Choosing the right perfume can be a daunting task. There are so many different types of perfumes and fragrances on the market and each of them has its uses. Perfume is generally a lasting, strong fragrance which is designed to last all day. An Eau de parfum is the middle ground between a perfume and an eau de toilette. It is lighter than a perfume but lasts in comparison to an eau de toilette which evaporates after a few hours. This blog will give its readers an overview of the different types of fragrances on the market.
Products on the market today are divided into four main categories depending on the percentage of fragrance present compared to the other components of the perfume, (mainly water and alcohol): Extract, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Cologne Spray
Eau de toilette vs Eau de parfum vs Extract vs Perfumed water?
I am sure that most people think that the main difference between the categories indicated above is in the “power” of the perfume, perceived through its level of invasiveness, this begs the question:
Is Eau De Parfum or Eau De Toilette Stronger?
It is common to believe that an extract is too strong and that an eau de toilette is more delicate. However, the truth is the opposite. The higher extract concentration makes some notes come out more delicately, resulting in a more rounded composition. On the other hand, the high concentration of alcohol in an eau de toilette product pushes the notes more strongly. This may appear to be even stronger when vaporized, but it disappears much faster.
An extract is a concentrated fragrance that contains 20-40% of fragrance oils. It is round and persistent, meaning that it lingers on the skin for a long time. Only 20% of the extract will evaporate within the first half hour, and another 30% will disappear over the next 4 hours. The remaining 50% will stay on the skin all day. Extracts are the highest quality fragrance products, but they are also the most expensive. This is because the high concentration of fragrance oils makes them more costly to produce. As a result, extract-based fragrances are not very common in the commercial world. This is due in part to industry insiders who have not been able to adequately explain the quality of extracts to the general public.
What does Eau De Parfum mean?
Eau de Parfum is the most common type of fragrance on the market, and for good reason. It is an excellent product in terms of both the olfactory result and the persistence of the scent. About 40% of the composition will evaporate within the first hour of vaporization, another 30% within the following four hours, and the remaining 30% will stay throughout the day. This makes it a great choice for those who want a scent that will last throughout the day without being too overwhelming.
Eau de toilette is a type of perfume that has a lower concentration of fragrance than pure perfume. This makes it less expensive than pure perfume, but it also means that it doesn’t last as long on the skin. Eau de toilette is a good choice for those who want to wear perfume but don’t want to spend a lot of money or want to try out a new fragrance without committing to a full bottle.
What does Eau De Toilette mean?
When we vaporize a fragrance, the olfactory molecules are released into the air and quickly disperse. Within the first hour, 50% of the fragrance molecules will have dissipated, and after 4 hours, 30% more will have evaporated. This means that only 20% of the fragrance will still be detectable after a full day.
The type of fragrance molecules plays a role in how long the scent will last. Base notes like patchouli, amber, and musk are more tenacious, so they will linger longer. But more volatile, green, aromatic, or floral scents will fade more quickly.
For perfume lovers who want their fragrance to last all day, I recommend an eau de toilette. This type of perfume is designed to be sprayed several times a day, so you can enjoy the process of reapplying it and recreating the scent.
Finally, we have cologne spray. In this case, the percentage of fragrance goes from 4 to 8%, and the degree of volatility and persistence here is really low. Also because the percentage of alcohol in perfumed waters is lower than the water existing in the formula. Therefore the initial olfactory thrust guaranteed by alcohol is also reduced. It is certainly a light composition, good to use at the beach, when we wouldn’t normally wear perfume, or if we love to vaporize it all over the body, not only at strategic points.
The Olfactory Notes-
When we talk about top notes, heart notes and base notes in perfume, we often believe that these three parts are separated from each other. However, this is not the case. When you spray perfume, all of the different notes come out together and harmonize with each other. As the top notes evaporate, the heart and base notes become more prominent. Eventually, the heart notes will evaporate and only the base notes will remain. Therefore, the only notes that can be perceived by themselves are the base notes.
We hope this information will help you pick your next perfume.
Choosing the best quality perfume in India can be intimidating, especially if you are new to it. You must understand that there are many fragrances available in the market but not every fragrance has the original ingredients. You must try to associate yourself with a particular fragrance first, before deciding on investing in it. Buy from the best range of fragrances and take guidance from the experts, if needed.