I bought two bottles Nicole Miller for Men back in 1994 (when it first was out). I recently found the bottles that I packed away all but forgotten. I tried it after a shower. I am on 8 hours + and the fragrance still smells the same from the day I bought it. I was very surprised. If the fragrance dies before 8 hours then you received a knock-off, this fragrance was always moderate and long lasting . . . from day one and now 21 years later.