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 eaux de parfum (audio) \ also eau de parfums\ ˌō-​də-​ˌpär-​ˈfaⁿ(z) How to pronounce eau de parfums (audio) \ or eaux de parfums\ ˌō(z)-​də-​ˌpär-​ˈfaⁿ(z) How to pronounce eaux de parfums (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 Ulta carries her $48 Sugar Cube gift set with eau de parfum spray pens and exfoliating sugar scrubs. Lindsay Weinberg, Billboard, "Ariana Grande Is Making a 'Thank U, Next' Beauty Line," 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, "Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next Fragrance Is Launching at Ulta," 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, "Hello, Lionel Richie Launched the Fragrance You're Looking For," 23 Nov. 2019 Speaking of Jasmine, according to Primark's blog, the collection's Making My Own Magic eau de parfum features notes of — what else? — jasmine. Marci Robin, Allure, "There’s Another Aladdin Makeup Collection on the Market — But There's a Catch," 23 May 2019 Calvin Klein Women features notes of eucalyptus cone, orange flower, and cedar: Calvin Klein Women 1.7-ounce eau de parfum spray, $84 SHOP IT A version of this article appears in the September 2018 issue of Marie Claire. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, "Lupita Nyong'o & Saoirse Ronan Teamed Up to Create Your New Go-To Perfume," 22 Aug. 2018 At your house, bottles of eau de parfum aren't solely reserved for vanities. Sarah Bray, House Beautiful, "11 Signs You're Meant To Live In Paris," 23 Apr. 2014 By way of an eau de parfum spray or — our personal favorite — a boxed candle trio, you'll be transported. Dawn Spinner Davis, Harper's BAZAAR, "Eat, Pray, and Love with Fresh," 7 July 2010 The product produced in tandem with the art is available exclusively at Barneys and Byredo stores, and includes an eau de parfum, hair perfume and hand cream, as well as several styles of canvas and leather bags, and unisex ready-to-wear pieces. Marcy Medina | Wwd, latimes.com, "Ben Gorham flies solo to celebrate Elevator Music, Byredo’s collaboration with Off-White," 25 May 2018

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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 21 Sep. 2020.

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