Find Out The Real Difference Between Perfumes

Find Out The Real Difference Between Perfume, Eau de Perfume, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne

There are, wide known, four types of perfumes: Perfume, Eau de Perfume, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne.

But, there is also the fifth type of perfume, Eau Fraiche.

How many times have you been sitting in a perfumery and rejoice at a good price of some famous brand of perfumes?

And on the bottom of the bottle you read Eau de Toilette and you are puzzled.

And this happens to all of us.

But what is the exact difference between these perfumes?

As you can see in the picture below, the main difference between them is the duration of the aroma of the perfume.

That ranges from 8 hours of the Perfume type, to 2 hours for the Eau Fraiche type.

Remember this picture, because you will always find yourself visiting your local perfumery.

  • Eau Fraiche – is the most diluted version of fragrance, with 1-3% perfume oil in alcohol and water. Lasts around an hour. 
  • Eau de Cologne – usually composed of 2-4% perfume oil in alcohol and water. Lasts around 2 hours.
  • Eau de Toilette – a spray composition with 5-15% pure perfume essence that is dissolved in alcohol. Lasts around 3 hours.
  • Eau de Perfume – contains 15-20% pure perfume essence and lasts around 5-8 hours.
  • Perfume – is the most concentrated and expensive of all fragrance options. Composed of 20-30% of pure perfume essence. Lasts up to 24 hours.

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One Reply to “Find Out The Real Difference Between Perfumes”

  1. I definitely prefer the lighter colognes and perfumes. Many people have allergies to fragrances so the lighter the better :). Thxnk you!

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