Of course, in some cases, it’s one you dislike intensely that lasts the longest. Case in point for me: Byredo’s M/M Ink. Sounded fabulous, and especially so for a longtime newspaper editor like me, who practically had printer’s ink in her blood. But one dab and dang! A killer combo of something very chemical and something oud-like had me putting a death-grip on the liquid Tide like it was a life preserver in the middle of the ocean. Even after multiple scrubbings and cover-up scents to help mask it, the darned thing lasted well into the next day. Now why can’t our absolute favorite fragrances go the distance like that?
But on a more pleasant note, Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Mission cologne has had impressive longevity on me (and has helped cover up a multitude of perfume stinkers). And Tom Ford Vanilla Fatale and Le Labo Labdanum 18 have kept going strong on my skin for an extremely long ride.
What about you? What have you worn that’s lasted the longest on you, for better or worse? I’ll be curious to see if any lightweight, summer-type scents make your list.