Perfume & Cologne
Find your favorite signature scent with Walgreens Perfume and Cologne selection. From perfume for women and cologne for men to skin care fragrances and gift sets, our product variety will give you plenty of choices when making your next big fragrance purchase. Whatever you want your scent to communicate to those around you, you'll find the right perfume or cologne to say it at Walgreens. READ MORE ABOUT PERFUME & COLOGNE ›
Types of Perfume and Cologne
Generally, fragrances for women are referred to as perfume, while men's products are called cologne. While men's and women's fragrances vary in the moods they create, with cologne smelling more masculine and perfume more feminine, the same types of scent are available in both perfume and cologne collections. Fragrance is classified by how much of the liquid inside a bottle consists of the actual oils that contain the scent. Parfum is the strongest variety of fragrance with 15 to 30 percent of the liquid consisting of fragrance oils. Because it is so strong and rather expensive to make, parfum is not commonly used. Eau de parfum is a slightly less intense scent that is 10 to 15 percent oils. A lighter option is eau de toilette, which gets 5 to 10 percent of its volume from the scent components. Body spray is the lightest and has just a splash of scent oils. To choose the perfect type for your needs, consider how noticeable you would like the fragrance to be and how often you are willing to reapply it to keep its scent with you. Also, keep in mind that in hot weather, perfume and cologne are more noticeable, so you don't want to overdo it!
When you read descriptions of perfume and cologne, you'll often see references to the "notes" they contain. Notes are the scents that are combined to create the fragrance. Perfume and cologne typically contain three different types. The top note is the first thing that you notice about a scent, while the base note is sensed last but leaves a very lasting impression. The middle notes stay in place for about 2 hours after application and give the scent character. As you read Walgreens fragrance descriptions, remember that the top notes are what people will sense when they are with you briefly, while the base notes are what you'll smell as you continue to wear the fragrance throughout the day.
While perfume and cologne are the most commonly used types of fragrance, there are other ways to leave behind a pleasing scent. Body lotions moisturize the skin while adding fragrance, and our deodorants help to remove the unpleasant odors of perspiration and replace them with a cologne or perfume scent. Body powders that are perfumed can be used to control wetness that develops when you sweat. You can purchase many fragranced body and skin care products separately at Walgreens, and you'll also find these types of products in gift sets that come with a perfume or cologne.
Shop the Walgreens Perfume and Cologne selection now to find your favorite signature scent or purchase a new fragrance product to try or give as a gift. BACK TO TOP ›