Toilet water, also known as “eau de toilette,” is a type of perfume with a lower concentration of fragrance. Also known as "aromatic water," toilet water has an alcohol base of 10 to 15 percent, as compared to pure perfume, which contains 10 to 20 percent alcohol.Continue Reading
Toilet water is understood to mean water used by someone, typically a woman, to freshen up. In 1533, the word perfume was first used in France. The earliest English usage of the word perfume, in about 1620, described the fumes coming from something burning. First used by the ancient Egyptians, perfume was referred to by the Latin term "per fumum," which means scented smoke. Perfumes were available to all Egyptians, but only Egyptian priests could make the fragrances.
Eventually, perfume was exported for use in Greece, Rome and the Middle East. After the fall of the Roman Empire, perfume use decreased substantially until the 12th century when international trading increased considerably, and perfume was among the products sold. Venice, Italy became a major international trade port between the 14th and 15th century, but lost that distinction when Christopher Columbus discovered America, which eventually became the new focal point for spice and perfume trading.Learn more about Perfume & Cologne
The difference between perfume and cologne is dependent upon lower or higher concentrations of the oils that make up the fragrance. Pure perfume has the highest concentration of oils, followed by eau de parfum, eau de toilette and eau de cologne. Traditionally, cologne and perfume were interchangeable in terms of fragrance; however, through time, the term perfume has come to be associated with women and cologne with men.Full Answer >
Specialty fragrance stores such as Perfume Emporium sell perfume by Charles of the Ritz. Many sellers on Etsy offer numerous listings for Charles of the Ritz perfume. Depending on availability, fragrance sample sites such as Negozio Travasare offer small decants of Charles of the Ritz perfume for sale.Full Answer >
Fragrance house Al-Rehab, established in 1975, is the award-winning maker of the Aseel fragrance and more than 100 other traditional Arabian and Oriental oil-based perfume blends. Most of the blends contain oud, which is the incense obtained from the wood of the agar tree. The alcohol-free perfumes are made in United Arab Emirates, and the company is headquartered in Saudi Arabia. In Arabic, the word "Aseel" means authentic, original or genuine.Full Answer >
Common ingredients in perfume include essential oils, synthetic fragrance compounds, binders, stabilizers, and water. All perfumes contain a scent component and a base component. The scent component may be natural and synthetic essential oils from flowers, leaves, woods, fruits and spices, or synthetic fragrance compounds.Full Answer >