So what's the difference eau de toilette vs eau de parfum?
First of all, a perfume is developed from raw materials transformed into a concentrate (an oil in fact) which will be later diluted in a mixture of water and alcohol. It is the percentage of concentrate used that will determine the "category" of the perfume. We will then speak of eau de parfum, eau de toilette or even eau de cologne... Indeed, the concentration of a perfume will depend on the proportion of odorous molecules, also called oils, present in a composition. Therefore, the higher the concentration of a perfume, the greater its performance (wake and longevity) will be. Attention, the holding of a perfume also depends on your skin. We tell you all about which perfume for which skin type in the section how to choose your perfume.
When a perfume is developed from a concentrate of more than 20%, it is called perfume extract. It is the noblest and most intense version that exists in perfumery. The perfume extract is the only form of perfume which makes it possible to reveal all its notes. A few drops are enough to perfume oneself with perfume extract. The trail is supremely marked and at Bon Parfumeur we advise you not to abuse it! The perfume extract is relatively rare in perfumery because it is not practical to use.