Perfumes that last well when you wear them

(35 Posts)
Lottapianos Fri 06-Jun-14 14:09:44

I'm looking for recommendations for some that last longer than a couple of hours. I bought one recently on holiday - Essence de Patchouli by Alyssa Ashley. Be warned - the smell is definitely not for everyone (although weirdly it doesn't smell of patchoui at all) and will be way too powdery and old-ladyish for many. But it lasts really well - I spray it in the morning and can still smell it on my wrist by the evening.

Any other suggestions?

Aqua di Parma

Several kinds all long lasting. I love them.

cathpip Fri 06-Jun-14 14:14:33

Coco Chanel lasts all day for me.

Molotov Fri 06-Jun-14 14:16:46

Samsara by Geurlain; Hypnose and Tresor by Lancome; Issey Miyake by Issey Miyake and The One by Dolce and Gabbana.

Lottapianos Fri 06-Jun-14 14:20:29

Aqua di Parma is luscious - have had a right good sniff in John Lewis many times. Quite ��� but may be worth investing in. Can you recommend a fresh citrusy one for day time? Thanks Minnie

idontlikealdi Fri 06-Jun-14 14:22:00

I often think my perfume doesn't last it people comment on it throughout the day so I just assume it's my nose getting used to it. I also find spraying I clothes much more effective than spraying on me direct.

I wear Boss Femme. Oh, and EDP has way more staying power than EDT.

JRsandCoffee Fri 06-Jun-14 14:30:48

Vol de Nuit by Guerlain. If you can get hold of it and like it!

Molotov Fri 06-Jun-14 18:40:16

Forgot to add, Chloe the (I adore that perfume - can't believe I forgot to mention it!)

PiratePanda Fri 06-Jun-14 20:21:34

I wear Vol de Nuit! It's not citrussy though - more powdery and chrysanthemumy

IlonaRN Fri 06-Jun-14 20:21:48

Classique (Jean Paul Gaultier)

MsVenus Fri 06-Jun-14 20:30:02

Serge Noir by Serge Lutyens

Amethyst24 Fri 06-Jun-14 20:34:00

I love Robert Piguet perfumes - they last really well and are quite vintagy if you like that sort of thing. I presume you are buying EDP not EDT?

storynanny2 Fri 06-Jun-14 20:35:18

Obsession by Calvin Klein is long lasting

MyrtleDove Fri 06-Jun-14 23:17:24

Big orientals are usually long-lasting - Shalimar, Cinnabar, Opium, Chanel Coco etc. Obsession by Calvin Klein is an oriental that's not quite as powerful as the vintage ones but still pretty good.

Not citrussy - generally citrus scents don't last as long because the scent compounds are water-soluble not oil-soluble. Oil-soluble ones last longer, eg vanilla/amber/spices.

Bindibach Fri 06-Jun-14 23:20:33

Coco Chanel and Chanel No 5 are long lasting on me.

amazonianwoman Sat 07-Jun-14 00:09:36

Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile.

samlamb Sat 07-Jun-14 00:13:27

Flower bomb viktor & Rolf

MaMattoo Sat 07-Jun-14 00:22:19

Chance by Chanel
Pleasure by Estée Lauder
Chanel 5 last a while but it's a hate it or love it kind of smell
I used to like jo Malone but then had an evil boss who wore it all the time - have gone off it

latika Sat 07-Jun-14 00:24:24

Alien for me, love the smell and it lasts all day!

babySophieRose Sat 07-Jun-14 07:37:23

Stella, in the dark box, smells gorgeous and lasts forever... My clothes smells of it even after washing.

Lottapianos Sat 07-Jun-14 08:10:18

Baby, is it Stella L.I.L.Y.? I've been meaning to get that because I sniffed it in a shop once and loved it, faint smell of violets

canny1234 Sat 07-Jun-14 08:19:36

Aqua de Parma's Magnolia Nobile is a citrus and floral that is gorgeous and very long lasting.
As is Ellie Saab eau de parfum - honeyed orange blossom ( there also a parfum intense which is even more powerful.

thepurplepenguin Sat 07-Jun-14 08:20:41

Fragonard grain du soleil

Again, not citrusy though

babySophieRose Sun 08-Jun-14 18:45:33

Its not LILY, its the original Stella, smells of roses

Eliza22 Sun 08-Jun-14 18:52:55

Lancôme la vie est belle.

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