” width=”600″ height=”600″ />There is such a point of view that a person, choosing a partner for himself, very often pays attention to the smell. It takes a very long time for the perfumer to create the perfect combination of perfumed essences, so that this smell harmoniously “lays down” on the human body. Then this essence, that is, the composition of smells, appears on shop windows in the form of perfumes, colognes, perfumed and toilet waters. Cologne and perfume – this is understandable, but what is the difference between eau de parfum and toilet water? Let's try to figure it out.
In general, the term itself and the concept of “toilet water” appeared precisely in France of the nineteenth century, which means a perfume that was made on the basis of mixtures of fragrant oils. Eau de toilette was intended to flavor the human body. Also, eau de parfum is often called a “daytime” fragrance, since, unlike perfume itself, eau de parfum contains much less fragrant oils, has less persistence, less intense and long-lasting aroma that will not irritate others. For today, eau de parfum is the most popular and in demand, so it combines price-quality ratio.
What is the composition of perfume products? In principle, it is the same everywhere, it differs only in the percentage of its ingredients: essential oil extract, alcohol, various dyes, distilled water. Eau de parfum is more saturated, it contains 15 – 20% essential oil extract for 90% alcohol. In toilet water, the concentration of essential oils is somewhat lower: 5 – 10% for the same 90% alcohol.
Any fragrance is multi-layered and multi-layered, it has three stages in which it is revealed. The first level of fragrance is light essences that attract attention. The second level is the middle one, as a rule, it is called “heart notes”. And the last level consists of the most saturated components, which tend to appear after some time. In perfume, all components are initially enhanced, compared to toilet water. Therefore, eau de parfum creates a very persistent fragrance, while eau de toilette gives only a slight trail of smell.
Accordingly, since the components that make up the eau de parfum are initially more saturated, the persistence of the perfume is much higher than that of toilet water. Perfume can be stored on the body and hair for three to eight hours. The most interesting thing is that the durability of a perfume is in no way dependent on the amount applied. If there is too much perfume, the aroma will turn out to be overly harsh and even unpleasant. Eau de toilette is less persistent, it can last for several hours, about two to three. In addition, it can be applied several times a day. Moreover, each aroma falls on a single person in completely different ways, individually. And not only the fragrance itself can be different, but also its durability.
Toilet water, which is not so saturated, is usually applied for daytime use. It has a rather discreet, light aroma, so it is ideal for ordinary pastimes: work, leisure, shopping and so on. If you have a planned party or dinner party, then it is better to use eau de parfum. Since such an event requires more sophistication and mystery, then your fragrance should be kept in the same spirit. If you choose the wrong fragrance, then the harmony of your image can be irreparably damaged.
Perfumed and eau de toilette are produced in the widest range of fragrant essences. Eau de toilette, as a rule, is available both with and without a spray bottle. Perfume, on the other hand, is usually produced always with a spray gun so that the fragrance evenly lies on the skin.