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Top 10 Best Long Lasting Perfumes in India | Updated October [2021]

best long lasting perfume in india

98%

Our Score

Aventus by Creed
  • Oldest perfumery brand
  • Very Long Lasting
  • Strong fragrance

94%

Our Score

Sauvage by Christian Dior
  • Prestigious Designer Brand
  • Very Strong Performance
  • Classy Mens Perfume

90%

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Chanel Mademoiselle
  • Vintage, Classy Perfume
  • Very Long Lasting Perfume
  • Collectors’ Item
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Perfumes have become an indispensable part of our lives. Although perfumes are seldom considered a part of one’s attire, in many cultures and regions, a good perfume has a lot to do with one’s aura and self confidence. The early French and Egyptians were the first to experiment with Perfumes and used natural things such as Flower extracts, spice extracts, fruits extracts and some parts of trees and plants that exuded amazing fragrance.

Long Lasting perfumes are always preferred over regular perfumes and this is why we recommend you choose your perfumes by their 3 main criterias – Performance, Longevity and Appeal Factor. Perfumes that last for a long time are always better when it comes to reliability and quality. We have gathered our top 10 best Long Lasting Perfumes in India suitable for men and women. 

Best Long Lasting Perfumes for Men and Women

  1. Creed Aventus

Critik Overall Rating
97%

Our Review

“Aventus is one of the niche perfume makers in the industry and have some of the best perfume line up for men – Creed has been unanimously preferred by everyone as the best perfume for modern men“

  • Quantity – 100ml
  • Best Overall Long Lasting Perfume
  • Fruity opening notes with Blackcurrant, Bergamot

LONGEVITY

98%

SILLAGE

97%

BRAND TRUST

98%

VALUE FOR MONEY

96%

USER RATING

98%

Product Features :

Creed is one of the most premium perfume maker brands in the world and dates back to as old as 1760 when they handcrafted their first perfume. Their legacy is unbeaten and therefore is their formula. Creed is one of the most significant and successful perfumes of all times. It is by far also the most long lasting perfume made for men in the finest quality. The formula is captivating with a fruity opening note – exuding confidence and subtlety which transcends to floral heart and woody base notes. 

Pros : Cons :
Easily lasts for 10+ hours Very Expensive
Finest perfume brand in world Very basic looking case
Fruity, Rich and Oriental notes
Pleasant and sensuous fragrance
Best long lasting fragrance for men

  1. Chanel Mademoiselle

Critik Overall Rating
93%

Our Review

“Chanel is a cult favourite brand for both men and women – there is a huge fan following for this brand who would swear by this brand – especially for the Mademoiselle perfume which is a fan favourite“

  • Quantity – 100ml 
  • Best Premium Long Lasting Perfume
  • Fruity – Floral Basket

LONGEVITY

94%

SILLAGE

93%

BRAND TRUST

94%

VALUE FOR MONEY

92%

USER RATING

94%

Product Features :

Chanel is a brand that elevates the word fashion and style. Chanel has set a benchmark not only in product quality but also in style statements. Chanel wearers can swear by how much the product turns heads. Similarly, the Mademoiselle is a classic hand me down perfume everyone can relate to. Launched in the early 2000, this vintage perfume has stayed relevant throughout and has created an impact in the perfume world. The packaging is simple but classic Chanel. The favourite however is unmistakable. 

Pros : Cons :
Classic and Vintage perfume Very Expensive
Highly Coveted Designer Brand Basic Casing Design
Fruity opening notes with Oranges
Floral and Woody Heart notes
Long lasting super performer

  1. Sauvage by Christian Dior

Critik Overall Rating
90%

Our Review

“Christian Dior is an understated yet powerful brand that never fails to make it to the top of any list – the Dior perfumes are a world apart and there is something for everyone in their closet“

  • Quantity – 30, 60ml
  • Best Budget Friendly Long Lasting Perfume
  • Floral and Fruity Notes

LONGEVITY

91%

SILLAGE

90%

BRAND TRUST

91%

VALUE FOR MONEY

90%

USER RATING

91%

Product Features :

Christian Dior is one of the most influential fashion designer brands that has had major success with their apparel, accessories, footwear and their perfume products. The perfume line up of Christian Dior is very unique and fascinating. The perfume for men and women have been major successful in the market. Sauvage is one of the prime examples of their most successful perfumes. The perfume is much endorsed by many celebrities who actually love the perfume. The bottle is standard but the formula is Dior all the way through.

