DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERFUME AND COLOGNE: GUIDE TO PERFUME TYPES FOR MEN

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The perfume is undoubtedly a distinctive trait of a man , because it adds a touch of elegance and mystery. It is also the signature of his personality. From the  fresh scents and energizing to  musky scents and woody , the choice of the right perfume  should be made to suit your taste. Even the man, in fact, must wear the “perfect perfume” to always feel at ease.

Diference between perfume and cologne: guide to perfume types for men

But what is the difference between the types of men ‘s perfumes ? How to extricate yourself in the jungle of fragrant products that go by the name of cologne, eau de toilette and eau de parfum ? Not to mention the aftershave …

ProfumeriaWeb explains the differences to guide you in your choice.

PERFUME OR COLOGNE, THE DIFFERENCES OF MEN’S PERFUMES

The difference between the types of men’s perfume is determined by persistence, i.e. the intensity and duration of a fragrance. The latter are given by the content of essential oils present in the formulation. The more a perfume (but it would be more correct to say “perfumed solution”) contains essential oils , the more intense and persistent it will be.

Difference between perfume and cologne: guide to perfume types for men

Some brands produce different types of the same perfume (cologne, eau de toilette and eau de parfum) by diversifying the concentration of essential oil: the same fragrance will therefore appear lighter or “stronger” depending on the composition.

But this is not always the case: some versions of perfume can differ in the smell itself, even if they are called with the same name. It depends on the commercial choices of the producers, who will make use of different olfactory notes to create versions of a “father” perfume that is similar only in appearance. But let’s go in order, starting from the lightest and most perfumed solutions .

COLOGNE FOR MEN: WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR

Also known by the name of cologne , cologne is a perfumed solution containing 1 to 3% of essential oils in a water and alcohol base. It is the lightest in the field of men’s alcoholic perfumes (the aftershaves, which we will see later, do not contain alcohol).

Why use cologne ? To refresh and to make the skin perfumed, but with discretion. For this reason, you can spray the colony in large quantities (albeit in moderation!), Without the risk of invading the surrounding air.

Difference between perfume and cologne: guide to perfume types for men

The downside is that the colony evaporates early, but this turns into an advantage in summer  or when you sweat a lot or if you usually frequent crowded environments (such as office open spaces).

For whom : for the man who wants a discreet perfume that tastes good and clean.

When : the cologne is ideal in all situations where the intense aroma could cover the other smells and flavors of the environment, such as, for example, during a dinner;)