Perfume is the generic term when referring to fragrances for women. It is also called perfume extract or extrait, as this is the most expensive version of any fragrance. Perfume has the highest concentrate of essences, as much as 40% by volume. Perfume should be applied directly to pulse point - inside the wrist, behind the ears, and at the throat. It is the longest lasting of all the scent categories. Only a tiny amount is needed, which is why it is sold in smaller sizes than other fragrances.