Fragrance Concentration

 

Eau fraiche

The most diluted version of fragrance, usually with one to three percent perfume oil in alcohol and water. Usually lasts for less than an hour.

Eau de Cologne

Light, fresh and fruity, typically composed of two to four percent perfume oils in alcohol and water. Usually lasts for about two hours.

Eau de Toilette

A light spray composition with five to 15 percent pure perfume essence dissolved in alcohol. Usually lasts for about three hours.

Eau de Parfum

Historically genderless, used to describe both men’s and women’s fragrances. Contains 15 – 20 percent pure perfume essence and lasts for about five to eight hours.

Perfume Oil

Slightly oilier, perfume, or parfum, is composed of 20 to 30 percent pure perfume essence. A single application of perfume can last up to 24 hours.