This is a scent that you are always fully aware that you are wearing, regardless of where you might be. To test a cologne, I spray my wrist behind my hand so that I can easily check to see how well the scent is lasting. This one will hold up for many hours and will still be apparent after showering and into the next day. I bought seven fragrances in a short period of time, tested them this way and this is my favorite. It smells absolutely marvelous on your clothing.