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Discover the Best (and Longest-Lasting) Perfumes to to Find Your Signature Scent

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Finding your signature scent can be time-consuming. What’s even harder is finding the perfect long-lasting perfume that won’t require you to reapply multiple times a day. Sure, a subtle fragrance is warranted from time to time or for special occasions, but on most days, you want the comfort of knowing your signature scent will last—just like when you set your makeup with a long-lasting setting spray.

Read on as we dive into our picks for the best long-lasting perfumes that will keep you smelling divine from morning till night, so you can say goodbye to constant touch-ups and hello to a scent that works as hard as you do. With our list, you’ll be ready to leave a lasting impression wherever you go.

1. Best Long-Lasting Floral Fragrance:

GUCCI Bloom

GUCCI Bloom
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GUCCI Bloom combines floral notes of jasmine, tuberose, and Rangoon creeper to create a captivating and feminine scent. The top note of jasmine adds a delicate and intoxicating floral aroma, while the middle note of tuberose brings a creamy and velvety richness to the fragrance. We love how decadent it smells for a floral fragrance.

2. Best Long-Lasting Woody Fragrance:

HENRY ROSE Dark is Night

HENRY ROSE Dark is Night
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Dark is Night is a rich fragrance that is considered a unisex scent. It combines notes of black pepper, saffron, and musk to create a warm and spicy aroma once spritzed on your skin. The top notes of black pepper and saffron add a subtle metallic and floral feel to the fragrance, while the base note of musk brings a soft and cozy touch to the overall composition. It’s a subtle woody scent that doesn’t smell too spicy but still feels warm and inviting.

3. Best Long-Lasting Fresh Fragrance:

NEST Wisteria Blue Eau de Parfum Spray

NEST Wisteria Blue Eau de Parfum Spray
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This fresh and floral fragrance will help you escape into an ethereal world. Wisteria combines watery notes with the essence of French wisteria, Bulgarian rose, and imperial jasmine. The fresh, almost powdery watery notes add a fresh and delicate touch, while the wisteria, rose, and jasmine create a rich and elegant floral bouquet. The combination of these notes results in a scent that is both enchanting and sophisticated, capturing the essence of a blooming wisteria garden in full bloom. We love how uplifting the scent can be, bringing radiance to even the toughest Monday mornings.

4. Best Long-Lasting Perfume:

LAKE & SKYE 11 11 Fragrance Oil Rollerball

LAKE & SKYE 11 11 Fragrance Oil Rollerball
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This fragrance oil is designed to be applied directly to the skin with its convenient rollerball applicator. It is a harmonious blend of natural essential oils, including plant-derived musk, white amber, and a small touch of citrus. 11 11 is known to be a soothing and uplifting scent, and people love it so much that LAKE & SKYE also sells it in soap, candles, and reed diffusers. We always make a wish when we roll it on our wrists, and the scent lasts all day and all night long.

5. Best Long-Lasting Sweet Perfume:

LANCÔME La Vie Est Belle

LANCÔME La Vie Est Belle
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Can we name a more iconic fragrance? Chances are, you’ve smelled this on someone within your inner circle before. It’s a floral gourmand (which means sweet!) bouquet of a fragrance. We think it feels like happiness in a bottle, and it encourages us to have a zest for life.

6. BestLong-Lasting Nude Fragrance:

ELLIS BROOKLYN Salt Eau De Parfum

ELLIS BROOKLYN Salt Eau De Parfum
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Who doesn’t love a fresh fragrance to get their day started? Imagine the salty air as you wake up beach-side and throw a fresh T-shirt on. Salt by ELLIS BROOKLYN reminds us of salty skin, tropical florals, and creamy warmth from sandalwood and musk. It’s a soul-healing fragrance experience that has lasting power throughout the day. Just a spritz or two will do for long lasting fragrance!

