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    I have noticed that men's selections for fragrance tend to lean towards edt's a lot more than women's fragrances do.

    As I much prefer spicy, leather based fragrances I'm often drawn to men's, my question is having never bought an edt before, are they worth it? Or is it worth spending more on the edp?

    I've found a great deal on Laurent Mazzone Scandinavian Crime but only on the edt. Buy?

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    Sometimes the EDP isn't just a cranked up version of the edt so you have to be careful

    Generally mens edt's are pretty strong so you'll be ok

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    As Kaern was saying, there's no rule on the difference between edt and edp. An edt can actually be stronger than an edp.

    In the case of male perfumes, the terminology was simply a standard term, men did not want to be associated with anything so feminine as "parfum". Edp denominations have entered male perfumes only recently, and they don't mean a more concentrated version, but a different formula (typically warmer or heavier).

    So if you like the smell, I don't think you should worry that it's called edt.

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    Default Re: Edt v edp

    I actually seek out EDTs over EDPs these days, because the latter often seem to share generic bases. EDTs tend to have more clarity and character. And as others here have said, the same fragrance might smell quite different, depending on the concentration - EDTs are often stronger than EDPs.

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    Default Re: Edt v edp

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyx008 View Post

    I've found a great deal on Laurent Mazzone Scandinavian Crime but only on the edt. Buy?
    My understanding is that LM Scandinavian Crime is an extrait, not EdT.

    Edit- Oops. There are actually 2 concentrations; extrait and EdT.
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    I only rarely buy EdT's, they simply dont last on me so now I just pass them by. I think I own just 3. My collection would be considerably larger if they lasted
    Currently wearing: Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy

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    Thanks for everyone's responses! I think I may give it a try and hope it has longevity, thinking it through I wonder if the quality of a perfume is a better indicator of longevity over its strength.

    I may turn this into a mini experiment as an excuse to try more!

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    Default Re: Edt v edp

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyx008 View Post
    my question is having never bought an edt before, are they worth it?
    I've found a great deal on Laurent Mazzone Scandinavian Crime but only on the edt. Buy?
    Depends on the fragrance. In the case of the one you cited, IMO - Yes.
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    Default Re: Edt v edp

    Longevity has to do with the materials used in the base, so an edp or extrait will last more than an edt if the base materials are more persistent. As said, no clue how this applies to the Mazzone you mention.

    cacio

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    I'm squarely in the EDP camp.
    Currently wearing: Akkad by Lubin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Sometimes the EDP isn't just a cranked up version of the edt so you have to be careful

    Generally mens edt's are pretty strong so you'll be ok
    I agree
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    Default Re: Edt v edp

    I always had great surprises exploring the other side of the genders fence. To me it's is always worth the experience.
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    Default Re: Edt v edp

    I would say generally don't worry about how houses classify their fragrances. I have EDCs, EDTs, EDPs, extraits, (and EDT Intense and EDP intense) that have the same excellent performance.

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    Thank you all, I've decided to go for.

    I picked up 2 x Serge Lutens too, loads on TKMaxx website right now......

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    Speaking of TKMaxx, TF Tuscan leather 100ml for £169.99 on their website




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