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    Default Fragrances you wish had better projection

    I know alot of people here have amazing projection with every fragrance they wear but I know there are some of you who get less performance than you desire from scents you love. So, with that being said, what are some fragrances you wish had better projection? A few of mine are:
    Armani Code Absolu
    Rochas Man
    Millesime Imperial
    Dior Sauvage (I know!)
    Kenzo Power
    Hanea Mori HM
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    Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade
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    All of them!

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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    For me, perhaps Flagrant Delit by Guy Bouchara
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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    So many!

    A couple that spring to mind:

    Agar Ebene
    Saint Julep
    BR540
    Ubar
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    Boozy notes
    Chypres (especially with real oakmoss)
    Rich gourmands
    Animalic fragrances
    Great longevity and sillage

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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Boy you could really get me started, but I will say Code Absolu is just great for me, Rochas Man satisfied but could be stronger. Hanea Mori HM I loved, and gave away almost immediately because it wore like water.

    My two: Amouage Dia Man: Beautiful but so soft, and for Amouage!

    Azzaro Visit...beautiful Cedar and nutmeg. But another water scent that's hard to pretend to enjoy.
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    The biggest offender among my favourites would have to be Oud Wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    All of them!
    I don't know about that! There are a few that are almost too powerful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 500DaysofSemmler View Post
    The biggest offender among my favourites would have to be Oud Wood
    Oud Wood was another one! One of the reasons I dont own it anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FISS80 View Post
    I don't know about that! There are a few that are almost too powerful!
    Better use a little less than spray half a bottle!

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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Very true.
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    Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade
    Xerjoff Naxos
    MFK Oud Satin Mood Extrait
    Currently wearing: Rive d'Ambre by Tom Ford

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    Quote Originally Posted by 500DaysofSemmler View Post
    The biggest offender among my favourites would have to be Oud Wood
    Heartfelt agreement
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    All of them!
    I agree!
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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme. Smells great, for the 10 minutes before it becomes a skin scent...
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    Creed Neroli Sauvage
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    Bois de Violette.
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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Too many to name but some of the ones that I reach for during the warmer months certainly.
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    Numerous ones do consider very good as actual scent, while as actual performance there can be room for more improvement-including but not limited to Endymion EDC and Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's, ADP Colonia (though most of the Colonia flankers do correct this with slightly higher strengths), most Jil Sander masculines-especially the ones from the 90s and early 2000s, New Spirit by Oriflame, Eton College Collection, Sir Irisch Moos

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    Most of the stuff from Acqua di parma.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    None of them. I have absolutely no issues if nobody else could smell my worn fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    None of them. I have absolutely no issues if nobody else could smell my worn fragrance.
    I am the total opposite. I wanna seduce, amaze, and even shock everybody.
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    Dior Eau Sauvage Edt
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    My Current Favorites

    1. Eau de Guerlain
    2. Dior Eau Sauvage Edt
    3. Chypre Siam By Rogue Perfumery
    4. Guerlain Habit Rouge L' Eau
    5. Eau de Rochas Edt By Rochas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    All of them!
    This.

    Apart from a couple that are already quite strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Numerous ones do consider very good as actual scent, while as actual performance there can be room for more improvement-including but not limited to Endymion EDC and Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's, ADP Colonia (though most of the Colonia flankers do correct this with slightly higher strengths), most Jil Sander masculines-especially the ones from the 90s and early 2000s, New Spirit by Oriflame, Eton College Collection, Sir Irisch Moos
    Endymion is notorious for poor performance. Its what prevented me from purchasing it.
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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Most of mine project just fine. I don't want to be "that guy". But Chanel Eau de Cologne could use a bit of a boost. But since that would mean synthetics and a formula change, no thanks.
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    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

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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Most classic colognes especially Imperiale. Trumper's Lime is a big offender in that regard as well. So is Blenheim Bouquet. Endymion is a big favorite of mine and in constant rotation and I use the aftershave balm as well and that really helps with projection, I find. Same with Acqua di Parma--EdC, aftershave, Deodorant, etc. all used together helps.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    Off the top of my head:
    Burberry London
    Aramis Tobacco Reserve
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    Fahrenheit (current formulation)
    Atman Xaman
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    L`Air du Desert Marocain (quite a fleeting scent on my skin...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24 Faubourg View Post
    So many!

    A couple that spring to mind:

    Agar Ebene
    Saint Julep
    BR540
    Ubar
    Definitely wish Agar Ebene lasted longer, absolutely love it!!!

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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Quote Originally Posted by FISS80 View Post
    Dior Sauvage (I know!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Dior Eau Sauvage Edt

    I assure both of you, your sauvage is projecting much more than you think.
    The fragrance is deceptively potent, the wearer often smells it little.
    Currently wearing: Interlude Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Quote Originally Posted by PartySnake View Post
    I assure both of you, your sauvage is projecting much more than you think.
    The fragrance is deceptively potent, the wearer often smells it little.
    Same goes for the Fahrenheit mention.
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