Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Perfumes

What is Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Perfumes?

Perfumes are made up of essential oils and alcohol. Alcohol is one of the main elements of perfume. The oil must be higher in concentration with alcohol. The other elements of perfume include different aromas and water. Water is added to the perfume to balance the concentration.

Perfumes are produced up of essential oils and alcohol.  Alcohol is the main ingredient of perfume. A strong perfume contains 15-20% essential oil. Eau de Toilette is a commonly used perfume with 5-8% of oil.

Alcoholic VS Non-Alcoholic Perfumes:

There is a special function of alcohol in the perfume. Alcohol is added to the perfume to make the perfume smell stronger. When there is a low percentage of essential oil in perfume then alcohol is mixed. Eau de Cologne perfumes have the lowest oil concentration and that’s why alcohol is added to the colognes to make them smell stronger. The order less alcohol is used in perfumes. It is also known as ethanol. Special denatured or SD alcohol has addictives and it is very hard to get. A substitute for SD alcohol is “Everclear”.

“Everclear” is a product of pure grain alcohol and contains 95% of alcohol. These are used in alcoholic perfumes. Alcoholic Cheap Perfume evaporates much faster than non-alcoholic perfume. When you spray these fragrances on your body they smell strong but after an hour or two, the perfumes start losing their fragrance. You won’t be able to smell these fragrances after 3-4 hours completely. As there is no alcohol in Non-alcoholic perfumes so these perfumes do not evaporate fast and stay last long. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic perfumes have differences in their packaging and pricing as well. Most of the non-alcoholic perfumes come in small bottles. These bottles are very simple and ordinary. On the contrary, alcoholic perfumes come with attractive packaging. The bottles containing alcoholic perfumes are very attractive and specially designed. These perfumes come in various sizes and designs. Alcoholic perfumes are very attractive and commercially sold, that’s why these fragrances have high pricing.


Pure perfumes are very popular amongst mature people however new generation runs after commercial perfumes just because of their packaging. There are many reasons why people prefer non-alcoholic perfumes over alcoholic perfumes. One of the main reasons why people prefer non-alcoholic perfumes is religion as Islam prohibits alcohol and that’s why people following Islamic traditions don’t use alcoholic perfumes. Another reason is skincare as alcoholic perfumes and products can damage your skin badly. Some people don’t like alcoholic perfumes just because they love natural things.

Also See: How to Wear Fragrance in Warm Summer Months


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