The difference between Perfume, Cologne, Eau De Toilette, and more

The difference between Perfume, Cologne, Eau De Toilette, and more

The world of perfumes has always fascinated me, I still remember with great pleasure my first trip to Grasse, in Provence, the city of perfumes.

Lavender, jasmine, mimosa, rose, orange blossom, and violet fragrances combine in the laboratories to create a true sensory journey.

But how do we pick the best fragrance for us? And how do you differentiate between the various types (eau de cologne, eau de toilette, and eau de parfum)? What is the significant difference?

The difference is significant because the fragrance changes depending on the percentage of raw materials and the concentration of alcohol.

The percentages are as follows, according to the Accademia del Profumo:

Eau de Cologne (EDC) contains 3 to 5% natural ingredients.

Eau de Toilette (EDT) contains 8% to 12% pure perfume.

The percentage of essential oils in Eau de Parfum (EDP) ranges between 12 and 18%.

Choosing a perfume is always subjective; there is no one fragrance that is superior to another; however, we can consider the following factors:

Seasonality: in the summer, we want something light and fresh, whereas in the winter, we want something warm and enveloping.

our skin's PH: in fact, our skin tends to enhance or cancel a fragrance on our skin.

How we perceive odors.My advice, perhaps a little trite, is to try it directly on your skin before purchasing a niche perfume.

Choosing the right perfume may be more difficult than finding the right dress!

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