How Can We Differentiate Between Water Perfume, Cologne, and Eau De Toilette

Perfumes are sometimes very confusing to make a real difference among them when it comes to scents, senses, and tastes.
Experts tend to make a specific difference between them. The term fragrance, comes from the word ‘fragrant’. It mean “a pleasant, sweet scent”. Therefore, any object associated with this word means anything that enhances the smell of another object to your others’ liking. Others identifies it as the sense, the perfect odor or their tastes. In addition, most people support the idea associated the idea to refer it to perfume and cologne.
A perfume brand can be either unisex, for women or men, but each targets a specific taste or basically a preference for some special taste, sense or brand. For some specific marketing reason or bottle content, manufacturers would label their brands as Eau de cologne, Eau de toilette and Perfum Water ou Eau de parfum respectively.
Rather, it is important that we understand some of these terms to be able to comprehend what these are for and how or when they are used. With that said, below I explain the 5 different types of fragrances.
1. Perfume
With more than 20% oil concentration, you are likely to still notice your fragrance working from morning to evening. Perfumes have the highest fragrance concentration and would last the longest among all other types: usually six to eight hours. But, they will fall on having the highest price.
People with sensitive skin may do better with perfumes as they have far less alcohol than other fragrance types and therefore are not as likely to dry out the skin.
2. Eau de Parfum or Perfume Water
The next highest fragrance concentration would be eau de parfum (EDP) with oil concentration between 15 to 20%. On average, you can get a solid four to five hours of your fragrance working hard.
No matter what the occasion is, this fragrance type can be more reliable than others and is relatively less expensive than perfume.
3. Eau de Toilette
Eau de toilette (EDT) has a fragrance concentration of between 5% to 15%. It is cheaper than the EDP and is one of the most popular types of fragrance available. It will normally last two to three hours and is considered by some as daywear (while EDP is considered nightwear).
The term Eau de toilette came from the French term “faire sa toilette” which means getting ready. If you wear this on a daily basis, I would suggest that you have a small container where you can bring it with you most of the time.
4. Eau de Cologne
Eau de cologne (EDC) has a much lower fragrance concentration (about 2% to 4%) than the EDT with a high alcohol content, and therefore is cheaper than those above. It generally lasts for up to two hours.
EDCs mostly come in bigger bottles as more of these fragrances should be worn. Originally, Eau de cologne is referred to a traditional recipe that used herb and citrus notes with little anchoring with base notes.
5. Eau Fraiche
Eau fraiche is quite similar to EDC in that the scent will last for up to two hours. However, it has an even lower fragrance concentration of only 1% to 3%.
While eau fraiche has a low fragrance concentration, it does not contain a high amount of alcohol. Along with the fragrance, the remainder of Eau fraiche is mostly water so this is also good for those with sensitive skin.
Beyond this list, there are even more different kinds of fragrances such as mists and aftershaves. Higher end fragrances can cost a significant amount of money so doing research beforehand will ensure that you get the type of fragrance you are looking for.
Along with fragrance types there are also fragrance notes which determine the final scent. While perfume lovers don’t need to be an expert, it is important to know basic things to allow you the opportunity to identify the right scent according to their taste.