eau de parfum


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This citrus eau de parfum features fresh and floral notes for a clean, summery fragrance. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Nov. 2022 The company’s prestige unit, which includes fragrances, saw 7% organic sales growth in the quarter, bolstered by offerings such as a new Gucci eau de parfum that costs $118 for a 1.6-ounce bottle. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2022 Jennifer, who opened a store in Palisades Village in 2018, recently debuted an eau de parfum ($130) with top notes of cranberry, strawberry and coconut water combined with accents of waterlily and white floral. Lindzi Scharf, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Oct. 2022 Don't Be Shy eau de parfum—which is rumored to be one of Rihanna’s favorites. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Sep. 2022 The potent eau de parfum provides hours of lasting aroma in a clean, non-toxic formula. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 The scent is available as an eau de parfum and a body lotion, as well as a gift set that includes both. Tynan Sinks, Allure, 19 July 2022 In keeping with the theme of sustainability, each eau de parfum and makeup purchase arrives thoughtfully wrapped in one of four drawstring pouches made of upcycled fabric from one of the designer's past collections. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Aug. 2022 For a lifestyle filled with curated scents, opt for this kit, which includes a candle, an eau de parfum, and a hair oil. ELLE, 19 July 2022 See More

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Word History


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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Cite this Entry

“Eau de parfum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eau%20de%20parfum. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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