Eau de Parfum Vs. Eau de Toilette - The Difference
Here you'll learn everything you need to know about Perfume Concentration and variations.
Perfumes come in different concentrations, each with varying levels of fragrance oils and alcohol. The concentration of a perfume refers to the amount of fragrance oils and alcohol it contains.
Generally, the higher the concentration of fragrance oils, the stronger and longer-lasting the perfume will be. In the CRA-YON Fragrance Wardrobe all perfumes are in Eau de Parfum concentration with 20% level which is on the top of the category. This gives a long lasting scent (min six to eight hours) with a deep and rich character.
Here are the most common types of perfume concentrations:
What is Eau de Cologne?
EDC has the lowest concentration of fragrance oils, typically between 2% and 4% and is often fresh and invigorating, but also tends to disappear quite quickly. It usually comes in larger bottles, designed for generous application.
EDC has been popular for centuries. It originated from Cologne, Germany in the 18th century and was created by an Italian perfumer named Johann Maria Farina.
What is Eau de Toilette?
EDT has a higher fragrance concentration than Eau de Cologne, usually between 5-15%. It is a popular concentration for daily use and provides a more noticeable scent that lasts longer than Eau de Cologne. EDT typically lasts for two to three hours. The term "eau de toilette" comes from the French phrase "faire sa toilette," which means to get ready.
What is Eau de Parfum?
(EDP) is more concentrated than Eau de Toilette, with a fragrance concentration usually between 15-20%. This gives it a deep and rich character and longevity. EDP is better for sensitive skin than other perfume concentrations.
What is Perfume Extract?
(or Extrait de Parfum) Perfume extract, also known as extrait de parfum, is the most concentrated type of perfume. It contains between 20% and 40% of fragrance oils, which makes it the most long-lasting and potent type of perfume. Due to its high concentration, it is also the most expensive type of perfume.
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