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The Difference Between Eau De Parfum And Eau De Toilette

Take a look at our guide to the technical terms of the most common perfume intensity types.

Girls, if you're anything like us, you'll CONSTANTLY be shopping for your next perfume. And the most exciting thing about going on vacation is seeing your favorite fragrance discounted in the duty free shop.

But have any of you ever stopped to think about what the hell that label saying "eau de toilette" means and how it can alter the perfume itself? 

Well, it turns out that it can change things quite a lot as this describes the intensity of your chosen fragrance and the concentration of perfume to alcohol, or water.

Still not sure why this matters? Well, the type of perfume you buy can determine how many squirts you'll have to use in a morning to make sure it lasts, how suitable it is for sensitive skin and just how expensive it really should be.

Take a look at our guide to the technical terms of the most common perfume intensity types, and what they mean:

1. Parfum

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2. Eau De Parfum

3. Eau De Toilette

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4. Eau De Cologne

5. Eau Fraiche

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