Words: Emily Venables
Perfumes are alluring in their own right, but intense or strong perfumes are on a whole new level! Intense fragrances are usually created by taking well-loved original formulas and elevating them with more complexity, substance, and even more prominent notes. If you’re looking for a perfume that packs a real punch, you’re going to love our top 10 strong perfumes countdown.
1. La Vie Est Belle Intensément by Lancôme
Created by three of France’s most prominent perfumers, La Vie Este Bell Intensément is a more vivid, potent version of the well-loved original. Sensual floral notes expertly intertwine with bright fruity flavours to create a warm-hearted perfume that radiates happiness from morning until night.
2. Stronger with You Intensely by Armani
The addictively, modern fragrance features contrasting fresh and spicy notes with pink pepper in the top, vanilla and suede in the heart and amber woods at the base. It’s completely captivating, just like falling in love, and we would scale new heights to get our hands on it!
3. Joy Eau de Parfum Intense by Dior
Not all strong perfumes are over the top and powerful; Joy Eau de Parfum Intense by Dior is as soft and as gentle as its original, but it features more rich and complex notes. It’s charming and inviting - one of those scents that you remember from the very first spray! Notes of jasmine and neroli give it an undeniable feminine appeal whereas the citrus brings it to life with an addictive intensity.
4. Invictus Intense by Paco Rabanne
Paco Rabanne has taken the original Invictus scent and given it a moodier, darker, and sexier makeover and we’re all here for it! Invictus Intense is as irresistible as ever with a strong woody-amber appeal blended perfectly with rich spices and vibrant florals. This is what intense perfume dreams are made of!
5. Olympea Intense by Paco Rabanne
Strength, power, and the feeling of utter bravery have been bottled up by Paco Rabanne to create the truly captivating Olympea Intense. This scent commands attention: it’s beautifully created with vibrant passionfruit and red currant at the top, blooming flowers at the heart and a charming, long-lasting musk and cedarwood base. It’s sexy, it’s unforgettable and it’s sublime. Can you tell we’re big fans?!
6. Spirit of the Brave Intense by Diesel
Everything about Spirit of the Brave Intense is authoritative, from the sophisticated blend of masculine notes to the iconic gold fist bottle. It begins with fresh and uplifting notes of apple and bergamot before developing into a sensual, enveloping heart of cypress and sage. The base of vanilla and patchouli provide what most strong perfumes possess, an increased longevity that you can enjoy for hours on end.
7. Si Passione Intense by Armani
Armani himself says, “Intensity doesn’t have to be dark. Intensity is a movement in the making, a continuous vibration.” You might bet thinking ‘how can a perfume vibrate?!’ Well, it’s in the energising and stimulating nature of certain notes! Think vibrant blackcurrant nectar, intoxicating jasmine and powerful patchouli all combined into a perfume that lifts you up, making you feel amazing! That’s the power of Si Passione Intense.
8. Ultra Male by Jean Paul Gaultier
Sweetness usually isn’t on the menu when it comes to strong perfume, but Ultra Male by Jean Paul Gaultier is making an exception to the rule. An reinterpretation of the oh-so popular original Le Male this delicate, yet masculine, scent opens up with sweet pear and bergamot, before warming you up with a spicy aromatic heart and finally, drying down into a creamy, woody base. It’s strong clean and perfect to wear all year round.
9. Mon Guerlain Intense by Guerlain
Individuality and empowerment are the name of the game with Mon Guerlain Intense. It has been designed to represent the femininity, strength, and power of the modern woman with a contrasting blend of gentle lavender and vanilla with compelling musk and patchouli. It’s soft and delicate yet packed with personality and sensual appeal.
10. Homme Intense by Dior
People often talk about scents that turn heads when someone walks into a room, and you will know what we mean if you have ever come across someone wearing Homme Intense by Dior! This intense, sensual, and refined fragrance is a true head turner with its layers of aromatic, floral, and sensual woody notes. It’s deep, rich, daring and the perfect scent to take on the night!
Get ready to turn heads…
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