What is the difference between Eau de toilette and Eau de parfum?

What is the difference between Eau de toilette and Eau de parfume?

Beauty Perfumes

Many of us buy fragrance for ourselves - whether it's a long-standing favorite or something new and fresh to mix things up a bit - but how many of us know actually the difference between an Eau de Parfum (EDP) and an Eau de Toilette (EDT)?

The scent of a fragrance itself will obviously be a big deciding factor when buying perfume, as perhaps the bottle it is home in, the packaging, the reviews, the 'face' of the brand, etc. There are many factors that can come into play when making the ultimate decision to buy fragrance, but do you ever wonder what the difference is between Eau De Toilette and Eau De Perfume?

Difference between EDT and EDP?
People often get confused if they can use an EDT on themselves if it's for the bathroom and who knows what else. As it turns out, the difference between EDP and EDT formulas is plain and simple - the concentration of perfume oil.

But what does 'concentration' mean? Well, in a nutshell, the strength of the scent. Perfumes with a higher concentration contain more perfume oils and less alcohol, and are therefore related to the longevity of the fragrance.

What is an Eau De Perfume?
One of the most common fragrance types and between 12% and 18% concentration, the EDP will last for around four to five hours, making it the perfect evening scent. Although EDP fragrances contain a higher concentration of alcohol, it is actually better for sensitive skin than other fragrance types.

Here are some of our most popular Eau de Perfume's on offer if you need some inspiration.. .

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Perfume Spray 50 ml SHOP NOW

Moncler Pour Homme Edp Spray 60 ml SHOP NOW

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Edp Spray 30 ml SHOP NOW

Armani Code Le Parfum Edp Spray 75 ml SHOP NOW

Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Poudree Edp Spray 30 ml SHOP NOW

What does Eau de Toilette mean?
Cheaper than an EDP due to its typically lower concentration (between 8% and 12%), the EDT is another very popular type of fragrance available. Usually lasting between two to three hours, EDTs are commonly synonymous with daytime wear, while EDP would be considered a 'nightwear' fragrance. Fun fact: EDT comes from the French expression "faire sa toilette", which means to get ready.

Would you like to try a new Eau de Toilette? Take a look at our most popular...

Gucci Guilty Pour Femme Edt Spray 50 ml SHOP NOW

Gucci Bloom Edt Spray 50 ml SHOP NOW

Dior Miss Dior Originale Edt Spray 50 ml SHOP NOW

Chloe Rose Tangerine Edt Spray 75 ml SHOP NOW

J.P. Gaultier Le Male Edt Spray. 125 ml SHOP NOW

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