Choosing your perfect perfume is no easy task, don't think it is, and with all the amazing fragrances on the market, it sure is a tough decision to make! When it comes to looking to buying the perfect fragrance, there a few things to know and take into consideration, besides your preference of scent.
What you may not know about fragrance is that there are four different types of 'perfumes' you may choose from, each with a different concentration of scent. There's an eau de toilette, eau de parfum, eau de cologne, and then a spray.
Let's start with the Eau De Toilette. These are usually a weaker blend in comparison to an eau de pafume or spray, the concentration of these are usually between 5% and 15%. This is ideal for you if you want a great scent without it being too overpowering. Keep in mind this will not last as long as a eau de parfum, so if you are looking for something to last all day long, continue on to eau de parfum.
Eau De Parfum perfumes are the most common that you will come across. The concentration of t hese are between 15% and 20%, which means the concentration of the scent is going to stronger and linger for a longer period of time.
Now let's move onto an eau de cologne, very commonly confused with eau de toilette because they share a similar concentration percentage. Aromatically, however, an eau de cologne is weaker, with a concentration of around 3% to 8%. This is perfect for someone looking for a hint of a scent rather than something strong and longer lasting.
Finally, you have sprays, which are the weakest fragrances in their category. The compounds are typically 1% and 3% and because of this, you will find these are the most inexpensive. Sprays are refreshing and do not last nearly as long as an eau de toilette or eau de parfum.
Which perfume preference do you take?