Thinking of surprising someone with a special fragrance?

That time of year is just around the corner. Dare we say it, Christmas is on it’s way (sorry)! If someone you love has run out of their favourite fragrance, why not surprise them with a brand-new one this year?

Shopping for fragrance can be confusing. Not do you have the responsibility for finding one that your loved one will like, but then you need to know whether to shop for an Eau de Parfum, or Eau de Toilette. These words might sound confusing, but they’re really quite simple once you’ve done some research.

The only difference between these fragrances are the concentration levels. Generally, Eau de Toilettes have lower concentration levels of around 8 – 12%, while and Eau de Parfum has a concentration level of 12 – 18%. These do vary between brands and products, but an EDP will always have higher concentration levels than an EDT.

This is where your research comes in. You need to find out if your friend, mum, boyfriend, or whoever else you’re shopping for, likes their perfume to be strong and last long, or if they prefer it to be a little lighter and potentially more delicate. You also need to know when they wear fragrance. An EDP lasts for around four to five hours, which makes it perfect for a night out scent.

EDT’s are good for those who wear their perfume throughout the daytime. It normally lasts for two to three hours and is a little lighter than an EDP. These are perfect for not overwhelming your colleagues as you wander through the office. So, if you’re shopping for an everyday fragrance wearer, an EDT will be the one for them.

Check out our favourite Eau de Parfums and Eau de Toilettes for all the gifting inspo’ you need.

Eau de Parfums

Eau de Toilettes

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