How to Differentiate Fragrances’ Types?

If you are new to the world of perfumes or you simply never paid attention, perfumes are often called differently. That’s because the concentration of the actual perfume in fragrances differ. As a result, you can see the different prices and experience the different intensity of the scent. Let’s go over the most-used terms and learn the differences.

3 main perfume terms

Perfumes, as you know, are the most concentrated form of fragrance (30% of essential oils). It lasts the longest among all other options and, consequently, is the most expensive one. However, the price will also differ based on the ingredients and their quality.

In most cases, you see eau de parfum. This term seems so similar and yet very different. The product will contain up to 15% of the essential fragrance. It’s cheaper due to the lesser concentration. However, this difference is almost imperceptible for non-professionals.

There’s an even lighter version called eau de toilette. Such fragrances have in average 8% of perfume. It doesn’t make the product worse. It’s simply designed for other occasions and shorter wear on the skin.

You may have noticed that brands like Chanel, Dior, etc. often sell one perfume in different concentrations. They have the same ingredients and composition but stay on the skin for different periods of time.

Now you’ll know what these terms mean when you see them. It’ll come in handy when you pick the new favorite.