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We put these best-selling fragrances through the longevity test

We put these best-selling fragrances through the longevity test
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert2 years ago
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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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Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!