Sometimes it’s the smallest things that bring us the most delightful.
In this case… it’s the delight of spritzing perfume in the morning, running about your day, and then while undressing at night catching an exquisite wave of the fragrance.
When it happens to us a small, pleasant smile — like a good secret — crosses our face.
A moment that we at Dossier truly take joy in, in order to share it with you, we have dedicated ourselves to understanding the science of how to make a perfume last longer and have done some digging to find the best long lasting perfumes for women.
The following is a list that we hope ignites that “good secret” smile for you — while examining it you may notice that the Dossier line has been inspired by these iconic scents and their long-lasting ability.
Always striving to bring you fairly priced perfumes that go from morning to night, we use the same juices as these designer perfumes and dare you to tell the difference.
1. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
The ideal choice for a woman who goes from the office to out on the town, Black Opium is a perfume with deep, sultry notes. “Renowned for super sexy and addictive scents. The ingredients in this perfume are white floral, vanilla and some mixed base notes of coffee which spreads sweet, soft and sensual fragrances all over your body. A fantastic long-lasting perfume for women. Actually for all women. Almost every woman likes this scent for its sweet aroma. Gentle scent with aroma flavor loving women definitely should use this perfume once in a life. And this perfume really lasts long.”
Boasting notes of coffee, this perfume is made to leave its mark. A delectable blend, Dossier has created our Floriental Vanilla for just $29 with inspiration from YSL’s iconic perfume. Now, you can enjoy the aromas of a dreamy café hidden away in a chic European street without spending hundreds.
2. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
The ultimate in sophistication, this modern Chanel perfume boasts a base note of musky, oriental Patchouli. A fragrance that is known to stick around all-day, it “is citrusy and sharp, yet subtle, and it gradually transforms into this mesmerizing floral scent with just a tiny hint of musk and vanilla.” We noticed that after the floral aromas peak that musk and vanilla are what perfiate from the skin hours later. Warm, enchanting, simply feminine — Coco Mademoiselle is a must have in any collection.
With delightful long-lasting notes, we at Dossier have been inspired by this perfume to create our Oriental Oakmoss for just $29. Containing the same top-quality notes as its designer counterpart one spray and you will be delighted for hours and hours later with its deep, lingering warmth.
3. Lancome La Vie Est Belle
Ever walked in an organ groove, a place where freshness meets fruity and the musk of the earth? Interestingly enough, Lancôme was able to capture just this in its La Vie Est Belle perfume. “Do you enjoy unique scents? Then, Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle is a very bright, young, and floral perfume that’s perfect for you. It smells sweet with its iris, jasmine, orange blossom, and patchouli notes paired with hints of blackcurrant and pear. This one lasts all day long and is excellent for both daywear and evening wear. It is ideal for younger women, and a tiny spritz of it goes a long way to make you smell like a sweet-smelling garden in full bloom.”
Such a remarkable scent deserves a place on our long-lasting list. For us it’s like the sweet lingering aroma of freshly peeled orange. So inspired by this iconic perfume, we at Dossier have created our $29 Gourmand Orange Blossom with the same juices as Lancôme. Echoing the pleasing summer day memory of floral, earth, and orange.
4. Versace Bright Crystal
A charming perfume, Bright Crystal includes mostly floral notes that leave an air of freshness and stay even after a sweat session at the gym. Accurately described as “a soft and light scent with the base note of flower and fruit. The heart of it is Mongolia and peony. So, it will make you feel fresh and feminine. Though it has a sweet scent it is not overly sweet so women of all ages can give it a try.” Not for the women who is looking for a deep scent to really stand out over the hours, this perfume is intended to leave an air of mystery and confidence not notes that can be expertly picked up.
Again a perfume we are amazed by, its blend is one to be coveted. Crafting our Fruity Magnolia for $29 with inspiration from Versace — we ask you to try it and see if you can tell the difference!
5. Mugler’s Angel
Truly an iconic scent, what makes this perfume is ideal for those who want an all-day scent is thick caramel base notes. Actually, it “is one perfume that offers an appealing fragrance that is perfectly feminine. You’ll love the fact that this perfume is long-lasting and has a sweet blend of vanilla and creamy hints. The fragrance has some aromatic notes of vanilla, fresh citrus, sandalwood, patchouli, plums, peaches, and melons.”
Made to ignite your senses with warmth and longevity, our Gourmand Patchouli is the perfect inspiration of this memorable scent. For just $29 you too can enjoy hours of angelic aromas.
6. Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris
Parisians are known for the long dinners that turn into late, romantic nights. Just like the nourishing culture of this fashion capital, the Mon Paris perfume is at first fruity but hides didn’t aromas that stick around through the last bite, kiss, wave goodbye. “It also has heart and base notes designed to be both feminine and flowery. At its top, this perfume has notes of pear, raspberry, strawberry, tangerine, and orange. Its heart notes include peony, jasmine, and orange blossom, and its base includes notes of patchouli, moss, cedar, and musk. This fruity, flowery, and finally earthy combination is considered by many to be a very provocative and mysterious scent profile.” At Dossier we believe it is the perfect date night perfume.
Beloved by so many, it is no wonder we have created our Floriental Brown Sugar $29 with inspiration from YSL. Boasting the strong orange notes as well as musky, woody notes — this is a perfume that will delight no matter where you wear it.
7. Gucci Bloom
Oh Gucci you have done it again! Stirring up memories of vacation in warm, sunny places — bloom is a “vibrant, delightful and classy fragrance. You’ll love the honeysuckle and jasmine aroma in it. The scent is powerful but not overwhelming. However, its vibe is very delicate and feminine.” Boasting the strong aroma of jasmine, this is a perfume that will linger and linger the same way the actual flower does.
Interested in trying Gucci Bloom but not interested in the over $100 price tag? We at Dossier have a solution! Our Floral Honeysuckle has been created with inspiration from this iconic scent but only costs $29.
9. Chanel Chance
If you are going to give any perfume a chance, Chanel Chance deserves to be a top runner. Known as a sweeter perfume, its base notes will actually suprise you. “You will find the fruity flavor of grapefruit mixes well with the soft and light floral white musk.” Delicate yet intense, jasmine, patchouli, and vanilla are what will drift into your nose hours after spraying. We love this perfume for work and girls days!
Again a perfume every girl needs in her collection, Dossier has been inspired by this iconic scent to create our Woody Hyacinth for just $29.
10. Tom Ford Black Orchid
A perfume that has made its way onto nearly all the list we reviewed for long-lasting women’s perfume, we could not pass it up on our own. “What makes it ideal for women? Fresh Jasmine. What makes it strong? Black truffle. It’s a bold, daring and immensely strong fragrance. And it’s not one of those typical female fragrances. It may or may not take you a while to adjust to it, but it sure will add power to your personality”
Yet to inspire a perfume in the Dossier collection — as it is a daring scent — we must note that we are always adding to the blends we feature. Discover our Spicy Orchid.