Demystifying Fragrances: Understanding the Differences Between Types

At MASC, we offer an extensive collection of fragrances from top niche brands around the world. With a wide array of options available, it’s essential to understand the nuances of different fragrance types to find the perfect scent that suits your style and preferences. Let’s explore the various categories and the benefits they offer:

1. Extrait de Parfum

Characteristics: Extrait de Parfum, also known as perfume extract, is the most concentrated form of fragrance, typically containing 15-40% perfume oil.

Benefits: Known for their long-lasting and intense scent, extrait de parfums offer a luxurious and sophisticated aroma that lingers on the skin for hours, requiring only a small amount for maximum impact.

2. Eau de Parfum

Characteristics: Eau de Parfum (EDP) contains a lower concentration of perfume oil compared to extrait de parfum, typically ranging from 10-20%.

Benefits: Eau de Parfums strike a perfect balance between longevity and projection, offering a rich and distinct fragrance that lasts throughout the day without being overpowering.

3. Eau de Toilette

Characteristics: Eau de Toilette (EDT) contains a lower concentration of perfume oil compared to eau de parfum, usually ranging from 5-15%.

Benefits: Eau de Toilettes are light, fresh, and perfect for everyday wear, providing a subtle and refreshing scent that is ideal for casual occasions and warmer weather.

4. Body Mist/Spray

Characteristics: Body mists or sprays contain a lower concentration of fragrance oils compared to traditional perfumes, offering a lighter and more subtle scent.

Benefits: Body mists provide a quick and easy way to refresh and revitalize your scent throughout the day, making them perfect for on-the-go use or layering with other fragrances for a personalized touch.

5. Roll-On Perfume Oil

Characteristics: Roll-on perfume oils are concentrated fragrances suspended in a carrier oil, allowing for precise application with a rollerball applicator.

Benefits: Roll-on perfume oils offer a more intimate and close-to-the-skin scent experience, providing a subtle and long-lasting fragrance that melds seamlessly with your body chemistry.

6. Solid/Wax-Based Fragrance

Characteristics: Solid or wax-based fragrances are made from natural waxes and oils infused with fragrance, typically packaged in compact containers for easy application.

Benefits: Solid fragrances offer a portable and mess-free alternative to traditional liquid perfumes, making them perfect for travel or discreet touch-ups on the go.

At MASC, we believe that the right fragrance can elevate your grooming routine and leave a lasting impression. Whether you prefer the intensity of extrait de parfum, the versatility of eau de toilette, or the convenience of roll-on perfume oil, we have the perfect scent to suit your individual style and preferences.