Pros : Cons :
Most prominent Fashion Brand Basic looking Bottle
Very successful in fragrance market Quantity is less
Fruity opening with Bergamot, Caraway
Floral heart with Lavender, Rosemary
A powerful base note with Vanilla, Musk

  1. Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Intense

Critik Overall Rating
88%

Our Review

“Another high street fashion brand – D&G is something no one can mistake – pure fashion and nothing else – their perfume range also oozes with style and class – especially the Light Blue Range“

  • Quantity – 25, 50, 100ml
  • Best Fresh Notes Long Lasting Fragrance
  • Fruity and Floral Bouquet

LONGEVITY

89%

SILLAGE

88%

BRAND TRUST

89%

VALUE FOR MONEY

87%

USER RATING

89%

Product Features :

Dolce and Gabbana is one of the youthful high fashion brands and designed to meet the up and coming trends of the younger generation. The brand has maintained the reputation of being able to keep up with the changing trends of the newer clan. The Light Blue is a complete range that was launched in early 2010’s. The predecessor was not a well performing and lasting fragrance. But they fixed all these issues with the Intense variation launched in 2017. The fragrance is suitable for all as it has fresh and clean notes.c

Pros : Cons :
Intense variant for Performance Expensive
Very long lasting fragrance More suited for Summers
Successor to the original Light Blue
Comes for both men and women
Floral and Fruity, fresh lively fragrance

  1. Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

Critik Overall Rating
84%

Our Review

“Armani is an iconic designer brand with amazing perfume line up – not just for men but also for women – of all their perfumes, the Acqua di Gio is one of their most successful perfume ever“

  • Quantity – 100ml
  • Best Men’s Summer Long Lasting Perfume
  • Citrusy Fruity with Woody undertones

LONGEVITY

85%

SILLAGE

84%

BRAND TRUST

84%

VALUE FOR MONEY

83%

USER RATING

85%

Product Features :

Giorgio Armani is one of the best high fashion brands for men with their unique collection of apparels and designer accessories. Their lineup of fragrances is amazing as most of their fragrances are very well received in the market. The Si range of perfume is rated best for women whereas the counterpart, Acqua di Gio is revered as the most versatile men’s fragrance of all times. The citrusy opening notes capture attention and the long lasting musky woody notes give a solid presence.

Pros : Cons :
Very classy fragrance for men Best suited for Summers
Fresh and citrusy fragrance Mildly Expensive
Spicy Woody base note mix
Comes in attractive bottle design
Very versatile fragrance

  1. Tom Ford Black Orchid

Critik Overall Rating
80%

Our Review

“Tom Ford is an inspiring fashion brand that has some of the best makeup and perfumes in the market – the black orchid is a dark, scintillating perfume that is one of the best unisexual long lasting perfume

  • Quantity – 50, 80ml
  • Best Unisexual Long Lasting Perfume
  • Black orchids inspired fragrance

LONGEVITY

81%

SILLAGE

81%

BRAND FOR TRUST

80%

VALUE FOR MONEY

79%

USER RATING

81%

Product Features :

One of the finest designers of modern and contemporary fashion, the Tom Ford suits for men and the Tom Ford Makeup for women are one of the best rated in the industry. In the same walks, the Black Orchid, an amazing dark fragrance with deep and heavy notes that are mesmerizing and scintillating at the same time, is one of their best launches. Despite having a range of hard hitters, this one takes the limelight when it comes to unisexual perfumes. The notes are vivid with truffle, black currant and other floral top notes and a woody spicy base note with Incense, Amber, Musk and Chocolate.

