What is the difference between 'eau de parfum' and 'eau de toilette'?


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Yo Kass answered


The amount of "essence" contained in the product determines how it is labelled. The order from highest to lowest concentration is:

  • Perfume
  • Eau de Parfum
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Eau de Cologne.

My girlfriend used to work in a perfume shop and she'd hate it when men would ask for cologne assuming that all men's fragrances were sold at that concentration.

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Eva Johns answered

The differences are simply a matter of the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance. The highest concentration is in pure perfume (or parfum). Next would be Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette, and finally Eau de Cologne.

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Roxanna Natasha answered
"eau de toilette" lasts longer, it's stronger, fancier, celebs prefer it more & it's more expensive. It's also sometimes specially made for brands & celebrities or very rich people. Not all the time but usually.

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