Perfume The 4 things you should know before picking up cologne

A lot of people however pick up any type of scent not considering what's best for what. For some people there is a need to 'mask' a certain 'smell' (or odour in extreme cases) that they have, for some it's to smell fresher for every perspiration and so on but then it's best to understand what makes up these scents...

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Fragrance concentration

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Fragrances are must haves for guys and ladies as it's become/should form a part of the skincare routine.

Fragrance/wearing some form of scent is necessary largely for hygiene purposes and of course to smell good, they come in variety that people snag based on their preferences.

READ: Here's how to apply perfume to last longer

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Fragrance concentration

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A lot of people however pick up any type of scent not considering what's best for what. For some people there is a need to 'mask' a certain 'smell' (or odour in extreme cases) that they have, for some it's to smell fresher for every perspiration and so on.

READ: German model Toni Garrn fronts designer brand's fragrance campaign

Here are four different forms of fragrances to guide you when next you are going shopping for them:

1. Perfume or Parfum

Perfume is the most potent  and expensive form containing about 25-40% fragrance oil. This should be applied sparingly as  its more concentrated on the skin. it usually lasts around 9-16 hours and it's very intense.

2. Eau de Perfume (EDP)

Eau de Perfume contains around18-25% of fragrance oil. They contain parts of water and alcohol. They last roughly around 6-9 hours, compared to the perfume, they are less intense.

3. Eau De Toilette (EDT)

Eau de toilette contains about 8-15% of fragrance oil  and lasts around 4-6 hours as they have lighter fragrance. These are great for every day wear.

4. Eau De Cologne (EDC)

Eau de cologne contains 5-15% of fragrance oil  and lasts just around 2-4 hours. This is an extremely light form of scent.

For the next time you decide to go fragrance shopping, don't forget to scoop just what you need by checking out the labels to know which is what.

Catch a video on the right places to spray your fragrances below.

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