Have you ever fallen in love with a fragrance and then had the scent fade after an hour or two? The last thing you want is to to spend an arm and a leg on a bottle of perfume, just to realize that it doesn’t last as long as you’d thought it would. The good news is that we are experts on long-lasting perfumes and we’re here to help! Keep reading for tips on how to make your perfume last longer, plus our top picks for fragrances that are sure to last.
In a rush? Check out our list of the top 10 perfumes that last all day:
How Long Do Perfumes Last?
Perfumes typically stay on the skin for three to twelve hours. But did you know that the best brands can last up to 24 hours? How long a fragrance lasts depends on two things: the concentration of the perfume and its molecular composition.
A perfume’s concentration, or the amount of essential oils or scented chemicals diluted in alcohol, plays a role in how long the scent will last. Generally speaking, the more concentrated the perfume is, the longer it will last.
However, the size of the molecules in the fragrance is what truly matters. Smaller scent molecules, such as citrus, tend to oxidize more quickly, making the scent fade faster. On the other hand, scents like musk, amber, and vanilla are more complex and have larger molecules, which means that they stick around on the skin for longer.
Tabbeau Place’s perfumes combine large aroma molecules with smaller ones to create complex fragrances that last much longer than most perfumes out there. The quality of the ingredients also makes a huge difference. Our organic, non-toxic, paraben-free, and phthalate-free fragrances are naturally potent and made from the best scents that nature has to offer.
Visit our store to check out our intoxicating perfumes that will keep you feeling confident and smelling great for hours and hours on end.
How To Make A Perfume Last Longer?
As we've discussed in this blog post, we have tons of tips and tricks to help make your scent last all day. Here are a few of them:
- Don’t rub your wrists. This will dull the top notes and change the smell of your perfume. Instead, spray the back of your hand twice whilst respecting the correct spray distance (about 4-6 inches from the skin). Leave to dry naturally and do not rub it in.
- Apply perfume to damp skin after showering. It is best to apply your scent right after showering because damp skin locks in fragrance all day and prevents you from staining your fabrics. Be sure to apply the perfume directly to your skin.
- Moisturize your skin. Apply a small amount of unscented moisturizing lotion to your skin. This will trap the fragrance so that the lotion’s scent won’t compete with your perfume.
- Spray perfume on your pulse points. This includes around your neck, inside the elbows, behind your knees, the middle of the chest, and on your ankles. For even better results, don’t forget to also apply your perfume in your hair, in your belly button, down your calves, and on top of your ears!
Does Perfume Expire?
Perfume doesn’t last forever! Whenever you spray your perfume, air travels into the bottle, causing the fragrance to slowly oxidize. This is why most fragrances last about two years on average. After that, you are guaranteed to have a less potent scent. But can perfumes actually go bad? You may be surprised to find that they can!
An expired perfume may have a slightly sour or metallic smell due to the oxidization of the top notes. Another sign of expired perfume is a change in color, particularly if it adopts a yellowish hue or appears to be darker. If your fragrance looks or smells off and it’s past the two year mark, it may be time to throw it out.
You can extend the shelf life of your perfume by storing it properly. Avoid direct sunlight and store your fragrance in a dark, cool, and dry place. Pro tip: a refrigerator provides the ideal climate for storing perfumes!
Top 10 Long-Lasting Perfumes
If you’re looking for a perfume that lasts all day and all night long, here are the top 10 long-lasting perfumes that you should try!
“Unpredictable and in perpetual movement, the unexpected floral fragrance sweeps you into a whirlwind of happiness and fantasy—a chance encounter…Pink pepper, jasmine absolute and amber patchouli intertwine with enveloping white musk and vanilla.”
“First you smell the pink pepper—the bright, sparkling, spicy top note that makes a good first impression. Then you get into the woodsy, slightly sweet heart of the scent that comes from ambrette seeds and warm, ambery ambrox. It’s balanced with iris, a white floral, for a creamy freshness.”
“An emboldened new fragrance that embodies women at their strongest. It combines a blend of smoky tobacco and amber accords, which propels the white floral bouquet scent into a fearless territory with a rich, bold finale.”
“Salty skin, the creamy heat of the sun and a whiff of tropical florals, SALT is sensual, complex and soul-healing. SALT features the heady salty notes of vegan ambergris with the tropical floral notes of Tahitian tiare and the warmth of sandalwood and musk.”
“Exquisite notes of ginger, exotic maninka and leather unfold in BOSS The Scent over time, awakening and seducing the senses. Spritz it on for an irresistible fragrance that lasts the day.”
“La Vie Est Belle has fragrance notes of iris spring flowers and the intoxicating earthiness of patchouli. These are layered alongside perfume notes of delicious spun sugar and sensual warm vanilla. Plus, like a bright blooming bouquet, it also has other flowery hints of exotic Arabian jasmine sambac and sparkling Tunisian orange blossom.”
“Dive into the ocean on a summer day. A warm breeze fills the sails and guides the boat to your next adventure. Sailing Day is a true invitation to explore the ocean, thanks to a unique aquatic accord, mixed with aromatic and pure notes of red seaweed, salty ambergris and coriander.”
“Milk mixes seamlessly with your unique chemistry to create a sensually memorable scent – an all encompassing softness that you won’t be able to get enough of.” Notes include bergamot, white musk, and amber.
“The Only One is a floral fragrance that captures the essence of sophisticated and hypnotizing femininity…The fragrance’s signature lies in the surprising combination of violet and coffee giving life to an enchanting floral scent.”
Balsam Gilead is a deeply dreamy and timeless fragrance from our collection. This unisex perfume is unflinching and formulated to grab attention. The large molecules of the fir balsam and cedar wood combine with smaller jasmine and orange molecules to create a delightfully long-lasting perfume designed to enrich and awaken the senses.
All of our handcrafted, natural fragrances exceed the test of industry standards of “clean” with their naturally derived ingredients blended in organic, non-GMO sugarcane alcohol. With affordable, enchanting scents that are created to last from dusk until dawn, Tabbeau Place has the perfumes you’ve been searching for.
Check out our selection of premium fragrances to see the other scents we have to offer!