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) \

Definition of eau de parfum

: 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 Since there is no one left who knows what that bar smells like, it was reimagined in this eau de parfum that will bring you back to 1960s Paris, with tobacco, cedar, vetiver and patchouli. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Oscar de la Renta Alibi eau de parfum, $78 for 1.7 oz, $98 for 3.4 oz, oscardelarenta.com. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Mar. 2021 The collaboration between the rapper and brand is a scent called Space Rage, available in candle ($95) format and a 3.4-ounce eau de parfum ($285). Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 1 Dec. 2020 The actual eau de parfum inside the beautiful bottle is nothing to sneeze at. Marci Robin, Allure, 25 Sep. 2020 For those of us who make a ritual of walking through a mist of our favorite eau de parfum so that only those who come within an intimate non-distance can experience it, isolation robbed us of one of our favorite interpersonal beauty gestures. Allure Editors, Allure, 15 Sep. 2020 Ulta carries her $48 Sugar Cube gift set with eau de parfum spray pens and exfoliating sugar scrubs. Lindsay Weinberg, Billboard, 10 Apr. 2019 All of her eau de parfum offerings on Ulta’s website — Cloud, Sweet Like Candy, and Ari — have 4.5 out of five stars, and Cloud won the Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Popular Award at June’s Fragrance Foundation Awards ceremony. Marci Robin, Allure, 7 Aug. 2019 There's the feminine eau de parfum, which has fruity top notes like pear and grapefruit, rich floral heart notes like tuberose and jasmine, and a sweet yet musky base of honey and tonka. Marci Robin, Allure, 23 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of eau de parfum

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eau de parfum

French, literally, perfume water

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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 20 Sep. 2021.

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