What’s the difference between perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Cologne?







Every time you buy perfume, have you ever observed the writing on the bottle? Usually there will be the writing Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette or Eau de Cologne. But do you know the meaning and difference of these types of fragrances?
According to information quoted from the Scoopwhoop page, Tuesday (18/10), the main differences in perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne are the levels of essential oils in them. This essential oil greatly affects the aroma and how long the fragrance sticks to our body.

More about the differences in perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne, we discuss one by one.


  1. Perfume

Perfumes have the highest and most refined concentrations among other fragrances. The contents of essential oils in perfumes are the strongest because they consist of 40% essential oils or fragrance ingredients concentrates. No wonder there are perfumes priced at very high prices. The more content of essential oil in perfume, the more fragrant it will last. A little spread at certain points, for example behind the ear, the aroma can last up to six to eight hours and does not quickly evaporate.


  1. Eau De Parfum.

Unlike Eau de Parfum which contains fewer essential oils, with concentrations of around 15%. Thus the fragrance lasts for 6-8 hours. But the aroma is still as attractive as perfume, only the price is more affordable than perfume. Types of Eau de Perfume suitable for activities all day. You can directly visit www.livindo.co.id for more information


  1. Eau de Toilette.

This type of fragrance has a lighter and refreshing aroma. Eau de Toilette has a high alcohol content with a fragrance ingredient concentrate around 10%. Usually present in the form of spray at an affordable price. This type is suitable for warm climates and an atmosphere that does not take long because it only lasts about 3-4 hours.


  1. Eau de Cologne atau Cologne.

Cologne only contains 5% perfume ingredients. But with the highest water and alcohol content compared to the other three groups. The scent evaporates faster so it can only last around 4-6 hours so it must be applied repeatedly. EDC on the market is commonly known as Body Mist, Body Spray or Body Splash.

Genta Sriwijaya Dance Drama Show

PACKING historical stories in modern performances will be displayed in the dance drama Genta Sriwijaya. Genta Sriwijaya.

The participation of PT. Aroma Prima Livindo in the event held at The Pallas SCBD Jakarta, Thursday, November 8, 2018. It was very festive with various bazaars at the event.

Stand PT. Aroma Prima Livindo when visited by several artists who are no longer in doubt in the entertainment world of Indonesian cinema Deny Malik and Bambang Pamungkas or what we often refer to as “BP” is a National football artist who currently joins Genta Sriwijaya.

Genta Sriwijaya is a historical story wrapped in the form of a modern art performance. With a duration of 1.5 hours, Genta Sriwijaya will combine dance, music and theater, Kenthus said at a news conference at The Pallas SCBD Jakarta, Thursday, November 8, 2018.

The Genta Sriwijaya show is supported by the appearance of a number of public figures from various backgrounds. They are Andrea Miranda, Daniel Christianto, Ruth Sahanaya, Ivy Batuta, Inaya Wahid, Yenny Wahid, Bambang Pamungkas, Cathy Sharon, Ncess Nabati, Sogi Indra Dhuaja, and Deasy Novianty.

“We explore the culture of South Sumatra for this show. We find out, what is characteristic of South Sumatra. One of them has songket. In essence, even though it is packaged modern, we do not damage or eliminate the standard,” Denny said.

In line with Denny, Tohpati’s music director also felt challenged to be involved in the Genta Sriwijaya show. Because in the era of the Srivijaya Kingdom, which was at 600 AD, the form of the music was unclear.

Meanwhile, art director Rangga Djoned said, he used video mapping techniques to produce visuals from the era of the Srivijaya Kingdom. He deliberately made the stage as minimal as possible so that he focused on video mapping content. “I am consulting with Mas Denny and Mas Kenthus. I am also a cultural researcher who influenced Srivijaya at that time,” said Rangga.

Former national team player Bambang Pamungkas, who became a guard said, this time his character gave more entertainment to the show. He will also improvise a lot. “I am serious on the soccer field. Here I am different. For me, the difficulty is that I have to go into an area where other players are professional, while I am an amateur in this show,” said the man who is familiarly called Bepe.

