Which of your niche fragrances projects still after 5-6 hours and doesn't become a skin scent?

Sep 13, 2022
i don't mean which projects as far as possible, just 2 feet max. But which continues to project after few hours?

I have just PDM Percival that does this. What's yours?
 

AndyL

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Feb 2, 2022
i don't mean which projects as far as possible, just 2 feet max. But which continues to project after few hours?
In my wardrobe these I need to be more careful with sprays and the environment I'll be in. Because they produce a large scent bubble for a long time and others will take notice, whether they like it or not. Sometimes strong scents are not my personality, I'd prefer to be more subtle.
  • Oud Silk Mood Extrait de Parfum - Maison Francis Kurkdjian
  • Aoud Lemon Mint - Mancera
  • Apex - Roja Dove
  • Enigma pour Homme Cologne - Roja Dove
  • Kalan - Parfums de Marly
  • Sauvage Elixir - Christian Dior (Not niche)
Will more sprays make the fragrance last longer, or just stronger? I have experience both yes and no answers to that question. Interesting to note, none of them are freshies or citrus based. Not saying they don't exist, but my skin wont hold and 2' project hours after application. Ginger notes can be strong and hold, but my nose is not in tune with that ingredient yet.
 

Ken_Russell

Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
Quite a few, especially Knize Ten, Sartorial, Floris Elite, Chergui and Aventus-among the full bottles do so far own.
Among these, in turn, the biggest surprises were Knize Ten and Sartorial, since by far no projection beats like other niche, their sillage and longevity still remains decent but also noticeable enough slightly above a skin scent, but luckily up to a maximum of 10-12 hours.
 

lfc1892

Basenotes Junkie
Dec 12, 2021
Blimey, loads.

Satin mood
BR540
Most things by Nishane
Panda
Bee
Civet
Bois imperial
Ganymede
RM5
NUIT DE BAKELITE (out does all others in this respect)
Lovers Tale
Black afgano
Megamare
Interlude 53
 

Opiate

Basenotes Dependent
Sep 19, 2010
Strongest projecting niche fragrances I own are:

Frederic Malle Monsieur
Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
Guerlain’s Absolus d'Orient collection
 

Ken_Russell

Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
Since the house of Frederic Malle was mentioned, also further adding Bois d'Orage (as a full bottle) and Geranium pour Monsieur (as a generously sized sample) among the niche ones with great performance.
While at first projecting rather discreetly, almost as a pale shadow and timid foreshadowing of their tremendously consistent lasting power.
 

dogtoe

Super Member
Aug 5, 2016
There are so many. The performance of the scents listed below include two sprays on my shirt. Batches range from 2016 to present day. I’ll try to abbreviate
Malle: Music for a While, Portrait of a Lady, Eau Magnolia
Roja: Diaghilev, Fetish, Amber Aoud, Creation-E
MFK: Oud Extrait, Oud Satin Mood, Grand Soir, Baccarat Rouge
Nicolai: New York Intense, Patchouli Intense
Acqua de Parma: Colonia Oud, Quercia, Colonia Santal
Tauer Au Coeur du Désert
Atelier Rose Anonyme Extrait
Byredo: Slow Dance, Reine de Nuit, Tobacco Mandarin
Ford: Beau de Jour, Vert d’Encens
Creed: Royal Mayfair, Bois du Portugal, Viking
Amouage: Lyric Man, Reflection Man, Interlude, Beach Hut Man, Bracken Man, Enclave
Le Labo: Noir 29, Rose 31, Ylang 49
Nishane: Fan Your Flames, Wulong Chai
Xerjoff: Alexandria 2 (nuclear), Naxos
Initio: Side Effect, Atomic Rose
Montale Black Aoud (nuclear)
Mancera Red Tobacco (nuclear)
Francesca dell'Oro: Envoutant, Ambrosine
Ambrosia Coquillete
Perris: Rose de Taif, Oud Imperial
 
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