What is the difference between Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne?
The differences are simply a matter of the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance. These oils are called "juice." The highest concentration of "juice" is in perfume (or parfum). Next would be Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette, and finally Eau de Cologne.
Actually, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne are generally interchangeable, particularly in Men's fragrances. After Shave has the least amount of oils. The higher the concentration of "juice" the longer your fragrance will last, and the less you need to apply.
Why do some fragrances seem to last much longer than others?
People with dry skin usually find their fragrance holding time shorter than those with oily skin because oily skin has more natural moisture to hold in the fragrance.
PH levels (amount of acidity in our skin) also varies slightly from person to person. Our individual levels of PH will determine how each ingredient in a fragrance will react.
How can I make my scent last longer?
Fragrance lasts longer on some people than on others because of differences in our skin (oily or dry) and in our PH levels. To achieve a longer effect, try layering your fragrance. Using the fragrance bath gel, (if the company offers one), then the moisturizer or powder, and then the Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum or Eau de Cologne, will usually have a longer lasting effect.
Also, apply your fragrance low on the body, as well as behind your ears and on your neck, so that the scent rises and you won't lose it as quickly. A light spray on the hair can last all day.
After showering, I use 2 very very quick squirts (upper right and lower left torso) of Pleasures and 2 (upper left and lower right) of Jacomo de Jacomo, then run it around so it gets on my wrists and forearms. They blend nicely; it's not overpowering, I get a lot of compliments and it lasts a long time.
If applying it without showering, I use half as much, because the oil in my skin keeps it working stronger and longer.
I have used this since 1999.
The smell is good for everyday use.
However, this shop only have "Cologne Spray" type not as described "Eau de Toilette" type.
Based on my knowledge, "Eau de Toilette" lasts longer so I prefer it.
Anyway, it was good deal and I stronly recommend this perfume at this store.
This is the favorite scent of all the men and women in our family. I usually buy it as gifts for the young men as it's a little too pricey for them at the rate they use it. But the women all love how they smell.
My husband loves this Cologne and I love when he wears it. It has a fresh, crisp smell.