Eau de Parfum vs. Eau de Toilette

Sometimes choosing a type of fragrance can be tricky this fragrance review will help you figure it out. It is important to understand the different types of perfume and how they will interact with your skin. As you probably already know, a perfume can smell totally differently in the air at the fragrance counter than when it hits your skin. Our skin, oils and chemistry interact with the different oils in the perfume. This is why a perfume can smell differently on you than on someone else too.

The main difference between types of fragrance is the concentration of essences. The order of highest to lowest concentration is first Perfume, second, Eau de Parfum, third, Eau de Toilette and fourth Eau de Colgne.

In my reviews you will see I make reference to “notes”. Perfumes are classically defined by a combination of top, middle and base notes released over a period of time. The top notes are the first scent released by a fragrance. After the top notes have faded, the middle or heart notes, as some call them, of a fragrance become noticeable.

Perfume is considered the most beautiful form of fragrance’s because it releases the top, middle and base notes over a period of time due to its high concentration of essences. Opposed to one faster than the other. Eau de Parfum, the middle notes become noticeable after the top notes have faded away. With Eau de Toilette, the top notes the first scent released are dominant. This makes it initially very fragrant and refreshing, but it evaporates very quickly.

Perfume is very expensive because it can contain up to 40% concentration of essences. Which means that the scent is released over a long period of time. Therefore, it is sold in smaller volumes and you much less application is needed.

Eau de Parfum contains up to 15% perfume concentrates and Eau de Toilette contains up to 10% perfume concentrates. Some think of Eau de Parfum is a bit heavier and longer lasting than Eau de Toilette. Eau de Parfum is also often used on hairs and clothing, however you must be careful with delicate fabrics, such as silk, as it could stain due to the oils.

Some of the more popular Eau de Parfums are Omnia Crystalline L’eau De Parfum by Bvlgari – a sophisticated and feminine Omnia Crystalline L’eau de Parfum. Its a soft romantic scent with lotus notes and hints of citrus mandarin leading to a dreamy powdery center of vanilla middle notes and then the underlying base notes of sandalwood and musk emerge.

Eau de Toilette, on the other hand, with up to 10% perfume concentration, is a lighter more refreshing scent and suitable for warmer climates. Eau de Toilette does fade away a bit faster than Eau de Parfum. An example of Eau de Toilette is Loverdose L’eau De Toilette Perfume by Diesel. This engaging fragrance has red apple, orange blossom and musks notes.

Typically Eau de Parfum is more expensive than Eau de Toilette due to the higher concentration of essences. Both Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette are sold in in medium volume because of needing to use more than Perfume.

Lastly, Eau de Cologne has up to 7% perfume concentration. It is refreshing for hotter climates and can be reapplied as needed because of the quick evaporation. Eau de Cologne is sold in larger lots and tends to be the least expensive. Enjoy exploring and purchasing the different type of fragrances whether it be a Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette or Eau de Cologne with our our discounted prices. Use our coupon code to increase your savings beyond the already discounted prices!

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