Eau de toilette

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Bottles of eau de toilette

Eau de toilette is a kind of perfume used to make skin smell nice.[1] It is also called "aromatic waters". It is based on alcohol, its main ingredient.[2] It is usually used on the skin after bathing or shaving.[3] It is considered a "weak" and cheap version of perfume.[4] Toilet water is defined as a dilute perfume (perfume is only ingredient mixed with alcohol and few other lowering the production cost).[5][6] It was originally composed of alcohol and various volatile oils.[7]

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  1. "toilet water". TheFreeDictionary.com.
  2. Cristiani, p. 117
  3. http://www.iparfum.nl - Parfum
  4. "TOILET WATER - meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary". dictionary.cambridge.org.
  5. Baker, p. 262
  6. Fettner, p. 102
  7. Cox, p. 118