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Find out what is the difference between perfume types!

Find out what is the difference between perfume types!

Thinking of buying a new perfume?

Some important factors to take into consideration upon shopping. Perfumes have different types to suit different tastes! Choosing between Perfume, Eau De Parfum, Eau De Toilette & Colognes is not an easy task. But how to know the difference?

The designation lies in the concentration of the product. We may face a hard time finding our way around to choose the perfect fragrance that suits us best.

So here’s some easy tips to help you better understand their variances and to identify their composition and function.

Fragrance concentrations are divided into categories:

  • Perfume (fragrance extract)
  • Eau de Parfum (perfume water)
  • Eau de Toilette (Eau de Toilette)
  • Eau de Cologne (Eau de Cologne)

Its simple, perfumes have the same smell, but it has different types that differ in longevity.

Finding the right concentration of perfume is as important as choosing the perfect scent so make sure to focus that it is in line with your personality, note the frequency of applying it and the timing.

Here's a breakdown of the perfume types based on their concentration:

Perfume (fragrance extract):

It means pure perfume, and this type contains the highest concentration of essential oil compared to other types, as it contains 20-40% intensity and therefore it is highly concentrated and lasts for a long time.

Eau de Parfum (perfume water):

This type contains perfume extract with a concentration ranging between 15% to 20% as the the perfume lasts for four to five hours, while it contains a high percentage of alcohol compared to perfume.

Eau de Parfum is one of the most common types of perfume and is suitable for daily use.


Eau de Toilette (Eau de Toilette):

(EDT) has a fragrance concentration of 5% to 15%.

Eau de Toilette usually lasts for two to three hours and are especially suitable for daytime and morning use.

Eau de Cologne (Eau de Cologne):

Eau de cologne has a much lower concentration than the above mentioned fragrances with a concentration of 2% to 4% as well as a high alcohol content.

The scent only lasts for up to two hours.


To wrap things up!

Perfumes consist of three different layers: the top layer, the middle layer, and the base layer.

The top layer is the one that we can smell right away after spraying, the middle note is the scent that rises with time, and the base note is the scent that blends with your skin after 30 minutes and is long-lasting.

These layers differ from one perfume to another, as Cologne is typed with only one layer.


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