Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fragrance Fact: Perfume vs Fragrance

The words "perfume" and "fragrance" are often used interchangeably. However, these words have different meanings. Fragrance is the term for all substance regardless of its concentration - Parfum extract, Eau de parfum, Eau de toilette or Eau de cologne, while perfume should only be used for those with highest concentration. While it is acceptable for a typical person to talk about fragrances using the term perfume, one should be aware of the difference and be careful when using the term technically.

More on fragrance concentration levels here.

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