Originally Posted by thinman
I like Neroli Sauvage, but it only lasts about 30 minutes on me. I have the same problem with most Creed scents, except my favorites, Bois du Portugal and Himalaya. Can anyone recommend a good orange scent with some longevity? John?
Last weekend, it was Bois du Portugal and for the 3 days since then, I've worn Himalaya.
Longevity is one of the biggest complaints about Creed. Though their scents can be lighter than others, they are considerably more subtle and so will often project less than some mainstream scents even though not quite disappearing. Neroli is one of these for me; it loses its initial projection but it actually lasts a long time before disappearing (you just lose the initial blast of Neroli). Nevertheless, for $180 a bottle, it does seem to go away too quickly.
As well, your skin chemistry may play a part. I use a non-scented body cream every night (or morning) after showering and it has really helped as dry skin really effects longveity. Bois de Cedrat, Neroli Sauvage, and Royal Water seem especially fleeting, but I can get them to hang around a little longer thanks to well-moisturized skin. Erolfa, Silver Mountain Water, Tabarome, Himalaya, and especially Aubepine Acacia (one of Creed's best citrus, albeit relatively unknown) all last really well on me regardless.
My favorite orange scent is Malle Bigarade Concentree. I find it has excellent longevity and a really unique scent. Hermes eau d'orange Verte is an orange classic, but regardless of what you do to prepare your skin, it lasts about 10 minutes and then disappears.
Depending on how bitter you like your oranges, Bond no. 9 Little Italy is REALLY orangey and has amazing lasting power. I can spray it in the morning and run a marathon and by evening I'm still smelling it on me. Bond has its lovers and its haters, but few complain about longevity. I'm not really a fan of Little Italy, it's "bitter citrus" is almost acrid, but it still is sort of interesting, especially if you live in a really hot climate.