By Vitorio Scarlatti – Jan 14, 2012
How are fragrances different from each other? Like wine, the enviable ritual of the decoding of fragrance jargon is a bit mysterious and considered by many, to be an imperfect science.
In the day when many become starry eyed by looking at fancy bottles and big labels, let’s find out the differences between Perfume, Eau De Toilette and Eau De Cologne.
Perfume types reflect the concentration of aromatic compounds in a solvent, which in fine fragrance is typically ethanol or a mix of water and ethanol. Various sources differ considerably in the definitions of perfume types.
The intensity and longevity of a perfume is based on the concentration of the aromatic compounds (natural essential oils / perfume oils) used. As the percentage of aromatic compounds increases, so does the intensity and longevity of the scent created.
Perfume vs Eau de Perfume vs Eau de Toilette
- Eau De Toilette (EDT), which is the most common and cheapest fragrance that most Perfume Houses sell, contains on average of 9% perfume oil and typically lasts 2-4 hours.
- Eau De Parfum (EDP) typically contains around 15% perfume oil in the most popular designer brands and lasts between 4-6 hours.
- Parfum is the strongest and most expensive perfume product and typically contains 20% perfume oil and last 6-9 hours.
Perfume Concentrate in Fragrances by Federico Mahora
- Eau De Toilette (EDT) - FM doesn’t sell this inferior quality.
- Eau De Parfum (EDP) – This strength is used in all FM fragrances for men.
- Parfum – Most FM Fragrances for Women contain a minimum of 20% perfume oil! ¹