The Best Long-lasting Perfumes Of 2020

The best long-lasting perfumes of 2020
The Best Long-Lasting Perfumes in 2020

We all know the value of a good, long-lasting fragrance in midlife (especially if you suffer from ‘the sweats/flushes/flashes’…whatever you like to call it.)  Perfumes can enhance your bodily fragrance and conceal unwanted body odours.

While many women and men love a perfume simply for its fragrance, there are actually, several health benefits besides.

Benefits of Perfume

Perfume affects the mind and is scientifically linked to memories and emotion. Different fragrances can elicit diverse responses; they may enhance your mood, affect behaviour and work performance and trigger memories. They can make you more or less attractive to the opposite sex and can benefit health by reducing anxiety and preventing stress.

Perfumes have been used in aromatherapy for years to relieve aching muscles, soothe a headache, treat insomnia, invigorate the senses and promote a sense of calm.

For me, every time I smell the perfume ‘Red Door ‘on somebody, it reminds me of my Mum, brings to mind my childhood and elicits feelings of security and comfort.

In the past, I have made it a habit that when I travel on vacation I will always purchase a new perfume and wear it throughout my holiday. That way, when I go to wear it back home, it revives memories of the great times and conjures up so many treasured memories and feelings: excitement, adventure, joy, anticipation and amazement. 

For this post, I wanted to research which perfumes on the market today possess the longest-lasting fragrance. It’s such a disappointment to buy perfume and have it disappear after an hour or two, right?

Here is what I found:

The perfumes below were voted the most long-lasting perfumes in 2020. Some of these have been around for quite some time, while some are newer to the market.

The Best Long-lasting fragrances 0f 2020
Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eclat
La Vie Est Belle Eclat- Lancome


Euphoria Eau de Parfum Spray for Women – Calvin Klein
This is Her – Zadig and Voltair
Classique Essence de Parfum -Jean Paul Gautier

 Decadence – Marc Jacobs 

Idôle Eau De Parfum by Lancôme

  • Description: Introducing a new generation of conquering women. Strong. Outspoken. Empowered.
  • Discover Idôle, a rose, jasmine and chypre fragrance created with sustainably sourced ingredients. Idôle is for the ones who dream big. Here’s to the leaders of tomorrow, daringly reaching for the sky and opening new horizons. Here’s to the new idols, paving the way for others. Made by women, for women, Idôle respects communities and reinforces its commitment to sustainability. Declare the time is now, be your own idôle.

  • Launched March 17th 2020

  • Top Notes: Bergamot (Citrus), Juicy Pear, Pink Peppercorn. Middle Notes: Rose and Jasmine. Bottom Notes: White Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedarwood.
  • Smelt this in-store just before the launch date, and was able to take home a sample. Fresh and floral, absolutely loved the scent. However, the bottle is shaped like a mobile phone, very thin and does not stand up. Is it meant to lie down? The bottle leaves a lot to be desired, but will still probably put this one on my list of ‘wants’ purely for the heavenly scent. The only hesitation I have with this one, is the longevity as it hasn’t been on the market long enough to determine proper wear time, although it did last a full day on me until I showered in the evening.

Dylan Blue Pour femme – Versace

  • Described as having a floral-fruity-woody composition. It is conceived so that the epithets of uniqueness, strength, sensuality and elegance are represented by the upper, middle and base notes of the fragrance.
  • Launched in 2017
  • Top notes: black currant sorbet, Granny Smith apple, clover, forget-me-not, Shisolia. It has a Heart of Eglantine rose, Petalia, Rosyfolia, jasmine, ice infusion of peach and a Base of patchouli coeur, styrax, white smooth woods, musk
  • The Versace pour femme Dylan blue bottle is the expression of innovative design. Its elegant curves bring to mind an amphora, evoking Greek culture and mythology. The colour of the bottle and packaging is as intense as the Mediterranean Sea: strong, deep and mysterious. Gold details and the iconic Medusa – a bridge between past and present embellish its precious content.
  • One reader wrote: 

    This is absolutely stunning! I cannot believe I haven’t bothered with this until now. All of the bad reviews and people saying it was like a fruity shampoo completely put me off trying this because I prefer more floral perfumes. You really have to try this on clean skin to get the full effect and to smell all of the wonderful different notes this has in it. I can see where people are coming from if you were not to pay close attention this would come off as a very fruity-floral standard run-of-the-mill fragrance. But this is just so much more than that. If you pay close attention it really is stunning and has a beautiful floral mixture that mixes in with the light fruit combinations so elegant and stunning. This just smells high-class and very rich and expensive but like I said you have to pay attention to the notes. I have not been this excited with any recent perfumes in a long time and I know this has been out a little while but I can’t believe I slept on this. Just try this on your skin and try to overlook the fruity shampoo comments because this is so much more than that. Just beautiful and I went back and bought a 100ml bottle and couldn’t be happier

  • I smelt this in-store and fell in love with everything about it. Packaging and fragrance. To me, it smelt sweet, and fresh, it has a dominant, fruity cocktail scent. Putting this one also on my ‘wants’ list for sure.
The Best Long-lasting fragrances of 2020

Vanille West Indies Ligne St. Barth

  • Description: Vanille West Indies is the smell of vanilla, creamy caramel and exotic orchid. The fragrance evokes the heat of the sunset in the Caribbean.
  • Vanille West Indies was launched in 2007.
  • One reader wrote: This is an outstanding perfume for those who love super sweet scents. It’s very well done with beautiful vanilla. On top of the caramel note, I also get marshmallow fluff. And on top of the orchid note, I also get other white florals besides. This is a long-lasting sweet and heady perfume. Lasted on my skin for 24 hours and a little goes a long way. I think every gourmand lover would want this in their collection. Very realistic and top quality.

