Introduction to Perfumes
Perfume can be a wonderful way to express yourself. Whether you are interested in purchasing the latest designer perfumes or an less expensive cologne, you can use perfumes to express your mood or to establish a signature fragrance. Price Inspector can help you find the perfect perfume, whatever you're looking for.
Types of Perfume
There are literally hundreds of brands of perfumes; while the number of fragrances available might be overwhelming, there are just four basic types of perfumes.
- Eau de Cologne has the smallest concentration of fragrance. It's the least expensive choice, but the scent fades quickly.
- Eau de Toilette is stronger than eau de cologne and longer lasting, but weaker and less expensive than eau de parfum.
- Eau de Perfum is the second-strongest fragrance variety, both in durability and strength, and it's second-most expensive.
- Perfume (or Parfum) is the strongest and most expensive perfume. While it is the most expensive, it's the longest-lasting and you won't need to use very much.
Summary and brands of perfume
Depending on the strength of the fragrance and the brand, perfumes will vary dramatically in price. For an small bottle of eau de cologne, you might spend as little as £6, while a designer brand of perfume could be more than £100. If you are trying a new fragrance, you might consider buying a small bottle or inexpensive tester, rather than spending a lot of money on something you're not sure about. If you're sure you like a particular perfume, you can buy larger quantities or stronger fragrances.
Popular brands include Christian Dior, Giorgio, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Chanel, and there also are a number of celebrity endorsed scents such as Beckham, Britney Spears, Jade Goody to name a few. Your personal taste will probably be the determining factor rather than the brand.