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    Hello Friends.

    So I am little confused about EDP(Eau da perfum) and EDT(Eau Da toilet). So please tell me what is the main difference between both. Or is there any other type available in market??

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    It's Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Parfum (or Extrait de Parfum). I listed them from weakest to strongest in terms of concentration, meaning that out of them all, the Eau de Cologne contains more alcohol than the others.

    To specifically answer your question, Eau de Parfum is simply "stronger" than Eau de Toilette. It's all about the concentration.

    Hope that helped

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    As souryou was saying, it's about the amount of perfume relative to alcohol, though they're not legal terms (strangely for europe), that is, there's no rule for what the fraction actually is. To complicate things further, in the past sometimes one sees other random terms (like parfum de toilette etc); and many male frags are called cologne to avoid any reference to things feminine.

    Nowadays, perfumes usually come in one type only, for women typically edp. In the past, the classics for women were created as parfum/extrait (rich and deep), and then they would have a lighter version (corresponding to edt or edc) for splashing and refreshing through the day. In the 60-70s, to expand the market (as parfums/extrait are expensive) most brandsswitched to creating things that were not as concentrated and rich as a parfum, but were still more long lasting than an edt - hence the edp.

    Few perfumes still exist in more than one concentration, typically only from a handful of classic houses (Guerlain, Chanel). In these cases, remember that the versions differ not only in their concentration, but also in the formula. The parfum/extrait is typically richer and smoother, with relatively more base notes.The edt tends to be fresher and lighter. Parfum/extraits usually feel softer than edt/edp, which instead can pack quite a punch upfront.

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    On second thought one should also add that an Eau de Toilette can still perform better than an Eau de Parfum in terms of projection and longevity. Concentration is not all that matters, it often comes down to the ingredients used as well.

    Cacio is right about Eau de Parfums generally smelling smoother and richer. That seems to be true in most cases.

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    The Glossary of Terms in Just Starting Out is a good read for questions like these.

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    Default Re: What is The Difference Between EDP and EDT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Souryu View Post
    To specifically answer your question, Eau de Parfum is simply "stronger" than Eau de Toilette. It's all about the concentration.
    In a nutshell.
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    As mentioned, it's about the concentration or strength of the fragrance.

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    ^^^^^^^^^

    The price also

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    With the way many fragrance houses are operating, these days, EDP and EDT are interchangeable, with zero regard for accurately indicating the true perfume concentration.

    Good old Marketing tactics...

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    It's all -technically- about the concentration as it has been said, but it's important to know that some houses also like to change the notes included in a scent of the same name but of different concentrations, that being said, some scents that are EDT are not all the time the less-concentrated version of a same-named EDP from the same house and vice versa.

    Not trying to confuse things but it's important to know this as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux View Post
    It's all -technically- about the concentration as it has been said, but it's important to know that some houses also like to change the notes included in a scent of the same name but of different concentrations, that being said, some scents that are EDT are not all the time the less-concentrated version of a same-named EDP from the same house and vice versa.

    Not trying to confuse things but it's important to know this as well.
    This is especially true when the name of a fragrance suggests a higher concentration when really only some notes were swapped around and the concentration remains the same (think Armani Code, Armani Code Ultimate).

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