Sarah Baker Extrait vs Eau de Parfum (what is the distinction & the place to get samples)

Sarah Baker just lately ramped up the ravishing longevity of their fragrances by including Extrait to their assortment. However grasp on… WHAT does ‘extrait’ imply, and the way does it differ from an eau de parfum? Or, come to that, a ‘parfum’? Right here, we’re de-bunking the perfume myths, discovering out how one can strive sample-sizes to match and distinction, and feast your nostril on even longer-lasting, full-size fragrances…


Up to date artist Sarah Baker’s images, sculpture and movies are impressed by ‘style, luxurious and superstar’, however little did she know that when she created a fictional perfume home as a part of her art work, her ardour for the undertaking (and the general public’s response to it) would lead to a real-life perfume home. Nonetheless very a lot artistically impressed, fortunately for us they’re now able to (truly) put on… and now these intensified, ultra-long-lasting variations of the scents are on the menu and much more voluptuously fascinating!



From Colognes to extraits, ‘splashes’ to after shaves – there are SO many differing kinds of perfume power descriptions now that it will possibly get actually complicated!

Phrases like Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum are used to establish the power or focus of oil within the provider (or base – normally alcohol) in a perfume composition. These concentrations can range from perfume to perfume, model to model, relying on how that individual home prefer to mix their scents, however it is a very normal rule of thumb (or nostril!)

Extrait / Parfum – 20-30%+

Fragrance – 15-25 %

Eau de Parfum  (EDP) – 8-15%

Eau de Toilette (EDT) – 4-8%

Cologne (EDC) –  2-4%

Physique cream/lotion –  3-4%

After Shave/Splash  – 2-4%

Cleaning soap – 2-4%

Don’t consider increased scent strengths as merely turning up the quantity, it’s slightly extra nuanced than that…

An extrait (usually additionally known as Parfum or ‘extract’) is usually the very best share of fragrance-to-base {that a} home creates. These differing strengths carry out otherwise in your pores and skin, too. An extrait will keep in your pores and skin for a lot longer than an EDP, however it might not undertaking as a lot, so though it may not kick open a door of a celebration and announce itself by shouting into the room, it will linger longer, warming along with your physique all through the day and evening (and into the subsequent day!) making a sensorial, sensual bubble of intimacy for you – and people fortunate sufficient to be close to you – to share the pleasure of.


Some individuals prefer to layer scent strengths all through the day. Right here’s how:


Start with a refreshing splash of Cologne to get these senses revving, after which put on an Eau de Toilette for day time.

In scorching temperatures, think about layering a Cologne or Eau de Toilette with an identical (or unscented) physique lotion, as dry pores and skin makes perfume fade quicker.

Strive one of many many new hair perfumes – a pleasant technique to put on your scent, usually imbued with moisturising, protecting properties as a bonus when temperatures soar (and alcohol-based scents can sizzle dry hair).

As night falls and also you head out in town, swap issues up by including a spritz of Eau de Parfum to go away a sultrier path that can final as lengthy your evening does.

And for the boudoir – a dab of pure Parfum or Extrait will tempt till the subsequent day (or evening) however wont undertaking so far as an Eau de Parfum. Consider them as stronger concentrations, however in a hushed type – just for you and whomever you permit to get that near nuzzle your neck and admire…



Is your nostril twitching to seek out out extra? See our sensible FAQ part – there to reply your questions and put the sense into scents.

In the meantime, in case you’re able to take the extrait perfumed plunge, let’s take a look at Sarah Baker’s transportive, evocative (and sometimes intentionally provocative) scents to discover, and scroll right down to see the pattern set of extrait fragrances so that you can strive



Gold Spot

‘Why be a star if you generally is a legend?’ asks the all the time inventive, eternally glamorous Sarah Baker, introducing perfumer Chris Maurice’s engaging composition for her home. Balancing bergamot’s brightness with the honeyed headiness of orange blossom, petitgrain pierces via the candy swirl of butterscotch and dusting of sinfully darkish chocolate. Cradled in Laos oudh, Suyufi agarwood and amber, it’s the ’24 Karat glow’ of superstar’s golden age, made manifest.

