Colloquially we call perfumes all fragrances, regardless of their form. However, most often in your collection there are definitely more popular eau de parfum or eau de toilette. How are they different from perfumes? The lasting and intensity of perfumes depend not only on the skillful selection of notes, but above all on the appropriate concentration of fragrance oils. Depending on their percentage content, we are talking about perfumes either eau de parfum or eau de toilette.
Perfumes (Parfum) contain the most aromatic oils – from 22% up to 40%. Their fragrance can last for many days.
Eau de Parfum (EDP-Eau de Parfum) contains from 10% to 18% of essential oils, they keep the smell for up to two days.
Eau de Toilette (EDT) is the name for a fragrance with oil concentrations in the range of 4-12%. It stays on the skin for few hours.
Eau Fraiche has the lowest content of fragrance oils, from 1% to 3%. It is used more often for subtle refreshing, especially during the summer.
Top notes are the smell that reaches you first. Intense, dominant, fresh, but quite quickly gives way to the next notes.
Heart notes appear a few minutes later, and their fragrance stays on the skin for a long time. Heart notes are the soul of the perfume that you get to know for a moment after you have experienced the first impression.
Base notes are the real depth of the perfume. This is what underlies their creation and unites the whole. These notes open at the latest and stays with you till the end.