Winter Scents - Intense and High Performance Fragrances in production


Basenotes Dependent
Dec 3, 2008
What would be some recommended fragrances in production, with high performance, intense and persistent, but not necessarily monster proyection.
I mean something performance like Lone Star Memories, or The Incenses of Tauer. That with a stick or two on your wrist you can enjoy as if it were an Attar.



Basenotes Dependent
Jan 20, 2009
Givenchy Pi
Givenchy Gentlemen Only Abosolute
Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Edp and Edp Intense
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Prive / any other flanker + the original
Chanel Allure Homme
Joop! Joop Homme
Azzaro Pour Homme Intense (2015.)
Baldessarini Ambre
YSL Body Kouros
YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense
YSL La Nuit de L'Homme EdP
V&R Spicebomb + all the flankers
Emporio Armani Stronger With You + all the flankers
Armani Code Profumo + all the flankers
D&G The One Edp
Prada Luna Rossa Black
JPG Le Male L'Essence de Parfum
Dior Homme Intense and Dior Homme Parfum
Costume National Homme
Burberry Brit Rhythm Intense


Super Member
Sep 25, 2017
Déclaration d'un Soir Intense for sure. No longer in production but can still be found at some places I think? I bought mine in a local store about a month ago.

Other than that, Habit Rouge EDP and L'Homme Idéal l'Intense are very good too.
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Super Member
Sep 15, 2009
ZgB’s list is very comprehensive. A few other old school favorites of mine for winter:
Polo Green
Lauder for Men
Boucheron Jaipur EDP
And just plain ole’ Old Spice! (though lacking the projection you’re after)


Basenotes Dependent
Oct 27, 2016
ZgB’s list is very comprehensive. A few other old school favorites of mine for winter:

Lauder for Men

Great choice, although I only know the vintage and have yet to try the later version....
Burberry London meets your criteria on me.

Agreed!!! London is one of my favorites for late November/December weather and holidays.

One more cold-weather grab is Cartier Declaration (and the Essence flanker).


Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
Many great recommendations, also adding Knize Ten.
While very close in its notes to a classic powerhouse beast mode leather, its actual projection is actually quite moderate and subtle though still getting at least 12, often beyond 15-16 hours of longevity from this.


Basenotes Dependent
Dec 22, 2003
One I recently got may fit your bill: Open Gold by Roger & Gallet. I'm finding it to be very persistent, lasting a work day, moderate projection. Closest frag I can think of that's like it is Lapidus Pour Homme but it's not a projection beast like Lapidus.
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