|Perfumes vs. Eaux de Toillettes
||[May. 10th, 2009|10:48 am]
The Question Club
When I was in the South of France in the summer of 2007, I bought some perfume from the Fragonard perfumerie in Grasse. I got a 30ml bottle of their perfume Miranda, and it's my favourite perfume. I've been rationing it so I don't run out, but pretty soon it's going to be gone. I would wear it every day if I could, though. So I'm considering ordering some perfume from the Fragonard website. With shipping and conversion to Canadian dollars, though, it will end up being pretty expensive. |
I noticed, though, that they have an eau de toillette version of Miranda. It's considerably cheaper. I could get a humungous bottle for around the same price as the teeny 30ml bottle. Would it be worth it, though? In terms of smell and lasting power, how do eaux de toillettes compare to perfumes? I know the eau de toillette is a lot more diluted than perfumes.
Alternatively, do you know of any perfumes available in North America with the same scent profile as Miranda? Here's what the website says (excuse the cheesiness. Fragonard's words, not mine): Miranda has the gentle warmth of the trade winds, wafting sweet-smelling vanilla and smooth coconut from distant isles mixed with amber and an echo of brilliant flowers. A harmony with an exotic resonance, like the wide blue yonder beckoning.
Alternatively x2: If you know anything about Fragonard, you will know that they manufacture perfumes for other designers, and sometimes they put out their own perfumes that are identical to the designer perfumes. Do you know what the commercial version of Miranda might be?