Discover 7 long-lasting perfumes that all women should try.
There are many different scents, and everyone’s preference differs, but one thing we all want when it comes to perfumes is a long-lasting perfume. Getting a perfume that lasts all day or throughout that important event is what we all want, but it can be hard to find.
In this post, I’ll be sharing seven long-lasting perfumes for women; each of these scents is highly popular not just for their powerful scents but for the quality and for how long they actually last. There is a range of scents in this list, so there will be one that suits your preference.
Best Perfumes for…
Best perfume for daytime: Gucci Bloom
Best perfume for evening and night: Tom Ford Black Orchid
Best perfume for value for money: Chanel Chance
Best perfume for a gift: Lancôme La Vie Est Belle
What to look for?
When looking for the best long-lasting perfumes, I look for a few things to ensure they’ll last; these are strong fragrance notes, perfume concentration, and the intention of the perfume.
Strong fragrance notes: Strongly scented ingredients are a must when it comes to long-lasting fragrance. The top notes of a perfume are always much lighter and the first to fade; the base notes linger for longer if the base notes are deep scents like vanilla or jasmine, these last longer and leave a much more potent scent.
Perfume concentration: Fragrances come in four concentrations; the higher the percentage of fragrance oil, the longer the scent will generally linger. There is cologne, eau de toilette, Eau de parfum, and pure parfum; cologne has the least amount of fragrance oil with about 3-5%, and pure parfum has the most with about 20-30%. The best long-lasting perfumes for women are most likely going to be an Eau de parfum or pure parfum, so this is an easy and simple way of telling you how long the scent is truly going to last.
Intention: Perfumes that are described as being perfect for evenings or nights are also a good indication that it is a long lasting fragrance. If a perfume is created to be used for nights outs, or evening events, then it needs to be strong and long lasting so that it lasts the whole night without needing a top up, meaning that it is a long lasting perfume. This isn’t to say daytime perfumes won’t be long lasting because they can; if a perfume is made to be a daytime or lighter fragrance, it’ll have stronger base notes, as explained earlier.
Long lasting perfumes for women
Here are 7 of the best perfumes that are long lasting.
Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum £55 – £105
Gucci bloom is the ultimate floral scent. It’s a vibrant but classy fragrance, like a fresh garden of flowers for your skin. It’s a powerful scent, but the tones are softer enough that they aren’t overpowering. The perfume is made up of tuberose, jasmine, and honeysuckle, creating such a rich floral scent. This is one of the most feminine perfumes you can get; it’s delicate yet sophisticated lovely for daytime.
This fragrance can be loved by all women, no matter the age, and it can be worn in all seasons throughout the year. If you’re looking for a perfume that’s good value, then this is a good go to as it is long-lasting, it does have a strong scent, and you can wear it constantly during the year, so you do really get value for money.
Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum £141 – £200
Le Labo Santal 33 is a fragrance inspired by the American West with a woody aroma. This unisex fragrant is well known for its spicy, leathery, and musk notes blend. If you would rather stay away from sweet, floral scents and tend to go for something with more deep soulful tones, this is definitely a good option.
This fragrance combines cardamom, iris, violet, cedarwood, and musky notes, which create a unique fragrance that suits nearly everyone. If you’re looking for a strong scent that will be the main scent wherever you go, then you need this perfume. This is a perfect mix between fresh and smoky, but do go easy on it because a little goes a long way.
Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue £99 – £179
Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue is another unisex fragrance that has an unexpected contrast between vanilla and woody moss.
On the first spray of this perfume, you get a very fresh scent with lime and citron notes, but as the perfume has time to settle, you start to smell the base notes of vanilla and English wood oak. This creates a nice blend of fresh but deep scents that will last you all day.
This fragrance isn’t going to be everyone’s taste, it is more likely to appeal to a more mature women, but if you like the blend of scents, this is the perfect go-to perfume for everyday and special occasions. This is an ideal signature scent as it is truly unique.
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum £56 – £99.50
La Vie est Belle has been very popular over the last few years, and it is definitely deserving. This is a bright, fresh, floral scent; the sweet scent consists of hints of blackcurrant, pear, and undertones of jasmine, orange blossom, and patchouli. If you are into sweet floral, girly perfumes, then this has to be your go-to, it is ideal for a younger woman, but equally, anyone can enjoy it.
This is excellent for daytime as it is a light fragrance, and it’ll last all day, but the sweetness of the scent makes it great for evening wear too. You only need a small spray of this as a little goes a long way, and you’ll have a strong lingering scent that lasts all day; you’ll definitely get compliments with this one.
Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum £59 – £120
For all the women that like strong, musky smells, this is the fragrance for you. Tom Ford black orchid is the ultimate perfume for creating a luxurious impression. The blend of black truffle, ylang-ylang, blackcurrant, and bergamot mixed with the base notes of vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood, incense, amber, chocolate, vanilla create a strong, powerful fragrance.
This is another unisex scent, so it is the perfect mix of spice and dark accords that will compliment everyone. If you’re looking for an evening perfume or something for special occasions, this is the best option; it is a loud, standout scent that will give anyone who wears it a confident and mysterious aura.
You only need a spray or two of this perfume to get you through the entire day, be careful not to overapply as it will be very overpowering. This timeless, more mature scent will definitely help you make a great impression wherever you go.
Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum £62 – £120
Chanel Chance is the ideal daytime fragrance. Its spicy, floral scent is sweet yet subtle and will leave a lingering scent wherever you go. It has jasmine, vanilla, and pink pepper, giving the fragrance a warm, deep tone. This is a scent that is mostly enjoyed by younger women as it is light, older women tend to go for more deeper fragrances.
The floral notes create a light and delicate mist, which, mixed with the deep scents, creates a lovely balance and gives you a perfume that is just the perfect touch. The mix between spicy and floral notes means that you can wear it all year round, and even though it is the ideal daytime scent, it’s great for day to the evening too; and you won’t even need a top-up!
Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum £56 – £140
Black opium has to be one of the sexiest fragrances out at the moment. It is such a unique scent with a vanilla and coffee blend. The base notes of vanilla and cedarwood create a sensual aroma, while the orange blossom, jasmine, and pear scents add a sweet tone to it.
This is an ideal perfume for a night out or a special occasion where you need something bold and creates a statement. However, you only need one or two sprays to last all night long because they are strong, and you don’t want them to be too overpowering. This is a great perfume for any age to enjoy, but I’d say it’s especially popular for the age range of 20-35.
I hope this has been helping in finding a long lasting perfume for women. All of these perfumes are great, but it comes to mean you are limited to these, many other amazing scents are long-lasting, but these were a few of the most popular ones in a variety of scents.
It is important to note that you don’t need to spend a lot on a fragrance; most of these are quite costly; however, you do really get what you pay for. The quality of these perfumes makes the prices worth it, and they will definitely last much longer than some cheaper perfumes.
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