Posted on 11/07/2018
When you are surrounded by an unpleasant smell, all you want to do is get away from it. But what if the offending scent is coming from your own skin? Whether you tried on a stinker at the perfume counter or got spritzed by an over-eager salesperson, here are some handy tips for removing perfume when you need to do it pronto.
1. Hit the drugstore for witch hazel or rubbing alcohol (both inexpensive). Wet a cotton ball with either, and use to wipe skin clean.
2. Create a paste with equal parts of baking soda and warm water. Rub it into the skin and let sit for up to ten minutes, before rinsing with warm water.
3. Whip up a dressing by mixing equal parts white vinegar and olive oil. Wipe onto the affected area of skin and let sit for several minutes. Wash off with water and unscented soap.
4. Not that you'd want to waste perfectly good vodka, but in a pinch, you can use soak cotton balls with unflavored vodka, apply to the skin and wipe away.
5. If you know you'll be out trying on perfumes, carry travel wipes, a mini-sized bottle of Purell, or individually wrapped alcohol swabs in your purse. For best effect, apply quickly to any unwanted scent on your skin.
Difference between EDP, EDT, AND EDC
#1. EDP (Eau de Parfum)
This has the strongest concentration out of the three and is therefore the most precious of the all. Perfect for your daily life, the EDP will stick to your skin almost the entire day. So you need not worry about re application of the scent.
#2. EDT (Eau de Toilette)
The EDT or eau de toilette is more concentrated, and is commonly found in perfumeries. Owing to its light concentration, the scent will last on your skin for about half a day. However, the amount of fragrance applied and quality of the skin are other factors that might change the duration of the scent having its effect.
#3. EDC (Eau De Cologne)
EDC stands for Eau De Cologne and is the kind of fragrance you would use when you need a real light fragrance. It is a very light and simple fragrance which is appropriate for both men and women. You would like to wear this kind of fragrance mainly in summers or while indulging in sports. The EDC perfumes are often made of citrus fruits, thereby explaining the tonic side of the fragrances belonging to the citrus olfactory family.
Eau Fraiche – The most diluted version of fragrance, usually with 1% – 3% perfume oil in alcohol and water. Usually lasts for less than an hour.
Cologne (Eau de Cologne) – Oldest term for perfume, used in North America for masculine scents. Light, fresh and fruity, typically composed of 2% – 4% perfume oils in alcohol and water. Tend to be used in fragrances for younger people. Usually lasts for about 2 hours.
Toilette (Eau de Toilette) – A light spray composition with 5% – 15% pure perfume essence dissolved in alcohol. Usually lasts for about 3 hours.
Perfume (Eau de Parfum) – Historically genderless, used to describe both men’s and women’s fragrances. The best term used to describe a fragrance. Contains 15% – 20% pure perfume essence and lasts for about 5 to 8 hours.
Perfume – A corruption of the Latin phrase per fumum (through smoke). The most concentrated and expensive of all fragrance options. Slightly oilier, perfume, or parfum, is composed of 20% – 30% pure perfume essence. A single application of perfume can last up to 24 hours.
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