Ebay buyers have a real problem in the Listing terms used in the Fragrances section
I would prefer better clarification - the Term Fragrance - could be used for all products -
but the wording and description PARFUM should be used sparingly OR NOT AT ALL UNLESS IT IS TRUE GENUINE PARFUM ESSENCE the word Perfumethe to english means a smell.
Some sellers list their items as a "Perfume Fragrance" or a "EDT Perfume" There is no such animal Its either PARFUM or not
All very confusing for the purchaser.
In fact -Eau - The French literally means Water so that should explain a lot? EAU De Toilette - Eau De Parfum!! EDT and EDP are therefore watered down or diluted versions of the Concentrated PARFUM
PARFUM vs EDT - EDP = HERE are the basic Differences for you to consider when purchasing
The difference is the AMOUNT of natural Oils used in the fragrance.
The Highest is in PARFUM, then Eau de Parfum then Eau de Toilette.
The amount of the oil the longer it will last also affects the Price...Perfume should be the most expensive, then EDP and then EDT as the latter two have higher levels of synthetics less natural oils and last less time than a PARFUM...Perfume.
Therefore the Lightness,Texture and colour can be affected too. True PARFUM is always darker unless colourants have been added to EDT or EDP versions
EDT is the lightest..and lasts the least amount of timecan be quite tangy, it all depends on your own personal body chemistry reacting with the synthetics and other additions, thats why testers are around.
EAU DE PARFUM... Literally Water of Parfum. Ok its NOT the Full Monty but its still less expensive than Unaulterated Parfum
PARFUM /Perfume can really stain clothes with the amount of oils in it so be careful where it goes. Perfume can last SIX hours or more
You can always buy the smallest bottle of the expensive true Parfum & use the EDT/ EDP to refresh the scented area later on. It makes the bottle of Parfum last a lot longer. Little tip from the Givenchy lady
Cool, Dry AWAY from Direct sunlight. Needless to say keep the cap on at all times.
BEWARE even Parfum will go 'off ' after lengthy storage and lose some of its strength.
IE Amarige ceased manufacture OF PARFUM Autumn 2005
so what is now available AND SOLD AS GENUINE PARFUM is AT least two year old? EDT is still manufactured
These are made to Promote the fragrance at the High street Parfumery Counters so you can try before you buy. Its the opportunity for you to get to KNOW what the genuine article smells like - at the Manufacturers counter.
- Because these are usually small bottles some come without a box or a sealed cap. They can therefore be easily "refilled" ! Buyer beware
Its safest to Buy where ever possible UNUSED and BOXED sealed products.
check check check Know the fragrance you want to buy, do some research on it. What sizes have been brought out for the various qualities.
What does the packing look like are there any special seals for any one year of production.
Always remember to ask questions of the seller - a PARFUM should always be more expensive than an EDT or EDP thats a handy clue.
and lastly ....If in doubt leave it out and make a report to EBAY