I once heard a dating expert say, “A dating profile isn’t meant to attract the widest pool of people – this is dating, not a general election. Your dating profile is about attracting your person, not every person.”
This is exactly how you should approach choosing a signature scent.
It’s about finding your scent. Not your mum’s scent. Not your best friend’s scent. Not Britney Spears’ scent (remember when we all reeked of Fantasy?!).
The only problem is, shopping for fragrance can be bloody confusing. So, I’ve done the hard work for you.
Keep scrolling for a simple guide to choosing your signature scent. P.S. This took hours of research, and I still feel like there’s so much to learn about fragrance!
Eau De What? The Difference Between EDP and EDT.
Fun fragrance fact: The world’s first “nose” was a woman named Tapputi in 12th century BC. She was mentioned in the original Instagram Story (i.e. a stone-carved tablet) as a royal perfumer who distilled flowers and oils into fragrances. If she was dating in the modern era, she'd definitely be on Bumble.
Back to the different types of perfumes. You may notice fragrances are either labelled EDP, EDT or EDC. This tells you how much concentration of pure perfume essence is in the bottle.
Eau de Parfum (EDP) is stronger and contains 10-20 per cent essence.
Eau de Toilette (EDT) is lighter, containing 4-15 per cent essence.
Eau de Cologne (EDC) is weaker still, containing around 2-5 per cent pure perfume essence.
Learn more about fragrances in this episode of the Beauty IQ Uncensored podcast below...