Malaysia’s scorching heat is the culprit behind our many beauty distresses. Whether it’s dealing with flat and greasy hair or watching our makeup melt away in the humidity, we’re all too familiar with how the weather can hinder our efforts to look our best.

If you’re someone who loves spritzing on your favourite perfume before heading out, you might have concerns about its staying power in this tropical climate.

Experts suggest that fragrances tend to evaporate more quickly from our skin in hot climates, which could be the reason why your perfume seems to fade away within a few hours.

To address this issue, we’ve compiled a list of the most long-lasting perfumes. These fragrances are formulated with notes that linger on your skin for hours after that initial spritz.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum

If you’re a perfume enthusiast, chances are you’ve already heard of the Baccarat Rouge 540. It’s hailed as the perfume with the longest-lasting scent.

Not only does it have an impressive staying power, this fragrance is often praised for being “one-of-a-kind” for not conforming to a single fragrance family.

With its blend of gourmand base notes, musky and woody undertones, and a touch of floral essence, it truly sets itself apart.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum retails from RM1,450 and is available on perfume-malaysia.com.

Kilian Paris Love, Don’t Be Shy Eau de Parfum

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Rihanna is known for many things, but one thing that stands out is how incredible she smells — some even say she smells like “heaven”. The secret to her signature scent? Kilian Paris’ Love, Don’t Be Shy. This fragrance combines gourmand notes with a hint of floral fruitiness, like having dessert in a bottle.

Kilian Paris Love, Don’t Be Shy Eau de Parfum retails for RM1,379 and is available at kensapothecary.com.my.

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum

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This fragrance is ideal for the tropical weather. Flora Gorgeous Gardenia blends floral notes beautifully around its main ingredient, the white Gardenia. It’s a timeless floral scent, with a hint of sophistication.

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum retails from RM370 and is available at Gucci boutiques and sephora.my.

Juliette Has a Gun Not A Perfume

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As its name suggests, this unconventional fragrance stands out from the usual fragrances you’re familiar with.

While most perfumes have multiple layers of notes, Not A Perfume is made with just one note—cetalox, giving off a woody and amber aroma. It’s a scent that reacts uniquely to each individual’s body chemistry, resulting in a personalised and distinct scent just for you.

Juliette Has a Gun Not A Perfume retails from RM476 and is available at amarisbeauty.my.

Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum

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Chanel is famous for its timeless fragrances such as the Chanel No°5, but the Coco Noir stands out for its longevity.

This eau de parfum blends fruity and floral scents, complemented by woody and gourmand undertones to enhance the fragrance. The lingering patchouli notes on the skin could be the secret behind its impressive lasting ability.

Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum retails at RM825 and is available at Chanel boutiques and counters.

Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ By the Fireplace

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Maison Margiela’s fragrance, aptly named “By the Fireplace,” lives up to its name by evoking the cozy ambiance of a crackling fire. One of the things we adore about Maison Margiela’s fragrances is that each one is created based on the perfumer’s memories.

Although fireplaces may not be common in Malaysian homes, this smoky chestnut scent might awaken memories of the delicious aroma wafting from roasted chestnut street food stalls.

Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ By the Fireplace retails from RM320 and is available at sephora.my.

Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady Eau de Parfum

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This fragrance embodies sophistication in a bottle. Its captivating combination of rose, patchouli, and sandalwood creates a lingering scent that stays with you for hours. It’s unique enough to be worn on its own, yet a versatile fragrance for any occasion.

Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady Eau de Parfum retails from RM1,090 and is available at perfume-malaysia.com.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum

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Just like the way the scent of coffee can fill a room, this gourmand fragrance, inspired by a vanilla iced coffee, is a long-lasting scent that strikes a perfect balance between sweet and romantic with its floral and woody notes.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum retails from RM445 and is available at YSL boutiques and sephora.my.

Le Labo Another 13 Eau de Parfum

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Another 13 is much like a pheromone fragrance, adjusting to your skin chemistry to enhance your natural scent. It might not be easy for you to detect the difference, but you’d best believe that this perfume will produce a hypnotic scent that smells like your clean t-shirt.

Le Labo Another 13 Eau de Parfum retails from RM1,050 and is available at perfume-malaysia.com.

BYREDO Bibliothèque Eau de Parfum

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If you enjoy the smell of books, you might be drawn to BYREDO’s take on this familiar fragrance.

Envision this: dripping fruit jam onto the pages of an aged book. It’s earthy with a touch of sweetness, encased in a piece of fresh leather—the kind of aroma that will stay on our minds for as long as it remains on our skin.

BYREDO Bibliothèque Eau de Parfum retails for RM1,060 and is available at luxuryperfume.com.my. They’re going at 15% off at the time of writing.

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