eau de parfum

noun

eau de par·​fum ˌō-də-ˌpär-ˈfaⁿ How to pronounce eau de parfum (audio)
plural eaux de parfum ˌō(z)-də-ˌpär-ˈfaⁿ How to pronounce eau de parfum (audio) also eau de parfums ˌō-də-ˌpär-ˈfaⁿ(z) How to pronounce eau de parfum (audio) or eaux de parfums ˌō(z)-də-ˌpär-ˈfaⁿ(z) How to pronounce eau de parfum (audio)
: a perfumed liquid containing a percentage of fragrant oils that is lower than that in perfume but greater than that in eau de toilette

Examples of eau de parfum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's even an eau de parfum version of the popular Cheirosa ‘62 scent found in the Bum Bum Cream worth checking out. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 30 Jan. 2024 Absolu Aventus was just introduced as a fresh take on the original Aventus eau de parfum, 13 years after its launch. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 17 Jan. 2024 With top notes of citrus nectarine and pineapple, married with blooming florals, the eau de parfum gives off a fruity first impression. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 27 Nov. 2023 And Ceylon, the skin-care brand founded by the former diplomat Patrick Boateng, has launched its first eau de parfum in time for the holiday season. Ella Riley-Adams Angela Koh Jameson Montgomery Jameson Montgomery Tom Delavan, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 The result is an eau de parfum described as having wooly beach heather, verbena and citrus as its top notes; sage, sea lavender and yellow iris at the heart; and a base formed by musk, suede and dune grass. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 25 Jan. 2023 That’s how her Windows Down eau de parfum came about, and now the scent of grapefruit, bergamot, neroli and earl gray tea is available in body cream format, along with five other best-selling Henry Rose scents. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 There are also tons of luxurious sale-section candles that bring the scent of your favorite eau de parfums into your home (and which make for great gifts for everyone). Shanna Shipin, Glamour, 27 Nov. 2023 However, best-sellers like CK's Euphoria which smells like black orchid, and RL's woodsy floral eau de parfum Romance, are likely bound to sell out first. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 11 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, perfume water

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eau de parfum was in 1949

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“Eau de parfum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eau%20de%20parfum. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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