Pros : Cons :
A warm and dark fragrance Requires a mature taste
Perfect for both genders Not suitable for all occasions
Floral and Fruity top notes
Warm, woody spicy base notes
A wild compilation of fragrances

  1. Armaf Club De Nuit

Critik Overall Rating
78%

Our Review

“Armaf is a Middle Eastern Inspired brand and fragrance and was an instant hit among young men for its catchy, attention seeking fragrance – The Club de Nuit is one of the most popular perfumes“

  • Quantity – 50, 100ml
  • Best Youthful Long Lasting Perfume
  • Fruity and Woody – Musky

LONGEVITY

79%

SILLAGE

79%

BRAND FOR TRUST

77%

VALUE FOR MONEY

78%

USER RATING

79%

Product Features :

Armaf is a popular fragrance in the Middle East and was made for young men and working professionals with a busy lifestyle and a vibrant social life. The Club de Nuit is an intense and powerful fragrance that was meant to be a perfect club fragrance for young men. The fragrance is immensely popular in the Middle East and many other countries and has a very Citrus, Fruity and woody aroma to it. The fresh burst of lemon, Pineapple and bergamot sizzles down to a warmer floral bouquet of Jasmine and roses and settles into a musky base note of amber, patchouli and Vanilla.

Pros : Cons :
An intense, powerful fragrance A little goes a long way
Perfect for work and play Overuse can ruin the fragrance
Has a good sillage and longevity
Very popular fragrance among men
Citrusy-Fruity-Floral and Woody combination

  1. Marc Jacobs Decadence

Critik Overall Rating
75%

Our Review

“Another mature, dark and decadent perfume on the list is the Marc Jacobs Decadence – a top rated warm and heavy fragrance with a rich fruity and floral treat that dies down to warm woody“

  • Quantity – 30, 50, 100ml
  • Best Mature Long Lasting Perfume
  • Fruity, Floral with warm woody notes

LONGEVITY

76%

SILLAGE

74%

BRAND FOR TRUST

75%

VALUE FOR MONEY

75%

USER RATING

76%

Product Features :

Marc Jacobs is a young and vibrant designer brand that specialises in fashion, makeup, accessories and fragrances. The Marc Jacobs Decadence is a warm and soothing fragrance created for the mature audience that appreciates a unique fragrance. The formula is a mix of warm fruity top notes with plum, iris and saffron followed by the floral burst of Roses and Jasmine. The fragrance elegantly dies down to a warm and woody fragrance with papyrus, amber and vetiver in its base notes. This fragrance is especially rare and is best rocked by a mature fragrance lover.

Pros : Cons :
Warm and deep fragrance notes Not Suited for all occasions
Best suited for mature audience Not preferred by all kinds of users
Fruity opening notes - Plum, Iris
Floral heart notes - Rose, Jasmine
Woody and Warm base notes

  1. Aramis by Estee Lauder

Critik Overall Rating
72%

Our Review

“Aramis is another stellar perfume from the house of Estee Lauder always known for their top notch makeup and lineup of fragrances in the market – this is popular, powerful yet subtle men’s perfume “

  • Quantity – 100ml
  • Best Musky Long Lasting Perfume
  • Woody Chypre Fragrance Type

LONGEVITY

73%

SILLAGE

72%

BRAND FOR TRUST

71%

VALUE FOR MONEY

72%

USER RATING

73%

Product Features :

One of the most unique fragrance types to make is the Woody – Chypre Fragrances which are completely made from natural, woody essences with a subtle floral touch. The speciality note in chypre fragrances are leather. With a unique blend of such notes, the Aramis is one of the stellar men’s perfumes that has captured millions of heart over decades and stays relevant even in these times, since its launch in 1966, One of the vintage perfumes in the market – this musky men’s fragrance has set benchmark for men’s perfume for years and for years to come with its warm, aromatic, woody fragrance notes.

