Eau de Toilette : Everything You
Need to Know

Have you ever been one of those people who are standing looking at many fragrance options unable to make your mind up what scent you should choose? So no confusion anymore because today we are about to enter into the world of "Eau de Toilette", dissolving the secrets of this aromatic world and showing you its route.

Eau de Toilette Etiquette

What is Eau de Toilette?

"Eau de Toilette" is commonly indicated as EDT is more than just a French phrase adorning perfume bottles. These are more than just some fancy French words. It is simply a way of saying that the particular fragrance which is being talked about is concentrated so it can be easily carried and noticed within its environment. The translation from French is "the toilet's water," which at first, might sound puzzling. However, its origin in history is as personal care and grooming by using the scent.

To grasp the essence of Eau de Toilette, let's break down its meaning. "Eau" means "water" in French, whereas "toilette" comes from the French word "toile," which refers to the ability to do personal hygiene or dressing. In essence, toilet water, which is water based, is for personal scents.

What Does Eau de Toilette Mean for Your Senses?

After learning what Eau de Toilette stands for in a literal way, let's dive deep into how this affects your olfactory experience. It's a magical dance, scent dancing, a gentle caress of the scent on the skin. Eau de Toilette finds the middle way between being present and not too evident, making it ideal for intensitive situations.The secret of Eau de Toilette is a diluted form of fragrance components. Unlike long lasting formulations, it gives the fragrance the advantage by allowing it to open up gradually, revealing its various layers in the process. Imagine it as an unraveling of a story on your skin, whereas every chapter will be a revelation of a new aspect of the fragrance.

In this blog we are going to explore about,

  • The Difference Between Extrait de Parfum, Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette?
  • Know about Perfume, Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette
  • How to Make Your Fragrance Last Longer
  • How Do You Wear Eau de Toilette?
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What is the Difference Between Extrait de Parfum, Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette?

These terms fall into different categories based on the concentration of aromatic compounds in the fragrance:

  • Parfum: Falls into the category of very high fragrance concentration, providing a potent and long-lasting olfactory experience.
  • Eau de Parfum (EDP): Falls into the category of medium to high fragrance concentration, known for its longevity and intensity.
  • Eau de Toilette (EDT): Falls into the category of moderate fragrance concentration, typically ranging from 5% to 15%, characterized by a balanced scent profile that is noticeable and ideal for everyday use.
  • Eau de Cologne (EDC): Falls into the category of low fragrance concentration, characterized by a lighter and more refreshing scent.
  • Eau Fraiche: Falls into the category of very low fragrance concentration, offering a subtle and fleeting fragrance experience.
Term Concentration Characteristics
Parfum Very high (20% or more) Potent, luxurious, long-lasting
Eau de Parfum (EDP)High (15-20%) Intense, long-lasting, suitable for evenings
Eau de Toilette (EDT)Moderate (5-15%)Balanced, noticeable, ideal for everyday use
Eau de Cologne (EDC)Low (2-5%) Intense, long-lasting, suitable for evenings
Eau Fraiche Very low (1-3%) Subtle, fleeting, ideal for hot weather
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Perfume, Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette

Perfumery is all about essential oils, extracts and other aromatic compounds so as to form a friendly concert of fragrances. Each category, from Perfume to Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette, makes up a different stage of this sensory story with different intensities which effects the persistence and the length of the fragrance. Following that, let's take a closer look at each category, Perfume, Eau de Parfum, and Eau de Toilette, and see what universe of sensations they comprise.

1. Perfume or Parfum (Extrait de Parfum)

Pefume is one of the strongest and longest-lasting fragrances. It is hard to remove it right away.It is made with a higher concentration of the smell-giving oils, which happen to be scented oils.And this because one only needs a small amount as it is very potent, and it may also be somewhat more expensive than the others.

2. Eau de Parfum(EDP):

Eau de parfum is a perfume which lies somewhere in between heavy perfumes and light scents.It has an excellent mixture of fragrance oils to enable it to outlast some other options, but not powerful as perfume.If this type of scent is your cup of tea or you are seeking a long-lasting but not too strong one, then this is a good option for you. Hawas for men by Rasasi and Nebras by Lattafa has been one of the best-selling floral Eau de Parfums for over many years. Hawas for men is a fresh elegant woody perfume combines the premium Italian citrus and the fruity freshness of pear and pineapple. The heart of this modern fougere is based on aquatic elements combined with melon and violet. It is a mix of sandalwood, cedar wood, musk with generous ambergris. The fragrance is inflected with fresh marine aromatic notes that melt into amber woods. On other hand Nebras provides a deep and sensual sweetness with an ever so slight aromatic touch. This fragrance manifests attention.

