The 10 Best Long-Lasting Men's Fragrances Because, Honestly, Who Has Time to Keep Reapplying
Picking out a fragrance isn't just about liking how it smells. That's just the first part of shopping around for a bottle. One also has to look out for longevity and sillage which tells you how long a particular scent lasts on your skin and how strong the trail it creates around you is. We know what you're thinking: shouldn't all scents have strong longevity and sillage in the first place? Well, believe it or not, barely-there, subtle skin scents exist.
If you're looking for a long-lasting fragrance, the first thing you need to stop doing is impulse buying scents. It definitely pays to spray a test bottle on your wrist and see how potent it is, then you can decide if the scent lasts just the right amount for you. It's a long process of trying different bottles out and coming back days later, but it's better to be sure seeing how pricey parfum is.
That said, there are some scents that have built up a reputation for being long-lasting. So if you want to fast-track the process, we've put together a list of the most long-lasting fragrances around. From classic fragrances to lesser-known scents, these will surely last you a whole day and beyond.
Not only is Creed Aventus beloved for its signature green notes, it's also a favorite because of its long-lasting properties. What lingers upon spraying is a woodsy, fresh scent that is masculine yet not overpowering.
Sauvage Eau de Parfum
The eau de parfum version of Dior Sauvage was launched in 2018 with the help of perfumer Francois Demachy. With notes of bergamot and Sichuan pepper, the scent stays with you for hours on end.
Spicebomb Extreme Eau de Parfum
If the words "spice bomb" and "extreme" don't tell you that this is a long-lasting scent, then maybe its notes of vanilla, tobacco, black pepper, caraway, and lavender will.
You can always trust a vanilla scent to last long. Here's one from Tom Ford that goes beyond its duty—even leaving a trace over a day.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
We've written plenty in the past about how intense Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male is. So, it's no surprise that it's also on this list. The lavender-based scent is complemented by mint, cardamom, bergamot, artemisia, and more.
Amouage's Interlude Man should be on your list for a long-lasting woody fragrance. The scent opens with a strong blend of bergamot and oregano, and settles down with spicy aromas of leather and patchouli.
MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN
Grand Soir is a true amber fragrance that's accentuated with just the right amount of sweetness.
A*Men is one of Mugler's best-selling fragrances for a reason. The warm spicy scent features lavender, mint, fruit, and spicy notes, to name a few. Don't let the sweet, fruity, and citrus opening fool you—A*Men follows you all day and more.
Musc Ravageur Eau De Parfum
Described as sexy and animalistic, Musc Ravageur is definitely one of the scents you want to last all day. The notes that really stand out in this fragrance are lavender, vanilla, cinnamon, and clove.
Back to Black
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Honey, fruit, wood, amber, and tobacco come together in Kilian Paris' Back to Black. Wear this if you want your scent to last for hours and fill a room.
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