responses.

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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    strong to me:

    Furyo by Bogart

    Fougere L'Aube by Rogue (the strongest projector of all of this house, I think)
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Arso by Profumum
    Cuir Intense by Guerlain
    Afternoon of a Faun by ELdO...
    Give them a try!

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    PdM Layton Exclusif

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    New York Intense

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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    I have not tried the two you mention and so now I am curious.

    Hard to think about anything stronger than Interlude. Boadicea Complex comes to mind, an intense leather, and Beaufort Tonnerre, ditto.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I have not tried the two you mention and so now I am curious.

    Hard to think about anything stronger than Interlude. Boadicea Complex comes to mind, an intense leather, and Beaufort Tonnerre, ditto.

    cacio

    Interlude reminds me of my cat. Just one spray on the sofa and you can still smell it 19 years later.

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    Hyde is great !

    +1 Fougere L'Aube
    Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale - one spray was more than enough... longevity was too long !
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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    Strong for me but wearable:

    Le Monarque IV
    Tabac Rose
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    Not classified as powerhouses but these have some sock knocking power and longevity:
    Pasha Cartier for dayyyyys...
    Lalique PH .. even the EDT I have is like a Duracell bunny!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gewoonBB View Post
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    Layten Exclusive Marley smells very wonderful and pleasing also a powerful potent fragrance
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    U should try LAPIDUS POUR HOMME is a powerhouse , smells like KOUROS cousin they dont have the same smell but it has that stank but so good also Hugo Boss Number# 1
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    Strongest on the market in my years that I ever experienced was Cathedral by Neil Morris. It is the most mind-bogglingly powerful incense scent ever. I had to seal the test strip in a plastic bag. That wasn't enough - had to take out the trash. Supposed to smell like 10,000 censers burning in a cathedral at once. It may indeed.
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    Kerosene had two really powerful ones that impressed me. A green monster called Creature, and a green rose called Whips and Roses, I believe. Both shockers.
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    Montecristo by Masque Milano

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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    Quote Originally Posted by newatthis66 View Post
    This week I have sampled two new fragrances that make the list above IMO meek in comparison
    Hiram Green - Hyde
    Zoologist - T-Rex
    Both are mind blowing in strength
    Do you have some you would add to the list of powerhouse fragrances including ones that might be too much to wear.

    Looking forward to the responses.
    With the greatest of respect to those who have offered suggestions I think you have already hit the peak for modern fragrances. The ones suggested that I know just don't compete with Hyde and T-Rex. I am presently in a T-Rex crisis having gotten a light smear of it on a jacket cuff a week ago. Can't shake the stuff no matter what I do... If you want to up the game I suggest you need to increase the skank-o-meter as well. Get into some powerhouse animalics... maybe a sample of Zafar, Gao, Oud Infini, Zoologist Hyrax, or War & Peace. Have fun!
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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    My Top 5, In no particular order
    1). Creed Aventus - S042C13ZZ01
    2). Creed Aventus - C42C14F01
    3). Creed Aventus - FP42C14A02
    4). Creed Aventus - A42B11Y02
    5). Creed Aventus - A42C13Z01
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    The most recent one - original Guerlain Derby.
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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    POAL before it was toned down.

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    TRex is ghastly, all respect. Couldnt wear that. Super happy to have tried it though. Definitely a memerable experience. So interesting.
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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    Quote Originally Posted by dealt7faux View Post
    POAL before it was toned down.
    When I think of powerhouse perfume, I think of compositions primarily from the 80s, and some from the 70s. That said, if we are talking more recent “big projectors” as most of the compositions mentioned so far fall into, then this one is about as close as you get to what I think of as a current day “powerhouse.” I confess I would put its original formula strength and projection up against any “true” powerhouse perfume I have ever sniffed... Legendary stuff on all counts.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie
    2) Giorgio V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie
    4) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    6) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    7) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    7) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    7) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    7) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    The most recent one - original Guerlain Derby.
    Where can u purchase Derby ,eBay?
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    See my wardrobe and check Longevity and Sillage
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJones154 View Post
    Where can u purchase Derby ,eBay?
    Yes eBay would be the place to find original Derby although you will have to be patient to find good deals on it.

    Then there's the Sales threads and splits over here.
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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    I have both Hyde and T-Rex, and they are indeed quite strong. If you want that kind of power try:

    Baruti - Perverso (boozy gourmand)
    Francesca Bianchi - The Lover's Tale (really strong leather)
    Orto Parisi - Megamare (synthetic aquatic)
    Rundholz - 03.Apr.1968 (incense)
    Rundholz - 20Mars2022 (incense)
    Unique'e Luxury - Kutay (boozy)
    MFK - Oud Satin Mood (vanilla+rose)

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    Joop! Homme

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    Thanks to all for the responses and suggestions........ More samples to try.
    In Hyde and T-Rex I found 2 fragrances that IMO are not suitable for public wear, they need to be enjoyed in a controlled environment with caution.
    T-Rex needs to stay on the island away from civilization
    Hyde - Needs to be shackled and kept in a cell
    Having said that may end up purchasing both......... anyway!

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    The house of Bond No.9 is well known for it's strong long lasting fragrances.
    Several of my favorites are:

    Scent of Peace for Him
    Bleecker Street
    Chez Bond
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    Default Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    See my wardrobe and check Longevity and Sillage
    But you don't have *anything* rated at less than 4 stars, so is this a realistic guide??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russlan View Post
    Joop! Homme
    How? It's a great performer for a cheap fragrance, but it's average at best, not even remotely close to a powerhouse




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