Parfum, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne - learn the difference

Have you ever been confused, looking at all the different labels on the fragrance bottles at the beauty aisle? Don’t worry, we all have been in the same boat.

So, it turns out that the fragrance family is divided into so many subcategories, that specifies their longevity, strength, and concentration. If you are new to the world of buying fragrances, then you have come to the right place. Here is everything that you need to know about Parfums, Eau De Parfums, Eau De Toilette, and Eau De Cologne.

1. Parfum
Parfum is the most expensive kind of fragrance in the world. It has the most concentrated oils present in it that last up to twenty-four hours after application. It has around 20 to 30% of pure Parfum i.e. oils mixed into the fragrance. Although this fragrance is quite expensive, the quality and the strength of this fragrance is absolutely top-notch.

2. Eau De Parfum
Unlike Parfums’, Eau De Parfums’ contain 10 to 20% of pure scented oil; the rest is mixed with water and alcohol. The Eau De Parfum lasts up to eight to ten hours a day. It is absolutely perfect for a day at work or even the university.

3. Eau De Toilette
Eau De Toilette has a concentration of 5 to 15% of perfume oil mixed with alcohol in it. It is perfect for quick relief of fragrance and only lasts for around 3 to five hours. So, if you’re going for an important interview or to a function that lasts maximum 3 hours then this fragrance type is perfect for you.

4. Eau De Cologne
Last but not least is the Eau De Cologne, which has the least concentration of oil mixed within it along with the alcohol. It lasts for around 2 hours and when first applied it has a strong boost of fragrance to it. It has 2 to 4% of the perfume oil in it and yet it still works wonders for quick relief of good fragrance.

With the major differences cleared out among the various kinds of fragrance, we hope you will be able to make the right choice in accordance with your preference.

Words by: Photographs by: Oriflame Central Europe