01. Eau de cologne
02. Parfume extract
03. Eau de parfum
Perfumes don’t all have the same concentration! Find out the differences between eau de cologne, eau de parfum and perfume extract! If you already know a little about how to make a perfume, an eau de toilette or an eau de cologne, read on: we’ve got a few more things to teach you!
Which concentration for which fragrance?
Every fragrance has its own concentration, but what is it exactly? Read on and we’ll explain everything about the types of fragrance concentrations!
Eau de cologne
Incredibly fresh with its characteristic citrus notes, eau de cologne has a fragrance concentration of around 2 to 5%, much less concentration than Perfume extract. In other words, it’s very volatile. If you’re looking for the “boosting” effect of an eau de cologne but still want something long-lasting, try our cologne-style eaux de parfum. With their aquatic scents of sea spray, aromatic herbs and citrus fruit, they have an addictive, invigorating fragrance. Our favorite scent? Eau de parfum 001 which features a combination of sparkling bergamot and orange blossom for the heart notes and musk for the base notes.
Extrait de Parfum
Usually with a concentration of over 20%, perfume extract offers the highest fragrance concentration. It’s known for its obvious and long-lasting scent with highest concentration of perfume oils. Perfume extract is undoubtedly a powerful option if you want your fragrance to last longer. However, if you don’t like a strong scent, it’s not for you!
Eau de parfum
With a concentration between 10 and 20%, eau de parfum is ideal for wearing every day. It offers a fairly strong scent and lasts well throughout the day with higher concentration than eau de cologne. What could be better? At Bon Parfumeur, we’ve made the decision to only create eaux de parfum. Used on their own or in combination thanks to our mix and match sets, our fragrances allow you to create your own perfectly balanced scent.
One thing to keep in mind while selecting the right fragrance for you is higher the concentration, longer the fragrance will last. Now that you know all about perfume concentrations, find out more about the unique world of perfumery and the techniques for making a perfume. To become an expert on perfume extracts, custom perfumes, eaux de senteur and how to make your own perfume, just read on!