What is the difference between the fragrance grades?

What is the difference between the fragrance grades?

Perfume types and properties

  • Perfume or perfume extract: 20-40% fragrance ingredients.
  • Eau de Parfum: 15-20% fragrance ingredients.
  • Eau de Toilette: 5-15% fragrance ingredients.
  • Eau de Cologne: 2-5% fragrance ingredients.


Contains 20%-40% fragrance ingredients

Perfume contains the most fragrance ingredients, namely 20% or more. It is also called perfume extract. Perfume is the most concentrated form and has a long-lasting effect. You don't need a lot of perfume! The perfume you buy in the perfumery is very expensive for the average consumer.

Eau de Parfum  (EdP)

Contains 10-20% fragrance ingredientsn

Eau de Parfum means perfumed water. In addition to the Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum is also a widely sold variant with 10-20% fragrance ingredients. The scent lasts a long time and you can use it throughout the day.

Eau de Toilette  (EdT)

Contains 5-10% fragrance ingredients

Eau de Toilettes have 5-10% fragrance ingredients. This is a widely sold variant of perfume, because it is cheaper than an Eau de Parfum and perfume. Because it contains fewer odor components, it does evaporate faster. It was originally intended as a morning perfume.

Eau de Cologne (EdC)

Contains 2-5% fragrance ingredients

Eau de Cologne means Cologne water. It is a fragrant liquid used to smell good. Nowadays the term Eau Fraiche is increasingly used. Eau de Cologne contains relatively fewer fragrance components than Eau de Toilettes, Eau de Parfums and perfumes.

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