Do you know what the difference is between Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Parfum??
Buying a fragrance can be hard and knowing the difference between Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Parfum can make it even more confusing… so let’s break it down.
Eau de Cologne is sometimes used as an umbrella term for more masculine scents however, it refers to a light concentration of perfume oils (2-4%), being used as the perfect refresher every few hours rather than a day long fragrance.
Eau de Toilette offers a light wear on the skin, possessing a perfume oil concentration of around 5-15%. This makes it perfect as a light fragrance during the day that may not last until the evening but is still a good choice for day to day wear. The fragrance notes are typically the same as found in Eau de Parfum however, are most likely going to be less heavy.
Eau de Parfum is made to last on the skin with an oil concentration of around 15-20%. This offers a strong scent without being overpowering that will hold its longevity. These are the most common types of perfume sold.
Parfum has the highest concentration of perfume oils (15-30%) creating a potency of scent that is able to be detected all day long.