Originally Posted by Fragmeister
Hi folks, I'm wondering about word definitions here. Is a scent a perfume for a woman and a fragrance for a man?
Most people make the mistake of thinking scents for men are called cologne and scents for women are called perfume. In reality, regardless of whether the scent is marketed as being for a man, woman or both, it's all perfume
It gets confusing at first because perfume is then broken down into categories based on how strong it is (or, to be more precise, how diluted the juice is)
- eau de cologne - the most diluted perfume, meaning the mildest, often sold as a splash.
- eau de toilette - the middle ground. It's what most bottles of perfume usually are.
- eau de parfum - the least diluted perfume, meaning the strongest, and usually most expensive.
Here's more info
in case you're curious.