Eau Sauvage EDT v parfum

    Eau Sauvage EDT v parfum

    post #1 of 7
    Thread Starter 

    Morning folks. First time short time, here.

    I tried Eau Sauvage EDT in a department store and loved it. When I got home, I checked the perfume websites and found that there is also a parfum form of this fragrance, apparently released in the last year or two.

    So I have a specific question leading to a general one: †can I safely assume that the only diff between the EDT and the parfum is one of intensity? Or might there be some difference in formula between the two? If the latter is possible, how do I know if there is a difference to the nose without trying them both side by side? †Same question generally w regard to EDC forms and EDP forms (have to admit, the EDT v EDC v EDP †thing still puzzles me)?undecided.gif

    thanks in advance,

    post #2 of 7
    I think most people would say that there is a difference in formula also and not just concentration. I have both and while they don't smell exactly the same to me I do get some similarities. Personally can't pinpoint what the differences are though.
    post #3 of 7

    In my opinion, more than a difference of concentrations. In fact, at least to my nose, the different concentrations between the different versions/flankers point out quite different range of notes in both fragrances.†

    post #4 of 7
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by james1051View Post

    Morning folks. First time short time, here.

    I tried Eau Sauvage EDT in a department store and loved it. When I got home, I checked the perfume websites and found that there is also a parfum form of this fragrance, apparently released in the last year or two.

    So I have a specific question leading to a general one: †can I safely assume that the only diff between the EDT and the parfum is one of intensity? Or might there be some difference in formula between the two? If the latter is possible, how do I know if there is a difference to the nose without trying them both side by side? †Same question generally w regard to EDC forms and EDP forms (have to admit, the EDT v EDC v EDP †thing still puzzles me)?undecided.gif

    thanks in advance,

    Eau Sauvage EdT and parfum are very different (although there are some similarities). Those two are at the extreme end of the spectrum where differences between concentrations are concerned. Do not buy the parfum expecting a longer-lasting EdT!

    Unfortunately, although true in many cases, it is not as simple as 'more concentrated = greater longevity/intensity/whatever' and it is a matter of sniffing them for yourself or at least reading the reviews here to get some idea of the differences in specific cases. Examples:

    Terre d'Hermes EdT projects better and lasts longer than the parfum (on me - often these matters are a subject of debate and individual variation).

    Eau Sauvage parfum lasts much longer than the EdT but smells very different due to the addition of notes lacking in the EdT (eg. Myrrh).

    Voyage d'Hermes parfum lasts about the same time as the EdT (on me) but has a central rose note lacking in the EdT, which changes its character.

    Habit Rouge is one where the longevity follows the expected pattern (on me) but the various concentrations all have the notes in different proportions.

    And so on.....
    post #5 of 7
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks all for your replies.

    Read the thread on the reformulated ES on the Male Frag forum.

    When I got to the end I was thoroughly confused. Kind of a marketing nightmare, or so it appears to this outsider.

    Anyway, I sampled and liked the EDT and that is what I will buy. Will j,udge the parfum on its own merits, when I have the chance.

    post #6 of 7

    As a general rule from high to low concentration of fragrant stuff: parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne. Mind you, the difference between them might be more than just concentration. A noteable exception to the rule is Chanel No.5, where the parfum, eau de parfum and eau de toilette all smell very similar but aren't quite the same.

    Eau Sauvage Parfum doesn't equal a higher concentration/intensity of the normal Eau Sauvage EDT. For marketing purposes Dior chose to call it "La nouvelle intensit√©", (the new intensity) to confuse us but in actual fact they don't smell the same. Both should be judged on their own merits. Eau Sauvage Parfum isn't a parfum BTW, it's an†eau de parfum.

    A proper department store should have both the†Eau Sauvage EDT and†Eau Sauvage Parfum so you can smell them side by side.

    post #7 of 7
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeftusView Post

    As a general rule from high to low concentration of fragrant stuff: parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne. Mind you, the difference between them might be more than just concentration. A noteable exception to the rule is Chanel No.5, where the parfum, eau de parfum and eau de toilette all smell very similar but aren't quite the same.

    Eau Sauvage Parfum doesn't equal a higher concentration/intensity of the normal Eau Sauvage EDT. For marketing purposes Dior chose to call it "La nouvelle intensit√©", (the new intensity) to confuse us but in actual fact they don't smell the same. Both should be judged on their own merits. Eau Sauvage Parfum isn't a parfum BTW, it's an†eau de parfum.

    A proper department store should have both the†Eau Sauvage EDT and†Eau Sauvage Parfum so you can smell them side by side.

    thanks very much

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    7/27/13 at 7:04am

    james1051 said:



    Morning folks. First time short time, here.

