Tired of your favourite scent not lasting all day long? Sick of spending money on fragrances that don’t make it past midday? Then you’ve come to the right place. We put our much-loved fragrances to the longevity test so you don’t have to.
Tom Ford Black Orchid
Tom – Beauty Writer
On first application, the fragrance delivers a dark, fruity aroma with a deep undertone of orchid. The floral scent is disguised somewhat with the musky aroma of bergamot. I’m a big fan of the floral notes combined with a fruity undertone, this scent develops as you wear it.
This is definitely a night time wear- special occasions only. I like to have one or two fragrances where the scent is reminiscent of a special event, time or place. This is one of them. Its quite potent so lasts a long time- perfect for when a party goes on until the early hours.
The scent is so rich and deep that two applications really aren’t needed. I find one spritz on the front an back of my neck, and a couple on my pulse points lasts hours and hours. I would recommend this fragrance for someone who’s looking for a rich, floral scent that lasts all night (or day) long.
Marc Jacobs Daisy
Ellie – Beauty Writer
One spritz of this indulgent scent leaves a flirty floral trail behind. With notes of Wild Berries, White Violet and Jasmine this sweet blend is the ultimate feminine staple.
I use this as a daily fragrance as I find it leaves a strong aroma that lasts all day. After a leisurely day of brunch and shopping I didn’t have to top it up despite trying on multiple outfits. My favourite way to apply this is to my pulse points as well as walking into a cloud of mist. I also love to add a few spritzes to my hair to keep me smelling fresh from head to toe.
This is the perfect scent if you’re looking for something dainty and delicate but not overpowering. Not only does it last all day, the lingering fragrance is also guaranteed to give you multiple compliments!
Hugo Boss Alive
Alice – Beauty Writer
This fragrance is a fresh burst of fruitiness combined with woody notes. It isn’t overly sweet but has subtle hints of vanilla within the blend. I prefer to wear this as a daytime fragrance as I find the blend of notes really refreshing and light!
In between a hectic day of walking around rainy Manchester running some errands, doing my weekly shop and filming a Youtube video for the LOOKFANTASTIC blog, this fragrance held up very well. What I like about this scent is that it isn’t too overpowering, so I don’t generally smell it on myself during the day as it seamlessly sinks into the skin. However, when doing the scent test, I found that I could still smell the fragrance well by the early evening!
I always like to top up on my fragrance in the evening before I head out, so I added a few spritzes of the scent before I went to visit my friend. Whilst the scent hadn’t particularly faded, I like to add a little extra when I change my outfit.
I’d recommend this for anyone who’s looking for a long-lasting scent. You may not notice that you’re wearing it, but the people around you will compliment you on it all day long!
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