What is Perfume (Parfum or Extrait de Parfum)

Perfume, also known as Parfum or Extrait de Parfum, refers to the highest concentration of fragrance in a perfume product. It contains the most concentrated form of perfume oils, making it the most potent and long-lasting type of fragrance available.

Perfume typically has a fragrance oil concentration ranging from 15% to 30%, although the exact concentration may vary between brands and perfumes. It contains a high proportion of pure perfume essence, which is mixed with a base of alcohol or a carrier oil to create the final product.

Due to its high concentration, perfume is known for its luxurious and intense nature. It often requires only a small amount to create a long-lasting and noticeable fragrance on the skin. Perfume has a strong scent projection and can linger for many hours, typically lasting around 6 to 8 hours or even longer, depending on factors such as individual skin chemistry and environmental conditions.

Perfume is often considered the most expensive and prestigious form of fragrance due to its high concentration of fragrance oils. It is typically packaged in small bottles or vials and is meant to be applied sparingly to specific pulse points on the body for optimal diffusion and longevity.

While perfume is highly concentrated and long-lasting, it may not be suitable for those who prefer a more subtle or lighter fragrance. Other concentrations such as Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, or Eau de Cologne offer lighter options for those who desire a more understated scent or prefer a different balance between fragrance intensity and longevity.