    I tried Eau Sauvage EDT in a department store and loved it. When I got home, I checked the perfume websites and found that there is also a parfum form of this fragrance, apparently released in the last year or two.

    So I have a specific question leading to a general one: †can I safely assume that the only diff between the EDT and the parfum is one of intensity? Or might there be some difference in formula between the two? If the latter is possible, how do I know if there is a difference to the nose without trying them both side by side? †Same question generally w regard to EDC forms and EDP forms (have to admit, the EDT v EDC v EDP †thing still puzzles me)?undecided.gif

    thanks in advance,

    7/27/13 at 7:22am

    hednic said:



    I think most people would say that there is a difference in formula also and not just concentration. I have both and while they don't smell exactly the same to me I do get some similarities. Personally can't pinpoint what the differences are though.

    7/27/13 at 7:37am

    Ken_Russell said:



    In my opinion, more than a difference of concentrations. In fact, at least to my nose, the different concentrations between the different versions/flankers point out quite different range of notes in both fragrances.†

    7/27/13 at 8:07am

    Marais said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by james1051View Post

    Morning folks. First time short time, here.

    I tried Eau Sauvage EDT in a department store and loved it. When I got home, I checked the perfume websites and found that there is also a parfum form of this fragrance, apparently released in the last year or two.

    So I have a specific question leading to a general one: †can I safely assume that the only diff between the EDT and the parfum is one of intensity? Or might there be some difference in formula between the two? If the latter is possible, how do I know if there is a difference to the nose without trying them both side by side? †Same question generally w regard to EDC forms and EDP forms (have to admit, the EDT v EDC v EDP †thing still puzzles me)?undecided.gif

    thanks in advance,

    Eau Sauvage EdT and parfum are very different (although there are some similarities). Those two are at the extreme end of the spectrum where differences between concentrations are concerned. Do not buy the parfum expecting a longer-lasting EdT!

    Unfortunately, although true in many cases, it is not as simple as 'more concentrated = greater longevity/intensity/whatever' and it is a matter of sniffing them for yourself or at least reading the reviews here to get some idea of the differences in specific cases. Examples:

    Terre d'Hermes EdT projects better and lasts longer than the parfum (on me - often these matters are a subject of debate and individual variation).

    Eau Sauvage parfum lasts much longer than the EdT but smells very different due to the addition of notes lacking in the EdT (eg. Myrrh).

    Voyage d'Hermes parfum lasts about the same time as the EdT (on me) but has a central rose note lacking in the EdT, which changes its character.

    Habit Rouge is one where the longevity follows the expected pattern (on me) but the various concentrations all have the notes in different proportions.

    And so on.....

    7/27/13 at 12:39pm

    james1051 said:



    Thanks all for your replies.

    Read the thread on the reformulated ES on the Male Frag forum.

    When I got to the end I was thoroughly confused. Kind of a marketing nightmare, or so it appears to this outsider.

    Anyway, I sampled and liked the EDT and that is what I will buy. Will j,udge the parfum on its own merits, when I have the chance.

    7/29/13 at 3:43am

    Beftus said:



    As a general rule from high to low concentration of fragrant stuff: parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne. Mind you, the difference between them might be more than just concentration. A noteable exception to the rule is Chanel No.5, where the parfum, eau de parfum and eau de toilette all smell very similar but aren't quite the same.

    Eau Sauvage Parfum doesn't equal a higher concentration/intensity of the normal Eau Sauvage EDT. For marketing purposes Dior chose to call it "La nouvelle intensit√©", (the new intensity) to confuse us but in actual fact they don't smell the same. Both should be judged on their own merits. Eau Sauvage Parfum isn't a parfum BTW, it's an†eau de parfum.

    A proper department store should have both the†Eau Sauvage EDT and†Eau Sauvage Parfum so you can smell them side by side.

    7/29/13 at 4:08am

    james1051 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeftusView Post

    As a general rule from high to low concentration of fragrant stuff: parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne. Mind you, the difference between them might be more than just concentration. A noteable exception to the rule is Chanel No.5, where the parfum, eau de parfum and eau de toilette all smell very similar but aren't quite the same.

    Eau Sauvage Parfum doesn't equal a higher concentration/intensity of the normal Eau Sauvage EDT. For marketing purposes Dior chose to call it "La nouvelle intensit√©", (the new intensity) to confuse us but in actual fact they don't smell the same. Both should be judged on their own merits. Eau Sauvage Parfum isn't a parfum BTW, it's an†eau de parfum.

    A proper department store should have both the†Eau Sauvage EDT and†Eau Sauvage Parfum so you can smell them side by side.

    thanks very much





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