What is the difference between fragrance, cologne, perfume, eau de toilette....?
(am i missing anything else?)
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
fragrance would be the general term we use for all the others you have stated.
basically there are perfume, eau de parfum, ED toilette, and ED cologne.
the difference lies in the amount or concentration of oils used in the fragrance. highest is perfume, followed by EDP, then EDT then EDC. EDC is normally used for men's fragrances. hope this would help.
- 1 decade ago
Alcohol content (this is what dilutes the perfume oil and makes it less concentrated)
Parfum has a very minuscule percentage of alcohol content
Eau de parfum has the next highest alcohol content but it is still a small percentage
Eau de Toilette (litterally translated "toilet water") is higher in alcohol content
Cologne (the nicer way of saying "eau de toilette") has essentially the same alcohol content that Eau de Toilette does.
The more oil in the parfum the more expensive and concentrated it is
The more alcohol in the perfume, the more diluted and cheaper it isSource(s): I'm a beauty junkie :)
- 1 decade ago
perfume is the strongest. It has the most oil in it, so it stays on the longest.
I think eau de toilette would be next strongest
Generally, look at the pricing of it. If it is the same number of ounces, (example: 1.7 ounces) the most expensive one is the strongest.Source(s): I worked at Lancome.
- wolfwagon2002Lv 51 decade ago