Choosing Perfume and Cologne Sets

Perfume strengths

Although most people might not know about this, perfume and cologne sets are actually sold according to different strengths:

  • Eau de Parfum types of perfumes have pure fragrance of around 15% to 20%.
  • Eau de Toilette contains pure fragrance of around 5% to 15%
  • Eau de Cologne is comparatively milder, and has around 2% to 4% fragrance
  • Eau Fraiche is the milder type of cologne that is used mostly in aftershaves, and it has pure fragrance of around 1% to 3%.

The staying power of perfumes with more strength is obviously more, and is more suitable for people who prefer stronger perfumes.

Notes (Ingredients)

Different types of ingredients go into the making of perfumes and cologne, and the effect produced by the mixture is called as the note of the perfume. If you are able to identify the ingredients, then it becomes easier for you to decide if you like that perfume note or not. The selection of notes basically depends upon personal choices, and is mostly subjective.


If you liked a certain perfume on someone, it does not necessarily mean that it will produce the same effect when you wear it. Well, it depends upon your body type, and also because the ingredients used in their making do not react the same way on all people. It is because, the chemistry of the skin differs from person to person, and the way in which they interact with the perfumes.

Most of the branded perfumes are expensive, and you wouldn’t want to spend money on something that you won’t feel like using after a while. Therefore, it is always best to try out the perfume on yourself and see how it interacts with your skin, and what kind of outcome it gives.

Buying perfumes online

Of course, once you identify the perfumes that really go well with your skin, then you could purchase those branded products online. It is much more convenient and cheaper that way.

Make sure that you compare the offers at multiple perfume shops online, to see which seller can give you the best prices. Also, review websites can be quite helpful for learning about what others have to say about a certain product that you are interested in.