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Combien de temps dure l'odeur d'une eau de parfum ?

How Long Does Perfume Last on Skin?

An eau de parfum is a composition containing 8 to 20% aromatic notes in the form of essential oils or plant absolutes. As a concentrated fragrance, its scent lingers on skin and clothing. This scent corresponds mainly to that of the heart and base notes.

The Characteristics of Eau de Parfum.

The different types of perfume are differentiated by their composition of aromatic substances. Eau de toilette contains 5-7% essential oils or other fragrant molecules, while eau de parfum contains up to 20%. To be sprayed onto the skin, these aromatic molecules are diluted in 70° or 90° alcohol. Does eau de parfum last longer?

With its concentration of aromatic ingredients, 

eau de parfum is one of the most 

concentrated fragrances. 

Its scent is persistent, 

lasting up to 8 hours or more.

Factors Influencing the Scent of Eau de Parfum.

How long does perfume last on skin, being an eau de parfum? The length of time a fragrance lasts on the skin depends on several factors. In particular, it depends on:

  • The molecular structure of the essential oils used in the perfume. Eaux de parfum containing large molecules will have a persistent scent. This is the case with woody, musky and vanilla scents, which are also used as the base note of a perfume.

  • Skin type. Eaux de parfum have an affinity with lipids, since aromatic molecules are captured by them. This means that the perception of a fragrance will last a long time on oily skin and on previously moisturized skin.

  • How eau de parfum is stored. Eau de parfum is made up of volatile substances, whether alcohol or essential oil molecules. Following repeated use, it can therefore lose some of its scent. To avoid altering the perception of an eau de parfum, we recommend closing the bottle after each use. It should also be kept away from heat, light, and humidity.

How Can I Make the Scent of an Eau de Parfum Last Longer?

There are many tricks you can use to make the scent of a perfume last. In most cases, all you need to do is find a sensitive area of the body. Eau de parfum should be sprayed on the body's hot spots, i.e., areas where the heart beats. These include the wrists and the back of the neck.

Before spraying on your perfume, moisturize your skin with an oily substance. Vegetable oils or moisturizing creams are particularly common.

Eau de parfum can also be sprayed on hair or clothing. In fact, fibers have a greater capacity to retain odors than skin.


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