Perfume strengths guide
The longest lasting perfume
At Match Perfumes all our perfume replicas are Eau de Parfum and contain the optimum percentage (14% - 20%) of the finest fragrance concentrates
Perfumes with a higher concentration contain more fragrance oils and less alcohol, therefore links to the longevity of the scent. Typically an EDT lasts just a few hours where as an EDP lasts about five to eight hours.
* In general, the higher the percentage, the longer it will last on your skin, and therefore, the higher the price.
Cologne (EDC) 2-4%
Eau de Toilette (EDT) 4-8%,
Eau de Parfum (EDP) 8-15%
* Source - The Perfume Society.
Eau de toilette vs eau de parfum
Many perfume houses offer their fragrances in both eau de toilette and eau de parfum. The bottles will often be labelled with the same name, however in most
cases the scents are tweaked to accommodate the different levels of concentrations used.
An eau de toilette would be a lighter, fresher version while the eau de parfum would be richer and more distinct.
Different notes carry different patterns of longevity which brings a contrasting dimension to the experience of the scent.
Stronger scents for longer lasting perfume
Perfume houses often re-launch an EDT in an EDP variant to stimulate desire for the latest product and appeal to a modern audience.
However if you like an EDT, an EDP variant may change the scent, so there’s no guarantee it will smell the same, it’s not just a case of it being stronger.