Eau De Toilette vs Eau De Parfum
Sillage is one of the most significant factors when choosing your next fragrance but, what exactly are the differences in perfume concentration and how do they affect longevity and spray?
Fragrance is evocative, pairing memories, to emotions. Thus, making your signature scent extremely personal and relatable to your everyday life. Although there is very nuanced conversation around the topic, there is a very straight forward answer between the differences of both Eau De Toilette and Eau De Parfum.
"An eau de parfum has a higher concentration of fragrance oil than an eau de toilette. Generally, an eau de parfum is composed of 15% to 20% perfume oil, while an eau de toilette scales a little lower, ranging from 10% to 15%, according to Bee Shapiro, founder of the NYC-based clean fragrance line, Ellis Brooklyn.”
– Bee Shapiro, founder of Ellis Brooklyn
In comparison, an eau de parfum fragrances will tend to have a longer lasting and bolder scent, while eau de toilette will be less forward and dense in aromas. But, two fragrances with the same ingredients and different compositions will also smell much different, making each fragrance more personalized depending on desire and the wear of your skin.
In contrast, while concentration may be higher in a particular fragrance the ingredients of the perfume will also affect their longevity. For example, rose extract will tend to wear longer than a jasmine extract.
Although there is a much more forward answer to the question at hand, it is very subjective in the association you have towards a particular ingredient within each perfume! Find what type of concentration speaks to you, and take a dive into our favorite Eau De Toilettes and Parfums!