While buying your favourite duty free perfumes, you might have come across terms such as Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Eau de Cologne. You may have also come across just Perfumes and Eau Fraiche – on some occasions as well. Each of these terms have certain significance and in order to decide what perfume is the best for you. Of them all the popular 3 are EDT, EDP and EDC.
Here’s decoding these terms and helping you understand, what the terms EDT, EDC and EDP mean and how are they different from each other.
Difference between Eau de Toilette (EDT), Eau De Parfum (EDP) and Eau De Cologne (EDC):
In simple words, the difference between EDT, EDP and EDC is actually related to their concentration in raw materials. When a perfume is created, its concentration is often defined in raw materials depending on the fragrances’ elegance and nature. The more concentrated a perfume is, the more it will last on your skin.
The duration for which a perfume lasts on your skin is also dependent upon the kind of ingredients it contains. For example sweet ingredients will naturally make the perfume last longer when compared to other types of ingredients.
Hence, pure of highly concentrated mix, are often labelled as just Perfumes. Whereas the rest of them, also the majority of the duty free fragrances you may come across, will be one of the 3 – EDT, EDP or EDC.
The chart below and the further explanation of the famous 3 will clear all your doubts, and make you a better perfume shopper 🙂
#1. EDP (Eau de Parfum)
This has the strongest concentration out of the three and is therefore the most precious of the all. Perfect for your daily life, the EDP will stick to your skin almost the entire day. So you need not worry about re application of the scent.
#2. EDT (Eau de Toilette)
The EDT or eau de toilette is more concentrated, and is commonly found in perfumeries. Owing to its light concentration, the scent will last on your skin for about half a day. However, the amount of fragrance applied and quality of the skin are other factors that might change the duration of the scent having its effect.
#3. EDC (Eau De Cologne)
EDC stands for Eau De Cologne and is the kind of fragrance you would use when you need a real light fragrance. It is a very light and simple fragrance which is appropriate for both men and women. You would like to wear this kind of fragrance mainly in summers or while indulging in sports. The EDC perfumes are often made of citrus fruits, thereby explaining the tonic side of the fragrances belonging to the citrus olfactory family.
In addition to the three mentioned above, the Perfume which is also known as extract or pure perfume is even more powerful and subtle. This perfume should generally be saved for the most precious moments such as wedding of a close friend, a huge house party, an elegant dinner date and so on. What’s fascinating about the pure perfume is the fact that a few drops will suffice and would be strong enough to give you an everlasting, enchanting fragrance.
Eau Fraiche on the other hand will last for the shortest duration.
We hope we were able to solve your doubts regarding the difference in EDT, EDP or EDC and that you now know the kind of perfume to buy.
And here’s a quick link to help you check out the best of EDP, EDT and EDC Duty Free Fragrances.
Also at dutyfree.buzz you can compare the prices for your favourite duty free perfumes and celebrate the sheer joy of enchanting fragrances.
May you have a fragrant day ahead!