Why does contemporary society call Men's fragrances Cologne? and Women's fragrances Perfume?
In reality Cologne and Perfume are two completely different products. In colognes, Alcohol composition is small - 5% (Therefore fragrance does not last as long and you have to apply more). In perfumes, Alcohol composition is high- 30% (You apply small amounts and the fragrance lasts all day).
I know in some countries they don't "follow the rule" of calling Men's fragrances Cologne...is calling Men's fragrances Cologne just a U.S thing? or quite universal?
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It's not true that perfume with 30% Alcohol content last all day. The trick with wearing perfume is that you have the shower with the same fragrant shower gel, moisturize your skin with the same brand of fragrant lotion, use the same brand of anti deodorant and than use spray perfume before you leave the house. THAN.. your perfume will last all day.
The thing is, Cologne doesn't have all that.
Yes, even in asia it's called Cologne, except men here don't wear Cologne and the street smells like hell in the summer of Hong Kong0