There are five main types of perfumes.
Also known as pure perfume or extrait de parfum, it has the most concentrated form of perfume. Due to its concentration of between 15% to 40% fragrance oil that ensures long-lasting wear, parfum also commands the highest price tag. It's recommended for those with sensitive skin, due to lowest amounts of alcohol.
Eau de Parfum (EDP)
One of the most popular fragrance varieties, eau de parfum has a concentration of between 10% to 20% fragrance oil. On the skin it'll last between four to five hours; many recommend that it's best worn in the evening or during winter.
Eau de Toilette (EDT)
An excellent choice for summer due to it's light composition, eau de toilette is best described as ''grooming water''. Eau de toilettes contain between 5% to 15% aromat compounds and achieve greatest longetivity when worn or on clothes.
Eau de Cologne
While the term ''cologne'' is popularly used in reference to men's fragrance, eau de cologne is a perfume concentration that contains between 2% to 6% fragrance oils.
Translating to ''fresh water'', eau fraiche lives up tp it's name as the lightest perfume available. Containing just 1% to 3% essential oils.