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Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Hawas for Men Eau De Parfum - 100ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi

Hawas for Men Eau De Parfum - 100ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi

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Yara EDP- 50 ML (1.7Oz) By Ard Al Zaafaran - Intense Oud
Yara EDP- 50 ML (1.7Oz) By Ard Al Zaafaran - Intense Oud
Yara EDP- 50 ML (1.7Oz) By Ard Al Zaafaran - Intense Oud
Yara EDP- 50 ML (1.7Oz) By Ard Al Zaafaran - Intense Oud
Yara EDP- 50 ML (1.7Oz) By Ard Al Zaafaran - Intense Oud
Yara EDP- 50 ML (1.7Oz) By Ard Al Zaafaran - Intense Oud
Yara EDP- 50 ML (1.7Oz) By Ard Al Zaafaran - Intense Oud
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Yara EDP- 50 ML (1.7Oz) By Ard Al Zaafaran | Perfume For Every Women's Soul

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Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
Choco Musk EDP-50ml by Al Rehab - Intense Oud
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Daarej for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Daarej for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Daarej for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Daarej for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Daarej for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Daarej for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Daarej for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud
Daarej for Men EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Rasasi - Intense oud

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BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud
BADE'E AL OUD FOR GLORY EDP - 100ML  (3.4 OZ) BY LATTAFA - Intense oud

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Asad EDP - 100ml(3.4 oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Asad EDP - 100mL (3.4 oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Asad EDP - 100ml(3.4 oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Asad EDP - 100ml(3.4 oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Asad EDP - 100ml(3.4 oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Asad EDP - 100mL (3.4 oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Asad EDP - 100ml(3.4 oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
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Yara For Women EDP 100ML (3.4 OZ) by Lattafa, A scent of timeless beauty and femininity for modern women - Intense Oud
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Yara For Women EDP| Lattafa | A scent of timeless beauty and femininity for modern women - Intense Oud
Yara For Women EDP - 100ML (3.4 oz) | by Lattafa - Intense Oud
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Yara For Women EDP - 100 ML (3.4 oz) by Lattafa Perfumes - Intense Oud
Yara For Women EDP| Lattafa | A scent of timeless beauty and femininity for modern women - Intense Oud
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Khamrah EDP-100ml (3.4oz) by Lattafa - Intense oud
Khamrah EDP-100ml (3.4oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Khamrah EDP-100ml (3.4oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Khamrah EDP-100ml (3.4oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
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Khamrah EDP-100ml (3.4oz) by Lattafa - Intense oud
Khamrah EDP-100ml (3.4oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Khamrah EDP-100ml (3.4oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
Khamrah EDP-100ml (3.4oz) by Lattafa - Intense Oud
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Khamrah EDP-100ml (3.4oz) by Lattafa - A Timeless Tale of Exquisite Aroma

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3. Eau de Toilette(EDT):

The only one different with Eau de Toilette is that it is lighter than perfume and Eau de Parfum.This type parfum has a lower amount of fragrant oils, therefore it doesn’t last on the skin as long.This is not a typical type that is intended for everyday use and is meant for people who like light and refreshing scents that don’t last too long on skin.  For him Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for men, Animale For Men by Animale and Club De Nuit Intense for Men by Armaf are few best selling EDTs. For him Club De Nuit Intense for men is one of the all-time best sellers in men’s fragrance and is an Eau de Toilette concentration. This bold cologne, released in 2015, is an aromatic journey through bright, soft, and masculine scents. The top notes are crisp and invigorating, incorporating luscious pineapple, black currant, apple, bergamot, and lemon. These delicious fruits are truly invigorating. They cascade onto the floral heart notes of jasmine and rose. The fresh garden flowers blend together in an intoxicating bouquet, captivating your heart. A minty, sharp punctuation of birch leads into the warm finish of ambergris, musk, patchouli, and vanilla. Wear this alluring cologne to draw the object of your affection near.

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All in all , Perfume is the strongest, Eau de Parfum offers a good balance, and Eau de Toilette is a light and affordable variant. 
whether you go for Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum it all comes down to what you like and how strong or long lasting you would like the fragrance to be. If you find yourself tilting towards a longer-lasting and gentler scent, Eau de Toilette could be a reliable companion for you. However, if you look for something with a stronger & lasting aroma Eau de Parfum may be ideally suited for you.

How to Make Your Fragrance Last Longer

Making your fragrance last longer is easy with a few simple tips:

Before putting on your fragrance, moisturize your skin. Fragrances stick better to well-hydrated skin, making the scent last longer.

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By implementing the mentioned measures, you can know about your preferred scent for a longer time, and leave positive memories wherever you go.

How Do You Wear Eau de Toilette?

Applying Eau de Toilette is a piece of cake! First, ensure your skin is clean. Wear it on your wrists, your neck or behind the ears – these are pulse points, where your skin is warmer, closer to your body. Give a couple doses but not more, and however, don't rub your wrists together. On request, I can also advise to spray a little bit of the product on your clothes or apply hairmist on hair as well. Immediately after taking a bath/shower while your skin is still a bit damp, you can then use the other half when you need to reapply during the day. All in all remember, it's about a light and pleasant smell, so go easy and enjoy the fragrance!

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In Summary, Eau de Toilette is more than just a smell; it can be your style, a companion on your daily journeys and a small yet distinctive representation of yours. Thus, next time you are trying to decide the fragrance of your Eau de Toilette, keep in mind that you aren't only covering yourself with nice scents but you are also starting a journey that is uniquely yours.

Our best selling Eau de Toilette (EDT) of 2024

Club De Nuit Intense for Men EDT - 105mL (3.6 oz) by Armaf - Intense Oud
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