Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilette: We Help You Choose

Updated on 8 May 2023

After hours of analysis and testing, here are our tips for choosing the option that best suits your needs or requirements.


Eau de parfum, for the ultimate in hold and intensity

  • More intense fragrance
  • 5-8 hour hold
  • Ideal for outings
  • Price tends to be higher

The Eau de parfum is characterised by a concentration of approximately 12-20% of aromatic essences, which gives it more depth and intensity. Its notes are persistent, and its character is powerful.

Thus, you can enjoy a good hold throughout the day or night. Because of its more intense profile, it is considered ideal for wearing on special occasions and outings, but it is also suitable for everyday wear, especially for those who want to highlight their perfume.

Due to its higher concentration, its price tends to be higher as well, but it is also more popular in the female sector.


Eau de toilette, a light and subtle option

  • Subtle, lighter fragrance
  • Ideal for summer or everyday use
  • 3-4 hour hold
  • Ephemeral intensity of aroma

With a concentration of around 7-12%, the eau de toilette is lighter, fresher and more discreet. More ephemeral, it lasts a few hours on the skin but generally needs to be reapplied during the day to continue to diffuse its notes.

This makes it particularly attractive in the warmer months and for younger profiles discovering the world of perfume. It is also often the most popular men’s formula.


In conclusion

In other words, the main difference between these two types of perfume lies in their concentration of aromatic essences, which influences the duration of the scent on the skin and the intensity of the fragrance, but also the price of the bottle. The best thing about it? Well, many fragrances are available as both eau de parfum and eau de toilette.

In short, the Eau de Parfum is particularly suitable for those who want to highlight the scent and leave a perceptible scented veil, as well as enjoy an intense hold that lasts almost all day. The Eau de toilette is more subtle, perfect for a discreet fragrance or for the summer months.



Translated by Ramsés El Hajje

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