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

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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 In addition to the eau de parfum spray, this better-than-a-box-of-chocolates gift set also includes the Prada Candy body lotion and a handy pocket mirror for on-the-go touch-ups. Allure, "The 22 Prettiest Valentine's Day Beauty Gifts," 29 Jan. 2018 Think of it as the antithesis of your grandma’s powdery eau de parfum. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Sasheer Zamata Loves the Smell of Your Stinky Body and Grass," 9 Apr. 2018 For example, Plan 9 is available as a Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick with a satin-matte finish, and Saint and Sinner are the names of Kat Von D Beauty's eau de parfum offerings. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kat Von D Just Released 10 New Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Shades," 1 Mar. 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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