Originally Posted by james1051
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)?
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.....