How to Choose Perfumes in accordance with character and personality

Formerly perfume or perfume oil was only used by dignitaries in religious ritual events in ancient Egypt, until its development in medieval times precisely in France began to be used as fragrance oil for the general aristocratic class.
Some fragrances from Perfume products can indirectly show the character of someone who uses it. Not a few people look for perfumes that are appropriate or represent their nature. Are you still confused about what kind of perfume suits your character? As a guide so as not to mistakenly choose perfume, you may take the time to see how to choose perfume according to the following characters and personalities.

Cheerful, Energetic, and Youthful Personality
If you are a passionate, young and energetic person, try a Perfume with a top note, the aroma of sweet and fresh fruits will be in harmony with your character. Even though it has a strong fragrance and features youthfulness compared to musky or woody scents, the fruity aroma can show the wearer’s modern and cheerful side.

Sporty and Casual Personality
Perfumes that have a soothing aroma as well as refreshing like the smell of grassy or freshly cut leaves or the smell of fresh air / ozone will be the right choice for men and women who have this sporty and casual style. This is because it is synonymous with a natural, fresh, and free atmosphere. You can choose perfumes scented with Petitgrain, Ivy leaf, Galbanum, Rhubarb, and Watermelon. These perfumes are suitable for those of you who don’t like to be the center of attention, but the top-middle note aroma that is released is very soft, cool and attractive.

Classic personality, femininity and romance
For you women and men who like calm, feminine, romantic, and classic things, they can choose floral perfumes like Lily, Magnolia, Rose, Jasmine, Tuberose, and so on. Choose perfume with a floral note top note according to the personality of each fragrance that will greatly spoil the body and relax.

Who Always Wants to Look Luxurious and Warm
Perfume with top-note Woody aroma or exclusive spices can be the right choice for those of you who always want to look masculine, elegant and classy. Woody scents like Sandalwood, Patchouli, Orange, Oakwood, Vetiver, and Cedarwood can be chosen. These scents have a distinctive fragrance and are able to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for the wearer. Woody scent perfume is also a perfect choice for people who are optimistic and have lots of interactions with others.

Perfectionist and Decisive Personality
For those of you who lead to always look perfect, pay attention to every detail, and have a firm personality, the top-middle note perfume that smells of a mixture of fresh and strong Mint and Patchouli can be the right choice. In addition, perfectionists can also choose perfumes with a mixture of fragrant aroma Woody and Florish / Fruity. The aroma produced will create your strong, firm and authoritative character.

A series of quality perfumes from PT. Aroma Prima Livindo
If you are looking for a good quality perfume and many choices of aroma variants, then try a series of quality perfumes from PT. Aroma Prima Livindo, which since the beginning of 2000 has been experienced in presenting various perfume products that are varied and of good quality.
If you are a cheerful, energetic, youthful person and you are sporty and casual, try a series of perfumes Morris eau de parfum and Andersen Natural Fragrances available for Men and Women with a variety of scents from Green Tea to Fruity will always give encouragement to your every activity.
For those of you who always look elegant, classic, and luxurious you can use a series of Morabito Classic and Special Edition perfumes consisting of Women and Men with the aroma of Bergamot, Woody, to Fruity, a calm and warm Floral.
While if you are a modern and high flexibility you can try perfume from the Xchange Modern Fragrance and Xchange Premiere Cologne which smells fresh and strong from Vanilla mint, Apricot, Lychee and combined with Bergamot, Sandalwood, Musky creates your confident character and modern.

The difference between Perfume, Eau de Perfume, Eau de Toilette, Cologne, and Body Mist

Whatever type of perfume you buy in a store or online store has a basic ingredient that is ‘the essence of perfume / prickly perfume’, this is what actually makes a variety of scents. The essence of perfume is a combination of essential oils (cedar, lemon / fruity, sandalwood etc.), absolute (jasmine, rose, floral), animal extract (musk, ambergris) and synthetic fragrance.

The essence of perfume is actually not too attractive for many people and in some cases it is actually not interesting at all for some people. Because perfume essence oil is concentrated, it needs to be dissolved and mixed with various other unique combinations of fragrant essence and this is dissolved in alcohol and water.

Perfumes today come in various forms and have many different brands and fragrances, but what we will discuss about the differences between Perfume, Eau de Perfume, Eau de Toilette, Cologne / Body Mist, here are generally four main categories:

The original perfume that you see in the store is not just pure perfume products. But the type of Perfume is the most concentrated perfume of all choices of fragrance products and generally this is the most expensive type of product offered to prospective consumers. Perfume tends to be slightly more oily / thick and usually contains 20-50% pure perfume extract. Because it has a liquid consistency that is slightly thicker and more oily. Perfume products tend to be sold with ‘bottle stoppers’ / roll on and not bottles with spray / spray caps. Because the nature of the liquid is too thick to spray on the body (too much liquid is released).

