Perfume maths: EDPs and EDTs

By Lauren Carbran

Let us introduce you to perfume maths. Yep, we’ve been busy studying this week. Impressive, right? The best part: there’s no Pi or division! So here are the equations you need to know about to help you decide between an eau de parfum and eau de toilette…

maths-1Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum + pear = Gucci Bamboo Eau de Toilette

Both Gucci Bamboo eau de parfum and eau de toilette smell incred, but if you’re more of a fruity fan, we’d recommend the eau de toilette. That’s right, notes of juicy pear are added to the original orange blossom and lily for a fruity-floral combo. Did you know that an eau de toilette has less oil concentration than an eau de parfum? So if you want a stronger smell, Gucci Bamboo eau de parfum is your pick. We love spritzing the eau de toilette in the day and the eau de parfum at night. They’re the perfect pair!

maths-2Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Toilette – pink pepper = Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

Smelling Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb is like indulging in your fave dessert. Why? It’s super sweet. But it’s really the pink pepper that gives the Eau de toilette that kick. Yep, mixed with the orange and rose, it’s your lifetime supply of happiness. For more of a relaxing, long-lasting smell, opt for the eau de parfum, which contains tea, olives and vanilla (and doesn’t have that sharpness of pink pepper). And, seriously, both are winners, trust us…

maths-3Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Toilette – cucumber + sea notes = Polo Blue Eau de Parfum

Invest in this beauty to stay in the game, guys. Ralph Lauren Polo Blue is the ultimate man scent. Yep, us girls are obsessed with it. The eau de toilette is a fresh combo of melon and cucumber, but take away the cucumber and add some sea notes (our fave) and – voila – say hello to the eau de parfum. We like to think of it as heaven in a bottle, thanks to the added mix of bergamot and basil. Yum!


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