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    Default What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    For me performance is one of the key elements upon purchasing a frag.

    To break it down to specific scenarios, for people who work in offices with other people, how long do you prefer you scents to last? All day beasts or for just half the day?

    I understand sillage and projection are other factors as well, but for now, let's talk about longevity.

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    half the day minimum

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    Default Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    For me, from early morning to early afternoon.
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    Default Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    6–8 hours is a good basic window, but I’m always much more concerned with how a fragrance smells than for how long. I’d rather reapply something wonderful than get a whole day’s worth of mediocrity from one spritz.

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    Yeah half the day minimum is something I can agree with. Although I do enjoy all dayers like Layton to know my moneys worth

    Yes of course how it smells is quite integral as well.

    I'm trying to narrow down a Tom Ford purchase and wishing Oud Wood has Tobacco Vanille's longevity upon testing..
    (reapplying is not my thing, work scenario anyway.)

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    6-8 hours, ideally. However, I like the way Timbuktu gets a second wind after 8 hours. I used to enjoy it on the way home after a full day at work.
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    4-8 hours is acceptable for me as I like to use more than one Fragrance a day.
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    1- Portrait of A Lady
    2- Guerlain Derby
    3- 40 knots by Xerjoff
    4- Bond 9 New York Oud
    5- Mamluk by Xerjoff
    6- Coromandel by Chanel
    7- Back to Black , by Kilian
    8- Chanel 19
    9- Dior Oud Isphahn
    10- Richwood by Xerjoff

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    I like a variety so I can choose based on the occasion. But generally 6-8 hours. I'm happy for the last 2 hours to be only a skin scent.
    Currently wearing: Duel by Annick Goutal

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    7 hours works

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    Default Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    From 6am when I apply it to about 4pm at the end of the work day.
    Currently wearing: Zino Davidoff by Davidoff

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    Default Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    I prefer natural perfume so 6 hours is good

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    8-12 hours any more is appreciated.
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    8 hours is plenty because I carry the bottle anyway since I bring a backpack to work (like many Seattleites).
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    I prefer at least 6 hours & the minimum hours that I will tolerate before it turns into a complete skin scent (can only smell it if you stick you nose very close to application point) is 4 hours. I dislike scents that quickly turn into skin scents.
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    7hrs and 23 mins

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    As long as I need it to last. I certainly don’t need any fragrance to outstay their welcome.
    Currently wearing: Sir Winston by Bortnikoff

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    With a good quality fragrance, I expect 6 to 8 hours at least. Most of my favorites go the distance and beyond.
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    Ideally, for me is approximately 10 hours. All day beasts are usually too strong for my tastes, but I want to be able to get some quiet linger when I change after work.
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    Default Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    With a good quality fragrance, I expect 6 to 8 hours at least. Most of my favorites go the distance and beyond.
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    12 hours for a working day since I don't carry bottles around with me to top up (perhaps I should start doing so) unless I travel for business and am staying overnight somewhere.

    On weekends and days where I work from home, longevity doesn't matter.

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    Default Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    6–8 hours is a good basic window, but I’m always much more concerned with how a fragrance smells than for how long. I’d rather reapply something wonderful than get a whole day’s worth of mediocrity from one spritz.
    This is me to a tee. Given I'm freshie biased, I this is also more enforced than optional too.

    For that reason, I keep a desk drawer reserve (currently Geoffrey Beene Bowling Green and Nautica Voyage for Summer), and a car reserve (Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne), short of actually carrying a refresher in my laptop bag (have also done this on occasion).
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    Default Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    Really depends on if I'm working or not.
    On work days, I leave the house at 07:30 and I like my fragrance to stay till around 16:00/17:00. Luckily I don't have skin that eats up fragrances, so most of my collection will do. Most of my fragrances have some silage/projection for the first few hours (but not big), and become skin scent after that. No problem for me, and perfect for office use I think.

    When I don't have to work, I'm happy with just an hour or 4 for longevity, so I can change up my fragrance during the day.

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    I usually hope for about six hours.

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    4-5 hours is enough for me to be honest. I won't turn down a beautiful and haunting fragrance just because it doesn't last 6-8 hours.
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    6-8 hours would be ideal for me, however anything from 8-12 would be fine as well.
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    8-9 hours with moderate or even beast mode projection, 10 plus as a skin scent
    Currently wearing: Marbert Homme by Marbert

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    Default Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    6-8 hours is a good range for me, as then I'm not pinned all day to a fragrance I'm no longer in the mood for. A few (like Casbah) last through two showers, so I seldom choose them.

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    Default Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    12+–14+ hours is ideal. I'm out around 7.30 or earlier and I might not come home until 22.30 or something, depending on what I'm doing after work. If I'm going straight home after work, 8-10 hours of longevity is enough. I'm happy with a skinscent though, my sense of smell is pretty good and my skin doesn't eat fragrances too quickly, so most of my fragrances are okay for this. Anything that cannot stay for the whole day or most of it is being used as an after or before shower spray or strictly evening perfume, depending on a scent.
    In general, good longevity and low projection/sillage is ideal to me.

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    At least 7 hours.
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    8-12 hours
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