Different Types Of Perfumes And How To Apply Them Correctly

Written by Indrani Karmakar  • 

There’s perfume, eau de toilette, eau de cologne, and aussi, eau fraîche. Most of us make the mistake of thinking, all colognes that come in a beautiful glass bottle and smell nice are perfumes. But they are all different and serve a different purpose depending on your needs. The pricing is one of the most noticeable differences between Parfum and other fragrances. We broke out the key distinctions across fragrance families, and made a handy reference guide for you to use as you shop. Read on to know them all!

  • Parfum
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Perfume concentrations range from 20% to 30%, with parfum being the highest. Because of this, its fragrance stays strong for the longest time (around 6-8 hours) and hence, it commands the highest price.

  • Eau de Parfum

The runner-up is Eau de Parfum, with a scent concentration of 15–20%. Typically, the fragrance will linger for around five to seven hours, and it will cost less than pure perfume.

  • Eau Fraiche
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Much like Eau de Parfum, the scent of Eau Fraiche can linger on the skin for up to two hours. However, only 1-3% of the aroma is actually present in the product. Despite this, Eau Fraiche is mostly water and contains just a trace of alcohol.

  • Eau de Toilette

Eau de Toilette contains a concentration of scent between 5% and 15%. One of the most common and widely accessible varieties of perfumery, it is also more affordable than Eau de Parfum. The scent might linger for a few hours.

  • Eau de Cologne
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When compared to those other forms of perfumery, the concentration of aroma in Eau de Cologne is significantly lower. Typically, the alcohol content makes up the remaining 94–96%. Because of this, Eau de Cologne can be more affordable, but its scent disappears after only two hours.

How To Choose Perfume?

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Choose a concentration of perfume that suits your needs or the environment. Remember that a higher fragrance concentration results in a more long-lasting and strong odor. As a case study, Eau de Toilette is often regarded as the ideal fragrance for casual, everyday wear. It has a weaker odor and disappears from the skin within a few hours. In addition, its high notes are the ones that stand out the most. Extra-long-lasting fragrances include Eau de Parfum and Parfum. This allows for the development of not just the highest notes but also the intermediate notes. Because of their concentration, Eau de Parfum & Parfum are ideal for use as a nighttime fragrance.

Tips For Applying Perfume

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Perfume should be applied on pulse points or places where the veins are near the skin. In this way, the aroma of your perfume will be more apparent. Perfume should be applied to a man’s neck, behind the ears, shoulders, lower jaw, chest, forearms, inside sides of his hands, & wrists. Perfume is best applied by women to the hair, stomach, and chest, as well as behind the ears, under the jaw, at the fingertips, on the inside sides of one’s elbows, and on the wrists. However, some areas are off-limits. Avoid getting perfume in sensitive areas such as around your eyes and armpits. Some individuals apply perfume & walk about “wrapped” in the smell, yet the scent quickly dissipates. Some people use just a few drops, yet the subtle yet delightful bouquet of smells lasts for hours after application. It is not just the smell of the scent itself, but how it is applied, that makes a difference.

When picking up perfume liquid, it’s important to think about your own personal preferences. Migraine sufferers, for instance, may experience an attack if exposed to a very potent odor. As a result, people need to look for items with a minimal amount of fragrance added. It only takes 2 or 3 clicks. If you’re worried about applying too much perfume, it’s safer to use less. You probably still smell it on yourself, even if you can’t put your finger on it. Make sure the perfume is applied properly. You won’t get the most out of your fragrance by spraying the air and walking through the scent’s droplets, or by putting it on your wrists and rubbing them together. In addition, they could unpleasantly alter the scent. Perfume has to be reapplied throughout the day. All smells, no matter how strong, eventually fade away.

Do not spray perfume on the garments. Fabric-degrading oils and alcohol might be present in the perfume. It works best when applied to freshly showered skin while the pores are still open. As a result, the fragrance will remain “fixed” on the skin for longer. You might also try a different fragrance than that you already have. Invest in four distinct fragrances: one for the warmer months, another for the cooler months, a third for formal occasions, and a fourth for a night out. So, what is your favorite smell when it comes to perfumes? Let us know in the comments section!

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