Eau de parfum or perfume oil - what are the differences?
Eau de Parfum
The Eau de Parfum consists of alcohol, water and essential oils (or fragrances that have been produced synthetically). The difference between Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilette lies in the concentration of fragrance oils. The proportion of essential oils in an Eau de Parfum is between 8 and 15%.
If an eau de parfum contains the addition "Intense", the fragrance oil concentration is up to 20 percent. A Parfum Extrait describes a 15 to 30% concentration of the fragrance composition. The high concentration is the reason why an eau de parfum lasts a long time and can be used sparingly.
Eau de Toilette
An eau de toilette is a scented water with a perfume oil content of 6 - 9%. Eaux de toilette are usually fresh and light and can therefore be applied more generously to the body. The name Eau de Toilette has to do with the use of perfumed water in the Middle Ages. At that time it was used for personal care as well as for cleaning. Cloths called “toile” in French were used for this purpose. The word “Eau” means “water” and this is where Eau de Toilette came from.
Eau de Cologne
An Eau de Cologne has the lowest fragrance oil concentration at 3 - 5% and is a very light, usually fresh scent. The original recipe for Eau de Cologne goes back to the pharmacist Johann Maria Farina, who created a light perfume in Cologne in the 18th century and thus produced the first cologne water.
In contrast, perfume oils do not contain alcohol. The ethereal Fragrance oils are not combined with water and alcohol, but are embedded in one or more carrier oils. The concentration of the fragrance essences is high and since oils release the scent slowly, the scents are long-lasting and subtle. Without alcohol, perfume oils are an ideal perfume alternative for sensitive skin.
Natural cosmetics perfume oil is made from 100% natural flowers, fruit peels, spices or woods. Perfume oils were probably the first form of perfume that was deliberately used for scenting and seduction. Already in ancient times, essential oils were dissolved from plants that smelled good in order to use the characteristic scent for men and women.
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