17 Shocking Long Lasting Cologne That Last FOREVER!

Sick of your new fragrance wearing off after a few hours? It's time for a long lasting cologne.

Here is the top 17 list of long lasting fragrances based on THOUSANDS of reviews. This list is the real deal.

The List Made Simple

How We Made The List

One thing to make perfectly clear, when we say "cologne" we don't mean "eau de cologne". We mean it how the general population considers cologne...

Basically anything...

This definition encompasses all types of fragrances whether it is parfum, toilette, cologne, or fraiche.

After identifying fragrances that have a reputation for being long lasting, we starting digging deeper into each of them.

We looked at the reviews that were left and ratings they were given and came up with 5 star score. The higher the score, the longer the fragrance lasts. 


If you have dry skin, live in an area with a hot climate, or straight up just don't mesh with a lot of the main stream fragrances, you need a long lasting cologne.

One of the biggest complaints we see here at CologneMasters day to day, is that men get upset when they spend a good chunk of change on a bottle of fragrance, only to discover when they use it, the cologne vanishes within a few hours of wearing it.

What a PAIN! Lucky for you, we have 11 tips to help you get the most out of your bottle that should really help you out if you're looking for some quick fixes on getting the most out of your current fragrance.

Otherwise, some people don't understand that cologne, or eau de cologne, is designed to specifically not last very long! If you have seen these words on bottles before, and you've been wondering what they mean, it basically means how much fragrance concentration is within each bottle. Don't believe us? HowStuffWorks even has an article about it.

So if you're looking for a long lasting cologne, perfume, or fragrance, you may want to double check what your actually purchasing. Many fragrances will come in two different types like maybe an EDP and an EDT like Terre d'Hermes for example.

One is designed to be a little stronger and last a bit longer.

This however is not a "rule", but more like a guide. Some EDTs might last longer than EDPs. That's just the way the cookie crumbles.

The Most Long Lasting Cologne Explained Further

This part is for anyone looking for a little more information on each fragrance that made the list. 

#17 - A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler

Longevity Rating - 3.956 out of 5

A*Men Pure Havane was created in 2011, and is considered a sweet-gourmand.

People rant and rave how long Pure Havane lasts, but wearers also talk about how incredible the smell is.

So if you're looking for a powerful scent mixed with a masculine smell, Pure Havane might be your winning ticket.

Notes you'll notice

  • Tobacco
  • Honey
  • Vanille
longest lasting cologne pure havane

#16 - Eros by Versace

Longevity Rating - 3.957 out of 5

Versace Eros edges out Pure Havane by .001! Wow what a close battle.

Eros is known for it's sex appeal. As one of the highest rated sexy fragrances, you'll be smelling great all night long...

So if you're looking for a sexy fragrance, that is also a top seller, that lasts, here is your winner.

Notes you'll notice

  • Vanilla
  • Mint
  • Tonka Bean
Long Lasting Fragrance Versace Eros

#15 - Red Vetiver by Montale

Longevity Rating - 3.976 out of 5

Perhaps one of the least popular fragrances to show up on the long lasting cologne list, Red Vetiver was created by Pierre Montale as something  hot with spices along with the freshness of vetiver.

If you're a vetiver fan, or just really enjoy the smell of Terre D'Hermes, this fragrance might be worth checking out.

Notes you'll notice

  • Vetiver
  • Grapefruit
  • Pepper
montale red vertiver long lasting fragrance

#14 - Égoïste by Chanel

Longevity - 3.990 out of 5

Chanel release Égoïste in 1990 and it's classified as a spicy-woody fragrance.

People consider this one to be unique by todays standards. If someone were to blind smell it, the would think it's a niche fragrance. 

Very well liked for closing in on 30 years old.

Notes you'll notice

  • Cinnamon 
  • Sandalwood
long lasting colonge egoiste

#13 - Terre d'Hermès EdP by Hermès

Longevity - 3.993 out of 5

One of the complaints you'll here from Terre D'Hermes 2006, EdT is how long it lasts.

Although it's considered a masterful scent, this is a text book example of people wanting something more if they are going to spend over $50 for a bottle of love juice.

When the pure perfume version of Terre D'Hermes came alive, the people rejoiced.

Notes you'll notice

  • Orange
  • Woodsy notes
  • Grapefruit

#12 - Jubilation XXV Man by Amouage

Longevity - 4.026 out of 5

Jubilation XXV Man is considered an oriental spicy. 

Amouage is known for their long lasting fragrances. This shouldn't be a secret by now since they hold the #1 spot.

Spicy, woody, sweet, resinous, with incense. Long lasting, with moderate projection. Opulent and delicious. 

