Welcome to our educational series, where we breakdown all there is to know about the fragrance world. We’re committed to creating confident, informed consumers, starting with you. Last time we defined top, middle & base notes. Here, we’ll finally clear up the difference between EDP, EDT vs EDF.
You may have seen these terms before, in tiny letters on your fragrance bottle. The difference between each formulation is the amount of essential oils and type of notes present in the fragrance. A higher concentration of essential oils means the fragrance is stronger and the scent will typically last longer on your skin. Heavier notes like Vanillas or Musks may also last longer than a breezy Citrus note. The length of time a fragrance lasts also really depends on your skin—some skin types hold a scent perfectly while others soak it up very fast. Here’s an easy breakdown of each type or formula we carry.
EDP aka Eau De Parfum
Meet our most potent formula, containing our highest concentration of essential oils. It’s the most widely used type of fragrance in the industry. This is the kind of formula you spray on in the morning and maybe once again in the late afternoon or in the evening before happy hour. Generally, you don’t have to use as much for a long-lasting scent, depending on your skin type.
EDT, aka Eau De Toilette
Much more chic than its literal translation, eau de toilette is lighter than eau de parfum but still strong enough to last through a coffee date or brunch. We recommend spritzing a few times during the day if you’d like to keep the scent on your skin.
EDF aka Eau Fraiche
Just a hint of scent, EDF is equivalent to a mist, with the lowest concentration of essential oils of all formulations. This fragrance is great for a refreshing spritz anytime you’d like a little pick-me-up.