Eau de Parfum vs Eau de toilette? Revealing the competition for fragrance endurance. Discover which one leaves a lasting imprint on your skin.

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Which Lasts Longer: Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum?

Knowledge

03 Feb 2023

2 Min Read

By: Alireza Naghdian

Which Lasts Longer: Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum?

If you’re new to the world of fragrances (or you’ve just never had this question answered before), you’ve probably noticed that there are two main types of perfumes/colognes: eau de toilette and eau de parfum. As you’ve encountered these two types more and more frequently, you may have come to ask yourself, “Which lasts longer?” or “Which is more potent?”

Knowledge

03 Feb 2023

2 Min Read

By: Alireza Naghdian

We’re here to answer those questions, explain the differences between the types of fragrance, and help you decide which you prefer in the battle of eau de toilette vs. parfum.

We’ll also discuss each concentration and how that affects its potency and duration, then give a rundown of when you should wear each.

Eau de Toilette

Eau de toilette tends to have a 5-15% concentration (5-15% of the fragrance is the essential oils and extracts that give it its scent) and 80-90% alcohol, with a small percentage of water. Eau de toilette fragrances usually last between two and four hours.

Eau de Parfum

Eau de parfum usually has a higher concentration of fragrance than eau de toilette, between 15% and 20%. Thus, it has less alcohol and water, and EDP fragrances usually last four to six hours.

Comparison

As you can see, Eau de parfum and Eau de toilette differ based on their concentration percentage. While the exact percentages and durations can vary between brands and environmental situations, Eau de parfum will always be more potent and longer-lasting than Eau de toilette.

When Should You Wear Each?

You may wonder, “Why would I ever wear an EDT fragrance?” Well, eau de parfums and eau de toilettes are better geared for specific situations. 

Because Eau de toilettes are lighter and evaporate faster, they are better for warm months and daily wear. Also, since they have less concentration of fragrance, they tend to be cheaper than their eau de parfum counterparts. From a price point perspective, Eau de toilettes will almost always be more affordable. Eau de parfums, on the other hand, are more potent and longer-lasting, making them better for cooler months and nightly wear. Also, the lower alcohol content can be more accessible on sensitive skin.

Deciphering Fragrance Potency: Eau de Toilette vs. Eau de Parfum

The choice between Eu de toilette and Eau de parfum ultimately boils down to personal preference and the occasion. While Eau de parfum boasts a higher concentration of fragrance and longer-lasting potency, eau de toilette offers a lighter, more affordable option suitable for daily wear, especially in warmer months. Understanding the differences in concentration and duration allows you to make an informed decision based on your skin type, the climate, and the desired scent intensity. So, whether you opt for the lingering allure of Eau de parfum or the refreshing subtlety of Eau de toilette, embrace the variety and explore the world of fragrances to find your perfect match. If you're ready to embark on this olfactory journey, our online store offers a diverse selection to satisfy your curiosity and delight your senses.

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