Not All Perfumes Are Created Equal

When shopping for perfume, one will notice terms like ‘eau de toilette’ and ‘eau de parfum’. However, what is the difference between all the types of perfume?

Since you are reading this guide, I assume you are probably confused by all the different types of perfume available in the stores. Whether you are purchasing for yourself, significant other, parent, friend or dear pet, it is helpful to know the difference between the types of perfume in order to make the best decision.

Most perfumes are complex mixtures of natural ingredients, such as essential oils from plants, and synthetic compounds that help heighten the smell and its lasting effect. Perfume oil is generally diluted with a solvent because undiluted oils contain high concentrations of volatile elements that will very likely cause allergic reaction when applied to the skin. The most commonly used solvent is ethanol … read more »