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  • What’s ‘cologne’? Isn’t that just what men wear?
  • The Library of Fragrance
  • Wonderful World of Scent
What’s ‘cologne’? Isn’t that just what men wear?

Our products are described as Cologne Sprays. In perfumery terms, the word  ‘cologne’ is used as a way of describing fragrance concentration, so it has nothing to do with whether a product is designed to be worn by a man or a woman. We only associate the word ‘cologne’ with men because historically, a lot of fragrances for men were formulated at this concentration and marketed as colognes. We describe each of our Colognes as 'unisex', because we feel that whilst some are much more popular with girls, and some are much more popular with boys, it's up to each individual to decide - not us! 

Pure parfum is the most concentrated intense and long-lasting fragrance concentration. Conversely, eau de toilette, cologne and body splash formulations are lighter and less concentrated. Typically, the perfume oil in one of our Colognes will make up between 2-8% of a fragrance’s composition once it is blended with alcohol. Whilst we enjoy wearing different types of fragrance concentrations for different events and occasions, we believe that the concentration of our Colognes is the most casual way to wear fragrance - perfect for daily wear, ideal for popping into your handbag for a refreshing top up whenever it suits you, and the best way to experiment and layer different fragrances together to create your own unique scents. 

If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line at hello@thelibraryoffragrance.com! 

 

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    Clare Rees
  • Wonderful World of Scent

Comments on this post ( 2 )

  • Oct 13, 2015

    Is there a cologne for horse lovers?

    — carol Ames

  • Dec 15, 2014

    Thanks for explaining now I no x

    — Natalie

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