What's The Difference Between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum? & Where To Apply Your Fragrance!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Do you find yourself browsing the fragrance section of department stores or boutiques and wondering what the difference is between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum, and if there really is one?

What I can confirm with you is yes, there is indeed a difference, and if you keep reading you will find out. Oh, and I have even added a list of where to spritz your favourite scent to make it wear to its full potential (you're welcome)! 

What's The Difference Between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum?

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Eau de Toilette:
Eau de Toilette is the most popular form in which fragrance is sold.

Eau de Toilette is a lightly scented perfume; think of it as a skin freshener. It is sometimes referred to as “aromatic waters”.

Eau de Toilette has a high alcohol content and can generally contain up to around 10% aromatic oils.

Eau de Parfum:
Eau de Parfum tends to wear longer once applied.

The concentration of oils in Eau de Parfum is generally over 15%, sometimes reaching as high as 20%. However, with this extra aromatic oil content comes a higher price tag.

Weighing it up:

If you are looking for a temporary yet cost effective product, then Eau de Toilette is a better choice. On the other hand, if you are longing for a product with a longer lasting scent, Eau de Parfum might be a better choice.

Where To apply Your Fragrance!

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The best place to apply your fragrance of choice is on your pulse points. These are:

  • On the nape of your neck.
  • Behind your ears.
  • Inside your elbows.
  • On your wrists.
  • The crease behind your knees.

Which do you prefer to buy? Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum?


Note: opinions are my own, results will vary on different individuals.

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