7. Best Long-Lasting Dupe Fragrance:

DOSSIER Ambery Vanilla

DOSSIER Ambery Vanilla
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Inspired by YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Opium, this vanilla scent is the perfect affordable dupe to the iconic luxury vanilla perfume. The top notes include pink pepper, licorice, pear, and Mandarin Orange. Base notes include coffee, vanilla, cedarwood, and patchouli. Consider this a pick-me-up before you grab your vanilla latte from the barista.

8. Best Long-Lasting Affordable Perfume:

GOOD CHEMISTRY Coffee Cloud Eau de Parfum

GOOD CHEMISTRY Coffee Cloud Eau de Parfum
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Looking for a cozy fragrance that’s also affordable? You’ve found it. With notes of bergamot, espresso, and cedarwood, Coffee Cloud is described by reviewers as a balanced and brave scent that combines dark decadence with a comfortable style. It’s sold at Target, and for a price like $28, it really doesn’t get better than that.

9. Best Long-Lasting Luxury Fragrance:

MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum

MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN Baccarat Rouge 540
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This unisex fragrance definitely means something to fragrance aficionados. It contains notes of jasmine, saffron, cedarwood, and ambergris, so it's best described as a woody floral. Baccarat Rouge 540 was inspired by the red crystal of Baccarat and was created to embody the sparkle and clarity of the crystal. It’s bold and a very strong long-lasting scent—you just need a single spritz on your pulse points to keep the scent all day long.

10. Best Long-Lasting Perfume Oil:

LE LABO Santal 33 Perfume Oil

LE LABO Santal 33 Perfume Oil
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Santal 33 is one of LE LABO's most iconic fragrances, known for its warm and woody scent with a hint of smokiness. The perfume oil version is a more concentrated and long-lasting formulation, perfect for those who prefer a stronger scent experience. It has rich and creamy notes of sandalwood, complemented by touches of cardamom and iris.

11. Best Long-Lasting Musk Fragrance:

THE BODY SHOP White Musk Eau De Toilette

THE BODY SHOP White Musk Eau De Toilette
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THE BODY SHOP White Musk Eau De Toilette is a fragrance that offers a fresh musky and floral scent that feels light initially but has a strong scent even after the dry down. It is a popular and iconic fragrance from THE BODY SHOP that has been loved by many for years, combining a mix of notes including musk, lily, iris, rose, and vanilla.

12. Best Cult-Fave Long-Lasting Perfume:

VIKTOR & ROLF Flowerbomb

VIKTOR & ROLF Flowerbomb
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Created in 2005 and loved ever since, this fragrance is an absolute explosion of floral notes, featuring top notes of tea, bergamot, and osmanthus; middle notes of orchid, jasmine, rose, freesia, and African orange flower; and base notes of patchouli and vanilla. It’s a scent that exudes femininity and confidence, leaving a lasting impression on you and on others.

13. Best Long-Lasting Fruity Fragrance:

JO MALONE London Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne

JO MALONE London Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne
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Inspired by the British tradition of afternoon tea and cucumber sandwiches, this aromatic fragrance features a blend of many refreshing yet slightly fruity notes. The top notes include bergamot, water notes, jasmine, and red apple. The heart of the fragrance is composed of cucumber and angelica, while the base notes consist of beeswax, musk, Virginia cedar, and vanilla.

14. Best Long-Lasting Citrus Perfume:

CHANEL Coco MadeMoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray

CHANEL Coco MadeMoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray
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Often described as a sexy, glamorous, and chic scent, Coco Mademoiselle is vibrant and citrusy thanks to its top notes of orange blossom and bergamot. As the scent develops, it reveals middle notes of jasmine, mimosa, Turkish rose, and ylang-ylang The base notes consist of patchouli, vetiver, tonka bean, vanilla, and white musk. Watch this best-selling scent quickly become your signature fragrance as everyone will recognize it when you wear it.

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About the author
Olivia Cefalu
Olivia Cefalu
Olivia is a freelance beauty writer. With experience in influencer marketing at Tata Harper Skincare and editorial at Very Good Light, she loves covering Gen Z beauty, wellness, and nail trends. Read her work on Very Good Light and Well + Good.
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Article Last Updated October 20, 2023 12:00 AM