Differences between Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Perfumes

Scents are often portrayed as a reflection of one’s character but they are more complex than that. They can make people remember certain occasions, periods of time, or even specific people and memories. When picking out a scent you’ll want to be able to put on an irresistible fragrance that has the allure to make heads turn and linger in people’s minds for hours after you leave. 

You can now find affordable scents for any kind of occasion ranging from bold scents that leave a striking impression to more subtle options. These can take the form of alcoholic or non-alcoholic perfumes, both of which have their own benefits and purposes depending on the situation. 

Not quite sure which of the two types of perfumes to pick for a party or a chill day out with friends? Aurel Singapore is here to help you understand the differences between non-alcoholic and alcoholic perfumes:

Non-Alcoholic Perfumes

Non-alcoholic perfumes were created for a number of reasons. People who are allergic to alcohol or alcoholic components, or have religious concerns may opt to wear a non-alcoholic fragrance instead. There are also social situations where you may want to smell nice without coming across too strongly. 

These types of perfumes tend to have a higher concentration of perfume oil, enabling their fragrance to last for much longer, even between 12 to 24 hours. Don’t be surprised when you can still smell the scent you sprayed after leaving a party!

Despite their longevity, non-alcoholic perfumes have a low projection and low sillage as there is no alcohol to diffuse and carry the scent. If you’re looking for a simple daily scent to last from morning to night without smelling too overpowering, an affordable non-alcoholic perfume like the Club De Nuit Intense Man Non-Alcoholic might be the right choice with its light mix of citrus, apple, and bergamot.

If you’re planning to head out for some fun and looking for a long-lasting scent that will linger till the end of the night, then a little spray of non-alcoholic perfume might be the perfect way to complete your final look. Our Maison Luxe Patchouli Imperial has notes of orange, passion fruit, and vanilla for a fruity-fresh scent that is perfect for a night out with friends, or even a date!

Alcoholic Perfumes

First impressions last — as do alcoholic perfumes. These types of perfumes are perfect when you want to make a bold statement and show off your personality through a unique scent. Our collection of alcoholic fragrances will make you feel confident and proud. 

Alcohol-based perfumes come in varying degrees of fragrance concentration ranging from Eau de Parfum (EDP) with 15% to 20% concentration to Eau de Cologne (EDC) with 2% to 4% concentration. The lower fragrance concentrations for these perfume types are in part because they have a higher alcohol concentration and their scents can last between 2 to 6 hours. 

Alcohol-based perfumes generally have a higher projection and sillage as the higher alcohol concentration creates a more potent scent. Your scent can come off strong and will surely make you stand out and turn heads as you walk through a crowd. These types of fragrances are ideal for when you want to make an impression at a meeting or an event you’re attending as they are definitely an attention grabber!

Looking for an affordable alcoholic perfume scent that grabs the attention of others and makes heads turn your way? Our Supremacy In Oud is the perfect sweet, woody fragrance for men and women to wear for any occasion.

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Shop for Affordable Scents at Aurel Today

Make a one-of-a-kind statement through your perfume by choosing high quality fragrances at Aurel Singapore. Our wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic perfumes alike are available for fragrance testing at our Aurel Experience Centre so you can find the right scent for yourself before committing to a purchase.

Browse more affordable scents on our website today or get in touch to book an appointment at our Experience Center.