  •  Could not lay my hands on this one in Australia, so nearly did not include it. But, thought I would put it in here for any of you overseas readers.
La Nuit Tresor by Lancome
  • Description: The composition is announced as a gourmand aphrodisiac and a love potion created by perfumers Christophe Raynaud and Amandine Marie.
  • Launched in 2015
  • Top notes are bergamot, tangerine and pear; Middle notes are black rose, passionfruit, strawberry and vanilla orchid; Base notes are patchouli, papyrus, incense, litchi, praline, vanilla, caramel, coffee, tonka bean and licorice
  • The bottle is decorated with a diamond-shaped satin black rose and bow. 
  • Two readers wrote:

This perfume is a sophisticated, powdery scent that makes me feel like a 1920’s flapper while I am wearing it. It is a strong scent, and lasts for most of a day, so a large bottle can last quite a while. My only qualm is that it can be too much of a powdery scent for the daytime

Nuit is a romantic fragrance that is sweet, decadent and soooo smooth. I love that it’s an oriental without being spicy. I find that when I wear this fragrance, it feels dark, mysterious, sultry, luxurious, and just plain yummy. 

While you can wear this fragrance any time of the day or year, to me, it screams cold temperatures, Christmas, and date nights. Lancome launches La Nuit Tresor fragrance in February 2015. The scent is a flanker of the original Tresor from 1990.

I smelt it in-store and felt it had incredible depth, definitely an evening, winter type of fragrance.

Scandal by John Paul Gautier-
Description: Scandal is designed to break all clichés, offering something new and modern, and at the same time powerful and elegant.
The Best long lasting fragrances of 2020
The Best Long-Lasting fragrances of 2020
Coco Parfum Chanel Paris
Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere – Chanel
  • Description: It is a perfume that “reveals delicate aspects of nowadays and future”, making it the best bet for you 
  •  Launched in 2015.
  • The top notes are composed of aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli and ylang-ylang, the heart of jasmine, rose, lily of the valley and iris, while the base is created of vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, amber and patchouli.
  • One woman wrote: 

    The popular Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere is a modern version of the legendary Chanel No. 5. It offers a smooth and airy fragrance interpretation, similar to the original, and even better. It’s scent lasts for hours and is not overwhelming and irritating to other people.

  • Another wrote: It delivers a fresh floral aroma that boosts confidence and adds extra elegance to your demeanor.

Angel Muse – Thierry Mugler

  • Description: Angel MUSE, the new Eau de Parfum you will hate to love.”Angel Muse is here to renew the style of the gourmand fragrance genre. Its accord is luminous and not too sweet; it gradually develops into an elegant gourmand to stimulate our “olfactory appetite”. The composition is developed by Quentin Bisch, containing a sweet accord of hazelnut cream with the elegant, woody and typically masculine character of vetiver balancing the creamy sweetness.
  • Launched in April 2016  
  • Top notes are grapefruit and red berries,  Middle notes are Hazelnut cocoa spread … the base notes of vetiver and patchouli
  • The bottle design is described as a “cosmic pebble”, made of an elliptical, silver, metal ring with gently ambery, nude glass in the middle which reportedly evokes the surface of Mars.
  • One reader wrote:

    Beautiful and nutty. Vocal cocoa and hazelnut mashup, like a Nutella bomb! Absolutely intoxicating for men and everyone you come in contact with.

  • To me, it is chocolate-inspiring, a colder weather type of perfume. I nearly bought this in Singapore once but changed my mind and bought Mugler’s Alien instead. I like this one way better than the new Angel Eau de toilette below.
Angel Eau de Toilette (2019 version) not the parfum -Thierry Mugler
Lovely – Sarah Jessica Parker for Women-
  • Description: Lovely is a soft, powdery, discreet, and very intimate fragrance, announced as a “silky white amber fragrance.” It possesses an elegance characteristic of classic fragrances, and yet the fragrance is quite modern and very charming.
  • Launched in 2005 
  • It opens with soft citruses and woody (rosewood) notes, with a touch of lavender, which is not at all sharp. The fragrance develops further with notes of apple martini, paperwhites (narcissus), and orchid. The base unites white amber, cedar, woody note,s and white musk.
  • According to Sarah, the perfume is appropriate for all generations: “from 17 to 107.” 
  • One woman wrote: 

    Beautiful scent; I bought this when I was looking for a soft and feminine scent for me. It is light yet seems to be present and lasts throughout the day. I only use about 2-3 sprays and that is enough for the entire day. It is a mild and soft scent, with a slight floral and very light musk scent.

I have owned this in the past and loved it. Impressive long lasting fragrance for one so cheap.

If you are looking to update your perfume wardrobe or perhaps choose a new signature scent, I hope this post helps you.

The best long lasting perfumes of 2020

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