What’s Perfume Concentration?

Now you own different perfumes. You’ll wear something light, fresh and airy during daytime. You then switch perfume that is sweet, aromatic when you’re having fun in the nightclub or having a drink in the lounge. Have you ever wonder why some perfumes perform throughout the days while some fade away in the blink of an eye?

Now if you are reading this, you’ve probably tried to figure out the answer in the past right? Great, keep reading so you will understanding how long do perfumes last on your body.

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Perfume Concentration

Since fragrances are made up of varying levels of raw materials and perfume oils mixed with a solvent, the amount of raw material determines the scent’s staying power. While higher concentrations last longer, they are also typically the most expensive. Cologne, one of the lower concentrations, typically lasts around two hours. The rest of the scent strength categories are as follows:

  • Aftershave: Aftershave is the weakest fragrance scent, containing around 1% perfume oil and lasting around an hour. Aftershave typically contains soothing ingredients like aloe to heal the skin after shaving.
  • Eau Fraiche: Eau Fraiche is the lowest strength fragrance, made of 1-3% perfume oil and lasting less than an hour.
  • Eau de Cologne (Cologne): Cologne is another lower strength fragrance, running around 2-4% perfume oil. Cologne will last two to three hours before requiring reapplication.
  • Eau de Toilette (EDT): Containing around 5-15% perfume oil, Eau de Toilette has a strong initial scent, then fades to a much subtler smell before wearing off at the four- to seven-hour mark.
  • Eau de Parfum (Perfume): Perfume is a much higher strength fragrance, containing 15-20% perfume oil. Perfume lasts around five to eight hours.

Although cologne is considered a scent category, it’s often used as a blanket term for all men’s fragrances. However, you can check the bottle’s concentration level to determine which strength level your fragrance falls into.

One needs to know that there is no promise that each perfume category performs as stated above. The performance depends on various factors such as skin reaction, weather, how you store your perfume, etc.

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Finding the perfect concentration is an important step for fragrance lovers. The easiest way to test out how long your perfume will last on you is to use it and see the result. Then, wear it accordingly and reapply if necessary. Check out our large collection of fragrances collection to get started finding your perfect scent today.