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EDP vs EDT vs EDC

If there is one accessory in your wardrobe that directly reaches the heart and evokes emotions and memories like no other, it is the fragrance you spray on.

Choosing the right perfume for the right occasion is, therefore, the most important decision you’ll make when you’re getting ready. Here are a few tips to help you differentiate between an EDP (Eau de Parfum), EDT (Eau de Toilette) and EDC (Eau De Cologne), so that you always smell just right.

 

Eau de Parfum (EDP) 
The strength of a scent is determined by its oil concentration. EDPs have a 15-20% oil concentration and last between 4-5 hours. They’re reliable and can last upto 8 hours. EDPs are perfect for any occasion and can make a lasting impact.

 

Eau de Toilette (EDT)
Eau de Toilette literally translates to grooming water and can be used as a skin refresher throughout the day. EDTs have larger alcohol content and lesser fragrance/oil concentration of between 5-15% which makes them last between 2-3 hours. They are ideal for daywear as they leave a lingering freshness on your person. You need may need to reapply EDT as per your need.

 

Eau De Cologne (EDC) 
These are very light fragrances with an oil essence of between 3-5% and last upto 2 hours. EDCs are the cheapest fragrance among all three and you might find yourself using more cologne than an EDT or EDP, because of the fresh citrusy, herby scent they are known for.


Now that you know the difference between these three, go ahead and pick out a fragrance that matches your mood and the occasion — a perfume that is distinctly you! Of course, these aren't the only types of fragrances that are available out there, you can also pick from mists, body sprays or deodorants. After all, as someone once said, you are never fully dressed without perfume.

 

Discover Avon’s range of fragrances here

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