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A question which appears to many when visiting a perfume house or store, what is the difference between Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette?


As a Fashion and Beauty enthusiast, I find utter importance in distinguishing small differences in products and determining as well as educating my readers on beauty basics such as what I am about to tell you today.

There are countless terms in the world of scents, but two of the most commonly used terms are often misunderstood or even remain unknown to many women. One should know that the difference between Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette is centered on the concentration of the perfume. 

Eau de Parfum: A solution of 10 to 15 percent perfume with alcohol

Eau de Toilette: A solution of 3 to 8 percent perfume with alcohol/water.

Now that you can identify the difference between the two, it is up to you to decide whether you wish your scent to be softer in perfume concentration, or stronger and thus decide on which version of the scent to purchase.