Long Lasting Fragrances For All Day

It’s not uncommon for men to need a long-lasting “power frag” fragrance that that they can just apply and get on with their day. Using our proprietary Bespoke Unit Fragrance Formula, we have compared different men’s fragrance and cross-referenced their performance.

In this guide, we will present to you the top 10 best long-lasting fragrances for men that will perform throughout the day:

  1. Creed Aventus
  2. Dunhill Icon
  3. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
  4. Paco Rabanne 1 Million
  5. Aramis By Estée Lauder
  6. Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man
  7. Bvlgari Man In Black
  8. Christian Dior Homme Intense
  9. Guerlain L’Homme Idéal EDP
  10. Guerlain Habit Rouge

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1. Creed Aventus [Summer Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Fruity Chypre
  • Seasonality: Spring & Summer
  • Occasion: Office
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

How Long Does It Last?

While Aventus’ overt pineapple notes come across as strong for the first few hours, it eventually settles to provide a deeply long-lasting experience thanks to the birch, ambergris and oak moss. Aventus will effortlessly last you throughout the entire working day and leave plenty to spare.

Seasonality

Spring-3,-Summer-3,-Fall-2,-Winter-1

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Pineapple, Cassis, Apple, Bergamot
  • Heart: Rose, Jasmine, Birch, Patchouli
  • Base: Oak Moss, Vanilla, Ambergris

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2. Dunhill Icon [Fall Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Aromatic
  • Seasonality: Fall
  • Occasion: Formal
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

How Long Does It Last?

With its rich and resinous base of agarwood and labdanum, Icon will provide you with an admirable performance throughout the day and night. Its tantalising and sensual notes never lose their nuances until it has completely faded ensuring a truly long-lasting experience.

Read More: Dunhill Icon Review.

Seasonality

Fall & Winter

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Bergamot, Neroli, Petitgrain, Pepper
  • Heart: Lavender, Iris, Sage, Juniper
  • Base: Oak Moss, Agarwood, Labdanum

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3. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme [Spring Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Aromatic Fougère
  • Seasonality: Spring
  • Occasion: Office
  • Longevity: 5/5
  • Pricing:

Why Is It Good For Spring?

Offering a green composition of fresh aromatic herbs, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme offers a vivid experience. From rosemary, lavender and rosewood to oak moss and honey, you’ll feel an authentic yet masculine essence of springtime throughout the dry-down.

Read More: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Review.

Seasonality

Spring-3,-Summer-2,-Fall-1,-Winter-1

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Rosemary, Sage, Rosewood
  • Heart: Lavender, Geranium, Tonka Bean
  • Base: Oak Moss, Honey, Labdanum

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4. Paco Rabanne 1 Million [Teenager Fragrance]

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Overview

How Long Does It Last?

Featuring an iconic blend of sweet and oily citrus notes, the base’s tobacco and leather notes are particularly long-lasting and perform remarkably well. You can be assured that 1 Million will seamlessly last you throughout an entire day at school, college or university no matter what sports you take up.

Read More: Paco Rabanne 1 Million Review.

Seasonality

Spring-2,-Summer-1,-Fall-3,-Winter-3

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Mint
  • Heart: Neroli, Rose, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
  • Base: Patchouli, Agarwood, Labdanum

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5. Aramis By Estée Lauder [Fragrance Under $30]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Leather Chypre
  • Seasonality: Winter
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

How Long Does It Last?

Aramis is a well-known and respected fragrance that has been around for decades. It features a base so powerful that it should be applied in great moderation. However, it is so long-lasting that it will carry over to the next day. Apply and wear with caution.

Read More: Aramis Cologne Review.

Seasonality

Spring-1,-Summer-1,-Fall-3,-Winter-3

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Bergamot, Artemisia, Thyme, Pepper
  • Heart: Jasmine, Patcouli, Cloves, Sage
  • Base: Sandal, Guaiacwood, Labdanum

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6. Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Homme [Fragrance Under $30]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Fruity Musk
  • Seasonality: Summer
  • Occasion: Casual
  • Longevity: 5/5
  • Pricing:

How Long Does It Last?

Known as CDNIM by the fragrance community, Armaf’s concoction is an affordable alternative to Aventus. Nevertheless, it tends to perform better than some of the later Aventus batches. While it may not offer the same quality, its performance and aroma profile make it a worthwhile investment.

Read More: Club de Nuit Intense Man Review

Seasonality

Spring-2,-Summer-3,-Fall-1,-Winter-1

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Cassic, Lime, Pineapple Leaf, Apple
  • Heart: Rose, Jasmine, Birch
  • Base: Ambergris, Patchouli, Vanilla

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7. Bvlgari Man In Black [Fall Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Floriental
  • Seasonality: Fall
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

How Long Does It Last?

If you’re fond of Spicebomb, you may well appreciate Man In Black. While they’re not entirely similar and some generally prefer Viktor&Rolf’s blend, Man In Black offers much better performance in the base.

