Everyone loves to smell great. And while perfumes might not be the 'love potion' as advertised, we have to agree that there's something magical about a good scent. When you find the right one, it becomes an instant a mood-lifter, an intense memory maker and of course, an impression maker. So it is not surprising that most of us want our perfumes to last for long.
I love it when I can smell the whiff of the perfume that I applied in the morning on my skin when I'm back from work. This happens because I mostly choose Parfum or Eau de Parfum over Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne or Eau Fraiche. Confused by what these terms mean? We're here to help.
Parfums generally have the highest concentration of fragrance, between 20% to 30% to be more specific. Hence, it lasts the longest, for about six to eight hours.
Eau de Parfum can last up to five hours as the fragrance concentration in it varies between 15% and 20%. If you have sensitive skin, you must go for EDP instead of Parfum.
Eau de Toilette has a fragrance concentration of 5% to 15% and it can last for two to three hours.
Eau de Cologne has 2% to 4% of fragrance concentration and Eau Fraiche has 1% to 3% of fragrance. Both can last up to two hours.
Now that you know which type of perfume will suit you the best, let's move on to these incredible, long-lasting perfumes that'll keep you feeling fresh and classy.
Usually fresh and sweet fragrances don't stick for long but Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle EDP does. It has a fresh, oriental and sexy vibe.
Price: Rs 7,993. Buy it here.
It smells unique because of its pistachio note (which is new in the world of perfumes). A sweet sugary female fragrance can be felt when you take a whiff.
Price: Rs 6,900. Buy it here.
What makes it ideal for women? Fresh Jasmine. What makes it strong? Black truffle. It's a bold, daring and immensely strong fragrance. And it's not one of those typical female fragrances. It may or may not take you a while to adjust to it, but it sure will add power to your personality--so pair it up with a bold look!
Price: Rs 1,242. Buy it here.
This one has a very clean and fresh aroma. It's classy and simple. It's ideal for daily wear purposes, so you can easily make it your signature fragrance.
Price: Rs 28,450. Buy it here.
It's a classy infusion of orange blossom and bitter orange. The unique blend is fruity, citrusy and woody. It makes a perfect scent for both men and women. Also, you can fearlessly wear it in the daytime as well as in the nighttime.
Price: Rs 5,998. Buy it here.
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The blend is citrusy, floral and musky. This perfume celebrates "the first ray of sunshine" and feels like it. It's a very optimistic scent and hints of mandarin stand out from the rest of the notes. This fresh and subtle fragrance is totally worth the splurge. So whenever you're at a perfume store or dropping by at Louis Vuitton store, pick a bottle for yourself.
Price on request. Available in brand stores.
It's a vibrant, delightful and classy fragrance. You'll love the honeysuckle and jasmine aroma in it. The scent is powerful but not overwhelming. However, its vibe is very delicate and feminine.
Price: Rs 11,500. Buy it here.
Mugler's Angel Muse is probably the strongest perfume on this list. It's a sexy, wintery, chocolate-y fragrance that you'll never get enough of. The notes of pink pepper and hazelnut cocoa make it too charismatic to ignore.
Price: Rs 9,999. Buy it here.
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This one is a fantastic scent. It's truly enchanting. It has a powdery iris fragrance and is perfect for the girl who loves to keep their whiff feminine. So if that fits your taste, pick our bottle from duty-free or ask your relatives from saat samundar paar to buy it for you *wink*.
Price on request. Available in brand stores.
Dolce & Gabbana's L'Imperatrice has a very playful fruity scent as it has the notes of pink pepper, then it also has kiwi, watermelon and jasmine along with citrus wood and sandalwood. The whole blend sort of makes you a centre of attraction for the aroma that covers all the genres of delightful scents.
Price: Rs 4,516. Buy it here.
Jean Paul Gaultier's Scandal is loaded with the sweet aroma of honey. You may get a hint of additional fruits in it but honey is too overpowering and you'll love that about the scent. This fragrance is ideal for winters.
Price: Rs 5,300. Buy it here.
This scent is a hit with most women. It has raspberry, it has a black rose, it has vanilla. It's a happy fragrance. Even if you are buying it for a friend, just know that she'll love it because it's *that* bewitching!
Price: Rs 10,875. Buy it here.
Marc Jacobs' Decadence is a brutally confident and potent fragrance. It also has a strong scent of plum, but it's impossible to not be charmed by the luxury of this perfume.
Price: Rs 9,175. Buy it here.
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Here's a secret - men love orange blossom. They don't know why--but they love it! That's why many perfumers are including notes of orange blossom in their scents. La Vie Est Belle L'Eclat EDP by Lancôme also has a strong orange blossom base. It's floral, fruity and fresh!
Price: Rs 19,440. Buy it here.
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