perfume ? fragrance?Cologne?Eau de toilette?

Whats the difference between these..? when to use ....

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Eau de toilette - It's not as concentrated as perfume so it won't last as long.

    Perfume - More concentrated than the eau de toillete so it will last throughout the day.

    Cologne - refers to men's fragrance.

    Fragrance - refers to all of the above; perfume, body sprays, eau de toilletes, body cream, body lotion, anything with a smell!

    Best of luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    this is the only difference...

    Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne are generally interchangeable, particularly in Men's fragrances.

    Eau de Cologne - least concentrated with fragrance lasting up to 1 hour

    Eau de Toilette - concentrated with fragrance lasting up to 2 hours

    Eau de Parfum - concentrated with fragrance lasting up to 3-4 hours

  • Fay
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Literally translated, I'm sure that is correct. A pure perfume is a concentrated oil. Alcohol is added to dilute it. The stronger perfumes- which are considered better quality- are not eau de toilette. Eau de Toilette is the "watered down version" I think "toilet water" is like saying, bathroom water- or a lighter, fresher version of perfume.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    parfum/perfume is generally much more concentrated & eau de toilette has a lighter fragrance....not as intense/strong as parfum.

    cologne is usually associated with mens fragrances.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There's no difference apart from 'cologne' generally referring to fragrance for men.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No difference really Cologne is generally for men though :-)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is no difference other than the words themselves,

    These are just different ways to say the same thing.

  • 1 decade ago


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