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How Long Does Your Fragrance Last ? - Tips To Consider When Buying A Perfume

Have you ever been in a position whereby, you spray a perfume on your body and in a couple of hours, you cant smell the scent of the perfume anymore?. Well, most fragrances aren't meant to last all day.

The type of perfume you buy decides how long it will last on your body.So when buying a perfume, you must pay close attention to the bottle.

The reason why most people dont get the best out of the perfumes they buy, is because they are only attracted to the alluring scent of the perfume, without knowing the type of perfume they buy.

Fragrances comes in different concentrations.In perfumery, 'concentration' simply means the amount of essential/perfume oils extracted from natural ingredients in making a perfume.

The concentration determines the longevity of a perfume. If you are new to the world of perfumery, this article will help you to up game when it comes to perfumery.There are five different concentrations which include:

Eau Fraiche


Eau Fraiche perfumes has the least amount of oil concentration, usually with 1-3% perfume oil.Eau fraiche perfumes lasts only for hour or less on the skin. This is some kind of an aftershave perfume.


Eau De Cologne

Eau De Cologne perfumes usually has 2-4% of perfume oils, and tends to be used in fragrances for younger people.Typically,lasts for about 2 hours on the skin.


Eau De Toilette


Eau De Toilette perfumes has about 5-15% of perfume oils or concentration. A EDT(Eau De Toilette) perfume has a longevity of about 3 hours.


Eau De Parfum


Eau De Parfum versions of fragrances has the second highest concentration of perfume oils. EDPs contains about 15-20% of perfume oils.Perfumes in EDP concentrations lasts for about 5-8 hours. Some EDPs has 12+ hours longevity.


Parfum / Extrait De Parfum


Parfum / Extrait De Parfum is the most concentrated and most expensive of all fragrance options. It has a composition of about 20-30% of pure perfume oils. A single application can last up to 24 hours.


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