Words: Lauren Carbran
Perfume that lasts a long time = our dream. And who wouldn’t want to smell their favourite scent for as long as possible? ‘Longevity of perfume varies from person to person,’ says fragrance expert Michael Edwards. ‘Usually, a perfume in its most concentrated form (Eau de Parfum) should last for six to eight hours.’ So here are our top long-lasting fragrances for you to rejoice over…
MUGLER ANGEL FOR HER
Mugler Angel may have launched back in 1992, but it’s still the hottest scent on the block. It oozes caramel, praline, honey, vanilla and exotic fruits, so you’ll smell as sweet as your fave dessert. The best bit? These strong notes, along with the fragrance’s long-lasting oil concentration, mean that it won’t fade any time soon – so for most of the day you’ll smell as good as you did when you first spritzed it. Whoop, whoop!
YSL BLACK OPIUM FOR HER
A classic scent you’ll want to wear 24/7? Yes, please! Say hello to Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium, where coffee blends with orange blossom and vanilla to create a sensual, energetic concoction. It’s perfect for your signature scent, so wear it every day in the office to get that regular shot of adrenalin you need. That’s right, this long-lasting scent will get you through all those meetings, conference calls or admin files. It’s your saviour in disguise!
GIVENCHY L’INTERDIT FOR HER
What makes Givenchy L’Interdit so long-lasting? The bold, powdery notes of orange blossom, jasmine and patchouli that really stick on your skin. Just one spritz and you’ll realise how powerful this perfume really is. And while it’s long-lasting, it’s also available in a 35ml mini bottle, so you can buy a handbag size one for spraying on-the-go.
VINCE CAMUTO SMOKED OUD FOR HIM
Fact: oud fragrances are long-lasting. So Vince Camuto Smoked Oud needs to be on your list if you want to smell incredible 24/7. The smell? A strong, spicy blend of smoked rose, incense, spice and tonka bean.
YSL Y EAU DE PARFUM FOR HIM
If you love YSL Y Eau de Toilette but are looking for a more long-lasting option, we recommend YSL Y Eau de Parfum. A fresh, spicy blend of ginger, sage, vetiver and tonka bean, the wafts of this won’t be going anywhere after one spray. We’re obsessed with this, so consider it as your next signature scent.
ARMANI STRONGER WITH YOU INTENSELY FOR HIM
As the name suggests, this is intense and long-lasting. Let the smells of pink pepper, sugar-coated chestnut and vanilla surround you as you spritz this new fragrance (it will last a good few hours). We love how romantic it is – and did you know it has a matching female scent, Armani In Love With You? Yes, check it out here.