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Perfume And Fragrances : Perfume Definitions

Perfume or Parfum:
Contains a highly concentrated amount of fragrance oil. This is the richest, strongest and longest lasting full-bodied fragrance. Perfume is the most expensive form of fragrance and contains 20 to 50% perfume compound.

Eau de Parfum:
A less concentrated form of perfume.
Contains approximately 10 - 20% perfume compound. Lasts between 3 and 5 hours.

Eau de Toilette:
A typically more diluted form of Eau de Parfum.
Contains approximately 8 - 10% perfume compound. Lasts between 2 and 4 hours.

Cologne, Women's:
A light form of fragrance with approximately 3 - 5% perfume compound. Lasts 2 to 3 hours.

Cologne, Men's:
More concentrated than women's cologne, contains 5 - 8% perfume compound. Lasts between 2 and 4 hours. Similar in strength to that of Eau de Toilette. By comparison, mens after shave usually contains only 3 - 5% perfume compound.

Perfume Compound:
The term used in the industry for the concentrated perfume or flavour mixture before it is diluted or used in fragrance products.

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