Pros : Cons :
Vintage and Classic Musk Scent Outdated since its an old type
One of the top sellers of its time Very retro musky fragrance
Floral Opening Notes - Artemisia, Clover, Gardenia
Floral and Spicy heart notes with cardamom
Leather, Oakmoss, Amber, Sandalwood for base

  1. Lancome La Nuit

Critik Overall Rating
69% 

Our Review

“Lancome gets another entry on the list with its stronger, more feminie yet sophisticated perfume that has won the mature taste of audience – the La Nuit is a classy and elegant mature fragrance for women“

  • Quantity – 30, 50, 100ml
  • Best Evening Long Lasting Perfume
  • Black Roses in Tahitian Vanilla

LONGEVITY

70%

SILLAGE

70%

BRAND FOR TRUST

69%

VALUE FOR MONEY

68%

USER RATING

70%

Product Features :

Lancome has a range of such amazing perfumes for women that it is hard to stop at one. This dark and deep fragrance with the blend of fruity, floral bouquet in warm woody notes is a heart throbber. The La Nuit is a mature, dark yet warm and sophisticated fragrance for women with a touch of Coffee. The unique blend of aromas in a fruity floral bouquet gently wrapped in the woody aromatic notes of vanilla, Caramel and Coffee transcends the fragrance and leaves you spellbound with the after effect. What more, the bottle and casing is no second to this aromatic retreat and is a pure collectors’ item.

 

Pros : Cons :
Aromatic, rich and warm fragrance Mildly expensive
Fruity opening notes - Tangerine, Pear More suited for evenings and Winters
Fruity and Floral heart - Strawberry, Rose
Aromatic base - Coffee, Vanilla, Caramel, Licorice
Attractive and unique bottle design

How to Layer and Apply Perfumes Appropriately

Perfumes are a magical window to an extraordinary life. Perfumes instantly cheer us up and boost our mood. It can make us feel fresh and fragrant all day long, given you choose a long lasting perfume that works well for you. There are some simple tips and tricks that you can follow to make your perfumes last longer by applying them correctly and layering them effectively.

 

Layering is a technique where you combine two or more fragrances that complement each other. This helps them in creating a unique fragrance that is synonymous with you. Also, it helps in effectively combining the longevity and performance of each of these individual fragrances. 

 

To apply perfumes which make them last long, use the following techniques:

 

  • Start with freshly cleansed skin and apply moisturiser so that your fragrance has a surface to hold on to. A moisturised skin helps in holding the fragrance for much longer than normal skin
  • Choose complementing fragrances such as Floral with fruity, fruity with woody and woody with oriental notes. These combinations can help in creating a unique scent for yourself and can help compensate for performance or longevity in each other
  • Layer the stronger fragrance first and wait for a few minutes. Then go in again with the next fragrance. Wait for a few seconds before you layer each one
  • Make sure you apply perfumes in areas where we generally are warmer such as our pulse points – Under the ears, neck, wrists, inside the arms, behind the knees, navel etc.

FAQ's

1. What are the qualities one must look for in a perfume?

To get the best value from your perfume, ensure that the perfume has good performance, has a unique sillage and lasts longer than the average perfume. A good quality perfume usually has all these.

2. What is the longest a perfume can last?

Perfumes can generally last for about 4 to 5 hours. A long lasting perfume can last about 7 to 8 hours without reapplication. It is advised to top your perfume off every few hours for the best effect.

3. Does longevity in a perfume compromise its pleasantness?

 Some perfumes can be overwhelmingly strong and can turn people away as the scent can sometimes be too much. Choose a well balanced formula from a trusted brand that has good longevity without an overbearing presence.

4. What are the best brands for perfume in the market?

Almost all designer brands have a perfume line up but that does not mean all of them are equally good. On a general note, brands such as Versace, John Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana etc are quite famous for their perfumes.

5. What are some things one must avoid when it comes to perfumes?

Extremely strong usage of perfumes can be a big turn off. An overbearing scent can put people off. Make sure the fragrance you use also complements your own persona.