Colognes and perfumes both smell different as they depend on odor classification. The fragrances are also assorted on the basis of the formulation for men or women. The odor of scents also depends on the perfume manufacturers or brands. Likewise, some fragrance manufacturers might be oriented on particular niches like fruity and vernal blends and others are more natural.

Additionally, the marketplace is huge enough to collect diverse branches of the perfume industry. There are many rooms for the sort of creativity that enables the renowned perfume houses to keep coming up with fresh fragrances and proceed to add to their showcase of famous selling perfumes.

Formulation of Perfume

The reason because perfume lasts longer than cologne is that it comprises around 30 percent volatile natural oils. Quality perfumes are totally natural and cologne contains high amount of chemical ingredients. If you wonder why perfumes are more expensive than cologne than don't be shocked, the reason is that perfume is formulated naturally with 3 notes. Additionally, the manufacturing of perfume gives a diverse experience for the applicators of it. Each stage is known as ‘note’ and will have its own exceptional scent and fortitude.

Formulation of Colognes

Colognes are single note fragrance that gives the similar scent no matter how small or long a person carry them. As colognes do not have lasting power as perfumes. Their formulation contains only 1 note with only about 2 percent of the volatile oils in a base of alcohol and water. It remains for a while and gets evaporate at the end of the day. Moreover, the bottle of cologne will not last as long as a perfume will and this may contradict the savings that cologne appears to provide you.

The main reason why colognes and perfume smell different is their formulations and manufacturing process. The main role is played by ingredients of perfumes and colognes from which they are formulated.

Have a look at the factors that find the differences in the odor of perfumes and colognes.

The Concentration

The fragrance of perfumes and colognes are resolute by the concentration level of the fragrant compounds used in the perfume. Being a market rule, colognes are formulated at the lower concentration than Eau de perfume, eau de toilette. This means, the lower the concentration, the lighter the scent and the higher the concentration: the stronger the scent. Possibly, the best way to work out the strength of a scent is to see if it's one formulated for men or women. The perfume of man is stronger than the fragrance of women

The Perfume Ingredients

The selection procedure of determining what goes into a mixture is not a defined art. This is the process that is still continuously improved, right from the early day of fragrance formulation. As we know, the ingredients used in the formation of perfume play a significant role in the end of the day. Most of the perfume manufacturers use essential oils and essence to formulate the perfume but in early the manufacturing of perfume was done with natural ingredients such as leaves, flowers, nuts, spices, animal secretions and resins.


Blending the diverse aromatic compounds will make a fragrance completely a finished perfume and plays a big role in formulating the best aroma. As we know, perfume has a well-balanced formulation and contain the three notes for the best blend which will obviously have an exotic fragrance. The perfume made up of many components will be more complex than 3 notes.

In the end, a perfume and cologne might comprise the same perfume ingredients, it is the divergence in the concentration added to all mixture that will make them odor different.

Author's Bio: 

We at Bellevue Parfums, manufacturer the most exotic and aromatic range of perfumes. Our main focus is to keep updated with the upcoming new trends in the fragrance industry. Most importantly, we value our honored customer needs and focus to provide best products to them at pocket-friendly prices. Our perfumes are formulated at a state-of-the-art facility in compliance with the industry precise quality norms and standards.