Eau de Parfum & Eau de Toilette
Going through all the boxes and labels of my old perfumes, there is actually something that differentiates how long a perfume’s scent can last on you and your clothes. The key words are: PARFUM or TOILETTE.
So I don’t know about you but the French language has never been something that I’ve been super familiar with.
Here are a few major difference between them two:
- Eau de parfum — literally translates to “water of perfume”. Typically more expensive, this is a perfume that is made with high concentration of perfumed oils compared to water and/or alcohol. A couple drops will last you you the whole night, even if you feel like you can’t smell it anymore — chances are you are just used to it already.
- Eau de toilette — literally translate to “water of toilet”. These perfume will be less expensive because the water/alcohol content is much higher. The scents of these perfumes do not last as long but this can be good for people that enjoy and prefer the more subtle lightness of a scent.
All the perfumes I’ve always gotten have been Eau de parfum, which proably explains why they’ve been $70+ but they always last for a long time so that justifies the purchase!
I currently have about 4 perfumes/perfumed lotions that I switch around through out the week. Listed by my most frequently worn to least…
- Lola by Marc Jacobs
- Poppy by Coach
- Pure Seduction Lotion by Victoria Secret
- White Citrus Body Cream by Bath & Body Works
As much as I love all of them, I’m kind of getting a little tired of the scents. Maybe it’s because I wear them so often but I’m thinking that I need some change!
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GOOD LUCK & HAPPY SCENTS ALL AROUND :)