Perfume oils and perfume mists are terms that are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference between the two. From their formulas to their lasting power, there is a lot to learn about the differnces between the two.

If you're feeling a bit confused about what the difference is, we're here to help you determine what is what and what to use when. We hope this will help you figure out which is best for you. It could be perfume oil, perfume mist, or even both!

Here are the big differences to understand before buying: 

Perfume Oil 

The first and most significant difference between the two is that perfume oils are basically essential oils and fragrance oils in an oil base. Between the two options, these are thicker in consistency. It is also worth pointing out that these can be a little more affordable than perfumes. 

Fragrance oils were also designed to last longer; however, it is easier to overapply scents. Fvith said perfume oils will not hit their peak until they are absorbed into your skin, so you'll hit the peak a lot later in the day. 

A perfume oil also uses a lot less product because a little goes a long way.

But perfume oil can be a lot messier to apply, which can be an issue if you are someone who likes to reapply as the day goes on. 

Perfume Mist

Perfume mists are a little more common than oils, so if you're looking for fragrance, you'll have more options when it comes to mists. Mists contain fragrance oils and alcohol, and they are more diluted than perfume oils. One of the cons of mists is that the alcohol can dry out your skin, according to the Ibn Al Jebouri Perfumes website

A perfume is sprayed on the body, whereas a perfume oil is rubbed into your skin and clothes. One of the big differences is that perfume mists are much easier and quicker to apply; however, you'll find the scent lighter than if you used an oil. Sprays are also a lot easier to throw in your bag. 

Since perfume mists are lighter, you are going to need to reapply them more throughout your day if you want to keep the scent super powerful. However, if you want everyone in the room to smell the perfume you're wearing, you're much better off with a perfume mist because as the alcohol evaporates, your scent will reach everyone around you.