Originally Posted by Thomas
Well, lots of scents last a while on me but TF Amber Absolute lasts into the next day, easily. Tobacco Vanille also goes strong into the evening.
Although, part of the issue here is that the TF PB series tends to run at EdP strength, while Creeds - iirc - are substantially weaker at EdT concentration. YMMV though, and scents will vary.
Good points, T. Also, I think a lot of the "creed is weak" is overplayed, and I wonder how much is a kind of "confirmation bias" after reading it all the time on the interwebz. They are subtle, they just don't project much, and many of the "popular" scents are citrus topnote heavy. But, honestly, they are still THERE most of the time in terms of the drydown for many hours. I wonder how many who complain are believing that because the initial fresh/citrus/whatever blast disappears that the scent itself disappears?
Nevertheless, like all scents, (and repeated time 900000) a well moisturized skin is a happy skin.
I also wonder how much of Creed's longevity issues comes because Creed is often the "entry" to niche scents for many buyers, who come to it after having done designer and/or mass market, which are often quite loud, in your face, and not terribly subtle. I don't believe Creed's "all natural" claims (any more than I buy their "we're 200 years old" claim or the celebrity claims), but they definitely aren't JOOP and historically were not big "powerhouse" kinds of scents. Neroli Sauvage, GIT, MI, etc.
For example, though many can say that they aren't as substantial as a parfum, I rarely hear "old noses" complain about the longevity of Creed. In fact, usually they are the ones saying, "no, longevity isn't that bad, it's just more subtle." That being said, I'm not saying I find Creed projection OR longevity (OR the scents themselves) anything to go wild about, so take all this with a grain of salt. (note: Aubepine Acacia, Ambre Canelle, and Bois de Santal aside)
Anyway, it was supposed to be sunny and spring-like, so I happily applied far too much Chamade parfum, and now out of nowhere some clouds rolled in and its raining.