Words: Elena Andreou
“I want something that lasts a long time on my skin” – This is one of our most popular requests from you (our lovely customers). And while we can talk until we are blue in the face about techniques such as layering, we do know that there are certain scents that naturally have more staying power. So, if you want a fragrance that will wow from the minute you step foot in the door and lingers every time you waltz past then you need to try spritzing our favourite strong perfumes…
1. Black Opium, Yves Saint Laurent
You know that satisfying sip of coffee every morning? The one that gives you the ability to talk to another living soul? Well, this scent is the wake-up call your fragrance collection needs. Infused with actual black coffee, it’s invigorating at first spritz and then will continue to take you through the day.
2. La Vie Est Belle, Lancôme
Thought that sweet scents have a shorter lifespan? Think again. Lancôme’s soon-to-be-iconic scent, La Vie Est Belle is proof that a deliciously sweet accord has got the power to last – and then some. With its iris, orange blossom and jasmine heart, it’s a sophisticated contender within the gourmand fragrance family.
3. Decadence, Marc Jacobs
Yes, the intricate handbag-shaped Decadence bottle is sure to draw your attention at first glance. But, there’s much more than what meets the eye with this Marc Jacobs scent. Boasting a rich concoction of Italian plum at the top, floral heart and woody base, it’s sure to carry you from day to night with ease.
4. Good Girl, Carolina Herrera
Embodying the spirit of a high fashion stiletto, Good Girl by Carolina Herrera will elevate your perfume collection in more ways than one. Part of the oriental fragrance family, it features a sweet almond top note which then gives way to powerful heart notes of tuberose, iris and jasmine. With cacao, vanilla and coffee at its base it’s the perfect party girl concoction as it will not budge for hours.
5. Flash, Jimmy Choo
Don’t be fooled by its fleeting title, this perfume by Jimmy Choo will NOT come and go as quick as a flash. In fact, it’s pink pepper, tuberose and powdery woody notes make it incredibly potent for all the right reasons. Get set to dazzle the night away with this glamorous spritz in your arsenal.