Difference between perfume and cologne

If we talk about perfume and cologne, many people believe that perfumes are for women and colonies for men. But this is not the case, both perfumes and colognes are used by both sexes. Their main difference is in the way they are produced.

The cologne, has its origin in 1790 in Germany, specifically in the City of Cologne. Colognes are fragrances for both men and women. The fragrance is prepared with a mixture of essential oils (5-8% concentration), extracts (depending on the smell), water and alcohol.

On the other hand, perfumes originated in the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamia, although the term ‘perfume’ originated in France. The perfumes are prepared from aromatic compounds which are mixed with ethanol or ethanol and water. The perfume becomes more intense as the concentration of aromatic oil increases. The more intense the perfume, the longer the smell stays. The perfumes usually have a higher concentration of essential oil than the colonies, while the colony had between 5 and 8% the perfume has a 30% concentration.

Another difference between perfume and cologne is its intensity. The perfumes have a greater intensity and therefore last a longer time in the body, around 7 hours. That happens because they have a high concentration of essential oils. Meanwhile, the colonies remain on the skin a shorter time, about 2 hours since the concentration of essential oils is much lower.

In short, the perfume is a mixture of essential oils / aromas and solvents and the cologne is a mixture of essential oils / extracts, alcohol and water. The concentration of essential oils is higher in perfumes. This concentration not only affects the intensity and duration of the skin, but also the price. Perfumes are more expensive than colonies. If you want to know what perfume to wear this summer, the summer perfumes article will guide you.