Notes you'll notice

  • Blackberry
  • Opoponax
  • Oud
Long lasting cologne jubilation man

#11 - Herod by Parfums de Marly

Longevity - 4.081 out of 5

Herod by Parfums de Marly is considered sweet and spicy.

Herod is another fragrance that has incredible longevity paired with a irresistible smell.

Smoky sweet tobacco with cinnamon that dries down to a beautiful resinous incense vanilla and patchouli.

Notes you'll notice

  • Tobacco
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon

#10 - Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

Longevity - 4.185 out of 5

Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier is considered a sweet oriental. 

Le Male is considered a classic fragrance now that it has been around since 1995. 

It walks the line between aromatic, clean, and spicy.

Notes you'll notice

  • Vanilla
  • Lavender
  • Mint
long lasting le male

#9 - 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

Longevity - 4.238 out of 5

1 Million by Paco Rabanne is no secret to CologneMasters. In fact, it was one of our very first reviews and you can check it out by clicking the link at the beginning of this sentence.

The longevity on this fragrance is spot on. It's one of the few fragrances that you can still smell days later on your clothes if you dig through your laundry.

Notes you'll notice

  • Cinnamon
  • Leather
  • Amber
  • Rose
1 Million Great Longevity

#8 - Antaeus By Chanel

Longevity - 4.277 out of 5

Antaeus by Chanel is classified as spicy woody and was released way back in 1981.

Unique, powerful, characterful, smoky, spicy, dark and memorable. Not everyone's cup of tea (such as Kouros), but it's a masterful juice.

Notes you'll notice

  • Castoreum
  • Oakmoss

#7 - Dior Homme Intense by Dior

Longevity - 4.329 out of 5

One of the most main stream fragrances to make the list, Dior Homme Intense is considered a powdery sweet fragrance.

Unique and seductive. Sweet, powdery, sharp but not sultry. Very sexy and long lasting. 

Notes you'll notice

  • Iris
  • Ambrette
  • Lavender
Dior Homme Intense Longest Lasting Perfume

#6 - Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

Longevity - 4.340 out of 5

Released in 2007, Tuscan Leather is a leathery smoky fragrance Eau de Parfum.

Soft suede leather and raspberry with hints of smoke in the drydown. Very gentlemanly but not in a dated way.

Notes you'll notice

  • Leather
  • Raspberry
  • Suede
longest lasting cologne tom ford

#5 - Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

Longevity - 4.409 out of 5

Also released in 2007, Tobacco Vanille is considered a sweet-spicy fragrance.

Very sweet, dark, spicy tobacco. Considered a masterpiece.

Notes you'll notice

  • Tobacco
  • Vanilla

#4 - Duro by Nasomatto

Longevity - 4.410 out of 5

Geez, 2007 must have been a big year for releases because Duro was launched by Nasomatto. This scent is considered woody-spicy.

A dry woody scent with sweet and spicy facets. Extremely strong.

Notes you'll notice

  • Woodsy
  • Leather
  • Spices
lasts a long time colonge Duro

#3 - Joop! by Joop!

Longevity - 4.525 out of 5

Although Joop! has a fantastic following of people that adore this scent, many people complain the power of Joop! can give you a headache, make you puke, or even in some cases nausea. That's how you know a fragrance deserves a top spot.

Joop! is a sweet fragrance. The pink bottle describes a man that would wear a "real men wear pink" shirt. Because not only Joop! a sweet fragrance, it's in your face sweet which sends a statement to unsuspecting people around you.

Notes you'll notice

  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Heliotrope
  • Tonka Bean
top lasting fragrance Joop!

#2 - A* Men by Thierry Mugler

Longevity - 4.531 out of 5

One blast of A* Men and you won't have to wear any other fragrance for the rest of the winter.

Ok maybe that's a slight exaggeration but it does have enough longevity to make it to #2 for the longest lasting cologne.

There was even one guy that said he sprayed it on his shirt and could still smell it 3 days later. That's pretty impressive!

Notes you'll notice

  • Carmel
  • Coffee
  • Patchouli
  • Vanilla

#1 - Interlude Man - Amouage

Longevity - 4.600 out of 5

Interlude Man was born in 2012 as a smoky-spicy scent. 

People that wear Interlude Man say it's the longest lasting fragrance in the westernized culture.

It's so strong, people nickname it the "Blue Beast".

People describe it as a campfire smell with sweet spices and incense thrown at it.

Notes you'll notice

  • Incense
  • Opoponax
  • Amber

Did We Miss Anything?

This is the second year we've updated this list, and we feel like we found a few more fragrances that deserved to be here.

If you have a favorite fragrance that you're curious of where it ranks, let us know in the comments. We reply to everything!

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Jason is the first ever self-proclaimed "Cologne Master" that is dedicating his expertise and knowledge to helping people choose that special scent for the 1st or 50th time.