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Parfum vs. EDP vs. EDT: What You Need to Know

Parfum vs. EDP vs. EDT: What You Need to Know
Parfum, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette…

You’ve probably seen these terms on countless fragrance bottles.

But do you know what they actually mean?

Keep reading for all you need to know about fragrance concentration, and how we use these labels at Commodity.

A Guide to Fragrance Concentration

Parfum, Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette are all degrees of concentration, which refers to the amount of fragrance oil in a scent.

Fragrances with higher concentrations have more oil and less alcohol. They also tend to have stronger, heavier scents.

The most common types are:

Parfum concentration
The highest concentration, consisting of anywhere from 15% to 40% fragrance, although most are generally between 20% and 30%.
Eau de Parfum Concentration
Eau de Parfum
Concentrations around 10% to 20%, with most landing right in the middle at 15%.
Eau de Toilette Concentration
Eau de Toilette
Concentrations between 5 and 15%, with most landing in the middle again at 10%.
Eau de Cologne Concentration
Eau de Cologne
Now marketed as fragrance for men, Cologne is actually a concentration. These have 2% to 4% fragrance, along with high concentrations of alcohol.
Eau Fraiche Concentration
Eau Fraiche
The lowest oil concentration at 1% to 3%, they contain less alcohol and are largely water-based.

This confusion is why we removed these terms from our lexicon at Commodity.

You can keep concentration in mind as you explore other fragrance brands, but pay it no mind at Commodity; we already removed the unnecessary jargon.

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