Do you want your fragrance to last all day long? Then the answer isn’t to bathe yourself in your go-to scent; it’s much simpler than that! Instead, choose a long-lasting perfume for men, so you don’t have to worry about midday top-ups. At The Perfume Shop, we have both Eau de Parfums and Eau de Toilettes (not sure which is which? Check out our blog on ‘Cologne vs Aftershave vs Eau de Toilette for the low-down), that offer impressive lasting power so you can enjoy your chosen scent from morning ‘till night.
On that note, let’s dive into our go-to selection of long-lasting aftershaves and perfumes designed for men.
1. Ombre Leather by Tom Ford
Inspired by the designer’s connection to the American West, Tom Ford’s Ombre Leather is rich, luxurious and undeniably bold. Described by the designer himself as a ‘heightened expression’ of the original, this parfum formulation features deep woody notes, a dose of floral sensuality and a double concentration of orris heart. A little will go a long way, so dab sparingly and enjoy the fragrance unfold from day to night.
2. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne
You’ll be hard pushed to find a man that hasn’t had a bottle of Paco Rabanne’s iconic gold bar (aka 1 million). Loved for its head-turning charm, the new parfum edition dials up the intensity. Fusing the signature salty-meets-leather notes, this is a long lasting perfume for men who like to standout for all the right reasons.
3. Sauvage Elixir by Dior
Never a brand to do things by half measures, Dior is rewriting the parfum rules with their ‘extreme’ concoction – Sauvage Elixir. Opening with a burst of grapefruit and blend of spices (think nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamon), it has that ‘love at first spray’ appeal. While the tailor-made lavender note comes through at the heart, before settling to ambery base, for a distinct finish.
4. Bleu de Chanel by Chanel
Looking for a parfum that’s less oud-y and more fresh? Bleu de Chanel is for you. Formulated with sandalwood, tonka bean, and amber notes, it expertly balances zingy and aromatic facets. Perfect for wearing to the office and beyond.
5. Terre d’Hermès by Hermès
Hermès has been playing in the parfum for men arena far longer than most and their launch of Terre d’Hermès back in 2006 was the ultimate game-changer. Fast forward to today and the now-signature scent has stood the test of time thanks to the blend of earthy, woody notes that hold their own hour after hour. If it’s your first foray into the perfume, we can’t think of a better place to start.
6. Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss
You may recognise the shape of the bottle and the name. But this Eau de Parfum rendition of the Hugo Boss classic is worth revisiting. Utilising innovative new extraction methods, the spicy-woody scent is taken to the next level with its longer-lasting appeal.
7. Le Male Le Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier
Consider yourself the leader of the pack? You’ll need a commanding scent to match your pioneering spirit. Meet Le Male Le Parfum. Housed in a black bottle and described by the brand as embodying the spirit of the captain (as opposed to their signature sailor in the OG scent), it’s bold by nature. From the pops of potent cardamom at the top to the intense lavender heart and lingering vanilla at the base, it’s sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
8. Bleu Noir Extrême by Narciso Rodriguez
Formulated to seduce the senses, this scent from Narciso Rodriguez is one to reach for come date night. Kicking things off with a hit of spice, before turning to the wood-meets-musk side (think cedarwood, vetiver, amber), it puts sensuality at the forefront.
9. Phantom by Paco Rabanne
If you’re looking for a scent with a lighter concentration that will still last throughout your working day and onto drinks when you clock off, then our top pick would be Phantom by Paco Rabanne. From the can’t-miss-it-on-the-shelf robot bottle to the addictive blend of energising citrus, creamy lavender and sensual vanilla, it’s sure to become your new everyday favourite. And did you know the bottle is savvier than you’d expect? Connect your phone to it and watch the Phantom universe come alive. Hello, fragrance 2.0.
10. Only the Brave Tattoo by Diesel
Looking for an Eau de Toilette that packs a punch? Then cast your eyes upon Only the Brave Tattoo by Diesel. With layers of bold notes, including aromatic sage, spicy bourbon pepper and rich patchouli, this is a boost of confidence in a bottle that has ‘signature scent’ written all over it!
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