What is the Difference Between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum?

The difference between Eau de Toilette (EDT), Eau de Parfum (EDP), and Eaude Cologne (EDC) is one of the things you should consider when purchasing perfumes.

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Pure Perfume

In pure perfume, the concentration of the essence of the perfume is between 15-30%. Eau de perfume is the strongest form of the perfume, has the ability to stay on the skin for a long time. The feature called as “depth” is most intense in this form.

Pure perfumes can stay for 6+ hours depending on the oil content of the skin that affects directly perfume retention duration. This is why in a very dry skin perfume becomes much more permanent if moistened with a lotion containing the scent of the perfume.

EDP (eau de parfum)

Edp is the one with 8-15% essence of pure perfume. Its permanence is still high and is between 3 and 5 hours, but these figures are only average values. There may be perfumes remaining for up to a day depending on your skin type. If you spray it on clothes that are not washed frequently such as coats, coats, or scarves, the scent may be preserved for weeks.

Difference between perfume concentrations

EDT (eau de toilette)

Eau de toilette is the lighter form of EDP and has a perfume concentration of 4-8%. EDT perfumes’ permanence is between 2-4 hours. It is important to note that In most perfumes, apart from concentration level of its essence, there are also other differences between EDT and EDP versions of the perfume.

For example a shalimar has an extremely intense smell of vanilla, incense and leather. So the perfume seems to be more suitable for winter. Let’s say you do want to use your favorite perfume in the summer and not want to spread a suffocating air around. Best choice would be using EDT version of your perfume. In EDT version, heavy essences in the contents are removed but replaced with lighter items that do not disturb the characteristic of the fragrance. While EDP version have dizzying, aphrodisiac effect, while EDT is lighter, cheerful and easy to carry.

Considering shalimar example again, EDP version is in the oriental-spicy class, while its EDT is classified only as oriental. While there are eighteen different scents in EDP as top, middle and bottom notes, the number in EDT is seven. However, EDT version with seven notes does not lose the characteristic of the perfume while it is more lighter. The difference can be detected by only careful noses. EDP is an animal-smoked-vanilla bomb while EDT is more floral and docile. Although EDP seems to be advantageous in terms of strength, EDT perfumes can be preferred by those who do not want to smell too assertive.

EDC (eau de cologne)

EDC has a perfume concentration of 3-5% and has a durability of two hours. However, some oriental class perfumes’ EDC types may be close to EDP permanence. It is also possible that some perfumes have only EDC that can have lasting effect as EDP has.

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