Fragrance Types & Product Applications

There are so many products out in the market now that sometimes, it can be overwhelming. Combine it with all of the scents available, it becomes a daunting task! Not only are there countless scents available, there are also different fragrance concentrations. Which one is which?

A fragrance concentration refers to the strength that a fragrance has. Perfumes with a higher fragrance concentration contain more perfume oils and less alcohol.

As a general rule, the higher the concentration, the longer a scent lasts and the stronger it's intensity.

FRAGRANCE TYPES / CONCENTRATIONS are generally broken into categories including parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne and body splash.

Individual concentrations for these will be further discussed in the FREE Formulation Guide in the succeeding sections.


There are also other scented products in the market that we often forget contains fragrances:


  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Lotion, Cream & Butters
  • Hand Wash
  • Color Cosmetics


  • Candles
  • Detergent
  • Diffusers
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Air Fresheners
  • Fabric Softeners
  • Cleaners

These products contain anywhere from 0.1-3% (for candles up to 15%).

[ A more detailed discussion of this section can be accessed when you sign-up for paid the Fragrance101 Online Course ]

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