Perfume is something which gathers attention, buying perfume is one of the most difficult tasks. The available perfumes are not only innumerable but the types of perfumes that are available are also huge. The cover of the perfume contains the concentration and the type of perfume written over it. Concentration in the perfume refers to the power of staying on the skin for a longer period, the higher the concentration refers to the greater amount of perfume oils present in the perfume and the amount of alcohol present is very less.
The perfume has several varieties namely: Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Cologne, Eau Fraiche and Parfum.
Eau de Toilette
The concentration or the amount of perfume oil present in Eau de Toilette is approximately 5% to 15%. The price of these types of perfumes are not very high but is very common among the public. The perfume generally lasts for about three hours and is generally used in the daytime because the fragrance is usually mild and fresh. The term Eau de Toilette had been derived from the french word “Faire Sa Toilette” which stands for getting ready.
Eau de Parfum
As Eau de Toilette is generally used in the daytime because of its fragrance, Eau de parfum is generally used during the evening. The concentration of the perfume oil is generally higher than eau de toilette, which is about 15% to 20%. As the concentration is higher, the amount of time for which the fragrance last is also higher, and can easily last up to five hours. These types of fragrances are generally used by people who have a sensitive type of skin which helps the perfume to blend easily.
Eau de Cologne
The concentration of perfume oils in Eau de Cologne is very less which is just 2% to 4% due to which these types of perfumes do not last long. Eau de Cologne usually stays for about two hours or so and is generally very cheap and comes in bigger bottles, more amount of cologne is to be used comparatively which allows the scent to mix with the signature scent of the person easily.
Eau de Fraiche
Eau de Fraiche is more or less similar to the Eau de Cologne as the concentration of perfume oil is almost 2% only and stays for about one, one and a half-hour. The amount of alcohol present in Eau de Fraiche is very less and it generally contains only water.
This perfume is something which is very pure and is generally the best, the concentration level of perfume oil is very high which is somewhere around 15% to 40%. The range of concentration is highly about 20% to 30%. These perfumes stay for a longer period of about 6 hours to 8 hours, the price for these perfumes are also very higher. The amount of alcohol present in parfum is relatively lesser as compared to other perfumes. Parfum goes very well with sensitive skin.
There are numerous sorts of perfumes available that charge different amounts of money depending upon the concentration and the elasticity of the perfume. Before deciding which perfume to you you must be aware of all the different types of perfumes that are available in the market and elasticity for all the perfumes. The costlier the perfume the longer it stays, basically the type of perfume in which the concentration of perfume oil is the highest stays for a long period. Like among the above-mentioned perfumes, Parfum has the highest concentration of perfume oil and stays the longest.
Other than the quality there are many other ways which make a particular fragrance to last a little longer. The perfume should be stored carefully. The container of the perfume should be kept away from humidity, heat and direct sunlight, rather should be stored in a cool dry place. Rubbing Vaseline on your skin before spraying the perfume helps the fragrance to stay for a longer period as on dry skin the fragrance gets evaporated quickly, using a fragrance-free lotion onto your dry skin before applying the perfume will also help it to stay longer.
A perfume or a fragrance should always be applied on to the skin and not on the clothing or fabric, as spraying the perfume on the fabric does not stay for a longer period and is also harmful to the fabric as well. As soon as you come out of your shower, applying the perfume instantly will help help the fragrance to remain on the skin due to the moisture present on the skin after a shower. The perfume should always be applied to the pulse points on your wrists or on to the areas that are warmer like the inner elbows, the warmer places help the fragrance to stay all day long while the pulse points help the fragrance to be distributed evenly which gives out a very pleasant fragrance.
In case you are using a strong smell, and you are very much obsessed with the same but sometimes you wish to use a mild fragrance of the same kind then you can simply use the trick of spraying some fragrance in the air and then quickly walk through it which spreads the fragrance evenly on your body and clothing and a mild fragrance will be present there all day long, which will help to smell wonderful for the entire day.
There is also a thing that a fragrance might smell differently on you and on your friend’s skin which is because of the different skin that you and your friend has. Dry skin and oily skin are generally the two classifications of skin, on which different fragrance go well as per the skin type. Also, every individual has their significant fragrance which when blended with the fragrance applied gives a different fragrance altogether which might be different for you and your friends.