Seasonality

Spring-1,-Summer-1,-Fall-3,-Winter-3

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Guaiacwood, Nutmeg, Caramel
  • Heart: Labdanum, Tuberose, Iris
  • Base: Guaiacwood, Tonka Bean, Benzoin

8. Christian Dior Homme Intense [Nighttime Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Floral Musk
  • Seasonality: Winter
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

How Long Does It Last?

Although Homme Intense may not perform as well as the other fragrances on this list, it offers something that they don’t. Rather than a “beast mode” longevity, you can expect a confident and sensual skin scent that is certainly present without overwhelming your entourage.

Seasonality

Spring-1,-Summer-1,-Fall-3,-Winter-3

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Lavender
  • Heart: Iris, Ambrette, Conference Pear
  • Base: Vetiver, Cedar Wood

9. Guerlain l’Homme Idéal EDP [Fall Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Oriental Woody
  • Seasonality: Fall / Winter
  • Occasion: Romantic
  • Longevity: 5/5
  • Pricing:

How long Does It Last?

Following a mysteriously seductive opening, the Eau de Parfum Homme Idéal flanker produces a long-lasting head and base. Its skin scent is particularly alluring and quite distinctive with a surprisingly enduring longevity.

Read More: Guerlain L’Homme Idéal EDP Review

Seasonality

Spring-2,-Summer-1,-Fall-3,-Winter-3

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Bergamot, Apple, Plum, Cinnamon
  • Heart: Mahogany, Geranium, Vanilla
  • Base: Cedar, Sandalwood, Vetiver

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10. Guerlain Habit Rouge [Classic Fragrance]

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Overview

  • Fragrance Family: Woody Oriental
  • Seasonality: Fall & Winter
  • Occasion: Office
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Pricing:

How Long Does It Last?

A celebrated fragrance from 1965, Habit Rouge is the historical Parisian brand’s most iconic men’s fragrance. Boasting a quintessential composition of citrus, floral notes, and leathers, it will effortlessly perform throughout the day.

Seasonality

Spring-2,-Summer-1,-Fall-3,-Winter-3

Aroma Profile

  • Head: Clementine, Basil, Redwood
  • Heart: Rose, Sandalwood, Patchouli
  • Base: Labdanum, Guaiacwood, Vanilla

How Do You Score A Fragrance’s Strength?

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Bottle Sky BackgroundWhen testing fragrances for our numerous reviews, we score a cologne’s strength based on three parameters:

  • Projection: From how far can the fragrance be smelled.
  • Sillage: The trail the fragrance leaves behind the wearer.
  • Longevity: How long the fragrance lasts before fading.

Using our Bespoke Unit Fragrance Formula, each of these factors are then scored out of 5, which accounts for 15% of the fragrance’s total score. This allows us to compare the results against other fragrances and see how well they perform.

In the list above, we have included the fragrances that offer the best longevity but also have well-performing sillage and projection. After all, a fragrance that lasts all day isn’t much use if it doesn’t have any wake and strength. This is why some may have a longevity of 4 rather than 5.

Similarly, we have taken the overall score into account so to avoid added fragrances that are otherwise poor.

How We Test The Projection.

In order to properly test a fragrance’s projection, we apply it onto ourselves or a partner. That partner will then approach us from a distance of 5 metres and tell us when they begin to smell the cologne. We’re then able to consistently rate it out of 5.

In order to ensure fairness, this is repeated by a number of other team members at Bespoke Unit so we can have an average score. If a partner is not available, it is applied onto a surface in a room. The tester will then approach it slowly and stop when they begin to smell it.

How We Test The Sillage

Aramis Bottle On Stone WallTesting the sillage is quite simple but works by measuring time rather than distance. Here, it’s easy to test this factor alone without a partner. Using an empty and clean room with closed windows, we spray the fragrance twice in the air.

We then leave the room and close the door behind us. We then check back in the room regularly over a period of 10 minutes to see if it is still present. To ensure that the palate cleanses between tests, we drink some water and leave regular breaks of about a minute each.

If a fragrance can still be smelled after 10 minutes, it’s on the very high end of the scale.

How We Test The Longevity

Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Bottle in Rosemary and ThymeOne of the most time-consuming parts of a review, we find ways of integrating this into our daily routine. We begin the day by applying some of the fragrance on the arm or the back of the hand.

Ideally, the arm is better as the hands require frequent washing. However, when wearing long sleeves, the hand might be necessary. Alternatively, we sometimes apply the fragrance onto a surface, which is visited throughout the day.

During an 8-hour period (a typical working day), the fragrance is regularly tested to ensure it is still present. Once it has faded, a note is taken of the time and it is graded out of five.

In order to not affect the results of the test, we don’t wear any other fragrances nor do we apply this one elsewhere on ourselves. Because the nose will eventually become used to it, only the hand or a surface is sprayed so it can be checked without being omnipresent.

What Next?

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