Perfumes and Smelly Things

This is the time of year when many people (especially men) make substantial investments in various bottled liquids (in addition to booze and other intoxicating substances). The following might be of interest to those of you who might not be aware of these rankings.

Fragrance Forms: Ranked from Most Expensive to Least Expensive

1) Perfume

2) Parfum

3) Skin Perfume/Perfume Oil

4) Eau de Parfum

5) Eau de Toilette (EDT)

6) Concentrated or Intensified Cologne

7) Eau de Cologne

8) Cologne and Cologne Silk

9) Splash and After Shave Lotion

10) Bath Supplements-Powders, Soaps, Lotions, Gels, Body Silk, Talc, Deodorant

The difference between the various forms of fragrance is the concentration of essential oil. There is no rule or standard governing how much essential oils must be used with the carrying agents.

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December 21, 1998 Lawrence I. Charters