Eau de Parfum (EDP) is the strongest concentration of fragrance and usually lasts the longest on the skin. It contains a higher percentage of perfume oil and is great for special occasions or evening wear.
Eau de Toilette (EDT) is a lighter concentration of fragrance, containing less perfume oil. It tends to last for a shorter period and is suitable for everyday use.
Eau de Cologne (EDC) has the lowest concentration of fragrance oils and is usually more refreshing and citrusy. It is often used as a body spray or aftershave.
The longevity of a perfume depends on various factors, such as the concentration, formulation, and the individual’s body chemistry. On average, Eau de Parfum can last 6-8 hours, Eau de Toilette around 4-6 hours, and Eau de Cologne generally lasts up to 3-4 hours. However, these are rough estimates, and individual experiences may vary.
Perfumes should be stored in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Exposure to heat, light, and air can degrade the fragrance over time, so it is best to keep them in their original packaging or airtight containers.
Perfumes can deteriorate over time, especially if not stored properly. The fragrance may change in scent or become weaker. Generally, perfumes have a shelf life of around 3-5 years, though some may last longer. To ensure the best quality, it is recommended to use perfumes within their recommended period.
While it is possible to layer different perfumes, it can be tricky to achieve a pleasant scent combination. It is best to test the compatibility of fragrances on your skin before wearing them together. Additionally, some brands offer complementary fragrance combinations designed specifically for layering.