EDP & EDT Spray Perfumes
NOTE: THESE PRODUCTS DO CONTAIN ALCOHOL
Spray perfumes are made of water, alcohol and fragrance oil. Look out for the words EDT vs EDP in order to get a good idea of how strong your fragrance is likely to be. EDPs are stronger than EDTs.
- Eau de Toilette (EDT) contains between 4%-15% perfume oil. The rest being alcohol and demineralized water. EDTs tend to be lighter than EDPS and more focused on the top notes.
- Eau de Parfum (EDP) contains between 15%-22% perfume oil. The rest being alcohol and demineralized water. EDPS are very popular as they tend to be stronger and longer lasting than their EDT versions of the same perfume. EDPs have stronger base notes.
In the Middle East, companies tend to use a higher dosage as compared to their Western counterparts. In fact, most fragrances tend to be Extrait de Parfum, i.e. the concentration of perfume tends to be over 15% and upto 40%. A lot of niche perfume houses in the Middle East have introduced a range of Extrait fragrances. Depending on the fragrance, these can last in excess of 6-8hours.
(pls refer to 'Our Categories' menu on the left to breakdown Orientals vs. Occidental spray perfumes.