But the percentage of pure perfume extract is not necessarily a benchmark in determining the quality of perfume. As mentioned there are many essential oils that you do not want to appear too scented with sting. Some of the original Musky and Ambergris scents do have a high selling price and may be less pleasant / attractive to others, so if per milliliter can significantly increase the price of a perfume product, you might not want to spend more than a drop the classy esenses, but have been mixed with various top and middle note essences and the good quality of the base note on a Perfume product can last for days on sprayed media.

Eau de Perfume / (EDP)
Perfume products of the Eau de Perfume type use the same essence of perfume but are less and more mixed with alcohol and water. This means the aroma is a little lighter and usually does not last long between 5-8 hours, but because many fragrance products sell Eau de Perfume, many consider Eau de Parfume to be better known to consumers. Of course the price varies depending on the quality of the esenses used. Usually there will be 10-20% perfume essence on Eau de Perfume products. This perfume is sold in spray bottles / spray, use perfume on the body that is free of sweat when after bathing so that the fragrance lasts longer.

Eau de Toilette
The difference between Perfume, Eau de Perfume, Eau de Toilette, Cologne / Body Mist is furthermore that the Eau de Toilette fragrance is still lighter and usually sold in spray bottles. The light makes it more suitable to be sprayed more freely, a high alcohol content means it won’t last long. Generally this version is the most recommended for daily use because fragrance is less concentrated and can last 3-5 hours. Usually there will be 4-15% pure essence of perfume on the type of Eau de Toilette.

Eau de Cologne / Cologne
Cologne stands for ‘eau de Cologne’ and is the French word for the city of Cologne where certain aromas were first traded for Europe from that city, so in medieval times it was called fragrance oil from Cologne. There are certain fragrance blends that fall into this particular category of ‘eau de cologne’, which is very light, fruity fresh and contains essential oils, such as lemon, bergamot, orange. Eau de Cologne also contains floral essential oils such as lavender, jasmine and roses.

But recent developments, Eau de Cologne or Cologne are also used to determine the lightest perfume version like the type of Body-mist. Usually uses only 2-5% essence of perfume. Although this is rarely used in expensive types of perfume, besides that Eau de Cologne tends to be more popular with teenagers and people who don’t want to spend more on budged to enjoy 1-2 hours of perfume.
Hopefully this article The difference between Perfume, Eau de Perfume, Eau de Toilette, Cologne / Body Mist can determine your needs for fragrance oils that are suitable and budged. PT. Aroma Prima Livindo always strives to improve quality and quantity for the needs of consumers in Indonesia and parts of Asia, by presenting quality, attractive and in line with perfume products.

List of General Perfume Materials from A to Y

How much can you use the ingredients of the perfume you use? If you never ask, “What is oud?” We hope you will enjoy and add insight into the glossary of fragrance and aromatherapy ingredients that are often used in the Perfume and Toiletries industry.

The fragrance of the Aldehyde (see below) with the characteristics of green-green scent, and musky fragrance.

Organic compounds are present in many natural ingredients, which can be synthesized artificially, such as aliphatic aldehyde which is used to give a touch to the “Chanel No 5” Perfume product.

Masculine scent that is heavy, with a full, woody and warm aroma. Amber oil comes from the Baltic Amber tree.

Secretion of whales with a aroma like cinnamon. Usually synthetically reproduced.

Oil obtained from ambrette seeds (from flower shoes) has a smell like musk. Usually used as an experiment for original musk.

White flowering shrubs or trees found in Haiti and South America. Often used as cheaper sandalwood.

Masculine aroma of balsamic resin from the Styrax tree.

Tangy oil is extracted from bergamot oranges that cannot be consumed, mostly grown in Italy.

Chemical scent that adds to the “sea breeze” or sea tones for Tropical or Sea fragrances.

Synthetic aldehyde with a spicy, ambery, musky, floral aroma. Used to give rise to velvety scents or oriental cashmere “flavors”.