£145 for 50ml extrait de parfum



This can be a basic of the gathering that’s been adored because the scents have been first launched. Sarah Baker, the nostril for this one, is healthier referred to as the founding father of quirky British home 4160 Tuesdays, however right here collaborated with Baker to compose this marvel. Image it: A hearth is roaring within the library. You savour a uncommon single malt. Heat and heritage envelope you after a stroll via mossy ruins in Scotland’s Highlands. Autumnal.

£145 for 50ml extrait de parfum



Oh now that is utterly addictive, we warn you… One to put on if you merely need to odor irresistible – we’ve heard inform of a number of shiny magazine magnificence editors who can’t be with out this having tried it on their very own pores and skin, and having sampled it ourselves, we completely perceive why. Playful and candy with the flavours of childhood appetites, it dries right down to one thing significantly grown-up. A beloved recreation encountered within the attic, realising years later it was the seed of your grownup prowess; the sensual, attractive and intelligent you.

£145 for 50ml extrait de parfum



One other from the unique assortment we fell in lust with at first sniff, this swaggers with glamour, it’s that ‘shoulder pads in a bottle’ scent which all of us want generally for an immediate spritz of confidence. It evokes the power inside, a purr of suggestiveness, a soap-opera bottled that would get uncontrolled in case you permit. An epic evening out. Heady extra and a whiff of scandal. A giant cat signifying energy and the best to luxurious. The one selection when good behaviour shouldn’t be an choice. Decadent.

£145 for 50ml extrait de parfum


Jungle Jezebel

Now this one will encompass you in a protect of perfumed safety, however in probably the most audaciously fabulous manner. An excessive amount of or not sufficient? We expect it’s the proper fragrance to put on when it’s good to let your interior diva take the steering wheel and drive you to past the boundaries of your individual creativeness. Impressed by cult star Divine. A bubblegum mélange of tropical fruits, seductive flowers and predatory tones. A scandalous first impression unveils a steadiness of audacious mixtures. Dare to stroll your individual path.

£145 for 50ml extrait de parfum



Greek Keys

This may occasionally nicely have been the primary perfume we ever smelled from this unimaginable area of interest home. Having simply launched, we have been blown away by the freshness, each of this breezey scent (which wafts the promise of holidays and happiness) and the inventiveness of their assortment. Right here, perfume floods Aegean isles, turning contemporary on crystal waters. A yacht the place a well-known affair performs out above and under decks.The solar glistens in your physique. A drama that is still contemporary without end.

£145 for 50ml extrait de parfum



What a scent, oh boy, you’d higher be able to fall headlong for the lustful trio of tuberose, honey and ylang ylang. It’s fragrances like this that linger so longingly on the pores and skin – just like the tingle of a passionate kiss that seemingly final without end on this power. One to waft if you need others to observe your path for hours, unbidden, helplessly looking for one other sniff. Ah sure. Cross and double-cross. Who’s fooling who when the stakes are excessive? A lingering vapour of basic silver display screen sophistication. Impeccable.

£145 for 50ml extrait de parfum




There are events {that a} scent rises above a odor and turns into a texture, a color, a shimmering sensation that evokes a lot and plunges you into an olfactive reminiscence. Right here, we discover ourselves half dreaming, half remembering, waves kissing our legs, heat solar caressing the pores and skin, a sense of nakedness that sighs contentedly. In a legendary ocean, a sea shell offers start to the goddess of affection. Need lingers beneath the shimmering floor. Recent and delightful, with an undertow. Salty.

£145 for 50ml extrait de parfum


Strive Extrait Samples…

We’re thrilled to have the ability to give you a technique to strive these fabulous new extraits altogether – so that you don’t have to decide on between them, giving every an opportunity to drape itself irresistibly over your pores and skin and radiate ravishingly in flip. Solely then are you able to actually determine which one(s) should be yours…

Sarah Baker Extraits Discovery Set £45 for 8 x 2ml extrait de parfum


Written by Suzy Nightingale