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Different types of fragrance & Perfume

Every time you decide to surf the Internet or watch TV, you may have seen an advertisement for perfume. It sounds attractive, and you may have been convinced by the advertisement. But which one should you buy?

There are different types of perfumes and fragrances found in the cosmetics industry. Many companies manufacture different collections of perfumes all over the world.

It’s nothing new; Instead, it is used from ancient times. But in the past, they were so expensive and unique that they were only made for royal families. However, all families from middle to upper class use it.

So let’s learn about the different types of fragrance and how to make them.

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Different types of fragrance & Perfume: What is perfume?

Perfume is an invisible part of your dress up that nobody can see but feel. It is a liquid substance that has a sweet, soft, or strong smell to be used in the human body. It contains alcohol, essential oils, and aroma.

Perfume has become part and parcel of our life, and people use it daily. Whenever we step out, it is the thing that we rarely forget to wear. Wearing this gives us confidence. There are also different types of perfumes found as follows.

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Types of perfume:

  • Perfume: This is also known as Extrait de parfum. This type of perfume has the maximum concentration of fragrance. Its concentration ranges from 15% to 40%, while the concentration of other perfumes ranges from 20% to 30%. So it lasts the longest, which is about 6 to 8 hours. Moreover, its price is also very high due to the high concentration.
  • Eau de Parfum: Eau de Parfum contains the highest concentration of fragrance after perfume. The concentration of perfume in it ranges between 15 to 20 percent. Due to its slightly lower concentration, it remains for 4 to 5 hours. Therefore, it is less expensive than perfume. It is best if you decide to put it on your sleepwear
  • Eau de Toilette: Eau de Toilette has an aroma concentration ranging from 5 to 15 percent. This lasts for 2 to 3 hours, which is relatively cheaper than the other 2 hours mentioned above. It is your ideal choice for daytime outfit
  • Eau de Cologne: Eau de Cologne has a low concentration of fragrance of about 2 to 4 percent but a high concentration of alcohol. Its effect remains for at least two hours, and it is more economical than other types. Comes in a trial pack and a large bottle.
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Different types of fragrance & Perfume: What is fragrance?

Perfume is a pleasant smell that comes from perfume or cologne. The scent can be sweet, romantic, strong, calm, etc. A perfume or cologne company has to purchase the fragrance to add to their products to make them more attractive to customers.

Customers usually buy perfumes or colognes depending on their choice of fragrance. There are different types of scents found in the cosmetics industry.

Types of fragrance

  • Floral: the scent of flowers like jasmine, violet, lily, rose, lavender, and so on. Females mainly use this flavor.
  • Fruity: the fragrance of fruits like berries, grapes, or peaches. Both men and women like this kind of smell.
  • Oriental: it is also known as “amber” fragrance. It is unique because it is composed of musk, spices, and precious woods. So this category consists of rich, glamorous aroma. It generally has a vibe of cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and pepper.
  • Woody: woods like sandalwood, rosewood, cedar, agarwood, pine, etc. are used to make woody perfumes. Most men love this kind of earthy smell.

Nice ingredients make the fragrance long lasting


Jasmine is a beautiful white flower with a distinctive scent, used in women’s perfumes. It is one of the most distinguished extracts used in perfumery.

 It is considered one of the expensive ingredients because of the difficulty of extracting it.

 From approximately 8,000 jasmine flowers, only 1 milliliter of scent can be made.


Lavender oil has a sweet and clever scent. However, the smell of this oil changes depending on the origin of the soil.

For example – the Dutch variety has a strong scent and on the other hand the French version has a sweet floral scent.

Most perfume companies tend to use lavender oil in men’s perfumes and colognes.


The oil extract of this wood has a soothing and soothing effect. It has a sweet floral scent. This oil is best for romantic relationships. It is a perfume suitable for both males and females.

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