- About Scents -
Essential oils are extracts of different plants that have specific fragrances and medicinal properties. These properties aren’t as concentrated as a pill or a drug, but they can have an effect on your body none-the-less. Some oils are relaxing. Some are invigorating. Some help you concentrate. Others boost your immune system. For this reason, using essential oils as perfume may not only smell great, but make your body and mind feel great as well.
Arenemi Club has taken the time to add the type of concentration of Essential Oils (PARFUM, EDP, EDT, EDC) in the description of each product. You should see its abreviation once you click on the picture so that you can make informed purchasing decisions.
The differences among these are the amount of essential oils in the fragrance. The most potent type of fragrance that you can buy is the straight perfume. Next would be Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette, and finally Eau de Cologne. The higher the percentage of essential oils the longer your fragrance will last, and the less you need to apply.
Perfume (Parfum): It is the strongest fragrance available, consists of a 15-30% concentration of perfume essence. This means that not only do you need to use less, but also that the fragrance lasts longer, typically for up to 6 hours, depending on skin type.
Eau De Parfum (EDP): It is lighter than Perfume, with an 8-15% concentration, but still has long lasting characteristics, from 3 to 5 hours. It is less expensive than pure perfume.
Eau De Toilette (EDT): It is lighter than EDP, with a 4-8% concentration of the essence. It usually lasts for 2 to 4 hours.
Eau De Cologne (EDC): It is lighter than EDT, often referred to just as Cologne and has the greatest dilution of fragrances with a 3-5% concentration of perfume essence. It usually lasts for 2 hours.
Tester: Testers are an excellent way to purchase a perfume or a cologne at a discount rate, without compromising on the quality. Testers are made by the manufacturer to help promote their fragrances. They usually come in a plain box and may have “Tester” somewhere on the bottle. They are not used. Testers contain the original quantity mentioned on the bottle.