Don’t you get frustrated when the scent you were wearing faded just moments after you walked out of the house?
But don’t you drown yourself in the whole bottle of perfume just to make it last longer! 😦
It is important to look out for the concentration level of aromatic compounds when looking for a perfume that lasts. The concentration level present in a solvent determines the intensity and longevity of the fragrance.
For those who are new to perfumes, these are the three basic perfume classification to help you to look out for lasting fragrances:
1. Body Mist
2. Eau de Toilette (EdT)
3. Eau de Parfum (EdP)
Body Mist or Perfume Mist contains approximately 3-8% of aromatic compounds and only lasts for maximum 2 hours.
Eau de Toilette, commonly known as EdT for short, contains 5-15% of aromatic compounds that lasts for maximum 4 hours.
Eau de Parfum, or EdP for short, contains a higher concentration level of 10-20% that lasts for maximum 6 hours.
Next time when you are buying fragrances as a gift for your friend, remember to look out the perfume classification on the packaging. 😉