We don’t just fall in love with the scent of a fragrance—we fall in love with its longevity too. Whether you’re working a 9 to 5, lounging at home, or running errands, you want a perfume that lasts all day long. Below, we’ve highlighted the best long-lasting perfumes to add to your collection for all-day wear.
Which Perfume Lasts the Longest?
Types of Perfumes
If you’re searching for a long-lasting perfume, you’ll want to pay special attention to the types of perfume. Perfumes are generally categorized into five groups: parfum, eau de parfum (EDP), eau de toilette (EDT), eau de cologne (EDC), and eau fraiche. Each of these varies in strength and perfume concentration.
Parfums and eau de parfums will be the longest-lasting. Parfums have the highest concentration of perfume, at around 20 to 40%, and can last up to 24 hours on the skin. EDPs are a more popular fragrance type with a 15 to 20% perfume concentration. They last, on average, 6 to 8 hours on the skin.
EDTs, EDCs, and eau fraiche fragrances have a lower concentration of perfume oils and thus aren’t as long-lasting.
The higher the concentration of fragrance oils a perfume has, the more long wearing it will be. That’s why we include a higher concentration of fragrance than most famous perfume brands, giving you high-quality scents that are incredibly long-lasting. For best results, stick with a perfume that has a concentration of 15% or more.
It also pays to look for specific ingredients that boast a long-lasting scent. Heavier woody, musky, and resinous scents will last longer on the skin than notes like citrus. Thanks to their unique molecular structure, ingredients such as frankincense, sandalwood, amber, oud, vanilla, jasmine, and patchouli are exceptionally long-lasting.
The Longest Lasting Perfumes
- FREEDOM – Inspired by Another 13 Perfume
Inspired by Le Labo’s Another 13, FREEDOM is a long-lasting perfume for men and women. It opens with a smooth and slightly sweet combination of pear and ambrette before mingling with relaxing heart notes of jasmine and cedarwood. A base of oakmoss, amber, and musk lasts for hours on the skin, enveloping you in its warm, woody aroma. FREEDOM has a perfume concentration of 20%, so it’s one of the long-lasting fragrances on our list.
- SEDUCTIVE – Inspired by Coco Mademoiselle Intense Perfume
Crafted with a beautiful array of fresh citrus, floral, and vanilla notes, SEDUCTIVE is for women who want an alluring, classy scent to wear all year round. Inspired by Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle Intense, this long-lasting perfume features a symphony of bright Sicilian orange, Calabrian bergamot, and lemon top notes. Middle notes of jasmine, rose, and patchouli give the perfume a floral touch before drying down to a base of Madagascar vanilla, tonka bean, and white musk.
- STRENGTH – Inspired by Aventus Perfume for Men
A masculine and adventurous cologne for men, STRENGTH is for the guys who aren’t afraid of anything life throws their way. Inspired by Creed’s best-selling fragrance Aventus, this affordable perfume dupe captures its fruity, fresh characteristics with aromatic notes of pineapple, bergamot, apple, birch, and black currant. Moroccan jasmine and rose add depth and longevity to a musk, oakmoss, ambergris, and vanilla base.
- BITTERSWEET – Inspired by Bitter Peach Perfume
BITTERSWEET is inspired by Tom Ford’s Bitter Peach perfume for men and women. The vanilla ambery scent is sweet and sensuous. We’ve captured this essence using orange, cardamom, nutmeg, davana, jasmine, patchouli, and sandalwood essential oils. The result is a mood-lifting, comforting scent you can’t get enough of.
- HEAVENLY – Inspired by Angel perfume
An aromatic scent that can go from day to night, HEAVENLY is angelic indeed. This natural formula is inspired by Mugler’s Angel and is one of the longest-lasting perfumes for women, thanks to its use of jasmine, vanilla, woods, and musk. With a fragrance concentration of 20% and a unique blend of ingredients, the lingering scent is fresh and ethereal.
- EXOTIC – Inspired by Oud Wood Perfume
EXOTIC is an ode to one of Tom Ford’s most iconic fragrances—Oud Wood. As one of the best long-lasting colognes for men, it utilizes high-quality scents such as cardamom, rosewood, agarwood, and vetiver essential oils. You also get Sichuan pepper for a bit of spice, vanilla for a pleasant and familiar aroma, and tonka bean for a touch of intoxicating sweetness.
- LIBERATED – Inspired by Santal 33 Perfume
An affordable natural dupe to Le Labo’s best-selling Santal 33, LIBERATED is a long-lasting perfume formulated for men and women to enjoy. Key notes include warm and spicy cardamom, calming vanilla, blissful sandalwood, and joyous bergamot. A base of amber, leather, and cedarwood is smooth and creamy.
- POWER – Inspired by Aventus for Her
Inspired by Creed’s Aventus for Her Perfume, POWER is all about (you guessed it) girl power. It features high-quality natural essential oils at a concentration of 20% and lasts for hours after just one spritz. Aromatic top notes of green apple, patchouli, bergamot, and pink pepper mix with rose, sandalwood, musk, and styrax. A feminine base of amber, black currant, peach, lilac, and ylang-ylang rounds out this long-lasting perfume for women.