Animal secretions from beavers castors are used to give the scent of leather fashion to fragrances. Often reproduced synthetically.

The spirit extract from the tree fruit is used to make a fragrant aroma of orange.

Civet is purchased by farms at the base of the African civet cat’s tail. Pure Civet contains a lot of strong and unpleasant odor, but in small amounts it is used to increase the depth and warmth of the aroma of perfume and toiletris.

Clary Sage
This herb oil tries to smell fragrant, with shades of amber, straw and tobacco.

Coumarine / Kumar
Commonly used perfume compounds such as vanilla. Found from tonka bean (see below), but also found in lavender, sweetgrass, and other plants.

Frangipani / Cambodia
Tropical flowers that have a distinctive fragrance, are widely grown in Asia with various types, also known as West India Jasmine.

Sap resin from trees found in Saudi and East Africa. Also called Olibanum.

Gum resin that gives a green-green / greenish odor.

Guaiac Wood
Trees that grow in South America from gums whose oils are used in fragrances.

The chemical aroma that has a soft jasmine aroma and gives spirit and mood enhancers.

The flowers of the heliotropium family, which have a strong and sweet aroma of vanilla with almond notes.

Chemical compounds containing flowers at low concentrations, scented with banana skin / aroma decomposition at high concentrations. Widely used in fragrances.

ISO E Super
Chemical scents that are not soft, woody, and yellow with a velvety sensation. Used to provide wealth in fragrances.

Flowers are widely used in fragrances. Jasmine is one of the 6 most expensive perfume ingredients in the world.

Aromatic gum from the Rockrose bush. The smell of cinnamon is approved to allow ambergris (see above), and can also be used to give scented notes to leather fashion.

Gardenia (tiare) petals macerated in coconut oil.
Sometimes called Monoi de Tahiti.

Muguet is also called Lily of the Valley of France. One of the three flower scents that are most widely used in perfumes. Unlike jasmine and roses extracted from flowers, Muguet is usually reproduced synthetically.

Natural musk comes from the meeting of musk deer. Most of the muskids provided and sold in the world today are synthetic. This is a good thing because musk is found in almost every male fragrance and cologne. Natural musk is one of the 6 most expensive perfume ingredients in the world.

Gum resins produced from shrubs are found in Saudi and East Africa.

The white flower from this tree is widely used in the production of French perfume.

Orange oil is distilled from sweet or bitter orange tree flowers. The Italian term for neroli is zagara.

Derived from moss that grows in Oak / Oak trees. It is expected to be high because of the aroma, which is heavy and oriental at first, to be soft and earthy when the perfume evaporates, remembering on bark, beaches, and pine forests.

Herbs grown in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean, also known as sweet nuts. The resin produces an aroma similar to balsam or lavender.

Derived from iris plants. Has the aroma of flowers, weight and wood. Orris is one of the 6 Most Expensive Perfume Materials in the World.

A flowering tree native to China, appreciated for its soft apricot aroma.

Refers to wood from Agar trees which are mostly found in Southeast Asia. Fragrant resin is valued by perfume. Oud is one of the 6 most expensive perfume ingredients in the world.

Modern synthetic fragrances, intended to mimic the scent of fresh air rich in water right after heavy rains in the rainforest.

Dense bushes originated from Malaysia and India. Has a musty, spicy aroma. Often used as a base note.

One note of the main flowers used in fragrances. Rose is one of the 6 most expensive perfume ingredients in the world.

Rose de Mai
The traditional name is given to Rose Absolute (rose essential oil) which is produced by solvents and then extraction of alcohol.

Made from oil from Indian sandalwood trees. One of the oldest known fragrance ingredients, commonly used as a base note.

Tonka Bean
Derived from native Brazilian plants. It has a vanilla aroma with a hint of cinnamon, clove and almond aroma. Used as an alternative to the aroma of vanilla for masculine perfume.

Plants with white flowers that are very fragrant, resembling lily flowers in Indonesia known as the Night Flower.

Derived from vanilla orchid pods. Very fragrant, popular, and high value to produce.

Fragrant grass with woody roots, fibrous, which is used to filter oil that smells of moist soil with wood, soil, bark, and earthy impression. A very important ingredient in making masculine perfumes.

Ylang Ylang
Many shade trees that grow in Asia with fragrant flowers. Used in tropical flower perfumes that are exclusive and expensive proceeds.