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Quick Quiz: Do You Know the Difference Between the Eaux?

There must be something in the water — or should I say, in the eau — because three times in the past two weeks, I've been asked to explain the difference between an eau de toilette, an eau de parfum, an eau de cologne, and a perfume (or parfum). I am sure that some of you might ace this quiz with your eyes closed, but for those of you who are wondering how to make your way through a fragrance department, here's your chance to brush up on your ABCs of fragrance. Take this quiz to find out just how savvy a fragrance aficionado you really are!


Quick Quiz: Do You Know the Difference Between the Eaux?

An eau de parfum is:

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Mollybr2 Mollybr2 8 years
Wow I can't belive I got them all right lol
garden-jewel garden-jewel 8 years
first 100%, yea!
OneLuckyLady OneLuckyLady 9 years
Love this site!!
tundrababe tundrababe 9 years
I got them all right, but I wanted to vote for that toilet water option. Hahaha!
kelsey6 kelsey6 9 years
Only 50% :( I can't say perfume is something I ever really think about, but at least now I can correct people when they misuse the terms :P
chunkymunkee chunkymunkee 9 years
yipee! full marks!
msame msame 9 years
woohoo!! 100%
carlabunnie carlabunnie 9 years
Wow, 4/4. ;)
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
wow i knew more than i thought - but i got the last one wrong :(
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
3/4 missed #2
Tisane Tisane 9 years
Actually EdT is usually stronger than EdC... Got 4/4 anyway :)
juliegal juliegal 9 years
3/4 hahhaha toilet water
EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
Got 100%! But I would have been ashamed of not getting it all right cause I have been working in a shop selling perfumes!!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow, I did so bad :(
t-and-co t-and-co 9 years
I got the last one wrong...I too thought cologne was for a man. Boo. :)
BKNYGal BKNYGal 9 years
4 outta 5? There aren't 5 questions there. lol 3/4 not too bad considering I don't buy much parfum, toilet water or
n_i_k n_i_k 9 years
3/4 last one wrong
terrywagner123 terrywagner123 9 years
got the last one wrong too, I thought cologne was for a man.
princessangry princessangry 9 years
100% :) :) I <3 perfume....
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
super easy!!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Yay 100%! I guess working at Sephora is good for something else besides the discount! :-P
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
3/4; I would have had them all right if I didn't re-think the last question; I should have gone with my gut feeling.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Angiebaby Angiebaby 9 years
That was fun! I love quizzes that I do well at, yay! 100%!! I remember in 4th or 5th grade getting a collection of sample size eau de toilettes from a trip my parents went on. I thought I was hot stuff and when kids at school asked me what perfume I was wearing I was sure to correct them that it was an "eau de toilette". Boy was that ever a mistake! Those uneducated swines, hahaha!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
4/5 not too shabby!
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