Perfume vs Deodorant - What is the difference and The best One?

Our used daily beauty products are becoming popular day by day. Since ancient times, men and women have been conscious and sensitive about their bodies and skincare. Among these beauty products, the most commonly used product is fragrance. Because we start our day with some deodorant or perfume every day. So, a good perfume can put you in a good mood, whereas a strong, harsh perfume can make you uncomfortable.

However, many of us use deodorant and perfume without knowing the difference. Both have scents, but there are several differences between them. In this article, I will write about the difference between perfume and deodorant and tell you which one should be used when. So follow me to the end.

What is a perfume?

Perfume is basically a mixture of different liquid fragrances. From the Egyptian civilization to the present day, perfumes have been created in different ways and with varying combinations of ingredients. In ancient times, perfumes were made by mixing oils, waxes, and fats.  But now perfumes packed in luxury bottles are made by mixing essential oils with alcohol and water to create various fragrances. Perfumes are usually between 20%-30% concentration and last the longest. They are mainly used by spraying on clothes, and their fragrance lasts 8-10 hours.

What is a deodorant?

It is mainly used to destroy the bacteria that cause body odor. Bad smell from sweat makes you annoying to others. Deodorant contain antimicrobial agents that inhibit the growth of bacteria and eliminate body odor. They often come in the form of roll-ons, sprays, or sticks that we apply directly to the underarms of our bodies. Aluminum, alcohol and parabens chemicals are used as main ingredients in deodorants. Long-term use can damage your skin's PH levels and increase the risk of underarm darkening.

What is the difference between deodorant and perfume? - 4 Key Factors

Areas of Use – Perfumes are usually applied to pulse points on the body, such as throat or neck, ears, wrists and clothing. Deodorants, on the other hand, are used directly on the underarms of the body, such as in the folds of the legs, under the armpits, and around the private parts, i.e., anywhere that sweat occurs.

Intensity – Since perfume is more concentrated, its intensity is higher. In contrast, deodorant is less focused and has a lighter scent than perfume.

Ingredient – The main ingredient of perfume

  • Natural extracts, like - Amber, Ambergris, Bergamot orange, Cedarwood, Cashmeran, Anise, Calone, Benzoin, Patchouli, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Agarwood, etc.
  • Alcohol, Fragrance oils, and other aromatic components.

The main ingredient of deodorants

  • Aluminum
  • Fragrance
  • Triclosan
  • Phthalates
  • Baking soda
  • Parabens
  • Propylene glycol
  • Talc
  • Alcohol
  • Antibacterial ingredients
  • Essential oils
  • Hydroquinone
  • Magnesium hydroxide

How to make perfume last longer - 5 tips

Here are 5 tips on how and where to wear your perfume to make the scent last longer on your body-

  • Apply to your pulse points on your body.
  • Use perfume right after shower to give you a fresh feeling
  • Ensure your skin doesn't sweat too much, and keep your body as dry as possible.
  • Clean your clothes and use perfume.
  • You can use it on your hair.
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