Basic Perfumes FAQs
Each perfume is comprised of many different scents, that are called “notes.” Top notes are very light and last just a few minutes (5-10 minutes). Middle notes become apparent in about 15 minutes after application. These can last up to an hour or more. Bottom notes are the heavier ingredients. These last the longest, usually for several hours.
What is the difference between perfume, EDP, EDT and EDC?
The amount of oil (called juice) makes the difference between all these. The more the concentration of the oil the more intense is the aroma. The highest concentration of oil is found in perfume. The next highest concentration, in decreasing order, is found in Eau de Parfum (EDP), Eau de Toilette (EDT) and Eau de Cologne (EDC).
What are notes?
There are essentially three different scents in a perfume and these are called notes. The top notes can be smelled first and last for about 10 minutes. The middle notes emanate after about 15 minutes of application and can last up to an hour or more than that. The bottom notes are heavier and can last for several hours.
Some fragrances are longer lasting? Why is it so?
The smell of perfumes depends on the skin type and PH level of people. Dry skin absorbs the perfume faster and the perfume fades quicker. Applying a matching body oil or lotion can extend the lasting effect of a perfume.
How long does a perfume last?
The best fragrances smell their best for about 4 hours or more. Some perfumes last throughout the day but the aroma fades gradually. You may want to reapply for a stronger scent.